Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:57Written by Evan Gahr
Glenn Greenwald, the hard-left activist who fancies himself a journalist, is scheduled to speaknext month before a terrorist-friendly agitprop group that masquerades as a Muslim civil rightsorganization.In a big propaganda coup that will allow the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) toachieve even more m
ainstream credibility, Greenwald will keynote the November 16 “Faith inFreedom” banquet of CAIR‟s Greater Los Angeles chapter.
It is more than a bit ironic that Greenwald, who considers himself the most passionate defender of American freedoms since Thomas Jefferson, would speak at a CAIR conference.CAIR has considerably impeded free expression in this country by helping to cast anyone whotalks honestly about the distinctly Islamic nature of terrorism as a bigot. It has thus weakened thewill of Americans to fight terrorism by helping to obscure its Muslim face.CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism funding case,flourishes because virtually all
mainstream journalists omit damaging information about CAIR from their articles that quote the
organization‟s fanciful claims about rampant anti
-Muslim bias in this country.And Greenwald, who has headlined at least two other CAIR events, has proven himself to be one
of CAIR‟s most useful of useful idiots in the media.
Greenwald‟s appearance at the dinner next month is certain to attract massive media coverage,
which will allow CAIR to further pretend it is devoted to defending civil liberties from anoppressive government.Greenwald will share the podium with Imam Siraj Wahhaj
, who was on the government‟s list
an outspoken critic of the left‟s infatuation with Islamofascism and
author of a new memoir,
An American Bride in Kabul
, about her own harrowing encounter with
Islam, says that Greenwald‟s
indulgence of CAIR makes a certain amount of perverse sense.
“Many Leftists share the false belief that „Islamophobia‟ exists, (it does not), and that Islam isbeing persecuted in America (it is not). Perhaps Mr. Greenwald is among them.”
st dalliance with CAIR shows just how morally obtuse and oblivious he is to thetrue threats to American freedom. Yes, there is room for serious debate about whether the National Security Agency surveillanceprograms that Greenwald exposed are justifiable and effective.But much of the reaction to the disclosures, particularly the decidedly curious notion that the NSAis the linchpin of creeping American fascism, has run the gamut from misguided to paranoid.
To use an expression of the late New York Post editorial page editor Eric Breindel, “little steps for little feet:” nobody at the National Security Agency really cares whether anyone is cheating on his
wife.They are looking for terrorists, not adulterers.Nothing the NSA could even conceivably do with its expansive powers
and thus far Greenwaldhas not presented any evidence of serious abuses
poses the kind of threat to America thatIslamic terrorism does.