RAIN OR SHINE – Join Us September 25! – Stop Ahmadinejad Rally.
September 25 Rally to protest U.S. religious leaders “honoring” AHMADINEJAD at NYC Hyatt Hotel
Join us to raise your voice of conscience against
religious appeasers of tyrant Ahmadinejad!
On Thursday, Sept 25, at 6pm in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, The American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker UN Office, Religions for Peace, and the World Council of Churches-UN Liaison Office will be “honoring” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at an Iftar (dinner to break the day’s Ramadan fast). Other organizations, political leaders and media have also been invited. Read the Text of the Invitation.
These religious leaders are about to betray their brethren across all religions, parties, and countries by “honoring” the tyrannical regime of Ahmadinejad and the Iranian mullahs of this terrorist state.
At the same time, Women United, the Jewish Action Alliance, Stand With Us, Center for Security Policy, the Catholic League, the The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Alliance of Iranian Women and over 30 organizations of all faiths and political affiliations will hold an interfaith rally to counter this betrayal of principles, to protest Ahmadinejad’s presence at the United Nations, and to oppose Iran’s nuclear weapons program and outrageous threats against the USA and America’s ally, Israel. See the full list of participating organizations HERE , updated daily. UPDATE – RAIN OR SHINE, THE RALLY WILL GO ON! WEATHER REPORTS DAILY ON THIS PAGE…
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been invited to speak along with many other civic and religious leaders and politicians, both Democrats and Republicans.
Please join us at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, East 42nd St, near Lexington Ave and Grand Central Station in Manhattan, at 5:30pm. PLAN EXTRA TRAVEL TIME because the large number of attendees will affect traffic near the event.
Send a message to the Mullahs in Iran!
For more information, or to bring your organization on board, call 212-726-1124
WOMEN UNITED: CODE RED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Women United (212) 726-1124
50 organizations to protest
U.S. religious leaders’ lovefest with Ahmadinejad tomorrow 9/25
New York City, September 24: Fifty organizations, prominent Jewish and Christian leaders, and public policy groups (see list below) will mount a major protest across the street from the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, September 25 at 6 p.m, to show their outrage at the dinner meeting to be held by Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-American U.N. officials and American religious leaders.
Women United, a new international human rights organization, calls on human rights activists, religious organizations, and leaders of all backgrounds, faiths, and political affiliation to stand in solidarity on Thursday at the Hyatt demonstration.
WHEN: Thursday September 25, 6:00 pm start time
WHERE: Across the street from the Grand Hyatt Hotel, East 42nd St between Park and Lexington Avenues, New York City
WHO: 50 organizations participating (see list below)
BACKGROUND: Several Western religious leaders are about to betray their brethren across all religions, parties, and countries by “honoring” with a dinner and “dialogue” the tyrannical regime of Ahmadinejad and the Iranian mullahs. Those organizations are The American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker UN Office, Religions for Peace, and the World Council of Churches-UN Liaison Office. Other organizations, political leaders and media have also been invited to appease the Islamic leaders who have turned Iran into a terrorist state.
For more background, see this September 22 article on the Grand Hyatt Hotel meeting with Ahmadinejad from the New York Sun Newspaper: http://www.nysun.com/foreign/ahmadinejad-prepares-to-steal-the-scene/86300/
For more information on the rally, go to www.925rally.org
The following organizations are participating in the rally to protest the Hyatt event with Ahmadinejad. This coalition is unprecedented in its breadth and in the variety of organizations joining together to oppose the dire threat of Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs’ tyrannical regime. Organizations are joining the rally every hour, so we will update this list periodically through the afternoon of September 25.
Women United/Code Red
911 Families for America
ACT for America
Alliance of Iranian Women
American Center for Law and Justice
American Maronite Union
Americans for a Safe Israel
Arabs for Israel
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Center for Jewish Values
Center for Security Policy
Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights
Committee on the Present Danger
Concerned Women for America
Council for a Democratic Iran
Endowment for Middle East Truth
Eye on the U.N.
Family Security Matters
Foundation for Defense of Democracy
Fuel for Truth
Glenn Richter, Founder Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry
Dov Hikind, New York State Assembly
Institute for Freedom and Democracy
International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem
International Christian Union
Aryeh Eldad, Israeli Knesset
Jerusalem Reclamation Project
Jewish Action Alliance
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Rory Lancman, New York State Assembly
Log Cabin Republicans of New York City
Open Doors USA
Phyllis Chesler, author
Rabbi Zev Friedman, Rambam Mesivta high school
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik
Stop Shariah Now
Sudan Freedom Walk
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Traditional Values Coalition
United American Committee
David Weprin, New York City Council
Women’s Freedom Movement of Pakistan
World Committee for the Land of Israel
Zionist Organization of America
Most notably there is an Obama connection which surfaced last week as reported by Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna
Not Quite Ready for Subprime Time
A certain select group of well-meaning progressives decided to take the opportunity of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s visit to host a gala event for him at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC. The invitation list was supposed to be confidential and kept tightly-guarded, but word leaked out, alas, and copies of the invite have spread across the internet:
Yes, I agree; this is appalling. But it gets smellier and smellier the more you look into it. Here’s the bare outline of the facts:
The Hyatt Corporation is a private company owned by the Pritzker family. Penny Pritzker is one of four major heirs.
Penny Pritzker is Barack Obama’s chair for his campaign finance committee, sometimes also referred to as treasurer for Obama’s campaign finance committee.
So Obama’s campaign finance committee’s chairwoman is hosting Ahmadinejad on Thursday at the Hyatt.