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Christie’s ‘Crazies’ [Sharia Law in New Jersey: State Court Judge Served on Muslim Union Board]
National Review ^ | August 06, 2011 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY

Posted on 08/06/2011 12:18:12 PM PDT by Steelfish

ANDREW C. McCARTHY Christie’s ‘Crazies’ Sharia is not a figment of our imagination.

This “sharia-law business is crap . . . and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies!” So blustered Chris Christie. Bluster is the New Jersey governor’s default mode. It has certainly served him well. When directed at surly advocates of New Jersey’s teachers’ unions — who, after all, deserve it — bluster can apparently make a conservative heartthrob out of a pol whose bite is bipartisan moderate, however titillating his bark may be.

The style is so effective that Christie seems to be trying it out on everyone. A few weeks back, a local reporter had the audacity to ask His Honor whether he believes in creationism or evolution — a question that seemed more pertinent than impertinent in light of the controversy over whether the former ought to be taught in the schools that the governor’s 9 million constituents subsidize to the tune of $11 billion annually. Yet his answer was to growl, “That’s none of your business.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; cair; christie; coulter; elections; islam; mccarthy; muslim; sharia; taqiyya

1 posted on 08/06/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Someone better make sure our gal Coulter--who has been obsessed with this RINO running for Pres--hears about this and will look forward to her remarks.

Maybe this incident might finally open her eyes???

2 posted on 08/06/2011 12:21:23 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Steelfish

Let’s not lose any drool over Christie.


3 posted on 08/06/2011 12:23:37 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Steelfish

If this doesn’t sour people on the fat, big mouth
nothing will.


4 posted on 08/06/2011 12:24:55 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Steelfish

This is why it’s EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to look closely at a candidate, rather that saying OH YEA when he does something right (or in the case of Texas, saying that because Texas has jobs, our governor must make a great president).

Christie, to me, is an ENTERTAINER on the national level, the way he’s taking on the unions is an absolute blast to watch - but he carries a LOT of baggage, and not having a clue about Jihad is a big one. But in New Jersey, he’s getting his hands dirty and doing what needs to be done...so more power to him.


5 posted on 08/06/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Steelfish

I think Chrisite is sinking fast. His 15 minutes of fame are winding down.


6 posted on 08/06/2011 12:27:12 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Ann Coulter has lost her mine with respect to this... whatever he is. This is the best New Jersey can do, but is it the best America can do? Check the tagline if you want to know how I feel about CC.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Ann Coulter has not been in the news much lately. That is good. I despise obnoxious loudmouth know-it-all women.
8 posted on 08/06/2011 12:29:30 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: BobL; Conservative Vermont Vet

Andrew McCarthy:

“The questions about Governor Christie’s appointment of Sohail Mohammed and his exertions on behalf of Mohammed’s client, Mohammed Qatanani, have nothing to do with either sharia or the all-purpose smear of Islamophobia. They are about the governor’s judgment. They are about a U.S. attorney with political ambitions pandering to a politically active constituency at the expense of national security and enforcement of the immigration laws. They are about his decision to award a state judgeship to an attorney who was an active and vocal board member of a very troubling Islamist organization — and who has a penchant for presuming that perfectly valid anti-terror prosecutions are, instead, anti-Muslim persecutions.

Those questions are not answered by bluster.”


9 posted on 08/06/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The conservative revolution in NJ has not progressed to the point of being able to be “blustery” about matters of faith.

The politically correction position on the Christian religion in NJ - like Washington, DC - is one of the tail between the legs.

The blusteriest of blustery tread lightly on mooselimbs feelings in NJ, where the State government and the legal environment compliment the communist philosophy and mooselimb leanings of the statists in the Federal government all too well.

NJ is having to muster all of it’s common sense and backbone to just come to terms with arithmetic which tells us that we need to grow a backbone so we can stand up to union thugs to avoid government insolvency. Every time the union negotiators move their hands we wince and blink because most notable figures in NJ history are somehow connected to the mob.

We’re investigating the possibility of allowing non-Democrat men being allowed access to testosterone somewhere down the road, so far we’re just trying the program out with Christie. Forgive us, it’s been a big adjustment. All our government meetings used to occur in private, we’re only used to hearing Governor’s speak before they’re elected, then we never hear from them again.


10 posted on 08/06/2011 12:30:39 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Steelfish

It’s a good article, but a little long. As far as Ann Coulter, I think she is supporting Christie so she can get invited on to tv and radio shows to debate the host on it.


11 posted on 08/06/2011 12:30:47 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: Steelfish

Andy McCarthy writes great articles, this is one of them.


12 posted on 08/06/2011 12:32:37 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

In case you haven’t noticed Ann is not a lot of FReepers gal any longer........


13 posted on 08/06/2011 12:33:58 PM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party Hobbits.........remember the hobbits won the day)
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To: Steelfish

Politicians show be put under sharia-law to test it out , when they’ve lost enough body parts maybe they’ll smarten up


14 posted on 08/06/2011 12:38:24 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Steelfish

This article is a bunch of crap.


15 posted on 08/06/2011 12:38:34 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

As I recall, Christie also had no objections to the ground zero mosque.

To me, any candidate for president who doesn’t take the jihadist threat seriously is automatically out of the running.


16 posted on 08/06/2011 12:40:43 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Steelfish

Andrew McCarthy would do better to cut out a bunch of words and get to the point -—

I had to read to the bottom of page 2 to find this gem—

“”For the record, Sohail Mohammed is not just an attorney. He served as a board member for an Islamist organization, the American Muslim Union, which, as Commentary’s Jonathan S. Tobin and terrorism expert Steve Emerson have shown, has a checkered past of rationalizing jihadist attacks and supporting jihadists.

Indeed, when the Holy Land Foundation was shuttered in 2001 for its facilitation of terrorist groups, Mohammed told the Bergen Record that the federal government was unjustly singling out Muslim organizations. Seven years later, a jury convicted several HLF operatives for channeling millions of dollars to Hamas, the terrorist organization that is the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. Mohammed also ripped the Justice Department’s prosecution of al-Arian as a “witch-hunt” and a “politically motivated indictment.” Al-Arian eventually pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge in a case that showed him to be a key operative of the murderous Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization.””


17 posted on 08/06/2011 12:41:58 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Steelfish

Two observations about Christie:

1) There is no denying that the man can count, and that he is strong and articulate on fiscal issues.

2) There are too many red flags that pop up around him with regard to social and cultural issues, and the number keeps rising.


18 posted on 08/06/2011 12:45:43 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: stockpirate

Ann Coulter’s carrying on about Christie is disappointing. She has become almost silly about it lately, especially in Hannity interviews.


19 posted on 08/06/2011 12:49:44 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Steelfish

Too bad he didn’t realize his mistake and learn from this. Really too bad.

And I wonder what prompted him in the first place to appoint this judge? What sort of political finagling and lobbying brought this about? I’m certain some muslim groups were involved. What is the muslim population in Joisey? Just sayin’.


20 posted on 08/06/2011 12:55:32 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, you and McCarthy just answered my previous questions.


21 posted on 08/06/2011 12:57:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I never could figure out Coulter’s crush on Christie but then she is good buds with Bill Maher so who knows?


22 posted on 08/06/2011 12:58:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: aquila48
To me, any candidate for president who doesn’t take the jihadist threat seriously is automatically out of the running.

Number One requirement for me also.

23 posted on 08/06/2011 12:59:08 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: Steelfish
Abdul Hussein: ... "But judge, they were infidels!"

Judge Mohammed: ... "Case dismissed, self-defense. AND I award you $ 500,000.00 for wrongful prosecution."

24 posted on 08/06/2011 1:17:07 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Psalm 144
Two observations about Christie:

(1) There is no denying that the man can count, and that he is strong and articulate on fiscal issues.

(2) There are too many red flags that pop up around him with regard to social and cultural issues, and the number keeps rising

I agree. Governor Christie is clearly a 'fiscal conservative' and is doing some good work on that front in his state but beyond economic issues, Christie appears to be far from conservative. His bluster is fun to watch at times but when he uses it to deflect perfectly legitimate questions and attempts to quash any criticism of a questionable judicial appointment, it is off-putting. Why Ann Coulter seems to want Christie to run for president is a mystery. Knowing Ann's penchant for hyperbole and her sardonic wit, I suspect she is just having some fun. I'm sure we'll all find out, soon. Besides, Christie is going to be hard to promote for president if he keeps making these kinds of poor decisions, then tries to bully his way out of answering the questions they raise.

25 posted on 08/06/2011 1:17:51 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Steelfish

I am so tired of people getting elected on lies. How are they able to live with themselves?


26 posted on 08/06/2011 1:55:47 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Politics4US
Ann is more of a gadfly than a principled conservative.
27 posted on 08/06/2011 2:09:06 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Steelfish
"This “sharia-law business is crap . . . and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies!” So blustered Chris Christie."

To Christie: That's why your fat, humongous, RINO butt will not be elected President of this United States of America. Good grief man, go on a diet!


28 posted on 08/06/2011 3:21:29 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: Reddon

Her support of this RINO and GOPROUD says it all to me, she is a RINO in conservative garb.

The time is now, now is when the enemy will show who they are and we who have been decieved will be decieved no longer.


29 posted on 08/06/2011 3:35:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party Hobbits.........remember the hobbits won the day)
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To: freekitty

“I am so tired of people getting elected on lies. How are they able to live with themselves?”

Sear the conscience long enough and you won’t feel a thing . . .


30 posted on 08/06/2011 4:21:02 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: rawhide

I think Chrisite is sinking fast. His 15 minutes of fame are winding down.
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Wrong. I live in NJ and I can tell you this. No matter how liberal my neighbors are they are delighted with the fact their taxes have not gone up (again) and even more delighted with the return of the Homeowners rebate program for those over 65 (there are tons of them in NJ and they ALL vote.

Almost exclusively they are happy with his treatment of the teachers unions and more then a few are amazed (and not happy) at the benefits they enjoy and which the tax payer foots the bill.

These people have seen their taxes go up in monstrous leaps and bounds under Democrat Gov and to them Christie is a cool breeze in a burning desert. The lib media may scream and wring it’s collective hands as they paint Christie with their “extremist” brush but when it comes time to go into the voting booth their own wallet is what the voters (here and elsewhere as well) are thinking about.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 2:55:38 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: 101voodoo

Well, Cristie is made for NJ, but not for the entire country.


32 posted on 08/07/2011 9:47:46 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Steelfish
bluster can apparently make a conservative heartthrob out of a pol whose bite is bipartisan moderate

Ann Coulter is the prime example of someone who confuses Christie's bluster for conservative bite. But then again she's always been more than a bit confused about most things.

33 posted on 08/08/2011 4:54:31 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Huck

Why? Can you refute the article?


34 posted on 08/16/2011 10:23:17 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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