On Saturday, October 15, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold its annual leadership skills training conference and banquet at the Crystal Gateway Marriott (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway) in Arlington, Va.
With the theme “Making Democracy Work for Everyone,” the evening banquet will feature Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and Imam Siraj Wahhaj as keynote speakers.
The day-long leadership conference will offer workshops taught by top trainers in their fields. Leadership conference sessions include counteracting Islamophobia and the anti-sharia campaign; answering tough questions about Islam; effective fundraisin; challenging scapegoating of Muslims in the 2012 election; public speaking; and a primer on how civil rights have changed in the last 10 years.
Last year the leadership conference and banquet sold out. No tickets are sold at the door, so register early to reserve a place.
Remember last year, the developer of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque was there and the Jew-hating Helen Thomas was honored as well. I joined members of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force, the mother of a 9/11 victim, as well as Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at a protest outside.
Moran the Moron was also listed as an invited guest for a 2010 fundraiser for the mosque where two of the 9/11 hijackers attended, and Anwar al-Awlaki (may he rot in Hell) was the Imam. Besides his violent streak, he has been noted for making several anti-Semitic statements about the Iraq War and the "Jewish Lobby." Some have named his as part of a Wahabbi Lobby in Congress.
Also on the bill is Siraj Wahhaj. For those who don't know, Wahhaj (according to Discover the Networks), was named as a possible co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center attack. One month after 9/11, he was quoted as saying:
"[T]his [American] government has already sent in[to] every major [mosque], agent provocateurs. Most of you don't know what that is. All you know is about spies. The government has spies, they have infiltrators. But there's some difference from being a spy and an agent provocateur. What an agent provocateur does, he goes to a [mosque], he looks just like you. He's got a beard just like your beard... And their job is to entrap you no different than the prostitute, the police women dressed as a prostitute, whereas he's coming to the [mosque], dressed as a Muslim."
In September 1991, he stated:
"…And [Allah] declared 'Whoever is at war with my friends, I declare war on them.' ... Your true friend is Allah, the messenger, and those who believe.... Hear what I'm telling you well. The Americans are not your friends ... The Canadians are not your friends ... The Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the Messenger and those who believe. These people will never be satisfied with you until you follow their religion ..."
And a member of Congress is going to break bread and share the stage with this person.