GOP Lawmakers Say Muslim Interns in Congressional Offices = Spies
In the 1950's, there were witch hunts for supposed communists who had infiltrated the U.S. government. Recently, four Republicans claimed that there were muslim spies serving as interns in D.C. congressional offices.
Four House Republicans — Paul Broun (R-GA), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Sue Myrick (R-NC) and John Shadegg (R-AZ) — announced they would be asking the House sergeant-at-arms to investigate claims in a new book that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim lobby group in DC, is trying to plant Muslim spies as interns on the Hill.
CAIR met those allegations with outrage and ridicule, saying that the evidence the authors mustered amounts to little more than records of typical lobbying activities.
As Rachel Maddow pointed out on her show Tuesday night, the book in question — Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America — was published by WorldNetDaily, a conservative news site best known for promoting conspiracy theories such as the claim that the Obama administration is setting up concentration camps for conservatives.