We ran this story nine years ago, but it becomes germane once again since the subject, Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, has been anointed as the vice-presidential candidate to run with Hillary Clinton.
Sadly, the Democrat Party is proving once more the saying from Proverbs: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.” And if there was ever an example of vomitus that should have long since been cleaned out by the party, it is this former governor and mediocre hack. It’s not that he’s any worse than many of the others Clinton might have chosen, but here at Gates of Vienna we take particular offense at seeing Islam-seeking candidates on a campaign ticket.
Kaine will certainly get what there is of the Muslim vote. In this country, in certain states (Michigan is one), that will be significant. Don’t forget: a candidate can win the popular vote and still lose the electoral college vote count.
To see what a sticky wicket that can be, hark back to the Bush-Gore count in Florida with all those hanging chads.
It took the Supreme Court to finally resolve that one, and conforming to pattern, President Bush used the strength of his incumbency to win a second term. As did his successor, the estimable Barack Hussein Obama.
Somehow I don’t think this choice bodes well for the Democrats. Generally speaking, when a party has been in office for eight years in the United States the electorate is ready to flip to the other side of the coin. In this case, it won’t be the usual flip, since Trump is the quintessential RINO — Republican In Name Only — and all over the map in his policies. But he’s not the faux conservative as represented by the personae of Bush and Romney. He’s a one-of-a-kind, with a magnetic personality, drawing enthusiasts and haters alike: Donald “Lightning Rod” Trump. So far, his promise to build The Wall at our southern border has electrified people who usually don’t vote. In particular he is likely to bring out the disenfranchised white men who feel powerless in this
cowardly brave new century. The ones who didn’t bother to show up at the polls for Mitt Romney are almost certain to be there for Trump, while the young black voters, so enthusiastic for Obama, are likely to ignore the familiar ol’ lady and her cracker white vice-presidential pick and take their turn staying home. We’ll see: there is money to be made getting out the black vote in the major urban centers. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, the leopard from 2007 hasn’t changed his spots. Take a look at him back then.
Note: This post originally mirrored a piece published at the CVF website back in 2007. Since the CVF site is defunct now, and the domain name has been gobbled up by spammers or pr0n people, I’ve left out the old link.
Governor Tim Kaine surrenders Virginia to Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, receives nice dinner as payment
[Originally posted at Gates of Vienna on May 23, 2007]
This last weekend, the Commonwealth of Virginia was signed over to the Muslim Brotherhood, care of the Muslim American Society (MAS). Kaine must be hoping for a VP nomination from Obama — after all, if the Democrat Party presidential ticket needs a Southerner, he’d better prove his dhimmitudiness early in the game.
He gave the keynote speech at the local Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation dinner. A real team player, he’s just following Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) game plan from her Syria visit, and Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) charm offensive with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. With very little effort, his staff could have researched the connections of the MAS to the Muslim Brotherhood and some extreme jihadist doctrine. We have to assume this is a choice, not a mistake. Good to get to know you, governor…
Here’s some background on the Muslim American Society for Virginians. We live in occupied territory in this information war, and it’s about time we began winning some of it back from the occupiers:
A Chicago Tribune (
subscription required) article describes the Muslim Brotherhood deciding to operate in the U.S. as the Muslim American Society:
Shaker Elsayed, a top MAS official, says the organization was founded by Brotherhood members but has evolved to include Muslims from various backgrounds and ideologies.
“Ikhwan [Brotherhood] members founded MAS, but MAS went way beyond that point of conception,” he says.
Way beyond indeed. The Brotherhood probably thought they wouldn’t get Virginia for another decade or two, but then they hadn’t planned on this level of help from Kaine.
A Weekly Standard article “MAS’s Muslim Brotherhood Problem,” quotes from MAS curricula. Although MAS has removed the links in that article, the same curricula are still available here at the San Diego MAS website — including as part of the Level I MAS required reading, the Muslim Brotherhood Project document, Milestones by Sayyid Qutb. Visit the link before they hide it again…Here, from the Weekly Standard article — a position that Kaine apparently has adopted as part of the 2008 Virginia Democratic Party platform:
For example, MAS requires all its adjunct members to read Fathi Yakun’s book To Be a Muslim. In that volume, Yakun spells out his expansive agenda: “Until the nations of the world have functionally Islamic governments, every individual who is careless or lazy in working for Islam is sinful.”
And also on that MAS curricula, the writings of Imam Hassan Al-Banna, who teaches the following (and yes, it will be on the final exam for All governors aiming for Democrat Party President/VP primaries, not just early adopters of salafism like Tim Kaine):
Reforming the government so that it may become a truly Islamic government, performing as a servant to the nation in the interest of the people. By Islamic government I mean a government whose officers are Muslims who perform the obligatory duties of Islam, who do not make public their disobedience, and who enforce the rules and teachings of Islam.
There is no problem if the Islamic government utilises the services of non Muslims when necessary, so long as they do not offer them positions of leadership. Islam is flexible as to shape and detailed structure of the government, but it must be in agreement with the general principles of the Islamic ruling system.
Or this letter to the Washington Post by the head of MAS, Esam Omeish, praising the Muslim Brotherhood:
The influence of Muslim Brotherhood ideas has been instrumental in defining our understanding of Islam within the American and Western context…
At least now Kaine can deliver the Red House, Virginia Jamaat ul Fuqra vote in the 2008 election.
Here’s the press release in its entirety:
Governor of Virginia Gives Keynote Speech at MAS Freedom Foundation Standing for Justice Award Dinner
WASHINGTON, DC — May 21, 2007 (MASNET) Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia gave the keynote address for the 5th Annual Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation ‘Standing for Justice Dinner’.
The governor, joined by members of his cabinet, spoke individually with Muslim community leaders during a special leadership reception. The reception was followed by the Freedom Foundation Award Dinner.
In an occasion marking the first public speech to a Muslim gathering by a Virginia governor, he acknowledged the civic work and civil rights accomplishments of the Freedom Foundation, and stressed the need for people of all faith traditions to work together to overcome intolerance and bigotry.
Imam Sheikh Rashid Lamptey of the Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) gave a powerful inspirational address that stressed civic participation as an essential dimension of the Muslim faith and our contribution to the larger society.
The 2007 MAS Freedom Foundation awards and their recipients included:
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dr. Maher Hathout, Muslim Public Affairs Council
- ahijah Abdus-Salaam
- Imam Abofazl Nahidian, Manassas Mosque
Sister Sharifa Al Khatib Award
- Maryam Funches (posthumously)
- Asma Hanif, Coordinating Council Muslim Organizations of DC/MD/VA
Human & Civil Rights Award
- Reverend Graylan Scott Hagler, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
- Dalia Hashad, Amnesty International
- Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey
Media Excellence Award
- Afaq Khiyali, Pakistan Post
- Hassanah I. Tauhidi, Inner-Attainment Television, Inc.
Labor & Justice Award
- Joslyn N. Williams, AFL-CIO
Peace & Justice Award
- Dr. Imad Damaj
- Reverend C. Douglas Smith, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
- Rabbi Arthur Waskow, The Shalom Center
The evening ended with the presentation of a free Hajj package and entertainment by Preacher Moss of the Allah Made Me Funny comedy tour.
The Freedom Foundation is the public affairs arm of the Muslim American Society (MAS), a national grassroots religious, social, and educational organization. MAS is America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization with over 50 chapters nationwide. Learn more at www.masnet.org
1050 17th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036