Courting the Brotherhood in America


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The Obama Administration reacted to Rep. Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization by highlighting examples of Muslim cooperation with the government. Unfortunately, it sent Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough to speak in support of the president of the Islamic Society of North America, a group tied to the Muslim Brotherhood that is one of the reasons that King’s hearings are necessary.

On March 6, McDonough spoke at a mosque called the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, V.A., praising the institution and its imam, Mohamed Magid, who is also the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Though the organization says it “rejects all acts of terrorism, including those perpetrated by Hamas, Hizbullah and any other group that claims Islam as their inspiration,” ISNA was listed by the federal government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a charity found guilty of financing Hamas as part of the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S.

ISNA has fought against this label and lost. In July 2009, a judge ruled that though the government should not have publicly labeled the organization, “ample evidence” was provided to tie it to Hamas. It was founded by the Muslim Students Association, a Brotherhood affiliate, and one of the Brotherhood’s internal documents from 1991 identifies ISNA as one of its fronts. Sami al-Arian, a Brotherhood operative later imprisoned for being a secret leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, is one of its co-founders. During the Holy Land trial, it was learned that the charity received checks written out to “the Palestinian Mujahadeen,” a reference to Hamas’ military wing, from accounts jointly owned by ISNA and the North American Islamic Trust. Despite all of this, McDonough praised Magid and ISNA.

“Thank you (Imam Magid), also, for being one of our nation’s leading voices for the values that make America so strong, especially religious freedom and tolerance,” McDonough said. He specifically mentioned his work with ISNA as something to be commended. Magid is also thanked for advising the government.

“Over the past two years, I—along with my White House colleagues—have benefited from the advice of many of your organizations through our Office of Public Engagement,” he said.

McDonough’s embrace of ISNA is just the latest example of the group’s relationship with the federal government. In 2007, Mohamed Magid traveled to the Middle East as part of the State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ Citizen Exchange Program. This happened even though he served as an advisor for the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund whose offices were raided as part of a terrorism-financing investigation into the SAAR network.

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  • Andres de Alamaya

    What else can one expect from Ayatollah Obama & Associates?

    • geez

      Correct. My comment has been wiped.
      Here are the keywords:
      Founding Fathers, Fundamentals, Constitution.
      Obama, Obama administration, Marxist, Leninist, Socialist, Communist, treeson (intentional misspelling).
      Muslim progress, US, our children, slaves.
      Hurry 2012.
      Thank you very much.

  • geez

    Exactly right Andres. Get the Muslim Brotherhood brother out of the White House, fumigate and get someone in that really does understand the US Constitution and the Founding Fathers fundamental teachings, not a Marxist Leninist Socialist Communist who wants to fundamentally change the US into his image. Dear God, if the position he's putting the US in worldwide under his direction, his hand-picked Marxist Progressive administrations decisions, if that isn't the very definition of treason I don't know what the hell is! Forget that he made fools out of all you who voted for him, let's get him out before this nation and our children become the slaves of Muslim progress. 2012 where are you?

  • StephenD

    It's almost like watching a prankster in action. The extremists say to their friends "watch this, I'll get these idiots to support us all while we loath their very existence." Sure enough, those "useful idiots" fall right in line. I hope we can hang on until there is a real leader not swayed by political correctness and whose eyes are wide open.

  • geez

    Exactly right Andres. Get the Muslim Brotherhood brother out of the White House, fumigate and get someone in that really does understand the US Constitution and the Founding Fathers fundamental teachings, not a Marxist Leninist Socialist Communist who wants to fundamentally change the US into his image. Dear God, if the position he's putting the US in with his direction, his hand-picked Marxist Progressive administrations decisions, if that isn't the very definition of t r e a s o n, I don't know what the hell is! Forget that he made fools out of all you who voted for him, let's get him out before we and our children become the slaves of Muslim progress. 2012 where are you?

  • geez

    Well site admins… will my opinion appear?

    • geez

      Guess not.

  • StephenD

    Yeah, their silence on the MASSECRE in Israel is deafening. I should want to know what they think on other issues?! Please, if they are so innocent, where is their outrage over this? Why aren't they going after such radicals? Because they share the same beliefs as the perpetrators of this heinous act. I NEED to read more about them?!? Please…tell it to your useful idiots; not here. No one here will buy their lies.

  • jacob

    With all of what is going on and the ANNOITED ONE's reelection (GOD FORBID)
    in perspective, are the millions sheep (among them the 80% Jews) going to find
    reasons to reelect a worst president than JIMMY WHO ???

    Watch this article :
    Is there any actual reason (unless it being a sophisticated and elaborate ruse of
    which I don't believe this administration capable of) to send this representative to
    praise an organization known to be an unindicted conspirator not by me but by the
    govmt. itself or is it that as has been suggested, HUSSEIN OBAMA is cozing up to
    the Brotherhood ???

  • neils60

    The only surprise here is the fact that our top national security advisor, Mr. ( Al Quds) John Brennan, wasn't in attendance that evening.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    What the writer of this article labels as extremism is mainstream in Islam and what the writer labels as radical Islam is mainstream Islam. Furthermore, what the writer also labels as moderate Muhammadans are in reality traitors of Islam.

    Indeed, when the writer labels Islam as being radical and the preaching of imams as being extreme, he is implying that there must be a version of Islam that isn’t radical and extreme, but in essence that is impossible as the divine texts and tenets of Islam are immutable, and while it is true that Islam is not monolithic, on approximately 75 percent of all substantial matters, all schools of Islamic jurisprudence are in agreement.

    For instance, on the obligation for Muhammadans to wage jihad against unbelievers for the spread of Islam, that obligation is accepted and advocated by all schools of Islamic jurisprudence in both Sunni and Shi’a Islam and therefore universally accepted by all sects within Sunni and Shi’a Islam.

    Hence, the obligation for Muhammadans to wage jihad against unbelievers for the spread of Islam couldn’t be more mainstream within Islam. Now, this is not radical Islam as opposed to a version of Islam that isn’t radical. This is mainstream Islam, despite what the writer of this article erroneously implies, and if a Muhammadan rejects this obligation to wage jihad against unbelievers, that doesn’t make that Muhammadan a so-called moderate Muhammadan. Instead, it makes that Muhammadan a traitor of Islam that according to Islam should be executed.

    If the government wants to bring attention to Muslims who fight against extremism, it shouldn’t be applauding an organization like ISNA that it has labeled as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a terrorism financing trial.

    Who should the government embrace instead, Dr. Zudhi Jasser with his American Islamic Forum for Democracy, with all four of its members that are recognized as apostates, blasphemers, and traitors of Islam by all devout Muhammadans that also believe they should all be executed? Not to mention that Dr. Jasser was also kicked out of his own mosque.

    Indeed, why should the government embrace so-called Muhammadan reformers, especially when it is impossible for Islam to ever be reformed because it isn’t a religion? While certainly embracing a charlatan like Dr. Jasser would be better than embracing the Muhammadan Brotherhood, nevertheless it still would be a complete waste of time and valuable resources.

    How about our government recognizing and acknowledging what Islam really is, outlawing it, and then banning and reversing Muhammadan immigration before its too late? Wouldn’t that be more beneficial, realistic, and prudent?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      So glad you are still putting out the message and truth about the
      fiendish Islamic menace and the foul traitors in our midst who would
      put us under the vile slave masters. Mullah Obama will not win out
      at the end of the day and Islam will be defeated again by good men.
      Looks like it's going to be a good day for a crusade………….William

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  • umustbkidding

    If Islam really is a religion of peace this investigation that King is doing should be welcomed.

    However, a poll done about 2 years ago (maybe 3) found that 10% of Muslim's felt that suicide bombing is acceptable in certain cases???? There are 2 million Muslim's in the USA.

    Think about that.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Denis McDonough and Obama flunkey, I am so glad the Government
    of the United States sent such a venerable statesman to speak at the
    wonderful assemblage and had such grand words for them. Can one
    consider if Mr. Mcdonough was cognizant that the Fogel family was
    not in attendance and what would be their assessment of his remarks.
    Oh but he would have understood they had a prior engagement with
    members of the great religion of peace……………………………..William

  • Sergey

    And just to add a bit to the comments, look at the Eulogy for a former ally of North Caucasus Islamic Insurgent Sheikh Mansur written at Radio Free Europe/Radio liberty site, US Taxpayer supported entity. Looks like US taxpayers have to pay for eulogies to the associates of Islamic terrorists whose names are on the State Dept list.
    http://www.rferl.org/content/caucasus_report_reme

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