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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Frank Gaffney Advising Donald Trump

Yes, Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy.

Posted on YouTube in 2011:

Now, here we are with Donald J. Trump as the President Elect. Unlike Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Trump is not an Islamophile.

From the World Bulletin, dated November 15, 2016 (hat tip to Mullah Lodabullah of Iron Burka):
Frank Gaffney, Islamophobic ringleader joins Trump team

Gaffney, once described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “one of America’s most notorious Islamophobes,” heads the Center for Security Policy - considered to be a think tank of sorts, well known for promoting conspiratorial theories about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the U.S. government at high levels and the Sharia system replacing American democracy....
Read the rest HERE.

Islamophiles are having a meltdown.  They know that their power and influence are slipping away.

The Tweet below sent out by a political writer at Slate:

No way would this move toward anti-shari'a have happened had anyone other than Trump been elected.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be still my heart! Alka seltzer couldn't settle a nervous stomach as solidly as this most welcome news!
I'd be elated if Trump's team would include Robert Spencer, Hugh Fitzgerald, Raymond Ibrahim, Dr. Bill Warner, Claire Lopez, and of course...oh please, dear Lord, include the great Stephen Coughlin.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While AOW needs Alka Seltzer I need a drink. I have read Gaffney's work and he is not a deep thinker. Just my belief.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:20:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Yeah, I'm not a fan of Gaffney either.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:37:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

That being said, he's a lot better than Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, and Huma Abedin.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:40:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I'm no Gaffney fan.

But, as Pasto mentioned, he is preferable to many of Obama's advisors.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite. Why is Gaffney considered less than desirable as an advisor to Trump? I've followed him for years via the Center for Security Policy for years and I don't recall any event which would account for hesitation from this and other sites?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donald Trump considering appointing anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Clare Lopez as deputy security adviser


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:37:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

My personal reason is because Christine Brim was Gaffney's CSP VP. In my opinion, Christine Brim is a nut. The fact that Gaffney hired someone like her does not speak well for him.

It is not that Gaffney does not present accurate facts, or useful analysis. It's simply that, if we want Trump to succeed, we would hope that he is backed up by stable people.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:51:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I have a question:

How is Robert Spencer related to Gaffney?

I don't think he is.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:52:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

By the way, you wouldn't want ME in Trump's cabinet either.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump's win is an absolute godsend for the SPLC. That organization is basically five people who specialize in frightening fundraising letters targeted to gullible folks who are easily convinced that Republicans and their allies are surreptitiously constructing concentration camps for "Jews and other undesirables."

These five folks pay themselves very handsomely from their haul of donations. They produce no useful product except for reports on "hate groups" that are essentially excerpts of their fundraising appeals.

Since they are natural allies of the political left they are regarded as experts and sages in the field, quoted regularly on mainstream media outlets. In reality they are just making the shit up as they go along.

Trump will very good for business.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:35:00 pm  
Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

I will take the bait too - but let me first note that if I remember correctly, Clare Lopez had a bit of a run in with AOW in "my boobs are bigger than your boobs" fashion. Wasn't that Clare, AOW?

Gaffney? He is a lightweight regarding his understanding of geopolitical Islam. That is just my view and I am a bit queasy that these are the people who will turn a firehouse on Muslims in America for what is a manageable grease fire in the kitchen.

I support extreme vetting. I support telling Muslims who are lawsuit happy to take a hike. I support smacking down jihadi wannabees and dismantling organizations which fundamentally wish to alter our American experience by veiling our liberty-loving ways.

What I do not support is creating a vigilante society where it is every dog to the street.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:55:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

How is Robert Spencer related to Gaffney?

I know of no connection.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:43:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I met Clare Lopez at a lecture given by Dr. Tawfik Hamid. While I was trying to speak privately with Dr. Hamid, she grilled me and at one point stated with a sneer, "I've never heard of you."

When I mentioned that I knew Joe Kaufman and a few others who are opposed to Islamification, she was disbelieving. Her attitude was one of "If I've never heard of you, you couldn't possibly have a place or a voice in the 'counter-jihad.'"

The woman may be an expert, but she is arrogant beyond belief.

As for Gaffney, he is quite knowledgeable about the Muslim infiltration of our government -- particularly the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration and promotion of shari'a law.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:50:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AlwaysonWatch, I've read about other counter-jihad bloggers being rubbed the wrong way by Lopez in the past. As I contemplated this discussion over these past days, I wonder if Asbergers Syndrome is at play. I have a highly skilled tech relative with Asbergers and he is very difficult to be around for extended periods in social settings. In professional circles he excels so long as focus remains business related.
Anyway, reading these comments it's become clear that the issue isn't about Gaffney as much as it is about Christine and Claire's association with him. I haven't personally met any of them but I can tell you that I read and watch Claire's material and find most, if not all, sound. On the other hand, I, too, skip Christine's material - though I cannot say if I've ever analyzed why I've uniformly opted to scroll passed her work.
In my initial comment to this thread I mentioned Robert Spencer in the list of counter-jihad analysts I trust. Mentioning Spencer wasn't intended to draw a connection to Frank Gaffney other than to include him as one of several individuals who provide sound material related to Islam...and each, in their own right, would prove be an advisory asset in a Trump administration.
As Pasto stated above...with what we've suffered through these past several Islamophilic years, these suggestions will bring much needed sanity to our next administration. - HRW

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:25:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GatestoneInstitute: European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims
According the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) -- part of the Council of Europe -- the British press is to blame for increasing hate speech and racist violence. On October 4, 2016, the ECRI released a report dedicated only to Britain. The report said:

some traditional media, particularly tabloids... are responsible for most of the offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology. The Sun, for instance, published an article in April 2015 entitled "Rescue boats? I'd use gunships to stop migrants", in which the columnist likened migrants to "cockroaches"...

The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such as its front page of 23 November 2015 which read "1 in 5 Brit Muslims' sympathy for jihadis", along with a picture of a masked terrorist wielding a knife...

The ECRI report establishes a direct causal link between some tough headlines in British tabloids and the security of the Muslims in the UK. In other words, the British press is allegedly inciting readers to commit "Islamophobic" acts against Muslims.

ECRI considers that, in light of the fact that Muslims are increasingly under the spotlight as a result of recent ISIS-related terrorist acts around the world, fueling prejudice against Muslims shows a reckless disregard, not only for the dignity of the great majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom, but also for their safety.

Friday, November 18, 2016 12:52:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Hello, friend!

I've read about other counter-jihad bloggers being rubbed the wrong way by Lopez in the past.

Good to know.

At one point that day (I was determined to have some time with a reform Muslim so that I could assess for myself what such reform Muslims are like), she said to me, "I've never heard of you."

I fired right back, "Well, I haven't heard of you, either."

I'm sure that she didn't like my unwillingness to step aside for an expert -- never mind that I'm a lowly blogger in her eyes. Oh, well.

Dr. Tawfik Hamid heard the entire exchange and smiled.

He then granted me an on-the-spot interview (which consisted largely of his asking me certain questions about Christianity). Ms. Lopez remained silent while he and I talked. I think that she was seething, and my take at the time was that she was angry about my taking attention away from her; she seemed to want to monopolize all the available time with Dr. Hamid

Dr. Hamid joined WC and me for an interview a few hours later; the Ethics and Public Policy Center gave me a room so that both Dr. Hamid and I could phone in to the show.

Out of courtesy, I also interviewed Ms. Lopez during the second half of the show. Before we went on the air, I asked her to respect my anonymity; she agreed to do so. Then, as soon as she was on the air, she deliberately revealed my real name. That did it for me! She's on my shit list.

I have subsequently learned that Clare Lopez is an expert in her field (especially, Iran). But she got on my bad side and, as my grandmother used to say "showed her tail," and I'll never forget her attitude, which went well beyond anything I've see from an Aspie.

I imagine that she doesn't remember anything about the episode. After all, I'm inconsequential in her eyes.

Friday, November 18, 2016 1:06:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

BTW, I've completely opposite experiences with Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller. In fact, I was stunned to learn in 2006 that both of them knew of my blog. Once I learned to check my site meter, I found out why.

People ensconced in think tanks -- and Ms. Lopez is part of a think tank (as are many former members of GWB's administration, BTW) -- wall themselves off from anyone who is not a member of their particular elite group.

Yes, think tanks have an appropriate role. But they also promote closed thinking.

Friday, November 18, 2016 1:10:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller are open-minded people. As long as they perceive you to be on their team, they are friendly.

Friday, November 18, 2016 3:19:00 pm  

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