Turkish Airlines sponsoring anti-Israel parlay
Over Thanksgiving weekend, Turkish Airlines is sponsoring an anti-Israel parlay
being held by American Muslims for 'Palestine' in (where else?) Chicago (Hat Tip: Joshua I
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American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) has announced that they will be
holding a four-day event called the "Conference for Palestine in the US:
A Movement United" in suburban Chicago from November 22-25.
Turkish Airlines is reportedly one of the major corporate sponsors of
the conference, scheduled to take place at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott
Resort. The official state carrier of Turkey will be contributing as
much as $15,000 for the event and, in order to encourage attendance, has
announced that the “first 200 registrants will be entered into a raffle
to win an international airline ticket from Turkish Airlines.”
The online mission statement of American Muslims for Palestine calls for
attention to be brought to "the people of Palestine who have been
living under occupation for decades," adding that, "we believe once
Americans know the truth that their tax dollars support the
longest-lasting and the last military occupation in modern history, they
won’t stand for it and will demand that Congress change our foreign
policy in the Middle East to one that is more balanced."
In an article on September 24, author Michael Rubin of Commentary
Magazine said, "American Muslims for Palestine is not any ordinary
organization. Its home page depicts the conference logo—a map of
Palestine made from birds showing the Palestinian state encompassing all
of Israel. So much for the two-state solution."
"The AMP conference is due to feature Fadwa Barghouti, wife of
imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti, currently serving five life
sentences for murder. For several years, the AMP has worked to promote
nakba (catastrophe) commemorations on college campuses, with a goal to
delegitimize Israel’s existence. The group’s national campus coordinator
moved to disrupt a speech by the Israeli ambassador at UC-Irvine back
in 2010. "
. Maybe once the election is over, they can announce that Hussein Obama is addressing them too.
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