Capitulating to complaints from Democrat politicians and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an Islamic activist group created by the Muslim Brotherhood with ties to the terror group Hamas, a Michigan church canceled an event critical of Islamic supremacy that was slated to commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11.
Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church’s two-day event headlined, “9/11 forgotten? Is Michigan surrendering to Islam?” was slated to feature Shahram Hadian, former Muslim who was to speak Wednesday on “How the Interfaith Movement is Sabotaging America and the Church.”
Hadian’s Sept. 11 discussion was intended to “expose the growing deception of interfaith dialogue” and “explain how interfaith ‘dialogue’ is compromising the Gospel & our national security,” according to his website.
The event, reportedly organized by the Detroit Coalition for Freedom, planned on featuring Jim Simpson, a former Office of Management and Budget economist to three presidents and an investigative reporter, to speak about “How Islam is Destroying America from Within” on Thursday.
After cancellation of the 9/11 remembrance was reported, the group United West announced it would instead feature the two guest speakers online on Wednesday at 7pm Eastern time.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations along with members of Democrat lawmakers insisted the event be called off for giving “anti-Muslim bigotry” a platform.
“Though we believe that houses of worship have the right to preach their doctrine, we find it incredibly irresponsible for a church to invite someone who has the objective of spewing clear anti-Muslim bigotry,” the executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter, Dawud Walid, told the Detroit Free Press.
In 2014, CAIR was classified as a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates and labeled as a Muslim Brotherhood entity by the United States.
In 2008, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. As a result, the FBI discontinued its work with the organization.
A federal judge determined in 2009 that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” CAIR has ties to the Palestinian terror organization Hamas.
The Trump administration has announced its plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a “foreign terrorist organization,” which would impose a penalty on any individual organization doing business with the group.
Democratic Reps. Andy Levin and Debbie Dingell warned the event exposing jihadism must be shut down because there is “no place for hate” in the United States.
“We implore the Bloomfield Baptist Church to forgo the anti-Muslim events planned for next week and instead recognize America’s rich cultural and religious diversity as we reflect on one of the most painful days in our country’s history and heal from recent acts of white supremacist violence,” Levin and Dingell said in a joint statement on the issue.
“As people of faith,” they continued, “we ask Michiganders to unify in peace and celebrate our shared humanity to help prevent future acts of hatred.”
State Reps. Abdullah Hammoud, D-Dearborn, and Mari Manoogian, D-Birmingham cautioned the 9/11 commemoration is “an attempt to assign blame for 9/11 to the entire Muslim community.”
“Our communities should be outraged by these scheduled toxic and bigoted events,” Hammoud and Manoogian lamented. “With the rise of mass shootings by white domestic terrorists targeting those they deem ‘other’ we are deeply disturbed that a place of worship would host an event that continues to fan the flames of hate and intolerance. Religious institutions should strive to be welcoming centers for all. We strongly encourage Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church to reconsider hosting these events and instead seek opportunities to foster a positive dialogue within the community.”
Last week, prior to conceding to the demands of terror-linked CAIR, the pastor of Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, Donald McKay, told Fox 2 “Islam is a growing threat in the United States of America.”
Noting that he doesn’t speak on behalf of the church, he said: “we don’t hate Muslims, we hate the ideology they are identified with.”
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