Saturday, August 27, 2005

A Meeting Of The, Uh, Minds

Earlier today I posted about my disdain for NPR. Well, another one of my pet peeves on the radio dial is KPFK, a seditionist radio station featuring 24-hour a day vagina monologues and lunatic political commentary, mostly both at the same time. Here, Little Green Footballs brings us the news that they are hosting a networing symposium of the far-left and the Islamofascists:

On Monday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Middle East historian Mark LeVine presents his new book Why They Don’t Hate Us: Unveiling the Axis of Evil and engages in conversation with CODEPINK cofounder Jodie Evans, who has made several trips to Iraq, along with Baghdad-born Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a progressive voice for Muslim Americans based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

The evening is moderated by political scientist Suzi Weissman, host of KPFK’s “Beneath the Surface” Monday edition, and is cosponsored by CODEPINK and MPAC.

Charles has the dish on Salam Al-Marayati:

Salam Al-Marayati is notorious for telling radio station KCRW, within hours of the September 11 mass murder: “If we’re going to look at suspects we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.”

Quite a “progressive voice,” eh?

CAMERA has a long list of similar statements by Al-Marayati, supporting extremist movements and terrorist groups, vilifying Israel, and condemning US anti-terrorism measures.
And Daniel Pipes also has a piece about this character:
Needed: Muslims against Terror [and Not Salam Al-Marayati].

Yet mainstream media continues to portray him as a moderate Muslim civil rights advocate—and they never bring up these statements at all.