Lots more will come to light as the weeks roll by. Even if Sarah Palin was thinking of taking it easy and just enjoying making her millions on books and TV appearances, she will have to forego it all and start showing her love for her country instead of just mouthing the words, by entering the presidential race. No "if" and "buts" anymore ... SHE HAS TO RUN. Otherwise, America is gonna get another George W. Bush... as dumb about islam as the dumbest dhimmi ever.
Hope someone can delve deeper and find out how many millions his pally big shots have contributed to his campaign coffers. There's sure to be some dirty money sticking to those bins. When you run with wolves, you have to partake of what they eat and drink. Perry runs with the worst of them. Is it any wonder that at last count there were more than 600,000 muslims enjoying Perry's state of Texas ? Think, people, think.
From NewEnglishReview: Texas Governor Rick Perry weighed in to attract the social conservatives and possibly elbow Bachmann out of contention. Perry will promote his executive experience in Texas allegedly creating more jobs than any other state in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and faltering economy. Perry has also made a public profession of his Christian Evangelical faith by sponsoring a well attended day-long prayer gathering at a Houston stadium and declaring that the US was a “Christian nation.”
However, there is another side to Perry: his connections to Muslim groups in Texas. Perry was endorsed by a billionaire Palestinian American, Farouk Shami who was a contender for the Democratic nomination for Governor in the 2010 race...........
From the lefty Salon: Rick Perry has made a name for himself in the last few weeks by palling around with some radical evangelical Christian figures who are openly hostile to Islam, and have even, in one notable case, called for a ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S. Perry also raised eyebrows in his decidedly unecumenical exhortation for all Americans to pray to Jesus Christ.
But it turns out that the Texas governor has had surprisingly warm, constructive relations with at least one group of Muslims over the years.
Perry is a friend of the Aga Khan, the religious leader of the Ismailis, a sect of Shia Islam that claims a reported 15 to 20 million adherents worldwide. Sprouting from that friendship are at least two cooperation agreements between the state of Texas and Ismaili institutions, including a far-reaching program to educate Texas schoolchildren about Islam. That's a partnership that has already prompted a bit of grumbling in far-right corners of the blogosphere and could conceivably become a primary issue if, as expected, Perry enters the presidential race.
Perry also brokered a 2008 partnership between the University of Texas and Aga Khan University in Pakistan to expand cooperation on programs including the Muslim Histories and Culture Project, which trains high school teachers on Muslim history and culture curricula. "I have supported this program from the very beginning, because we must bridge the gap of understanding between East and West if we ever hope to experience a future of peace and prosperity," Perry said at the signing ceremony.
A taste of what is offered by the program -- which has trained scores of teachers who have taught thousands of Texas students is here
From AlaskaDispatch quoting from a Christian Science Monitor: ...If Perry were to reverse course himself, he would be walking away from a long record of good relations with Muslims. As governor he signed off on several Muslim-friendly pieces of legislation, including a consumer protection law ensuring the accurate labeling of food products as halal, or conforming to Muslim dietary restric
Pamela Geller writing at WND: .....Investigative reporter Mark Mitchell observes that "the Aga Khan Foundation's membership and supporters also include top military officers in Syria, such as General Moustapha Sharba, who had a hand in the early stages of the covert nuclear weapons program that Syria was developing with help from North Korea (and probably Iran)." ......
The Aga Khan Development Network is doing all this in partnership with the Syrian government that is now firing on its citizens, and for years has allowed the jihad terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah to operate with impunity out of Damascus. Sure, the Ismailis are peaceful. But why shouldn't there be questions about a candidate's friendship with the owner of a bank accused of funding al-Qaida (and never exonerated), a man who also does business with the terror-supporting government of Syria?
The fact that Hamas-tied CAIR, one of the top five groups named in AFDI's Threats to Freedom Index, immediately praised Perry, speaks volumes. All this speaks to a pattern. And the pattern is not good. It speaks to a pattern of going along with our civilization path to suicide.. ...........
via: Atlas Shrugs