The Jihadist Vote

Family Security Matters, NJ October 16 2008
By Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Last week, Barack Obama's campaign was burned yet again for its dalliance with Islamists – those who embrace Islam's repressive theo-political-legal code known as Shariah and who are working for its triumph in the West in general and the United States in particular. The episode is but the latest indication that the Democrat candidate hopes to win the White House by relying, in part, on the Jihadist vote.

NBC reported on Thursday that the Obama campaign's latest radical "Muslim outreach coordinator," Mouha Husaini, met last month in one of Washington's Northern Virginia suburbs – the heart of what has been dubbed the "Wahhabi Corridor" – with her predecessor, Mazen Asbahi (who had to resign this summer due to his own associations with Shariah). Even more problematic was the presence at the Springfield event of two prominent Muslim Brotherhood operatives: Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Nihad Awad of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

As I pointed out in a debate on Tuesday, with a man associated with both organizations and arguably the Bush Administration's senior Muslim official, Suhail Khan, the Brotherhood is an instrument the Islamists have been using to foster a Fifth Column in America. Its stated purpose in this country is to "destroy Western civilization from within." According to NBC, even other attendees expressed concern that the Obama campaign was reaching out to such "politically radioactive" individuals as Bray and Awad.

Unfortunately, this is hardly the only association of this type. Others include the following:

A Federal Election Commission (FEC) employee has reportedly been warning for months about evidence that the Obama campaign has received as much as $200 million almost half of his total donations, in amounts less than $200. That is below the threshold for donor information that Sen. Obama has chose to report to the FEC – unlike the Clinton and McCain campaigns which (...)

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributor Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is President of the Center for Security Policy and a columnist for the Washington Times.

 
 

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