8. Frank Gaffney (Center for Security Policy)

Name: Frank Gaffney

Organization:

  • Center for Security Policy (Founder)

Famous Bigot Quotes:

  • In 2010, Frank Gaffney went to Tennesse and said: “I’m here to warn this community of the seditious acts of Sharia Law.In a local Tennesee court, Gaffney testified regarding the Murfessburo mosque: “I have not determined this is happening here, but that it is present in mosques like this.”
  • “I don’t hold myself out as an expert on Sharia Law…but I have talked a lot about that as a threat” (Christian Grantham, “Murfressburo mosque opponents appear in Chancery court”)
  • “most of the Muslim-American organizations of any prominence in America are now known to be, as a matter of fact, hostile to the United States and its Constitution”
  • In December 2010, Gaffney said on Fox News’ the O’Reilly Factor that the Park51 community center is a “mosque that is used to promote a seditious program, which is what Sharia is . . . that is not a protected religious practice, that is in fact sedition.”

Bigot Resume:

  • Norwegian terrorist, Anders Breivik cited Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy seven times in his 1,500 page anti-Islam manifesto
  • Testified against the construction of the Murfreesburo, TN mosque and testified that 80 percent of mosques in America are finance by allies of the Muslim Brotherhood (which was later debunked by academic experts)
  • His think tank released a 2010 report called “Shariah: The Threat to America” which reframed Sharia, or Islamic religious law follow by any practicing Muslim, as a “totalitarian ideology” and “legal-political-military doctrine.” (William G. “Jerry” Boykins and others “Sharia: The Threat to America”)
  • Still believes President Obama is a Muslim
  • Believes every practicing Muslim practices “taqiyya”, which the Center of Security Policy incorrectly defines as religiously mandated lying (Fear Inc., P. 34)
  • Believes the conservative movement has been infiltrated by Islamists
  • Has unhealthy obsession with Suhail Khan, a Muslim American former senior political appointee in the Bush Administration
  • Accused U.S. Army General David Petraeus of submitting to Sharia law because he strongly condemned the Quran burnings by Pastor Terry Jones
  • Believes that Islamists have infiltrated the Obama administration as well because the U.S. Missile Defense logo “appears ominously to reflect a morphin of the Islamic crescent and star with the Obama campaign logo”
    • Missile Defense Agency spokesman Rick Lehne told Washington Post in response: “This was the logo that was developed three years ago for our recruiting materials and our public web site. It did not replaceour official MDA logo, and of course it has no ties to any political campaign. It was done one year before the 2008 elections. So the whole thing is pretty ridiculous
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