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Capitol Hill Alarmed Over Intimidation By Islamist Groups Preceding King Hearings

March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Hill is abuzz, swamped in a flurry of emails alleging that self-proclaimed moderate American Muslim groups are engaged in a furious campaign to intimidate those who speak out about the threat posed by Islamism and the spread of Shari'a, Islamic law.

The newest apparent victim, WMAL talker [and former Congressman, R, Iowa] Fred Grandy, who according, to the station simply resigned his position, "Fred Grandy has informed WMAL of his intention to resign from the station and its morning program..." [source, http://www.wmal.com/Article.asp?id=2124417]

WMAL is part of Citadel Broadcasting Company and MediaSpan/MediaSpan Network.

Contradicting WMAL's explanation for Grandy's exit are published reports that Grandy was fired because of his outspokenness regarding Islamic radicalism here in the U.S. Fred's wife, known on the program as Mrs. Fred, typically devoted Grandy's Friday show to exposing the Islamists operating within our borders. [see, Pajamas Media, http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/03/02/cair-gets-fred-grandy-yanked-off-wmal-am/]

Below, a snippet from one of these Congressional emails, providing the tenor and level of concern.

"THIS IS ALL ABOUT FREE SPEECH...Fred Grandy and Mrs Fred are being silenced from talking about Radical Islam, Sharia Law and Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration across America (ESPECIALLY Mrs. Fred who has been the leading force on this issue) ... DON'T LET THIS STOP - SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW - we must make our voices heard NOW, BEFORE IT IS TO LATE - our freedoms are under attack. Thank God for the Grandys' who have been outspoken on this issue - when no one else has dared to "go there" as they have."

As we have noted repeatedly on these pages, America's Islamist groups are quaking over the prospect of being outed by the King hearings and the related investigations which will surely follow.

Their sentiments are entirely understandable, they have much to fear.

Seemingly operating as lackeys for the Islamists, prominent Democrats are officially attacking the King hearings before they even start, in an effort to shut them down.

Below from California Congressman, Fortney Pete Stark:

"Oppose the Stereotyping and Alienation of Muslim Americans
From: The Honorable Fortney Pete Stark
Sent By: Michele.Scarbrough@mail.house.gov

Date: 3/1/2011

Dear Colleague:

Next week, Chairman Peter King and the Homeland Security Committee will begin a series of troubling hearings that single out Muslim Americans as the source of "homegrown terrorism" and focus exclusively on the radicalization of Muslim Americans... We urge you to join us in sending the attached letter to Chairman King asking that he reconsider holding these profoundly unfair hearings."

The only thing troubling about these hearings is the willingness of key Democrats to work with the Islamists to suppress the truth, scuttle the First Amendment and prevent Congress' mandated oversight authority.

Another participant in this campaign is Congressman Jim McDermott who authored the following:

"National Security and Human Rights Messaging: Muslim Americans and Law Enforcement Partnerships

From: The Honorable Jim McDermott
Sent By: jessica.lee@mail.house.gov
Date: 3/1/2011

Dear Colleague:

I invite you to attend a briefing titled "National Security and Human Rights Messaging: Muslim Americans and Law Enforcement Partnerships" on March 10, 2011 at 11:00am-12:30pm in location TBD. This briefing is hosted by Progressive Congress and the Muslim Public Affairs Council."

About the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC] noted terror expert Steven Emerson notes:

"'MPAC Pursues Islamist Ideology in Guise of Civil Rights Defender'" - Far from being the zealous champion of civil rights that it presents itself to be, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has followed a consistent pattern of defending designated terrorist organizations and their supporters, opposing U.S. counterterrorism efforts and spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric..." [source, IPT News, February 9, 2010, http://www.investigativeproject.org/1785/mpac-pursues-islamist-ideology-in-guise-of-civil]

Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism did an exhaustive examination of MPAC, which is available in .pdf format here IPT Investigation, MPAC

So unserious is this, McDermott announced "briefing," that one of the presenters is "Joel Silberman (confirmed), Media Trainer and Strategist at Kos Media, LLC."

KOS Media? Are some members of Congress this deranged? The Daily KOS briefing Congress?

From Wiki, "Daily Kos was founded by Markos Moulitsas...its parent company, Kos Media, LLC, began a fellowship program to help fund a new generation of progressive activists." [source, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Kos]

Let's be clear, the game here is simple, the hard-left, operating in an unholy alliance with the American Islamists are seeking nothing short of suppressing criticism of Islam, in any form, in any manner.

As many are increasingly becoming aware, criticism of or "insulting" Islam is a very serious offense in Shari'a. This entire operation of character assassination, designed to kill the King hearings is therefore nothing short of an official effort to enforce Shari'a, Islamic law within the halls of the American Congress!

This is an extraordinarily serious matter, an outrage and we will be following its progress as the King hearings approach.

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