Conservatives were outraged last year when several Muslim-American groups launched an umbrella organization with the mission of “coordinating the efforts of Muslim organizations” and “bridging the gap between national and local leaderships.”
John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent who has a long history of peddling conspiracy theories, including claims that CIA director John Brennan and President Obama are secret Muslims and that Tennessee is falling under Sharia law, joined the American Family Association’s Sand Rios yesterday to attack the group, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, for organizing a National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Guandolo said that the activists involved are “terrorists” who should have been arrested by the police.
“They’re Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas organizations, why are they being allowed up on Capitol Hill,” he said. “Where is the Capitol Police? Where is the FBI? I encourage all of your listeners to call DHS. You know, DHS has a ‘see something, say something’ program where you can go online or you can call them, I’d call them and say, ‘There are terrorists up on Capitol Hill today and I’d like to know what you are doing about it.’”
Rios directed her indignation at Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist who some on the far right believe is a Muslim Brotherhood agent, and GOP strategist Karl Rove: “We are weak and it started under President Bush. What’s the matter — President Bush, why did you do this? Why did you listen to people like Grover Norquist and Karl Rove, who allowed the worst kind of Islamists to come into your office and mislead you and set us on a trajectory that I’m not sure we can recover from?”