The leftist/Islamic alliance is never more than six degrees of separation. Deb, an astute Atlas reader began chasing down the links in my Grover Norquist article (here.)
I was reading Pamela's most excellent post "CONSERVATIVES MUST SHUN NORQUIST NOT ANN COUTLER" about Grover Norquist's ties to Muslim apologists, and how he is instrumental in getting radical-implicated Muslims into influential government positions. You know how it is ...read a blog post linking to an off-site article ..which links to an article on a different site ...You could spend a day chasing links. So, that is what I was doing this morning, and it only took five clicks to conclude that David Bonior is:
(1) an apologist for islam in America, and
(2) John Edwards' campaign manager.
In my Norquist post I linked to an an article from 2003 entitled "Grover Norquist Linked to Terrorists" which outlined Norquist's ties to Muslim apologists. Worse yet it exposed Norquist's efforts to infiltrate the government with Islamist sympathizers. The article contains this paragraph (linked to a National Review article):
This article from April 2002 shows that a primary goal of Muslim political influence in the U.S. is to weaken U.S. support for Israel. It quotes DAVID BONIOR (the Democrat congressman who represents the Michigan district with the highest concentration of Muslims in the U.S.) as saying accepting money from anti-Israel terrorist groups is no longer politically damaging and credits Norquist with helping to legitimize radical Muslim groups.
Most notable among Michigan Democrats championing Muslim causes is David Bonior, former Democratic whip and current candidate for governor. He has enthusiastically embraced the Muslim political agenda, especially the effort to force the disclosure of classified evidence used in deportation proceedings — the power to keep such evidence secret has been used by the Justice Department in a handful of cases where the alien being deported has ties to terrorism .... Perhaps even more disturbing is Bonior's assessment that accepting money from supporters of anti-Israel terrorist groups is no longer politically damaging. Bonior has proudly refused to return contributions from two high-profile apologists for anti-Israel terror groups: Abdurahman Alamoudi, a founder of the American Muslim Council who has publicly declared support for Hamas and Hezbollah; and Sami AlArian, a University of South Florida professor who was fired following revelations about his connections with Islamic Jihad.
So clearly it is safe to say we know Bonier is an antisemite. Note that Bonier is not cozying up with moderate Muslim voices like American Islamic Forum for Democracy, these are hardcore Hate Israel, Blame America groups.Over at National Ledger: John Edwards: Labor's Main Man in '08?
Edwards's unusual step selecting former Rep. David Bonior of Michigan as his national campaign manager, the first such task undertaken in his long political career, has been described as enlisting a laborite politician to woo labor.
One final word on DAVID BONIOR, John Edwards' campaign manager and islamist apologist and defender: Remember the BAGHDAD DEMOCRATS? In brief, BEFORE the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Bonior and fellow Saddam Hussein apologist, Jim McDermott (D-CA), appeared from Baghdad on ABC's "This Week" saying that President Bush would lie the U.S. into war with Hussein. If you want to brush up on Bonior's treasonous trip to Baghdad, read Stephen Hayes' article in the 11/14/2002 issue of 'The Weekly Standard.'
So, folks, looks like John Edwards is cozying up to islamist apologists at the least and islamists themselves at the worst. Since Bonior accepted money from radical islamist groups, and since he is unapologetic about it, someone should be looking into who is financing Edwards.
Does Edwards share and agree with Bonior's defense of radical islamists? Does Edwards support the Muslim political agenda, as does Bonior? What are Edwards' views on the disclosure of classified evidence used in deportation proceedings?
HOW DEEPLY INTO MUSLIM POCKETS IS EDWARDS?
HOW DEEPLY INTO EDWARDS' AGENDA ARE TERRORIST-SUPPORT-IMPLICATED MUSLIMS?