As many of you know, groups like Family Research Council, Concerned Women For America, American Values, the American Principles Project, the Capital Research Center, and others are boycotting this year’s CPAC event because of the inclusion of GOProud as a partcipant.
But now CPAC is catching criticism for a new reason — Muslims. That’s right — the convenient catch-all boogeyman of radical Islam, eager to institute Sharia Law in America and get every woman into a spacesuit, has apparently taken over CPAC. The terrorists, it seems, have won. Raw Story reports:
The conservative columnist Frank Gaffney also criticized CPAC for inviting Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist and former Bush staffer Suhail Khan, claiming the two men were part of a Muslim conspiracy to infiltrate the conservative community.
Despite Gaffney’s concerns, a new movie titled “The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks” is set to premier at the conference. The film was produced by Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).
That’s right — the “evil” Grover Norquist, who has been fighting against taxes for years, is really trying to dominate the world for Islam. Apparently being “against all tax increases as a matter of principle” doesn’t cut the conservative mustard anymore, because he happens to believe in a different religion than Mr. Gaffney….oh wait, that’s right, Norquist is actually a Methodist.
These charges against Norquist and CPAC are exactly the sort of things which give conservatives a bad image to the larger public. Maybe eventually the right will relize that labeling this sort of rhetoric “compassionate conservatism” just doesn’t work.Published in