Anti-Muslim Activist Calls for HUAC Revival
Frank Gaffney, an anti-Muslim activist who in April told conservatives that “Shariah is communism with a God,” has called on Congress in a Washington Times column to bring back the McCarthy-era House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). This time around, the infamous panel’s job will be to root out the Islamist operatives who, he claims, are well on their way to replacing America’s democracy with a Shariah-based caliphate.
Gaffney, who helms the Center for Security Policy, is fervent in his conviction that agents of the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated the government at all levels, intending to subvert U.S. institutions through “civilization jihad.” He laid out his “evidence” for infiltration into the U.S. government in April at “The Awakening 2011,” a conference at the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University that brought together economic conservatives, national security hawks and stars of the Religious right to discuss the future of America.
“When it is impracticable to engage in violence, Shariah-adherent Muslims are still obliged to engage in jihad through stealthy techniques or, in the words of the Muslim Brotherhood, ‘civilization jihad,’” Gaffney told a rapt audience. “They are doing it through influence operations, the target set of which is comprehensive – government, law enforcement, intelligence agencies, the military, penal institutions, media think tanks, political entities, academic institutions. And they are very aggressively targeting non-Muslim religious communities in the name of ecumenicalism.”
Gaffney’s Center helped set off a Shariah panic on the far right last year with the September 2010 release of its report, “Shariah, the Threat to America,” which depicted Islamic Shariah law as a global threat comparable to Soviet communism a generation ago. “Shariah’s pursuit in the United States,” the report asserted, “is tantamount to sedition.”