Interfaith Center Gives Bridge Building Award to Man Who Praised Hezbollah and Brotherhood

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding has a unique definition of building bridges. Or perhaps, like so many Muslim terrorists, they confused building bridges and blowing them up.

“We are excited to honor both FJC and Reza,” said Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum. “all of Reza’s work, from his books, to his media efforts to his activism, share a theme. All inform, build bridges of respect and enable greater understanding of Islam and religious extremism.”

Robert Spencer has the rest of the story at Jihad Watch

Far from being a “moderate,” Aslan is an Islamic supremacist who is a Board member of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). NIAC has been established in court as a front group for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Aslan’s has tried to pass off Iran’s genocidally-minded President Ahmadinejad as a liberal reformer and has called on the U.S. Government to negotiate with Ahmadinejad himself, as well as with Hamas — that is, with two of the most barbaric, genocide-minded and murderous adherents of Sharia. Aslan has even praised the jihad terror group Hizballah as “the most dynamic political and social organization in Lebanon.”

Aslan wrote: “The Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt. And that is good thing.” He has not revised this view despite the Muslim Brotherhood regime’s increasing authoritarianism and brutality toward its opponents, or its escalating persecution of Egyptian Christians.

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is certainly building bridges. Unfortunately the people it is building bridges to have an unfortunate tendency to blow them up. But that is what comes of misunderstanding Islam; a problem that the Center for Interreligious Understanding suffers from.

So what will you miss out on if you don’t pony up the $50,000 to attend the 2013 Tanenbaum Awards?

The evening’s entertainment will feature Broadway personalities Ivan Rutherford (Les Miserables, Titanic), Jackie Burns (Wicked, Hair, Rock of Ages), Kevin Kern (Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Les Miserables) and Deb Lew (The Threepenny Opera, Beauty and the Beast, South Pacific). NCIS: Los Angeles regular Barrett Foa

Clearly money well spent.

  • Capelady

    People need to watch this… then they will understand Israel!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTW59USStlk

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “We are excited to honor both FJC and Reza,” said Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum. “all of Reza’s work, from his books, to his media efforts to his activism, share a theme. All inform, build bridges of respect and enable greater understanding of Islam and religious extremism.”

    He's such a nice boy when PBS asks him softball questions about Islam. And John Esposito agrees with him entirely about the nature of Islam.

    I guess things are OK and the biggest problem really is Islam-o-phobia.

    Tell leftists what they want to hear and they'll assume they can control you.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Newspeak.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is certainly building bridges. Unfortunately the people it is building bridges to have an unfortunate tendency to blow them up. "

    I love that illustration. That's exactly what we do. We build bridges and they smile the whole time as they plan their future destruction of it. Then when it goes boom we look for the "lone wolf" victim of society.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Ahh….the inter-faith bugaboo and all its deceit – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/12/a-global-conf

    In the main, liberal Churches and synagogues are desperate to keep themselves insulated from Muslim barbarians, yet they help in fueling it through their submission!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Pulsar182

    All across the globe we can Muslin interfaith activities happening…