Obama won’t go to Sochi, but he’ll bring (worse than) Sochi to us

 

Barry does Damascus

Barry does Damascus

Issues visa to homophobic Imam for nationwide hate tour.

Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi was issued a visa for a 17-city tour of US mosques to raise money and support for the Syrian uprising. He arrived New Year’s Day.

The radical Syrian cleric has made no secret of his virulent anti-gay views. Appearing April 28, 2011, on al Aqsa TV, the official network of the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza, al-Nabulsi said: “Homosexuality involves a filthy place and does not generate offspring. Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That is why, brothers, homosexuality carries the death penalty.”

The Muslim leader came to the United States for a fundraising tour for a newly formed coalition of radical Islamist militias fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian civil war has cost more than 100,000 civilian lives, according to United Nations’ estimates.

The Syrian American Council submitted al-Nabulsi’s visa request to the State Department’s Syria desk. A Department official told the American Media Institute that all visa requests, especially for individuals from countries on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, get scrutinized.

“Every visa applicant undergoes a screening to detect connections to terrorism, and that includes inputs from multiple federal partners,” the official said.

Asked whether al-Nabulsi’s televised remarks calling for killing homosexuals and Jews should have banned him from travel to America, a second State Department official, specializing in visa requests, pointed to Section 212(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which covers a broad range of terrorist-related activity, including promoting the use of violence and incitement. Nonetheless, the visa was issued.

“Under current policy, a foreign national applying for a US visa who is known to have promoted jihad and suicide bombings would be ordinarily deemed ‘undesirable’ and denied a visa,” according to a report from the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a Washington, DC-based group founded by investigative reporter Steven Emerson.

“Ordinarily”, but in ObamaLand, not necessarily.

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7 responses to “Obama won’t go to Sochi, but he’ll bring (worse than) Sochi to us

  1. GWChase

    And the liberal press will look the other way.
    GW

  2. so we are able to see obama’s priorites. they are pro-gay rights [if belatedly] and they are pro islamist, but when the two interests collide, they support the islamists.

  3. weakleyhollow

    In ObamaLand, the worst thing you can be is a homophobe… unless you’re a Moslem, of course.

  4. Libertarian Advocate

    This illustrates perfectly the thorough vacuousness of the progressive mind. One cannot be simultaneously be both pro gay rights and pro Islamist.

  5. Peg

    And while lefties are hysterical about some states not approving gay marriage or photographers wishing to decline photography at a gay marriage – THIS goes overlooked. And while Israel is the ONLY nation in the middle east that protects the rights of gays and has freedom of religion and treats women with respect – THAT is the nation that gets bashed and boycotted.

    Maybe you guys can figure it out; beyond my comprehension.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Islamism certainly ( and I’d say Islam itself) and “Gay Rights” are a nearly perfect dichotomy. One cannot long exist in the presence of the other. It’s an either or proposition in the real world. Obviously, the Progressive vision of Utopia is not the real world. If I were compelled to bet on which side were to prevail in the end, I’d put my money on Islamism over “Gay Rights.” After all, all available evidence points that way. E.G.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSSAfBsPzsI