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Submitted by Adam, Nov 8, 2011 17:19

Who gives. IF women opression is so bad u shud have worried bout it before. U also don see muslims hatin on churchs. Im a freshman sick of being called terrorist and my 4 yr old sister wants to kill christians heck no! my best frnds are christiaan. follow da constitution people


Community Service WIll Prevail in Competition For Hearts and Minds

Submitted by Philip Henika, Jul 20, 2009 10:59

Perhaps the readers have read my comments here and suffice it to say, I am a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama. If it is possible for conservative Republicans to become detached observers, then they might wonder why HTA was persistant in holding its conference in Chicago which as we all know is the site of President Obama's success as a community leader. My guess is that most people do not place much stock in community leadership and service as playing a role in counterterrorism but it most certainly does. The role it plays is countermotivation i.e. directing youth away from a future of membership in groups like Hizb ut Tahrir. I am convinced that HTA held its conference in Chicago as an up-yours gesture at Obama and out of fear that American community service will prevail in the so-called competition for hearts and minds.


What Were You Thinking?

Submitted by Cathy H., Jul 20, 2009 10:27

What were you thinking Hilton? To allow this in the United States Of America. This country is slowly or not so slowly going down because of behavior like this. What kind of example is this to the young people of our country? It tells them to SALE OUT to the highest bidder, dont worry about what it does to our country. I served my country honorably and as a Christian, I would and will again if these people decide to harm my family or my country; without thinking twice. Its damn time the American people, true Americans, that truly LOVE's her decide to take a stand against Pure Hate against our country.

We need to stand together against whatever HARM comes to HER!!!!!!



Call Hilton and the Village of Oak Lawn

Submitted by I was there, Jul 20, 2009 10:25

I sat through almost two hours of this travesty before I had to leave. (I would likely have been "escorted" out, anyway...the organizers were getting upset with me because I exercised my 1st Amendment rights during the presentations..."Security" kept coming by for short "visits". I made out better than a woman sitting several rows behind me who was removed by Oak Lawn's finest for attempting to exercise HER 1st Amendment rights. Only in America can a foreign hate group in a public forum speak unopposed while pro-American protesters are silenced.)

The article is completely accurate (including the incredulous "animals" comment).

One of the "uninvited guests" had the nerve to challenge the black speaker during the Q&A (ha!) session, bringing up the fact that more than 100,000 Union soldiers died during our Civil War to save the United States and free the slaves. This fact was scoffed at by the gathering as a whole and by one of the attendees, in particular, who sat immediately behind me. He promptly received a short history lesson (from me) at which point he denied making the comment.

Hilton Oak Lawn: (708) 425-7800 - my family has had many family gatherings (usually in excess of twenty people) as well as several weddings at this hotel (going back to the days prior to it becoming a Hilton). Never again.

From Oak Lawn's website:

"please call us at 708 422-8292 24 hours seven days for prompt and courteous service. If you feel you did not get the "Oak Lawn" service, please contact your Village Manager at 708 499-7743 or ldeetjen@oaklawn-il.gov."


Contact Hilton

Submitted by Dan White, Jul 20, 2009 09:22

I just emailed the Hilton corporation telling they that I would never stay in any Hotel they owned. I told them it was shameful to rent conference space to anti American, anti West terrorists in exchange for making a buck. Here's the URL i used (or you can just google "contact the hilton hotel corporation" if it doesn't work. I left my phone number; hope they give me a call ad I would really like to tell someone in person what I think of Hilton's behavior.



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Jul 19, 2009 10:17

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Jul 18, 2009 10:41

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  The fall of Hilton [76 words]

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Jul 19, 2009 10:32

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Jul 15, 2009 16:35



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Jul 19, 2009 11:55

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Jul 14, 2009 13:47

Hilton's Corporate Response [136 words]

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Jul 13, 2009 15:36

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Jul 14, 2009 21:21

  Boycott Hilton and all its affiliated properties [38 words]


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Jul 11, 2009 09:43

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