By Con George-Kotzabasis
A short reply to Steve Clemons of The Washington Note See under the title Bing West
Posted by Steve Clemons, Feb 23 2011, 11:07PM – Link
WigWag — You sound a bit more like Pamela Geller today than you normally do. I know and very much respect Suhail Khan. I hope you take time to read many other things he has written and spoken about and try to keep an open mind to people’s full records. I absolutely support Muslims serving in government and while I myself prefer those who are secularly devoted, (M.E.) we have plenty of Christians who in their own way are far more serious (and disconcerting) in their avowed testaments of faith than what you just posted on Khan.
So, I strongly reject your depiction of him — and yes, I respect Grover Norquist for challenging the bigotry in his own party when it comes to Muslims. I believe that Obama was right that we need to support and embrace in positions of responsibility in our society many more Muslim Americans.
It is obvious that for Clemons it is not enough to have Muslims as fifth columnists in the great American society, he wants them also to be in government. Clemons has irretrievably lost all sense, if he ever had it, of strategic thinking. Just imagine, Obama having Muslims in his administration while U.S. military forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and al Qaeda and its multiple affiliates on a global scale. It would be like having a sisterhood of gays fighting another sisterhood of gays. And what is laughable in his proposition is that he lets his guard down even to his own advice, when he says that he “prefers those who are secularly devoted.”