As I mentioned here ten days ago, a growing schism in the Republican Party is being exposed for all to see (and I think that is o.k., it needs to be exposed). This time I am not talking about the social issues—abortion and marriage—but national security.
Simply put there are those of us who have watched and studied for years the growing infiltration of Islamists throughout American society (my particular focus has been on Muslim immigration). One need only begin in 2004 with the publication in the hardly conservative Chicago Tribune of a lengthy and thorough (for its time) examination of how the Muslim Brotherhood spun off the Muslim American Society and is quietly inserting itself throughout America by spinning off other Islamic supremacist groups such as the Muslim Student Association and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)*.
These are the opening paragraphs of the Chicago Tribune article:
Over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to pray, memorize the Koran and discuss events of the day.
But they also addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well.
These men are part of an underground U.S. chapter of the international Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most influential Islamic fundamentalist group and an organization with a violent past in the Middle East. But fearing persecution, they rarely identify themselves as Brotherhood members and have operated largely behind the scenes, unbeknown even to many Muslims.
So how does this relate to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and the American Conservative Union (ACU) that organizes this large gathering of the nations supposed conservatives?
Frank Gaffney at the Center for Security Policy has long claimed that Suhail Khan, a board member of the ACU and close friend of fellow Muslim sympathizer Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform (both CPAC organizers) is indeed a plant within the conservative movement in the US whose role it is to further divide conservatives and keep them (us!), including Tea Partiers, from gaining knowledge and the power needed to fight the Islamic threat within.
Watch this classic Alinsky tactic (ridicule) used by Khan as he debates Frank Gaffney (with Anderson Cooper joining Khan to gang up on Gaffney).** Hat tip: Janet. At one point in the interview Gaffney mentions the close association of Khan (Norquist too, but Gaffney doesn’t say that) to Abdurahman Alamoudi a known terrorist sympathizer now serving time in prison. Viewers at that point would not know the significance of the name and Cooper goes on to have a laugh over what Cooper characterizes as guilt by association. Readers, let me ask you, how many of you have a close relationship with anyone in federal prison for terror funding? It is a big deal, isn’t it!
It’s not just Gaffney saying these things either. This is from Michelle Malkin in 2004 where she asked, what say you now, Grover Norquist?
Despite this defiant public declaration of support for terrorists, Alamoudi was welcomed in GOP elite circles at the behest of power player Grover Norquist.
For more on the background of this controversy visit Pamela Geller (leader of the opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque) who earlier this year put pen to paper at American Thinker to summarize the background of what Gaffney, Malkin, Geller and a host of others are saying Norquist and Khan are up to. See my post on Geller here with a link to the American Thinker.
Just as Tea Partiers have seen time and again that the smart Leftist opposition will infiltrate in order to create chaos and division within the Tea Party ranks, so too we must assume that Islamists are infiltrating conservative circles. If we assume otherwise, we do so at our great peril.
* If you think CAIR is some group somewhere else in America, be assured they are operating in your community. Imagine my surprise when I learned that CAIR had sent an advisor to the Hagerstown mosque in 2004 to teach the Imam how to avoid answering FBI questions.