Playing politics with Hamas fellow traveler
Conservative Review, which has consistently given “F” ratings to Jeff Flake and his mentor John McCain, runs a revealing commentary by Daniel Horowitz. Carrying the compelling title, “Jeff Flake Visits Islamic Extremist Who Chastised Moderate Muslims,” it exposes the staggering hypocrisy recently exhibited by Arizona’s junior senator.
Show-boater Flake earned accolades from the left-wing Arizona Republic for his recent family outing to the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley in Scottsdale. It was there he displayed his abysmal lack of historical knowledge as he drew bizarre parallels between “persecution suffered by Mohammad” and leaders of his own LDS faith as he addressed the congregants at the mosque. His soiree was photographed — including an image of Flake putting his shoes back on — and covered by Dan Nowicki, McCain’s assigned reporter at the Republic.
The newspaper ate up the contrivance like cotton candy. Flake’s self-righteous gambol resulted in front page coverage and an editorial extolling his “solidarity” with the Muslim community in light of Donald Trump’s recent suggestion of curtailing entry into the U.S. of unable-to-be-vetted Syrians claiming refugee status.
Missing from the glowing coverage is that Flake chose as his photo-op venue a mosque led by Imam Anas Hlayhel, the head of the Arizona branch of CAIR — an organization found by a 5th Circuit judge to be a North American funding arm of Hamas during the Holy Land Foundation trial. Details of the radical group are included in Horowitz’ commentary.
He writes: Anyone who wants to learn more about the leadership of this mosque should read this riveting op-ed by prominent moderate Muslim, M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. Jasser is president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.” After going on Fox to criticize the Muslim Brotherhood last year, Jasser was publicly demeaned by an Imam at the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley.
Watch Dr. Jasser, a Valley physician, here as he refutes Obama’s claim that “ISIS is not Islamic.”