Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The "Rusty" Award to Muzammil Siddiqi
May 5 is rapidly approaching, and that is the day Garden Grove imam Muzammil Siddiqi, friend of the Blind Sheikh, friend of Alim Musa, friend of H. Rap Brown, friend of Mousa Abu Marzook, and who knows who else-gets his "humanitarian" award from the Orange County Human Relations Commission president Rusty (the Empty Suit) Kennedy. The award will be given to "celebrate" the 40th gala anniversary of this silly agency that sucks up $300,000 annually of the tax-payers' money.
Letters have been sent to the OC Register, and columnist Frank Mickadiet wrote an initial column on the controversy. He ended off by telling us that Siddiqi had not yet responded to his telephone calls to his office requesting an interview by press time. We all expected a follow up-especially since Mickadeit failed to print the most egregious charge against Siddiqi-that he had hosted the infamous Blind Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman in 1992 and translated Rahman's fiery sermon on jihad.
To date, Mickadeit has either not received a call back from Siddiqi or chosen not to follow up on this hot potato-or both.
Kennedy, for his part, is too politically-correct to go back on this award-the biggest honor he has participated in since he reportedly went to South Africa to help fete Yasser Arafat when he won a Nobel Peace Prize.
So let the ceremony begin. This year's "Rusty" goes to.................