Jack E. Kemp
While reading bestselling author and American Thinker contributor Dr. Jerome Corsi’s book entitled “What Went Wrong: The Inside Story of the GOP Debacle of 2012…and How it Can be Avoided Next Time,” I came across this further explanation of booing of God at the 2012 DNC in Chapter 9, pages 214-215:
At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon, September 5, 2012, a strange issue came to the floor. Rebroadcast on national television that evening was a raucous controversy that erupted over a move to restore to the party’s platform a reference to “God” and the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Fox News reported correctly that a loud group of delegates shouted, “No!” from their seats in the convention hall. Convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, had to call three times (NOTE: that’s “three” in Arabic) from the convention rostrum for a vote that the “Ayes” had it before he could restore the disputed language. In an embarrassing television moment, Villaraigosa struggled on the third try over whether or not to ignore the crowd booing before he finally gaveled the vote to an end. Watching the vote being taken a third time, it was by no means certain the chairman got the two-thirds vote needed to restore the provisions. What was underreported was that Muslim delegates were responsible for the controversy.
Fox News reporter John Roberts from the convention floor called the incident “an unforced error,” saying it was “inexplicable” why the provisions were taken out from the 208 Democratic Party platform.
Apparently, the explanation was that Muslim delegates to the DNC demanded the platform changes in the first place.
“Democrats need to feel included, it doesn’t matter what religion you are,” Noor Ul-Hasan, a Muslim delegate from Salt Lake City, told TPM.com, explaining that including God in the Democratic Party platform might make people feel uncomfortable…
Ah, yes. The Great “Feel Uncomfortable” excuse. One wonders how uncomfortable the Copts feel in Egypt watching their churches now burn and their co-religionists being physically attacked and killed. And was anyone concerned about how uncomfortable the parents of the all non-Muslim members of Seal Team Six when an imam was brought in by the US Government to speak at their funeral? You can watch two of the SEAL parents express their upset starting at the two minute 30 second point of this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE_tyax7LPw#t=157
This apparently is the new American “right” to never have to feel “uncomfortable” – unless you are a Christian or a Jew. Ul-Hasan’s then went on to say that “To have God in there, people who don’t believe in God, you’ve got to have those people included.”
So to have non-believers in God “properly” included at an event, you must exclude the majority believers? But wouldn’t that make believers feel “uncomfortable?” Once again, to return to Dr. Corsi’s book,
She was equally determined that the reference to Jerusalem had to be removed: “We have two Muslims in our delegation, and we have two Jews as well. We work together. But I think if they told me they were going to make a Muslim city be the capital, I think we’d be dividing our Democrats. That’s why I’m in the Democratic Party – because I don’t want to be divided.” http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/democrats-vote-no-charlot...
Evidently it never occurred to Noor Ul-Hasan that by removing God and Jerusalem from the platform, Democrats were dividing themselves from a very large bloc of voters the Obama campaign did not want to offend, namely Christians and Jews.
The number of Muslim delegates at the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, the Washington Post reported. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, estimated there were more than one hundred Muslim delegates representing twenty states. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-09-05/national/35494428_1_m... This put Muslims at approximately 5 percent of the DNC delegates, when Muslims constitute less than 1 percent of the US population. (the book then references an article stating there were 100 Muslim delegates at the 2012 DNC event: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/muslims-have-more-dnc-dele... ).
As demonstrated in Charlotte, Muslim activists within the Democratic Party can exert a policy impact disproportionate to the number of Muslims in the US population. But the critical question remains: Are Democrats now willing to challenge traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs by including Muslims within the base of the party?
Nor should radical feminists, single mothers, and the LGBT community welcome Muslims into the Democratic Party coalition without appreciating yet another risk: Are Muslims in the Democratic Party ready to embrace their lifestyles?
What will the Democratic Party do in the future when faith-based Muslims turn not only on the God of the Christians and the Jews, but also on contraceptives, abortion and same-sex marriage?
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I suspect that if, in a future Democratic National Convention, the Muslim delegates were to boo same-sex marriage or boo a more euphemistic phrase such as “equal marriage rights,” the major networks could not avoid tensions even if they were to have “technical difficulties” in their transmissions at that moment. Reports of the differences that Dr. Corsi foresees in the Democratic coalition will not go unreported, uncontested without pushback. And the new American “right” to never feel comfortable will have met its match, even among those that have called themselves the uber-tolerant politically correct. To paraphrase a well-known leftist saying, one person’s tolerance is another person’s narrow minded reactionaryism.