US Officials Attend Dinner Honoring Islamist Who Called for “Unceasing War Against the Americans”

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the Islamist Ennahda movement, Tunisia's main Islamist political party, delivers a speech during a meeting regarding International Women's Day in Tunis

Officially Ghannouchi is a moderate. So is any Islamist who isn’t currently sawing someone’s head of. And so he’s getting quite an honor.

Tunisian parliamentarians, senior U.S. officials, diplomats, Middle East experts, media representatives, and a wide array of friends of Tunisia gathered on February 25th, 2014, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC to celebrate the country’s historic constitution and to honor and recognize the efforts and leadership of Mr. Rached Ghannouchi, leading Islamic scholar and President of the Nahdha Party in Tunisia.

Over 150 guests attended the event (who’s who in Washington DC). Among the main speakers at the Banquet Dinner to welcome and honor Mr. Rached Ghannouchi to Washington DC were Gerald Feierstein, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, John Esposito, University Professor at Georgetown University, Bill Lawrence, President of American Tunisian Association, John Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, Lorne Craner, President of the International Republican Institute, and William Taylor, V.P. at the US Institute of Peace.

When the United States was a little more serious about national security, it refused to even let Ghannouchi into the country, let alone show up to honor him.

During the Gulf War, he did the usual “Death to America” thing expected of all moderates.

According to Ghannouchi, the Muslims now faced “Crusader America,” the “enemy of Islam,” and Saddam had taken a necessary step toward unity, “joining together two Arab states out of twenty-two, praise be to Allah.”

Ghannouchi also threatened the United States. Speaking in Khartoum during the crisis, he said, ” We must wage unceasing war against the Americans until they leave the land of Islam, or we will burn and destroy all their interests across the entire Islamic world.

After the war, Ghannouchi requested a U.S. visa. His request was denied.

And he’s still homicidal, even after all these years.

Sheik Ghanushi, began by blessing the mothers of the suicide bombers: “I would like to send my blessings to the mothers of those youth, those men who succeeded in creating a new balance of power… I bless the mothers who planted in the blessed land of Palestine the amazing seeds of these youths, who taught the international system and the Israeli arrogance, supported by the US, an important lesson. The Palestinian woman, mother of the Shahids [martyrs], is a martyr herself, and she has created a new model of woman…”

The Arab Spring “will achieve positive results on the path to the Palestinian cause and threaten the extinction of Israel,” Ghannouchi said. “I give you the good news that the Arab region will get rid of the bacillus of Israel. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the leader of Hamas, said that Israel will disappear by the year 2027. I say that this date may be too far away, and Israel may disappear before this.”

And his rise in Tunisia during the Arab Spring was nothing short of disastrous.

In the video, which was first broadcast last April and re-broadcast October 9th, Ghannouchi said, “The secularists are still controlling the media, economy and administration. Therefore, controlling them would require more time.” He added that “the police and army’s support for Islamists is not guaranteed, and controlling them would also require more time.”

The Ennahda leader said, “We’ve met with Hizb ut-Tahrir, and the salafists, including Sheikh Abou Iyadh and Sheikh al-Idrissi.”

Abou Iyadh, also known as Seif Allah Ben Hassine, is currently wanted by Tunisian police in connection with the September 14th attack on the US embassy.

This is the sort of man being honored.

  • Maynard

    With friends like this who needs enemies?

  • NJK

    Years ago, this would be considered collaborating with the enemy, and treason. Doesn’t that exist anymore? I guess the only law of the land anymore is “Obamacare?”

    • NAHALKIDES

      There is still a law about giving material aid to terrorists, but you wouldn’t think you’d need to apply it to the U.S. State Dept.

    • Dallasyaherd

      You need to realize that Discoverthenetworks if you read it all, is still only a smidgent of the new Left power today. We are not going to win, they have figured well more precisely Soros has figured out, and then accidentally taught the Jesuit order, how to control all Democracies into the foreseeable future. We are going to lose, because they have figured out how to rig elections while blaming the “right” or whoever is against them. It turns out this fits in perfectly with Islamic religious foundation which always lied, to get more power and colonize.

  • Mileaway

    Obamas buddies…

  • catherineinpvb

    This needs more public – and critical – attention. (If only. .) America is losing both mind and spine; and our future history; being cast by America’s enemies. Those who know they are; and clearly; those who do not.

    Am wondering if any taxpayers paid for the privilege of their ‘Leadership’ attending; and so, by their presence, gave aid and comfort to an enemy of our Country.) As does any American citizen, for that matter, who made private choice to honor Ghanouchi. This and so much more madness at work here; including the ignorance of political correctness that has America slouching and crouching as we confront all enemy MO’s and challenges.

  • Tish

    Operation American Spring 16 May 2014,, Does anyone still believe we can wait for elections.. you know,, the once free and fair elections, which have been hijacked by IRS targeting and fraud,, If this angers you, DO YOUR PART AND SHOW UP TO REMOVE THE SCUM ..Here is ur chance to do something,,,

    • Barbara Frame-Love

      What is Operation American Spring 16 May

      • Leah

        It’s a mimic of Arab Spring. Not something Patriots should attend!

  • Habbgun

    You would think being the Great Satan would be a lot more badass.

  • Gee

    His honor should be a length of rope and a 1 meter drop

  • glpage

    We really need to enforce treason and sedition laws.

  • wileyvet

    No doubt it was a Halal dinner banquet. Hopefully not an all you can eat buffet in violation of a Saudi fatwa. If I was the caterer I would have slipped in some pigs in blankets for appetizers.

  • worldwatchman

    The insanity of our leaders. Our government is truly broken. WE need an overhaul quickly. Where is the common sense or is it all about the festivities and nothing more?? What is wrong with these people????

  • David Brown

    as long as Obama is in office and has Holder to cover his back you had better get used to be traitors against the country.

  • Obamaocare

    How much more proof do we need to declare the occupant of the White House a DOMESTIC ENEMY?!

  • EdWatts

    Headline, New York Times, July 4, 1942:

    “Heinrich Himmler prays [to his god] on Senate Floor!”

    Yeah, we have fallen THAT far.

  • Barbara Frame-Love

    Why do we American citizens have to deal with these people. They should not be allowed on American soil.. Who gave this wacko the dinner and why is he being honored when our brave men and women in our military being treated like trash…I have no issue with people immigrating to America IF they do it the properly lawful way. Any other way is wrong…….. and this is definitely WRONG… any way Obama and his pals try to slice it… WRONG..WRONG…WRONG!

  • Libturds-Suk

    Scumbag Harry Reid’s granddaughter Ryan
    Elisabeth Reid given $31,000 in stolen
    campaign cash for “jewelry”. He’s telling
    the press to leave her alone. She lives in
    Brooklyn New York. She should be hounded, and prosecuted, along with
    thieving Harry.