The American Conservative Union is best known for its annual Conservative Political Action Committee’s (CPAC) conferences traditionally held in Washington D.C. CPAC is regarded as the quintessential conservative gathering, featuring presenters such as Rush Limbaugh, Marco Rubio, and Michele Bachmann. This stellar political event has outgrown its yearly Washington D.C. venue to migrate to Chicago, and now Denver. If you’re acquainted with conservative politics and the national figures who embody modern conservatism, CPAC sounds great. But there is something stirring beneath its patriotic facade that is troubling and may irreparably damage its top-notch reputation. That something is the Muslim Brotherhood.
Al Cardenas, the President of the American Conservative Union, has invited great activists, pundits, and analysts to join him on the ACU board of directors. Among these are Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan.
Suhail Khan assumes a sort of “Muslim outreach” position with the ACU, but he has a long history of praising Islamic organizations that have terrorist links. He has also criticized America as a place where “Mosques are burned, and Islamic schools are vandalized.” Khan has bemoaned the “discrimination” against Muslims in the United States, despite the fact that the United States is the most open and liberated nation in the world which welcomes people of all creeds. Suhail Khan has never repudiated his association with Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, the Muslim activist who was convicted of funneling millions of dollars to terrorist organizations. And Khan at one time even made the absurd comment, “There is no Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.”
Grover Norquist has attained high stature as a “tax reformer” and expert in the American tax code. Norquist, nevertheless, espouses “Sharia compliant” banking practices and has links with members of the Muslim Brotherhood as well. His association with Jack Abramoff in and of itself is sufficient to disqualify Norquist from having the honored label “Conservative.”
The connections of both Khan and Norquist to the Muslim Brotherhood have been exhaustively researched by men such as David Horowitz, and Frank Gaffney of the “American Center for Security Policy.” In Gaffney’s Internet course, “Muslim Brotherhood in America,” he exposes the minute details of both Norquist’s and Khan’s advocacy of Sharia Law, and the ties that Muslim Brotherhood operatives in America have to organizations such as Al Qaeda and Hamas.
The evidence showing that Khan and Norquist are incongruous, perhaps even dangerous, within the Conservative movement is conclusive. It appears that these men, with their influence in high government places as well as the ACU, are fulfilling the Muslim Brotherhood’s directive of, “…eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Nonetheless, Al Cardenas has given no indication that he will ask Grover Norquist or Suhail Khan to step down from their prestigious and powerful posts at the ACU.
The Board of Directors of the Western Slope Conservative Alliance, whose home is in Mesa County, recently penned a letter to Al Cardenas citing that their support of the CPAC Colorado conference in Denver on October 4, is conditional upon his willingness to cut ties with Norquist and Khan. Given the recent events in the Middle East and the bloody aftermath of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to power, it might be prudent for all conservative organizations to follow the lead of the Western Slope Conservative Alliance. The United States has given “aid and comfort” through the policies of the Obama Administration to the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots, and now formerly friendly governments have become dangerous and unpredictable. CPAC Colorado would benefit from acknowledging that it has a Muslim Brotherhood problem of its own.