David Horowitz stands at the CPAC podium and warns of the dangers within it’s own ranks. The American Conservative Union (ACU) is the CPAC organizer. As such, they have allowed Suhail Kahn to sit on their executive board. Accordingly, staunch Republicans decided to skip CPAC this year: Senator Jim DeMint, Frank Gaffney, Jr., and the Heritage Foundation among them. So who is Suhail Kahn? The first thing to understand is Kahn’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood, in the spotlight for their possible rise to power, and if not “power,” then a rise to considerable influence in Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood has been wildly successful in its plan to become part of America’s civil culture and to infiltrate the institutions of America’s civil government, including the White House and both political parties, and the conservative movement as well. ~ David Horowitz, FrontPageMag and NewsRealBlog
As a part of the Bush 43 administration and continuing through today, Suhail Kahn has managed to enter and be accepted in conservative circles. From FrontPageMag 1-20-11:
He’s briefed GOP leadership staff on various issues and has now cozied up to some of House Speaker John Boehner’s people. He’s even gained the trust of key staffers running the Republican Study Committee, the caucus for conservatives in the House…
Before 9/11, as White House gatekeeper to the Muslim community, he helped facilitate a White House meeting with Sami al-Arian, even though al-Arian had been under FBI investigation (al-Arian subsequently served time for terrorism and remains under house arrest for refusing to testify in a related terror case). As a Hill staffer in the mid-1990s, moreover, Mr. Khan convinced then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to reserve a room in the Capitol for Muslims to pray. Consequently, according to Fox News, a parade of extremists — including cleric Anwar Awlaki, who the U.S. government now hopes to assassinate for his terrorist work for al-Qaida — led prayers and spoke there
[CPAC] They are of the opinion that Suhail’s public appearances with Alamoudi and the Muslim Brotherhood fronts took place a decade ago, and that he doesn’t promote violent agendas…
As for the question of whether Suhail Khan believes now what he openly said then, my answer is this. When an honest person has been a member of a destructive movement and leaves it, he will feel compelled to repudiate it publicly and to warn others of the dangers it poses. This is a sure test of whether someone has left the Muslim Brotherhood or not.
Horowitz urges us to become familiar with the “nature” of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “network” it has spawned, and to actively work to stop it’s spread within the conservative movement.
David Horowitz – CPAC 2012 Speech (video)