This Palestinian exile, Kamal Nawash, is one of the biggest jerks and charlatans to come a long for quite some time. And yet, just imagine, he's been put on one media show after another in the past few years. What a laugh the big media can sometimes be.
THE DISTRICT - 15 May 2005
Muslim-Led Rally Blasts Terror
A demonstration billed as the District's first Muslim-led public rally against terrorism drew a few dozen supporters to Freedom Plaza yesterday, many fewer than organizers had hoped.
"Our numbers may not be big today, but our hearts are big, and we're not going to give up," said Kamal Nawash, 34, the leader of a group called Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism.
The rally drew critics of the governments of Iran, Cuba and China, as well as Muslim scholars and religious-freedom activists. A few dozen Muslims were among about 60 demonstrators and onlookers.
Nawash, a Palestinian immigrant who ran for the Virginia Senate in 2003, has criticized U.S. Muslim groups for not speaking out enough against terrorism. They have listed their statements and initiatives and challenged his credibility.