COLORADO: 'Reagan Republican' Muslim jumps ship over Ground Zero Victory Mosque controversy

Good riddance! Just goes to show that even a Muslim born here can never really be an American first. Loyalty to Islam always comes before loyalty to America.

COLORADO INDEPENDENT — Muhammad Ali Hasan, (any relation to Major Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood mass murderer?) a member of the wealthy and influential Colorado Republican Hasan family and a past state House and treasurer candidate, said he is switching parties. Hasan said he is ending his affiliation with the party for the bigotry he believes has shaped Republican politics over the last year.

The FOX News regular and founder of Muslims for Bush said he met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the controversial Democratic leader won him over.

“I met her in Los Angeles.” “I am impressed by her vision. She convinced me that the Democrats will work to protect and further the interests and opportunities of minority Americans. That matched with the politics of Reagan for me. He was a champion of the American dream, the idea of America as a shining city on a hill. He expanded opportunities through small business credits and amnesty for immigrants. It was all about opportunity.

“I have three top political heroes: Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and now Nancy Pelosi. She has such a spine, like Reagan and Bush, they all have that in common: a spine of steel that comes from conviction.” (Disgusting to even mention the name Pelosi in the same spirit as Reagan and Bush)

Major financial backers of conservative causes and candidates in the state and friends to national GOP leaders and successive Republican presidential administrations, the Hasans have publicly struggled with the post-Bush Palin-era GOP. Matriarch Seeme Hasan during the “Ground Zero Mosque” debate said she didn’t recognize the party. Ali Hasan’s defection comes in the wake of news that state GOP lawmakers will introduce tough Arizona-style immigration legislation and held high profile hearing on the topic with a slanted roster of experts that featured almost no immigrant rights groups but several with ties to white supremecist organizations.

Hasan said he felt alienated between national Republican leaders on one side railing against the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” and gays and illegal immigrants and, on the other, state Republican delegates convinced that as a candidate for treasurer he was angling to install sharia finance laws. He said the GOP convention in May was a low point.

Hasan suspects a whisper campaign swept the convention, sounding a warning against placing a Muslim in charge of investing the state’s revenues. (Good thing)

“Some goons were telling people that there’s a passage in the Koran that encourages Muslims to lie, that lying is considered a good thing in the service of advancing a Muslim or sharia agenda. I don’t know who was behind the rumor, but I’ve read the Koran, and I don’t know what they were talking about.” (Riiiiight! Yet Hasan is obviously very proficient in the art of taqiyya – lying)

Hasan said he couldn’t believe the way the plans to build the Cordoba Center Mosque escalated. “I dismissed it as a joke. It was crazy people. Then it was one Republican leader after another looking to strip Constitutional rights out of just bigotry.”

He pointed out the change that had come over leaders like Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, onetime Muslim defenders, he said, whom he now sees on this topic as the worst kind of pandering politicians. READ MORE

HASAN sure knew how to talk the talk