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DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was scheduled to give the keynote address at a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim on the Federal Terrorist Watch List, is backing out. Called out by her Republican opponent Joe Kaufman, Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman issued a statement that “there was a miscommunication, she is not speaking to the organization … we never agreed to do a fundraiser, nor this event.” But, as usual, Wasserman Schultz is lying. You can see the flyer here.
The event, which was to raise funds for EMERGE USA, is to be hosted by Khurrum Wahid, an attorney who has defended immigrants detained for questioning in the wake of the 9/11 attacks as well as a man convicted of plotting a subway station bombing. Wahid currently represents imams who are accused of providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban.
The broad goal of Emerge USA is to take the Muslim, South Asian and Arab American (MASA) communities and other underrepresented communities and training them on how to engage the political party structure so that instead of hoping to have our voices heard from the outside we can guarantee our voices will echo loudly on the inside. Emerge carries out its mission through three unique lines of programming: Emerging Voters, Emerging Data and Emerging Leaders. Each of these is described in more detail below.
The co-founder and former Executive Director of EMERGE, Farooq Mitha, has spoken at events sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization that has been named by the U.S. Justice Department as a party to the financing of Hamas, and the Center for American progress (CAP), an Obama-linked group that has been widely condemned for its propagation of anti-Semitism.
Originally posted by hapablab
the only thing that psycho needs to worry about is getting her hands on some hair gel and a straightner for that head of hers. eeek
Originally posted by RicoMarston
reply to post by jibeho
i agree! shame on debbie!
she should have the courage to stand up for what she believes in, not cater to a small but vocal group of ignorant religious extremists. showing support for a misunderstood, misrepresented group of U.S. citizens and immigrants takes a backbone which wasserman-shultz, the OP and a good chunk of the American public so clearly lack these days. it's a sad state of affairs when simply being affiliated with a particular religious or ethnic group is grounds for isolation, contempt and possibly worse. I may be making an assumptive leap here, but OP, how would you feel about a targeted drone strike at this event? would that be justified in your mind because they gave some money to Hamas?