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Grover Norquist aiding Iranian regime through group linked to NIAC

[h2 Grover Norquist's numerous unsavory ties to jihadists and Islamic supremacists are abundantly documented in Pamela Geller's expose here. And on the House floor in October, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said of Norquist, "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 federal prison" .
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" .
As if all that weren't enough, now it comes out that Norquist has been working with a group linked to both Hamas-linked CAIR and the stealth Islamic Republic of Iran lobbying group, NIAC -- a group led by the likes of Trita Parsi and Reza Aslan .
"Iran's Islamist Regime and the American Helping It," by Manda Zand Ervin in Hudson NY, December 26 (thanks to Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi) :
The unelected regime that is currently controlling Iran has a reputation for spending Iranian national assets around the world to buy friends and good will -- a necessary part of its plan to remain in power and continue its unappealing behavior, such as financing terrorism around the world and abrogating its commitment under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty by developing nuclear weapons .
An American Thinker expose recently stated that the Khomeinist regime has been assisted in perpetuating these activities thanks to the support of a Washington lobbyist, Grover Norquist, and his involvement with the American Conservative Defense Alliance (ACDA). ACDA has actively supported the Campaign for a New American Policy for Iran (CNAPI), which in turn is linked both to the Council for American-Islamic Relations [CAIR] and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) .
A recent CBS "60 Minutes" program states that Grover Norquist is "the most powerful conservative man in Washington." If that is true, his support for these groups is troubling. The Iranian American community widely believes NIAC – ACDA's partner in many of its efforts -- to be a Washington lobby group for the Khomeinist regime leadership. NIAC has long advocated unconditional negotiations with Tehran, and the total abandonment of all economic sanctions and military options against the Iranian regime .
NIAC's advocacy appears as a deftly veiled refusal to support the Iranian democracy activists and the Iranian freedom movement. This is not only un-American but contradicts all conservative ideals .
The founder of NIAC, Trita Parsi is an unpopular figure within the Iranian-American community, as can be seen from his high disapproval ratings in a July 2011 poll of over 1800 Iranian Americans taken by the Pro-Democracy Movement of Iran. Senator Jon Kyl has called for an investigation into Trita Parsi and his work. Last month, on November 5, Parsi stated that criticism of Iran should be "punishable" .
What these lobbyists recount to Americans such as Norquist and the members of the US government are distortions and lies. The lobbyists claim that the majority of the people of Iran are religious; that they are happy with this blight of a regime, and that economic sanctions only hurt the people. They say that military intervention will only strengthen the resolve of the Iranian people to fight on the side of the regime, and that support for the freedom movement will discourage the Islamic regime from coming to the negotiating table. These statements are simply not true .
In the 32 years that have passed since Iran was hijacked by this regime, every elected U.S. president -- from Jimmy Carter, to President Reagan on down to President Obama -- has tried to negotiate with the Islamic regime. Not only have these negotiations been for naught, they have allowed Iran to buy time to continue building its illegal nuclear weapons program. The latest IAEA report now puts the Iranian Revolutionary Guards nearer completing their nuclear bomb than ever before .
Since the end of the Cold War, the Islamists have historically been a friend to the far left; they are now looking to American conservatives on the right to join them to obtain the further legitimacy they think they require when approaching the government .
Here is what Trita Parsi wrote in emails to CNAPI participants, as quoted in the recent American Thinker expose: "… Grover Norquist offered his support but did not sign‐on. He exemplifies not just a powerful voice in the Republican Party, but also an important figure that can provide transpartisan legitimacy to our efforts. I think it is critical that we do whatever can be done to get him to sign on, especially since his full involvement would give our efforts a tremendous credibility boost" .
If Mr. Norquist is supporting these apparently unabashed lobbyists out of a humanitarian concern for the people of Iran, he should know that a large majority of Iranian people have no problem with economic sanctions if they result in the removal of this illegitimate, dictatorial regime, and help the empowerment of the people to establish a government by the people of Iran, for the people of Iran .
As President Obama said: "The people who are on the side of the dictators, are on the wrong side of history" .
As a new American and a conservative, I am fighting for the rights of all the deprived men, women and children of Iran .
I wonder if Mr. Norquist would be interested in hearing the true side of the story, or does "The Most Powerful Conservative Man in Washington" know it already -- but not care ?
Manda Zand Ervin's contact information for Mr. Norquist is the email form at the website: www.allianceofiranianwomen.org
Posted by Robert on December 26, 2011 12:51 PM | 11 Comments
Istanbul_Chick | December 26, 2011 2:01 PM | Reply
No surprises there. Goofy Grover is after all married to a fakestinian muslimah. I suspect he'll start publicly dying his scraggly facial hair red after the next election .
Just another dumpy, butt-ugly dork who couldn't get a date so he sold his soul and betrayed his country for a girl. Isn't that right dumpy Dougie Hooper ?
lilredbird | December 26, 2011 2:18 PM | Reply
There may be more. Is Norquist working with an outfit called America Elects to run Ron Paul as a third party candidate, therefore all by assuring the re-election of the marxist muslim Obama ?
Norquist's name isn't on the Americans Elect list, but then it probably wouldn't be
Alarmed Pig Farmer | December 26, 2011 3:41 PM | Reply
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 federal prison .
In a proximate war, elites swap inegrity & loyalty for proximinity
Elites' coloration starts to bleed together, making new arrangements with a twist
Bitterest and sourest of lemon twists, encroaching the body politic, in our midst
Osmosis of scriptures as ol' Mo called 'em out, passing into our supposedly stout
Entrusted leaders, trust not! They're as susceptible as any to a 1,441 yr old lout
- the Holy Prophet APF
gravenimage | December 26, 2011 4:42 PM | Reply
The idea that Grover Norquist is a "Conservative" in any but the Islamic sense is insane
Alarmed Pig Farmer replied to comment from gravenimage | December 26, 2011 5:52 PM Reply
The idea that Grover Norquist is a "Conservative" in any but the Islamic sense is insane
Grover is on a grand safari adventure through life, starting at Harvard, from whence he went on to surf inviting waves as they come up, to produce a queer mixture of capitalism (aka freedom) and Sharia .
This adventurer has even got a wife from an exotic land who's all hooked up with the Mo-Bro-Hood, a proclivity he shares with the great globo-socialist Prez Barack Hussein .
It's a wonder the dude doesn't wear khakis and a monocle when he appears in public. This is starting to look like a panoply surrounding a bad reign, our ruling elites studded with courtesans of questionable motives and intents .
Bingo | December 26, 2011 10:36 PM | Reply
The essay says 'large majority of Iranians want the "regime" ousted...' or something. Well they've only had since 1979 to complete this task themselves. They must stew in their own juices .
Great news about the diabolical Grover N. and his support for the Iranian "regime." Maybe Cong. Peter King can get him under oath in the near future on this matter .
duh_swami | December 27, 2011 4:34 AM | Reply
A recent CBS "60 Minutes" program states that Grover Norquist is "the most powerful conservative man in Washington" .
The Grover guy is no conservative...He's more like a traitor who directly or indirectly assists the enemies of freedom and America...Some would call this treason, but it is worse than that...it legitimizes evil...No true conservative would do that, but a self serving ego might...In my estimation the Grover guy should be sharing a cell with Hairy Reed, and his boss El Rasool
Shawmut | December 27, 2011 11:42 AM | Reply
The point is made and the reasonable question is asked; "or does "The Most Powerful Conservative Man in Washington" know it already -- but not care" ?
Surely, this little kid from one of the wealthiest towns in Masachusetts, a sentinal landmark of the Greco-Judeo-Christian-American ethic is giving his country the and his party the finger. Why? Becuse he can .
His wielding of influence on behalf of Islamicists in DC nearly parallels that of the President .
Clearly, as civil strife emerges from these days, he will find safe haven someplace among his in-laws .
He can only draw justified violence upon himself, a fifth column Ikwhan
May he find upon his ascendency those virgins as octagenarian nuns
Sinclairpowell69 | December 27, 2011 6:19 PM | Reply
What an Idiot .
Enragedsince1999 | December 28, 2011 5:33 AM | Reply
This is why I keep saying: both Democrat and Republican parties are no good. That's why we desperately need new Center Party modeled after hero Geert Wilders' glorious Dutch Freedom Party. Led by our own American heroes Rudy Giuliani and Paul Sperry .
Ruslan Tokhchukov, EnragedSince1999 .
gravenimage replied to comment from Alarmed Pig Farmer | December 29, 2011 5:53 PM Reply
A queer mixture indeed, APF. And despite some decent ingredients, ultimately a rather poisonous concoction]http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/12/grover-norquist-aiding-iranian-regime-through-niac.html

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