On the Tlaib- Abbas Sexual Harassment News Conference and the community leaders standing by their side
That is the leadership scene to behold.
It’s worth noting that with Imad Hamad and ADC Rana lasted EIGHT full YEARS.
Abbas lasted with Ayad only a FEW months- which is an extremely short term stopover employment that she left for a pretend/ poorly- paid job at Osama’s paper.
This does not pass the most basic of smell tests.
Attorney Tim Attallah was there to lead the choir in a Pledge of no harassment.
This is an imagined grievance. Imad, and I am one of many who strongly supported that decision, put the interests of the community before the wishes of Tim. Tim should respect that. Continuing BRIDGES was not a disrespect of Tim or lack of sympathy or empathy. When the FBI revoked its award for Imad, many in the community pushed and pressured Imad to put an end to BRIDGES and end the dialogue with the government because the government is "not sincere." One of the loudest "let's make a big- scene" voices was Osama Siblani who was more royal than Imad on this issue. Imad disagreed. He understood the pressures on the FBI. Imad understood that even though he is a founding father of BRIDGES, BRIDGES was not about Imad Hamad the person. Imad respected and appreciated that that there are many people at the table from the government side who respect the community and are sincere about the dialogue- and this is true of the current US attorney Barbara L. McQuade and her predecessors.
Sorry Tim- But Imad was not going to pull the plug for a serious yet personal slight against him. Imad is a true community leader. Now Tim wanted Imad to do for him what Imad would not do for himself.
Is this a fair or reasonable expectation from Tim? Isn't Tim Atalla's BRIDGES grievance imagined?
AndOsama’s paper keeps reporting on the manufactured scandal and repeating the manifest lie that ADC “suspended” Imad Hamad.
This is the community and the leaders who stood by the “victims.”
Here is a good idea for a "community" pledge: "We shall not pile on. We will not be ax grinders. We will not be out to settle scores with each other and try to milk a community crisis for our own personal and organizational agendas."