Ah, concerned did you look at the post I made just before yours? I would hope you see I gave both sides of the picture and in all of them I mentioned, Identifying Moderate Muslims and Daniel Pipes actually believes there are some out there But, in any event can Cal Thomas be wrong, no doubt sometimes, but not that often. Anyway, this is one reason to read different sources, and I certainly came up with one that wouldn't agree with Mr. Thomas.
From the article more context "What else would infiltration look like? It‚Äôs more than an academic question, or a subject for spy novelists. Those who attack Michele Bachmann should answer it.
It might look like CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, which sent a nasty letter to Bachmann concerning her comments about Ms. Abedin. CAIR‚Äôs executive director, Nihad Awad, wrote, ‚ÄúWe remain eternally grateful that, like Sen. Joseph McCarthy before you, your power is limited, enumerated, and constrained by our nation‚Äôs constitution.‚ÄĚ
Hmm, Concerned this just came out in the Jerusalem Post, and some Jewish groups would share your feelings.
Saperstein wrote: I hope that Rep. Bachmann and the other signatories will either produce credible evidence that substantiates their claims or withdraw them and do no further damage to the level of public discourse through the dissemination of unsubstantiated and harmful claims,
Concerned, I didn't find any mention in the Cal Thomas article, Suppose Michele Bachmann is right?. Now, of course old Joe saw Communists under every bedsheet, q.v., McCarthyism, though Nixon/MaCarthy were actually right about Alger Hiss, we see the rise of other ultra-Right Catholics in the "New" Republican party, which makes it obnoxious, and there's no moderate Dwight Eisenhower to slap them down.
It is strange this is one of the few things ol' Tony gets right!
Cal Thomas wrote: If you revile Rep. Bachmann, perhaps former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is more to your liking. Charles Moore of the London Daily Telegraph writes that Blair ‚Äú‚Ä¶ now thinks he underestimated the power of the bad ‚Äėnarrative‚Äô of Islamist extremists. That narrative‚ÄĒthat ‚ÄėThe West oppresses Islam‚Äô‚ÄĒ‚Äôis still there; if anything, it has grown.‚Äô It seeks ‚Äôsupremacy, not coexistence.‚Äô‚ÄĚ Blair also expressed fear that ‚ÄúThe West is asleep on this issue.‚ÄĚ