- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, has been accused by the political left of using wrongful and unfair tactics against Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s longtime aid, Huma Abedin, in suggesting Ms. Abedin has ties to terrorist groups (“The company they keep,” Commentary, July 17).

Mrs. Bachmann’s allegations regarding high-level federal government ties to radical Islam mean that the thrust of her concerns are certainly headed in the right direction. Our federal government under President Obama has been bowing down where radical Islamic interests are concerned and yielding to these interests in the name of political correctness. A serious and dangerous trend is unfolding, to be sure.

Giant strides are being made by the purveyors of Islamist values and beliefs to infiltrate and influence both U.S. government policy and American cultural values. There is great danger that America’s freedoms, values and laws will be impacted by those possessing ties to radical Islamic interests. Specifically, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are two organizations that are infiltrating and gaining influence at the highest levels of American government.

Mrs. Bachmann has good reason to be concerned, as should all of us. These same organizations have different faces, as we are learning. They are cunning, patient and sophisticated. They are adept at using the American legal and political systems to leverage their unrelenting campaign to elevate radical Islam and Shariah law. Their plan is to inculcate these values into American society, where they will undermine American traditions, values and laws.

Make no mistake, these people have one long-term goal in mind. It is for Shariah to rule America.

BOB JACK

North Las Vegas, Nev.