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The Convenient Loyalties of Grover Norquist
Last Resistance ^ | November 30, 2012 | John DeMayo

Posted on 12/02/2012 2:06:29 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Among the Don’s and Capo’s of the K street syndicate operates a man of considerable yet waning influence, his name is Grover Glenn Norquist. Mr. Norquist’s controversial “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has come under recent fire from both high ranking Democrats and so-call conservative Republican supporters. To many Americans, Norquist’s small government and tax reform agenda has made him a man worthy of praise. However, as it is with all lobbyists, the general public would do well to consider Mr. Norquist’s loyalties before rushing to anoint another false patriot.

For decades Grover Norquist has enriched himself with his legislative crusades to save American Taxpayers from the growing intrusiveness of our government. I like many Americans applauded his work on the 1994 “Contract with America” as well as his involvement with “Christian Coalition of America” and “Toward Tradition”. Yet many Americans are not aware of the troubling and extensive ties Mr. Norquist has with radical Islamist elements working within our government. I am not attempting to assassinate the character of a man that I do not know. I am simply raising questions about his loyalties.

In 1998, Norquist’s political ambitions gave birth to the idea of uniting Islamic leaders (who had established ties to the Clinton Administration and favored smaller government) with the Republican Party. In 1998 Norquist founded the Islamic Free Market Institute (IFMI) with financing from a Yemeni born Islamist named Abdurrahman Alamoudi a self-described “supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah” and founder of the “American Muslim Council”. Mr. Alamoudi is now serving a 23 year sentence for a guilty plea to financial and conspiracy charges relating to the Libyan plot to kill Saudi crown Prince Abdullah and illegal procurement of citizenship charges uncovered during a federal investigation.

During Mr. Norquist’s chairmanship, the IFMI has been given extensive access to our government as well as a raised level of legitimacy in Republican circles. No wonder none of our elected representatives will respond to my questions on topics like “Sharia compliant banking” trends in America.

The founding director of Norquist’s Islamic Institute, Khaled Saffuri, had a history of Muslim activism and operations in places like Bosnia and Saudi Arabia. It was also widely reported that Saffuri was a supporter of the families of suicide bombers, although he publicly denied these allegation. During the 2000 presidential campaign, the Palestinian born IFMI Director was instrumental in introducing Sami al-Arian; a popular Florida based Muslim activist and University of South Florida computer science professor to then presidential candidate George Bush. Apparently the Bush campaign was looking to gin up support from the Muslim community in Florida and cared nothing for the documented radical Islamist sympathies held by al-Arian. After all, politics makes strange bedfellows. Yet most politically expedient relationships never last.

Soon after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the U.S., Mr. Saffuri, a man widely known in fundamentalist Islamic circles, publicly denounced the Bush Administration’s decision to shut down the Holy Land Foundation, a Saudi Charity that was channeling American Muslim donations to terrorist operations overseas. Eventually, Mr. al-Arian, the Bush campaign’s Florid- based Muslim operative was arrested on 40 terrorism related counts for his 19 year direction of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad; one of the most violent terrorist groups operating in the Middle East. Does this sound like the kind of men a conservative American activist would create alliances with?

Among the many U.S. foreign and domestic policy initiatives influenced by Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute was the establishment of standards for choosing Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military, the quandary of Palestinians under Israeli occupation and the effort to endorse Islamic causes and support Islamic candidates within the Republican Party. It’s also worth noting that it has been alleged that the IFMI has an alliance with the SAAR Network, a Saudi sponsored group with ties to global terrorist activities and financing.

Money’s influence in our government is becoming more frightening every day; especially foreign money influence. I myself am perplexed as to how a so-called conservative like Grover Norquist, a man once elevated to the throne of Republican leadership, a Christian man who claims to despise big government overreach could not only align himself with but found an organization like the Islamic Free market Institute. Perhaps this is just another example of the hypocrisy of Washington albeit a dangerous one. My guess is Islamic money and influence runs a whole lot deeper than is being reported and the American public better wake up soon.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: grovernorquist; ifmi; islam; islamists; jihad; muslims; sharia; terrorism

1 posted on 12/02/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 12/02/2012 2:11:13 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


3 posted on 12/02/2012 2:12:00 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Apparently the Bush campaign was looking to gin up support from the Muslim community in Florida and cared nothing for the documented radical Islamist sympathies ...

I wonder if "Bush campaign" in this context is longhand for "Karl Rove"?

If you want to talk about people making cold-blooded, instrumentalist political decisions, I should think Rove rather than Dubya is your man.

4 posted on 12/02/2012 2:18:42 PM PST by lentulusgracchus (Hanoi toy, McCain's their boy. (Hat tip to FReeper |neverdem|.))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Two things.

First, anyone who needs a pledge to do the right thing is unworthy of office to begin with.

Second, Norquist’s reputation is beyond repair and the attempts to try are tiresome.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 2:19:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Liberals are tryng to split conservatives. A candidate for Congress signed Grover’s pledge in my office in 1992. He was running against an incumbent who had singed the pledge and then violated it when Bush 41 moved his lips.

If Grover is on the side of Islamists, shame on him. It doesn’t invalidate his pledge.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 2:23:31 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork

His “pledge” is a meaningless joke and its time to tell all the “pledge makers” to keep them to themselves.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 2:25:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

I guess I really got sucked into the “isn’t Grover really great today crowd” after watching his appearance on MTP with DNC Dave.
This is not the first link today that I have read about this guy. Live and learn especially here.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 2:42:44 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: cripplecreek

Seems like it would be better to know the members of congress by the voting record than to rely on empty promises.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal

Their oath of office should be sufficient.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 3:32:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

So, they can now forget their pledges and raise taxes?


11 posted on 12/02/2012 3:56:04 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Daveinyork
So, they can now forget their pledges and raise taxes?

That's a nice straw man you got there. Debate it yourself.
12 posted on 12/02/2012 4:15:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Of course taxes are gonna go up. There is no question they will. And I never doubted that the Norquist pledge was a negotiating position.

Cause otherwise, we’re gonna have a redo of “read my lips” tax hikes — hikes, with the promises of cuts later.

Personally, I’d vote for any tax hike the Dems wanted, provided I got a balanced budget amendment in return. For starters, even the Dems know that tax hikes are not winners in the ballot boxes, and second, it would be interesting to watch them explain why it would be disaster to have a balanced budget.


13 posted on 12/02/2012 4:16:52 PM PST by TWohlford
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To: cripplecreek
You are right.

The arrogant class has no lower limit.

14 posted on 12/02/2012 4:17:34 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

THE UNITED WEST-SEMINAR JULY 24, 2012 - THE FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD SESSION

The American West, a group led by Tom Trento, held a seminar on the threat to the United States by Islamists, specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood, with a series of sessions led by Tom Trento and John Guandolo, former Marine and FBI Agent of 12 years.

This is an excellent series. This video is approximately 2 hours long. There are two more videos to follow. COPY this video and distribute it to all your church members, friends and family.

The United West Tom Trento John Guandolo Islam Islamists Ikwahn Ikhwan Muslim Brotherhood Al Qaeda Obama Bush terrorism terror Taliban Iran Saudi Arabia Syria Egypt Libya Holy Land Israel

1st: http://youtu.be/qxP6dJL0G4A
2nd : http://youtu.be/fCa5zm8i0Ks
3rd: http://youtu.be/hNaqA_DmrM0

Andrew McCarthy on the Muslim Brotherhood and huma Abadin and hillary
1:30 minutes
http://youtu.be/AjY9xKd0EGU

The sister in-law of Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of England, Lauren Booth, is now a Muslim and here she is at a Mosque in California:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yNlOVQ4R2U

The Muslim Brotherhood in America, 10 part series, exposing Islamist influence in the United States, including such persons as Grover Norquist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul2hpEOngyo&list=SPF834C7965BEA6BCC&feature=plcp

Steve Coughlin, on Islam and the West, the Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhZe7eZK4dw&feature=bf_prev&list=SP4C29D87AA600650F

Bill Warner on Islam
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bill+Warner+Islam%2C+long&lclk=long


15 posted on 12/02/2012 7:02:55 PM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: rodguy911

The Muslim Brotherhood in America, 10 part series, exposing Islamist influence in the United States, including such persons as Grover Norquist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul2hpEOngyo&list=SPF834C7965BEA6BCC&feature=plcp


16 posted on 12/02/2012 7:07:19 PM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I imagine Abu Norquist and his pali wife had quite a celebration the other day.

ALLAH FUBAR!


17 posted on 12/02/2012 7:45:59 PM PST by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Norquist probably isn’t a Christian any more. He is married to a Muslim Palestinian.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 8:59:33 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is so Clintonesque. Congressmen and Senators took a pledge and then stood for election. You wanna go back on your pledge, then take it back before you stand for re-election. Otherwise, you deserve the fate of George H.W. Bush. What is the point of attacking the person who devised the pledge? Congressmen and Senators pledged to the people who providing campaign contributions and more importantly pledged to the people that voted for them. Who care who devised the pledge? Someone has to have the job of calling a Congressmen and Senators who crawfish on such a basic and important policy choice.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 9:16:14 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Iron Triangle of RINOs-Democrats-Media got rid of Breitbart. Now it is time to get rid of Norquist.

If The Iron Triangle is worried about Norquist, then he must be doing a Helluva job!


20 posted on 12/02/2012 9:32:04 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: cripplecreek

“{That’s a nice straw man you got there. Debate it yourself.”

I don’t know. You’ve not so deftly tried to evade the issue. If Norquist is an Islamofascist, and he is holding Republicans to the tax pledge that he signed, then raising taxes is the way to defeat an Islamofascist, to take your logic to its conclusion.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 5:30:51 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks a lot. I bookmarked this for later.
No wonder DNC Dave has Norquist on his pathetic show. I was wondering why he would let any conservative on. Now it all makes sense.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 7:18:26 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Graewoulf
Maybe not,I follow DNC Dave on MTP every week."Know your enemy."

He very seldom lets any conservaties on his show. Maybe a Newt now and then but that's it.A conservitve for his show would be Linda Graham or McQueeg.

Norquist was so effective yesterday espousing conservative dogma that dnc Dave was visibly upset.Why else would he let Norquist on if he didnt have a higher motive.?

For me I want nothing to do with Norquist from now on and thank you guys for exposing what I had forgotten.

23 posted on 12/03/2012 7:33:41 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

that’s 12 hours of video, by the way


24 posted on 12/03/2012 10:07:12 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2963488/posts

Grover Norquist must go.

I’m glad another voice is adding to the dire warning about Grover Norquist that must get out.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 10:55:41 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: rodguy911; cripplecreek; All

” - - - Norquist was so effective yesterday espousing conservative dogma that dnc Dave was visibly upset. - - - “

Sounds like Norquist is doing a Helluva job.

The known “Enemy” that DNC Dave is hiding from is this: living beyond one’s means for an individual, or for the current Communist Obamanation.

“WHEN YOUR OUTGO EXCEEDS YOUR INCOME, YOUR UPKEEP WILL BE YOUR DOWNFALL.” (Paul Harvey).


26 posted on 12/03/2012 12:50:05 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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