Four House Republicans are continuing a campaign that began earlier this week against the Council on American Islamic Relations for an alleged plot to plant intern "spies" in congressional offices. Reps. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) formally asked the House sergeant at arms and the Justice Department to investigate the advocacy group. The effort began with a press conference on Wednesday, and has since spread to cable news networks and blogs. The liberal Web site TalkingPointsMemo has followed the story closely.
The crusade is based on revelations in a book titled "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America," published by the notoriously conspiratorial CONTINUED . . .