October 05, 2012

Why Is The Obama Administration Defending Terrorist Supporting, 9/11 Truther MPAC's Salam al-Marayati?

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Is it any wonder Ft Hood attack happened? Or Benghazi? Or the military brass blacklisting of radical Islam course instructor **Lt. Col Matthew Dooley?

Via Free Beacon

Jewish leaders expressed outrage Friday over the State Department’s praise for, and defense of, a controversial Muslim leader who has defended terrorist groups and suggested that Israel may have been responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Salam al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was picked to represent the United States government at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

Al-Marayati’s well-known anti-Israel bona fides prompted Jewish leaders and others to express outrage over the Obama administration’s selection.

“It is regrettable that someone with such distorted, conspiratorial views—even with a lackluster apology—is delegated by our government to represent our country abroad,” the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement to the Free Beacon.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, argued that the State Department is showing inconsistency by touting an individual who has defended the militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, both of which are designated by the U.S. as terrorist organizations[...]

Josh Block, a former Clinton administration official who now serves as CEO of The Israel Project, said the State Department’s defense of al-Marayati lacks credibility.

“That statement, defending a person who is clearly a terrorist sympathizer and deeply hostile to Israel, calls into question the credibility of the person who gave it, and it raises a very serious question: What exactly is the U.S. government saying here?” Block asked.

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His twitter account is not very active but he did RT this from MPAC, hence the ** above:

Related:
Terror front MPAC trains 2,200 TSA workers in special screening rules for Muslims at LAX

Salam al-Marayati went on Los Angeles radio claiming that Israel was behind the terror attacks. CAMERA has a list of al-Marayati's greatest hits.

In a profile of Marayati at the Investigative Project we discover that MPAC not only has urged removing Hezbollah and Hamas from US terrorist lists, but openly defended the Hezbollah suicide bombing in Beirut in 1983, which killed 241 US service members:

The Investigative Project has an extensive profile of MPAC.[PDF]

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