November 6, 2006, - 11:53 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Guess which Michigan candidates attended the annual banquet of the pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM)? CIOM defends all Islamic homicide bombings and refuses to condemn them. CIOM also does not recognize Israel’s right to exist and insists that all of Israel is Muslim land.
So who attended CIOM’s dinner? Well, their party is the GOP. From the extremist Muslim Observer newspaper:
Detroit-October 29-About 800 people gathered at the Burton Manor convention center in Detroit for a celebration of the accomplishments of the largest pan-Islamic organization in Southeast Michigan, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM).
CIOM was celebrating its 20th annual banquet.
Present were many local and national-stature politicians, including Mike Bouchard, (Republican senatorial challenger to Senator Debbie Stabenow) and Attorney General Mike Cox. Governor Granholm was not present but sent a letter of support. Also present, as he has been consistently at local Muslim events for several months, was the local candidate for Probate Judge, Frank Szymanski. All of these politicians were welcomed to the event and invited to enjoy their dinner.
Oh, and by the way, the keynote speaker was Salam Al-Marayati, who–after the 9/11 attacks–was all over Los Angeles-area radio saying the Israelis were behind it. He defended Hezbollah’s murder of over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians. His wife, Dr. Laila Al-Marayati’s charity, KinderUSA, was shut down for funding HAMAS “martyrs.” Read more on the Al-Marayatis.
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