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Rep. Michele Bachmann Joins Board of Anti-Islam Group

Bachmann follows in the footsteps of Allen West, joining the Islamophobic Thomas More Law Center.

Michele Bachmann joins board of Ann Arbor-based Christian activists

By Niraj Warikoo (Freep.com)

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was named Thursday to the citizens advisory board of an Ann Arbor-based legal center that fights for conservative Christian causes.

The appointment of Bachmann, who dropped out of the presidential primary in January, brings another high-profile conservative to the Thomas More Law Center, which increasingly has focused on Islam in recent years. In May, the center named U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., whose views also have sparked controversy, to the advisory board.

“I am pleased to join forces with the Thomas More Law Center,” Bachmann said Thursday. “They are in the courts aggressively fighting the internal threat to America posed by radical Islam.”

Richard Thompson, the center’s president and chief counsel, said that Bachmann “puts country before politics.”

“She understands the threat of radical Islam,” Thompson said. “We share her concerns regarding the stealth jihad that’s being perpetrated against the United States.”

Thompson was referring to what he and some other conservatives say are quiet ways in which some Islamic organizations are trying to take control in the West. Last month, Bachmann sent an open letter asking whether officials in the U.S. government — including Huma Abedin, a Muslim born in Kalamazoo who is a close aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton — have ties to Islamic extremist groups.

Bachmann’s letter, signed by several other Republicans, was criticized by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and others who praised Abedin. Bachmann defended the letter, saying there are legitimate concerns about Abedin’s family ties.

Established in 1998 by Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan, a conservative Catholic, the Thomas More Law Center has filed suits in a number of cases involving the rights of conservative Christians. It supported the right of a school in Pennsylvania to teach creationism, fought gay rights ordinances and opposes the contraception mandate announced by the Obama administration this year.

It has actively defended Christian missionary groups that have been involved in conflicts at the annual Arab Festival in Dearborn, held in June.

Dawud Walid, director of the Michigan branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said that Bachmann is a “perfect fit” for the board.

“Since Michigan has been a target of nationwide of anti-Islam campaigns, it makes sense that Bachmann would join a Michigan-based group … openly hostile to the Islamic faith.”

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  • mindy1

    What happend to separation of church and state 🙁

  • Kyle

    These freaks are undermining even more the idea of America as a democratic institution. If obama had any sense, he’d arrest the new GOP leadership on charges of treason- and he probably could, seeing as the GOP has more loyalty to Bibi and israel than they do to America.

  • truth

    Sir David at least she could still loose her post due to the insanity plea

  • @Meryem

    I agree, if she’s not stopped, who knows exactly how far she will go.

  • Meryem

    I am ashamed to be from the same state as Michelle Bachmann. That woman is a nut case and needs to be stopped. She is dangerous.

  • @Emperor

    I think in general it might be a better idea to refer to groups like this as anti Muslim. Although they use the term “radical Islam” instead of “Islam” that’s more of a way for them to hide their bigotry than anything else, since they’ll basically assume that any Muslim is an extremists, until proven innocent in their eyes, or at least subject them to an unfair double standard. There’s a reason we call the “stealth jihad” an anti Muslim conspiracy theory. They are certainly anti Islam, but its not a matter of them simply taking issue with some of the things written in the Qu’ran or disagreeing with Islamic doctrine, such as the prophet-hood of Muhammad.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32) Warning Contains Irony

    Chemelion
    Nice one either she has information or is wasting police time . A win win situation .
    Frankly she could probably get off with an insanity plea but its worth a

  • Chameleon

    Perhaps an online petition could be started to press charges against Michele Bachmann for hate speech and/or for withholding information vital to the national security of the United States. If she has any valid information on this “stealth jihad” or infiltration of the American government by terrorists, then clearly she must be one of the terrorists herself for refusing to divulge the evidence to the proper authorities. At the very least, she needs to be thoroughly investigated for her ties to the terrorist organization(s) that allowed her to acquire information on terrorist activities in the U.S. that no other law enforcement agency yet has.

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