‘Million Muslim March’ to Be Held on 9/11 Anniversary – and the Group Behind It Is Just as Radical as You’d Expect
A radical Muslim political advocacy group has sparked controversy with its plans to hold a “Million Muslim March” on Washington, D.C., on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11. The gathering is intended to condemn the discrimination of Muslims following 9/11 and urge the U.S. government to reveal the “truth” about the attack.
The move has been blasted as “tasteless” given the significance of the date commemorating the worst domestic terror attack in American history.
The group behind the event, the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), is led by M.D. Rabbi Alam, a self-proclaimed 9/11 truther who believes that Jews are somehow behind the plot. AMPAC is radical enough that the Huffington Post even labeled it a “fringe group.”
Alam, who has reportedly associated with a radical Islamic cleric, is also a Missouri-based Democratic activist who chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, the Washington Free Beacon reports. He ran — unsuccessfully — for Missouri’s secretary of state in 2012.
Protesters in Washington will reportedly denounce “illegal tapping and surveilling of Muslim Americans,” FBI “traps” and “media propaganda making the word terrorist synonymous with Muslim,” event organizer Isa Hodge told US News & World Report last month.
In a press release Hodge also alleged that the U.S. government “either sits idly by and does nothing to protect our freedoms or it exacerbates the problem with its constant war on terrorism in Islamic countries, congressional hearings on Islam in America, and its changes to the [National Defense Authorization Act].”
Further, demonstrators will apparently demand the “truth” about 9/11. Hodge argues that the full record of the 9/11 Commission Report has never been released.
Not even the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history, is willing to attend the event due to AMPAC’s radical beliefs about 9/11.
Despite promising to “bring USA together,” the event, unsurprisingly, has had a hard time gaining support. Other than a few truther groups and one Pennsylvania Tea Party organization, the march has been widely rejected, according to HuffPost.
Hannity Panel Explodes Over 9/11 Million Muslim March: ‘The Audacity is Beyond Words!’
Thursday night on Fox, Sean Hannity tore into the “Million Muslim March” planned for the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks next month in Washington. Hannity welcomed the march’s organizer MD Rabbi Alam on the show to defend his group’s plans, asking him, “You want to turn this into a day about anti-Islamic bigotry?”
“We’re standing this day to show America that we Muslim, we denounce terrorism,” Alam said before Hannity cut him off, saying that sentiment contradicts the statement put out by the group, which claims Muslims continue to be “victimized by being made the villains.”
Anti-Islamic activist Brigitte Gabriel helped Hannity take up the other side of the argument, condemning the group for “crying victim” rather than standing up against terrorism. Instead of saying “we rebuke anybody who blows up civilians in the name of Jihad,” Gabriel said, “they are gathering together and crying victim. The audacity is beyond words!”
When Alam said Muslims have felt “villain-ized and victimized” since 9/11, Hannity shot back, asking, “Hasn’t America bent over backwards to distinguish between Islam and radical Islamists? If anything, I think this country has bent over backwards and then some to make that distinction.”
Gabriel picked up where Hannity left off, saying of Alam, “He’s talking about bigotry. What bigotry? Our president went out of his way to even change the words out of our counterterrorism training manuals to take out every reference to Islamic radicalism, Islamic Jihadism, because we do not want to offend the Muslims. We are the victims here, the Americans. And we are offended that people like them have not yet stood up and condemned radicalism.”