Apr 29 2011
We’ve all noticed General Petraeus’ undue concern about the desecration of the Islamic book of filth, the Qur’an, which he likes to call the “holy Qur’an.” Frank Gaffney has the guts to publicly condemn Petraeus for his sickening submission to Islam, and we at BNI salute him for it.
Think Progress – This afternoon, President Obama announced a shakeup of his national security team, with CIA Director Leon Panetta tapped to head the Department of Defense and Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, to take his vacated intelligence spot.
Though Petraeus is widely respected and admired, especially
among conservatives, one prominent national security figure on the right has a major concern with America’s most esteemed general.
Speaking earlier this month at a Liberty University conference, Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy and an influential terrorism expert who is largely responsible for the anti-Sharia fervor on the right, sounded the warning bell about Petraeus. Gaffney accused Petraeus of “submission” to Islamic Sharia law after the general strongly condemned the burning of a Quran by a Florida pastor that sparked significant anger among Muslims in Afghanistan. (The ensuing uproar led to the deaths of at least 20 people, including seven U.N. employees.) Gaffney blamed Petraeus for being afraid to “give offense, which is a blasphemy and a capital crime under Sharia.”