Friday, August 3, 2012

Why are we handing Muslim extremists the house keys?

Ms. West hits on a good point when she asks how so many Muslims have been granted high level security clearances throughout government.  Having held Secret clearance while in the Army and the DoE equivalent of Top Secret as a civilian, I'd say these clearances had to be given for political reasons.  No government bureaucrat responsible for issuing clearances could, under the current rules have granted such clearances to people with such dubious connections.  And since the clearances are of high level, only government officials (read politicians or their appointees at the highest levels) could waive the normal requirements.

Which brings us around to the question of why?  Why would our leaders waive restrictions meant to keep foreign agents from infiltrating the government.  Political Correctness and religious "tolerance" only explain so much.  We'll probably never get a clear answer to this question, but must use our vote at the ballot box to remove those politicians eagerly selling out our security.

Jewish World Review August 3, 2012/ 15 Menachem-Av, 5772

Why are we handing Muslim extremists the house keys?

By Diana West
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the handful of House Republicans, led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who sent letters in June to inspectors general at five government departments, asking them to investigate evidence of Muslim Brotherhood influence on U.S. government policymaking. The Muslim Brotherhood is a global Islamic movement engaged, according to the group's own internal document, on a "grand jihad" in North America to destroy "Western civilization from within." To date, the inspectors general haven't responded.

Nonetheless, Bachmann and her colleagues -- Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Tom Rooney of Florida and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia -- have focused attention on the disastrous policy of bringing members of known Muslim Brotherhood fronts and their associates into Uncle Sam's policymaking chain. The representatives' letters went to inspectors general at State, Justice, Defense, Homeland Security and the Office of the National Intelligence Director. These government nerve centers are increasingly advancing policies American leaders once would have excoriated for supporting the enemies of this country.

Is it by chance, for example, that director of national intelligence James Clapper, reading from prepared notes, absurdly described the Muslim Brotherhood to the House Intelligence Committee last year as a "largely secular" organization? Is it an accident that in June the State Department issued a visa to Hani Nour Eldin of Egypt to meet with senior White House officials? Eldin is a member of Gama'a al-Islamiyya, a terrorist organization once led by Omar Abdel Rahman, "the blind sheikh" convicted of the first attack on the World Trade Center. In the person of Rahman's successor, Refai Ahmed Taha, the group is one of the five signatories of Osama bin Laden's February 1998 "World Islamic Front Statement Urging Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders." Isn't it imperative to review the policy mechanism that permitted a member of bin Laden's jihad front into the White House?

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