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Gaffney Still Fearmongering About Sharia In U.S.

On Fox News’ Fox & Friends, right-wing pundit and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney baselessly claimed that “Muslim Brotherhood front organizations” are influencing the U.S. government and are pushing “subversive techniques” to impose Sharia law in the U.S. Gaffney has a history of using Fox News to push his conspiracy theories about Sharia law.

Gaffney Baselessly Suggests “Muslim Brotherhood Front Organizations” Are Infiltrating U.S. Govt., Institutions

Gaffney Baselessly Claims “Muslim Brotherhood Front Organizations” Have “Intensive Influence” On U.S. Government’s View Of Muslims. During the January 31 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson discussed the recent protests in Egypt with Frank Gaffney, President of the American Center for Security Policy. After talking about the possible extent of the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in the Egyptian protests, Gaffney went on to further suggest that “councils of the United States government…have been subjected to intensive influence operations by known Muslim Brotherhood front organizations in this country to believe that these guys are somehow nonviolent.” [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 1/31/11]

Gaffney Fearmongers Over “Sharia-Compliant Finance” And “Insinuations Of Sharia Into Our Courts.” Gaffney also told Carlson:

GAFFNEY: I think as we say in our book, it’s much more the case that [Muslim Brotherhood front organizations] are pre-violent [rather than nonviolent]. They will use violence when the circumstances are right and in the meantime, they’re using subversive techniques of various kinds, including Sharia-compliant finance and various kinds of insinuations of Sharia into our courts and other ways to try to accomplish their ultimate objective, which is to bring Sharia about worldwide. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 1/31/11]

Gaffney Refers To Gaza As The “So-Called Palestinian Area.” Responding to one of Carlson’s questions about the extent of the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities in the Middle East, Gaffney referred to the Gaza Strip as the “so-called Palestinian area.” [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 1/31/11]

Gaffney Has A History Of Incendiary And Islamophobic Attacks

Gaffney: “The Left” And “The Islamists…Are Advancing The Takedown Of America.” On the August 23, 2010, edition of Fox News’ The Glenn Beck Show, Gaffney told host Glenn Beck:

I think there’s a commonality of interests between folks who embrace what we’ve talked about before, as kind of the transnational agenda of the left and the transnational agenda of the Islamists … They are working in concert in a lot of different ways that are advancing the takedown of the America, the mutation, or fundamental transformation of America in ways that will, I’m afraid, make it much more difficult for us to stop either of these agendas at our expense. [Fox News, The Glenn Beck Show8/23/10]

Gaffney: Obama Administration “Has Exhibited A Sympathy…For The Agenda…Of The Muslim Brotherhood.” Also on the August 23, 2010, edition of The Glenn Beck Show, Gaffney told Beck, “I think this administration has exhibited a sympathy, and the president particularly, a sympathy for the agenda of folks who are, in fact, under one front organization or another of the Muslim Brotherhood, seeking to promote Sharia in America.” Gaffney went on to claim, “Virtually any Muslim-American organization in this country, of any prominence, is a Muslim Brotherhood front,” and referenced the Holy Land Foundation case. In fact, the organizations Gaffney is referencing donated to the Holy Land Foundation before it was uncovered that the organization was secretly funneling money to terrorists. [Fox News, The Glenn Beck Show8/23/10Media Matters2/18/107/27/10]

Gaffney Wrote That Signs With “‘Sharia’ Lettered In Dripping, Blood-red Ink” Were “Informed Opposition” To The Park 51 Mosque. On August 26, 2010, Gaffney wrote in an op-ed in theWashington Times that protesters of the Park 51 mosque “had come together … in informed opposition to the impetus behind that mosque: Sharia.” As an example of “informed opposition,” he pointed to “signs [throughout the crowd] with just the word ‘Sharia’ lettered in dripping, blood-red ink.” [Washington Times8/26/10]

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  • Abdulmajid

    Unfortunately one just needas to open the comment section of just about any article which in any way deals with Muslims to read such disgusting genocidal inflammatory vitriolic hate messages like “It is time to implemet the Final Solution for Muslims because they have in 1400 years killed a million zillion grillion Christans and Jews, because tehy want to convert all by force ort kill them, because Islam is evil by nature, because as opposed to Christianity the religion of love, Islam is the religion of evil blah blah blah”, the same wordings of Radovan Karadzic and his cronies; and one could get the impression that the Americans have turned into a nation of genocidal, racist, fascist, bigot, white-supermacist, anti-Muslim simpletons and morons. Like the Serbs. They can say “The West has left behind the days of the Crusades, of the Inquisition, of the witch burnings etc.” Maybe so, but what did that same West in the 20th century? The wholesale colonialist massacres in Africa and the Middle East, not just but mainly against Muslims; and ironically in Ethiopia against one of the oldest Christian nations on Earth; the Holocaust; Stalinism and the Gulag; Nukes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fire-bombing of civilians in Japan and Germany; Agent Orange in Vietnam; supporting murderous tyrannical genocidal cleptocratic regimes like that of Saddam Hussein, Mubarak or Nazarbayev. All that was committed not by Muslims, but by Christians, or at least by people who claim a Christian background, no doubt feeling that they did no wrong, because since “Jesus already has redeemed their sins by his death on the Cross”, any sins future generations of Christians might commit, then it is all right if they commit all kinds of hideous crimes. They constantly do the opposite of what they preach. As the Mahatma Gandhi once said “You Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Right he was! In the name of their “religion of love” they have tried to subdue and conquer all the world and have always done the most horrible acts of violence to all non-white populations. And yet they have the #u(&ing NERVE to say “Christians are the victims, the world is in danger of being subverted by the Islamic Caliphate!” I must correct myself, these are not simpletons, they are incredibly malicious and evil, they are the nazis of today, they say about Muslims what the Nazis said about Jews, in all impunity, and if I had the misfortune of knowing such a person I think I must punch him until he bleeds to get out all that evil from his head, but unfortunately the evil of such persons will only be gone when they are gone, and maybe not even then. Such people are not above sending anybody they don’t happen to like to their deaths, coldly smiling, without hesitating so much as a second. That’s why I call them genocidals. And their feeling so superior to the Mooslims, because “the West may have done terrible things with the Crusaeds, the witch hunts, the slave trade” and they conveniently forget that the way they talk about Muslims exactly as Bernard of Clairvaux and Pope Urban VII (“Deus lo vult”; anyone with a minimum of education should know what I’m talking about) and the Grand Inquisitor Cardinal Cisneros, one of the most prominent figures of the ethnic cleansing of Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula in the 16th century and who personally fought military campaigns in North Africa. Namely: “The Muslims are evil, kill all Muslims!”
    It is good and commendable of you to expose these people for what they are, but they are not just loonies (certainly they are as crazy as a nut house), they are as dangerous as the Nazis were! Mark my words, they are as evil and dangerous as the Nazis and should they ever get power in the USA they will turn it into a clerical-fascist dictatorship of the most evil sort.

  • mike

    Speaking of loons. Remember our friend David Wood? He is going to be interviewing our other friend Anjem Chauidary on a Christian TV Show.. Haha I think this is going to be the best comedy act of the year. Topic: Would Shariah help the West. Let the freak show begin … Gaffney has already lost touch with reality..

  • CNN: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: A force to be feared?

    “The Muslim Brotherhood has nothing to do with the Iranian model, has nothing to do with extremism as we have seen it in Afghanistan and other places. The Muslim Brotherhood is a religiously conservative group. They are a minority in Egypt,” he (Elbaradei) told CNN.

    “I have been reaching out to them. We need to include them. They are part of the Egyptian society, as much as the Marxist party here,” he said.

    He rejected the idea that Islamic fundamentalists are set to undermine Egypt.

    “This is a myth that was sold by the Mubarak regime — that it’s either us, the ruthless dictators, or… the al Qaeda types,” he said.

    Analyst Abulhimal is convinced Egyptians would not let the Muslim Brotherhood seize power — not least because the military would stand in its way.

    “Neither the people nor the secular leaders would allow the Muslim Brotherhood to take it, and more importantly the army would never allow the Muslim Brotherhood to take it,” he said. “If the army said, ‘We would support the people in the street and we would have a deal with President Mubarak to have an orderly transition,’ as the Americans said yesterday — this would definitely not include the Muslim Brotherhood.”

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-01-31/world/egypt.muslim.brotherhood_1_egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-ayman-nour-protests?_s=PM:WORLD

  • Gaffney reminds me of the the old segregationists of yesterday. Quite a few of them in our history had long successful lives feeding racists fantasies such as Gaffney’s. Racist talk is popular with Americans; it seems to strike a chord with people. Can we think of a public official who has been marginalized because of it? That’s something Gaffney a very astute figure has picked up on.

  • mindy1

    What on earth is he smoking??? What on earth is he thinking 😯 He has NO proof of this conspiracy whatsoever

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  • Daniel

    I seriously believe Frank Gaffney is very close to losing his touch with reality.

    I put him in the same category as the Senator in the original “Manchurian Candidate” or the real-life Joe McCarthy. It speaks volumes of Fox and Beck that they Treat him seriously.

    He will not be happy until all Muslims in the US are either deported or in jail.

  • Khushboo

    Muslim Brotherhood has not been proven to be a terrorist organization. According to Samer Shehata, there used to be a radical member there who was kicked out long ago. Since then they’ve reformed since the 60s and have been clean ever since.

    Don’t we Muslims practice sharia everyday? We pray, go to the mosque, eat halal meat, cover our heads when at the mosque, respect our parents, etc. How does that hurt anyone? Sharia has to do with Muslims only and Islamically speaking, if we’re American citizens then we have to go by the constitution. We also have something called ethics like no murder, no stealing, etc. You know the TEN COMMANDMENTS!

    WTH is wrong with Gaffney?! He needs to give it up!

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