CAIR’s Public Official of the Year: McDermott
In Washington State, the Islamist front group CAIR held a banquet to give an award to Representative (Moonbat-Seattle) Jim McDermott, and to announce that the King County Democratic Party has made an anti-Israel statement part of their platform: More than 300 Muslims gather for Seattle banquet.
One overt political note was sounded as U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, was introduced and given CAIR’s public-official-of-the-year award for his support of the Muslim community.
Before giving McDermott his plaque, Samia El-Moslimany, CAIR vice chair, announced “tremendous news.”
She told the crowd that the King County Democratic Party, meeting earlier in the day elsewhere within the Convention Center, had voted into its platform a commitment to “withhold U.S. tax dollars from Israel while it is in violation of international law.”
“This is a memorable day,” said El-Moslimany.
The anti-Israel statement was one of 235 amendments to the party’s platform, according to Greg Rodriguez, King County party chairman. Reached at home last night, Rodriguez could not recall the exact wording, but said, “I would imagine that probably did get in.”
Following El-Moslimany to the podium, McDermott said that passage of the platform commitment should encourage all American Muslims to get involved in the political process.