Newt Gingrich — self-anointed “teacher of civilization,” self-appointed futurist, serial adulterer, campaign deadbeat, and implacable proponent of foreign war — reently visited Paris to confer his benediction on the so-called People’s Mujahadin (MEK), an exiled Iranian terrorist group that has murdered American citizens and was an ally of Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war.
Gingrich, who never neglected an opportunity to upbraid Barack Obama for “bowing” before various foreign heads of state, was captured on camera bowing before Maryam Rajavi, the “principal leader” of the MEK cult — which is still officially listed by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist group, despite a high-pressure lobbying effort by a host of influential current and former policy makers.
“[Gingrich] praised Rajavi and her work several times in his speech, which he delivered as the prominent exile stood at his side,” observes Max Fisher of The Atlantic. “Before the speech, as he neared the end of a long line of attendees who stood in the rain to shake his hand, he turned to face Rajavi, smiled, and at approximately 1:02 minutes into the above video, folded at the waist and bowed solemnly. Rajavi, clothed head-to-toe in green, handed him a bouquet of flowers as the crowd cheered.”
In his July 21, 2010 statement on the “Ground Zero Mosque,” Gingrich insisted that hat the supposed “mega-mosque” would be seen by Islamists as a “symbol of Islamic conquest.”
“America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization,” pontificated Gingrich. “Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could. No mosque. No self deception. No surrender. The time to take a stand is now – at this site on this issue.”
Two years later, the stalwart anti-Jihad activist who published those words would curtsy in front of the leader of an authentic Islamo-Marxist terrorist group.
See the video here.