MPAC's Virtual Town Hall Against Bigotry

Gary Fouse

Last night, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a virtual town hall against bigotry (their words, not mine). The featured participant was Senator Bernie Sanders. So far, no problem although I would add that Sanders' presence shows MPAC's attachment to the far left. It is the remaining participants who raise eyebrows if your town hall is supposed to be against bigotry. Here is MPAC's Twitter announcement:


First of all, why would people like Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar ("It's the Benjamins, Baby") and Rashida Tlaib be participating? All have had charges of anti-Semitism leveled against them. Ellison, who has a history of troubled relations with the Jewish community, has never satisfactorily explained his history of association with the Nation of Islam and its leader, Louis Farrakhan. Tlaib's open opposition to the Jewish state of Israel, critics charge, has often crossed the line into anti-Semitism.

As for Dr Abdul El-Sayed, I hope somebody asked him why he made such a fuss over an Israeli actress being chosen to play Cleopatra in a movie instead of an Egyptian actress. Just asking since the topic was supposed to be against bigotry.

Finally, I would ask Senator Sanders, who I have no reason to call a bigot, why he would appear with such a cast of characters.

0 Comments - Share Yours!: