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Jimmy Carter Shills for Islamic Society

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The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held a national convention over the Labor Day weekend at Detroit’s Cobi Center. Formed in 1982, ISNA functions as an umbrella organization for several other Muslim groups, and is the largest Islamist organization in the United States with a sizable multi-million dollar headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana, an Indianapolis suburb.

ISNA has been the subject of several U.S. government investigations. In 2009, Federal District Judge Jorge Solis stated that, in a trial of various Muslim entities, the U.S. government had “produced ample evidence to establish ties between ISNA and other Muslim organizations with the terror group Hamas.

Even though the largest concentration of Muslims in America resides in the Detroit area, ISNA’s annual convention met this year for the first time ever in Michigan. As its custom calls for, the group’s officials invited the governor of the host state to address the gathering. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, accepted the invite and did appear. Even though he heaped praise on the group and on Muslims generally, he managed to cause a furor by simply affirming Israel’s right to exist. ISNA leaders immediately requested its members to send messages of protest to Governor Snyder. Their insistence that theirs is a mainstream association worthy of respect becomes a bit ludicrous once its reaction to a single sentence in the governor’s speech is noted.

The convention’s keynote speaker this year was former President Jimmy Carter. He began the first of his two presentations by urging all to “give generously to ISNA.” Stating that he was “proud to be with you,” Carter spoke mostly of the work of his own Georgia-based Carter Center but closed with praise for the “this great organization” and added that “the principles of Allah will benefit the whole world.” Over 800 convention attendees warmly applauded our nation’s 39th President who seems to have not yet heard of the escalating and very bloody Muslim-led terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, India and elsewhere.

Critics of ISNA claim that the organization is allied to Egypt’s radical Muslim Brotherhood and also to the equally radical Wahhabi strain of Islam emanating from Saudi Arabia. Investigative journalist and Islam watcher Steven Emerson has accused ISNA of links to terrorism. In 2013, Canadian authorities took action against the group known as ISNA-Canada after uncovering evidence of its links to terrorism.

Credible reports note that radical Muslims from the West (from England, France, elsewhere, and even some from the United States) have sped to Iraq and Syria to join the forces of ISIS. Shouldn’t heaping praise and supplying dignity to a Muslim organization whose claims to be peace loving lose credibility when one factors in its history and its severe reaction to Governor Snyder’s single remark about Israel?

Jimmy Carter should know better than to try to seem important by consorting with ISNA. So should Governor Rick Snyder.



Jimmy Carter To Give Keynote Speech At Muslim Convention In Detroit

On Monday, The Toledo Blade reported that former President Jimmy Carter, the same President who accused Israel of practicing apartheid and called for the U.S to “legitimize” Hamas, will be giving the keynote speech at the 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held in Detroit this Friday, September 1st.

The speech will be held at a luncheon August 30th.

That very same evening, a session will be held titled, “Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim-American Culture,” the same title as the conference’s theme, where ISNA’s outgoing President, Imam Mohamed Magid and four other Muslim speakers will offer ideas on Muslim-American advancement over the next five years. A “secret special guest” is also billed to appear; no indications are made whether that will be Carter or not.

At the convention’s opening session Friday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will make remarks. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress, will also be speaking Saturday.


And now more Islamic brilliance from Saudi Arabia about Israel

Now I know I get alot of readers from KSA but c’mon already..

KSA is a APARTHEID state!


The Israeli apartheid state


Tariq A. Al-Maeena

Hameed Abdul Karim, a Sri Lankan writer and social activist who has demonstrated sympathy for the oppressed through his writings, has recently put out another piece titled: Israel: Where ‘A’ Stands for Apartheid.  It is a clear definition of what is the actual state of affairs in the Zionist government’s treatment of occupied Palestinians.

He writes: “Supposing a country imposes strict regulations on its Jewish community and tells them that there are places in the country they cannot go to, or gives them special colored number plates for their cars which identifies them as Jews or constructs a ‘barrier’ around their residences restricting their movements and effectively blocking them from accessing other parts of the country, or makes a strict checkpoint system where Jews would have to queue up for hours to get a permit to go to taboo places for legitimate business or to visit a sibling or to take a patient to hospital.
“Add to this mix an official announcement that henceforth that country would be an exclusive state for a particular race,  thus automatically relegating everyone else to second class status. Can you imagine the outcry such outlandish racist policies would make?  The world press would go to town denouncing the country as racist  along the lines of the white ruled apartheid system in South Africa. World leaders would join the pundits on TV calling for sanctions on that country and its removal from the United Nations among many other things.

“Take the ‘barrier’ that is now called the apartheid wall that Israel has built on the pretext of protecting its citizens. The ‘barrier’ is 406 miles long and is as high as 25 feet which means it is more than five times longer than the Berlin Wall which came under severe criticism by the West until it was taken down by ordinary citizens of Germany. And yet the same West mentions no word of condemnation for Israel for its blatant apartheid policies of oppressing the Palestinian people.

“If a country were to create a ghetto and put a ‘barrier’ around its Jewish population, you can imagine the consequences. There would be a steady stream of news everyday to fill us all with the horror and the suffering of the Jews. Yet when Israel shamelessly does the same thing to the Palestinians, it becomes kosher. And yet such a state exists in this time and age. It’s called Israel where the letter ‘A’ stands for apartheid.”

He backs his claim with factual events.  “Back in 1987 Dr. Uri Davis, a prominent Israeli academic and activist, wrote a book titled ‘Israel An Apartheid State’ in which he describes how Israel imposes its spiteful racist policies under the banner of its avowed ideology of Zionism to harass and humiliate Palestinians on a daily basis. The motive is to drive out the remaining Palestinians who weathered the storm that was the Nakba in which the Jewish Zionists expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes to make way for the state of Israel. Ninety percent of the land has been legally defined as land which only Jews can cultivate or lease. Other key institutions such as the kibbutz are based on the same principles as apartheid. They are reserved for Jews only at the expense of the original inhabitants who have tilled the land for generations.

“In recent times former US president Jimmy Carter says in his book ‘Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid’ that former Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban had told him that ‘Arabs and Jews were inherently incompatible and would ultimately have to be separated’ despite the fact that historically Jews have lived side by side with Christians and Muslims without any discrimination or pogroms like in Europe. Going further Jimmy Carter says the Israelis ‘utilizing their political and military dominance, are imposing a system of partial withdrawal, encapsulation, and apartheid on the Muslim and Christian citizens of the occupied territories’. Examining options for Israel, Carter says one is ‘a system of apartheid, with two peoples occupying the same land but completely separated from each other, with Israelis totally dominant and suppressing violence by depriving Palestinians of their basic human rights. This is the policy now being followed.’

“Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he dreaded the day when the Palestinians demand voting rights. He said ‘If that happens, Israel as a Jewish state is done for’. It seems that all issues vis-à-vis the Palestinian question are always centered round Israel and never is a word mentioned about any of the grave injustices the ‘Jewish’ state commits on the Palestinians. We always hear of Israel looking for a ‘peace partner’ but never hear of Palestinians looking for justice and dignity that they have been deprived of by the Western-backed ‘Jewish’ state of Israel, do we? Why is it that we never hear that Palestinians are looking for a peace partner from among the oligarchy in Israel?

Hameed Abdul Kareem concludes with: “South African anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a vociferous campaigner against Israeli apartheid and has fearlessly called for a boycott of Israel by the world community until it abides by all UN resolutions. He has called on Israel to end the occupation and comply with the resolution calling for a two state solution.”

I salute the writer for this piece which I feel should be shared with others.  His call is nothing short of a principle based on human rights that we shall continue to demand until justice is granted to the oppressed and their dignity restored.

— The author can be reached at talmaeena@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @talmaeena