Are things in this country so bad that a high-end hotel chain has to rent conference space to a pro-Sharia group such as Hizb ut-Tahrir?
I would have thought Hilton had higher standards than that. The excuse for this extreme lack of good judgment (and I am being soooo kind), is that they cannot discriminate against this group by refusing to rent the space to them. I worked for Marriott and I can assure you that if I found out our property allowed this scum on-site, I would have quit. And I am dead f***ing serious.
If you’re so damned “concerned” about offending the ever-so-pristine pro-jihad Hizb ut-Tahrir, LIE THROUGH YOUR FREAKIN’ TEETH!!! How ’bout “Oh, I am sooo sorry Mr. Whatever. We have two conferences booked for that same day. But, gosh darnit, ya sure can try again next year, uh huh.” From what I understand, they had already been turned down when they tried to book elsewhere.
I think that particular Hilton is hurting because the economy all over the Midwest sucks and they will take anyone who can cough up the cash.
I hope the people of the town in which this property is located protest like crazy. I hope they call for a boycott of Hilton if this is how the company is going to conduct itself in the future.
Lastly, I would like the Sales Director of that property to have to look every family member of a 9/11 victim, every local veteran of the Iraq & Afghanistan war, and every child/husband/wife/mother/father of a soldier who died protecting their right to be that damned stupid, and tell them why money means more than they do.
Weather or not that particular Hilton is ‘hurting’ because the economy in the Midwest sucks, I get chapped as hell knowing they’re catering to this group that is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq’s onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Your last paragraph says it all.
I’d be delighted to “offend” the enemy of the U.S.