Daniel Pipes points out the "eclectic" list of contributors -- all with potentially (and nebulously) Islamist ties -- to the Congressional reelection campaign of noted moonbat Cynthia McKinney. McKinney was defeated two years ago by Democrat Denise Majette in the Democratic primary; Majette handily won the 2002 general election for the seat in Georgia's 4th Congressional district.
We all knew that Cynthia McKinney would be drawing on Arab and Muslim supporters in her bid to return to Congress, but a listing of contributors(with information up through June 28) reveals to what an extraordinary extent this is the case, as shown by the names of her backers.Some of McKinney's more radical financial supporters include:
Hani Y. Awadallah – president, Arab American Civic Organization, New Jersey.The 4th, in the eastern suburbs of Atlanta, includes the black middle-class bedroom communities of Stone Mountain, Lithonia and unincorporated South DeKalb County. Traditionally, McKinney has enjoyed support from those communities -- where most of the residents remain blissfully unaware of the dangerous support that McKinney enjoys.
Jesse Aweida – co-founder, American Task Force on Palestine.
Belal Dalati – a vice president of Arab-American Broadcasting Co. (Orange County Register, February 19, 2002) associated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Hasan Elkhatib –member, board of directors, American Islamic Educational Foundation (MetroWest Jewish News, October 10, 1996)
Yaser Elmenshawy - chairman, Islamic Council of New Jersey.
Rafeeq Jaber – president, Islamic Association for Palestine, a Hamas offshoot.
Oussama Jammal – president, Bridgeview Mosque.
Samer Khalaf – chairman, American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee's Political Outreach Committee in New Jersey.
Faroque Khan – president, Islamic Center of Long Island, also connected to the American Muslim Alliance and Islamic Society of North America.
Mahmoud A Nimer - member, board of directors, Islamic Academy of Florida, Tampa (an Islamic school established by Sami al-Arian; al-Arian's indictment indicates the school was used as a base of support for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad).
Talat Othman - former chairman of the Islamic Free Market Institute; secretary/treasurer of the American Task Force on Palestine.
Khalid Qazi – former president, American Muslim Council of western New York State.
Hareth Raddawi - member, board of directors, American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Chicago.
Allam Reheem - former member, board of directors, Islamic Academy of Florida, Tampa.
Talal Sunbulli – former chairman, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.
James Zogby – president, Arab American Institute.
McKinney in the past has encouraged and pushed the agenda of the tin-foil wearing conspiracy theorists, while at the same time spending more time and effort on supporting people outside the United States than those in her own district.
I've started receiving nasty e-mails again from folks who have read my columns from a few years back that were very critical of McKinney. So she's pulling out all the stops to try to get back into Congress. And so are her supporters.
The Georgia primaries are a week from tomorrow (7/20); if there's a runoff, it'll come the first week of August. McKinney has a number of people that she's competing against in that Democratic primary.
Most political watchers are anticipating the runoff; if McKinney wins, most likely she would retake the seat in November, giving radical Islamists their own representative in the US Congress. One who simply does not have the interests of citizens of the United States at heart.Posted by mhking at July 12, 2004 08:29 AM