More debatable, in any event, was the allegation, aired this earlier week on WorldNetDaily, that CPAC has “come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is working to bring America under Saudi-style Shariah law,” in the person of a former Bush administration official, Suhail Khan, who leads a group called Muslims for America.
Former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney, who levied the charge, didn’t respond to a call for comment.
So now one segment of the far-right is accusing another segment of the far-right of trying to bring Sharia law to America? Obviously this is a laughable accusation but I really hope this is just rhetoric. Unfortunately it is of the much-beloved race-based conspiracy theory genre and that fact makes me think that Frank Gaffney might actually believe this.