Muslim Brotherhood Reveals Obama Ordered Shift of Support from US Allies to Islamist Groups

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This is interesting not just because the contents provide proof that Obama did in fact set out to shift support to the Muslim Brotherhood, but because of the source of the revelation.

The Obama administration conducted an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010 and 2011, beginning even before the events known as the “Arab Spring” erupted in Tunisia and in Egypt.

The President personally issued Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) in 2010, ordering an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood and other “political Islamist” movements, including the ruling AKP in Turkey, ultimately concluding that the United States should shift from its longstanding policy of supporting “stability” in the Middle East and North Africa (that is, support for “stable regimes” even if they were authoritarian), to a policy of backing “moderate” Islamic political movements.

To this day, PSD-11 remains classified, in part because it reveals an embarrassingly naïve and uninformed view of trends in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

The revelations were made by Al Hewar centre in Washington, DC, which obtained the documents in question.

Through an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, thousands of pages of documentation of the US State Department’s dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood are in the process of being declassified and released to the public.

A State Department Cable classified “Confidential” report says the following: “Benghazi Meeting With Libyan Muslim Brotherhood: On April 2 [2012] Mission Benghazi met with a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood steering committee, who will speak at the April 5 Carnegie Endowment `Islamist in Power’ conference in Washington, D.C.

Another State Department paper marked “Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU)” contained talking points for Deputy Secretary of State William Burns’ scheduled July 14, 2012 meeting with Mohammad Sawan, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who was also head of the Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party. The document is heavily redacted, but nevertheless provides clear indication of Washington’s sympathies for the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood as a major political force in the post-Gaddafi Libya

The story is from the Gulf News, which operates out of the Anti-Brotherhood UAE. Al-Hewar, which actually got hold of the documents, is linked to the International Institute of Islamic Thought… which is a Muslim Brotherhood front group.

Figures in the Muslim Brotherhood had threatened to leak understandings with Obama Inc. This is the next best thing. It warns Obama that if he tries to forget about them, they can prove that the relationship was official policy.

  • Pete

    “Figures in the Muslim Brotherhood had threatened to leak understandings with Obama Inc.”

    How well will this go in the Black Christian community?

    Michelle can hold up a hashtag with the message “Bring back our girls”, while her husband makes common cause with Salafis.

    Does it really make a difference what Michelle does? Is she the dupe or is she trying to dupe us?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Most AA’s don’t follow what is going on in Africa too closely

      • Pete

        You lost with the acronym AA.

        • truebearing

          African Americans.

          • Pete

            Thankyou. I should have seen that from a mile away :/

          • truebearing

            No problem. I’ve developed a habit of misspelling every other word. It drives me nuts. If my wife sees this comment she’ll start in on me needing glasses, which is absurd, of course.

      • bob smith

        Not to mention in the USA either sadly

  • Habbgun

    PSD stands for Pretty Stupid Directive …… It basically means Tea Partyers are extremists and Islamicists are moderates.

    • CapeLady

      Yes… when standing up for our Constitution, individual liberty and private property rights, fiscal responsibility, national security and American sovereignty is extreme – we really are in big trouble!

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Interesting … behind his hapless veneer there lurks a calculating supporter of Islamist movements. Since his initial out reach with Iran after assuming power to his support of Jihadists in Syria, Obama seems to be supporting every fundamentalist movement and undercutting what remands of secular fronts. The question, for me, was whether this was (1) bungling (2) pro-Islamic sympathies (3) his general disposition to support “authentic” indigenous movements that carry the anti-colonial (i.e. anti-American) banner. I always leaned towards 3 but these revelations are moving me towards 2. What do others think?

    • El Cid

      (2) pro-Islamic and (4) anti-American.

      Support for indigenous movements, eh? Can’t recall his positions on Tibet or Balochistan, can you?

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

        They aren’t anti-colonial, i.e. anti-American or anti-British. They don’t count.

        • J.B.

          Israel used to be under British mandate, and we all know how much Obama hates Israel. He doesn’t help any former psuedo-colonials unless they’re jihadi terrorists like ISIS, hamas, boko haram, the North Sudanese and the Moro Liberation Front.

      • J.B.

        Exactly. The notion that he supports jihadist groups and governments over secular governments every single time because of naivete is specious. He doesn’t just support muslim brotherhood jihadis. He supports all jihadist groups and theocracies, sunni and shia alike.

        It’s perfectly obvious.

    • truebearing

      Obama has dual loyalty to Islam and Marxism, which by definition make him hostile to everything America has stood for and traditionally believed. To put it more succinctly, he is a dedicated enemy of this country and Israel.

      • Teddi

        Very well said ! – equal loyalty to Islam and Marxism…

        Anti-American at the core.

        • truebearing

          It doesn’t get any more anti-American than that.

      • J.B.

        Which also makes him a very confused nitwit. Marxism and islam are both self contradictory creeds by themselves, and they are completely contradictory to each other.

        • truebearing

          Confused? Maybe. Twisted? Definitely.

        • Boetica

          Why are leftists so pro-Islam?

          • CapeLady

            I think it is a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I understand Obama because he is a Muslim… the Clintons are more difficult to understand, unless they believe they can co-opt Islam to destroy the American Republic and remain in control… if so, I think they are greatly deceived!

          • IngeC

            The Clintons are heavily involved with the muslim brotherhood and employ many of them in the Clinton Foundation.
            Huma Abedin – a member of the leading AQ/MB member family is heavily involved as well. Her marriage to Weiner was a marriage of convenience and sham.

    • Urimas

      Wake up people! Obamamonkey is just a lapdog doing what his masters tell him to do. And if you didn’t figured out already, he wasn’t elected, he was appointed! Yes! By the real owners of America! Why do you think an obscure law professor had to share the same private jet to Ottawa with Hillary Clinton just before democratic primaries, in order to attend the Bildenberg Conference?
      Now, try to figure out why the “anointed” ones would like to give a joint to a such a murderous religion as Islam, and you may solved the puzzle… Come on, it’s not so hard!…

      • Moa

        The US gained hegemony over the World after World War II.

        Start another planet-ravaging war and the World will beg the US into intervene, and give all their freedoms to make the New World Order make the ‘bad guys’ go away.

        THIS is how you bring the entire world into the neo-Marxism of the Left, with an excuse to crush any and all opposition.

        Just ask Zbigniew Brezinski. Under Jimmy Carter created the Afghan mujahideen that became Al Qaeda. He was brought back by Obama and *gasp* works to arm ISIS. ISIS is intended to weaken Iran, and Syria, and all the surrounding states – and impoverish the US too.

        Why else give jihadis half a billion dollars (on top of the other billions the Democrats have given the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Al Qaeda in Libya, etc)?

        Why else would Hillary Clinton work towards implementing Sharia and destroying the US First Amendment when she co-sponsored the deceptive UN HRC 16/18?

        Why else is Obama working toward the UN small arms treaty that would destroy the US Second Amendment?

        Why else would the Obama regime ban every link between Islam and jihad in all official documentation? and fire those who tell the truth about Islam, eg. Major Stephen Coughlin fired from the Pentagon at the behest of Muslim Brotherhood flunkies in the Obama Administration.

  • truebearing

    This was predictable. When Morsi was overthrown Obama was put in a hot seat. Either help reinstate the MB back into power, or have embarrassing facts leaked, or alienate the Egyptian military, which was extracting information from captured MB operatives, and have them leak even worse information. They are quite good at extracting information the “old fashioned way,” so we know that they know things about Obama that Obama doesn’t want us to know.

    Now all of the big-mouthed leftists can’t scoff at claims that Obama is the great enabler of Muslims. This is just the beginning of the revelations of his treachery.

  • http://oddhammer.com/tutorials/debt_clock/US_debt_clock_dynamic.swf John Barleycorn

    This is why Obamanation is a TRAITOR and ENEMY of America ..

    He should face a firing squad ..

    • Boko bin Hussein al-Obama

      I am coming to get you

      • http://oddhammer.com/tutorials/debt_clock/US_debt_clock_dynamic.swf John Barleycorn

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        • CapeLady

          That’s creepy!

  • James

    So according to these “facts” Pres Obama planned to overthrow the Egyptian government, so he can install the Muslim Brotherhood, this has been going on forever, every U.S. president has wanted these assessments on just about every country, just in case the government falls.

    • AK

      James, Obama and his SS Clinton had forced Mubarak to step down, thus enabling MB to gain power. All those who had made predictions back then that MB was the only movement in Egypt well organized and thus capable to gain power were told they were democracy and freedom haters.
      Yes, Obama did help MB overthrow the government and put MB in power. Those are the facts, not suppositions. If Obama signed understandings and agreements with MB, he was just following the example of his treasonous cousin in Kenya, who had signed similar agreements with Kenya’s Muslims, promising to hand over this largely Christian country into Muslim hands.

    • CapeLady

      Obama has been systematically helping the Muslim Brotherhood take out all of the dictators in the Middle East to help establish a new Islamic Caliphate. They could never accomplish that without American power. Do you really think that is a coincidence? Gadaffi… Mubarak… and so desperate to remove Assad… one after another! As a democracy project? Fat chance! Do you think Obama or Hillary care about democracy? Do they have any respect for our Constitution or our Republic? Absolutely not – they are totalitarians… and they have been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood up to their eyeballs for decades! They have elevated members of CAIR (the American branch of the Muslim Brotherhood) to the highest levels of our government – even DHS, and consulting with our military, resulting in all references to Islam being removed from our military manuals, etc. Time for Americans to wake up, and if you liberals want to live in a free country – you had better wake up too!

      • Moa

        Even worse, the Democrats are handing over BILLIONS of of US taxpayer funds to organizations who have vowed to conquer the World, destroy the US and Israel.

  • James

    What I’m fascinated about is, how would all of you would have reacted if Pres Obama was POTUS on 9/11/01, I’m sure you would have said that “Obama knew it was gonna happen & he allowed it” I know it has nothing to do with the article above

  • joshuasweet

    is it treason yet?

  • wileyvet

    “The Obama administration conducted an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010 and 2011, beginning even before the events known as the “Arab Spring” erupted in Tunisia and in Egypt.” Which consisted of Obama walking over to Secretary of State Clinton’s office and asking Huma Weiner if the MB were cool.

    • FrankLivingston

      Did your House member co-sponsor H.R. 5194—The
      Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014? https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5194/cosponsors

      • wileyvet

        I’m Canadian so I don’t have a House member. But I do need to look into where my government stands on the MB, as the Muslim Association of Canada is an MB affiliate. Also there is an Islamic centre in Montreal that does Halal certification that is also MB. It would be good if that Act is passed and maybe it will flush out the MB that have penetrated the Obama administration and US Agencies. Kudos to Michelle Bachman and Louis Gohmert et al.

  • MarilynA

    Obama is just continuing the policies of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Did you know that one of the first things Jimmy carter did was order all our CIA agents in Africa to switch sides and assist the Communist insurgents fighting the Governments there? The head CIA agent in Rhodesia told me that he resigned from the CIA and took a job working for the Rhodesian Government, because he was ordered to switch sides. He said Carter put a price on his head and he got out of Africa by the skin of his teeth and assistance from other CIA agents who were as disgusted as he was. As a result of Carter’s abandonment of those governments the Ayatollah took over Iran and turned it into a terrorist state and Robert Mugabe took over Rhodesia and began genociding all withes. thereby turning Rhodesia which was once the breadbasket of Africa into a basket case with destitute blacks humped up on once productive farms wondering why they aren’t rich like the white farmers were now that they own the land. Remember when Lt. Kennedy screwed up Gen. Eisenhower’s plan to liberate Cuba from Castro’s communist rule by changing Eisenhower’s plan to the Bay of Pigs fiasco? When will the American people realize that these Democrats who are touted by the media as being the smartest people in the world, don’t have a clue about how it is out here in the real world.

    • Moa

      The reason Obama has the same policies is because the real Democrat powers are continuing their playbook, punctuated by brief interruptions as Republicans are elected.

      Obama has brought back Zbigniew Brezinski, the same man who created the Afghan mujahideen under Carter (who would later become Al Qaeda).

  • Larry Middleton

    you folks dont dare take this bullshit anywhere normal folks because youll be laughed out of the place.how does it feel to be so stupid.not a word of this crazy dribble is true and any idiot knows it.why dont you take your silly racist bullshit back under a rock..he is the president and he is black …get over it..jackasses.

    • Drakken

      Oh look! A current product of our re-education system! How quaint! Let me guess? You voted for Obummer didn’t you?

    • CapeLady

      You liberal drones who voted for Obama and cannot see what is going on in this country and around the world because of his policies are brain dead. Every last one of you! You are so controlled by your ideology that you are willing to ignore history, human nature, science, and what is right under your nose! And our rejection of Obama has nothing to do with the fact that he is half black – we would happily put Allen West, Herman Cain, Tim Scott, and any number of black Americans in the White House. The tragedy is that a narcissistic incompetent like Obama who is a one man wrecking ball will go down in history as our first black president and a bigger disaster for this country than Jimmy Carter ever was!!! And if you want to know who is running this country, it is Valerie Jarrett. If you look at Obama’s daily schedule that is posted on WhiteHouse.gov – he is not doing much of anything apart from fund raising.

    • truebearing

      He’s half black, much like you are a half-wit.

    • jdog

      Nice try troll

    • FrankLivingston

      Larry: Did your House member co-sponsor H.R. 5194—The
      Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014? https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5194/cosponsors

  • IngeC

    That has been known for a while – that could be the reason Obama paid a ‘bribe’ under that table to the muslim brotherhood in Egypt – courtesy of American taxpayers – in the amount of 5 million dollars.
    Egypt filed charges against Obama and Hillary at the Haque – charges were ‘war crimes – after the removal of morsi – and the extent of Obama’s involvement in the arab spring and the subsequent forged win of morsi.
    It was extended to Benghazi – morsi sent muslim brotherhood members to Benghazi the night our men were killed. A video was shown where these fighters said on camera to Ansar al Sharia fighters ‘don’t shoot – morsi sent us’.

  • Enzo

    Treasonous

  • jdog

    WTF?

  • FrankLivingston

    Larry: Read “An Explanatory Memorandum: From the Archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America” online at Center for Security Policy website and then ask yourself why BOTH the House and Senate refuse to hold hearings on the Muslim Brotherhood and the plan they wrote do destroy us. http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2013/05/25/an-explanatory-memorandum-from-the-archives-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america

    Did your House member co-sponsor H.R. 5194—The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014? https://beta.congress.gov/bill

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    Just the facts: Good People Across the Globe Concur: Militant Muslims are the Cockroaches of the Human Race, except they are sub-human. Their DNA is lacking in empathy, kindness and sense of good/evil. The way you deal with Islamic State and Radical Islamists, those bloodthirsty, blood drunken terrorists, is to kill them, keep on killing them, until you kill the last one and then you kill his pet goat. His progeny MUST then be sterilized so that his sub-human seed and DNA does not spread. It is time to cleanse the Human Race of these social misfits who are NOT Human. That’s how you deal with them.
    Time for the West to Man Up, Face Directly and Deal With STAT.