Why Does the American Conservative Union Welcome Suhail Khan?
Posted by avideditor on January 26, 2011
Yesterday Roger Kimball at Pajamas Media had a piece on the controversy surrounding CPAC and the American Conservative Union’s board member Suhail Khan. See a lot more on Khan’s troubling associations here, here andhere.
An alarming prospect: a widespread movement bent on destroying the Constitution and replacing it with Islamic law. Is that overstated? On the contrary, that’s what the Muslim Brotherhood is all about. Here, for example, is a key passage from the 1991 “Explanatory Memorandum” on the Brotherhood’s “strategic goals” for North America. It was written by Mohamed Akram, then a central Muslim Brotherhood leader in the U.S.:
[T]heir work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. (my emphasis)
How does Suhail Khan fit into to all of this? When asked by Western media about his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islam, he denies it all. Nothing to see here, move along. But here are a few videos of Khan speaking for himself. If you’re in hurry, just ponder this snippet from his talk to the Islamic Society of North America in 1999:
The earliest defenders of Islam would defend their more numerous and better equipped oppressors, because the early Muslims loved death, dying for the sake of almighty Allah, more than the oppressors of Muslims loved life. This must be the case where we– when we are fighting life’s other battles. … [W]hat are our oppressors going to do with people like us? We’re prepared to give our lives for the cause of Islam.
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What happens to “people like” Suhail Khan? They get appointments to influential jobs in the White House, then the Hill. In addition to sitting on the board of the ACU, Khan is currently a spokesman for the Congressional Muslim Staff Association, where he works with a legislative assistant and Muslim convert named Jihad Saleh Williams (as Paul Sperry notes, “of all the Arabic names he could have picked, he chose Jihad”).