Hamas-linked CAIR tries to strong-arm Romney, demands he explain private meeting with pro-freedom General

This will be a test for Romney: will he kowtow to the Islamic supremacists and allow them to dictate with whom he can speak and consult? Will they succeed in intimidating him into distancing himself from General Boykin and downplaying the nature and magnitude of the threat of jihad and Islamic supremacism? Or will he tell them that he is not going to take orders from a Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood front group?

This will be a key test, indeed.

From Hamas-linked CAIR’s “American Muslim News Briefs” email:

    CAIR Asks Romney to Explain Meeting with Infamous ‘Islamophobe.’ Muslim rights group questions why candidate willing to hold private meeting with anti-Muslim extremist

    (WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/9/12) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to clarify his decision to meet privately with a key figure in the ‘Islamophobia’ movement, retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin.

    Boykin asserts that “[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians. In 2003, President Bush rebuked Boykin for his anti-Muslim stance.

    Earlier this year, Boykin’s extreme viewpoints resulted in him withdrawing from a prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. CAIR and VoteVets.org, a coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, had both asked the academy to retract the invitation because of Boykin’s Islamophobic views….

Hamas-linked CAIR’s propaganda screeds against freedom fighters cannot be trusted. Boykin was speaking about not extending First Amendment protection to Islam as a political system that is authoritarian, supremacist, and at variance in numerous ways with the rights and freedoms acknowledged by the U.S. Constitution. Hamas-linked CAIR obfuscates and dissembles about those elements of Islam, and would have you believe that Boykin simply wants to deny individual Muslims — good, pious, hardworking people! — First Amendment protection out of “bigotry” and “racism.” But just today on Jihad Watch we have seen an amputation for theft and the jailing of people for gambling and for proselytizing for Christianity — all in accord with Islamic law.

Hamas-linked CAIR reps will never discuss these aspects of Islam, or explain how they fit in with our freedoms and rights in the U.S. But these stories were the kinds of things that General Boykin was talking about. So we shall see: will Romney fold and submit? Or stand firm and maybe even declare his intentions to protect Constitutional freedoms from Sharia encroachment? That is probably too much to expect, but we can hope at least that he doesn’t throw Boykin under the bus.