Josephine McCarthy

Posted in Extremism at 4:13 pm by George Smith

The Republicans practice their new brand of McCarthy-ism every week.

A few days ago DD blog posted on a mass e-mail sent out by an Islam-o-phobe group that’s been on the scene for years.

It recommended everyone write their Congressman to join a number of radical House Republicans in an investigation of Muslim infiltration of the US government.

Brewing for a few months, we’ll get to the culprits/instigators in a minute.

From the news today:

Rep. Michele Bachmann says the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamist movement that recently came to power in Egypt, has made “deep penetration??? within the U.S. government, and she wants an investigation of its influence within five federal agencies …

[Bachmann,] R-Stillwater, and four other members of Congress see the Muslim Brotherhood as a domestic threat.

The lawmakers singled out the movement last month in letters to federal defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, requesting investigations into whether — and through whom — the Muslim Brotherhood is exerting influence within President Barack Obama’s administration …

Bachmann’s letters are addressed to the inspectors general — the independent offices within federal agencies responsible for ensuring they operate efficiently and legally — for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice and State, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Thomas Rooney, R-Fla., and Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., joined Bachmann in cosigning the letters, which cite people or actions by the agencies that raise the lawmakers’ concerns.

The letter to the State Department singles out Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and asserts that three of Abedin’s family members are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. It says Abedin’s position affords her access to Clinton, and adds that the department has “taken actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests.???

The letter to the Department of Defense charges the U.S. Army with failing to “characterize accurately the jihadist motivations??? of Major Nidal Hassan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter …

The GOP extremists have been pursuing Abedin, the wife of the disgraced Anthony Weiner, for months.

From May, at DD blog:

Did you know Islamic subversion is infiltrating the highest levels of US government?

Today, Bill Gertz of the Washington Times published the claim that Hillary Clinton might be associated with it, all revealed in a course offered by Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy and Islam-o-phobe Frank Gaffney.

Gaffney’s a birther. And [for the past few years] a great deal of his business [has been] centered around the alleged security threat of shariah-law permeating the US justice system.

Wrote Gertz, for the WaTimes:

Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups are working to undermine the U.S. government through “civilization jihad??? aimed at imposing Islamic law rule in the United States.

That is the conclusion of a new 10-part online video course produced by the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington think tank, that was made public Tuesday.

The briefing-style educational video, “The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within,??? features lectures by CSP chief Frank Gaffney.

The video includes a detailed section on “Team Obama??? that identifies six people working close to or inside the Obama administration that the course says are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood or similar Islamist groups through numerous front organizations.

They include Rashad Hussein, special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton …

The GOP’s new McCarthy’s have not ignited the same hysteria the original did in 1950 in what is recognized as one of the very dark moments from US history.

But it has not been for lack of trying.

The Islam-o-phobes pursue their persecutions with great tenacity, making up claims based on fictions, all for the tarring of enemies. Directly, they have been responsible for absurd anti-shariah law party platform planks and legislation in states controlled by the GOP/Tea Party. They’re a disgrace to the nation.

But one can guarantee that whatever the oral or written response is from the various government agencies targeted by the new McCarthy’s, it won’t be the end of the matter.

The anti-Sharia Law Kooks.

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