In “Illinois governor’s Hamas council” in World Net Daily today, Pamela Geller uncovers a shocking case of useful idiocy:
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn last week invited Muslims with links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood to join a Muslim American Advisory Council, which, according to a press release from the governor’s office, “will help ensure Muslim American participation in state government.”
Ten years after 9/11, the threat of jihad is “¦ worse. Ten years after the bloodiest, most brutal attack ever on American soil, the threat is the same, the ideology is the same; only now we are told that we must be tolerant of this racist, genocidal ideology, lest we be accused of “Islamophobia.” And that tolerance extends even to opening the doors of the Illinois state government to a jihad terrorist group (Hamas) and a group that is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house.”
Gov. Quinn explained: “Illinois is a diverse state, which is one of our greatest strengths. There are more than 400,000 Muslims and 300 mosques within our borders, representing various racial and ethnic sects of Islam. I want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity for input in how we address issues such as education, public safety and jobs, because the strategies may need to differ based on the history, culture and needs of different communities.”
Among the Muslims Quinn appointed as members of his Muslim American Advisory Council is Safaa Zarzour, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is Muslim Brotherhood front, having admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. ISNA was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror-funding case. The Holy Land Foundation was once the largest Islamic charity in the United States and was shut down for funding the jihad terror group Hamas.
Also serving on Quinn’s Muslim American Advisory Council is Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, was also named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial. CAIR has had several of its officials convicted of terror activity, and has opposed every anti-terror measure devised since 9/11. CAIR was formed from the Islamic Association for Palestine, another Muslim Brotherhood group with ties to Hamas.
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Omar Ahmad, the cofounder and longtime board chairman of the nation’s leading “Muslim civil rights group,” CAIR, also once let the mask slip in a speech he gave to a Muslim audience in California in 1998. Ahmad said, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Quran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper expressed the same desire in a 1993 interview: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.”
For his part, Ahmed Rehab said Thursday that Americans need to “move on” from the 9/11 attacks.
Oh yes, America, get over it. Get over your war dead. Do not mourn, America; instead, respect the ideology that is working on “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” And don’t fight back America; submit.
These were the best Muslims Quinn could find for his Muslim American Advisory Council? What about all the moderates we keep hearing about? Why would a Muslim council of Muslim Brotherhood-tied operatives be established to weigh in on education? In what capacity will they be driving the dialogue to impressionable young American minds? And worse yet, public safety. In what capacity would stealth jihadist forces serve the safety of the infidel American public?…