Grover Norquist was on the Islamic payroll before and after the carnage of September 11. Gaffney revealed Norquist's close ties to Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is now serving twenty-three years in prison for financing jihad activity. In 2000, Alamoudi said at a rally, "I have been labeled by the media in New York to be a supporter of Hamas. Anybody support Hamas here? ... Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas. I wished they added that I am also a supporter of Hezb'allah." Alamoudi was at that time head of the now-defunct "moderate" group known as American Muslim Council (AMC), and he was active in other Muslim groups in the U.S. that showed sympathy to or support for jihadists. And Alamoudi, according to Gaffney, gave $50,000 to the lobbying group Janus-Merritt Strategies, which Norquist co-founded.
Seems clear enough to me. Only an idiot or an Islamist could argue with that.
TigersEye, I suggest that you buy yourself some glasses. The Islamic Free Market Institute is not the same thing as the Islamic Institute. The first was indeed founded by Grover Norquist, the second wasn’t. Just try googling “Islamic Institute” and you will find a lot of institutes with that name. Abdurahman Alamoudi may have given a check to the Islamic Institute, but that is not the same thing. Do you realize how many jumps in logic that you have to make to argue that this connection is what you claim that it is? Suppose the bank doesn’t mind that the name on the check doesn’t match the name of the institute, suppose that this check is real, suppose that it was actually given for the reason that you claim and not some other reason (you provide no evidence on this), do you really think that most people would get bought off for these two $10,000 checks?