Obama’s Shout-Out To Muslim Brotherhood Entity

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


obamabrThe 50th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) featured the usual long list of Islamists that profess to be pro-Sharia and “moderate” in the same breath, but this year the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity had a special speaker: A gleaming President Obama thanking ISNA for its partnership and interfaith campaigns.

In congratulating ISNA on its 50th anniversary, Obama endorsed an event with over 20 Islamist speakers, most of whom teach multiple sessions. The most frequent speaker is Imam Zaid Shakir, who taught 32,000 Muslims over Memorial Day Weekend that the U.S. Constitution is inferior to Sharia Law because it grants equality to Muslims and non-Muslims. He is teaching at least eight sessions.

As originally reported by the Clarion Project, Obama’s videotaped address praised the “proud legacy” of ISNA. A confidential source within the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network  informed the FBI as early as 1987 that ISNA is a front whose purpose is to advance the “Islamic Revolution” in America.

This source is vindicated by a secret U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum written three years later that listed ISNA and its components as part of its network to wage a “kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”

In 2007, the U.S. government labeled ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a Hamas-financing “charity” that shared an address with ISNA. The Brotherhood’s apologists contest the significance of that label, but what they can’t contest is that federal prosecutors specifically listed ISNA as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity.

Stunningly, President Obama boasted of his administration’s relationship with ISNA:

“[M]y administration is proud to be your partner in our shared efforts to promote economic opportunity, accessible health care and affordable education in Muslim communities throughout our country,” he said.

Ponder that for a moment. The U.S. government concluded that ISNA is a Brotherhood entity, yet the leader of that government is heaping praise upon it.

Terrorism expert Patrick Poole and I explored ISNA’s relationship with the White House is a 700 Club segment with Erick Stakelbeck, author of The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy.

“[H]ere we have the United States government going into federal court saying, ‘These are the bad guys, they’re supporting terrorism, they’re a front for the Muslim Brotherhood.’ And then as soon as they leave federal court, ‘These are our outreach partners, these are the moderates, these are the people that we need to be dealing with,’” Poole explained.

The best example of ISNA’s influence is the Clarion Project’s May 2013 expose of the role of ISNA and other Islamist-friendly groups and individuals in crafting training guidelines for the Department of Homeland Security. As you probably guessed, these guidelines reject instruction based on the broader Islamist ideology and teaching about the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network and its legal methods.

ISNA is also a political ally of the administration. The administration courted ISNA to rally Muslim support for gun control and for immigration reform. The White House’s Office of Public Engagement admits that ISNA is its primary Muslim outreach partner.

President Obama was sure to specifically point out the accomplishments of ISNA’s interfaith programs:

“I’m especially grateful to the work that ISNA has done to advance interfaith understanding and cooperation here at home and around the world,” he said.

The interfaith campaign praised by Obama is led by former ISNA Secretary-General Sayyid Syeed, who was recorded in 2006 saying, “Our job is to change the Constitution of America.”

ISNA’s website has an entire page dedicated to its interfaith efforts. It has a list of official interfaith partners that includes major Christian and Jewish organizations. ISNA’s interfaith political coalition, Shoulder to Shoulder, was presented to the Islamist Prime Minister of Turkey as one of its crowning achievements.

To put Syeed’s achievement in the proper prospective, we must look at his background.

In 1987, the FBI informant in the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network warned that a front called the International Institute of Islamic Thought had a six-phase plan to “institute the Islamic Revolution in the United States,” beginning with “peacefully get[ting] inside the United States government…”

The Director of IIIT’s Academic Outreach at that time was Sayyid Syeed—the same official whose work was just praised by Obama.

The transferring of Syeed from Secretary-General of ISNA to Director of its Office of Interfaith and Community Alliances shows how much importance ISNA places in its interfaith work. Earlier this year, Syeed spoke in front of about 100 evangelical leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast.

This embrace of ISNA helps explain the pro-Muslim Brotherhood angle of American foreign policy. When the government embraces U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities as partners and advisors, we should expect nothing less.

This article was sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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  • adumbrate

    Why not rub it in our faces? IRS targets conservative groups ,NsA targets everyone, but mostly targets the enemies list inside our own borders. Benghazi was about a video…the world drew that red line…

    Obama is emboldened. So was Chavez, et al…

    • lovemykids

      I’m sure the President blithely pretends not to know….

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  • davarino

    What else can be concluded? Obama is on the side of the islamists……..check that, terrorists who want to turn the world into muslims by force. Of course they wait to start the violence until they have the numbers. We as Americans have to stop this infiltration from within. The turn around will happen, its just a matter of time

    • Boyd He

      Just what exactly do you think his new immigration bill is ultimately designed to do? He said it himself his goal is to bring 50 to 100 million Muslim immigrants here before his second term is completed. Wonder what that will do for our economy and job market? Obama has let them openly operate Muslim terrorist training camps in 35 states, he knows exactly what he is doing. How do you feel about the Million Muslim March set for 09/11? That is just a slap in the face! Have some koolaid we just imported it from Syria.

    • kikorikid

      davarino, AND events. About two years ago I read where
      Iran had smuggled into the U.S. about a dozen “Cell” leaders
      who would direct Islamist already in our borders.
      If BHO orders Syrian attacks Iran will likely activate these
      cells with bombs going off everywhere. Maybe then,MAYBE.

    • Jane

      How can Obama turned against the christian nation that he represents. CHristians are 80% of America!!

  • grog

    Is this guy crazy????

    • Sharps Rifle

      No, he’s just part of the enemy.

      • AttMore

        Yes,a “DEMONIC ENEMY”…GOD Help Us…

        • Boyd He

          One of Satan’s minions in my view.

          • AttMore

            Your view is correct,IMHO…..God Bless!!!

  • jakespoon

    I don’t recall who said,” When treason prospers,none dare call it treason.” Well, I will. Our government and this administration is rife with it.R&D both.

    • Johnny

      Sir John Harington

      • jakespoon

        Thank you.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      I agree, and we need to have it rooted out and the traitors and their willing cohorts held to account in the courts of our land.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      Imam Shakir – by chance was he the one who was connected to radicals in Saudi Arabia just after the Boston terror attack?

    • Gregular768 .

      The fact is Islam IS here in the UK, in Europe, in USA, in Canada and it’s growing. And they’ve brought the war of Palestine/Islam with them.
      The whole situation is ludicrous.
      You guys need to see what’s happening in Europe and the UK.
      All our laws are being twisted and manipulated. We can do nothing while they continue to have hate marches and hate preachers, in mosques in jails. Kill our soldiers in the streets of the UK.
      Whole towns have changed, there are sharia courts and banks. The UK has just got it’s first British tax funded Muslim school – and the story doesn’t read well http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10332420/Teacher-forced-out-of-school-for-failure-to-wear-Muslim-hijab.html
      They won’t stop, it’s only going to get worse. They complain and the western world gives in, then they complain again and we fold. How long will it be before all our hard long fought traditions, rights, laws, freedoms are eroded away?

      Sorry to say it but the Muslim community needs to do more or face being tarnished with the same brush and be dealt with in the same way as the Islamists.

      Muslims and Islam are closely interlinked and have always been so. For 1400 years and they’ve done NOTHING to stop these radicals. Done nothing to remove this element from their religion.
      Why are there Islamists wherever Muslims are?
      Why have the moderate muslims done nothing for so long?
      How small is this small percentage that makes the minority?

      And we do nothing now out of fear of upsetting the Islamists and the moderate muslim community.

      The moderate muslims NEED to make a much more positive stand against the radicals and hardliners – it’s their religion that’s being used for extremism and if the western world fails, if civilisation falls, once that happens, these radicals will target the moderate muslims because in the eyes of an islamist – there is no moderate muslim, there’s only one type of true muslim.
      Or are the moderate muslims really islamist and currently the public face for it all?

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Is Obama a Wilsonian or a crypto-Muslim? I honestly don’t know. The progressive belief in an international community reeks of both Lenin and Wilson. Buffaloed here.

    • herb benty

      Well, an arguably Christian nation became America, now the atheistic left is in control, we all get to see how they can do. It sure as hell looks bad so far. It starts at the top they say, and we got us a President who adores the MB. The same MB that is comitted to world domination, killing all Jews and Christians, blah, blah. Nice bloody start Dems!!

    • kikorikid

      Clare, Enjoyed many of your posts.
      Good question here. BOTH sort of,maybe.
      When Lenin wrote of Marxist-Socialism he called for
      a dedicated, true believer,”Vanguard” to carry out
      the achievement of the workers “Utopia”.
      Sayyid Qubt,in “Milestones”,the game plan book
      of the Muslim Brotherhood, calls for a “Vanguard’
      of true believers to carry out “Global Jihad”.
      We are living under a “Tyranny of the minority”
      “Vanguard” that is both Red and Green.
      There is only one solution.

  • Andrew Apter

    It’s classic psy ops folks. You’re missing the point. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    • https://www.Twitter.com/TheJettDavis Jett Davis

      No it’s not. It’s classic BS (of the cultural Marxist variety).

      • kikorikid

        YES Jeff Davis YES!
        Right out of the Frankfurt School.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    An ironic end to this story of horrors and disaster might come with the assassination of the president by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood which he has been promoting as ineffectively as he has promoted all domestic issues. He doubtlessly promised them Egypt and now they’ve lost it. They expected him to bring troops to reinstate Morsi but he knew better and his hands were tied. Now he tries to make up for it to them by attacking Syria where the Brotherhood also has high hopes. His whole history has been alliances with negative elements and then turning his back on them when they prove to be detrimental. Sooner or later he will have to turn his back on the Brotherhood and then he will be in danger for the rest of his life.

    • Boyd He

      I hope you are correct.

    • https://www.Twitter.com/TheJettDavis Jett Davis

      Kinda like Kennedy and Sam Giancana (LOL)…but where’s Oswald when you need him? (LMAO)…

    • Boyd He

      As troublesome as that scenario would be, this country would be much better off in the long run, we all know it.

  • Boyd He

    Our Mullah in the white house is certainly working his magic.on the people. For any fool who was dumb enough to vote for him a second time SHAME ON YOU! The only reason he has not been impeached yet is his skin color, there is overwhelming evidence of his treasonous and illegal activities, Why has no one done a damned thing about it? Afraid of political suicide? We had better get all our women and female children fit for burkas now. Anyone know a company that sells the Koran I could invest in?

    • herb benty

      Thank you! Someone else that has noted the permanence of what Obama does! Note the cheshire grins on Obama and crowd. They never will be voted out of Office. The unions have rigged the equipment, Holder has managed to stop the states from putting a halt to fraud.the illegals streaming across the “border”will surely be ushered to a voting booth and together with open season on Whites, well, there goes the U.S.A. I never thought America would end this way, but you have to give a tip of the hat to Karl Marx, who famously stated that, ” the West could not be defeated from outside, but would be defeated from within”. Even our God has indicated that people can be their own worst enemy. Today, the left fits that to a T. And of course the left have enlisted Islam to bolster their cause.

    • Gary Dickson

      Instead of “mullah”, how about “caliph”?

      I think Hussein would be much more interested in that title.

      I suggest that the only reason why no one has done anything about it is that Obama and his crew are very good at, oh, say, using bats on knees via the IRS.

      Don’t forget, some Muslims have as little problem taking off the head of a Jew or Christian as they would a chicken. Why would Caliph Obama behave any differently?

      Just my guess, though.

      • Boyd He

        You have a great point there, So should we all find a company that is mass producing the Koran and burkas and invest heavily, could bring some great financial returns. The Caliph must be impeached, I am afraid that he will start world war three this week. God ( The Christian one) help us all.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    Another incidence concerning the question of Obama’s religious affiliation, Christian or Muslim? If he is not Muslim he is most certainly sympathetic to
    their much stated “plight” as victims of religious bigotry, a case of the pot calling the kettle black. The only cure for their self declared plight, according to them, is to give them wider access; Muslim outreach and interfaith dialog, all of which allows them to perpetuate their pack of lies to clueless, gullible, ignorant dupes; like the President himself? Not if the “smartest man on the planet” is a closet Muslim.

    In his defense, if there is one, Obama is far from being alone in his sympathies for the “beleaguered” Muslims who are, to put it mildly, beleaguering every other religion in areas on the planet where they dominate. This has been widely reported by intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced folk, especially from the
    Middle East and from former Muslims and recognized experts on the subject of Islam who, as they occasionally pop up in the rarefied air of the intellectual, academic elite, professional media (speaking of dupes), are immediately demonized, marginalized and trivialized as having the diminished mental capacity “typical” of psychotics; in this case, “Islamophobes.” People afflicted with a dreaded phobia. Thus, no need to take seriously anything they say or write, all of which is just irrational bigotry against…..repeat after me…..”The Religion of Peace,” the most violent religious bigots on the planet. Who knew? Who knows now?

    • kikorikid

      I know!
      Muslim “Outreach” and “Interfaith Dialogue” AND “Bridge Building”
      are ALL covered in the Quran. All are to be ONE-WAY ONLY
      in order to promote Islam. Obama promotes Islam by being
      Shariah Compliat at every turn, “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE”
      is the best example. Never say anything about Islam because
      it falls under “blaspheme” in Shariah Law, punished by
      DEATH.
      Your next BLT could be your last if we don’t
      turn this around.

      • Donald J DaCosta

        This word has to get out. Too many in the west and in America in particular are convinced that no religion could even remotely be engaged in violence as a religious obligation. The notion is so outrageous that, when expressed, it is automatically attributed to religious bigotry or the fanatical ravings of mentally unstable individuals afflicted with a phobia…….Islamophobia.

        This is so entrenched in the western psyche that otherwise tolerant organizations and countries, the U.K. in particular, bar entry of any of the proponents scheduled to speak on the subject of the inherent threat of Islam classifying them as threats to national security. This determination to remain ignorant is breathtaking in its implications. The U.K. in particular has apparently forgotten their history with regard to Neville Chamberlain and his dismissal of the threat of Nazism. The irony is that Hitler had close ties with Muslim fanatics. It’s no secret.

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Nazi-Connection-Islamic-Terrorism/dp/0595289444

        http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2636

        http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/6/muslim-turkish-teens-jews-hitler-should-have-kille/

  • g..man

    And he would go to war against Israel in one second if he could.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      I honestly believe so.

  • Don

    He (Obama) ought to be impeached!

  • Cid

    “Separation of church and state” apparently isn’t applicable to Islam/Muslims, yet they have infiltrated this administration and influenced policy in just about every agency. Where is the outrage?

  • Ken V

    Obamaneedsto be tried convicted and hung for his treasonous acts.

  • USARetired

    What else would we expect from a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? This alone makes him intelligible for the office of President

  • Bob Almighty

    Obama is a Muslim Brother. That is why he helped in Libya Egypt and Syria but not the revolution in Iran.

  • guest233

    What in the world are we americans going to do when Obama brings in 100 million or so muslim’s at tax payers expense? For those who say he can’t or won’t do that, if one looks at his past record, you will see Obama does exactly what he pleases.