Vermont Democrats have something else to celebrate besides the creation and failure of the first statewide socialized medicine system in America. Recovering from that glorious triumph, Vermont Democrats have elected their first Muslim state party chairman.
The lucky fellow is Faisal Gill who called his victory a rebuke of President Trump. “To have a Muslim and immigrant to be the state party chair sends a really strong message to Trump and his type of politics that this is not where the country is at.”
Gill’s election doesn’t send much of a message about where America is at. But it certainly sends a message about where the Democrats are at.
Back when Gill was playing a Republican, courtesy of Grover Norquist, left-wing media outlets like Salon were willing to report on his troubling Islamist ties. But Faisal Gill has been reborn as a supporter of Bernie Sanders and Keith Ellison. The left has become a warm and moist safe space for Islamists. The Salon article which Gill blamed for many of his problems would be nearly inconceivable today. Could anyone really imagine a leftist publication today describing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror nexus?
But did Faisal Gill really go from Norquist Republican to Sanders Democrat? Did he shift from believing in free enterprise to embracing Socialism? Or did Gill always hold to an overriding ideology in whose shadow the distinction between Capitalism and Socialism becomes pointless infidel quibbling?
When revelations first emerged that Faisal Gill had been under FBI surveillance, he blamed Islamophobia. When Snowden’s enemy espionage operation exposed national security documents which were published by left-wing terror apologist Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept, a site whose former writer is now charged with some of the terroristic bomb threats aimed at Jewish centers, Gill’s email appeared on a list of alleged terrorist suspects and supporters, including Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki.
Faisal Gill had neglected to mention that he had worked for the American Muslim Council. The AMC was another front for the Muslim Brotherhood. Its founder, Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, was sent to prison due to an investigation into his involvement in a terrorism plot. Al-Amoudi had been both blatant in expressing his support for terrorism, particularly Hamas, and the need to conceal it.
The policy director for the intelligence division at the Department of Homeland Security had worked for an organization with terror ties. And he had failed to disclose his linkages to that organization.
Despite that, Faisal Gill forged on. He tried to kick off as a career as a Republican candidate.
Gill’s Republican career faltered. But he reinvented his political identity. He moved to Vermont and began writing checks to Democrats. Over $150,000 worth. $40,000 of it has gone to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee making his eventual objective all too obvious.
And he embraced all the usual leftist causes. He pledged not to ask anyone if they’re an illegal alien and serves on the board of Justice for All which “identifies and dismantles institutionalized racism”. Meanwhile he’s been involved in the Apex Investment Group and the Gill Investment Group. Apex has offices in Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Because nothing says institutionalized racism like an actual slave state.
The former Grover Norquist man now supports taxes and entitlements. And he signs big checks.
Virginia Republicans turned Gill down despite the best efforts of the Norquist organization. But Vermont Democrats were eager to be bought. Vermont Dems have indeed sent a message. Not just to President Trump, but to America.
Read it all at Frontpage and as noted in the already linked article above:
As the author of that Salon.com article, Mary Jacoby noted at the time:
“The ties among Alamoudi, the Muslim Brotherhood and Gill help explain why officials are concerned about whether Gill was adequately vetted. These relationships are difficult to understand without immersion in the indictments, court transcripts and case exhibits; the concerned officials said they fear that busy political operatives in the administration simply do not grasp the national-security issues at stake. “There’s an overall denial in the administration that the agenda being pushed by Norquist might be a problem,” one official said. “It’s so absurd that a Grover Norquist person could even be close to something like this. That’s really what’s so insidious.”