Is this why Democratic Party platform no longer acknowledges Jerusalem as Capital of Israel?
The 2012 Democratic Party platform is on full display this week and one of the most glaring omissions is verbiage that identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Could the increase in the number of Muslim delegates at the Democratic National Convention have anything to do with it?
A record number of Muslim delegates are attending this year’s Democratic National Convention, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
An estimated 100 Muslim delegates from 20 different states are in Charlotte, the group said in a press release, which pointed out that only a “handful” of delegates attended the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, “during which the RNC adopted a platform plank targeting the religious practices of Muslims,” the group’s press release said.
There were 43 Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the DNC in 2008 and 25 in 2004, according to CAIR.
Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), himself a Democrat, could not explain to Charlie Rose and Nora O’Donnell why the language was removed from the platform. While feigning ignorance about the motive, Schumer also waded into his pool of denial and insisted that the Democratic Party supports Jerusalem being Israel’s capital.
Via the Weekly Standard:
Senator Dick Durbin got very defensive when Bret Baier asked him why the Democratic Party platform no longer identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Interestingly, there was a time when both Schumer and Durbin were quite critical of CAIR.
Oh, how times have changed.
A better example of creeping sharia one would be hard-pressed to find.