By William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher, PipeLineNews and Beila Rabinowitz, Militant Islam Monitor
April 12, 2005 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews - According to the official announcement being circulated by the Assadiq Educational Islamic Foundation in Boca Raton, Florida, the Mayors of Coral Springs and Boca Raton will be in attendance at a special celebration of:
"the birthday of the last messanger [sic] of God, Mohammad Rasul-Allah."
Each of the Mayors has also been designated as a "guest of honor."
These are their respective statements:
"Thank you for your email regarding the Assadiq Islamic Education Foundation event to be held in Boca Raton on April 30, 2005. I am outraged that my name has been associated with this event. I have not received any request to attend or be "honored" at the event and would certainly not accept any such invitation. It is particularly upsetting because one of the advertised speakers is William W. Baker. Several of my family members perished in the Holocaust, and any suggestion challenging the historical record of the Holocaust is repugnant to me.
I am, of course, seeking to contact this organization to express my extreme displeasure and demand that my name be removed from any advertising for this event."
Mayor Steven L. Abrams
City of Boca Raton
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Let me first say that, until I spoke recently to Mr. Art Teitelbaum of the ADL, I had no idea who William Baker is or what viewpoint he represents. Now I know, but since I have not seen any of the publicity for the upcoming event, I am at a disadvantage. The very notion that I am "sharing the spotlight with Baker" is offensive to me.
Having said that, I will recount a simple flow of events which has led to this misunderstanding and unintended consequence. In February of this year, the City of Coral Springs hosted a celebration of Eid. As you may know, Coral Springs is a front-runner with regard to building multi-cultural relations and to the fostering of communication and goodwill between people of different races, colors and creeds. At the Eid event I met a young cleric named Imam Mohammad Jawad Al-Qazwini, who communicated well and seemed to my wife and me to be the kind of leader who would seek out the paths to peace and understanding. About one month ago I received a message from him, inviting me to attend a dinner of his educational foundation. No mention was made as to who the speakers would be. I replied that I could not stay for the whole evening and could not be a guest of honor, but that my wife and I would be happy to drop by for half an hour to pay respects. I do not know if you are familiar with the life of a Mayor, but I can assure you that brief appearances at events is an almost daily occurance, and often several in one day. The idea being to spread goodwill and information, and to build relations. The next thing I heard was your message, which quite surprised and shocked me. I am still making enquiries as to how the Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation felt at liberty to use my name to promote the event, and because they did so without my permission I will not be attending the event. I will be contacting them directly to stop their use of my name.
I am sending this message in response to yours and also with the hope that you will pass it on to those who have an interest in this matter.
City of Coral Springs
The Assadiq Educational Islamic Foundation [AEIF] is a radical Islamic organization, whose Imam - Mohammed Al-Qazwini - has deep familial ties to Iran as well as the extreme Shiite Muslim sect in the city of Karbala, Iraq.
Shockingly, the AEIF website even features a "dripping blood" graphic that seems to belie any possible claims of moderation on their part.
Editor's Note: We assumed, as is typically the fashion among these self-described "moderate" Muslims, that as soon as the word got back to them regarding public knowledge of the below located dripping blood graphic that they would pull it from their website and then deny that it ever existed. With that in mind we saved the actual animated .gif file as further testament to Assadiq's methodology and their intentional dissembling.
As noted above by Mayor Abrams, one of the "celebration's" keynote speakers will be a disgraced neo-Nazi, William Baker, whom the flyer seems to represent as being currently affiliated with Robert Schuler's Crystal Cathedral in California, when in reality he was fired - years ago - from that organization shortly after his background became clear.
The flyer also claims that Baker is "one of the most outstanding figures in the Christian world." - a lie of rather astounding proportions.
According to a February 2002 article in the Orange County Register - Hour of White Power
"...Baker was chairman of the neo-Nazi Populist Party in 1984 and organized its national convention that year. The Populist Party was established and directed by Willis Carto, head of the now-defunct Liberty Lobby. The dean of American neo-Nazi politics, Carto also founded the Costa Mesa-based Institute for Historical Review, a group whose central purpose is Holocaust denial....During the same period, Baker wrote and published Theft of a Nation, a 1982 book whose salient feature is its unrelenting pro-Arab, anti-Israel and anti-Jewish politics. Writing on contemporary Middle East politics, Baker stated that "true justice and real conciliation" requires that "all Jews who entered Palestine during the British Mandate from 1917 to 1948 and after the establishment of the state of Israel should return to the various countries of their origin" and that the "Zionist state of Israel . . . should be dismantled and eventually eliminated..."
That the Assadiq Educational Islamic Foundation makes use of such fraudulently disingenuous tactics in promoting its agenda is not really surprising, since most of what the media recognizes as "moderate" Islam turns out to be of the closet Wahhabi persuasion, often funded by radical Saudi interests.
We also make note of the fact that the Council On Islamic American Relations, CAIR is affiliated with this event. That occurrence we find totally in keeping with the tenor of the event, since CAIR specializes in masquerading under the guise of moderation while conducting its stock in trade - cultural jihad - towards its ultimate goal of an American Muslim Caliphate.
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