Republicans: Eating our own once again
Pamela Geller is the author and publisher of Atlas Shrugs blog, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, and a regular columnist at WND. A dedicated conservative, she has bravely exposed fundamentalist Islamic extremism and taken on encroaching sharia law, here and abroad. In short Geller is wise to the ways of the influence of radicalized Islamism in America and willing to shine a bright light on the issue.
American Thinker shares these thoughts. The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, has already has earned headlines for narrowing the conservative tent this year. CPAC is refusing to allow Pamela Geller to have a booth or rent rooms to conduct events. This, after five straight years of packed house audiences attending her featured speaker and discussion events.
Breitbart.com also questions CPAC’s actions. More shock here at Marooned in Marin, which poses the question, “Why Is A Conservative Conference Silencing Pamela Geller?”
Geller calls her annual appearance at CPAC is “a must-see event, addressing issues that the Grover Norquist/Suhail Khan cabal refuse to address (jihad, sharia, the war on freedom in the West).” Norquist, well-known as the president of Americans for Tax Reform, became an outspoken Republican opponent of politicizing the Ground Zero mosque issue, calling it a “distraction.”
CPAC’s three-day conference begins March 14 in Washington, D.C. Some of this year’s featured speakers include prominent figures such as Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and WND columnist and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
In an article titled “Khan Job” this past issue of FrontPageMag provides further information regarding Grover Norquist and his ally Suhail Khan, whose viewpoints have undeniable clout at CPAC. Norquist’s troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been widely known for years. He and his Muslim Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, formerly director of communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until their 2005 marriage, are very active in “Muslim outreach.”
That would exclude Pamela Geller.
Powerline blog has a powerful post, titled “CPAC’s idea of a worthwhile discussion of immigration reform.” All five of the presenters on the panel “Respecting Families and the Rule of Law: A Lasting Immigration Policy,” support the amnesty scheme masquerading as Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
We urge you to read Powerline’s post. Author Paul Mirengoff concludes, “In short, the fix seems to be in.”
It’s difficult to disagree.