What? You mean there is someone in the Democratically Elected Iraqi Parliament who is not a peaceful Iraqi dad who loves freedom? A non-moderate Muslim?
Of course, there is no firewall between peaceful Muslims and Islamic supremacists. There is no Muslim group that has pronounced takfir on Osama bin Laden or Al-Qaeda or any jihadist group. (Takfir is the declaration that a professed Muslim individual or group is actually an unbeliever.) Thus these stories should not surprise any American officials. But I’ll wager that many are surprised, because they have accepted politically correct fictions about Islam being a religion of peace instead of looking at the hard truth.
From CNN, with thanks to Kemaste:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A man sentenced to death in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies now sits in Iraq’s parliament as a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s ruling coalition, according to U.S. military intelligence.
Jamal Jafaar Mohammed’s seat in parliament gives him immunity from prosecution. Washington says he supports Shiite insurgents and acts as an Iranian agent in Iraq.
U.S. military intelligence in Iraq has approached al-Maliki’s government with the allegations against Jamal Jafaar Mohammed, whom it says assists Iranian special forces in Iraq as “a conduit for weapons and political influence.”…
A Kuwaiti court sentenced Jamal Jafaar Mohammed to death in 1984 in the car bombings of the U.S. and French embassies the previous December. Five people died in the attacks and 86 were wounded.
He had fled the country before the trial.
Western intelligence agencies also accuse Jamal Jafaar Mohammed of involvement in the hijacking of a Kuwaiti airliner in 1984 and the attempted assassination of a Kuwaiti prince.
Jamal Jafaar Mohammed won a seat in Iraq’s Council of Representatives in the U.S.-backed elections of December 2005. He represents Babil province, south of Baghdad, in parliament….
Al-Maliki’s political party, Dawa, claimed responsibility for the Kuwait bombings at the time but now disavows them. The Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim party was forced into exile under former dictator Saddam Hussein, who was executed in December.
The prime minister says the situation is embarrassing — not only to his government but to a U.S. administration that holds up Iraq’s government as a democratic model for the region.