Bachmann blasts Islam, CAIR fights back
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – What in the World by Bob Taylor
Michele Bachmann challenged the growth of Islam in the U.S. during an interview. She is closer to the truth than some people think. Photo: Michele Bachmann challenges Islam
CHARLOTTE, October 15, 2013 – There is an invisible elephant in the room that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is trying to warn Americans about before it turns into a rampaging herd that overruns everyone.
Bachmann’s recent comments during a Minnesota talk radio interview went unnoticed by the American public, but not by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) which immediately denounced her claims.
Responding to Christian radio host Jan Markel, Bachmann said, “We’re seeing this all across America. It’s like groups want to top each other and be the new latest, largest mosque in North America. What we’re told is that many of them are funded by the Saudi Arabians or the Qataris. And so many of these mosques’ funding actually comes from foreign countries that have interests in advancing the goals and beliefs of the violent Muslim Brotherhood.”
To some that might seem to be a conspiracy theory or Islamophobia. The problem is that Bachmann is closer to fact than fiction.
In a less politically charged era such comments would have been unthinkable. Today they are far from far-fetched. If you think otherwise, ask why a global terrorist of the importance of Abu Anas al Libi, who was captured just a couple of weeks ago, has been transferred to New York to appear before a federal judge.
Why is that significant? Because the amount of interrogation of al Libi was likely minimal, revealing virtually nothing of his knowledge of international terrorist activities. By sending him to New York, al Libi is no longer the prized captive he should have been since the parameters have changed by making his situation a law enforcement issue.
If al Libi is such an important asset toward understanding the inner workings of terrorism, then why were measures not maximized to ensure that we obtained some of his knowledge? With the congestion of legal minds in Washington today, that cannot be an accident.
An even better example of how easily distracted the American public can be by media is the relationship of Huma Abedin with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The name Huma Abedin may not be familiar, but her husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, certainly will.
As Weiner made news, Abedin worked quietly in the background while a disinterested media either looked the other way or paid no attention. Abedin was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton. She also worked for several years at the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) which was founded by the Saudi Royal family.
The Saudis commissioned Abdullah Omar Naseef, an al Qaeda financier, to form the IMMA. The goal: convert all Muslim minority lands into Muslim majority lands.
Huma Abedin’s father was recruited to run the extremist sharia-spremacist Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) in Saudi Arabia. When Dr. Abedin died, Huma’s mother, Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin, took over. Since assuming leadership, Dr. Abedin has been praised as a major voice for women’s rights in the Muslim world. What journalists always omit, however, is the “sharia” context of Abedin’s philosophy.
Add to the recipe that Saleha Abedin has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters of Islamic jihad and Michele Bachmann begins to sound less kooky and more relevant.
Last year, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OK) took Huma Abedin’s side when Bachmann raised legitimate questions about her credibility and allegiances. Alliances which are outlined in The Abedin “Affairs” with Al Saud by former Muslim Brothrehood member Walid Shoebat.
Now stir into the mix something called The Union of Good which is led by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Qaradawi has issued fatwas calling for suicide bombings in Israel and the killing of American soldiers and support personnel in Iraq. As reported in The National Review, the White House recently played host to Sheikh Abdulla bin Bayyah, Qaradawi’s principal deputy. Bayyah has also endorsed similar fatwas to kill American troops.
Therefore, our “non-negotiating” president is negotiating in America’s house with known Islamic thugs. Our former Secretary of State has close associations with Muslim Brotherhood insiders. President Barack Obama has several Muslim Brotherhood members on his staff. An international terrorist has been captured and given a slap on the wrist in New York.
Yet, we are told to believe the raid in Benghazi, Libya was the result of a YouTube video and that Michele Bachmann is a nutcase because she can see the elephant nobody else sees.
The Minnesota chapter of CAIR is upset by Bachmann’s comments. That is nothing more than an Islamic strategy. When the time comes to heed Bachmann’s message, make a guess as to which side the of the coin will be chosen?
Bachmann is right to care about CAIR.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe. Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com).