From Conservative Tribune: During a news briefing delivered at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque in Washington, D.C., following the San Bernardino shooting, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson vowed to “protect” Muslims from the same sort of “fear, suspicions and prejudice” that haunted suspected communists during the era of McCarthyism.
And in making this vow, Johnson specifically pointed to his grandfather, reported the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, whose members managed to observe the briefing despite the mosque’s leaders attempting to kick them out.
“In 1949, during the McCarthy era, my own grandfather was called upon to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to deny he was a member of the Communist Party and defend the patriotism of African-Americans,” Johnson said. “Today his grandson is responsible for the homeland security of this entire nation.”
Johnson sees a connection between the actions of deceased Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who used unsubstantiated accusations of communism to target anyone who dared criticize either him or the federal government, and the burgeoning movement to clamp down on radical Islamic terrorism.
“As Muslim terrorism hits closer and closer to home, our Homeland Security chief views the war on Islamic terrorism as a another Red scare, where Muslim terrorist suspects are Red-baited like his grandfather,” the editorial board for Investor’s Business Daily wrote regarding this revelation. “No wonder this administration isn’t interested in monitoring radical Muslims for terrorist connections.”
The irony seems thick, given that the only ones behaving like McCarthy have been President Barack Obama and his cronies, including Johnson, all of whom use disingenuous labels like Islamophobe and bigot to shut down anyone who dares speak critically about Islam or point out its obvious ties to radical terrorism.
Moreover, earlier this month Attorney General Loretta Lynch promised to take “aggressive action” against anyone who issues anti-Muslim rhetoric that “edges toward violence.”
In other words, anyone who says something about Islam she dislikes could potentially find himself in jail.
Joseph McCarthy once used his political power to unfairly target dissidents, and apparently, Obama, Johnson and Lynch appear willing to do the exact same on behalf of Muslims, all while they ignore the people most in need of protection: the American people.