Posted by: Ann Corcoran | August 18, 2011

Maryland Muslim legislator attempting to silence Republican Club

It is unimaginable that a Republican would have the audacity to oppose a speaker at a Democratic Club event, but Democrats, like Montgomery County’s Saqib Ali, apparently have no hesitancy in attempting to silence those with whom they disagree.  He must be learning from fellow Montgomery Countian, Joe “the Silencer” Sandler,* that if you don’t like what is being said, you shut down free speech.

Here is a story from the Chevy Chase Patch about Democrat Ali putting pressure on a Republican Women’s Club to dis-invite former Congressman Fred Grandy from speaking at an event in September.

The Chevy Chase Women’s Republican Club’s invitation to Fred Grandy to speak at a club function has not gone over well with Montgomery County Democrats.

Fred Grandy, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa, is scheduled to be the featured speaker for the Chevy Chase Women’s Republican Club on Sept. 24.

Grandy recently left his job as a morning radio talk show host for WMAL in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Grandy has said that he was forced out, but WMAL said that he left on his own.  [Based on what Ali is doing here, it sure looks like Grandy was forced out!—ed]

The club, which is private and membership-based, often invites prominent Republicans to speak at club functions.

Still, liberals in the area are voicing concern over the club’s choice of speaker.

A blog post on MarylandJuice.com sounded an online alarm Friday, and Democrat Saqib Ali, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2011 representing Gaithersburg and Germantown, spoke to Chevy Chase Patch about the matter earlier this week.

“Clearly, Republicans are too embarrassed to expose it to public scrutiny,” Ali wrote in an email. “Using phrases like ‘Shariah-compliant’ to refer to American Muslims is bigotry. Complaining that American Muslims are in government is bigotry.”

Ali added: “Why are Republicans inviting bigots to address their meetings?”   [Why is whatever they do your business?—ed]

Ali:  If I don’t get my way, I’ll picket!

“If I’m unsuccessful at this effort [to get the event canceled],” Ali said, “I will certainly be there with picketers. … I will not let Montgomery County become a home for hate.”

There is more at CC Patch (and lots of links), so read the whole article.

Grandy to speak at MD CAN conference in October!

Readers, you can see what all the fuss is about by attending the Maryland Conservative Action Network Conference on October 29th in Annapolis.  Grandy will join Frank Gaffney with the Center for Security Policy for a panel discussion on Shariah Law and what it means for Maryland.

* Ali is involved with the Maryland/Virginia Chapter of CAIR, the same organization Sandler represented before the Internal Revenue Service here in 2006 as the IRS questioned its tax exempt status.  The Maryland chapter was disbanded ultimately and folded into the Virginia chapter.


Responses

  1. […] Muslim (former) Delegate Saqib Ali is busy policing Women’s Republican Clubs, the police in his own Montgomery County are doing a rotten job of protecting a business being […]

  2. […] Maryland Muslim legislator attempting to silence Republican Club acorcoran | August 18, 2011 at 5:20 am | Categories: Educational events, free speech,Joseph E. Sandler, Maryland, MD CAN, National Security, The opposition, Understanding the Left | URL: http://wp.me/pLfX2-4N3 […]

  3. […] he can impose his shariah blasphemy laws as much as he wants. Until further notice, this is AMERICA.“Maryland Muslim legislator attempting to silence Republican Club”By Ann Corcoran, Potomac Tea Party ReportIt is unimaginable that a Republican would have the […]

  4. Typical liberal response…SHUT UP.

    If you haven’t seen Klavan on the Culture on this topic you should. He talks about liberal shut-up-ism. It certainly applies here

    Our best response….DON’T SHUT UP!

    • K—thanks so much, that is great. I’m going to post it in a separate post so it will be more prominent. And, by the way, this morning I got a comment from just such a lefty which I can’t post because its got some profanity (and wishes me to fall down some stairs)….. sometimes they look for you to permanently shut up! LOL!

  5. […] reader sent this Youtube clip of Klaven on the Culture in response to my post yesterday about former Maryland Delegate Saqib Ali trying to bully a Republican Club into dis-inviting a […]

  6. This one is simple, if WMAL is going to side with the radical fundalmentalists of Islam (enemy of the United States of America,) then, OK, fine. Have at it. We will ignore your politics (and your station,) your ratings will join that of MSNBC, you’ll lose your advertisers, and your jobs, then you can all go picket with Mr. Ali. Have a good day.

  7. […] month, I told you (here) that a former Montgomery County delegate, Saqib Ali, was trying to get a Maryland Republican […]

  8. […] readers may recall that we reported a couple of weeks ago that Fred Grandy and his wife Catherine were scheduled to attend  the Chevy Chase Republican […]

  9. […] previously reported that former Delegate Saqib Ali attempted to stop the Chevy Chase Republican Women’s Club from […]

  10. […] […]

  11. […] First, former Del. Saqib Ali helped direct our attention to this network by his ham-fisted attempt in August to persuade the Montgomery County Republicans to dis-invite former WMAL radio personality and former Congressman Fred Grandy and his wife Catherine Mann-Grandy from a speaking engagement at a Republican meeting.  We told you about it here. […]

  12. […] Ali demonstrating intolerance when he tried to silence voices he didn’t agree with by first attempting to stop a Republican Women’s club from inviting speakers with whom Ali disagreed, then he worked hard […]

  13. […] about Shariah law and its threat to America were to be held.  He failed to silence the speakers here and here at the MD CAN conference* in Annapolis (note that CAIR and Ali work hand-in-glove with […]

  14. […] First, former Del. Saqib Ali helped direct our attention to this network by his ham-fisted attempt in August to persuade the Montgomery County Republicans to dis-invite former WMAL radio personality and former Congressman Fred Grandy and his wife Catherine Mann-Grandy from a speaking engagement at a Republican meeting.  We told you about it here. […]

  15. […] threatened to picket the Chevy Chase Republican Women’s Club event if the organizers refused to cave in to his […]


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