Grover Norquist continues to draw fire for his close ties to questionable Islamists. Kind of makes you wonder how this fits with his role as a tax fighter. From World Net Daily:
Grover Norquist, perhaps the best-known conservative anti-tax campaigner, was a headliner at an Islamic leadership conference along with the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan branch and the co-author of a report that slanders critics of radical Islam, including Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes and Steven Emerson.
Norquist, famous for his no-tax-increase pledge, was featured along with CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid and Wajahat Ali, co-author of “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” at the National Leadership Conference in Detroit Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, sponsored by the Arab American Institute.
Ali’s book claims to expose “the Islam-bashing network in America,” targeting Frank Gaffney and David Yerushalmi of the Center for Security Policy, along with Spencer, director of Jihad Watch; Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum; and Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Last week, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., denounced Norquist from the House floor for his “unsavory” connections, including ties to known terrorist financiers Abdurahman Alamoudi and Sami Al-Arian, his support for the Ground Zero mosque and his advocacy for transferring Guantanamo detainees to U.S. soil.
“Simply put,” said Wolf, “I believe Mr. Norquist is connected with or has profited from a number of unsavory people and groups out of the mainstream.”
I see that Americans for Prosperity will feature Norquist at its ‘Defend the American Dream Summit’ next month in Washington, DC, here.