Conspiracy Theory Islamophobia

Conspiracy Theory: Ted Cruz’s Batshit Advisers Edition

Today is the 2nd annual Muslim Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. where members of the Muslim community from across the country meet with lawmakers and promote "a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice issues that will be of benefit to all Americans, regardless of faith or background."

Diabolical, right?

While some lawmakers chose to meet with their Muslim constituents today, Ted Cruz did not. Actually, one of Ted Cruz's top advisers wrote today that the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) is actually a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood which seeks "Islamic supremacism."

In a contributor’s op-ed published on The Hill’s website, Frank Gaffney warned that “organizations associated with Islamic supremacism” are seeking to “dominate” an advocacy day on Monday on Capitol Hill.

“[L]egislators should have nothing to do with either its participants or its programs,” wrote Gaffney, the president of the Center for Security Policy.

In a poor attempt to substantiate his claim that the USCMO is in cahoots with the Muslim Brotherhood, Gaffney cited an arcane document from 1991(!) that alleges some form of cooperation with Muslim advocacy groups in the United States who are merely "Muslim Brotherhood fronts." Gaffney believes the document is genuine because federal prosecutors used it in court during the Bush administration.

Gaffney is one of Ted Cruz's top national security advisers. He's also a birther, among other things.

Republicans think Ted Cruz is a better option than Donald Trump. That may be the real joke here.

  • themidniteskulker

    I think Ted’s serious now. He’s wearing a barn coat, rather than a suit. He means it.

    • He looks like he just fell off the turnip truck. Oh wait, he did.

  • muselet

    I pine for the days when we could simply ignore Frank Gaffney as a gasbag and a raving bigot. Yes, he’s a dangerous yahoo, but I hate having to pay attention to him.

    On the bright side, now there’s no way for Ted Cruz to pretend he’s not a raving bigot, too. Not that he would, by choice, pivot to the center for the general election, but with the likes of Gaffney advising him, he couldn’t even if he wanted to.

    –alopecia

    • On the other hand, never underestimate a Republicans ability to lie with utter conviction. Cruz (and feel free to fill in any other GOP candidate) would stand there and say how centrist he is while his supporters stand behind him lynching a Muslim (again, fill in with anyone they hate).

  • Groundloop

    Trump’s brash buffoonery would certainly raise tensions internationally, and possibly start a war just by generally being an asshole. Cruz is a true believer and would go out of his way to find one or more countries to blow up. Think Greg Stillson from “The Dead Zone”.

    Democrats, rally around whoever the nominee is and get your asses to the polls in November. Remember, U.S. elections have consequences outside your borders.

    Thanks,

    Groundloop (your friend from Toronto).