Right-Wingers Claim Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated CPAC
Lock up the women and children! Call in the Harpy! Jihad has come to CPAC in the form of Grover Norquist. Yes, really:
But in an article yesterday on World Net Daily called “Now look who else is infiltrating CPAC,” Gaffney “told WND that Islamism has infiltrated the American Conservative Union, the host of CPAC, in the person of Washington attorney and political activist Suhail Khan and a group called Muslims for America.”
Gaffney has been a go-to shariah “expert” on the right for some time — he even testified against a proposed mosque project in Murfreesboro, TN, and then said on CNN that the purpose of mosques “is to destroy western civilization from within.”
“What’s going on in conservative circles should give everyone real cause for concern,” Gaffney told World Net Daily. “What it bespeaks is an effort to penetrate and influence conservatives, who are the most likely and perhaps only community in America who will stand up to and ultimately help ensure the defeat of this seditious totalitarian political program.”
He also implicated anti-tax conservative activist Grover Norquist in the plot: “Grover Norquist is credentialing the perpetrators of this Muslim Brotherood influence operation. This is part of tradecraft, to get people who have standing in a community to give it to people who lack it, so they can do what they’re assigned to do in terms of subversion. We are in a war, and he has been working with the enemy for over a decade.”
“The fact that it has gone on within conservative circles for this long, and may be further enabled at CPAC this year, is a travesty,” he continued.
Gaffney’s crusade against Norquist goes back a long way, and was perhaps springboarded by the fact that Norquist’s wife is Muslim. In 2003, Gaffney wrote a long article in Front Page Magazine about Norquist’s role in “enabling a political influence operation to advance the causes of radical Islamists,” particularly in the Bush Administration.
Norquist is president of Americans For Tax Reform, and currently serves on the GOProud board.
I love circular firing squads. They’re entertaining as hell. Heh.