November 28, 2009, - 9:42 pm

NY Times Scrubs Its Own Reporting on White House Party Crasher Tareq Salahi’s Board Membership in Pro-Palestinian Terror Grp

By Debbie Schlussel

Why did the New York Times scrub out news that it broke about the White House-crashing couple’s ties to an organization that supports Islamic terrorism?


Yes, Tareq Salahi, the male half of the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is a Palestinian and likely Muslim. And not only that he’s an activist Palestinian who is likely Muslim, and who is on the board of the Muslim-dominated American Task Force on Palestine (see the google cached page, which has since been scrubbed), a group which–as I’ve previously noted on this site–is anti-Semitic and believes that all of Israel is Palestine and which openly supports HAMAS, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and all of their mass-murdering terrorist attacks.


Hey, Baby, Is That an ObamaCare Bill in My Pocket . . . Or Am I Just Happy to See You?


Um, Barack, Who Are You Talking To?

But, strangely, the New York Times–which first reported Salahi’s membership on the ATFP board– has scrubbed that from the article that first appeared Thursday.

Yup, now there is no reference at all to the American Task Force on Palestine in the article which originally reported that.  Why?  I’m sure it has noooothing whatsoever with protecting Palestinians (who are likely Muslims) from bad press, right?  Maybe NYT reporters, Helene Cooper and Brian Stelter, can tell us why their report was doctored.

And it looks like the NYTimes gives good lessons in whitewashing to the ATFP, which also scrubbed all references to Salahi from its site.  We wouldn’t want any Americans thinking that Palestinians who support terrorism against innocent people would actually crash a White House party, now would we?  Sad that I have to reference the far-left, but only Talking Points Memo bothered to capture the scrubbed ATFP page, below.  Too bad they didn’t do a screen save of the New York Times article, too.  There’s a whole lotta Formula 409 and Comet being put to use over this strange and calculating couple.

And the wife, Michaele Salahi, is a congenital, psychotic liar, apparently.  All of the things the mainstream media reported about her are false.  No, she was never a Victoria’s Secret model, as she claims.  No, she was never a Washington Redskins cheerleader, as she claims.  It goes to show you that the MSM is inclined to believe anything a Palestinian (and a likely Muslim) says about himself on his Facebook page . . . and anything the dhimmi-witted Barbie doll future womb donor who is sleeping with him says about herself on that FB page.

And don’t forget, this is the guy who sued his own parents to take ownership of their winery.  One extensive news report of the epic legal battle compared the family’s story to the soap opera “Falcon Crest,” and reported that Salahi blamed his mother for a failed winery purchase bid by NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.  Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a guy who supports the homicide bombings of innocent people, would literally run over his parents to get what he wants.

The White House-crashing by this couple is such a comedy of errors, such a huge security breach, that it would make a great movie sequel to “The Wedding Crashers.  Since he’s the blond, I pick Owen Wilson to play bim Michaele Salahi.  And Vince Vaughn can bone up on the terrorist-accented Palestinian dialect of Arabic to play Mr. Salahi.

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[Yes, Tareq Salahi, the male half of the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is a Palestinian Muslim.]

Wow, that’s the Whitest Arab I’ve ever seen. Maybe those people who are against racial profiling have a point.
Yeah, they should report his “political” connections if only to make the Secret Service more careful.

NB: You need to get out more. There are blonde and redhead Arabs and plenty with blue or green eyes. They come in all colors and skin tones. Have you ever seen Queen Noor of Jordan a/k/a Lisa Halaby (her name when she was an American-raised Arab)? Plus, Tareq Salahi’s mother (whom he sued) is named, Corinne, so she is probably not Palestinian, just his father, Mr. Salahi. But the Palestinian Muslim half is obviously the half with which he identifies. DS

Norman Blitzer on November 28, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Debbie’s right about Arabs coming in all colors, shapes and sizes. Syrians particularly are not notably dark.

    Debbie, I know I emailed you back the day this story broke before details emerged being concerned about the connections Tareq might have but I’m wondering about a Moslem in the wine business, having an RC wedding and even his name which is found among “christian” Arabs, most notably Tareq Azziz (fmr Foreign MIn. of Iraq who was a Chaldean). Not that this should comfort us. To the contrary it could be an indication that non-Moslems, esp. Falsistinians, most of which have Moslem family members, are becoming radicalized and sympathetic to Islam.
    I don’t doubt that the RC church is leaning that way after the Pope’s visit to Israel earlier this year. To Grass Roots Catholics in the US, I don’t mean you, but please, wake up! Your church is positioning itself to be part of the One World Religion. It will be a synchronicity with Islam. Why do you think Jesuit educated, “Sting” wrote the song.
    And yes I know something about Catholicism having gone to Catholic schools and been married to a Jebbie boy from one of their top universities.

    mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 1:48 am

Incredible… Thanks Debbie. Apparently the secret service thought this was just another one of Obama’s radical Muslim cronies paying a visit. I hear there is a Muslim Brotherhood connection to this administration as well.

Obamadinejad on November 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Well Debbie, you definitely have a great sense of humour. The captions under the pictures had me seriously LOL! Just too bad the rest of the story wasn’t as funny. OK, it was, but in a different sense.
Actually I’m surprised to see you working OT on the weekend. You usually take some time off, especially the Sabbath. But I have to say, this is one hot scoop! Kinda blew my mind when I first heard about it.
Dare I say, seeing how our Marines, Border Patrol, CIA, Navy Seals, etc. are being treated, maybey the Secret Service just aren’t into doing their job anymore, at least for this administration.

theShadow on November 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Mayn a truth is spoke in jest. The NY Daily News has a picture from, I believe 2005, of the couple with then Seantor Obama and The Black Eyed Peas among other folks. The way he’s looking at Michaele is unmistakable. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a connection going back that far.

    mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 1:52 am

      Oops, should read: “many a truth…”

      mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Funny you should say that about the Secret Service,I thought the same thing when I saw the article. Maybe they do not want to protect the Obamanation Administration. And I would not blame them.

    uniteas1 on November 29, 2009 at 9:27 am

    theShadow wrote “maybey the Secret Service just aren’t into doing their job anymore, at least for this administration.”

    Yeah, I bet none of the Secret Service really want to take a bullet for muzzie loving B. Hussein Obama.

    As to the Salahi’s crashing the party, the WH guards may have been put on standing orders since day one to only allow into all of BHOs parties anyone who is a big money donor, lefty celebrity, entertainer, or any muzzie.

    Jarhead on November 29, 2009 at 9:32 am

I know I am ignorant regarding the law, but wouldn’t this be considered a threat? Why is nothing being done? Another case of political correctness?….. Well one thing we have always known is that ” he is who he hangs with”. I just saw a pic online of Obama posing in a picture with this couple at a polo tournament in 2005 as a senator. The Black Eyed Peas were also in the photo along with Mr. Jackson from American Idol. Perhaps he knew they were coming…. but would not have the security clearance.. Of course I am not sure how Obama passes the security clearance.

sharon on November 28, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Not the first time the Obama White House has had gatecrashers.

Mike Licht on November 29, 2009 at 12:14 am

They must be the good Muslims. Just like the army guy that went off the bend was a good Muslim… until he was a…….psycho.
Welcome to Obama Land.

pat on November 29, 2009 at 12:45 am

What bothers me about this story are the interviews with stylists at the salon the woman supposedly spent all day at before going to the White House. THAT scraggly a$$ hairdo took all day to create????

dm60462 on November 29, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Going to a Canine stylist would have cost twice as much for the doo. Apparently she thought the theme was Afghan.

    pat on November 29, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Well, that hair do probably had a two process color treatment. Base color and then highlights. Because it’s thin and processed, some sort of elaborate conditioning treatment. But that’s not all the salon day included. There was pedicure, manicure probably with a full set of fake nails, facial, exacting makeup and possibly hour long massage. PLus they probably don’t open til 10. It’s WORK getting that “beautiful,” work I tell you. ROFL.

    mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 6:13 am

Hey Debs,

CoasttoCoast AM radio show is doing a show on the Muslim Mafia
at 2:00 am EST tonight.

I know I’m posting this late cuz I just found out myself. I hope I reached you in time.

Norman Blitzer on November 29, 2009 at 1:34 am

Been wondering given his last name if anything like this would come out, and that NY Times thing does seem very strange, nice catch Deb.

As for his “whiteness”, Arabs, reflecting the region as a “crossroads of three continents” that has been conquered by many peoples (as we well as vice versa during the Middle Ages) are a more “mixed” people genetically than one might think. Look at the late Hafez Assad of Syria and his son, the current dictator, they look very “white”. Some geneticists think this has always been the case; one theory about why Ashkenazim Jews look more like Europeans physically than Palestinian Arabs despite historic and genetic evidence of little admixture with European Christians is that perhaps fair skin, blue eyes, red/blond hair etc. has always been a trait of some Middle Easterners, so that it would take very little admixture with Europeans to make it a “common trait”.

Harry on November 29, 2009 at 8:58 am

B.O. probably isn’t all that concerned with the threat. After all, some of his best friends are terrorists or abettors. They’ve got something in common. The hate America. Only some spell it differently!

Joe on November 29, 2009 at 10:31 am

That pic of Flo (First Lady Obama) – now I won’t be able to sleep at night. One of her creepiest!

Shy Guy on November 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

Flo is not that bad looking…for a transvestite.

Joe on November 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

You have not done your research in regards to the ATFP. It is the opposite of a terrorist organization and its goal is peace.

“The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. ATFP is dedicated to advocating that it is in the American national interest to promote an end to the conflict in the Middle East through a negotiated agreement that provides for two states – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security. The Task Force was established in 2003 to provide an independent voice for Palestinian-Americans and their supporters and to promote peace”

Your propoganda is misguided.

DWS: Uh, wrong. I don’t go by phony baloney statements by an organization, which openly supports and won’t condemn Hezbollah, HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, etc., and insists that all of Israel is “Palestine.” Oh, and BTW, if it was really for a “two state solution,” why is ATFP openly promoting a book on why the two state solution won’t work (see the lower left-hand side of the screensave of Tareq Salahi’s board member bio page)? Some of us go by an organization’s actions, not BS statements they don’t mean and don’t agree with. DS

DWS on November 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

When I heard the name Tareq I wondered if he was Muslim. I figured there could be fire where there is smoke. And Debbie you didn’t disappoint. You know what connections Muslims have in our society. It is rather funny HUSSEIN OBAMA got “punked” in a way. Not really his fault, but seeing him and Biden sucking up to people they don’t know shows how people go along to get along. Let’s see if SNL will do a skit on this. Anytime Bush or Palin does one thing outside what is out of the norm they will go full speed.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 29, 2009 at 10:49 am

The only question I have is how did this old, pudgy, apparently not wealthy Palestinian guy end up with such a hot blonde infidel babe?

jayeeegee on November 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Read, she’s 4 years older than him and go to the NY Daily News for some close ups of her not so hot old face. Also check out the Adam’s apple in the pic with Osam…oops! Obama. “Hers” is bigger than his. The brow line isn’t particularly prominent but the rest of the anatomy is less than girlish. Anyone can grow long bottle blond hair.

    mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Where is the proof that Tareq Salahi is a Muslim at all? Not in any of the links you provide. You’re not shy about providing other links. Where is that one? If you’re going to spew hate and bigotry, at least back it up.

FYI–At least one ATFP board member is a card-carrying Christian: Bishop Samir Kafity. There are many Palestinian-American Christians in the Metro Detroit area.

By the way, in some photos, Michaele Salahi looks like she could be your sister…

Fellow Michigander on November 29, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Or Debbie’s brother. Get a look at that Adam’s apple and shoulders.

    But Tareq is a primarily Christian name and as I said in an earlier post, that should be a concern because it may mean that the Christian Arabs are becoming more sympathetic or more coerced at any rate and supporting their Moslem relatives.

    MK: Not true. I know plenty of Muslims with the first name Tarek. DS

    mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm

      DS, ok but it is one that is shared with the christian Arabs unlike say, Ismaeel. Also they owned a vineyard and had a big, showy, catholic wedding. I don’t know if even a “moderate” muslim would do those two things however the involvment in causes is to worry about.

      mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Whether or not Salahi is Muslim is irrelevant. He supports radical causes that involve murdering innocent people. That’s what counts. Furthermore, he’s been friendly with Obama for at least five years.
Go to:
This says a lot abour Obama (and the friends he keeps) but also presents a thorny issue: If members of the Secret Service had barred Salahi from the function, they’d probably have lost their jobs, thanks to Obama. In letting the party-crashing pair in, they’ll still lose their jobs.
This cynicism is typical of the left-libs who run this country.

P.P. on November 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

EXTRA! EXTRA! The AP reports that these gate-crashers are seeking around half a million bucks for an interview.

Can you say “media whores.”

jayeeegee on November 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Kick all these dirty ragheads and jews out of our country!

extraterrestrial on November 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Aren’t you sweet! Leave the Jews alone, you alien.

    JulieJ on November 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I think what bothers me the most is these people had they had the inclination to do so were within striking distance of the POTUS, VPOTUS, and PM of India!! That should bother any American no matter what your party affiliation. Major SNAFU in any law enforcement protocol.

Eagle's Dominion on November 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Hey flo, go on upstairs and change into pants!
No way you can fight with that tight dress huggin’
yer big booty. (Looks like you about to snap open
yer switchblade).

demonneant on November 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Dry run. Next event they’ll try to run Quadaffi in on Ahmadinejad’s arm. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Actually, it is a bit chilling that security was so lax. The inability of our government to protect the POTUS from a terrorist attack would be quite the propaganda coup. Who would take us seriously? Who takes us seriously now, with Bow-bama apologising to everyone we even looked at funny?

Douglas Q on November 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

What Muslim owns a winery?

I don’t doubt his Palestinian connections but this chump seems more dedicated to living well and fame than anything else.

But he is in serious hot water: criminal trespass and conspiracy are a good start. But if I were Obama I would pardon him, his showing how easy it was to get to O may just have save his life.

gorp on November 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I seriously doubt this was a genuine “security lapse.” The only question is how is Obama going to deny involvement? Whose heads are going to roll on this one? Maybe the real targets here (note, I did NOT say victims) are the Salahis. It seems they were becoming an embarrassment. Also, if “a picture is worth a thousand words” something has been going on with POTUS and Mrs. S.
Next up: “Society couple found in murder/suicide pact. Financial woes cited as cause.”

mK750 on November 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Debbie, curious you mention Queen Noor of Jordan a/k/a Lisa Halaby. Though she’s usually referred to as a Palestinian, the name Halaby is *Syrian*. Haleb is the Arabic name for the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. (Most of the Syrian Jews in the US hail from Aleppo.)

The fact is there was a huge immigration of Arabs into Mandate Palestine, especially during the 1920s and 1930s, from lands that are today Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and elsewhere. Yet today they claim Palestinian peoplehood. (Jewish immigration at the same time was, of course, restricted.)

Raymond in DC on November 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    The former Lisa Halaby was born a Christian. She is rabidly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. She is a witch.

    JJ: Agreed on all of that. But she was also born an Arab, too. And I cited her b/c NB said he thought Tareq Salahi was very light-skinned for an Arab. DS

    JulieJ on November 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Good point about the radicalization of Christian Palestinians. Lest we not forget: Sirhan Sirhan was a Palestinian Christian radicalized by Muslims on campus.

Flaggman on November 30, 2009 at 12:59 am

Queen Noor, is the “Dowager” Queen, widow of King Hussein. The current Queen is Raina, wife of Abdullah and she would be a Pali if there were such a thing. He family lives near Ramallah (Sechem) Israel.
What’s interesting is there was a huge Jewish community in Aleppo until the early 20th C. Probably a lot of those Muslims do have Jewish antecedents.

M: It makes no difference is she is the past queen, which I know. She’s still an Arab. And WRONG, Queen Rania’s family lives in Kuwait. DS

mK750 on November 30, 2009 at 1:03 am

    D: Oh I know it doesn’t make a difference and talkbacks talk to everyone here. someone might not have known. Hmmm, I know I heard the Ramallah connection. Is that where they were before she became a royal?

    mK750 on November 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Debbie, I’m surprised that you used the word ¨strangely¨ in noting that the Times scrubbed the story from its website. There’s absolutely nothing strange or unusual about the bastards at the Times promoting the Palestinian viewpoint or damaging Israel’s or U.S. Jews’ standing in any manner available. They realized the crashers’ affiliations wouldn’t serve the Arab cause so they covered up.
It’s like the Times’ desperate, ongoing attempt to paint the Ft. Hood murderer as nuts, not as an assassin for Allah, which he is.

HF: It was sarcasm. DS

H. Felton on November 30, 2009 at 2:52 am

It’s these damn jews like Axelrod and Rahm who are controlling our white house.

we are under the control of jews who want to start ww3

jarhead1 on November 30, 2009 at 3:19 am

    @ junkhead1,

    You have the wrong name. You should be called bonehead.

    The Jews control the White House? That’s why they let in a Palestinian anti Semite Israel hater. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense /not.

    Facts Life on November 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

Off topic but another bizarre story: Tiger Woods. What say you, Debbie?

mK750 on November 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    taylor is my soencd guitar first is my own daddy.but he has his own genre.mine is country,pop doing some dad is the old rock ya know iron maiden and all that blah(lol)

    David on February 3, 2012 at 11:34 pm

John Batchelor on his radio show mentioned the Palestinian terrorist connection and how Obambi and his wife were at a dinner seated next to Rashid Khalidi, the phony “Middle East Studies” professor who used to be at Columbia University. The two gatecrashers are associates of Khalidi. Remember how the LA Times refused to release the tape of Obambi and his wife seated next to Khalidi in Chicago? Obama’s anti-Semitism has long, long roots.

JulieJ on November 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Julie, for sure there’s a connection and it was no security breach.

    Now what may not be off topic or is and my imagination is running wild, Tiger Woods and the Orlando cops extreme interest in what was a minor accident in terms of property damage. Something nasty is going to come out in that wash and it won’t be simple adultry.

    mK750 on November 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

Muslims are in news every day why.Iam sick of them.

mtom on November 30, 2009 at 10:19 am

jarhead ain’t going to be happy about his name getting hijacked. I suppose that’s another reason why j1 did it. Nasty libs, all the time. I choose not to speak to libs it cuts way down on my blood pressure. I will provoke them just in case they feel strong.

Joe on November 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

Ms Schlussel: Good sleuthing, as usual! Incredibly evil NY Times — largely (at least, as I understand it) Jewish-owned/-run/-read — and, yet, actively (and, deviously) shilling (and covering-up) for those who wish the Jews dead and invoke Hitler’s name in their writings and speeches. Uber-kapos!

man_in_tx on November 30, 2009 at 11:24 am

    The “Slimes” has not been Jewish owned for years. The current owners happen to be Episcopalians!

    JulieJ on November 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Have you noticed the natural facial expression of the FLOTUS when she is not forcing a smile? She has a nasty scowl, one of the worst I have ever seen. She looks even more nasty than some of the drill instructors I have known.

Jarhead on November 30, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Some of the earliest Terrorist Leaders of the PLO and other groups were and are Greek Orthodox. Remember one in six Palestinians are said to be Christians of various sects. George Habash comes to mind.

However, for the most part Greek Orthodox Arabs buy into a Socialist movement where Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine are one nation. It’s almost Nasserism, however regionalized. One tell of these type of Christians is that they use names that are arab in origin, Tariq could be Greek Orthodox.

Beirut Bear on November 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Also, the Roman Catholic/Muslim one world theory is really stretching it. He could be a Palestinian Catholic and is half Belgian. Jesuit conspiracy? Sting?

Beirut Bear on November 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Vince Vaughn is partially Lebanese and the “Baba Ghanoush” nickname in the movie is a nod to his heritage in the movie.

Beirut Bear on November 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm

George Habash was a really, really bad character – is he still alive? I don’t believe so but I may be wrong.

JJ: George Habash, a Christian Arab and head of the PFLP terrorist group, is dead. DS

JulieJ on November 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

If the crashers were Jewish, we all know that the press and administration would be blaming the Israeli government all over the place.

Little Al on November 30, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Salahi is most likely a Palestinian Christian. He does own a vinyard afterall and ATPF is a secular anti-Israel organization.

SG: And Mohammed Atta and his buddies drank alcohol before the hijackings and gambled in Vegas. They’re hypocrites. It doesn’t mean they’re Christians. ATFP is NOT secular. It’s Muslim-dominated, with a few Christians for window-dressing. DS

someguy on November 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm

A hypothetical: maybe not so hypothetical in light of emerging news articles — what if these ‘gate-crashers’ really were originally invited, but then the WH decided it was better to disassociate itself from them because of their terrorist connections. Everyone wins; Obama takes a minor hit on lack of WH security, but doesn’t take the hit for inviting terrorists; they don’t mind, because they’ll get huge amounts of money for telling their ‘story’. And meanwhile the terrorists get to hobnob with all the other guests and expand their connections. How many candidates would there be at an Obama gathering?

Little Al on November 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Funny picture and caption of Aunt Ester,er Michelle my belle.
She r

Delta George on December 1, 2009 at 2:47 am

The NYT ‘scrubbing’ is like throwing perfume over stink – pointless.

Sadie on December 1, 2009 at 3:14 am

I just looked at google images of Flo. It’s botox and or surgery! Too much of either can pull the face into a grimace. She’s got a million watt smile nonetheless and I think she’s political enough to know not to grimace when the cameras are rolling, meaning always. But what I can’t stand is here eyes, There is where you see the evil behind the smile.

mK750 on December 1, 2009 at 9:05 am

I agree so much with above article. Tareg Salahi, such an Arabic names. I don’t understand why American government cannot be more careful and check these people. Look at the guy in military base in Texas, Malik Hassan or whatever his name is, just his name was telling already that he wasnt one of ours. In this country they put so much enfassis on ‘be tolerant to muslams’ instead of putting more enfessis on verifing them. Look what they are doing in Europe now. I am really disgusted with our government for being so tolerant to them.

Sonia on December 1, 2009 at 10:12 am

“SG: And Mohammed Atta and his buddies drank alcohol before the hijackings and gambled in Vegas. They’re hypocrites. It doesn’t mean they’re Christians. ATFP is NOT secular. It’s Muslim-dominated, with a few Christians for window-dressing. DS”


I seriously think you are wrong about Salahi being a Muslim. He and Michaele got married in a Catholic Church. And a wealthy Muslim owning a vinyard would be far more scandalous than a Muslim drinking in his spare time. The Saudi royals are hypocrites and they drink but they would never purchase a vinyard, that’s just advertising to the ummah that you are a bad Muslim. Also, Tareq is only half Arab; his mother is Belgian, hence why he looks so white. Palestinian Christians are no friends of Israel, they are very nationalistic and the overwhelming majority of them are anti-Semitic. They are Palestinians first and Christians second.

Also, ATFP is secular, despite its overwhelming Muslim membership. Their mission statement and positions on Palestine are secular ones and there are no overt displays of Islam on their site. Most Palestinian lobbies are dominated by Muslims because there simply are more Muslim Palestinians than Christian Palestinians but that does not mean that every group wants to install sharia law in Palestine. ATFP just doesn’t strike me as an Islamist front group like CAIR, ISNA, or MPAC do.

someguy on December 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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