Pro-Islamist Losing Grip on Republican Party

Grover Norquist

by: Arnold Ahlert

Anti-tax promoter Grover Norquist is losing his vice-like grip on the Republican party. The head of Americans for Tax Reform, who as recently as last year counted 238 members of the House and 41 members of the Senate among those who had signed his anti-tax pledge, has seen those numbers decline to 217 in the House, one shy of the 218 needed for a majority, and 39 in the Senate.

Both totals represent an all-time low. Last Wednesday, Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) disavowed his pledge not to raise taxes, even as he acknowledged doing so could hurt his reelection chances in 2014. ”I don’t worry about that because I care too much about my country,” he said. “I care a lot more about it than I do Grover Norquist.” Americans might not like seeing their taxes go up, but Grover Norquist’s fall from grace has its benefits: As he goes down, so goes his pro-Islamist agenda.

That agenda was laid bare by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) in a speech on the House floor, October 4, 2011. “My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has on the political process in Washington,” said Wolf. “My issue is not with ATR’s goal of keeping taxes low … My concern is with the other individuals, groups and causes with whom Mr. Norquist is associated that have nothing to do with keeping taxes low.”

Wolf mentioned Norquist’s “association and representation” of terrorist financier and vocal Hamas supporter Abdurahman Alamoudi and terrorist financier Sami Al-Arian.

In 2004, Alamoudi, one of the most prominent and influential Muslim Brothers in the United States, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for supporting terror. Alamoudi, a self-described supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah, had cultivated ties with the Clinton White House that eventually enabled him and his associates to select, train and certify Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military.

Fearing a loss by Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, Alamoudi befriended Norquist to ensure his access to senior levels of the U.S. government would be maintained if Republicans took charge. He gave Norquist $20,000 to establish the Islamic Free Market Institute and Alamoudi’s longtime deputy, Khaled Saffuri, became the founding director.

Norquist and Saffuri eventually became an integral part of the Bush administration’s Muslim outreach efforts during the 2000 campaign, with Saffuri named as Muslim Outreach Coordinator. During that campaign, Bush was also introduced to Sami Al-Arian. In 2006, Al-Arian was sentenced to 57 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to provide support to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

Wolf illuminated the bigger picture of that relationship, noting that Norquist was an “outspoken supporter of Al-Arian’s effort to end the use of classified evidence in terror trials.”

Al-Arian ran the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom (NCPPF), and Norquist supported their efforts to weaken or repeal the Patriot Act as well, despite the terrorist atrocities perpetrated on 9/11.

Wolf also revealed that Norquist “was scheduled to lead a delegation to the White House on September 11, 2001, that included a convicted felon and some who would later be identified by federal law enforcement as suspected terrorist financiers.” One of the members of that delegation was Omar Ahmed, co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR was named an un-indicted co-conspirator when the Holy Land Foundation was convicted of sending million of dollars in funding to Hamas and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

Another relationship Norquist cultivated was with Suhail Khan, who has ties to a variety of Islamist movements. Khan’s father, the late Mahboob Khan, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and one of the founders of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), whose anti-Semitic activities at American colleges has been documented on numerous occasions, including their latest attempt to organize a divestment campaign against Israel at the University of California, Irvine.

In 2007, Norquist promoted Suhail Khan’s candidacy for election to the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) board of directors. He was subsequently appointed. In 2012, at an irregular meeting of that organization, the board voted to dismiss accusations made against both Khan and Norquist by Frank Gaffney, head of the Center for Security Policy and a former defense official in the Reagan administration.

Gaffney has been hammered by the ACU and others for suggesting that the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood reached the highest levels of the U.S. government despite the reality that it was Gaffney who drew attention to Abdurahman Alamoudi and Sami Al-Arian, both of whom ended up as convicted felons for their terrorist activity. Yet it is Gaffney’s credibility that has been called into question for daring to draw attention to Norquist’s unseemly activity.

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5 thoughts on “Pro-Islamist Losing Grip on Republican Party

    • The Republicans have been screwing up big time!!! I’ve never seen anything like this! Remember…remember back for a moment. We had ONLY TWO candidates that spoke out against the Muslim Infiltration in our Federal Govt. It doesn’t matter if you like them or not…what matter is … they were THE ONLY TWO speaking out: Newt Gingrich and Barbara Bachman. They, being the media, made cruel comments about One photograph of Michelle Bachman’s eyes…. it went for two days!
      Newt Gingrich’s numbers were far above Romney’s. Yet, the RNC kicked Newt to the curb to make room for Romney.
      Now! Get this! Romney jumps out there and immediately announces he will use U.S. Tax $$ to build a Chart School for Islamists. Right after that, they gave Romney MORE power than ANY candidate ever had. The RNC makes this NEW RULE that WILL fall in line with selecting those who will represent each county in the NWO. THEY (the RNC) will decide from the very beginning who can and who CANNOT run for President.
      In other words, let’s say YOU wanted to run for President on the Republican Ticket, UNLESS YOU HAVE THEIR APPROVAL…you can’t!!!!

      The rest is history.

      • I left one of the the Most important parts. Ron Paul filed a law suit because the RNC/GOP were fighting….who they should and should not vote for. It was so bad that they were threatening others with coercion and violence until Ron Paul filed the law suit (and no, I am not particularly a Ron Paul person, but what he did was the right thing to do!). We won. The RNC would be free to vote their conscience.
        HOWEVER, right after that, since the votes were now up for grabs; (and they knew it)…Bachman, Newt Gingrich and Palin had decided to step in and pick up the voters that were now available through the law suit. THIS WAS THE MOST CORRUPT THING I HAVE EVERY HEARD OF IN THE USA!
        They then announced, they were going to “call in their votes” vs. voting i person. Romney had already been caught twice with fraud voting at two caucus(s). They were SCEERED of a storm…yes, a big thunderstorm coming up.
        Then that was changed to “Oooo, dear, we are now afraid of the OWS” so we will call in our votes. It got worse….as those who had the intentions of voting for Bachman/Gingrich, etc.began driving in to vote that day, their cars were blocked so they not only couldn’t get in to personally vote….they couldn’t even call int he votes legally…THEY ALL WANTED ROMNEY.
        Why?
        Look what they did to him! When Obama OBVIOUSLY STOLE the election…where were they? Where was the investigation?

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