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Glenn Beck to NRA: Itís Norquist or Me
FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 03/16/2015 5:26:04 AM PDT by SJackson

Glenn Beck to NRA: It’s Norquist or Me

Posted By Robert Spencer On March 16, 2015 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments

Glenn Beck has declared that he will leave the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Republican Party kingmaker Grover Norquist remains on the Board of Directors.

This is long overdue: it has now been over eleven years since FrontPage Magazine first published revelations about what David Horowitz described as Norquist’s “alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities.” Horowitz added:

“Equally troubling is that the arrests of these individuals and their exposure as agents of terrorism have not resulted in noticeable second thoughts on Grover’s part or any meaningful effort to dissociate himself from his unsavory friends.”

Nothing has changed in the intervening years. Norquist has dismissed concerns about his ties to Islamic supremacists as “bigotry” and “hatred,” and this has apparently satisfied the Republican establishment and prominent conservative spokesmen – until now, with Beck breaking ranks.

Beck’s peers and Republican leaders could have and should have ended Norquist’s baneful influence on the Republican Party and the conservative movement years ago. The November 1, 2001 issue of The New Republic (hardly a “right-wing” organ) noted that right after 9/11, President Bush met with several Muslim leaders with unsavory ties to the global jihad:

To the president’s left sat Dr. Yahya Basha, president of the American Muslim Council, an organization whose leaders have repeatedly called Hamas “freedom fighters.” Also in attendance was Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who on the afternoon of September 11 told a Los Angeles public radio audience that “we should put the State of Israel on the suspect list.” And sitting right next to President Bush was Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of North America, who last fall told a Washington crowd chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans, “America has to learn if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come.” Days later, after a conservative activist confronted Karl Rove with dossiers about some of Bush’s new friends, Rove replied, according to the activist, “I wish I had known before the event took place.”

Why didn’t he? Because of Norquist, who

“helped orchestrate various post-September 11 events that brought together Muslim leaders and administration officials…Indeed, when Jewish activists and terrorism experts complained about the Muslim invitees to Adam Goldman, who works in the White House public liaison’s office, Goldman replied that Norquist had vouched for them.”

In 1999, the prominent American Muslim leader Abdurrahman Alamoudi, who is now in prison for financing al-Qaeda, wrote two $10,000 checks to Norquist’s Islamic Institute (aka the Islamic Free Market Institute). Alamoudi is also notorious for proclaiming to a Muslim rally in Washington in 2000: “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 Hizballah.” There is no indication that Norquist denounced Alamoudi, or returned his checks, after Alamoudi’s open embrace of jihad terror groups.

Even closer to Norquist is Suhail Khan, Norquist’s American Conservative Union (ACU) colleague. The ACU hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservatives, and many observers have charged that Norquist and Khan have foreclosed on any honest discussion of the jihad threat at CPAC. Investigative journalist Paul Sperry revealed in the New York Post in January 2011 that Khan accepted an award from Alamoudi in 2001, commenting: “Abdurahman Alamoudi has been very supportive of me. . . . I hope, inshallah, we can keep working together.”

Sperry also noted that

“in September 2001, four days before the 9/11 attacks, Khan spoke at the Islamic Society of North America’s convention….At the event, Khan shared his experiences from ‘inside’ the White House, and praised his late father, Mahboob Khan, for helping found ISNA — which the government now says is a front for the radical Muslim Brotherhood and has raised money for jihad….Khan vowed in his speech to carry on his father’s ‘legacy.’”

There is much more on Norquist’s unsavory associations and activities, as you can see in these articles on Norquist by Daniel Greenfield, Pamela Geller, Patrick Poole, Jamie Glazov (interviewing Paul Sperry), and David Horowitz. Conservatives have suffered from being in Norquist’s shadow for too long. Particularly in these dark latter days of the Obama Administration, it is imperative that conservative candidates establish themselves as a genuine loyal opposition formulating a realistic and coherent alternative to Obama’s disastrous pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies.

Grover Norquist is the biggest single obstacle preventing that from happening. Glenn Beck is to be commended for being the first major figure on the Right to stand up and say that Grover must go. We can only hope that others will soon follow suit.

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1 posted on 03/16/2015 5:26:04 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.


2 posted on 03/16/2015 5:33:21 AM PDT by SJackson (¬ďISIS is now going to regret this ¬Ö because King Abdullah is not Barack Obama, Rep. Duncan Hunter)
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To: SJackson

I’ve seen the pics of Samah Alrayyes (Norquist’s wife). I wonder if she was a case of a “honeypot” on the part of the Muslims?

3 posted on 03/16/2015 5:34:50 AM PDT by baltimorepoet
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To: Diogenesis; AuntB

Norquist ping ... Glenn Beck is just catching up with your posts from 2001 ...

4 posted on 03/16/2015 5:37:08 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SJackson

I say both!!! Norquest was outed as a Muslim endorser/sympathizer many years ago and Beck is just a loon. But then, at least he’s not a Muslim sympathizer loon, there’s that.

5 posted on 03/16/2015 5:43:17 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality. Edmund Burke)
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To: SJackson

I don’t care about Glen Beck ... he can get lost. But in any case Norquist needs to go!

6 posted on 03/16/2015 5:54:23 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SJackson

OK, I know who not to vote for (Norquist), but does anyone have advice on who to vote for in the NRA election? Most of the names up for election I have never heard of.

7 posted on 03/16/2015 5:56:40 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: baltimorepoet; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

> According to Wikipedia, Norquist married Kuwait-born Samah Alrayyes and brushed off a question about whether he converted to Islam as “too personal.”

8 posted on 03/16/2015 6:05:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Only an idiot gets caught up in a "honeypot" and only the King of Idiots actually marries the honeypot.
9 posted on 03/16/2015 6:10:55 AM PDT by baltimorepoet
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To: SJackson

The Board is elected by the voting membership.
Now, the NRA may have listed him as a “recommended” selection, which could influence voting, but I don’t recall if he is on that list. But to say “NRA better get rid of Norquist or else I quit” is just dumb. Typical of the blow-hard, attention-hound Beck. Does he even own a gun?

10 posted on 03/16/2015 6:29:47 AM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: SJackson

Easy choice: Norquist.

11 posted on 03/16/2015 6:32:00 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: barefoot_hiker

Not to be too snarky, but, Beck and his whole family, and employee entourage, are avid shooters. You would know this IF you listened, ever.

They left NY because it was UNSAFE and he wanted to protect his family.

Beck is at his best in “educational” mode. He has great ability to piece things together and offer clear pictures of connected threads.

Rush is at his best when he uses crisp, comedy and satire to make the point.

Levin is a braniac who knows what things mean. and has just the right amount of in-your-face NY’er to make it hilarious. Like a Bob Grant and Ben Franklin offspring.

12 posted on 03/16/2015 6:43:15 AM PDT by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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To: baltimorepoet

He likes the cash and the influence.

13 posted on 03/16/2015 7:01:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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To: Macoozie

I’ve given up defending Beck on FR. Too many FReepers Just listen to the MSM when it comes to Beck.

14 posted on 03/16/2015 7:06:39 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a deatha panel.)
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To: SJackson

Is there anything negative about Timothy Knight and Sean Maloney?

15 posted on 03/16/2015 7:19:25 AM PDT by Stentor ("The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.")
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To: raybbr

Beck has been consistently solid on the danger that is Al-Norquist.

People may not like Beck here, but he is 100% correct on Red Grover, Red Grover, Bring Muslum Brotherhood on over, Grover...

16 posted on 03/16/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT by GraceG (Protect the Border from Illegal Aliens, Don't Protect Illegal Alien Boarders...)
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To: GraceG

Get rid of that two-faced blowhard Norquist and deny the board seat to that pontificating Beck. Frankly I can do without both of them.

-A Proud NRA Member

17 posted on 03/16/2015 8:19:20 AM PDT by javi1082
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To: javi1082

I’d take Beck over Norquist, but yeah, can we have some actual “gun guys” and “gun gals” on the board? How about Rob Pincus? I think he’s on the ballot.

18 posted on 03/16/2015 9:29:59 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog:
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To: backwoods-engineer

I vote for Bristol Palin’s husband to be for the NRA board.
(Bristol Meyer, that just cracks me up)

19 posted on 03/16/2015 10:19:58 AM PDT by madison10
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To: SJackson

Beck is a full time self promoter and Norquist takes money from America’s enemies. Vote both of them off.

20 posted on 03/16/2015 10:34:33 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Flu season: Wash your hands.)
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