Muslim Spies On Capitol Hill?

23 10 2009

Here’s a story that got by me, and a lot of other people too. Leave it to Fox News to be the only ones to even cover this story. Granted, it seems there was one interview with one of my States Reps, Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), but that was pretty much it.

AA11tragedy-9-11-twin-towerThe first article below got started on the 16th of October, but has only now gained momentum. The problem is… the momentum is coming from the left (second article). Leave it to the left to want only to defend the Muslims, and not even consider for a moment that this could most definately be a NATIONAL SECURITY issue. The only way I found out about this issue was because of an email alert sent to me today from “People For The American Way”. Yes I know, this org is a far left Marxist organization. I sign-up for their email alerts to stay informed on what the Marxist left is up to.

Well, let’s get to it! Read below to get both sides of this story. In case you are wondering… I say check out the interns, just do it in a legal, civil, manner.

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1st article:

Four House Republicans are continuing a campaign that began earlier this week against the Council on American Islamic Relations for an alleged plot to plant intern “spies” in congressional offices.

Reps. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) formally asked the House sergeant at arms and the Justice Department to investigate the advocacy group. The effort began with a press conference on Wednesday, and has since spread to cable news networks and blogs. The liberal Web site TalkingPointsMemo has followed the story closely.
The crusade is based on revelations in a book titled “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” published by the notoriously conspiratorial right-wing Web site WorldNetDaily. The author’s son posed as a young Muslim convert and interned at CAIR. He stole multiple documents, including a “strategy” memo that lays out a lobbying agenda that anyone familiar with advocacy groups in Washington would consider unremarkable.

“It’s sort of a mainstream advocacy group strategy, it’s not really a new strategy, it’s not a nefarious one unless of course you happen to pursue that strategy while being Muslim,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said Thursday night of CAIR’s goal to place Muslim interns on Capitol Hill. Politico called the memo’s contents “a fairly straightforward public relations and lobbying strategy” and referred to the representatives’ group announcement as “unusual.”

Yesterday, the campaign went to Fox News, when Myrick appeared on the air, arguing that CAIR’s bitter response to the book was “suspicious.” Myrick wrote the foreword to the book, which is authored by former Air Force investigator David Gaubatz. Gaubatz has also claimed that he found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and has called President Obama a Muslim and a “crackhead.”

In an email blast Friday afternoon, WorldNetDaily promoted Gaubatz’s book as a “blockbuster” and called CAIR a “Hill terror front group.” The book had reached number 16 on the Amazon best-seller list on Friday.

2nd article:

87-Member Minority Caucus: Muslim ‘Intern Spy’ Hunt Smacks Of McCarthy Era

acairIn a strongly-worded statement today, the Congressional Tri-Caucus, which represents three minority caucuses, denounced a call by four GOP lawmakers for an investigation into whether Muslim “intern spies” have infiltrated the Hill.

“These charges smack of an America of sixty years ago where lists of ‘un-American’ agitators were identified,” said Reps. Michael Honda (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY). They are the chairs of the Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Black Caucus, and the Hispanic Caucus, respectively.

The statement names the four Republican members who yesterday filed a formal request with the sergeant at arms to look into whether the Council on American Islamic Relations, which they claim is tied to Hamas, has planted interns on national security committees. The charge is based on a book called Muslim Mafia, written by a man who the Tri-Caucus labels “an anti-Islamic activist.”

The Tri-Caucus statement says: “The idea that we should investigate Muslim interns as spies is a blow to the very principle of religious freedom that our founding fathers cherished so dearly.”

Here’s the full statement, which was released on behalf of the entire caucus:

This proposed investigation coincides with the launch of a book by Dave Gaubatz, an anti-Islamic activist and author of the book “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America.” It features an introduction by Rep. Myrick, and was written after Gaubatz posed as an intern at CAIR in an effort to “infiltrate” the group.

These charges smack of an America of sixty years ago where lists of “un-American” agitators were identified. We should be affirming the importance of diversity and tolerance for all interns and staff who serve in Congress without suspicion of being identified as “spies.”

The idea that we should investigate Muslim interns as spies is a blow to the very principle of religious freedom that our founding fathers cherished so dearly. If anything, we should be encouraging all Americans to engage in the U.S. political process; to take part in, and to contribute to, the great democratic experiment that is America.

We all have experienced the sting of discrimination and we know that there will be challenges ahead. But our message should be firm that the America we believe in welcomes people of all backgrounds to the U.S. Congress.

We ask these charges be disavowed and we issue a hearty welcome to interns and staff of all creeds, color, ethnicities and sexual orientation.

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23 10 2009
Bob

WND has been promoting David Gaubatz’ book “Muslim Mafia”.
Here is an interview between Front Page news and Mr. Gaubatz, about CAIR.

http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/home/10-newsmaster/1650-cair-exposed

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