February 21, 2014, - 2:58 pm
A tax-funded Detroit tourism group is spending big bucks to welcome a Black Muslim hate group to the bankrupt city.
This weekend, the racist, anti-Semitic, anti-gay, anti-Asian Nation of Islam has its national convention in the bankrupt City of Detroit. And some Detroit tax money went to pay for several expensive banners posted throughout Detroit Metro Airport welcoming the hate group to the city. See the photo posted below of one of the banners.
DebbieSchlussel.com has learned that the banners were paid for by the tax-funded Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), an organization that gets most of its funds from taxes. We also learned that the DMCVB is responsible for actively recruiting the Nation of Islam and its loony, anti-Semitic, anti-White, anti-gay, anti-Asian leader, Louis Farrakhan, to bring their convention to Detroit.
The DMCVB is funded by a 2% tax on all hotel and motel stays in the Detroit metropolitan area. If you visit Detroit and stay at any hotel or motel with 35 rooms or more, you are helping to pay to welcome Muslim hate against Whites, Jews, Asians, and gays. The organization, which has no oversight and is completely unaccountable, refused to give me any information regarding the cost of the banners or the group’s policy regarding hate groups it recruits to the city. Unfortunately, even though the group is largely tax-funded, it is not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. Absurd. The DMCVB is also funded by the hundreds of Detroit-area businesses, including the Bozouki Club (a haggard strip joint), which pay it a membership fee to “promote” Detroit.
In November 1998, I went undercover to the Islamic Center of America–the largest mosque in North America–to hear the anti-Semitic speech of Nation of Islam speaker Louis Farrakhan. I felt like I was at a Nazi rally and had an inkling of how my Holocaust survivor grandparents must have felt in Nazi-infested Europe and anti-Semitic Poland before they were hauled off to the camps. My summary of the openly anti-Semitic Farrakhan speech, which I put in a Detroit News op-ed column, is below, at the end of this post.
When we first learned about these expensive banners hung throughout the Detroit airport and–we’re told–elsewhere in the City, we contacted the DMCVB. I spoke with the extremely rude, evasive DMCVB Communications Director, Renee Monforton and DMCVB employee Xenia Castillo-Hunter, who proudly told me she recruited the Nation of Islam to come to Detroit. Both of them hung up on me, after I repeatedly asked them if they would invite the Ku Klux Klan to Detroit for its national convention and spend money on welcome banners . . . and they repeatedly refused to answer the question.
Here is what happened with my conversation with Ms. Monforton:
Debbie Schlussel: So, did the DMCVB pay for the banners at Detroit Metro Airport welcoming the Nation of Islam?
Tax-Paid Detroit Boosters Xenia Castillo-Hunter & Renee Monforton Luv Anti-White, Anti-Jewish, Anti-Gay, Anti-Asian Nation of Islam
Renee Monforton: Yes, we did. We pay for banners welcoming many groups to the city.
DS: Oh, so if the Klan came to Detroit, you would pay for welcome banners?
RM: No. I’m not going to get into that. We’re not a political group. We don’t take stands on issues.
DS: I didn’t ask you that. I asked you if you would welcome the Klan to the city and pay for banners to be hoisted around the airport welcoming its members. Is there any hate group you wouldn’t welcome to the city?
RM: That group is entirely different from the Nation of Islam.
DS: Really? How so? How, other than skin complexion are these two racist, supremacist groups different?
RM: I’m not going to get into that. We’re not a political group. We welcome all kinds of groups to the city.
DS: Ah, I get it. Black Muslim racist groups, okay. White racists, not okay. Good to know.
RM: I didn’t say that.
DS: Then, what are you saying? Why is it okay for you to spend tax money to welcome a group that calls Jewish houses of worship, “Synagogues of Satan,” that calls White people, “Crackers,” that is anti-gay, that attacks Asians?
RM: I’m not going to answer that. We’re not a political group. You know, I know all about you. You’re a conservative commentator.
DS: Yeah, so? What does that have to do with anything? Or with the Nation of Islam’s hate? Are you saying that because I’m conservative, Louis Farrakhan never said these things, calling Jews “satanists” and attacking Whites and gays? Does my being a conservative make those things disappear and give you the okay to spend tax money welcoming this hate to Detroit?
RM: I’m saying you have an agenda.
DS: I think you have an agenda, and it includes welcoming Black Muslim bigots to Detroit when you know it’s wrong, and you don’t want to answer for it.
RM: I fill hotel beds and bring people to Detroit to spend money. You should be happy about that. [DS: Actually, she does none of those things. She’s an incompetent communications director.]
DS: Well, then, why don’t you fill beds with the Klan and other extremists also to spend money in Detroit. Um, no, I’m not happy about the city taking hate money from the Nation of Islam. So, you don’t have a problem with Louis Farrakhan’s message of hate because he and his minions spend money in Detroit.
RM: I’m not going to get into that. We are not a political organization.
DS: How much did you spend on those banners and how many of them are there?
RM: That’s an internal matter, and I’m not going to tell you that.
DS: Ah, so you don’t think that the taxpayers–the visitors who pay a 2% tax to pay your salary–are entitled to know how much you spent to welcome an anti-Semitic, anti-White, anti-gay group to the city?
DS: Why not?
Yup, the coward with zero basic decency hung up on me.
Next, I spoke with Ms. Hunter, who also refused to answer my questions and refused to give me her full name or its spelling (um, I can google it, dummy, so you didn’t do yourself any favors), after proudly telling me she recruited the Nation of Islam to bring its national convention to the city. When I asked her why she would be so proud of bringing an openly anti-Semitic, anti-White, racist, anti-gay group to the city, she hung up on me, too.
That’s Detroit. And that’s why the city–even when it finally emerges from financial bankruptcy–will never come back. It’s morally bankrupt.
And, unfortunately, there is no court that can discharge that.
With people like Renee Monforton and Xenia Castillo-Hunter “running” the city (into the ground), Detroit will forever remain a disaster.
By the way, Ms. Monforton, you a crackah, too.
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