“Muslim Mafia”

U.S. policy toward terrorist groups and rogue nations in the Middle East is compromised by relying too much on Muslim advisors who are much more radical than they act as, a former undercover investigator said locally last week.

Chris Gaubatz warned about such “suit-wearing jihadists” as he spoke about his book to GOP groups in Asheville Feb. 12 then Hendersonville a night later.

The Tribune was at Skyland Fire Department, as he addressed co-sponsors Buncombe County Republican Women’s Club and the Asheville Tea Party (ATP).

Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America is the title of the 448-page book in 2009, about his findings from infiltrating radicalized Muslims.

The co-authors are his father David Gaubatz, longtime Air Force counter-intelligence investigative agent and a State Department-trained Arabic linguist, and investigative journalist Paul Sperry. Sperry, a Hoover Institute fellow, is a conservative political commentator. He authored a similar-themed book in ’05, entitled Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington. The ’09 book’s foreword is by U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), who represented Charlotte in 1995-2013.