CPAC: Agent of Sharia

Turns out that the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual right-wing gathering which will take place in Washington next month, hasn’t just been infiltrated by the gay agenda,  it’s unwittingly furthering the Islamist takeover of the United States as well. WorldNetDaily writes: …Frank Gaffney, a leader of the conservative movement for the last 30 years, ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Turns out that the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual right-wing gathering which will take place in Washington next month, hasn't just been infiltrated by the gay agenda,  it's unwittingly furthering the Islamist takeover of the United States as well. WorldNetDaily writes:

...Frank Gaffney, a leader of the conservative movement for the last 30 years, charges that CPAC has come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is working to bring America under Saudi-style Shariah law.

Gaffney, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and co-author of the new book "Shariah: The Threat to America." He told WND that Islamism has infiltrated the American Conservative Union, the host of CPAC, in the person of Washington attorney and political activist Suhail Khan and a group called Muslims for America.

Turns out that the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual right-wing gathering which will take place in Washington next month, hasn’t just been infiltrated by the gay agenda,  it’s unwittingly furthering the Islamist takeover of the United States as well. WorldNetDaily writes:

…Frank Gaffney, a leader of the conservative movement for the last 30 years, charges that CPAC has come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is working to bring America under Saudi-style Shariah law.

Gaffney, deputy assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and co-author of the new book "Shariah: The Threat to America." He told WND that Islamism has infiltrated the American Conservative Union, the host of CPAC, in the person of Washington attorney and political activist Suhail Khan and a group called Muslims for America.

Khan is a member of the ACU board and, according to Muslims for America, will assist the group’s presence at CPAC during the 2011 meeting Feb. 10-12.

Gaffney also accuses another ACU board member, leading conservative political organizer Grover Norquist, of helping the Muslim Brotherhood spread its influence in the nation’s capital.

I feel like things might get a little awkward after the gays and the Muslim fundamentalists jointly take over the conservative movement.

If you’re interested in finding out what Khan actually thinks, I recommend checking out his great piece for FP from last August in which he jokingly refers to George W. Bush as "America’s first Muslim president" and laments the Republican Party’s ongoing alienation of what should naturally be a culturally and economically conservative voting bloc — American Muslims. This self-destructive trend seems likely to be on full display at CPAC.

Of course, using Gaffney’s ironclad logic, George W. Bush is actually a Muslim

Update: Khan fires back in an interview with Politico‘s Ben Smith:

"It’s because I’m Muslim. It’s as simple as that," said Khan. "There’s no truth to it. It’s the latest iteration of anti-Muslim hysteria."

"His own diminished capacity — not only in CPAC, but in Washington politics in general — has really marginalized him. He’s looking for conspiracy," said Khan about Gaffney. "It’s anti-Muslim hystyeria. This is not new. This is something that we’ll deal with. The Sharia canard is the latest iteration of that.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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