Ryan Mauro writing at the Clarion Project has an interesting analysis showing that some candidates who were snuggling with Islamists or carrying their water in recent years went down to defeat on Tuesday.
Two that interested me especially were the surprise gubernatorial campaign loss in Maryland of Anthony Brown (because I live in Maryland).
And, if I had known this about Scott Brown in New Hampshire, I wouldn’t have wasted a second feeling sorry for his loss.
Race for Maryland Governorship
A third defeat for the Islamists was the loss by of Lieutenant-Governor Anthony Brown in his bid to be Maryland’governor.
Brown spoke for a CAIR event in May even though official FBI policy prohibits participation in CAIR fundraisers due to its Hamas links.
Maryland’s current governor, Martin O’Malley, is a possible presidential candidate and CAIR has used O’Malley/Brown officials for fundraising, including even their attorney general.
The O’Malley-Brown administration also endorsed a $100-million mega-mosque project in Maryland supported by the Islamist government of Turkey. The project is also backed by ICNA and ISNA leaders.
O’Malley was also the chairman of the Department of Homeland Security’s Working Group on Violent Extremism that reviewed counter-terrorism training. The committee included officials from these same Islamist groups and produced Islamist-friendly guidelines.
Scott Brown Fails to Win Senate Seat
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown failed to win his race for senator in New Hampshire.
In the summer of 2012, Brown was one of the Republican leaders who questioned the integrity of the five members of Congress who asked for investigations into the influence on the U.S. government of Muslim Brotherhood-linked individuals and activists.
At the time, Brown said accusations about Huma Abedin, who has documented Islamist ties and was then Secretary of State Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, were “out-of-line” and have “no place in our public discourse.”
We reported on the controversy surrounding Rep. Michele Bachmann and the four other Members of Congress who claim the federal government has been deeply compromised by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Read the whole thing! Mauro has a list of candidates who received financial backing from Islamic groups in this year’s campaign.
By the way, this is filed in our ‘stealth jihad’ category.