Conspiracy of Brothers

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November was just about done and Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host voted most likely by his own staff to have a poster of Barack Obama over his bed, was cheerfully coming to the end of his sideshow list. With the White House in the background, Matthews sneered about the “weak conspiracy” claim by Congressman Gohmert that the Obama Administration was taking advice on Middle East policy from a bunch of Muslim Brotherhood operatives.

Matthews didn’t even bother trying to factually challenge the claim in any way. Savvy MSNBC viewers were expected to dismiss the idea of a secretive organization trying to influence American foreign policy … unless it was run by the Jews.

At Mother Jones, David Corn sneered at Franklin Graham for promoting the Muslim Brotherhood “conspiracy theory.” But both Matthews and Corn were a little behind the times. That summer when Hillary Clinton arrived in Egypt, she was confronted by shoe-throwing protesters denouncing her for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Think Progress, the left’s shiniest spin machine, explained that the Egyptian protesters had gotten the peculiar idea that there was a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy from American “Islamophobic” bloggers. Several months later, the object of the fanciful conspiracy theory, Mohammed Morsi, orchestrated a seizure of power, rammed through an Islamist Constitution and sent gangs out to brutalize and torture protesters with no direct condemnation from the White House or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

A month after Matthews had sneered at the idea that Muslim Brotherhood members were exercising inappropriate influence over American foreign policy; the venerable Egyptian magazine Rose El-Youssef ran an article about the six Muslim Brotherhood operatives, including two in the Department of Homeland Security, who were influencing American foreign policy on the Brotherhood’s behalf.

While Rose El-Youssef had been a pro-government magazine, during the revolution its journalists had locked out the pro-Mubarak CEO and a new editor had been appointed by the Council of Ministers. Nor could the article be characterized as propaganda or even opinion journalism. Shawki simply laid out the biographical details of the Muslim Brotherhood figures without any trace of indictment or blame.

Shawki listed six men, Arif Alikhan, the assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; and Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He also listed Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, as well as Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. Not to mention Huma Abedin.

The article carefully avoided drawing any conclusions; the magazine had earlier faced legal charges for “smearing” President Morsi by discussing his outreach to Hamas. Instead the article let the facts about the six men speak for themselves.

Arif Alikhan, was described as a Qutb-ist, after the Brotherhood’s Sayyid Qutb, who saw the most serious American national security documents. Elibiary’s organization, it mentions, was financed by the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party. And so on down the list it goes concluding with Eboo Patel’s relationship with the family of Hassan al-Banna of the Brotherhood.

In response, Obama’s goofy ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, penned a letter to the magazine expressing her “disappointment” in the article’s implication that Muslim Americans are guided primarily by their religious beliefs and could not be trusted to provide neutral advice to the United States. Anne went on to say that the United States does not back any single Egyptian faction and that stories based on rumor and innuendo have no place in the magazine.

Patterson was still operating as if the accusations of Muslim Brotherhood influence could be banished with the usual accusatory cries of Islamophobia, even when dealing with a Muslim magazine in Egypt.

MSNBC and Mother Jones naturally could not be bothered to cover the Rose El-Youssef story. And neither could slightly more mainstream liberal outlets like CNN or the New York Times. Like Patterson, they were still pretending that Egyptian suspicions of the Brotherhood’s power grab and their distrust of Obama for supporting the Brotherhood were some strange Islamophobic idea that they had picked up from, as Think Progress put it, “conservative blogs.”

When Egyptians protested against the Obama Administration’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the response from Think Progress was to blame Michelle Bachmann and Frank Gaffney for influencing them. And while Frank Gaffney has indeed led the way in exposing Muslim Brotherhood influence on this side of the ocean, the Egyptians who had been living with the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorism and plots for nearly a century had extensive experience of their own with the violent and fanatical organization.

During the mounting controversy over the Huma Abedin case, Frank Gaffney wrote an invaluable pamphlet on the formerly Nazi-funded organization. “The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration,”, published by the Freedom Center, described in detail the influence wielded by Muslim Brotherhood agents and sympathizers within the highest circles of foreign policy in the country. Beginning with the Muslim Brotherhood’s program of conquest, recovered by the FBI, and listing some of its more influential agents, Gaffney made the case that there was every reason to investigate them and it.

Rather than address this state of affairs, the media still insists on pretending that anyone who questions the Brotherhood is trafficking in conspiracy theories. Unable to understand the liberal Egyptian critics of the Muslim Brotherhood, the media stays on safe ground by attacking American terrorism researchers like Frank Gaffney.

The Muslim Brotherhood had been trying to take over Egypt for nearly a century. Now that it has succeeded, it is reasonable for both Americans and Egyptians to wonder how that came about. There is no question that a major foreign policy disaster of this magnitude merits investigation. And investigating a foreign policy disaster requires that we understand the influences that led to the bad decisions that made it happen.  That is as true now as it was after the fall of China to the Communists.

The Egyptians who have lost their freedom are asking these questions. We, who have not yet lost our freedom, should begin asking those questions as well before it is too late.

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  • JacksonPearson

    Good source Daniel. Frank Gaffney have the infiltration and influence by Muslim Brotherhood nailed down tight in the white house. Michelle's Bachmann's letter was more right than wrong. Congress should hang their heads in shame for chastising her, and a few other congressmen for exposing the truth.

    "Notably, six Islamist-sympathizers have achieved positions within or advisory roles serving Team Obama: Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussein; Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Huma Abedein; Presidential advisor Dalia Mogahed; FBI Citizens Academy graduate Kifah Mustafa; Homeland Security Advisory Committee Member Mohamed Elibiary and Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Member Mohamed Magid.

    The conduct of seven key federal agencies suggests the considerable success of the Muslim Brotherhood in destroying us from within by our own hands – starting with the policies and directives emanating from the Oval Office and elsewhere in the White House complex, and including the priorities and activities of: the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Departments of State, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security and even NASA." —Frank Gaffney

    • Drakken

      One would hope that some Patriots in the defense and intelligence communities would take care of these traitors in our midst in a most expedient manner. One could hope?

      • JacksonPearson

        Sadly, they're all corrupt and cover for one another. One just have to look hard at the results of Bachmann's letter to grasp the depth and width of how misguided our leadership is

      • carrie

        No one will touch Abedin. Her mother and Morsi's wife run the MS – muslim sisterhood .

  • AdinaK

    Conspiracy of brothers, a very apt title for this article. Pinpointed and targeted.-

    Which leads to here –

    There is more than enough evidence to choke a horse, proving six ways to Sunday that the POTUS is inextricably tied to the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. Huma Abedin too….O M G!! The U.S. is near bowed.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel –

  • sononthe_beach

    These so-called experts in the government need to read a few academic books and take a few classes on Islam. It is well documented by real scholars who have spent years researching and writing about Islam that patience and deception will achieve for Islamists what war cannot. Such practices are not only the norm for an organization like the MB, it is a lifestyle so natural they rarely speak about it, and then one day they achieve their goal. Marsi's actions are but more steps toward total control. Whether of not the MB can pull it off over the long run is an outcome that depends on the strength of secular resistance.

  • Ar'nun

    I think this is the one case in which many of us are not looking forward to the day when we can look at Liberals and say "I told you so!" By then it will be too late.

  • kathy

    Hmmm….looks like the tactic of "patience and deception" (Islam) may be doing its work on those others who also seek to take over the country by "patience and deception", mainly those of the Saul Alinsky and communist bent and Socialist Party adherents (which includes those who use other names). It could be a fitting end. A man reaps what he sows…

  • Asher

    The Brotherhood has been enabled in the MIddle East as well as here. Do we really know what Obama's czars are doing to this country? How many viruses and other biological things could be released secretly?No thanks to spineless lawmakers on either side…we are all victims of this government.

    • Thomas Wells

      Plenty of bugs available. There are islamists at the CDC,the NIH,Fort Detrick biowar center,and in many science labs in American Universities. If they need more they can always bring them across the Mexican border in suitcases.

    • carrie

      All they need is to do is continue the flow of illegal immigrants and muslim refugees for viruses and diseases .

      The MSM doesn't report it but there have been multiple outbreaks of bubonic plaque ,antibiotic resistant TB and gonorrhea ,whooping cough,measles ,mumps……….bring in enough African muslims and we'll have hemorrhagic fevers here.

  • kafir4life

    The President of the United States, Barack (Stinky) Obama will be using the same Jefferson terror guide (koran) used by islamist Keith Ellison for the private version of his inauguration. I'm not sure if it will be used for the public one that they can't seem to sell out. He'll certainly use it when he's proclaimed president for life in 2016.

    • Cassandra

      Yes. He may use it because he will be voted in a private ceremony out of the public eye on the 20th of January. Will the press be present? We know, and now it is confirmed by a courageous Egyptian news paper, that the Muslim brotherhood has infiltrated the US government at the highest levels . And yet nothing has been done to kick them out or to impeach Obama and his cronies.

  • curmudgeon

    the voters of the united states twice intentionally elected a muslim to be president. how could things be any different? they thought they were voting for more welfare. what they will get is slavery and genocide.

  • Alex Kovnat

    When Ronald Reagan became president of the Screen Actors Guild after World War II, one of the issues he faced was penetration by agents of the Soviet Union into the movie industry. Now we have a similar problem, only its not only penetration into the Hollywood establishment but also Washington D.C. by the Islamic element.

    We need another Ronald Reagan.

    • Mary Sue

      Don't forget the abuse that was heaped on McCarthy, and then it turns out decades later, we found out McCarthy UNDERESTIMATED how many soviet agents were in there!

  • HiPlainsDrifter

    If you happened to see the movie "The Grey", with Liam Nesson, you may remember the survivors of the crash banded together initially to fight off the wolves.
    After some initial success against the vicious predators, most all were eventually killed one by one. Until there was only one, who fought ( unsuccessfully), to stay alive against the wolf pack.
    This is what Israel is up against.
    A pack of animals, who care about nothing but eradication of the "trespassers", even though the "trespassers" mean them no harm and make life better for everyone.
    The Muslim Brotherhood is nothing but a predator organization, with no real purpose, except eliminate Israel and extend the Caliphate.
    All being done with financial support from Western pro-islamist, antiSemites in the EU and US…
    Once these wolves get the taste of blood and a sense of emboldenment, there will be no stopping the Muslim Brotherhood "wolf pack"…

    • Drakken

      Well then maybe it is time for us to be the wolves for a change instead of the sheep.

      • HiPlainsDrifter

        Fine…except for this "small" problem..
        Good read..

        • Drakken

          Very interesting read Drifter. I will add this one cavet, the warrior class will sit on the sidelines watching it unfold and let the various factions slaughter each other until it is time to step in and take over. The useful idiot progressive/leftist are the sheep and they are the weak of any class and they don't know that they are the dinner and the wolves let them be hearded for the slaughter. War no matter how so called civilized you make it, only prolongs and extends the agony.

    • Thomas Wells

      Wolf fur makes good coats and hats.

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    The Muslim Brotherhood isn't just out to eliminate Israel. It wants a complete elimination of any form of representative government ANYWHERE and imposition of Sharia EVERYWHERE. The US is as much slated for elimination as Israel. When John Brennan, proposed new head of the CIA calls Jihad a legitimate struggle for Muslims, is pro Hammas and Hizbollah and refers to Jerusalem as "Al Quds", be aware that this is not coming to a theatre near us, IT IS ALREADY PLAYING. Europe is gone. Watch the Youtube movie on the Western Civilization demographic winter. Entire villages are now ghost towns.

    Large groups of young Muslim males in Europe and the UK get together and complain about "Western" rules about cleanliness and sanitation, innoculaton and disease prevention. Compliance with their lowered standards of sanitation and even hand washing even in hospitals by Muslim nurses will result in epidemics which will take many lives. The wolves, I'm afraid are already here.

    • HiPlainsDrifter

      Four more years of obama, a worldwide communist 4thEstate, the mentally-ill in charge of foreign policy, all contributing to the downfall of Europe and a consolidation of the Islamic caliphate.
      I don't see how Israel survives the next 2 years..or US the next 4…

      • shadow watcher

        Don't worry Drifter, Israel survives (don't know about the U.S. tho')…Read the book of Joel, Or the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel, Revelation etc. These books are all in the Bible-which is quickly being proven true-… one fulfilled prophecy after another.

  • Ghostwriter

    There are many Egyptians right now who are probably wishing Mubarak were still in power now.

  • Arlie

    What if 0 was not president? What a sigh of relief that would be. Why aren't they keeping him tangled up in court case after court case? Curious, no? Congress should NOT confirm Barack Obama as President, For he is NOT an Article II "natural born citizen" By atty Mario Apuzzo. Objections to 0's confirmation SHOULD be made by at least One Senator and One Representative in order to Launch an Investigation.

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN Anyone know 1 of each willing to take a stand for AMERICA?
    SenatorTed Cruz & Louie Gohmert- (R-TX)?
    Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) & Senator Rand Paul?
    Senator Mike Lee & Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)?
    There are 2 other Reps. who once spoke out with Bachmann and I'm not sure if they were up for election in 2012: Tom Rooney (R-FL) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) – They were all demonized – to say the least.

    see the full story at:

    • Jim_C

      Too late, they already did confirm him. But I encourage you to continue this line of thought and pressure your representatives to take action on it. The problem is that 1. having zero evidence, 2. getting this issue laughed out of court every time it appears, and 3. being batsht crazy (even though people are too nice to tell you that) tends to make those reps think twice, since they're actually answerable for their actions.

  • tedh754

    What kind of "religion" is spread through lies and subterfuge? That's a rhetorical question.

  • LEE

    If all the negative Obama people who blog all these columns had voted for Romney Obama would nt be president today. But, alas, that didn't happen and we have that muslim 4 another 4 years..

  • albert

    Conspiracy of brothers? That's actually a good story to tell then and that is why I keep on watching movies with similar stories.. credit repair after bankruptcy