Never mind that the Muslim Brotherhood, with which Sohail Mohammed’s client Mohammed Qatanani was involved, is dedicated in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house … so that Allah’s religion is victorious over other religions.”
A manifesto for sedition and subversion? Sure. But only if you’re one of the “crazies” who fall for that “crap.” Christie knows better—or at least he knows something. Christie knows, according to terrorism expert Steve Emerson, all about Mohammed Qatanani’s unsavory ties: “I know for certain that Christie and the FBI special agent in charge had access to information about Qatanani’s background, involvement with and support of Hamas.” Yet even as he knew this, Christie called Qatanani “a man of great good will” and “a constructive force”—and defended Qatanani from Department of Homeland Security attempts to deport him. Emerson rightly called this “a disgrace and an act of pure political corruption.”
It is hard to fathom the moral calculus of a politician like Christie as he affects high moral dudgeon over the venomous Islamophobes who dare to criticize his friends Mohammed Qatanani and Sohail Mohammed and to take issue with Sharia law’s rejection of fundamental American principles. But not all that hard. New Jersey has one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States, and Christie knows which side of his bread is buttered. Nonetheless, he cannot be excused on this basis. This shameless pandering for votes, as hallowed a practice as it is in American politics, comes at far too high a price in this instance.
If that is not immediately clear, imagine if Christie had appointed as a judge someone who was an attorney for the Ku Klux Klan, or the Aryan Nations. The analogy is not hyperbole: Remember, the Muslim Brotherhood says of itself that it is dedicated to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” If Christie had done this, the mainstream media would never have let him get away with the moral indignation he affected at his Iftar dinner. But instead, the media found in Christie just the kind of conservative they like: one who panders to the Leftist agenda while adopting a posture of taking the moral high ground against the benighted right-wingers who are actually standing for freedom and human rights.
During his speech at the Iftar dinner, Christie said proudly: “You’ll all be fascinated to learn that in many publications around the country, I’m called an Islamist.” No one ever actually called him an Islamist, and I am not doing so now. What he is actually is the Islamists’ Useful Idiot.
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