Letting The Muslim Brotherhood Off The Hook

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This past week, rumors swirled around Capitol Hill that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was pushing for the ouster of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) from the Intelligence Committee. The rationale: Bachmann, Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) sent a letter to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the State Department regarding Muslim Brotherhood influence in the federal government.

Actually, two letters were sent. The first letter was three pages long, and pointed out that many policies of the federal government seemed to be directed toward currying favor with the Brotherhood. “We deem it imperative that your office also conduct an investigation of the extent to which such influence operations may have contributed to a fundamental misunderstanding of the Muslim Brotherhood by US intelligence – which could, in turn, have contributed to the policy community’s susceptibility to subversion at the hands of the Brothers and their allies,” says the letter.

The second letter expanded on the first. It quoted “The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within,” a well-documented report from the Center for Security Policy, which noted that Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, “has three family members – her late father, her mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making.”

None of this is false. It does not allege that Abedin is herself a messenger of the Brotherhood. It does, however, state that she is associated closely with many who are. And there have already been allegations that Abedin herself worked with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA), an organization that had on its Advisory Editorial Board one Abdullah Omar Naseef, for at least a year during her tenure. Naseef was connected with Al Qaeda. To wonder, therefore, about Abedin’s comfort level with Muslim extremists would not be out of bounds.

But the media has decided that the representatives were way out of line in even questioning the State Department’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias. And many Republicans, afraid of their shadows, have agreed to that premise.

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  • mah29001

    Sadly, they are letting the Muslim Brotherhood off the hook, after all, I am sure the MB is funding both political parties. But oddly enough a lot of Jewish groups embrace both political parties too who do not seem to care about the MB's involvement with both sides whom are disarming Israel instead of supporting it.

    Why did the Republicans under Bush supported the Iraq war? And instead Iran is now occupying Iraq. Why are the Democrats embracing the "Arab Spring" under Obama and using how nations like Libya will become a liberal democracy when it's further from the truth?

  • ConcernedAmerican

    "The threat of the Muslim Brotherhood is very real." This is because, in addition to their capacity for violence, their presence in the US government supports the cancerous growth of Sharia law in America. Once Sharia law gets a foothold in the United States, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to keep in check or roll back. This is why Michele Bachmann's letters to the Inspectors General are so important. This is why the GOP should support her(and Rep. Gohmert, Franks, Westmoreland, et al.) in this effort. But to their everlasting shame, the GOP, with the likes of Sen. John McCain, are pressuring her to APOLOGIZE(!????) Keep going, Michele! You're doing exactly what's needed; exactly the right thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pocho.basura Pocho Basura

    ………….PERHAPS an impartial, honest, untainted individual like eric holder should judge this?

  • Asher

    Islamic Perfidy, Western Naivety, Which is more lethal, Raymond Ibrahim. http:// http://www.meforum.org/2496 No wonder America is falling from within. After 9/11 and the change in strategy by Islam to go with Stealth JIhad, some of these Republicans are too dumb to realize they are loosing their country through the political system and government policy.

  • http://www.dregstudios.com dregstudios

    Bachmann is just the latest example of the homegrown fear-mongering our country has been subjected to in the decade following 9/11. These are NOT allegations to be played with in today’s society where dissidence is not being tolerated and minorities are being held without trial. As an elected official, Michelle should be leading by example not spewing her own form of politicized terrorism. We must acknowledge this type of bigotry erodes our freedoms from the inside out for ALL races of Americans.