January 25, 2010, - 3:26 pm
I’m against obnoxious, far-left U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer as much as the next person with a brain. And I hope a good, solid conservative beats her in the 2010 elections. But, with liberal, failed former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina in the lead, that person has yet to emerge big (it’s Chuck DeVore, who doesn’t have quite the money the others do). And it certainly isn’t liberal, pan-terrorist former Republican Congressman Tom Campbell. If you live in California or know those who vote there, please do everything you can to stop this man.
Jihad-enabling GOPer Tom Campbell Wants to be California’s U.S. Senator
It’s not just that Campbell was one of the most liberal Republicans in the House of Representatives. It’s much more important than that: Campbell was the Islamic terrorists’ best friend in Congress when he served. Campbell, as I’ve noted before, is a friend of convicted Islamic terrorist and Islamic Jihad founder and frontman, Sami Al-Arian. He did everything in his power to stop Al-Arian from being convicted or deported. He was also one of the most anti-Israel members of Congress and the most pan-Muslim. The alphabet soup of Muslim interest groups–CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS–all knew that Campbell was their go-to guy and even placed extremist Muslims (redundant) as staffers in his office, including the son of an Al-Qaeda fundraiser!
When [Sami] Al-Arian was fired from the University of South Florida, from which he ran his terrorist network, Campbell wrote a letter of support praising Al-Arian and asking the University president to reconsider her decision. In the letter, Campbell noted that Al-Arian helped him raise money for his failed U.S. Senate bid.
[Campbell's] donors have included Nihad Awad, executive director of the anti-Israel Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) . . . .
Other Campbell donors, besides Al-Arian, included Muthanna Al-Hanooti, an official of an Islamic charity that is a major donor to what the FBI identified as HAMAS’ Jordanian operation [DS: Since I wrote this, Al-Hanooti was indicted as a spy for Saddam Hussein]; and Tariq Hamdi, an Al-Arian associate, who was indicted last month on immigration and mortgage fraud charges and has fled the country. According to testimony in the trials of perpetrators of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, Hamdi provided the satellite phone battery to Osama Bin Laden that was instrumental in those bombings.
Another donor, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was captured on video in front of the White House announcing his support for HAMAS and Hezbollah. . . . His indictment connected him with assorted Islamic terrorist groups and activities.
Those are Campbell’s donors. Then, there are Campbell’s former employees.
Suhail Khan held several key positions for Campbell, including Press Secretary and Policy Director.
But Khan is an Islamist who invited terror supporters and anti-Semites to the Bush White House (where he once worked) and whose father brought Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri into the United States to raise money for Al-Qaeda. His father, Mahboob Khan, late founder and head of the Santa Clara Mosque, brought Zawahiri into the U.S. twice on a fake passport in the mid-’90s to raise money for Al-Qaeda. . . .
With a policy director like Suhail Khan, it’s no surprise that Campbell consistently voted against Israel while in Congress.
That’s the shortened version of what I wrote about Tom Campbell in 2005. Read the whole thing.
Sadly, five years later, Tom Campbell is still around. And he’s still around because–contrary to their claims–far too many Republicans still embrace pan-jihadists and supporters and enablers of Islamic terrorism. Campbell was even a top official in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration.
That he’s even considered a viable candidate for anything and hasn’t been ushered out of any hopes of future political office puts the lie to any claims that Republicans are tougher on terrorists and anti-Semites than Democrats. And, like I said, the Republican Jewish Coalition was all set to host Campbell at an event until I blew the whistle. The RJC has a predilection for Israel-haters and anti-Semites.
But, sadly, the Republicans do, too. And that is growing as Republicans whore themselves out to get Islamic votes. It’s happening all over the country, and it happened repeatedly, here, in Michigan, as then-Michigan Republican Party Chairman, Saul Anuzis, recruited an anti-war, Shi’te Muslim, open supporter of Hezollah (Nasser Beydoun, who now lives in the United Arab Emirates) to run for the U.S. Senate, and told me he would try to get as many pro-Hezbollah Shi’ite votes as possible and do what it takes to get them to vote Republican.
Republicans need to learn that becoming a majority party doesn’t mean you open your mythical big tent so wide that even open supporters of Islamic terrorists are acceptable and welcome. There needs to be a zero tolerance policy there. But there isn’t. Or Tom Campbell would long ago have been history.
As I wrote, in 2008, when Campbell was running for Governor (he’s since dropped out of that race to run in the U.S. Senate race):
Don’t bet on Republicans breaking a fingernail over pan-jihadism in their midst. It’s only when it’s on the other side of the aisle that they give a damn. And always bet against the empty slogans of Republicans who claim to be against terrorism, but do nothing to excommunicate–and everything to enable and promote–the pan-jihadists on their side of the aisle.
Is the GOP really the party of counterterrorism? With Tom Campbell still comfortably in its fold and boldly planning to run for Governor on the elephant party’s ticket, not really.
And, with a record like his, if I were the California Democrats and Barbara Boxer, I’d pray that Tom Campbell becomes the GOP nominee.
Don’t leave it up to the Republican Party. Do what you can to stop Tom Campbell. Tell your friends in California, and if you live there, tell everybody.
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