I was wondering why the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)had banned Pamela Geller, AFDI and conservative gay groups like GOProud from hosting events or even setting up booths this year. Now, I have an answer.
Reknowned author and Islam scholar Robert Spencer's blog Jihad Watch won CPAC's People's Choice Award this year by a wide margin and was notified that he'd won:
As Robert reveals, he was sent this e-mail to confirm:
Subject: Re: You've Been Nominated For A People's Choice Award At the CPAC Blogger Awards
Date: March 2, 2013 2:58:26 AM EST
To: Robert Spencer
It officially ended at midnight. You won!
But he is not going to be allowed to attend the conference to receive the award,let alone address the attendees. I'll let him tell you why in his own words:
But as time went by and no announcement was made of this victory, and the voting continued despite my having been told that it officially ended last Friday night and that I had won, and the promised links and other placement promised to the winning blog didn't materialize, I started to wonder. So I contacted the organizer who had written me telling me I won and asked him what was going on.
He told me that there was a slight problem: the Tea Party group, which co-sponsored this People's Choice Blog Award, didn't want to allow me to receive it at CPAC next week unless I promised not to criticize Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan as I accepted the award.
I told the organizer that I couldn't agree to that. He asked me if I had planned to talk about Grover and Suhail. I said no, I hadn't, but I had to now.
So that's that. The People's Choice Blog Award is now the Grover's Choice Blog Award. I will not be going to CPAC and will not be receiving this award.
And since I will not be allowed to receive this award at CPAC, I will talk about Norquist and Khan here.
Regular readers of this site know about Norquist's deep involvement with Islamists and Muslim Brotherhood supporters, of whom Suhail Khan is one. Although he's refused to discuss it or answer questions about it, Norquist is widely supposed to have converted to Islam himself, since he's married to a very devout (and anti-Israel} Palestinian and such a marriage to an infidel would be haram (forbidden) otherwise. His ties with the Muslim Brotherhood are deep and long lasting, and include Hamas and Hezbollah supporter Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who was later revealed as a top Brotherhood leader in the U.S. and convicted terrorist supporter Sami-al Arian, Islamic Jihad's man in America, who was also a close associate of Khan's. In fact, it was Norquist who introduced al-Arian to Karl Rove and the Bushes.
Robert Spencer has an excellent rundown on these characters and their long standing Islamist ties here.
So CPAC is apparently now under the control of Norquist, and anyone not willing to bow down to (or at least ignore) The Muslim Brotherhood and it's agenda is no longer welcome, including Robert Spencer, AFDI, gay homosexual groups or anyone else who doesn;t fit into the agenda.
Who gets banned next when it's conveneient? Jews? Pro-Israel conservatives? Anyone else who thinks the tender mercies of sharia law have no place in America?
CPAC is a joke, but unfortunately, it's on us.