A Washington, D.C. based Muslim group, hosted its 10th Anniversary event earlier this week. It was moderated by the self-proclaimed European spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood. Both Hillary Clinton and Congressman Keith Ellison were expected to speak at the event.
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., joins scholars and policy experts next week near the nation’s capital to discuss the future of U.S.-Muslim relations.
The nonprofit Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an academic conference Tuesday titled, “How to Improve U.S.-Muslim Relations: Challenges and Promises Ahead.”
The conference in Arlington, Va., among other things, will take up the Obama administration policies and what role Islam will play in developing democracy in the Muslim world.
During the gathering, Maldives Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed will receive the “Muslim Democrat of the Year” award for his work in the past 15 years to strengthen and promote democracy and human rights in the Maldives.
While it is clear why Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, would speak at the event – he speaks at every major Islamic event in the U.S. and some outside the U.S., and even went to the College of Sharia in the Middle East rather than celebrate Presidents Day Weekend in the United States – it’s not clear why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might speak at an event hosted by a Muslim Brotherhood member. More bizarrely, why would an American Muslim group award Democrat of the Year status on a foreign minister whose country denies citizenship to non-Muslims and is quite proud of that fact? It just doesn’t sound very democratic or award worthy, does it?
Foreign Minister Shaheed on receiving his award, Muslim Democrat of the Year:
I’m very happy to be named Muslim Democrat of the year.
For now I’m very happy to be in a 100 per cent Muslim country having achieved homegrown democracy. It’s not something that was imposed on us. The movement for democracy grew in the country…we’re still trying to complete the revolution here.
It bears repeating:
Article 9, Section D states that “a non-Muslim may not become a citizen of the Maldives.”
From Creeping Sharia