In her final debate with her Democratic challenger, Rep. Michele Bachmann was asked if she stood by the questions she and four other congressmen raised about Muslim Brotherhood penetration into the U.S. Government (Rep. Tom Rooney’s backtrack notwithstanding). She did. When her opponent, Jim Graves spoke to the issue, he predictably pointed to the criticism levied at Bachmann by Senator John McCain and Speaker John Boehner – an unfortunate consequence of Republican leaders being on the wrong side of the issue.
Thanks to the individual who posted the video, it appears we can now add another name to our Profile of Huma Abedin Defenders list. Faiz Shakir is a Vice President at the George Soros-backed Center for American Progress (CAP) and is the Editor-in-Chief of Think Progress, another Soros outfit.
The title of the video on Shakir’s YouTube channel is, In final debate, Bachmann stands by her Muslim Brotherhood smears. Aside from McCain and Boehner finding themselves on the same side as a top official at the CAP, which is run by John Podesta, that is quite an interesting choice for the title of a YouTube video.
What exactly does Shakir mean with this title? It would seem there are only two options.
- Michele Bachmann is smearing the Muslim Brotherhood
- Michele Bachmann is smearing people by accusing them of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood
Let’s take the first choice. Does Shakir have a problem with smearing the Muslim Brotherhood? He shouldn’t. After all, the group’s leader – Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi– is disappointed that Hitler didn’t finish the job. Ok, so maybe Shakir was referring to the second option, that Bachmann was unjustly tying Muslims in the U.S. Government to the Muslim Brotherhood. In this case, using Shakir’s logic, the Muslim Brotherhood must be an evil organization. Otherwise, tying people to that organization wouldn’t be a smear. Charging that someone belongs to a legitimate civil rights organization wouldn’t be a smear, now would it? So, what does Shakir believe? Is the Muslim Brotherhood an entity that should be revered or smeared?
The writer featuring Shakir’s video – Alex Seitz-Wald – has already been identified as a Huma Abedin defender. In his piece on the subject, entitled, Bachmann stands by Muslim witch hunt, the writer falsely suggested that Bachmann referred to Abedin as a “terrorist”.
Though Seitz-Wald doesn’t refer to Shakir in his piece, it’s quite clear that the latter is not a fan of Bachmann based on the congresswoman’s position with regard to Muslim Brotherhood infiltration.
Incidentally, according to Discover the Networks, Shakir was a member of a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group and served as the co-chair at a Holy Land Foundation fundraising event back in 2000 and has wrote glowingly about Tunisian Islamist Rashid Ghannouchi.
Moreover, at about the same time that Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi was joining CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad at a campaign fundraiser in May of this year, none other than Faiz Shakir was being rolled out as her senior advisor.
Shakir may have stayed off the Huma Abedin defenders list had he not tipped his hand with his YouTube title.