“It seems beyond dispute that Grover Norquist has formed alliances with prominent Islamic radicals who have ties to the Saudis and to Libya and to Palestine Islamic Jihad, and who are now under indictment by U.S. authorities. Equally troubling is that the arrests of these individuals and their exposure as agents of terrorism have not resulted in noticeable second thoughts on Grover’s part or any meaningful effort to dissociate himself from his unsavory friends.” — David Horowitz
So why does the Right Online National Conference, which is being held August 14 and 15 in Pittsburgh, feature Norquist as a keynote speaker, along with columnist Michelle Malkin, Joe the Plumber, two writers for the Wall Street Journal, Ed Morrissey of the soft-conservative website HotAir.com, and others?
Don’t get me wrong: I am not saying that these people should not appear on a platform with Norquist. Guilt-by-association games are for fools, and no one, even those who delight in playing such games, will be charging that these speakers are jihad enablers because they appeared with Norquist. Indeed, I myself would not hesitate to appear on a platform with Grover Norquist — although Grover Norquist himself would see to it that that would not happen. For if I ever were on a platform with Grover Norquist, I would make sure that the audience knew about his alliances with jihadists and activities on behalf of the jihad against America.
Will any of the conservative speakers at the Right Online National Conference do that?
I doubt it. But they should.