Grover Norquist, Who has Ties to Actual Terrorists, Calls Tea Party “Terrorists”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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It’s funny how Grover Norquist and his employees and the left are on the same page despite their supposed commitment to tax reform.

In an email reviewed by The Daily Beast and dated October 17, Ryan Ellis, the director of tax policy for Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, declared, “the Repeal Coalition was hijacked by Defund terrorists. They flew the plane in a new direction and assured us that x, y, and z would follow. Not only did they not follow, but in fact a, b, and c happened.”

When more liberal voices, such as Chris Matthews and Al Gore, have compared Cruz and his cohorts to terrorists, they’ve come under attack from conservatives.

Speaking of terrorists, there’s Grover Norquist. Who is in bed with actual terrorists, not metaphorical terrorists.

In 1998, Abdurahman Alamoudi, a self-described “supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah,” took an interest in Norquist, whom he knew to be one of the Republican Party’s most influential networkers.

The Treasury Department later identified Alamoudi as one of Al-Qaeda’s top North American fundraisers.

One of the organizations that Alamoudi funded was Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute, which was also funded by the Saudis and the governments of Qatar and Kuwait.

Alamoudi even spoke at an anti-Israel hatefest in October 2000 co-sponsored and promoted by Norquist’s Islamic Institute, where Alamoudi led the crowd gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House making his support for terrorists crystal clear, saying:

“I have been labeled by the media in New York to be a supporter of Hamas,” Alamoudi told a crowd of about 3,000 people in Washington’s Lafayette Park on Saturday who were protesting U.S. Mideast policies. “Anybody support Hamas here?” Alamoudi asked three times, as the crowd roared its approval.

“Hear that, Bill Clinton?” he continued. “We are all supporters of Hamas. I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah.”

And yet Norquist continued to push Alamoudi, even arranging for the Al-Qaeda financier (who was funneling money for Osama bin Laden since as early as 1993) to appear with President Bush just days after the 9/11 attacks.

It’s like Grover Norquist is a terrorist who hijacked tax policy… to promote actual terrorism. But don’t worry. Americans for Tax Reform and Ryan Ellis are laser focused on the issues that really matter.

ATR Supports Tax Equity for Cannabis Dispensary Employers

Due to a quirk in tax law, legal cannabis dispensary businesses cannot deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses like any other business can. Unlike any other business type in the country, these firms and these firms alone are not free to deduct “ordinary and necessary” business expenses like wages, equipment, and rent.  H.R. 2240 fixes this quirk of tax law and restores fairness for these employers.

ATR today released a study explaining this issue and the policy solution for it.  ATR also sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging co-sponsorship of H.R. 2240.

I can’t wait till Ellis and ATR compare the Tea Party to drug dealers.

  • A Z

    It is time for conservatives, libertarians or whatever you call yourself to distance themselves from Grover Norquist.

    An interview of Grover about tax policy on Fox News is not worth watching. We can get the same views elsewhere without the baggage.

  • Seek

    “JIhad” Grover Norquist for more than a decade has been one of the worst terror enablers in this country. Over a dozen years ago he wrote an article for the June 2001 edition of The American Spectator in which he attributed Bush’s presidential election victory to…the Islamic vote. That’s right. Muslims provided the margin of victory for Bush. And to ensure a permanent Republican majority, he added, we need to dramatically boost Islamic immigration to this country. Three months after Grover’s piece appeared, we saw the wisdom of such advocacy.

    • Silver Garcia

      What you say is very true. Title of article: Muslims deliver for the GOP

      http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmSpectator-2001jun-00018

      I see Grover the garbage creature as a more gentler yet as sneaky version of British George Galloway. Although not in the House, he is very close to it and influential.

      • Anonymous

        Galloway has been married to 3 or 4 Muslims women. He consumes them like candy.

        To import Islam rather than show what the west was and by our example have Muslim emulate it, we will lose gains ror women.

        There are powerful women in the Muslim world as leftists will argue. they are all connected to some clan or family. They could never be strong on their own or strike out on their own.

        • DB1954

          Maybe not, but the jihadists of the Muslim Brotherhood have no problem using women like Huma Abedin as moles, plants, and spies in western governments. The MB ushered Abedin into Democratic Party political circles, and It was Hillary Clinton who introduced Abedin to Weiner. Abedin married Anthony Weiner in order to cement her reputation as “trustworthy.” John McCain bought into that fiction because he’s a senile old fool, who trusts Democrats in questions of national security. Norquist probably knew about Abedin all along.

      • DB1954

        Galloway should be hanged as a traitor to Britain. Sadly, that will never happen, since the Muslims have all but taken over Britain. It’s now common knowledge that the British security agencies are shot through with jihadists.

  • JacksonPearson

    Grover Norquist is married to a Muslim. He’s a water-boy for Allah!

    • defcon 4

      He could just as easily be a card carrying member of the RoP.

  • Jakareh

    Any man married to a practicing Muslima should logically and fairly be assumed to be a Muslim because the Shariah forbids a Muslim woman from marrying a kafir. That goes for Grover Norquist, Anthony Weiner, and all others in the same situation.

  • Republican

    Grover Norquist is married to a Muslim ans he shills for Islam

    I am married to a Chinese woman. I do not shill for the Chinese Communist Party.

    EFF Grover. He does not have good morals.

  • DB1954

    I’ve been suspicious of Norquist since I first heard of him. He seems to think that he alone speaks for all conservatives. He doesn’t.

  • herb benty

    Infiltrating the “Republican” Party was highly desireable for Islam, which gave them control of both parties and power over Jews and Christians. “Tax policy” was a very good front. Grover, Groooover…..we see you.

  • truebearing

    Might I suggest we piss on Grover Norquist….metaphorically, of course.

    • Mark

      Norquist has done more for conservatism than his critics would do in a thousand lifetimes. His tax pledge carries weight and has been adhered to. And if people do get out of line they get primaried.

      I don’t like Norquist’s tone with Cruz. But I will say that people like David Horowitz have no room to criticize.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Islam is a religion of peace? What do you say?

  • PDR

    Daniel Greenfield would not know a “Fifth Column” if he walked straight into one in a darkened hallway after an all-night bender and ended up with a black eye. This kind of nonsense is not only tiresome, it distracts from the real fight against the real terrorists.

  • Eugene Patrick Devany

    Norquest has done more harm to the U.S. economy than any terrorist. His no tax position has resulted in deficits while protecting $1,3 trillion in tax expenditures for the wealthy. This redistribution has robed the poor and middle class of wealth and made the country insecure.

  • Porkys2istan

    Why is this a surprise to any of you Conservatives? Norquist once said he wanted to, “make government so small that it could be drowned in a bathtub”. I’m sure Al-Qaeda would like it to be that small as well.

    Norquist is right about one thing. To the hundreds of thousands of people who are unemployed right now because of the .6% hit to GDP courtesy of Ted Cruz, the ‘terrorists’ don’t look like Al-Qaeda but rather Teapublicans. :P

    • Mark

      How many people are unemployed because the left insists on regulations that discourage hiring like: Obamacare, minimum wage laws, equal pay laws, the ease of lawsuits, etc. The left won’t even let consenting people work in unpaid internships.

      GDP only measures spending. GDP might drop slightly because government workers were out of work for a few weeks, but so what? You miss where that money comes from. That is spending that is debt financed and debt has to be serviced with taxes. Government spending might boost short term spending numbers, but it is at the expense of long term growth.

  • sengssk

    This just shows that Norquist is a full-service lobbyist. Need to pressure Congress on passing SOPA? Call Norquist. Need a some Holy Rollers to make phone calls and scuttle the competition’s rival casino? Norquist is down with Ralph “Praise the Lord” Reed. Need to make sure your ethanol subsidies keep coming? If your check clears, you’ve got a front row ticket to ATR’s Wednesday meeting. Full disclosure: Fellow NRA members should vote this toxic fat f**k off the board. He’s one whistleblower away from going down in flames and I don’t want his collateral s**t hitting us.