I have known Eric Andersen for seven years. We co-founded the Republican Liberty Caucus of San Diego in 2012. We worked on the Ron Paul for President campaign. Together, we’ve supported Campaign For Liberty, The Foundation for Economic Education, Senator Rand Paul, and served on the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of San Diego. We don’t always agree on issues, candidates, and political strategy but we’re friends. Eric is a gentleman and his soft-spokeness is amplified by his reputation for being a deeply principled and religious man. I, on the other hand, am loud and mildly profane.
Eric is being attacked by some fringe characters for supporting Omar Qudrat for Congress (a man whom I whole-heartedly endorse too). They are attacking Eric for being ignorant to the (false) notion that Mr. Qudrat subscribes to the princples of Sharia Law. Eric, in his gentlemanly way, encourages them to speak to Mr. Qudrat and put him through the rigorous, three hour interview that he did (I did this as well). In those interviews, Mr. Qudrat openly renounces Sharia Law.
The fringe characters’ response then is that Mr. Qudrat is practicing a tactic called Taquiya. In short, the fringe characters believe that an American Muslim can’t renounce Islamofascism because he is duty-bound to lie. Not only is this an incorrect interpretation of Taquiya, it is wildly inconsistent with the way Mr. Qudrat and his family have lived their lives.
Mr. Qudrat serves America as an Army Reserve officer. He made a career of prosecuting Islamist terrorists for the Department of Defense, here and in his parents’ homeland. Think about that. Mr. Qudrat traveled to “the old country” to prosecute the bad Afghanis who want to do harm in his country; America. That’s courage.
I feel duty bound to say, in direct and mildly profane language, what Mr. Qudrat, and my gentlemanly friend Eric Andersen would never say — you trolls need to go to hell. You are bigoted. You are racist. There is no room in the conservative movement for you.
The irony is that if you ask some of the “self-professed Christians” about a conflict between the Bible and the Constitution, they will say they will support a candidate who legislates by rules in the Bible rather than the Constitution.
Which is exactly what Islamofascists promote (substitute Quran for Bible).
You are not “patriots,” you are not “Defenders of the Faith,” you are not “Christian Soldiers,” you are certainly not Republicans, and I am embarassed that you are Americans. Go to hell. We don’t want nor need your help.