Two of the groups allegedly linked with Chuck Hagel, who’s facing a Senate confirmation fight for Secretary of Defense, are bogus.
As Salon.com reports, “None of the charges were more ridiculous on their face than the allegation that Hagel took a paid speaking gig from a group indiscreetly called ‘Friends of Hamas’.”
Read more: “A new low for Breitbart”
After residents voiced strong opposition to a proposed Muslim cemetery in a rural part of unincorporated Bullitt County in Kentucky last week, the county’s Board of Adjustments voted 4-1 to deny the request to loud applause from the crowd of more than 110.
You can read more here: Bullitt board rejects plan for Islamic cemetery
“[Some residents] expressed concern about environmental issues associated with Islamic burial traditions, which typically involve no caskets or vaults. Some feared vandalism from those opposed to Islam.”
What can Muslims do to counter such opposition to what should be an easy approval?
Some opponents of the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense allege that he has shadowy Hamas ties — yet the group they pinpoint apparently does not exist.
See: “Friends of Hamas”: The Scary-Sounding Pro-Hagel Group That Doesn’t Actually Exist.
Have you been following the Senate hearings?
The Muslim Public Affairs Council is accepting applications from students for its summer internship program in Los Angeles or Washington, DC.
The MPAC internship program helps young leaders who are committed to making Muslims a vital and contributing component in American society, as well as helping them to develop their research, leadership and communication skills.
Interns take part in weekly leadership classes on professional development and networking, along with hands-on experience in government, media, community engagement, interfaith relations and Hollywood outreach.
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 8, 2013. For more information, contact Marium Mohiuddin by telephone (323-258-6722) or email (email@example.com).