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Front-gate--most strategically ominous case of official misconduct since China-gate.
The Washington Times | Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 22, 2008 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Posted on 01/22/2008 5:22:14 AM PST by SJackson

, It is now well-established in Washington that any scandal, no matter how seemingly innocuous, soon is given the suffix "-gate," establishing a lineal connection to the mother of all scandals, Watergate.

Well, let me be the first to suggest that a recent scandal in the Pentagon be known hereafter as "Front-gate" in recognition of the central role played in the drama by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization designated by the Justice Department as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan). With the House and Senate both back in business this week, Front-gate should be subjected to close congressional scrutiny since it may involve the most strategically ominous case of official misconduct since the Clinton administration's China-gate.

The Front-gate saga began with the firing last month of Stephen Coughlin, a major in the Army Reserves working as a civilian contractor for the Joint Chiefs of Staff when he ran afoul of one Hashem Islam, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England's point-man on Muslim community outreach.

Hashem Islam is also evidently an admirer of ISNA. He arranged for Mr. England to address one of the group's meetings last year — a huge help to an organization reeling from its designation by the Bush Justice Department not only as a Brotherhood front but as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing conspiracy.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gordonengland; isna; muslimfifthcolumn; pentagon; wahhabilobby; wot

1 posted on 01/22/2008 5:22:15 AM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 01/22/2008 5:27:26 AM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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