7. The Muslim Brotherhood was helped in its efforts to achieve information dominance over the George W. Bush administration, thanks to collaboration between a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Abdurahman Alamoudi, and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.I think in technical terms Gaffney's evidence can be summarized as "booga booga booga," which is quite possibly the best evidence any conspiracy theorist can rely on. Statistically speaking, we're at a three-booga level of certainty here, people.
8. In addition to al Qaeda financier Alamoudi, Norquist helped mainstream in the Bush campaign and/or administration five other Muslims with extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. [...]
Jonathan Kay notes the past history between the two:
In short order, [Gaffney] developed an elaborate theory that Norquist was involved in a "trifecta" power play involving a conservative group called the Islamic Free Market Institute, Karl Rove's desire to open up a new GOP constituency, and Norquist's own fund-raising imperatives. At first, Gaffney suspects, Norquist's motives were cynical. But then, over time, he began to drink the Islamist kool-aid.Now that's a conspiracy theory! Do you think Michele Bachmann will get right on that? Will she demand we call Norquist in to explore his super-secret Muslim ties? Will Michele Bachman write stern letters demanding we investigate people in government who are associated with Norquist?
When I asked Gaffney whether he thought Norquist (who, in real life, is a Methodist) was a "closet Muslim," he thought for a moment, and replied: "I don't know ... But I have had Muslim people tell me that when they see [Norquist] in a Muslim-only setting, he acts like a Muslim. He is married to a Muslim woman."
That would be especially fun. As Kay notes:
[T]here is an amusing irony at play here. Norquist is not just any conservative activist: his Taxpayer Protection Pledge has been signed by 95 percent of Republican congressmen (as well as Mitt Romney)—including every one of the five members of Congress who put their name on the Abedin letter.Yeah, oops.