Disgraced White House correspondent Helen Thomas is having a gala thrown for her in November by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee:
This announcement comes a few days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations proudly proclaimed that it would be giving Thomas a lifetime achievement award at its annual fundraising banquet in October.
The Committee's online invitation reads, "Join ADC for an evening to celebrate a woman with a lifetime of courage: The Great Helen Thomas":
Take a look at the sponsorship levels:
According to Politico, these events are sparking understandable anger in the Jewish community:
Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, immediately blasted the two appearances.
"The decision to honor Helen Thomas is a disgrace and a moral taint on the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee," Steinberg said in a statement to POLITICO. "Holocaust survivors and their families were deeply shocked by Helen Thomas' comments. Her monstrous call for Jews to go back to the places where we were gassed and burned were profoundly anti-American words of hate."
The two organizations should understand that American values are at stake here," Steinberg added. "We would be as horrified as they would be if some bigot demanded that Muslim-Americans get out of this country."
Indeed. For those that have forgotten:
Now, just three months after making these disgusting remarks, she's being honored, and people might actually spend $50,000 to have their names proudly associated with her?
And people are worried about so-called Islamophobia in this country?
Has the entire nation gone mad?