While many prominent Republicans have condemned Rep. Michele Bachmann for her Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy theory and the personal attack on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aide Huma Abedin, she does have her defenders. At the ultra right American Thinker, they urged everyone to consider the merits of the questions she asks and lambast the Republicans for ganging up on her instead of defending her:
The latest skirmish in the growing war within the GOP began when John McCain took to the Senate floor last week to lecture Michele Bachmann and other GOP Representatives about their letters to various federal officials regarding Muslim Brotherhood influence within the U.S. government. (See also: Obama Administration Draws Closer to Egypt's Moslem Brotherhood.)
McCain was followed by a predictable limbo line -- how low can you go? -- of Republican bigwigs, elected and unelected, most of them singling out Bachmann for mockery after she had the temerity to suggest that some of America's enemies might be trying to infiltrate the government in order to affect foreign policy decisions. (Imagine that!)
It's interesting that the RWNJ who wrote this post emphasizes that this is part of a "growing war within the GOP." Doesn't McCain and et al know that McCarthyism is a legitimate political strategy that the GOP ought to follow whenever possible? I mean ... gosh.
Consider the possibility that because Bachmann sits on the House Intelligence Committee that she has super secret knowledge that nobody else knows and she's right? Aren't you scared, yet?
Another RWNJ proves that John McCain was wrong to criticize Bachmann because a guy not named Frank Gaffney (who is in the news so much these days and in such a negative way) says so:
But terrorism expert Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who now runs the Walid Shoebat Foundation, insists that McCain is the one who is misinformed.
"The official OCIS (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) annual report of the board of trustees from the official government of Great Britain has Huma Abedin's brother participating with the notorious Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual head and the international liaison of the Muslim Brotherhood," Shoebat notes. "This is a known enemy of the United States."
He says Bachmann was on target in pointing out how radical Islamic groups cajoled the FBI into purging information about radical Islam from its training material.
Who is Walid Shoebat? He's says stuff this crazy:
During the panel, Shoebat advocated entering Arab countries and converting Muslims to Christianity. He also went on a rant about how Muslims in meat packaging plants are contaminating America's food supply because their hands are unclean.
And is generally regarded outside of the ultra far right Islamophobia crowd as a fraud who markets himself as an ex-terrorist.