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The North Carolina Republican House representative pictured above is Sue Myrick. In 2003 Ms. Myrick had this to say about Muslim Americans....
"Look at who runs all the convenience stores across the country."
Myrick wrote the forward to a World Net Daily-published book entitled, "Muslim Mafia", written by this guy, David Gaubatz....
Gaubatz calls President Obama, "our Muslim leader". Gaubatz claims he found WMD in Iraq in 2003. He also spent time in 2007 producing "a comprehensive map of every mosque and Islamic school in the U.S." for the purpose of finding out which ones were teaching "Islamic law." In 2008 Mr. Gaubatz said this, "We are now on the verge of allowing a self admitted crack-head to have his finger on every nuclear weapon in America."
I think it's safe to say that Mr. Gaubatz is a tad biased.
Here are four Republican representatives, including Sue Myrick, announcing last week that they were going to "formally ask the House sergeant of arms to investigate whether a Muslim advocacy group placed interns in national security committees."
Here's the link for the letter sent by those four GOP representatives October 21, to the House sergeant of arms.
From that letter....
"We are very concerned ....in light of claims made in the recently published book Muslim Mafia."
"Muslim Mafia raises claims that CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)....has made it a strategic goal to influence Members of Congress on the Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland security Committees"
"Further, the book alleges that CAIR is not only working to influence national security policy, but is actively placing associates in Congressional offices. In the book, an internal CAIR strategic memo states that they have made it a goal to place interns in offices of Members of Congress."
The letter was signed by these four GOP House members: Paul Broun (R-GA), John Shadegg (R-AZ), Sue Myrick (R-NC) and Trent Franks (R-AZ). These four say that CAIR "is connected to or supports terrorists[and} is running influence operations or planting spies in key national security-related offices."
Consider: Four GOP House representatives are basing their call for an investigation of CAIR on the extremely biased book, "Muslim Mafia", written by the extremely biased, some would call unhinged, author, David Gaubatz.
But wait, there's more....
Remember the entrapment scam a couple of FOX-paid stooges ran on ACORN? Check this out....
The guy on the right is Chris Gaubatz son of "Muslim Mafia" author David Gaubatz. Son David grew a beard and went "undercover" for his daddy, secretly "infiltrating" CAIR. The fellow on the left is CAIR executive director Nihad Awad.
Son David had this to say about CAIR....
"They were nice people and I got along with them very well which is why I was able to retrieve the information I did," Gaubatz says. "But just because somebody is outwardly friendly doesn't mean they can't be doing something wrong or even harming National Security."
So, what do we have here?
It is true that hundreds of groups, many of them religious in nature, lobby Washington politicians. Hundreds of groups also try to place interns in congressional offices. Obviously then, CAIR hasn't done anything out of the ordinary, if they sought to do something hundreds of other groups also do on a regular basis.
Why is CAIR being singled out then?
Because, just like ACORN has been singled out for targeting by the GOP opinion outlet, FOX, so too now, CAIR.
ACORN represents poor, urban, mostly minority Americans by helping those mostly-minority folks obtain mortgages, deal with tax issues, and register to vote. Those folks mostly vote Democratic, so to Republicans and FOX, they are the enemy.
CAIR represents Muslim Americans. To Gaubatz and Son who see President Obama as the "Muslim" enemy...to four anti-Obama state representatives calling for an investigation into CAIR for doing what hundreds of other lobbying groups also do.....those "Muslim" enemies inside America must be up to no good....because....well....they're Muslims.
Today's Republican Party McCarthyism isn't very sophisticated in it's hunting of witches. The "undercover" work of anti-Muslim and anti-ACORN fanatics would be amusing if it were not so obviously hateful and vindictive, so basically unAmerican.
But make no mistake.....that's what this is. A witchhunt. This is all an ugly, childish attempt by American fanatics to black ball, to demonize, to smear and to spread unwarranted fear about groups of fellow Americans who perform normal American political activities.
Having alienated blacks and hispanics by their over-the-top screeching, Republicans are now going for the tri-fecta with Muslims.
I know these hateful, divisive GOP'ers are beyond shame....but shame on them anyway.