Published Friday, December 9, 2011, 10:15 AM
From information gathered over the last 24 hours or so, it appears that Ashley Berke, the Director of Public Relations at the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia, is the point person for inquiries about the “Historic Event for Mumia” to be held tonight at the NCC.
Tonight’s In-Yo’-Face-Cracker!! festivities were approved by the NCC with sickening taste and dubious judgment rivaling that of last night’s Houston-area-Democrat “holiday” party at a Planned Parenthood abortion mill.
To recap, on Wednesday, black bigots and pathetic feckless white so-called “liberals” were titillated when Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s black Democrat District Attorney, ended the possibility of the death penalty for Abu-Jamal, on the 30th anniversary of his murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Among the luminaries the National Constitution Center is welcoming tonight are Ramona Johnson (aka “Ramona Africa”) of the child-raping cult MOVE, Cornel West (oops “Dr. Cornel West, the brilliant Harvard scholar”), and “poet” Leroi Jones (who prefers to be known by the badass-black-man moniker “Amiri Baraka”). Among Jones’s many fascinating quotes is “Zionism is a reactionary nationalism, more dangerous because in Israel it has state power and functions as junior partner to U.S. imperialism!”
On Saturday, the pro-cop-killer crowd will go capitalist and try to earn some money with a “follow up fundraiser,” which will feature, among others, “Professor Griff,” former “Minister of Information” of the rap “music” group Public Enemy. Among the statements “Professor Griff” has made is: “Is it a coincidence that Jews run the jewelry business, and it’s named jewelry?”
One outraged non-Philadelphia area-based individual contacted Berke (who can be reached at work at firstname.lastname@example.org and 215-409-6693) yesterday with an e-mail containing the following:
I was looking on your site at constitutioncenter.org for info on the Mumia event being held tomorrow as listed in a recent article.
Is the National Constitution Center REALLY renting space to a convicted cop-killer and a group of ANTI-Americans that want to OVERTHROW the US Government??????
Can you or someone else there please explain this to me?
I … would like an explanation about how a group like this would even be allowed to celebrate their hatred for the country in a building that “supposedly” stands for the Constitution.
Thank you …
Any response is appreciated.
Berke responded as follows:
Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. The National Lawyers Guild has rented venue space at the National Constitution Center on December 9 for an event involving the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The event is not affiliated with the Center. In general we welcome a wide diversity of voices to use the National Constitution Center as a venue to be heard and to stimulate dialogue.
More information about the sordid history of the National Lawyers’ Guild can be found in this article: http://lodeplus.com/jewish-culture-in-philadelphia/national-constitution-center-ready-to-welcome-anti-semites-fete-for-abu-jamal
The non-Philadelphia-based individual responded to that e-mail from Berke with an e-mail saying:
Thank you for responding. Though now you have opened a dialogue that I think will be hard to explain from your side.
Will you rent to the KKK and the American Nazi Party so they can have an open dialogue too?
I’m sure everyone will agree that we should listen to the KKK so we can “understand” their position about race and how it can be fixed in the country. Or would that go against the policies of the NCC?
Please explain the difference.
If you need more info on the groups attending tomorrow’s event, let me know, I can provide some web sites for you to review.
As of this morning, Berke had not responded to that individual about that e-mail. However, another individual also asked Berke about the possibility of the KKK and American Nazi Party using the National Constitution Center as a venue to be heard and stimulate dialogue. Berke told that individual that his question was ridiculous and that those groups advocate violence.
Another individual was in communication with Berke about the event and had this to say:
typical liberal …
Ashley and I had a civil discussion.
I did ask her if she’d allow anti-sharia speakers to use the venue, and she assured me she would.
(Somehow, when the Islamists start threatening, with CAIR’s help, I suspect they’d back off, thus cutting off free speech when we really need it.)
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