Iranian terrorist leader welcomed at NY Hyatt with open arms

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

30 September 2008: He was involved in holding 52 of our American citizens hostage for 444 days in 1979, he wants to annihilate the country of Israel, wipe Jews from the face of the planet, is responsible for providing direct support to terrorists, including those currently killing our men and women in uniform, and is the number one sponsor of Islamic terrorism on a global scale. Yet that very same person, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was given secret service protection while in New York last Thursday (which is one of a host of reasons why I could never be, or allowed to be a Secret Service agent), and was greeted with open arms at the New York Hyatt, owned by the family of Penny Pritzker, who happens to be the national campaign finance chair for the Obama for President campaign.

Providing a warm welcome for the despicable despot were none other than Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and John Brademas, a former congressman from Indiana.

Kenneth R. Timmerman has the entire story of repugnance here.