I don't even know where to begin with this news.
It's even touted on the DNC site. (Link not working.) Go here to see the event at Charlotte in 2012 website.
Via: Red State
There is a question whether or not the DNC did their job in vetting the organizers of the "Jummah at the DNC":
Starting at the end of this month the Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam. 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political. ”Jumah at the DNC” begins August 29 and will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer followed by other unnamed programs and events, leading up to the Islamic Regal Banquet. The following day will be an all day Islamic Cultural and Fun Fest which will include discussions on the topics of Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act and more. The purpose, according to BIMA, is to attract national and international attention to the plight of American Muslims and to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect them. However, not all Muslims feel that BIMA represents them and M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D., Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has expressed serious concerns.
It is troubling that the Democratic National Convention has decided to promote and lend its name and national political platform to the organizers of the “Jummah at the DNC”. The leaders of this event – Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj as advertised are no moderates. They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.
In fact, Zuhdi Jasser is correct, Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj have said and done radical things in their past. Which means either the Democrats failed to utilize due diligence or they simply didn’t care.You'll have to refer to the article to get the low down on Jibril Hough and Imam Siraj Wahhaj . It's not pretty and there's just too much information to try to summarize here.
The BIMA is claiming that they'll be at the RNC, too, but the GOP is stating they have no knowledge of it:
BIMA has stated they have smaller events planned for the Republican National Convention, however when reached out to, GOP convention staff said they have no knowledge of any events planned in or around Tampa at the time.Let's hope the GOP convention staffers are telling the truth.
Is the welcoming of two radical Muslims and their organization into the Democrat National Convention due to a lack of "due diligence" by the DNC organizers? I doubt it. Is it just another example of political correctness to pander to Muslims? Who knows. Or is it President Obama reinforcing his relationship with the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hmmm....
This is a promotion video featured at Muslim Bureau.com. The American flag waving in the background is really a nice touch...min. 2:04 and on.
Hopefully, this is the last update.
DNC INVITES 'INDIGENOUS' MUSLIM GROUP TO CONVENTION
The mystery surrounding how the "Jumah at the DNC"event sponsored by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, an obscure Islamist organization, became part of the officially sanctioned DNC/Charlotte in 2012 pre-convention program has begun to unravel.
Ibrahim Jaaber, son of BIMA Executive Director Muhammad Jaaber, told Breitbart News the DNC "reached out" to the Muslim organization and invited it to hold a two-hour prayer service as one of the officially sanctioned pre-convention events beginning Friday, August 31. In addition to the "Jumah" event, BIMA hosted the DNC/Charlotte in 2012 officially sanctioned "Islamic Regal Dinner" later that night. The convention itself kicks off on Monday, September 3. Read more...