Art Moore entered the media world as a public relations assistant for the Seattle Mariners and a correspondent covering pro and college sports for Associated Press Radio. He reported for a Chicago-area daily newspaper and was senior news writer for Christianity Today magazine and an editor for Worldwide Newsroom before joining WND shortly after 9/11. He earned a master's degree in communications from Wheaton College.More ↓Less ↑
As WND reported today, his son, Patrick Moran, who serves as his campaign field director, has been caught on video advising an undercover reporter how to fraudulently cast ballots in the name of registered voters by forging utility bills and relying on the assistance of Democrat lawyers.
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, known for its hidden-camera probe of the controversial national community organizing group tied to Obama, ACORN, carried out the investigation.
Moran, essentially, said West is not a real African-American.
“People like Mr. West, and [Arizona Gov. Jan] Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community or of the Republican Party, let alone of the American public. So what he says really is of little or no consequence, but it’s unfortunate,” Moran said.
In a 2006 interview, the congressman blasted President George W. Bush as someone who surrounds himself with yes men, labeling Vice President Dick Cheney “the biggest a– kisser of all.”
But Moran’s ties to radical Islam have caused the most grief on Capitol Hill.
Last year, as WND reported, Moran headed a fundraiser for the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations along with an imam tied to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing who urges the violent overthrow of the “filthy” U.S. government and the establishment of Islamic law.
The banquet concluded a day-long leadership conference offering workshops on subjects such as “counteracting Islamophobia,” “challenging scapegoating of Muslims in the 2012 election” and countering “the anti-Shariah campaign,” referring to state legislative efforts to ensure Islamic law is not implemented in the U.S.
The mosque, Dar Al-Hijrah, hosted at least two of the 9/11 terrorists who attacked the Pentagon, as well as the Fort Hood terrorist and an al-Qaida sleeper agent convicted of plotting to assassinate President Bush.
WND also reported Moran returned a donation to Jamal M. Barzinji after federal agents raided his Virginia home and offices in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Barzinji was at the center of an active federal investigation into terrorist financing that involved convicted terrorist supporter Sami al-Arian.
Fierce opposition to Moran among his constituents is reflected in the website Retire Jim Moran.
Along with charges of corruption, the website highlights Moran’s affinity for radical Muslim interests, including his advocacy for moving six al-Qaida-trained Chinese Muslims to Northern Virginia and his insistence that it was “un-American” to oppose the idea of trying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad on U.S. soil.