In Part I, I began to discuss the attack by Rep. Peter King. Today I will discuss the early beginnings and eventual perpetuation to the extreme of Islamophobia.
At the 2011 CPAC David Horowitz made a speech which was a tirade against the progressive left. Each and every one you/us.
At home the adversary calls itself a progressive movement but its goal is to transform America into a socialist state, which would mean the destruiction of our liberties. For as our founders warned, there is an ineluctable conflect between liberty and equality. YHou cannot make men eqyual without taking away their freedom. The founders devised a Constitution designed to thwart what they called “wicked schemes” to take wealth from one segment of the population and distribut it to another.
As I understand it the ‘Progressive Left’ are Democrats. The only party taking wealth from one segment of the population [middle class] and giving it to another [the wealth] is the Republicans. Also, I would like for someone to find in the Constitution exactly where that is stated. Can anyone help? I have read it many times and have yet to find it.
He goes on to say: We are also faced both at home and abroad with an existential enemy in political Islam. Political Islam is a totalitarian movement that seeks to impose Islamic law on the entire world through the seizure of states of stealth and electoral means insofar as possible, and by terro where necessary, and sosmetimes by a combination of the two…….
The Republican party chased away the CAtholic vote for over a hundred years. Then Catholics were the devil, the terrorists. We have been here before. You even hear terrible remarks about the Jews in the 1950’s. Now they are fierce political entity. Should will still be afraid?
Is George W Bush to blame now for the so called ‘Political Islam?” Bush reached out to the Muslim community that gave him the single largest share of the Muslim vote in 2000. But nearly all Muslim voters drifted back toward Obama in 2008 when relations between the GOP and the Muslim community reached an all-time low when many prominent members of the GOP took public stands agains the building of a mosque in Lower Manhattan.
That was 2011. Now lets go back to 2003 and Frank Gaffney.
Frank Gaffney has been banned to speak at this years CPAC simply because the conservatives of CPAC were fed up and sick of his inssent and increasing attacks on fellow conservatives. They think that he has invented his Muslim Brotherhood theory that the Muslim Brotherhood has inflitrated CPAC. It is amazing, he is attacking his own party of being a part of forces determined to destroy America. Gaffney has become so obssessed with the weird belief that anyone who doesn’t agree with him on everything all the time is ignorant of just plain dupes of the nation’s enemies
His invention has taken hold on the paranoid right. Pam Geller who has close ties to Gaffney pushed the theory at CPAC. A ll you need do is read her blog, http://www.atlaschrugs.com, to see how extreme and hateful she has become. That is just what Gaffney wants. Don’t hate Muslims, hat their religion, Islam. She like Gaffney isn’t interested in the truth, they never have tried to find it, and even if they did, they would ignore it and keep going.
Horowitz is even more extreme. In his preface to his online magazine’s article, A Troubling Influence, by Frank Gaffney, Horowitz, in a rather long piece, states “The self-declared enemies of the nation are distinguised by the intemperate nature of their attacks on America and its President…..They are know as well by their political choises and associations. Many leaders of the movement apposing the war in Iraq have worked for half a century with the agents of America’s communist enemies and with totalitarian states like Cuba and USSR.” He admits to being part of one of those fifth colmn networks, but now he has seen the light. Brought to the light by a delusional Frank Gaffney.
I find this most troubling in the regard that if you are against the war in Iraq, for the Bill of Rights, and do not condemn an entire people and their religion, you are a fifth columnist, a terrorist, and should be charged with treason. But read the article for yourself at frontpagemag.com. in the archives for 2003, when all this hatred began. In the next post, I will continue with the article by Gaffney, try to verify his research and accuracy and post on this blog. You can help.
This reminds me of the McCarthy era, lots of accusations, lots of so called communists and it was all propaganda and self-grandisement.
I think once again, I have met the enemy and it is us, simply because we do nothing to stop lunatics.
- WND And Frank Gaffney Afraid Muslims Are Infiltrating CPAC (alan.com)
- Anti-Muslim Bigot Brigade Embarrasses CPAC (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Radical Right: Conservati ves Divided (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- Frank Gaffney With More Fearmongering About Muslims Taking Over Conservative Movement (crooksandliars.com)
- David Horowitz: CPAC Has Ties To Radical Islam (oliverwillis.com)