Thursday, January 22, 2015
May 29, 2014 (only six-and-a-half months ago…still highly relevant)|
Frank Gaffney, head of the Center for Security Policy (CSP) is urging Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) to remove himself as a keynote speaker at an awards dinner to honor Muslims Faisal Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan. The dinner is being hosted by the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Rogers is chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan are the forces behind the effort to build a super mosque close to Ground Zero in New York City.
Gaffney has written a letter of concern to Rogers over his plans to honor Rauf and Khan at this event. In his letter, he lays out the connection between the ICRD and the Muslim Brotherhood, a subversive organization that promotes both civilization jihad (non-violent political subversion) and overt violence (as displayed in Egypt and elsewhere).
Gaffney expressed surprise that Rogers, who is well-versed on the dangers of Islam, would provide support to this effort to honor two Islamists.
In his letter to Rogers, Gaffney wrote:
“While there is certainly no objection to qualified Americans, of any religion, serving in U.S. policy-making positions, it appears that members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a subversive terrorist organization with intimate ties to terrorism, are using the ICRD as a venue for an ongoing influence operation to manipulate U.S. policy. Your attendance at this event would risk further legitimizing this event to the detriment of U.S. national security.”
Gaffney also points out that this is not the first time that Mike Rogers has been on the wrong side of the Islamic terrorism issue. In July, 2012, Rogers joined with John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner in criticizing Michelle Bachmann and five other conservative congressmen. What was their crime? They had asked five federal agencies’ inspector generals to investigate the role that Muslim Brotherhood operatives had played in forming U.S. policies toward Islamic terrorism.
This is a particularly bad time for the chairman of the House intelligence oversight committee to have a blind spot with respect to Islamist influence operations. After all, the Obama administration appears determined to admit more Muslim Brothers into this country as they are being rolled up in Egypt.
Read more on this troubling situation with Congressman Rogers: Center for Security Policy | Center releases letter from President Frank Gaffney to Rep. Mike Rogers urging him to withdraw appearance before Muslim Brotherhood-tied group; Center for Security Policy | Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
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