The Muslim Brotherhood is, as I understand it, a transnational Islamic Organization with chapters in 70 or so countries. There is one in America, at least an organization founded by the Brotherhood. Now...here is their Motto: "Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; jihad is our way; and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
Doesn't exactly sound like a group with a live and let live attitude, does it?
The Islamic Society of North America was founded by Muslim Brotherhood member in the United States. The Council on American-Islamic Relations was linked to Hamas support effort organized by the Brotherhood. Sort of sets off alarm bells, doesn't it? It does to me.
But...apparently not to either the Bush or Obama administrations. A Hudson Institute report last year identified the American Islamic College (AIC) as having been planned by the Muslim Students Association, a affiliate of the Brotherhood (and the MSA was once headed by AIC founder Ahmed Sakr). The significance, you ask? Well, President Obama's personal "envoy" to the Organization of Islamic Converence in Chicago this week appeared on stage with Ahmad Rehab, head of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)...a CAIR official and a White House aide sharing a stage.
Due to exhibits in the Hamas-support prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the FBI has declared "until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner."
But apparently the White House has no problem with this.And it is not just one...there are a number of Brotherhood speakers on the list for this conference: Safaa Zarzour, Secretary-General of the Islamic Society of North America, Imam Siraj Wahaj, who testified as a character witness for the Blind Sheikh, John Esposito, Dalia Mogahed, Rep. Keith Ellison, and Farah Pandith, the State Department's special representative to the Muslim community.
It is arguable that such activity by the administration empowers groups whose aim is to create an Islamic Nation in the United States. Why isn't the government explaining how this is in any way serving to protect the United States from the obvious threat? Why?