Check out my piece in today's American Thinker on Grover Norquist. If not for useful tools like Norquist, Islamic supremacists could never gain such a foothold, an absolute intellectual dominance at the senior levels of our most critical government agencies; nor would elections be won by stealth jihadists as they infiltrate our government.
Norquist is a power in the GOP. He raises big money, and money talks. But it's dirty, and our people must stay away from subversive forces working to undermine and overthrow the Constitution.
Look at the UK.
Do read my whole piece at the Thinker:
Norquist has also carried water for Islamic supremacist attempts to weaken anti-terror efforts. Gaffney reveals that "Norquist was also a prime-mover behind efforts to secure one of the Islamists' top pre-9/11 agenda items: the abolition of a section of the 1996 Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act that permits authorities to use what critics call ‘secret evidence.' ... Norquist was an honoree at an event held by Sami Al-Arian's National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom in July 2001, two months before 9/11. The award was for being a 'champion of the abolishment movement against secret evidence.'" Al-Arian in 2006 pleaded guilty "conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds to or for the benefit of Palestinian Islamic Jihad." Palestinian Islamic jihad is even worse than Hamas's; it celebrates the killing of Israeli civilians and calls repeatedly for the destruction of Israel.
Scott Johnson of the Powerline blog noted shortly after Gaffney's article appeared that Norquist's reponse to this exhaustively documented exposé was "personal and evasive. He attacks Gaffney as racist and bigoted; not a trace of evidence in the public record supports these charges. I heard Norquist respond to Gaffney in this manner at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this past January . He did not deign to respond to Gaffney's remarks in substance."
Norquist also introduced Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, to President Bush. CAIR is one of the foremost Islamic supremacist hate sponsors in the U.S. Terror expert Steve Emerson wrote that "CAIR, which touts itself as America's premier Muslim civil rights organization, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Terror trial." He noted that CAIR co-founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad attended "a 1993 Philadelphia meeting where the HAMAS members and supporters discussed a strategy to kill the Oslo Peace Accords, which threatened to marginalize HAMAS. The group also discussed ways to improve HAMAS fundraising in America."
Emerson also reveals that according to the testimony of an FBI agent, "CAIR was listed as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee." The Palestine Committee is dedicated to jihad for the destruction of Israel. Emerson reveals that a 1992 memo seized from a jihadi's home explains that "Palestine is the one for which Muslim Brotherhood prepared armies -- made up from the children of Islam in the Arab and Islamic nations to liberate its land from the abomination and the defilement of the children of the Jews and they watered its pure soil with their honorable blood which sprouted into a jihad that is continuing until the Day of Resurrection and provided a zeal without relenting making the slogan of its children ‘it is a Jihad for victory or martyrdom.'" Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad were also listed as members of the Palestine Committee.
Robert Spencer added this about CAIR:
CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR's cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Honest Ibe Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. CAIR has warred against free speech in the past.
These are Grover Norquist's bedfellows. Is what Grover Norquist did legally actionable? Abusing his power and access, he introduced Islamic supremacists who advocate the stealthy overthrow of the government to those who have sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and advocated for their cause. The enemy's strategy for winning is to subvert our senior leaders. Norquist made that possible. Bush was incurious, and he may not believe that he was subverted. In fact, he was.
Grover Norquist has continued his activities on behalf of the Islamic supremacists: In 2008, journalist Paul Sperry revealed Norquist's sponsorship of Muslim candidates with shadowy ties to terrorists and wrote that Norquist had a "wicked project to dress Islamists up as patriotic Republicans so they can infiltrate the government." Norquist sponsored Kamal Nawash's unsuccessful bid to become Republican Party leader in Virginia; Nawash was Abdurahman Alamoudi's attorney. Norquist also aided previous failed political runs by Nawash -- including Nawash's 2003 Virginia state senate bid, to which Saffuri gave money.
Norquist also aided Faisal Gill's failed run for the Virginia state legislature in 2007. Gill, like Nawash, was an associate of Alamoudi. During his run, he took $3,000 in contributions from the pro-jihad Safa group.
So it is no surprise that CPAC 2009, like CPAC 2010, had nothing addressing the war we are actually engaged in. This is due to the influence of Norquist, Keene, and Suhail Khan, a CPAC board member. According to Discover the Networks, Khan "has repeatedly been a featured speaker at MSA, ISNA and CAIR events" -- that is, the Muslim Students Association, Islamic Society of North America, and Council on American-Islamic Relations, three groups linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamic organization dedicated to establishing the rule of Islamic law and the subjugation of infidels worldwide.
Grover Norquist almost singlehandedly ushered Islamic supremacist leaders into America's highest levels of government -- subversives, the Islamic fifth column. He gave them unparalleled access. Why didn't Gaffney's revelations, and those that preceded and followed his exposé, end Norquist's influence among conservatives? Why does he still have so much power?