That is the title of a story at Politico and something I’ve been writing a lot about elsewhere, but I think its important for readers of RRW to know this is going on within the Republican Party. Simply stated, two board members of the American Conservative Union and movers and shakers in DC rightwing circles, Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist, are believed to have links to the Muslim Brotherhood and are attempting to destabilize the conservative movement according to their critics.
Here is a story from Politico which sums up how things went at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington late last week. I urge you to read it all and do your own research.
I also suggest that you watch the CPAC speech of former Communist and 60’s radical David Horowitz who saw the light, became a conservative and has been an outspoken critic of the Far Left and the Islamists for decades now.
While a gay rights controversy drew headlines at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, another — and even more bitter — dispute rippled as views varied widely on how to reconcile the conservative movement with Islam in the United States.
At the 38th annual conservative gathering, there was no shortage of accusations of Islamist sympathies, Muslim Brotherhood infiltration and charges of fear-mongering. Republican presidential hopefuls, including Newt Gingrich and John Thune, also drew applause with suggestions that the Obama administration has taken a politically correct blind eye to the connection between radical Islam and terrorism.
Freshman Rep. Allen West also drew thunderous applause in his keynote speech about the threat to America posed by Islam and other security threats. And as Republican candidates define their national security stands in the 2012 elections, conservative discomfort with Islam in America will be a feature of the debate.
“We are also faced at home and abroad with a mortal threat in political Islam,” conservative activist David Horowitz said in his address to the conference. “Political Islam is a totalitarian movement that seeks to impose Islamic law on the entire world through the seizure of states by stealth and electoral means where possible and by terror where necessary and sometimes by a combination of the two. There are hundreds of millions of believers in political Islam.”
CPAC organizers held an official panel on the threat of sharia law, with several other affiliated, but unofficial, events on inclusion, religious liberty and the so-called ground zero mosque controversy, featuring the controversial blogger Pam Geller and Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer.
“For 10 years, people have been asking for moderate Muslims to speak up,” said Spencer. “We’re going to be waiting for those guys until doomsday.”
Longtime readers know that Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) and Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) are among our favorite bloggers and are often quoted on these pages. Check out their blogs in our blogroll.