The day after an investigative piece we had written exposing the fact that Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was going to give the Keynote Address at an upcoming radical Muslim fundraiser, Wasserman Schultz cancelled her speech. Her office claimed that she had never agreed to do the event in the first place, but a newly released statement from the Islamist group’s leader proves that that was not true.
According to announcements which were placed on the website of EMERGE USA last month, Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been scheduled to give the Keynote Address at the group’s annual fundraising banquet, which was to be held in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, at the Marriott Fort Lauderdale North, on April 21st.
This, as was pointed out in our article, ‘Debbie Wasserman Schultz Empowers a Radical Muslim Fundraiser,’ was troubling, because, while EMERGE USA’s name sounds innocuous if not entirely patriotic, the group’s leadership consists of persons who spread bigotry against non-Muslims and who actively support terror-related individuals and organizations who target America and Israel.
The co-founder and spokesman of EMERGE, Khurrum Wahid, has given legal support to what would seem to be a who’s who of accused terrorists in America, including a man who threatened to assassinate President George W. Bush and two South Florida imams who were charged with sending at least $50,000 to the Taliban to murder American troops overseas. As well, Wahid is a former representative of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In 2011, he landed on a U.S. government terrorist watch list.
The Executive Director of EMERGE, Nauman Sabit Abbasi, is the President of Public Relations for the Islamic Foundation of South Florida (IFSF), a radical mosque whose youth leader recently wrote on the internet, “[Y]es, Allah (SWT) has Decreed that we will over-take the World in numbers…”
The Field Coordinator of EMERGE, Laila Abdelaziz, belligerently asked President Barack Obama at a Tampa, Florida town hall meeting to condemn Israel for what she erroneously claimed were “human rights violations against the occupied Palestinian people.”
The co-founder and former Executive Director of EMERGE, Farooq Mitha, has spoken at events sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization that has been named by the U.S. Justice Department as a party to the financing of Hamas, and the Center for American progress (CAP), an Obama-linked group that has been widely condemned for its propagation of anti-Semitism.
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