November 1, 2010, - 3:06 pm
When I worked on Capitol Hill during college, I knew Republican then-Congressman Joe DioGuardi, New York’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate and father of former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi. I knew him to be one of the most anti-jihadist Members of Congress. He got it on Israel, the Islamic threat, and the Middle East. (Somewhere in one of my boxes, I have photos with and a Christmas card or two from him.) But as I’ve noted on this site, a lot of former conservative Congressmen from back then–guys who used to get it–are now chasing after extremist Muslim votes and money like there’s no tomorrow. It’s distressing,
Is that the case with Joe DioGuardi? I’d like to think not. He was a good guy, back then. But my friend, conservative journalist Julia Gorin–a Russian Jewish immigrant who has done lots of excellent work on Islamic terrorism and radicalism in Eastern Europe–says that’s no longer the case. And she knows her stuff on this area like no one else. She’s definitely an expert.
In an extensive piece, she documents Joe DioGuardi and his lobbying client, the Kosovo Liberation Army, an Islamic terrorist group that is an arm of Al-Qaeda. Read the whole thing, and then tell me that Joe DioGuardi is the same guy I knew in the late ’80s. It looks like the worm has turned.
Say it ain’t so, Joe.
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