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Salon: Conservative Civil War over Norquist Islamist Accusations

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From Salon.com’s Luke Brinker:

Facing re-election to the National Rifle Association’s board of directors, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is mounting a vigorous fightback against conspiracy theories linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood, writing in a letter to fellow board members that he’s the victim of a smear campaign by anti-Islam activist Frank Gaffney, with whom he has been embroiled in a long-running feud.

In the letter, obtained by the conservative website Breitbart News, Norquist calls the Center for Security Policy president and Reagan-era Defense Department official a “stalker” who “spins conspiracy theories” that Norquist is gay, a Muslim, and responsible for the Bush administration’s foreign policy blunders. “For the record, No. No. and No,” Norquist responded. “One of his staffers told me I was part of the Russian Jewish Mafia. (Also no, but I think that would pay better.)”

Referring to a recent report by conservative journalist Lee Stranahan, who criticized Norquist family members’ pro-Palestinian activism and highlighted questionable financiers of Norquist’s Islamic Free Market Institute, the Americans for Tax Reform founder wrote that Gaffney allies’ campaign against him had “risen to a new level.” Norquist noted that the American Conservative Union’s board has unanimously condemned Gaffney’s charges of his Islamist ties as “reprehensible” and “unfounded.”

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