Remember that article written by a pro-regressive shill lambasting ISNA posted on Naseeb.com, the online meat market which had its own "meetup" that same labor day weekend? Turns out barely anybody showed up...less then 300 in a hall which seats 1200. Wonder how "Umbreen Shah" likes them apples...
This ofcourse is part of the larger phenomenon of the "non-event," essentially a get together of the like minded for...nothing. Its no different then meeting some friends at a restaurant and calling the whole affair an "event." Reminds me of my first and only proggie meetup. Take the "International Congress on Islamic Feminism" with the usual participants : Amina Wadud, Asra Nomani, Raheel Raza etc...they should have called it "The international congress of post-menopausal marxists and other remnents of post-colonial colonialism." Race baiter and one trick pony Wadud ended it with her signnature phony female-led prayer.....and nobody cared. Despite much hoopla, and good buzz from neocon friendly cranks....this little shindig failed to attract the sort of controversy and attention it organizers had sought.
We were all busy with Ramadan, and pretty much knew what sort of tripe to expect...the usual canard about reformation to make Islam more friendly and docile to western hegemony, "gender jihad" which had little to do with woman's issues other then concentrating political power etc. Sunni Sister pointed out a long time ago that the reasons you wont find issues of education, health care, housing etc in the discussion is because these affect Muslim men as well.
So what was this get together all about? Essentially, nothing but an excuse for aging feminist marxists and their fellow third world socialites to appear under one roof offering the same regurjitated platitudes.....too bad for them, nobody listened or cared. A true "non-event" if there ever was one.