Former chief speechwriter for George W. Bush from 2001-06 Michael Gerson has decided that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and talk radio represent the voices of extremists who should be demagogued and marginalized. Jindal should be targeted for expressing concerns about Islamic infiltration and talk radio for providing him a forum while giving voice to similar views. Upon further review and analysis, the real reason for Gerson’s use of the primitive, psychological defense mechanism known as denial very well could be that he was an integral part of a failed post-9/11 strategy that involved embracing Muslim leaders who were linked to the Muslim Brotherhood; the truth is therefore a threat.
Fortunately, Jindal is not backing down. In response to Gerson’s attack, Jindal wrote a contra piece that included the following:
We have a president who even refuses to acknowledge the Islamic component of violent, radical Islam and it seems too much of this White House’s political correctness has infected commentators like Mr. Gerson. We cannot choose a president in 2016 who shares Mr. Obama’s failed philosophy or Mr. Gerson’s brake-pedal social sensitivity.
The source of Gerson’s ‘social sensitivity’ very much needs to be exposed if America is going to survive because Gerson has a lot to protect, to include the preservation of legacies and political careers, to include his own.
First, take a look at what Gerson wrote in a recent column in response to Jindal’s comments about ‘no-go zones’ in Europe:
This is both appalling and symptomatic. In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity. It is not enough to raise questions about global warming; it must be, according to Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” It is not sufficient to call for improved control of the border; immigrant children may be carriers of Ebola, as Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) once asserted. It is zero to 100 in no time flat.
Some of this emerges from the feedback loop between partisan media and populist leaders (or those desperately seeking to become one). Cable and talk radio pull political ideas into close orbit, then slingshot them away at tremendous speed. Extreme language yields outrage, audience share and (hopefully) buzz in the conservative movement. Jindal leveled many of his charges on talk radio. The danger comes when talk radio becomes the voice inside your head.
Attempting to make your point by arguing that global warming isn’t the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people” is akin to surrendering the debate. Ever hear of Climategate, Mr. Gerson? How about that ‘hockey stick’ chart? Another consequence of denying the global warming hoax is that Gerson is a giant step closer to believing that Al Gore is a man of pure and altruistic motives.
The last sentence in the excerpt above is perhaps the most ironic. The former chief SPEECHwriter for a U.S. President is using a major newspaper as a forum to come ever so close to advocating for censorship because talk radio poses a “danger” to correct thinking.
In reality, the ‘danger’ of which Gerson speaks is actually directed at himself; he is using projection.
Allow me to explain. Last November, Gerson represented one half of a spirited debate with former Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams under George W. Bush (2005-09) about Islam. Here are some of the quotes attributed to Abrams by the Christian Post:
“It used to annoy me enormously when President [George W.] Bush, for whom I was working, would say, ‘Islam is a religion of peace’… For American government officials to be telling Muslims, ‘I know real Islam’ … is ridiculous… It would be an outrage about Judaism and Christianity as well. … For government officials who are 99 percent Christians to be trying to find what is authentic in Islam seems to me to be a fool’s errand… (When presidents say Islam is a religion of peace) the average American thinks this is crap… the only people doing the beheadings are Muslims, so don’t tell me it’s all wonderful.”
As Shoebat.com reported, those comments appeared to be a shot at Gerson specifically.
As for the whole “Islam is peace” line, Gerson operated from this position as Bush’s speechwriter. Just three days after the 9/11 attacks, Bush and the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization in the U.S., Muzammil Siddiqi shared a podium at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Gerson wrote the speech Bush gave that day.
In his speech at a Christian Cathedral, Bush made no reference to Christ or the Trinity, only to ‘God’. In Islam, ‘God’ is all there is. When you see Muslims hold up their lone index finger, this is what they are referring to. William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition was at the National Cathedral that day and wrote about it. Here is part of what he wrote in his published diary:
As the service closed I felt the chill of the presence of the awesome power of God. I was clearly reminded of the very first of the Ten Commandments, THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME (Exodus 20:3). The National Cathedral had been defiled by prayers to a pagan moon god, Allah. Our Christian President had bowed his head to prayers offered to other gods, prayers that may have been for those who would destroy our nation and enslave our children to an alien religion. At that moment the hand of protection of the true God was removed from our nation.
Three days later, at the Islamic Center of Washington, Bush gave another speech. Among those standing behind him when he gave it was Nihad Awad, National Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), another group heavily linked to the Muslim Brotherhood; Khaled Saffuri, a man who partnered with Grover Norquist to form the Islamic Institute; and Abdullah M. Khouj, a representative of the Muslim World League, which seeks the spread of wahhabism around the globe. According to the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Schwartz, the MWL took control of the mosque in 1983, one year prior to Khouj’s appointment as Imam.
Here is the video of that speech. Awad is difficult to see because he’s directly behind Bush. However, Saffuri and Khouj, who flank Awad, are easy to see. Saffuri is in the dark suit and Khouj in the light brown suit. Today, instead of admitting he was wrong, Gerson attacks those who have a problem with speeches like this one:
In 2007, that same mosque was re-dedicated on its 50th anniversary and Bush spoke there again; Khouj introduced him. Take note of how Khouj is dressed six years after 9/11 and compare to how he dressed there six days after 9/11:
In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was on-hand for the mosque’s opening:
Note: Norquist’s partner Saffuri was once the deputy of Abdurahman Alamoudi, a man convicted in 2004 on charges related to financing terrorism. The Islamic Institute headed by Saffuri and Norquist accepted two $10,000 checks from Alamoudi five years earlier:
Little more than two months after the 9/11 attacks, Bush welcomed Khouj to the White House for a Ramadan dinner:
Gerson was recruited to the Bush campaign in 1999 by none other than Karl Rove. Perhaps even more so than Gerson, Rove is responsible for the political strategy of reaching out to Muslim Brotherhood leaders like Siddiqi. It was Rove who welcomed Siddiqi and other such leaders into the Oval Office on September 26, 2001, less than two weeks after Bush’s speech alongside Siddiqi at the National Cathedral and barely more than one week after his speech inside the Washington mosque.
Quoting from an article in the New American:
…sitting right next to President Bush was Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of North America, who last fall told a Washington crowd chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans, “America has to learn if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come.” Days later, after a conservative activist confronted Karl Rove with dossiers about some of Bush’s new friends, Rove replied, according to the activist, “I wish I had known before the event took place.”
One of the issues that will reveal the insidious Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government generally and Presidential administrations specifically is what happened in Benghazi. As such, people like Gerson and Rove who do not want the truth about that infiltration told, will find ways to help Democrats try to make the Benghazi scandal go away.
As Shoebat.com reported recently, Rove’s attempt to compare those who want to get to the bottom of Benghazi to ‘Birthers’ who want to get to the bottom of Obama’s birth certificate is a clear, yet subtle attempt to throw people off the scent by painting them as kooks.
That’s exactly what Gerson is doing by attacking Jindal and talk radio.