Talk about outta control. This is just the latest outrage by the fascist goosesteppers in service to Grover's Muslim Brotherhood army. Whatever your position or perspective, this is antithetical to every single Conservative principle. More of Cardenas's "civility"?
This isn't about Spencer or Geller. It's about shutting down voices of freedom in submission to the sharia (do not offend Islam.) I can't imagine why anyone would attend CPAC. They are done. Cooked.
I was nominated for a "Lifetime Achievement Award For A Conservative Blog" but I am not holding my breath.
"The Grover's Choice Award: Jihad Watch wins CPAC award, barred from receiving it" Robert Spencer, Jihadwatch, March 5, 2013
I was surprised and honored that Jihad Watch was among the nominees for the People's Choice Blog Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net, to be awarded at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2013.
As you can see from the vote above, Jihad Watch won decisively,
getting over 50% of the vote in a field of fifteen. And I received
confirmation of the victory from one of the organizers of the CPAC blog
awards when I asked him when voting officially ended:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It officially ended at midnight. You won!
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
And since I will not be allowed to receive this award at CPAC, I will talk about Norquist and Khan here.
As I wrote in this article:
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) called Norquist out for this on the House floor in October 2011, saying
of the anti-tax hero: “Documentation shows that he has deep ties to
supporters of Hamas and other terrorist organizations that are sworn
enemies of the United States and our ally Israel.” He pointed out that
“around the years 2000 and 2001, Mr. Norquist’s firm represented
Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was convicted two years later for his role in a
terrorist plot and who is presently serving a 23-year sentence in
Norquist, reported Wolf, “also associated with terror financier Sami Al-Arian, according to Mary Jacoby’s reporting in March 2003, in the St. Petersburg Times. Al-Arian
pled guilty in 2006 ‘to a charge of conspiring to provide services to
the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a specially designated terrorist
organization, in violation of U.S. law,’ and is under house arrest,
according to a Department of Justice press release. The
Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s ‘paramilitary wing—the al-Quds Brigades—has
conducted numerous attacks, including large-scale suicide bombings,’
according to the National Counterterrorism Center.”
And according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism:
Grover Norquist hoped to…harness votes from the country’s growing Muslim population by creating the Islamic Free Market Institute in 1998. He did so with significant financial help
from Abdurahman Alamoudi, then one of America’s most influential Muslim
activists and head of the American Muslim Council. Today, Alamoudi is serving a 23-year prison sentence after admitting
to illegal transactions with Libya and being part of a plot to
assassinate the then-Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Alamoudi was also
found to be a long time secret financial courier for Al Qaeda while at the same time being routinely invited to the Clinton White House for receptions and meetings.
And as for Suhail Khan, Paul Sperry summarized the evidence in the New York Post in January 2011:
* In June 2001, Khan personally accepted an award from the
now-notorious Abdurahman Alamoudi, then head of the American Muslim
* "We have with us a dear brother," Alamoudi said as he prepared to
honor Khan with a plaque at the group's annual conference. "I'm really
proud to be with Suhail Khan. Some of you saw him today in the White
House, but inshallah [Allah willing], you will see him in better places
in the White House, inshallah."
Khan thanked his patron, saying "Abdurahman Alamoudi has been very
supportive of me. . . . I hope, inshallah, we can keep working
Just days earlier, Sen. Arlen Specter of the Judiciary Committee had
cited a New York Post report documenting how Alamoudi had supported
terrorists and "declared an interest in destroying America." By 2003,
Alamoudi had been busted for plotting a terrorist attack; the top al
Qaeda fundraiser is now serving 23 years in federal prison.
* In September 2001, four days before the 9/11 attacks, Khan spoke at
the Islamic Society of North America's convention. Introducing him was
Jamal Barzinji, whose offices and home were raided by federal agents
after 9/11. "Barzinji is not only closely associated with PIJ
[Palestinian Islamic Jihad], but also with Hamas," according to the
search-warrant affidavit. (A lawyer for Barzinji, who has not been
charged, says he is the victim of a government "witch hunt.")
At the event, Khan shared his experiences from "inside" the White
House, and praised his late father, Mahboob Khan, for helping found ISNA
— which the government now says is a front for the radical Muslim
Brotherhood and has raised money for jihad. The founding documents of
the Brotherhood's operation in America (recently seized by the FBI)
reveal that it is in this country to "destroy" the Constitution and
replace it with Islamic law.
Khan's father also helped found the Muslim Community Association in
Santa Clara, Calif. This Khan family mosque is listed in the Muslim
Brotherhood's own documents as one of "our organizations." In the 1990s,
according to the San Francisco Chronicle, it hosted Ayman al-Zawahiri
— now al Qaeda's No. 2 — as he toured the US raising money.
Norquist and Khan are the controlling forces at CPAC. They have this year finally succeeded in barring AFDI from hosting an event about the Islamic supremacism they enable.
And now they have overruled the People's Choice for the winning blog,
and made sure that one more voice exposing their unsavory activities
will not be heard. This is the conservative movement in 2013.
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