Finally. Actually, I can not take sole credit for pointing out Boston mayor’s Tom Menino (D) hypocrisy as he targeted Chick-fil-A business owner Dan Cathy’s personal view on gay marriage, compared to his complete silence on radical Islam’s extreme view on homosexuality; death to them…
But now the Boston Herald’s Michael Graham reports…
Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?
Actually, he has done that . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus.
One of the spiritual guides for the mosque was imam Yusef al-Qaradawi.
Outside Boston, al-Qaradawi is better known as a vocal supporter of terrorism who teaches a hard-core version of Islam. His claim to fame as a “progressive” is that he was the first prominent imam to urge women to become suicide bombers, too.
It was only when his terror support became known that the Islamic Society of Boston announced that epeated (sic) listings of al-Qaradawi as an ISB trustee had been a mistake.
But Graham didn’t go far enough in his reporting. Sure, he found one radical Muslim iman associated with the Islamic Society and put the target of bigotry on his back and his back only. My original point was not only associated with radical Islam. Find me an Islamic sect – any Islamic sect – who are PRO gay marriage.
Betsy Woodruff writes at NRO concerning Menino’s charge against Chick-fil-A.
Boston’s mayor, Thomas Menino, has been even more explicit; it looks as if the entire city will probably miss out on the chance to boycott “Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is,” as he put it. The Atlanta-based chain doesn’t have any restaurants in Beantown yet, but it has been considering opening one near the Freedom Trail. That won’t be an easy task. “If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult — unless they open up their policies,” Menino told the Boston Herald.
“Open up their policies?”
Exactly what policy is Menino talking about? Dan Cathy expressed a personal opinion after he was asked a question and it has nothing to do with corporate policies.