July 7, 2005, - 10:01 am
By Debbie Schlussel
My friends at America’s premier self-anointed Arab leadership group, the ADC (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee–note that American is just an adjective), have “condemned” the bombings, this morning, in London. Strange that ADC sent out a quick e-mail that contains some curious statements “strongly condemning” the attacks, yet at the time of this post, ADC’s rudimentary website features no such condemnation. Instead, there are calls to oppose the tools to fight terror–the Patriot Act and stemming illegal immigration.
And–oh, yeah–there are photos from ADC’s 25th anniversary convention featuring a “Who’s Who” of terror supporters–like Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal (remember his $10 million post-9/11 offer to NY in return for changing US policy toward terrorists?–courageously rebuffed by Rudy Giuliani). There are also photos of other terror-supporting ADC leaders, attendees, and awardees, like actual “former” PFLP terrorist Imad Hamad (friend of Midwest Homeland Security chieftain Brian Moskowitz), and terrorists’ lawyers, like Nabih Ayad.
Then, there’s the issue of who did the attacks. ADC seems to take issue with that. It’s pretty obvious that it’s either Al-Qaeda, an outgrowth of the Al-Qaeda network, like say Hezbollah, or some other Islamic terror group that ADC loves to love and “condemns” only with carefully worded, ambiguous statements. Yet, ADC claims in its e-mail press release:
“Information as to who is responsible for these latest bombings in
London has yet to be confirmed. Regardless of the identity of the perpetrators of this terrible crime, ADC condemns this heinous act in the strongest possible terms.”
Actually, with ADC, the IDENTITY of the perpetrators matters very much, as does the identity of the VICTIMS. For example, if it were Hezbollah (which trained Al-Qaeda and current insurgents in Iraq) or Hamas or PFLP, then ADC would be praising the group (especially if the victims were largely Jews). ADC’s current board member and former President Albert Mokhiber praised Hamas as “very respectable,” and both ADC’s former President Hamzi Moghrabi and late President Hala Maksoud, in whose name ADC gives scholarships and awards, have praised Hezbollah as “heroic.”
More from ADC’s “condemnation”:
“ADC believes that the best plan of action to such an appalling attack
is for all Americans to come together and offer support to the English
Actually, the best plan of action is for Arab and Muslim groups to stop selectively “condemning” terrorism in the form of mere lip service based on carefully gauged public sentiment in response to terrorist attacks. The best plan of action is for ADC to–once and for all–condemn all terrorism. It has yet to do so. Today is no exception.
ADC’s patronizing continues:
ADC urges the public and the media to proceed with caution.
Do we, Americans, really need this arrogant terror-supporting group to tell us how to proceed? I don’t think so.
***UPDATE: Since this post, someone undoubtedly alerted the “patriots” at terrorist-supporting ADC that they had better put something up “condemning” the attacks, to match their ambiguous press release. So they did. Big whoop. Does it change a thing about ADC’s history of–and continued stance–supporting terrorist groups? Nope.
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