Militant Islam Monitor > Weblog > MPAC confab "Examining our role in America" 12/17/05 with CAIR's Ahmed -'faux moderate' Reza Aslan & linkup to terror tied Tariq Ramadan
MPAC confab "Examining our role in America" 12/17/05 with CAIR's Ahmed -'faux moderate' Reza Aslan & linkup to terror tied Tariq Ramadan
December 13, 2005
MIM: The Muslim Public Affairs Council is no longer attempting to maintain a veneer of moderation, and has openly joined forces with the Council on American Islamic Relations- and possibly enjoying some of their Wahhabist funding as well. The upcoming MPAC confab will feature CAIR's Parvez Ahmad and a video linkup with Tariq Ramadan, who was banned from entering the US last year because he posed a threat to homeland security.
Reza Aslan, the author of a book "No God but God" is the new "faux moderate" poster boy, who presents his book as an explanation of Islam, when it is nothing more then an exercise in pseudo intellectual Da'wa. According to Aslan it is the Muslims, and not the West who have more to fear from Jihadists, and Osama Bin Laden merely targetted the West to get them to attack Muslim countries and thus galavanise people for Jihad. Aslan absurdly contends that Westerners are merely being used as decoy ducks by terrorists, whose real aim is to create a war within Islam, and that Muslims are the real targets.http://webarchive.unionleader.com/articles_showa.html?article=63210
Aslan's star billing at the radical Islamist MPAC terror soiree speaks for itself.
Reza Aslan to Speak at MPAC Convention on Dec. 17 Tuesday, December 06, 2005
The Muslim Public Affairs Council announced today that author and emerging scholar Reza Aslan has just been confirmed discuss U.S.-Muslim World relations during its fifth annual convention on December 17, 2005 in Long Beach, Calif. A Doctoral Candidate in History of Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Aslan is also the author of No God but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (2005).
Los Angeles - The day-long event, which expects to draw over 2,000 attendees, will bring together a prestigious group of academic leaders, policymakers, religious leaders, and civil rights advocates to tackle the theme "Examining Our Role in America". Session topics include: "An Assessment of the American Muslim Community", "A Role for American Muslims in U.S.-Muslim World Relations?" and "Comparing the American and European Muslim Communities". To view the full program, visit www.mpac.org.
To date, other confirmed speakers include: Parvez Ahmed (Chairman of CAIR), Mockbul Ali (Islamic Issues Adviser of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Waqqas Khan (President of the UK Federation of Student Islamic Societies), Farhana Khera (Executive Director of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers), Dr. Sulayman Nyang (Professor of African Studies at Howard University), Naheed Qureshi (Safe and Free Western Organizer for American Civil Liberties Union), Dr. Tariq Ramadan (Author of "Western Muslims and the Future of Islam), Congressman Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA), Alina Romanowski (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs), and Ambassador Joseph Wilson (Author of The Politics of Truth; Former Ambassador to Iraq during first Gulf War).
Adult tickets are available for $35/convention, $35/banquet or $50/both. Student tickets are available for $15/convention, $15/banquet or $25/both. Purchase your tickets online at www.mpac.org, and you could win an Apple iPod Nano. Discounted rates at the Hyatt Long Beach Hotel are also available for convention attendees (mention MPAC when booking to qualify for $99/night room rate).