The Muslim Brotherhood’s American Defenders

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The White House canceled the meeting days after Rai visited with then French president Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. During that meeting Rai angered the French Foreign Ministry when he warned that it would be a disaster for Syria’s Christian minority, and for Christians throughout the region, if the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is overthrown. Rai based this claim on his assessment that Assad would be replaced by a Muslim Brotherhood- dominated Islamist regime.

And nine months later it is obvious that he was right. With Syria’s civil war still raging throughout the country, the world media is rife with reports about Syria’s Christians fleeing their towns and villages en masse as Islamists from the Syrian opposition target them with death, extortion and kidnapping.

Then there are the US’s peculiar choices regarding the opposition figures it favors. Last August, in a bid to gain familiarity with the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with opposition representatives at the State Department. Herb London from the Hudson Institute reported at the time that the group Clinton met with was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Members of the non-Islamist, pro-Western Syrian Democracy Council composed of Syrian Kurds, Alawites, Christians, Druse, Assyrians and non-Islamist Sunnis were not invited to the meeting.

Clinton did reportedly agree to meet with representatives of the council separately. But unlike the press carnival at her meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood members, Clinton refused to publicize her meeting with the non-Islamist opposition leaders. In so acting, she denied these would-be US allies the ability to claim that they enjoyed the support of the US government.

The question is why? Why is the Obama administration shunning potential allies and empowering enemies? Why has the administration gotten it wrong everywhere?

In an attempt to get to the bottom of this, and perhaps to cause the administration to rethink its policies, a group of US lawmakers, members of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees led by Rep. Michele Bachmann sent letters to the inspectors-general of the State, Homeland Security, Defense, and Justice departments as well as to the inspector-general of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In those letters, Bachmann and her colleagues asked the Inspectors General to investigate possible penetration of the US government by Muslim Brotherhood operatives.

In their letters, and in a subsequent explanatory letter to US Rep. Keith Ellison from Rep. Bachmann, the lawmakers made clear that when they spoke of governmental penetration, they were referring to the central role that Muslim groups, identified by the US government in Federal Court as Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, play in shaping the Obama administration’s perception of and policies towards the Muslim Brotherhood and its allied movements in the US and throughout the world.

That these front groups, including the unindicted terror funding co-conspirators, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), play a key role in shaping the Obama administration’s agenda is beyond dispute. Senior administration officials including Mogahed have close ties to these groups. There is an ample body of evidence that suggests that the administration’s decision to side with the hostile Muslim Brotherhood against its allies owes to a significant degree to the influence these Muslim Brotherhood front groups and their operatives wield in the Obama administration.

To take just one example, last October the Obama administration agreed to purge training materials used by US intelligence and law enforcement agencies and eliminate all materials that contained references to Islam that US Muslim groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood had claimed were offensive. The administration has also fired counterterrorism trainers and lecturers employed by US security agencies and defense academies that taught their pupils about the doctrines of jihadist Islam. The administration also appointed representatives of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned US Muslim groups to oversee the approval of training materials about Islam for US federal agencies.

For their efforts to warn about, and perhaps cause the administration to abandon its reliance on Muslim Brotherhood front groups, Bachmann and her colleagues have been denounced as racists and McCarthyites.

These attacks have not been carried out only by administration supporters. Republican Senator John McCain denounced Bachmann from the floor of the Senate. Republican Senator Marco Rubio later piled on attacking her for her attempt to convince the administration to reconsider its policies. Those policies again place the most radical members of the US Muslim community in charge of the US government’s policies toward the Muslim Brotherhood and other jihadist movements.

It is clear that the insidious notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate and friendly force has taken hold in US policy circles. And it is apparent that US policymaking in the Middle East is increasingly rooted in this false and dangerous assessment.

In spearheading an initiative to investigate and change this state of affairs, Bachmann and her colleagues should be congratulated, not condemned. And their courageous efforts to ask the relevant questions about the nature of Muslim Brotherhood influence over US policymakers should be joined, not spurned by their colleagues in Washington, by the media and by all concerned citizens in America and throughout the free world.

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  • Carbondioxide

    You well describe way too much coordination going on for anything other than what another of your other writers describe as an alliance between the left and Islam. Even that falls short. I believe the explanations of that alliance and still find them inexplicable. Unfortunately you also report evidence of a broader, bipartisan alliance between the Republican and Democratic leadership and Islam. Going further back, we heard George declare Islam "a religion of peace". What could possibly explain that? Will Romney's secretary of state will also be egged by any Christians not yet run out of Egypt?

  • JamesinUSA

    It's time that the United States reevaluate our nations relationship with the state of Israel.

    Join the American Third Position.

    • mah29001

      And why is Burma under attack? Why is Thailand under attack? Why is the Philippines under attack from the same Islamic fanatics?

    • Wess

      Why James?…
      What's the problem with Israel.
      Put the Kool-Aid down, Jimmy.

    • @RiverRoads

      What is sad, JamesinUSA, is that you likely share many beliefs held by the Sikh killer, yet he, not you, will be deemed a terrorist, only b/c he hasn't hidden his anti-semitism in innocuous language like you.Israel will stand, James. Get over it.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Obama's ignorance is pure complicity with Islamist jihad via the Muslim Brotherhood. How McCain
    and Rubio come out for the Islamist radicals is beyond belief but it smacks us right in the face. I
    have never trusted Rubio, this speaking out against Michelle Bachman is as atrocious as it can
    get by a man that enjoys so much adulation which in itself is cause for concern. I do not think
    John McCain has anything to say but "Allahu Akbar". I contend that in November the American
    voters must get rid of every entrenched professional politician for the healh and welfare of the
    Nation. Money buys politicians and the Muslim Brotherhood knows this, Ka-ching$$$ all day long
    in the District of Criminals. The greatest threat to the freedom and peace of America is it's sell
    out politicians, we all need a good cup ot tea………………………………………….William

  • patenglish1

    I am alarmed that McCain and Boener do not understand the Muslim Brotherhood. But even worse, I had my hopes on Rubio as the next Vice President. Senator Rubio, you need to get educated on the MB and radical Islam. I applaud Michelle Bachmann and her group for having the courage to stand up for the truth!

  • Mach1Duck

    Why does this come as a big surprise. Complicity, Ignorance? He (Obama) stated as much in his book.

  • Stephen_Brady

    “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Koran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the path of Allah is our highest hope.”

    We should help them achieve their highest hope …

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Nothing like a helping hand Stephen, nothin at all………………………William

  • Katharina

    When I was a Muslim child growing up in used-to-be liberal Islamic ruled but multicultural Malaysia, girls/women were allowed to be and feel free and wear modern, Western or sexy clothes – it was the Malaysia I have fond memories of. Rape/Crime was minimal despite of the ‘free’ women/girls. My father who was in the British-Malaysian army, used to drink alcohol, and my parents used to attend Western-based parties in the army camps. And we used to have great Western-style festivals in the army camp, including for children. During the early years in the 1980s, the Saudi (later on Qatar) -sponsored Muslim Brotherhood (MB) started targeting the oil/gas in Malaysia and started infiltrating Universities to brainwash young Muslim intellectuals, including the religious teachers studying in Al-Azhar Univ. in Cairo (where many MB intellectuals secretly operated there). These young Muslim intellectuals would later on become radical leaders including the University Malaya’s graduate, Anwar Ibrahim, but sometimes disguised in Western clothes and attitude at first, to achieve their goals. Anwar then would went on to become the Deputy Prime Minister and with his other Muslim Brothers also in the Malaysian Govt, made many radical changes that include strengthening the Sharia court/laws, which include the setting up of highly secretive Islamic Education/Rehabilitation camp, in order to punish deviant Muslims in all forms, including mild ones, such as wearing Western clothes or mixing freely between genders. Most prisoners were hauled like cattles, even in the middle of the night, anywhere, in trucks by religious police with no warrant needed, nor access to lawyers or family visits for minimum six months. The English language would be undermined by ultra-Islamic nationalism attitude and policies, including in schools. Moreover, Muslim girls/youth would be encouraged or forced to wear the Arabic-Saudi veils at schools and universities including in Western-based universities, where Muslim brotherhood is strong under the guise of Islamic students societies. Malaysian Muslims then especially the Malays who were open-minded, Westernized and modern went on to become backward, radical and highly sexist and pure racist (Muslims became a ‘race – thus racial hatred for non-Muslims), until today. Thus is why, the Muslim Brotherhood is so dangerous, similar to Nazism, especially for OIL/MINERAL-rich non-Arab Islamic-ruled countries/regions. Many were even discourage to speak English in order to recruit them to be ultra-Islamic nationalist. I went through such a period myself as a youth and within many years until not so long ago, it was the most difficult and confusing process to de-brainwash myself from such radicalization, especially when one’s family is involved. But the path became much easier ever since I became a Christian where I am encouraged to think as free-willed individual, who make my own choices and behighly self-responsible for my wrong actions, where such individual free-will and self-responsibility are discouraged in Islam.

    • Pacifist1

      Unlearning, or deprogramming can be difficult at first, but it gets easier; as a half Jew I grew up with a very hostile parent, that probably…. was very hostile toward me because of things in her unresolved anti-Semitic subconscious mind….and the other parent… whom was a secular Jew… probably hated me because my grandfather hated him, and wrote me in his Will…my grandfather was millionaire.

      Breaking free is obviously one of the first important steps.

      I mediate, pray, and recently what I found helpful, is to not even waste my breath even talking to, or about my mother… I find that to be very helpful.

      I can talk about my father's side of the family with no ill ease, because, my mother divorced when I was around two years old, so I never seen them much, and my grandfather only seen me as a baby before he died, so I never got a chance to meet him when I was older …and, I know lots of Jews so it's easy to talk about my Jewish half.

      I am Irish Catholic, on my other half of the family.

    • Kufar Dawg

      That was an inspirational story. I'm glad things worked out for you and I hope they continue to do so.

      I seem to remember Raja Petra, a member of the Malaysian royal family, was ruthlessly persecuted for
      his mild criticism of islamic dogma re: kufars/infidels (i.e. that they're not dirty and sub-human).

  • Sound&Fury

    Katharina, I can only hope that you live in the West where you will be free from persecution for your faith. God bless you.

  • weroinnm

    The Vetting: ‘Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’!
    “Food For Thought”
    Semper Fi!