The Department of Defense has postponed an event featuring Ahmed Bedier, the Tampa area CAIR director. Bedier was to present his perspective on the following Islamic beliefs: the six articles of Faith, the five pillars of Islam, demographics of the Muslim world, culture vs. religion, etiquette and diet, the role of women, Islamists vs. criminals, what is Jihad really? Shaheed (i.e. Martyrdom), Religion and state - does Islam clash with democracy, the Ummah, the Caliphate and Dhimmi (i.e. non-Muslims living under Muslim rule).
Well, it's not gonna happen now.
What, no "whine-o-gram" announcing this islamophobic act by our DoD. Perhaps tomorrow. Lecture information was first posted on the Savage Nation website.
CAIR Watch founder and Americans Against Hate chairman, Joe Kaufman, has been busy. On Thursday Kaufman contacted the Department of Defense: Central Command (CENTCOM) regarding an upcoming event where CAIR -Tampa Executive Director Ahmed Bedier was scheduled to speak. The event was canceled or "postponed" with no future date planned, according to CENTCOM.
In an email sent to subscribers, of which I am one, Kaufman details the actions he took to encourage CENTCOM to reconsider their invitation to the terror supporter. “[I]t would be wrong for CENTCOM to host Ahmed Bedier from CAIR this coming Tuesday, given CAIR’s extensive ties to terrorist organizations... Please reconsider allowing Mr. Bedier to speak to your personnel on Tuesday the 15th or anytime in the future. CENTCOM should be fighting terrorists, not embracing their friends.”
June 2006, CAIR was privy to a VIP behind the scenes tour at Chicago O'Hare airport including access to customs screening operations and other sensitive information. This was just the tip of the iceberg leading to CAIR provided sensitivity training for Homeland Security, TSA and Customs and Border Offices employees.
This time, thanks to Kaufman, those responsible for protecting America and Americans have replaced political correctness with common sense.