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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Media Matters Drags National Review's Andrew McCarthy into Huma's Muslim Brotherhood Connection

This is beginning to get quite interesting. Robert Spencer's interview with Front Page Magazine is causing quite the stir among left wing sites. Both Salon and Media Matters have seized on two sentences from Spencer's interview in which he reinforced the assertion that Anthony Weiner quite possibly converted to Islam in order to marry Huma Abedin. Unlike Salon, Media Matters actually used Spencer's comments to go after National Review's Andrew McCarthy. This is likely going to escalate the story because McCarthy now has a reason to get involved.

Via Media Matters:
National Review's Andrew McCarthy has made a habit of citing anti-Muslim activist Robert Spencer as a credible authority -- plugging Spencer's book The Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion, for instance. In a recent blog post, McCarthy said that Spencer was the sort of "expert" who should testify at Rep. Peter King's hearings on the "radicalization of the Muslim-American community." McCarthy wrote: "I fear the hearings may turn into a non-event, in large part because they are not hearing from all the right witnesses -- experts like Steve Emerson and Robert Spencer. These experts have been excluded, evidently due to fear of the predictable reaction of the Muslim Brotherhood's American grievance network."

Today, FrontPage Magazine published an interview in which Spencer claims that "the most likely scenario" is that former Rep. Anthony Weiner "did convert to Islam."
As is expected, neither Salon nor Media Matters address the very simple fact that a practicing Muslim woman is forbidden from marrying a non-Muslim man. They simply cannot answer that so they do what they usually do. They smear.

And just think. It all started HERE.

Someone needs to show Media Matters this video. An Islamic scholar explains exactly why Huma Abedin would have been forbidden from marrying Weiner unless he converted. This video just in from

Video: Al Gore's Solution to Climate Change - Population Control

Well, well, well. Al Gore finally said it. The solution to man-made global warming is actually population control. It took a while but let there be no doubt. This is proof that those of us who knew the man-made global warming movement was nothing more than an attempt by far-left eco-wackos to control population are vindicated over and over and over again. In this exchange, Gore pays lip service to emissions technology, probably to offset the impact of what he said shortly thereafter; population control is the answer. He even stumbles across the true agenda of the feminist movement. The mask finally comes completely off. Well, ok, maybe it's hanging on his chin.

If the attempt at nuance you hear coming out of Gore's meat collector sounds familiar, it's the same kind that's used when these insane elitists talk about death panels. Here is the relevant excerpt via Daily Caller:
“One of the things we could do about it is to change the technologies, to put out less of this pollution, to stabilize the population, and one of the principle ways of doing that is to empower and educate girls and women,” Gore said. “You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children have, the spacing of the children.

“You have to lift child survival rates so that parents feel comfortable having small families and most important — you have to educate girls and empower women,” he said. “And that’s the most powerful leveraging factor, and when that happens, then the population begins to stabilize and societies begin to make better choices and more balanced choices.”
Seriously, this guy should have been institutionalized years ago. No, seriously.

Ruh Roh: Is Texas Headed for Another Special Session?

At the end of the Texas legislature's regular session over Memorial Day weekend, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) filibustered a school finance bill that could not be left unresolved. Governor Rick Perry had to call a Special Session, which is limited to 30 days according to the Constitution. In a special session, the Governor calls the shots; he determines what gets put on the agenda. Consequently, there are several bills on the agenda that Wendy Davis' party thought were dead. A tough immigration bill is one of them - SB 9. There are others, including SB 8, which is roiling teachers.

However, with just about one week left in the special session, there seems to be quite the bottleneck involving several bills, several of which are similar to the one Davis filibustered in that they cannot be left unresolved. Texas is now looking at the possibility of another special session if these bills don't get passed.

Via Texas Tribune:
With the special session constitutionally limited to 30 days, lawmakers have just a week left to resolve the bills on the call — and a lot of loose ends to wrap up.

Gov. Rick Perry has sole discretion over the special session agenda — and he's put a variety of topics on it, from sanctuary cities and health reform to, as late as this week, an anti-groping bill aimed at the Transportation Security Administration.

So far, legislators have produced a mixed bag of results. Three weeks in, some bills are headed to the governor's desk. Others have only cleared one chamber. A few are headed to conference committee, where lawmakers will negotiate the differences. And one major unresolved bill threatens to push the House and Senate into yet another special session.
The Sanctuary Cities bill is huge for Texas. It's basically another way to implement the law passed in Arizona last year with less legal exposure. It was all but dead before Wendy Davis shot her party in the foot. Odds of passage are very good at this point. Texas Tribune has an excellent and detailed rundown of all the bills being debated in this special session. The lengthy list is what has people wondering about another special session.

HERE is the rundown.

Robert Spencer: Anthony Weiner Likely Converted to Islam

FrontPage Magazine interviewed Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer about the percolating controversy over Huma Abedin's familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the narratives of the critics has been that such a scenario is the stuff of conspiracy theories. Is it conspiracy theory when three experts on Islam concur that there is strong evidence that Anthony Weiner converted to Islam so he could marry Abedin? The case is further bolstered by the fact that Huma's mother is beyond fundamentalist; she's a card carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Spencer gave an interview to FPM's Jamie Glazov in which he said the following:
Jamie, Islamic law prohibits a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man. A Muslim man may marry a non-Muslim woman, but not the other way around. This is yet another manifestation of Islamic supremacism: the idea is that a wife will become a member of her husband’s household, and the children will follow the religion of the father. Thus, Muslim men marrying non-Muslim women ultimately enriches the Islamic community, while the non-Muslim community must forever be made to diminish.

Consequently, when a non-Muslim man begins a relationship with an observant Muslim woman, he is usually pressured to convert to Islam, and such conversion is made a condition of the marriage. Of course, laws are often honored in the breach, and this is not always true. So while we know that Huma Abedin’s parents were devout and observant Muslims — indeed, her father was an imam — we don’t know what exactly is going on with her marriage to Anthony Weiner.

Certainly the most likely scenario is that Weiner did convert to Islam, as Abedin’s mother, a professor in Saudi Arabia, would almost certainly have insisted that he do so. Weiner has made no public statement of this conversion, but since it would almost certainly have cost him politically if he had announced it, this silence is not any indication that he didn’t actually convert.
This is a huge rebuke to anyone who refers to those who make such a claim as being conspiratorial.

Spencer is not alone. Islamic expert Daniel Pipes also seems to concur that the marriage between Huma and Weiner is worth examining:
June 9, 2011 update: Speaking of non-Muslim men prominent in American politics who marry Muslim women, did Anthony Weiner, born Jewish, convert to Islam to marry Huma Abedin, a Muslim of South Asian origins? According to one account, he has accommodated his pious wife by "giving up drinking and even occasionally fasting in Ramadan." Ben Barrack marshalls evidence to suggest that he did at "Did Weiner Secretly Convert to Islam to Marry a Muslim?"
Regardless of how crazy such a possibility sounds, it's time for critics to look at facts and defer to experts before dismissing this.

Read Spencer's full Interview HERE.
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