Well, isn't this cozy. Thugs of a feather flock together. They can swap harassment and intimidation tips!
The waiter-turned-millionaire developer (a transformation not yet satisfactorily explained) Sharif El-Gamal has said that "when you beat up someone physically you get exercise & stress relief," and he has a history of run-ins with the law.
And now he shows us yet again how "moderate" the entire Ground Zero mosque initiative really is: he is going to address the annual banquet of Hamas-linked CAIR:
Sharif El-Gamal, the main developer of the Park51 project in lower Manhattan, will speak at CAIR's 16th annual banquet on Saturday, October 9 in Arlington, Va. A recent summit of national Muslim leaders expressed strong support for Park 51 project.
Register today to hear from the man at the center of a manufactured controversy that has sparked an anti-Muslim backlash nationwide.
GO TO: http://www.cair.com/banquet/
CAIR is also holding an intensive day-long critical leadership skills training conference on the same day as the banquet.
The conference will include training sessions for public speaking, on-camera interviews, using social media, political engagement, challenging Islamophobia and knowing your legal rights with law enforcement agencies.
You can find details, including session descriptions here.
Whether you are an imam, president or board member of a mosque, a young business leader, a student leader, an activist, or just someone who wants to help the community, this is the conference you must attend.
Islamophobia has become a growing threat to American Muslims and must be challenged vigorously, methodically, and comprehensively. You, the Muslim grassroots, are a key player in this organized effort. During the conference, we will also present a strategic vision for the American Muslim community for the next 20 years.
As a community, we will stand firm to defend the ideals of civil rights and equality. Empower yourself to take an active role by joining us at the leadership conference. We have only 200 spaces available for the workshops, so reserve your place right away.
We're looking forward to a day of practical trainings and an evening of celebrating our community. Please join us on Saturday, October 9, by making your reservations today.
GO TO: https://www.cair.com/banquet/
SEE Descriptions of the training sessions: http://tinyurl.com/CAIRworkshops
To make a reservation over the phone or to reserve an entire table for eight people, call 202-742-6454, or you can e-mail email@example.com
CAIR National Executive Director
CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case. Several of its former officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. Two of its other officials have made Islamic supremacist statements. CAIR also was involved in the Flying Imams' intimidation suit against the passengers who reported their suspicious behavior.
Some "moderates" El-Gamal is keeping company with!