The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) will hold its 2014 convention at the Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The RCC describes itself as an “Interfaith Association of Professional Communicators founded in 1929.”
The Nashville chapter of the RCC is chaired by Rev. Brian Fesler from the Church of Scientology.
Keynoting the RCC’s 2014 convention is Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) Director Remziya Suleyman.
The RCC’s website claims that it is the oldest public relations organization in the U.S. and that, “[o]ne constant council mission has been to promote excellence in secular coverage of faith topics” as well as “ethical practices among its members.”
“The RCC provides opportunities for religion communicators to learn from each other. Together, RCC members promote excellence in the communication of religious faith and values in the public arena and encourage understanding among religious and faith groups.”This certainly sounds like an organization that endorses respect and tolerance of differences. It also sounds like an organization that values maintaining its credibility in the public arena.
Based on the following, choosing Remziya Suleyman as the RCC’s 2014 convention keynote speaker may not contribute positively to the RCC’s reputation. Perhaps they should reconsider:
- Suleyman and her friends make fun of the homosexual agenda on marriage. Watch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ShlTb16hw
- Suleyman actively supports the unindicted co-conspirator, federally labelled Hamas-linked organization CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
Suleyman knowingly continues to misrepresent anti-terrorism material support legislation as anti-sharia even though a year later she admitted that “I never knew the concept of sharia…I called imams across the state and I was like guys what is sharia? I gotta go talk to politicians.”
No one should be surprised though if the RCC goes forward with Ms. Suleyman, In the spring of 2011 when Imam Mohamed Ahmed from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Center of Nashville mosque spoke to the RCC’s Nashville chapter he defended the Egyptian police forced virginity tests reportedly performed on the female protesters in Tahrir Square. He also talked about honor killings and confirmed that they do occur throughout the Muslim world.
The RCC chapter’s response? There was none.
Contact the RCC at Phone: 212-280-2985
Shirley Struchen, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Also contact the Opryland Hotel , the location of the Conference in 2014 to tell them not to support any groups supporting this Muslim Brotherhood affiliated speaker.
RCC 2014 set for Nashville — Sharing the Gift: 85 Years of Excellence
When: April 3-5, 2014
Where: The Inn at Opryland 2401 Music Valley Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Phone: 615-231-8861 Fax 615-231-8856