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October 03, 2006

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Mike Lawson

Anti-American? Really?

Biff

ACT NOW, before the smoking gun is a mushroom cloud over ANAHEIM CITY HALL!!!1!

Preston L. Bannister

Reading the referenced articles I get that Dalati is:
... a Moslem (apparently tolerant)
... an insurance agent (and other businesses?)
... born in Syria
... proud to be an American citizen
... willing to try and make a difference

Frankly, you should be ashamed.

Dalati is an American businessman, not Syrian. Opposition to the actions of Israel is NOT "anti-American". (Personally I find very little to admire in Israel's actions ... at the very least.)

Oh yes, and it is truly shameful that he gave money, repeatedly, to "SAVE AMERICA'S FREE ENTERPRISE". A terrible thing to do? Maybe not...

Based on the evidence presented, this guy is acting like a good American - speaking this mind and attempting to work within the system. To call this "scary" is at least sloppy, if not shameful.

DanC

Thank goodnes for full disclosure; we wouldn't want an appearance of a conflict of interest in telling Anaheim voters what to think about.

redperegrine

I passed this Dalati guy on Ball Rd. the other day. Frankly, he didn't look too threatening in his shiny BMW.

tylerh

when did "the people of Palestine and Lebanon" become American enemies? I must of missed that one.


If you don't like Bill Balati's politics or the company he keeps, fine. No one entering politics should expect the kid glove treatment.

But to call this "scary" shows John Lewis to be a first class coward.

Elroy El

I have to agree with Tyler. Is John Lewis an Irish businessman? Is Adam Probolsky a Jewish businessman?

This type of rhetoric is repulsive.

Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Who misspelled Shawn's last name - him or you?

redperegrine

http://www.unitedamericancommittee.org/

Who, or what is this happy group of individuals? They seem to make it their business to maintain dossiers on Arab-Americans.

Not exactly the kind of political bedfellows you want to shack up with. Let's rethink this post guys.

AJ

Classic. Shoot anyone with a dissenting opinion down as quickly as possible.

He is sure going to have a big effect on U.S./Middle East Affairs as a councilman in Anaheim. Give me a break.

Jesse Petrilla

You should look at ANSWER's webpage and see the types of folks this guy is tied in with:
http://www.answerla.org/

We can not allow political correctness to stand in the way of seeing someone for their true colors. The fact that this guy follows the Islamic faith is irrelevant, the fact he backs groups that are supporters of Islamic extremism is certainly relevant and is indeed a scary prospect when such a person is attempting to enter California politics.

Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Thanks, Jesse from the United American Committee.
Oh, and well done with hiring Lee Kaplan for your Dir. of Communications. Is it true he's being investigated for impersonating a congressional staffer or what?

Jesse Petrilla

Lee Kaplan hasn't been our director of communications for nearly a year now. He was only on board with the UAC for a month or so but was involved in countless other organizations and severely lacked focus. I havn't even spoken with him in months so I don't know about him impersonated a congressional staffer. He has nothing to do with the UAC. Why do you say Shawn's name is misspelled? Not sure what that post means.

Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Jesse - since I posted the comment it's been corrected - in the intro Mr. Lewis originally spelled it STEELE.
Isn't Steel's wife, Michelle, running for Board of Equalization? And isn't that her ad on the left-hand column of this page?
So the articles Steel cites on Dalati mention his strong faith, pride in his American citizenship, and professional success. Tell you what, Steel - if I ever run for anything, would you do me a favor and attack me? I could use the support. With enemies like you, who needs friends?

Debbie ONeill

Excuse me but the Irish, the Jews, the Mexicans, the Asians, the Blacks DID NOT FLY PLANES INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. Nor are they killing our Military Men and Women.

Read for yourself below, This information was taken right off the Arab Calendar; It’s doesn’t say
ARAB AMERICAN CALENDAR. Than state what you think?

the Anaheim City Council. Bill has always been at the forefront of supporting many of the causes and organizations that are dear to us. When Bill is elected, he will be our voice at city hall--a voice we don't have now. It is important that we give him our material and electoral support. Please take the time to fill from below and mail it to Bill's campaign alongside your donation. Also, make sure you register to vote and do vote for Bill in November. Best, Sami

RE: [ArabCalendar] Bill Dalati for Anaheim City Council

Thank you Sami you have said enough that I cannot add any thing more, I’m just hoping that every one realizes that whether it is me or some else from our community we need this more than we think
Thank you
Belal

JOIN US IN A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ISRAELI OCCUPATION IN PALESTINE, FOR THE
U.S TO END ALL AID TO ISRAEL, FOR AMERICA TO END THE OCCUPATION IN IRAQ AND
FOR ISRAEL TO GET ALL THEIR TROOPS OUT OF LEBANON!

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006
LOCATION: 1299 Galleria At Tyler
Riverside, CA 92503
(The demonstration will be on the streets between Tyler and Magnolia)
TIME: 12pm-3pm

BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! AND SPREAD THE WORD!

*September 16 will mark the 24 year anniversay of Sabra and Shatila. Sabra
and Shatila is one of the many unforgettable moments in our history. A
demonstration will be held on this day to not only remember the events of
Sabra and Shatila, but also to demand the U.S to get out of the Middle East
and to end all aid to Israel.*

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Alex Brant-Zawadzki

I think the Syrians didn't fly a plane into the World Trade Center either. It was the Saudis, wasn't it? Or at least a bunch of radical zealot Saudis.
Oh, and last I heard, Syrians were DYING to PROTECT our military men and women. Something about an attempted embassy bombing? Yeah.
Sept. 16 is my birthday. It's also the day that Maronite Christian militias wiped out two refugee camps, killing anywhere from 700 to 3,500 people while Israeli troops surrounding the camps did nothing and later claimed no knowledge. It's all in From Beirut to Jerusalem.

Debbie ONeill

IF BELAL DALATI IS SO PROUD OF WHO HE IS AND WHERE HE CAME FROM THAN WHY NOT USE HIS REAL NAME?

WILL HE WANT TO TAKE PRAYER OUT OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING? INSTEAD ASK THAT WE ALL PRAY TO ALLAH?

tylerh

Debbie,

A usage tip for the future: POSTING IN ALL CAPS tends to make one's posts look like the spittle-flecked rantings of a zealot.

Of course, if the shoe fits....

Debbie ONeill

If my using caps offends you than too bad.

I state the truth, you are such a small person that you make a personal attack, Shame, SHAME on you, you can't take the truth? You must be a Belal supporter. And that's okay, you see here in American we are free to voice how we feel? We don't put bombs on our women and children for the sake of Allah. We allow freedom of speech, with out having our head cut off. We allow freedom to worship the God of our choice AND not be killed. You see here in American, we are peaceful people. Just don't piss us off because as Tody Keith songs says WE'LL PUT A BOOT IN YOUR ASS, IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY. We will fight to keep our county free. We will honor those that have lost their lives in prior wars. We will say thank you to every military man and women who is fighting to keep us free. We are the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and GOD BLESS THIS COUNTY.


redperegrine

Debbie: help is available.

AJ

Just to reiterate. It is still just the Anaheim City Council.

Bob D

And to think Lori Galloway is pushing hard to get this guy elected. Have you seen his signs? All they state is his name and Anaheim City Council. It does not say elect. Ti gives the suggestion he already is on the council. Galloway was hawking him at a recent Catholic Church function. Now that is really low, especially seeing he is a Moslem and we all know what Moslems thing of Christians and the American way of life. To bad our freedom of speech is used against us.

Abraham Kohl

Let me tell you about Bill(Belal)Dalati. That you are all spreading rumors about. Twenty five years ago, this guy came to this country, an immigrant, just like our parents and some of us also. With six hundred dollars in his pocket, that he spent most of it on the way here. He didn’t know where to start and worked all kinds of odd jobs to put him self through college.

As a successful entrepreneur, he moved to California and opened his insurance business and created the largest Farmers Insurance agency on the west coast. He opened three more successful businesses in addition to the insurance business, all are very successful. He also has his own radio and television show on Time Warner Cable, called the Dalati show. This is a talk show in which he discusses the issues related to the city of Anaheim and the surrounding communities.

When I spoke to him and asked him about himself, I was totally impressed with the struggles in his journey and how like a lot of us, wasn’t lucky to be born in a country as great as these United States. He went on to tell me how that for the longest time you struggle as an immigrant to know who you are and where you belong. If you go back to your homeland, they tell you that you are American and you find yourself defending America and its values. When you are here, they tell you that you are a foreigner, and you really don’t know where you belong, and you feel left out in the open. Finally you realize that even though you are proud of your heritage and who you are, but yet you never get to choose where you were born or what religion you are, but I definitely choose to be an America. I call myself American by choice…..

American by choice, what a beautiful phrase. It gives me chills. Dalati had told me that Americans that were born in this country don’t realize what a great land they were born in. They don’t realize it because they have not seen how it is to live in other lands. Dalati has worked very hard with many law enforcement and federal agencies to insure that no other incident like September 11 would happen again, and still works toward this goal. He builds major bridges between Jews, Christians, Muslims as well as other religions. How he realized and learned that the value of a human life it the highest thing that brings us together, as we are all connected to one soul and are created by one creator. As far as the City of Anaheim, Dalati has helped relocate middle-class families and work on improving many properties. He helped around fifty small business owners start businesses in the City of Anaheim.

I think that reading all the remarks posted on the internet, make me angry and make me realize how biased a society that we live in today. I feel sorry for those of you that think that in that way, and wonder what kind of life they are leading, I pray for them for a change of heart. I think you should always look at a person’s character and not look at where he came from or his ethnicity.

If you’re not touched by Bill Dalati’s story of struggle and success, then you are not impressed by your parents or grandparents, the ones who traveled the same road that he did.

Sincerlely,

Abraham Kohl


Rob

I'm a Republican, and I'm not impressed by liberals regardless of their story, and this guy is a liberal who is tied in with the worst of the worst (ANSWER, MSA, CAIR)
To his bid to enter politics, I say "no thanks, now go away."

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