Skip to comments.Microsoft Reaches Out to the Muslim Brotherhood
Posted on 04/11/2011 10:34:05 AM PDT by La Lydia
Yesterday, Grover Norquists weekly Americans for Tax Reform conclave was the venue for an announcement by Suhail Khan that he was becoming director for external affairs for Microsoft. Khans transformation into a corporate lobbyist comes amidst rising concerns in conservative circles about his longstanding family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan) in America and his positions in favor of such MB priorities as building the Ground Zero mosque, closing Guantanamo Bay, prohibiting secret evidence, repealing the Patriot Act, dissembling about shariah, etc.
An interesting question is why Microsoft would recruit such an individual at this moment? Perhaps it is seeking to position itself for good relations with the Muslim Brotherhood as that shariah-adherent movement becomes ascendant in the Middle East. After all, an Egyptian executive of rival Google, Wael Ghonim was seen by some as the face of a hip, secular, democratic new order destined to emerge from the ashes of Mubaraks autocracy. Ghonim, however, has been literally shunted aside by the increasingly emboldened Brothers: On February 18, 2011, he was physically precluded from getting on stage when the Ikhwans spiritual leader, Yusef al-Qaradawi led a crowd (estimated to have been over a million strong) that had been convened in the revolutions famed Tahrir Square to welcome him home a la Khomeinis triumphal return to Iran in 1979 in calls for the conquest of the al-Aqsa mosque [in Jerusalem].
At the very least, Microsoft presumably hopes to benefit from the Washington relationships Khan cultivated in the course of his influence operations while working for Rep. Tom Campbell of California (RINO-CA), in the Bush White House Public Liaison Office and Department of Transportation and as chairman of the Norquist-enabled Conservative Inclusion Coalition.
The good news is that Khans service as a lobbyist means an end to the pretense that he is a conservative leader a vehicle for facilitating his influence operations within the movement. His Inclusion Coalition which was revealed during a panel Khan convened on the margins of the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference as a vehicle for promoting inclusion of such toxic and anti-conservative groups as Louis Farakhans Nation of Islam and La Raza inside the conservative tent will hopefully disappear, too.
From a friend I know that has worked there on a contract basis there is a big contingent of jihadis working for good ole Billy Boy.
Time for photoshoppers to dress up Bill in a turban and a dirty nightshirt! Let the fun begin!
well... so now... is there a search engine that’s not related to google or ms?
MS doesn’t know quality, and they’ve screwed us for years.
So the diff between them and the muzzies is?
“With bonus goat video”
Perhaps they want to market W7 phone as the IED trigger of choice.
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