Fred Grandy, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa and a former actor who played Gopher on "The Love Boat," is scheduled to be the featured speaker for the Chevy Chase Women's Republican Club on Sept. 24.
...The club, which is private and membership-based, often invites prominent Republicans to speak at club functions.
Still, liberals in the area are voicing concern over the club's choice of speaker.
A blog post on MarylandJuice.com sounded an online alarm Friday, and Democrat Saqib Ali, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2011 representing Gaithersburg and Germantown, spoke to Chevy Chase Patch about the matter earlier this week.
"Clearly, Republicans are too embarrassed to expose it to public scrutiny," Ali wrote in an email. "Using phrases like 'Shariah-compliant' to refer to American Muslims is bigotry. Complaining that American Muslims are in government is bigotry."
Ali added: "Why are Republicans inviting bigots to address their meetings?"
Bigotry? Well, Mr. Ali, what do you have to say about how supposed "moderate" Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque, telling a group in Scotland that greater integration between the US and Britain and Muslims depends on incorporating Sharia law into our nation's legal system? He just admitted to what you accused Grandy and anyone else who dares question Islam of bigotry over.
Is it bigotry if anyone dare points out the names Yonathan Melaku and Naser Jason Abdo? Melaku shot at a Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Chantilly as well as the National Marine Corps Museum. Abdo, a Muslim conscientious objector, plotted another attack near Ft. Hood and even screamed the name of the Ft. Hood jihaist Nidal Hasan at his first court appearance?
Is it bigotry is anyone points out there have been 17,678 acts of terrorism committed in the name of Islam - the Religion of Peace (TM) since September 11, 2001.
Mr. Ali, you scream bigotry, but you don't mind practicing it, not just in trying to squelch Mr. Grandy's First Amendment right to free speech, but in your own hate speech.
May I remind you? (Examiner.com - August 17, 2009)
(T)his morning, not long removed from the Pelosi/Hoyer op-ed calling opponents of health care reform ‘un-American’ (which followed charges of racism, astro-turfing and a host of other insults hurled at the anti-health-care-crowd), Maryland Delegate Saqib Ali (D-Montgomery County) tweeted: “If they drop the Public Option, then the terrorists will have won.”
In 2007 Ali became the first Muslim elected to the Maryland state legislature.
Typical liberal Democrat, you want to pretend no links exist between radical Islam and terrorism and try to silence critics, but are so quick to label conservatives and Tea Party members as "terrorists" when they opposed any of the Democrat's socialist agenda.
If you want to find the bigot, Mr. Ali, head to your nearest mirror and you'll find one....who is also in denial.