By Debbie Schlussel
Today, Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder will speak to the convention of ISNA–the Islamic Society of North America, which the Bush AND Obama Administration Justice Departments designated as an unindicted co-conspirator in HAMAS terrorism. A federal judge said the evidence is sufficient to show ISNA is affiliated with HAMAS. And, yet, exclusive e-mail conversations between myself and the Governor’s Press Secretary show that Governor Snyder is soft on Islamic terrorism and refuses to face facts about ISNA. Not that this should be a surprise, given Snyder’s recent statements and behavior in support of similar jihadists. Also no surprise is that Snyder refuses to specifically condemn HAMAS or Hezbollah outright. It should be an outrage, but sadly nobody seems to care much.
I sent e-mailed questions to Snyder’s Deputy Press Secretary Dave Murray on Tuesday. I only received my response–after several phone calls and e-mails–late last night, well after I told them I needed the answers. And Sara Wurfel, Snyder’s Press Secretary, doesn’t answer my specific questions. Instead, she sends me a rote gobbledygook double-speak and doesn’t refute the facts: that this group to whom Snyder is speaking openly supports HAMAS AND Hezbollah (which murdered over 300 Americans) and refuses to specifically condemn those groups. Wurfel tells me that it’s okay for the Guv to speak to this group because it’s a convention and many of these people are visiting Detroit and Michigan for the first time. Wow, I’ll be sure to let David Duke know he should hold the Klan convention here next year and invite Gov. Rick (who may lose to Democrat Mark Schauer, with whom he is now neck and neck in polls).
You’ll note also that Wurfel ends her e-mail by telling me all these things that she claims Gov. Snyder has done for the Jewish Community and Israel, as if the Jews or Israel has anything to do with any of the questions I sent. It’s more of the usual moral equivalency BS that spineless terrorist-pandering politicians engage in all the time. It’s also insulting and notes an attitude that HAMAS/Hezbollah–which MURDERED 300 Americans and blew up the American Embassy and Marine Barracks in Beirut–is only a Jewish and Israeli problem, not an American one.
Here’s our e-mail exchange (they didn’t respond in time for me to get something in the Post, by design I’m sure–they claim they responded Tuesday, but I never received anything from them until late last night):
From: Debbie Schlussel firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Subject: Press Inquiry regarding Gov. Snyder’s Speech to ISNA . . .
Per our conversation, I am a freelance journalist, and this will either be for something in the New York Post or DebbieSchlussel.com (one of the most popular conservative blogs) or both. I have a few questions regarding Gov. Snyder’s speech to ISNA on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »