Feb 6th, 2013 by TMH
Hat Tip: BB
The Right Planet
This Is The Fifth Different Article We’ve Brought To Your Attention On Obama’s Close Ties With His Muslim Brothers In The Muslim Brotherhood – More And More Are Opening Their Eyes To The Facts – When Will You Wake Up America?
Bob Beauprez 01-17-13
A recently published report by Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine identifies six American Islamist activists that are connected to the Obama Administration as Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.
The Dec. 22 story suggests that the influence of these six MB operatives is “tantamount to a turning point for the Obama administration from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood in the world as well.”
The article was translated in full (read here) and separately summarized by John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (here). Founded in 1995, IPT is considered by many to be among the world’s most comprehensive data centers on radical Islamic terrorist groups.
The following is from Rossomando’s text:
The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood “subsidiary.” It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the “file of Islamic states” in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.
Elibiary, who has endorsed the ideas of radical Muslim Brotherhood luminary Sayyid Qutb, may have leaked secret materials contained in Department of Homeland Security databases, according to the magazine. He, however, denies having any connection with the Brotherhood.
Elibiary also played a role in defining the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy, and the magazine asserts that Elibiary wrote the speech Obama gave when he told former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave power but offers no source or evidence for the claim.
According to Rose El-Youssef, Rashad Hussain maintained close ties with people and groups that it says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America. This includes his participation in the June 2002 annual conference of the American Muslim Council, formerly headed by convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.
He also participated in the organizing committee of the Critical Islamic Reflection along with important figures of the American Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji,Hisham al-Talib and Yaqub Mirza.
Regarding al-Marayati, who has been among the most influential Muslim American leaders in recent years, the magazine draws connections between MPAC in the international Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure.
Magid heads ISNA, which was founded by Brotherhood members, was appointed by Obama in 2011 as an adviser to the Department of Homeland Security. The magazine says that has also given speeches and conferences on American Middle East policy at the State Department and offered advice to the FBI.
Rose El-Youssef says Patel maintains a close relationship with Hani Ramadan, the grandson of Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, and is a member of the Muslim Students Association, which it identifies as “a large Brotherhood organization.”
While the Rose El-Youssef article is largely unsourced, “ex-FBI agents who have investigated the Brotherhood’s influence operations inside the U.S. confirm some of those named in the story have come under scrutiny,” according to a separate published report by Investor’s Business Daily that specifically identified Alikhan, Elibiary, Hussain, and Magid.
“The level of penetration (by the MB) in the last three administrations is deep,” former FBI special agent John Guandolo is quoted as saying by IBD. “For this president it even goes back to his campaign with Muslim Brotherhood folks working with him then.”
Guandolo says the MB has placed operatives and sympathizers inside the U.S. military, as well. The government has ID’d hundreds of Brotherhood and Hamas fronts inside the U.S. but has shut down only a few due to political pressures, according to Guandolo in the IBD report.
“The Muslim Brotherhood controls about 500 organizations that are overt NGOs (Non-Government Organizations),” Guandolo said. “That means they’re running thousands of covert organizations we don’t know about and nobody’s monitoring.”
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