The NRA, Grover Norquist, and the Muslim Brotherhood

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I know I may tick some people off with this post, so before I begin I’d like to remind everyone that there are no sacred cows when it comes to the defense of this country or the Constitution, and its ideals and values. I mean no person or organization. In other words – don’t shoot the messenger.

If I’m wrong about something, or appear to be shielding or wrongly defending someone, some group or organization, I would hope someone would NRAcall me out and set me straight, or at least present another point of view.

I say this because I’m going to continue what Glenn Beck began yesterday – by calling out the NRA over their association with Grover Norquist.

Now, some might say – oh no, not Glenn Beck. He’s a crazy religious zealot. Well, some might say that, but if he’s right about something, why does it matter. If it were Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi standing up for what is right, it still would not change my position.

I’ve been a proud member of the NRA for years and have defended them several times through various articles. They are the number one defender of the Second Amendment and I feel quite certain we are all better off because they are around. Without their support of our God given right to keep and bear arms, we might look like most of Europe by now.

But then I heard this just yesterday – that Grover Norquist is up for re-election to the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. My first thought was why he is on the board to begin with. How did he land there in the first place? My second was – okay, he’s there but maybe they can rectify their error, unless no one has looked into Grover’s background or affiliations, which appears to be evident, for if they had they should want nothing to do with him. read more

Grover Norquist, The Muslim Brotherhood & the Republican Party

The following are excerpts from a Clarion Project article entitled “Grover Norquist & Co. Build Islamist Influence in GOP

How the GOP Came to Embrace the Muslim Brotherhood Lobby

Islamism is not a partisan issue. Special interests, major companies and foreign powers have long tried to affect both political parties—and the Muslim Brotherhood lobby is no different. Ten former senior officials, including a former CIA director, have issued a  joint statement with meticulous documentation about how the Republican Party was and is influenced by this lobby.

In the 1980s, the FBI recruited a confidential source deep inside the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood lobby. He warned that the Brotherhood established a network of front groups including the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Muslim Students Association, Islamic Society of North America and North American Islamic Trust. One of the chief objectives was to penetrate the U.S. government with sympathizers and IIIT already claimed success. The Brotherhood donated to campaigns on both sides of the political aisle and met with officials involved in foreign policy.

The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood drafted a secret plan in 1991 that defined its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad…in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” You may read articles I wrote in 2012 entitled, “The Project” and “The Project, Part Deux” on the subject.

The most senior elements of the Brotherhood lobby handled outreach to the Clinton Administration and both political parties, especially the presidential campaign of then-Texas Governor George W. Bush.

Sami al-Arian was a central figure. He admits having been a Muslim Brotherhood member from 1978 to 1982, but his involvement in the American lobby continued after that.

In 2000, Abdurrahman Alamoudi of the Muslim American Council was asked by an Islamic website how Muslims should “decrease the influence of the Zionist lobby on presidential candidates.” He said they must elect sympathetic candidates like Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA). Rep. Campbell spoke at the Brotherhood lobby’s events and touted their causes. read more