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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Aaron Klein Guilt-By-Association Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We've previously detailed how Aaron Klein's method of guilt-by-association works. He displays it again in an Aug. 6 WorldNetDaily article:

The U.S. military's Muslim chaplain program was founded by a terror-supporting convict while the Army's first Islamic chaplain, who is still serving, has been associated with a charity widely accused of serving as an al-Qaida front.

Following a plot uncovered last week to target Fort Hood's Army base – one year after the same base was the subject of a shooting massacre by a Muslim army psychiatrist – closer scrutiny of the military's Islamic chaplain program may be warranted.

Pfc. Naser Abdo was arrested just days ago with a backpack full of explosives. He reportedly admitted planning a terror attack on Fort Hood soldiers.

In previous media profiles, Abdo, a convert to Islam, described becoming more religious after he signed up for the Army.

In a television interview with HLN News, a spinoff of CNN, Abdo discussed a conversation he had with a Muslim army chaplain. Currently, there are only six Muslim chaplains in the U.S. military.

What Klein wants you to believe: The entire Army Muslim chaplain program is suspect because it was created by someone who later turned radical and because the Fort Hood terror suspect once talked to a Muslim chaplain, the contents of which conversation Klein cannot possibly know. Neither Klein nor his researcher, Brenda J. Elliott, make any apparent attempt to contact anyone involved with the chaplain program for their point of view -- it's all attack and smear.

Also of note: The word "reportedly" or variations appears in Klein's article five times. That seems like a lot, and it certainly gives away Klein's guilt-by-association intent.

Of course, the same game can be played against Klein, who has admitted his fealty to the beliefs of violent far-right extremist Meir Kahane.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:31 PM EDT

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