Muslim Brotherhood influence? What Muslim Brotherhood influence. There’s none of that at the White House which would never meet with the deputy of a guy whose views on Jews make Hitler look moderate.
The White House’s National Security Council has confirmed that staffers held a June 13 meeting with Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah, an Islamist cleric who shares leadership of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, where he is vice-president and the terror supporter Yusuf al-Qaradawi is president.
The meeting occurred on the same day the Obama administration announced plans to arm Syria’s rebel factions.
Bin Bayyah wrote on his website in the days following that meeting that he ‘visited the White House where he met with Ms. Gayle Smith, a senior aide to President Barack Obama, and Mr. Rashad Hussain, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.’
‘He also met with a number of experts,’ that claim continued, ‘including the director of public relations in the White House, the national security adviser, and representatives from seven government agencies.’
And they didn’t even invite Huma over for coffee and Jihad.
Al-Qaradawi is generally considered the leading Islamic scholar affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He has called openly for the destruction of Israel and the deaths of all Jews, called Adolf Hitler a divine punishment for the ‘misdeeds of the Jews’ and claimed the Nazi Holocaust has been popularly exaggerated.
Al-Qaradawi has also said he wants to die ‘in the service of jihad’ by blowing himself up in Israel and killing Jews in the process.
The two clerics’ close association has caused reputational trouble for bin Bayyah among Western governments, and the U.S. State Department has denied al-Qaradawi entry into the country since 1999. But the Obama administration welcomed bin Bayyah into the White House.
Bin Bayyah’s own views about Palestinian terror attacks on Israeli targets may have made inviting him to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a difficult call.
That the Obama Administration would invite to the United States a radical Muslim cleric whose organization supports terrorism and whose leaders have issued fatwas calling for the killing of Americans and Jews is beyond comprehension.,’ Investigative Project on Terrorism executive director Steve Emerson told MailOnline.
Emerson called on Congress to investigate ‘immediately.’
Separately, a senior administration official confirmed to MailOnline that ‘Gayle Smith and members of the National Security Staff met with Shaykh Bin Bayyah to discuss a wide range of issues including poverty, global health efforts, and Bin Bayyah’s efforts to counter the al Qaeda narrative.’
Ah yes. Global health and poverty. Those are the things that the Brotherhood is most closely associated with. Also countering the narrative of Al Qaeda… all of whose leaders were members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Bin Bayyah’s account of what went on is rather different.
Among the topics the post says Bin Bayyah addressed at the meeting was how to “lift the injustices from vulnerable peoples such as the Syrian people, the Palestinians, and the Muslims in Myanmar” and for the U.S. to do more to aid the Syrian revolution.
According to Bin Bayyah’s website’s account of the meeting, it was the White House who asked for an audience with him.