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Will Someone Please Educate These Republican Bigots
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, August 14, 2012
The many-headed Hydra
In ancient Greek mythology, the Hydra had
the body of a serpent and from five to nine heads. If a head was severed,
another would grow in its place.
The stench from the breath of the
original Hydra was enough to kill man or beast (in other versions it was
deadly venom). The stench from the heads of five members of the US congress
is just as strong.
Members of Congress Michele Bachmann, Trent
Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland, all Christians,
were presumably taught to practice brotherly love. Nothing in
Christian lore says brotherly love is reserved only for other Christians.
Yet these five members of the US Congress wrote a letter castigating a
highly respected member of the State Department because she is Muslim.
They alleged that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, is part of a Muslim Brotherhood campaign to infiltrate the American
The actions of these Christians equal a deliberate
breach of faith, calculated violation of trust, and treachery.
Five Members of Congress, who all have important positions in the House of
Representatives, also called for an investigation of the infiltration and
influence on government agencies by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Michele Bachman is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and
Chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus; Rep. Trent Franks is Chairman of
the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and a member of the
House Armed Services Committee; Rep. Louie Gohmert is Vice Chairman of the
House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland
Security; Rep. Tom Rooney is Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House
Armed Services Committee; and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is Chairman of the
House Intelligence Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee.
addressed their letters to the Inspectors General of the Office of the
Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defence, the Department
of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State.
The letters sought answers about the U.S. government’s involvement
with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that they claimed calls for
They explained that the U.S. government in
federal court has established that the group’s mission in the U.S. as
"destroying the Western civilization from within."
They requested a
formal investigation or evaluation of the extent to which Muslim
Brotherhood-tied individuals or entities are involved.
security of our country depends on getting straight answers from the
Inspectors General to the questions we posed in these letters," complained
She added, "The Muslim Brotherhood is not shy about their
call for jihad against the United States. We seek answers through these
letters because we will not tolerate this group and its affiliates holding
positions of power in our government or influencing our nation’s leaders."
Gohmert said, "Evidence indicates that this administration
continues to bow before groups associated with the goal of ‘destroying
Western civilization from within,’ and about whom the 5th Circuit Court of
Appeals has found that there is plenty of evidence indicating that they
These five-headed Hydra not only shares a stench
from the pretence of being principled Christians; they are propagating a
hate crime against Muslims.
Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate
for the presidency, refused to speak out against these extremists. Romney’s
Islamophobic foreign policy adviser John Bolton, however, defended
Bachmann’s call for the government to investigate the alleged Muslim
As one commentator said, “Tell Speaker Boehner to
remove Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee before her reckless
politics damages our national security.”
Will someone please
educate these bigots about Islam?