Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What is going on?

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held its annual convention on July 4 in Washington, DC. Speakers included Imam Warith Deen Umar, the former head of New York prisons’ Muslim chaplain program, who ranted about Jewish conspiracies to control the world. As evidence, he noted that Jews Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod occupy key positions in the Obama administration.

As Pamela Geller reports, "Senior Adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett and officials of the Department of Justice were present at the ISNA convention, where Umar engaged in this hatred of Jews. What does that say? 'In her remarks,' reported Hammad Hammad at the White House website, 'Jarrett spoke of the importance of President Obama’s Cairo speech, where he emphasized that the United States and Muslim communities share fundamental values, such as justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of human beings.'"

Is antisemitism among the fundamental values shared by the Obama administration and Muslim organizations like ISNA? Jarrett needs to clarify. (Thanks to Jihad Watch.)

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