When Romney Met Kenny: Mitt's Islamist Gamble
by David J. Rusin • Oct 23, 2012 at 11:00 am
A new Islamist Watch article by David J. Rusin on the GOP presidential candidate's troubling endorsement of Kenny Gamble, a well-known Islamist from Philadelphia, was published on October 23 by FrontPage Magazine:
Mitt Romney's embrace of Kenny Gamble, an operator of Philadelphia charter schools who doubles as a prominent suit-and-tie Islamist calling himself Luqman Abdul Haqq, raises questions about a potential Romney administration's readiness to identify and steer clear of smooth-talking radicals. The Republican candidate should treat this blunder as a learning opportunity. The lesson: never make the mistake of promoting a Muslim leader without properly vetting him first.
The story begins on May 24, when Romney's desire to push his education policies and reach out to urban voters prompted a visit to West Philadelphia's Universal Bluford Charter School, one of several managed by Gamble's conglomerate, Universal Companies. According to an ABC News report, Romney "had heard about Universal … and asked for an invitation." Gamble claimed as much in a radio interview.
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Related Topics: Children, Entertainment / Media, Government, Interfaith, Islamic Law (Shari'a), Legal, Lobby Groups, Mosques / Imams, Police / FBI, Schools (Non-Islamic), Segregation | David J. Rusin
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