No one ever seems to notice that Muslim groups never support anti-terror efforts. Where are the events featuring demonstrations of Muslim opposition to jihad terror and workshops teachings Muslims how to reject and oppose the jihad ideology? If the mainstream rhetoric about Islam being a Religion of Peace that has been Hijacked by a Tiny Minority of Extremists were true, we would see numerous Muslim groups working to oppose the jihadis. Instead, Jibril Hough is enabling them. “Muslims to host events during DNC; up to 20,000 could attend,” by Carmen Cusido for the McClatchy-Tribune, July 3 (thanks to T.T.):
CHARLOTTE — A national Muslim American organization plans a series of events to coincide with the Democratic National Convention in September.
The kick-off for its three days of events begins with a jummah prayer, the weekly mid-afternoon Friday prayer, at Marshall Park in uptown. Other events include an Islamic issues conference and banquet, and a cultural festival held in different parts of the city, including at the Park Expo and Conference Center off Independence Boulevard.
At a news conference Monday at Marshall Park, Jibril Hough, a local Muslim activist and spokesman for the nonprofit Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, said the events will be open to anyone.
Hough, who expects up to 20,000 Muslims to attend the events, said he spoke to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe about the public prayer in particular and was told to go ahead with it.
Hough said the events are scheduled for several reasons: including to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect Muslim-Americans.
Among those issues, Hough said, is the Patriot Act, a law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks that expanded anti-terrorism surveillance. Other issues: the National Defense Authorization Act, which critics claim allows for indefinite military detention, and the New York Police Department”s wiretapping program to spy on Muslims.
“Thousands of Muslims are going to perform the Friday ritual prayer,” Hough said. “We hope our people will leave feeling rewarded about who they are and what their issues are and have a candidate checklist.”…
Oh, I am sure the DNC will come across.