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Just another ploy by CAIR to smear Walid Shoebat
May 13, 2011 (MMD Newswire) — Former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat spoke at a Department of Homeland Security event in Rapid City South Dakota on Wednesday, May 11th.” It was not promoted outside that state,” according to Walid Shoebat’s manager, Keith Davies. According to Davies and event organizer, Danielle Morem of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, “the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was consistently calling us and DHS, requesting that we ban former Muslim terrorist and anti-Islamic fundamentalist, Walid Shoebat from speaking at the event and said as much in their own press release: http://prorevnews.blogspot.com/2011/05/race-to-bottom-south-dakota.html.”
Keith Davies also states; “Since the only national press releases were those distributed by CAIR, I was pleased to learn that CNN was covering the event, and sending two investigative journalists, Kathleen Johnston and Drew Griffin. This was surprising since CNN has totally ignored Shoebat and given his events little attention or him, on-air time in the past.”
According to Davies; “CAIR has consistently opposed Shoebat’s presentations to college and university audiences, as well as those held for numerous police organizations, the FBI and Secret Service. It was immediately obvious that CNN was responding to CAIR’s release and was jumping to their rescue . CAIR’s primary agenda is to discredit people like Walid Shoebat so that the truth about Islamic fundamentalists and terrorists does not reach the American people.”
Event planner Morem also stated; “Johnson and Griffin mislead us and the DHS, stating that they were interested in reporting on the whole conference; where Shoebat was one of the speakers. However, CNN did not cover the conference or interview other speakers, focusing solely on Shoebat and his presentation, and interrogating Keith Davies about the fee that was paid to Shoebat, how his non-profit organization was funded, and who sat on the organization’s board.”
The questions directed to Shoebat and Davies had absolutely nothing to do with terrorism or how America can stop terrorism. No questions were asked based on the content of the event, but were totally focused on Shoebat.
CNN’s questioning was directed at the funding of the Shoebat Foundation, such as: Were you paid $13,000 for speaking? This question was very revealing, since CAIR had protested in the media three years ago when Walid Shoebat and two other former terrorists spoke at the Air Force Academy, where they were paid $13,000. At that time CAIR mounted a major campaign to get Shoebot and his fellow speakers barred from the event, to no avail.
Davies closed by saying; “It appeared that the whole purpose of the trip from Atlanta by CNN was to come to the rescue of CAIR. The question needing to be asked is why CNN is supporting CAIR’s agenda.