New York Hotel Under Fire for Hosting Ahmadinejad During UN Visit

September 4, 2012 10:53 am 11 comments

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: Daniella Zalcman.

In nearly three weeks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will travel to New York, and for the second year in a row, he will be staying at the Warwick Hotel in Manhattan, according to the New York Post.

Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust and accused the United States of orchestrating the deadly attacks of September 11th,  will be in New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, which opens its 67th regular session on September 18th.

Numerous groups are protesting Ahmadinejad’s stay at the Warwick Hotel, including United Against Nuclear Iran and B’nai B’rith

“This is a true outrage, particularly considering that US Secret Service and NYPD will be responsible for securing the premises, at taxpayer expense,” Mark D. Wallace of UANI wrote in The Post recently.  Wallace is also a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

The Algemeiner reached out to the Warwick Hotel but has yet to receive comment.

Daniel Mariaschin, who is B’nai B’rith’s executive vice president says that allowing Ahmadinejad a place to stay in New York “would leave a serious stain on the hotel’s reputation.”

Last year, when the hotel came under fire for accommodating Ahmadinejad, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued that if the UN headquarters are going to be in Manhattan, the city must protect the rights of everyone attending.

“You cannot have the United Nations here if you’re going to tell them they can’t have one of their member states or somebody they invite,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean you endorse it. It doesn’t mean you like it,” Bloomberg added. “You’d prefer something else but the truth of the matter is, if you want the United Nations — and we really do this is a very big part of our economy. You just can’t say no.”

11 Comments

  • It is unthinkable that a man who calls for the destruction of the Great Satan, American, and the little Satan, Israel, will stay at the posh Warwick hotel. You express your outrage by signing a petition at http://www.radicalislam.org/petition/boycott-warwick-hotel-hosting-iranian-pres-mahmoud-ahmadinejad

  • You mean he won’t be staying in the Lincoln Bedroom and using Air Force 1 for transportation? That’s surprising!

  • +It would not surprise me one bit if he would get an invitation for a State dinner from his friend the president who has now declared that he will not side with Israel if Israel attacks Iran. Interestingly wenough he has made no such statement to A. if Iran attacks Israel. All this from President Obama who several times declared that he has Israel’s back. We see how “true” that statement is at the Democrat convention where G-d has been removed from the platform as well as Israel being our strongest and best ally in the Near East and that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel..

  • “If you want the U.N…”? Newsflash to Mayor B.: If the American people could vote on whether the U.N. should vacate the most expensive real estate on the planet…there Riverside in NYC…The U.N. where we’ve wasted billions of taxpayer $$$ on an organization that does WHAT for us? Quite sure U.S. citizens would vote them out by a large majority. Which is why this isn’t put up to a vote.

  • Block the street to the hotel and blast noise at the building 24/7 until the rats are driven out. When he comes out throw trash and bottles at him.

  • Fredric M. London

    Well, the Warwick Hotel is certainly one which I will avoid when I visit New York.

  • It is unrealistic to dispose of Ah-Mad-Dog-Of-Jihad; the Ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran (sic) wouldn’t allow anyone other than someone who thought like him to be its Prime Minister. At least with Ahmadinejad, he speaks what he thinks. As to Bloomberg, Ahmadinejad can live in t he Iranian Embassy or arrive on the morning of his speech; shame on Bloomberg and the Warwick Hotel for facilitating his accommodations. But to expect the Failed Presidency of Barack Obama to declare Ahmadinejad a terrorist–when Obama lacks the courage and iontention to do something about the country that says America is the Big Satin and America is the competitor of Iran in the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, and elsewhere, when Obama won’t get Hamas declared a terrorist organization in the Democratic Platform and Israel is not the Capital of Israel–is wishful thinking.

  • Since Ahmadinejad is coming to New York and we know exactly where he will be staying doesn’t this give us a unique opportunity to … you know… how shall I say this… get rid of the Iranian threat without going completely ballistic?

    On a less extreme note, does anybody remember Arafat at Lincoln Center? Rudy Giuliani (then Mayor) had his staff tell him that he was not welcome. (It was obvious where he was sitting. Guess why.)

  • The president should immediately declare the President of Iran an terrorist. He has personally stated he would destroy twp sovien Country of this world. Yisroel and the united States of America. That makes him an terrorist in my book. Would the French or the English allow him to enter their countries after he has vowed to destroy them??? Or any other country for that matter! Have we become that foolish,or too political as they did before world war 11. Are we going to wait until it is to late aqgain!

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