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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Grover Norquist: Muslim Brotherhood Secret Agent?!

Frank Gaffney, an advisor to Michelle Bachmann, has charged that Grover Norquist, the well known right-wing,  anti- tax advocate, has also promoted the activities and goals of radical Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood. These charges have been circulating for some time, but I wan't aware of them until now. These allegations seem to stem initially from the fact Norquist is married to a Muslim woman, Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Abedin is currently a major target of Michelle Bachmann’s call for an investigation of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into the US Government.   Here are some excerpts from Gaffney’s key finding on the Muslim Brotherhood in America (consult Gaffney's full article for details). 

7        The Muslim Brotherhood was helped in its efforts to achieve information dominance over the George W. Bush administration, thanks to collaboration between a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.

8         In addition to al Qaeda financier Alamoudi, Norquist helped mainstream in the Bush campaign and/or administration five other Muslims with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.  …
11.        Norquist has worked for years to “create relations with top political leaders and Muslims.”  …

12.        Norquist continues to support Islamist agenda items and to work to counter initiatives opposed by the Brothers.  In the process, he has collaborated with radical leftists and Islamists in Red-Green Coalitions, the latter include Iranian influence operations.

13.        The precedents, personnel and policies promoted by Norquist and his friends during the George W. Bush administration have metastasized dramatically under that of President Obama.



Grover, Grover, surely we never knew

The Muslin Brotherhood has got to you.

If Gaffney says so then it must be true.

He says you’ve let the Brotherhood into

Our Government in order to pursue

Islamic goals and their Jihad worldview.


O Grover, please, tell us it’s not true

Why weren’t the tax debates enough for you?

What’s a Christian boy like you to do

Around the Muslims and the lies they spew.

Oh, Sorry – You mean your wife’s a Muslim too?

Well, that explains your current point of view.

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