Skip to comments.House Republicans Don't Want Muslim Group Using Capitol Conference Room [CAIR.........]
Posted on 03/12/2007 12:17:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
House Republicans Don't Want Muslim Group Using Capitol Conference Room
Monday , March 12, 2007
WASHINGTON A House Republican leadership group said Monday that Democrats should retract an offer to let the nation's largest Islamic civil liberties organization use a Capitol conference room for a seminar.
The House Republican Conference referred to the Council on American-Islamic Relations as "terrorist apologists" and called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel the forum scheduled for Tuesday.
"Democrats arrange official meeting with pro-Hamas, pro-Hezbollah group in U.S. Capitol," headlined a Conference press release carrying a Washington Times article on the planned meeting.
"It's really disappointing," said CAIR national communications director Ibrahim Hooper, that whenever there's an attack from elective officials "we don't even ask any more which party it is. It should be a concern to ordinary Republicans that the party is being viewed as a reservoir of anti-Muslim hate."
CAIR has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada and says its mission is "to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding."
Tuesday's seminar takes up global attitudes on Islam-West relations. It's common practice for lawmakers to authorize use of rooms in the Capitol for advocacy group meetings. The CAIR meeting was arranged by Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., in a room used by the Ways and Means Committee. The Speaker's office said it has no direct say over the room's use. Pascrell did not have an immediate comment.
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"House Republicans Don't Want TERRORIST Group Using Capitol Conference Room"
Rub it in their faces...everyday!
It's all for show anyway. I think Jerry Falwell and friends need to show up and demand equal access so we can see the hypocrisy when they're turned down.
Let them hold their conference at the DNC HQ.
The CAIR meeting was arranged by Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., in a room used by the Ways and Means Committee. The Speaker's office said it has no direct say over the room's use. Pascrell did not have an immediate comment.
because he's a f'n idiot. CAIR is a terrorist sponsored organization PERIOD.
How can the Democrats mix Allah and country? Allah. My bad.
Ya gotta give the dims one thing...They do support their allies.
The Democrats are definitely the most CAIRing party.
This is like letting The Bund meet at the Capitol.
What happened to separation of church and state?
Why is this religious group using a public property?
"It should be a concern to ordinary Republicans that the party is being viewed as a reservoir of anti-Muslim hate."
Actually, I'd say it's one of the few things left that we have to cling to with the party...
How about the NRA? The 2nd amendment is after all and actual enumerated right!
Pascrell was not happy with Virgil Goode.
Keep CAIR out of the Capitol!!!!!
CAIR's offices are two blocks away from the Capitol. They shouldn't be allowed THAT close.
Let them go to Iraq and hold the meeting there.
Amen! Are people really beginning to speak up now???? I sure as heck hope so.
If anyone locates an email address for Pascrell, please post it here.
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