Thursday, April 8, 2010
The terrorist-linked Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center held their annual fundraising banquet this past Saturday April 3 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Northern Virginia. Seven Virginia elected officials were featured as invited guests on the advertisement for the fundraiser.
Starting on February 17 we notified those seven officials about the terrorist links of Dar al Hijrahs past and current imams and congregants. Two of them, Senator James Webb and State Delegate Kaye Kory, had their name removed from the flyer in the weeks following our notifications. Yet on the eve of the fundraiser, the remaining five - Governor Tim Kaine, Conressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran, and Fairfax County Supervisors Penny Gross and Sharon Bulova kept their names on the invitation.
On Saturday, concerned Virginia citizens including the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST) and Act for America held a protest outside the hotel. Two local community members, who had purchased confirmed tickets days in advance, and had registered, and been issued nametags at the door, were later ejected by security guards before they could even enter the event. The next day they came to CSP, concerned about Dar-al-Hijrahs poor treatment of non-Muslims who are average citizens, while Dar-al-Hijrah actively invited non-Muslims who are elected officials.
We contacted the 5 remaining politicians on Monday. Congressman James Moran and Governor and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine confirmed they had not attended, while the other three refused to comment.
If he did attend, this wasnt Gerry Connollys first tribute to terrorist-linked Dar-al-Hijrah. We discovered an enthusiastic letter of support from him for Dar-Al-Hijrahs 25th Anniversary banquet in 2008, years after the mosque was widely known to be associated with terrorism.
In fact it appears from the letter that as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, he actually hosted the event. Connolly said quote, I am delighted to welcome you to Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Centers 25th Anniversary Dinner We are honored to host such an outstanding group of individuals.
How long can Gerry Connolly and supervisors Gross and Bulova cover up whether they attended?
Its time to end the coverup. We encourage all concerned constituents to call, write and email their representatives demanding clear-cut answers.
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly
Chairwoman Sharon Bulova
Supervisor Penny Gross
Posted by Abraham at 12:47 AM