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CAIR and ADC praise Pelosi trip to ME as Ellison meets terror inciting Mufti of Al Aqsa
April 11, 2007
CAIR And ADC Praise Pelosi Trip While Keith Ellison Cavorts With Hamas Supporter
April 9, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Islamist beneficiaries of Speaker Pelosi's visit to the Middle East have praised the trip, knowing that undermining the war on terror is supportive of their agenda.
Pelosi's donning of a headscarf in Syria and Riyadh was seized upon by Arab commentators who understand it as a symbol of dhimmitude.
In a PR statement released by the Council on American Islamic Relations in California, the Hamas front group expressed their approval of Pelosi's visit to the Ummayad Mosque in Damascus, and her undercutting of the administration's Middle East policy:
"We applaud Speaker Pelosi's initiative to use constructive dialogue as a tool for resolving conflicts. America's stature in the Islamic world has been harmed by the Bush administration's emphasis on the use of military force, or the threat of force, rather than dialogue and diplomacy…In particular, Speaker Pelosi's visit to the Umayyad mosque in Damascus will contribute greatly to promoting mutual understanding between the West and the Muslim world. It is through mutual understanding that religious divisions and extremism can be challenged and reduced…We urge President Bush to implement the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group by working with Congress and Speaker Pelosi to formulate a new strategy that focuses on diplomacy and dialogue, not military force and belligerent rhetoric."
The Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee [ADC] which bills itself as the largest "Arab- American grassroots organization" [which is heavily funded by Wahhabist Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal] stated:
" Proactive steps in engaging in dialogue with key players in the Middle East that is vital to achieving peace in the area and securing the long-term national interests of the United States."
On the visit to Saudi Arabia Pelosi also displayed the Democrat party's hypocrisy on human rights and women's issues resplendent in legislator's chair - a position no women can hold in Saudi Arabia. Pelosi said, "it's a nice view from here this chair is very comfortable" but refrained from criticizing the Kingdom for their oppression treatment of women.
She did, however use the media coverage to imply that the Saudis were only marginally less committed to women's rights than was the United States, replying in Riyadh on Thursday to a question about how she felt about the absence of female Saudi council members, "I am very pleased that after 200-plus years in the U.S. we finally have a speaker. It took us a long time."
Also traveling with Pelosi was CAIR's first congressman, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the national legislature.
The Minnesota Democrat is scheduled to meet today with the mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammed Hussein, at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City.
Hussein recently appeared on a Gaza Strip Hamas radio program and called Israeli government efforts to provide safe access for Muslims to the mosque "an aggression" and further incited listeners, calling "on the Palestinian people to unite and unify the efforts to protect Jerusalem."