It seems that every wacked out group has been jumping on the Occupy Wall Street bandwagon. There are anti-taxes, anti-Wall Street, anti-financial world, anti-capitalism, anti-employer, anti-work, anti-black and anti-Jewish groups all joined together for a supposedly common cause.
There have already been complaints filed concerning anti-Semitic and racial statements and signs used by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Anti-Defamation League’s national director, Abraham Foxman said, “While we believe that these expressions are not representative of the larger views of the OWS movement, it is still critical for organizers, participants and supporters of these rallies to condemn such bigoted statements clearly and forcefully.”
Now, the organizers of the OWS have extended an invitation to a Muslim group that has ties to Islamic extremists, radicals, anti-Semites and terrorists. The group is part of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – New York. The parent organization located in Washington DC has had former employees and some current employees that have been deported or jailed for terrorist related offenses.
As liberal as Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer from New York is known to be, he has criticized the Council on American-Islamic Relations in the past for their associations with Islamic terrorists.
One of the OWS organizers, Matthew Bralow believes that reaching out to the Muslim community would help diversify the protest movement and make it stronger.
It seems that they don’t care who they invite as long as they can get more people, more numbers and more press coverage. Perhaps they feel that they may one day actually represent the 99% if they add enough different groups and organizations to the protest. However, I for one will never claim to be one of their 99%, nor do I belong to the 1% they are supposedly protesting against. I continue to be part of the 54% of Americans who pay their taxes and disagree with the OWS movement.