Epic “fail” at its most deserved…
NY Mayor Bloomberg invited some Muslim leaders to City Hall. Bloomberg’s intent was to hold a meeting to discuss the prevention of a backlash against Muslims after the Fort Hood shooting by getting it through the non-Muslim world’s thick skull that the vast majority of Muslims aren’t terrorists.
One of “Muslim leaders” who received an invitation and showed up was this guy:
The mayor’s office admits it goofed when it invited a Brooklyn imam linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to City Hall for a Muslim community meeting on Wednesday.
Siraj Wahhaj was one of nine Islamic leaders who met with Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly over fears of a backlash against local Muslims after the Fort Hood massacre.
The imam’s past wound up overshadowing the get-together and the mayor’s red-faced staff later said Wahhaj should never have been there in the first place.
Wahhaj is one of 170 people identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 WTC bombing.
How’s that outreach goin’ for ya, Mr. Mayor?