Skip to comments.Grover Norquist: Conservative Exposed as Terrorist Sympathizer/Enabler
Posted on 10/22/2003 10:08:46 PM PDT by SpaceBar
There's an incredible story brewing in Washington that is too hot for the networks to touch.
Grover Norquist, whom most conservatives know as Executive Director of the College Republicans, boardmember of the NRA, and head of Americans for Tax Reform, has been exposed as helping Muslim groups and individuals who finance and support Islamic terrorism gain access to the Bush White House.
Norquist has also been exposed as the founder of the Islamic Insitute, a group believed to be funded by foreign governments, Wahhab Islam elements in Saudi Arabia, and U.S. Muslim groups recently raided by a special Treasury Department task force for funding Al Qaeda and Palestinian terrorists. The Islamic Institute's website lists the following goals:
1. Cultivate and expand Muslim activists and mobilize the community at the state and federal levels on issues affecting the American Muslim community.
2. Provide a platform to promote an Islamic perspective on domestic issues (social and fiscal) to help enhance the Muslim community's input in the decision-making process.
3. Run aggressive campaigns at the state and federal levels on issues affecting the American Muslim community.
Wahhabi Islam funding from Saudi Arabia appears to have been instrumental is creating and and sustaining a large number of organizations involved in such troubling activities as:
1. Recruiting felons into Islam in U.S. prisons
2. Recruiting U.S. military personnel
3. Proselytizing on more than 500 college campuses across the United States
4. Covertly raising funds for terrorist groups through U.S.-based Muslim charities
5. Providing financial support - and gaining control - of 70-80 percent of U.S. mosques, and
6. Setting up private Muslim K-12 schools to indoctrinate U.S. Muslims into fundamentalist Islam (We ran an expose on one of these located just a few miles from our HQ which you can find at http://www.citizensoldier.org/madrassa.html.)
Norquist's relationship with Muslim groups that support terrorism became public after Norquist launched an unexpected and inexplicably vitriolic attack against Frank Gaffney, the President of the Center for Security Policy.
During a routine Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in early February, Gaffney participated in a panel discussion about the balance to be struck in time of war between preserving civil liberties and safeguarding American's lives and safety. Gafney expressed concern about one of the most insidious of the Wahhabis' activities, a concerted attempt to penetrate and influence the Executive and Legislative branch of our government.
Gafney noted that groups like the American Muslim Council (AMC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have been able to gain access to the White House thanks to the White House's Associate Director of Cabinet Affairs Ali Tulbah, a Muslim, and his predecessor, Suhail Kahn. At the same time, Tulbah and Kahn have excluded moderate American Muslim groups from White House access. Both Tulbah and Kahn have family ties to extremist Wahhabi religious groups. AMC and CAIR have expressed support for Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda and are actively campaigning to waterdown immigration controls, law enforcement, and intelligence gathering.
Gaffney's concerns are legitimate, because granting access to Muslim extremists gives them a chance to exercise undue influence over policy - undermining the war on terrorism - and confers a legitimacy that allows them to dominate the U.S. Islamic community.
Norquist responded to Gaffney's comments by calling Gaffney a racist and religious bigot in an appearance on Fox News Channel and in letters sent to the Washington Post and Washington Times and barring Gaffney from attending the most important meeting in Washington, the regular Wednesday meetings of conservative Capitol Hill aides and interest-group representatives held in Norquist's offices.
It is unclear whether the Muslims who have been acting as White House gatekeepers - Ali Tulbah and Suhail Kahn - were actually placed in that position by Grover Norquist's Islamic Institute. Norquist is credited with delivering the Muslim vote for Bush in the 2000 election and has the ear of the most influential man in Washington, Karl Rove, President Bush's political advisor. Rove has been a featured speaker at Norquist's Wednesday meetings.
Although it is not noted on either group's website, Norquist's Islamic Institute actually shares office space and staff with Americans for Tax Reform.
According to news reports, while Norquist served as founding Chairman of the Islamic Institute the group received seed money from Abdurahman Alamoudi, then a member of the left-wing American Muslim Council. MSNBC and Fox News have aired videotapes of Alamoudi standing in front of the White House, declaring his support for Hamas and Hezbollah. Hamas is currently one of the leading groups responsible for Palestinian suicide bombers. Hezbollah, sponsored by the Iranian government, was responsible for the death of 240 Marines in Beirut in the 1980s and is believed to be responsible for the attack on Khobar Towers, a barracks in Saudi Arabia.
Key members of the Islamic Institute have come from Alamoudi's organization. One has acknowledged making contributions to the Holy Land Foundation even after it's U.S. offices were shut down by the U.S. government for funding terrorists.
The AMC and CAIR have been able to get access to senior officials in the Bush Administration nine times since 9/11 despite the fact that CAIR has sued Attorney General Ashcroft and in June 2002 CAIR's executive director Nihad Awad declared that he supported the Hamas movement. Both groups have incessantly attacked President Bush's policies on Iraq, the monitoring of aliens from nations that sponsor terrorism, and the prosecution of suspected terror operatives. After the most recent meeting on January 16th, AMC's leader accused Bush of "calling on God to kill innocent Iraqi children."
Norquist also has ties to Sami Al-Arian, president of the National Committee to Protect Political Freedom (NCPPF). Al-Arian is under investigation by the FBI for being the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was recently exposed by Fox's Bill O'Reilly who aired video tapes of Al-Arian raising money for terrorists. Norquist accepted an award from the NCPPF shortly before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. During the 2000 elections, Norquist introduced Al-Arian to then candidate Bush.
Since 9/11, Norquist has led opposition to domestic anti-terrorism laws and has been quoted in frontpage NY times articles allelging a wholesale loss of faith by conservatives in Attorney General Josh Ashcroft. Norquist has also attacked Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, and others who have attempted to alert Americans to the dangers of Islam.
WHAT WE CAN DO:
As Citizen Soldier members, most of you have read Koran and Hadith for yourselves. You know:
1. The god of Islam is not the God of the Bible,
2. That the moral rules of Koran differ significantly from Judeo-Christian moral rules, and since rights flow from the prohibitions of moral rules, Islam is not compatible with the equality, individual liberty, or limited government we enjoy in the U.S.
3. That the cause of Islamic terrorism are the ideas taught in Koran, that Muslim extremist groups like AMC and CAIR consistently try to deny these teachings and exploit the ignorance of moderate Muslims who do not know what Koran actually teaches and Westerners who are equally uninformed.
I would ask you to do these things:
1. Please tell others about this story - we'll leave it on our homepage over the weekend. I believe the reason the networks have not jumped on this story is that understanding what is going on would likely lead to a discussion of what Koran actually teaches, something the networks cannot do since they depend on access to moderate and extremist Muslim countries to produce their news.
2. Please call and send email to the White House, Frank Gaffney, and Grover Norquist, letting them know that you understand the dangers of Islam and are concerned about Norquist's involvement with groups that back terrorists.
The White House: (202) 456-1111 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (and also email@example.com)
Frank Gaffney: (202) 835-9077 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grover Norquist (202) 785-0266 (the receptionist who answers will also be the Islamic Institute's receptionist) email: email@example.com
3. Please contact your congressman and senators about this situation as well, since the Congress is another target for Muslims seeking to weaken U.S. policy. They're number is (202) 224-3121.
4. Please consider writing letters to the editor or contacting your local media outlets to encourage them to spill some ink on this story. The more people who know the truth the better.
5. Last, please add this to your long list of prayer concerns, that is our most effective tool.
Conservatives who have not read Koran are vulnerable to unholy alliances with Muslims because Koran and the Bible do share many moral rules, particularly relating to abortion, homosexuality, gambling, paganism and the occult, and prostitution, all issues that liberals and libertarians are pushing the envelope on today.
* Story at The Washington Times * Gaffney response to Norquist in the Washington Times * Article on Norquist at the Weekly Standard * Goals of the Islamic Institute * Norquist's bio at Americans for Tax Reform - conspicuously absent is any mention of association with the Islamic Institute which he co-founded and which shares offices and staff with ATR * Statement at CFSP with link to Gaffney's letter to Norquist (this link may expire)
Tracing the History of Grover Norquist's Association with Terror With the arrest of Grover Norquist's friend and associate Sami Al-Arian as the U.S. head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad the natural question is how long has Norquist known that he was associated with terrorists. Here are some interesting links:
* The Clinton administration may have known about Al-Arian as early as 1995. This article from April 2, 2002 (you'll get a page that says the article can't be found, just keep refreshing your browser until the article appears) says Clinton shut down federal investigations into Muslim charities in 1995. This led former federal prosecutor John Loftus to file a private lawsuit against the charities in Florida. The main target was Norquist's friend, Sami Al-Arian.
* On June 22, 2000 Norquist received an award from the American Muslim Council in a program at which Sami Al-Arian was the keynote speaker. Al-Arian's topic was stopping the U.S. government from using profiling or intelligence data to catch terrorists.
* Norquist's association with terrorist groups was the subject of this November 2001 article at The National Review. The article reveals that Norquist was CC'd on Sami Al-Arian's email to The Wall Street Journal responding to an article linking him to Islamic Jihad. Al-Arian was arrested today for being the North American leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The article also says Norquist placed Suhail Kahn in the Bush Administration as the official responsible for controlling access to the White House for Muslim groups. Suhail Kahn previously served on the board of Norquist's Islamic Institute, a group dedicated to increasing Muslim influence in U.S. policy-making.
* 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.
* This article from February 20, 2003 denounces Norquist as responsible for introducing radical Muslim groups to the White House, Cabinet Secretaries, and agency heads and fingers Saudi money as the seed capital for Norquist's Islamic Institute (our article below shows how this was funneled through Saudi front groups like the American Muslim Council).
When have any so-called mainstream Christian or Jewish leaders seriously talked about wishing to impose religious law on this country?Where does it say that that's what the II wants to do? Examples of legitimate goals covered by the description would include opposing profiling or other laws perceived as unfair to Moslems, preserving for mosques the same legal rights as churches, and opposing anti-Islamic statements by politicians and other public figures.
When was the last time followers of either religion brutally and savagely attacked this nation in the name of their religion?Meaningless. Just because an organization attacks us on behalf of a certain cause does not mean they represent the entire cause. What Norquist opposes is anti-Muslim agitation similar to the anti-Catholic agitation of the 19th Century or the anti-Jewish legislation of the early 20th. This does not mean he supports terrorism.
Just because it likely won't happen doesn't mean that certain people who would very much like to do so aren't gaining access to the highest levels of power in this country, thanks to certain self-aggrandizing creeps, such as the subject of this thread.Most Muslims who live in this nation live here to avoid the oppressive laws found in nations under sharia. Few if any wish to enforce their views. Even those who are devout are not "fundamentalist" in this regard. This is why Mohammed Atta et al avoided Muslim communities in the US. With their observant lifestyle and their fundamentalist rhetoric they would have stood out.
Muslim Americans have just as much cause as any other group to form groups to look out for their political interests. Considering some of the rhetoric of recent years, perhaps more. Like any other political group they will have enemies, and their enemies will try to tar them with bad associations.
Here's the skinny on your buddy Grover Norquist.I'm amazed that some of you are taking the word of an ANSWER ally as revealed Truth regarding the associations of a prominent conservative.
Then why does he hang around with and agitate on behalf of such upstanding representatives of the Religion of Peace? Why doesn't he associate himself with the putative moderates? Why does he choose to hang with the most virulently Jew-hating, anti-American elements?
*Some*?! Try 100%, Grover Groupie.
Now, what do we have here? A sleeper troll -- signed up on FR 10 months ago, and suddenly emerges today to defend the indefensible, aka Grover Norquist's islamofetish. No other known posts than today's barrage.
If you wanted to appear credible, you should have built a little history here, pookie, instead of just creating a screen name and then spewing a bunch of posts in a burst of creativity. Very lame. You're gonna have to do MUCH better if you want to troll us.
Maybe he is suffering from the "Boy named Sue" complex
More like the "Boy Who Sucks Up to Islamonazi Terrorists"
No not all terrorists in this country were professing muslims. Timothy Mcveigh was a registered Republican in the state of New York. Plus in Northern Ireland, the I.R.A. were Catholic.
I like Grover, but his Islamist ties have been known for years.
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