Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari Speaking At Muslim Brotherhood Affiliated Event
March 31, 2009
Farooq Kathwari Speaking At Muslim Brotherhood Affiliated Event
By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER
March 31, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Farooq Kathwari the CEO of Ethan Allen furniture is sponsoring and slated to be the keynote speaker at the conference of the Kashmir Corps taking place at Columbia University on Saturday April 11th. The event is cosponsored by the Muslim Brotherhood linked Muslim Student Association [MSA].
According to the MSA announcement:
Kathwari's son Irfan, was killed in Afghanistan in 1992 while waging jihad against the Russians. Kathwari established a foundation in his name. Irfan is believed to have joined with jihadists [who were connected to either of two Islamic terror organization, Jaish Mohammed or Lashkar e Taiba] and died while carrying out an attack.
Kathwari has a history of support for Islamist groups. In 2004 he was a speaker at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, a group listed as an unindicted conspirator in the recently concluded successful prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation in the nation's largest terror funding trial.
Farooq Kathwari and his family continue to be high profile promoters of the Kashmiri separatist cause, which is code-speak for establishing an Islamic state in the area, parts of which are currently administered by India, Pakistan and China.
Such a move is strongly supported by the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
Ethan Allen shareholders might well take note that CEO Farooq Kathwari's political project, the "Kashmir Study Group," gives it's email and physical address as the Ethan Allen company premises [source, http://www.kashmirstudygroup.net/] as well as the way he promotes an Islamist ideology, cynically manipulating the patriotic name and image of the Ethan Allen Furniture company as a way of legitimizing and financing the jihadist Kashmiri separatist effort. http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=kathwariid=3.31.09%2Ehtm