Saturday, November 21, 2009

Delicate Story-Writing

Here's a delicate way to put it.

Milwaukee-area Muslim Religious Director Zulfiqar Ali Shah was not allowed to partake in a trip to Israel which would have been paid for largely by Milwaukee-area Jewish donors. As a result, the Muslims have quit the Interfaith Council.

(We'll leave aside the question of chutzpah for a moment and go to the whitewashing job.)

...Jewish leaders said Israel would refuse entry to Shah.

Some Jewish groups have accused Shah of associating with people of extremist or anti-Semitic views. He worked briefly for Kind Hearts, a Muslim charity whose assets were frozen by the U.S. government, which accused it of funding Hamas. An Ohio judge later ruled the charity's right to due process was violated.

And why, exactly, were those "assets frozen"?

NOT because "Jewish groups" accused Shah of associations. Not because "Jewish groups" accused Shah of anti-Semitic views--although each of those might have had something to do with it.

Shah was refused because "Kind Hearts", his employer, was FUNDING HAMAS TERRORIST ACTIVITY, "due process' or not. That's a charge leveled by the US Government, not "Jewish groups."

Mr. Shah now resides on the southwest side of the City of Milwaukee.

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