The United States And The Muslim Brotherhood
By: John Hampton
Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has been elected president of Egypt. This is a significant event for many reasons. For the purposes of this article, I will cite numerous sources showing that the Muslim Brotherhood presents a credible threat to the United States.
In recent months, investigators with the House and Senate intelligence committees have been examining the domestic security threat posed by the MB, and whether or not its agents have gained access to positions in the U.S. government. Among other things, federal court documents revealed that practically every major Muslim organization in America is a front group for the MB. Why is this important? Those same documents also showed that the U.S. network of the MB has raised millions of dollars for terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Hamas.
FBI veteran John Guandolo, who worked on many MB related terror cases in the aftermath of 9/11 said “The most prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. are all controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.” Although the FBI has cut ties with some of these organizations, many others remain active in outreach programs with Homeland Security and the Justice Department. Some are even advising U.S. government officials on how to react to events in the Middle East. Any chance there could be competing agendas at work here?
Another federal investigation from several years ago yielded a stash of secret manifestos, charters and other documents in Annandale VA. This information was found in the basement of the home of Ismail Elbarasse – an MB leader. After the Arabic documents were translated, investigators knew they had discovered archives of the U.S. element of the militant International Muslim Brotherhood.
Detailed in these missives were the precise plans of the MB to infiltrate and destroy the American government from within. Another document found during this search described a plan of the MB to take over the U.S. and replace its Constitution with Sharia law. Purportedly written in 1991, this document is a blueprint for a stealth grand jihad. It reads in part that the Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house by the hands of the believers, so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
This was more than enough information to convince counterterrorism investigators that the Muslim Brotherhood was/is conspiring against the United States. Several MB leaders have been imprisoned on conspiracy charges and for funneling money to Palestinian terrorists groups.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, Abdurahman Alamoudi (former U.S. MB head), who gained access to the Clinton and Bush administrations is now serving a federal prison term of 23 years for plotting terrorism.
The credo of the Muslin Brotherhood is as follows: Allah is our goal; the Prophet is our guide; the Quran is our constitution; Jihad is our way; and death for the glory of Allah is our greatest ambition.
In this video, Egypt’s new president is already threatening Israel. And then there’s Yussaf al-Qaradawi, recognized as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who said in a speech: “I’d like to say that the only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of jihad and resistance, even if in a wheel chair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews.”
In February 2011, FBI Director Robert Mueller told a House committee that elements of the Muslim Brotherhood had inspired terrorists such as Osama bin Laden. He also related that not only were those same elements present in the United States, but had supported terrorism in America and overseas.
In spite of all this evidence, President Obama demonstrated his support for Mohammed Morsi by calling to congratulate him on his victory. And then there’s the small sum of $1.5 billion in aid that the Obama administration presented to the new Muslim Brotherhood led Egyptian government. And back in 2009, the Obama administration invited ten members of the MB to the speech he gave in Cairo.
Arif Alikahn was appointed by President Obama as assistant secretary for policy development at the Department of Homeland Security. He once referred to Hezbollah as a liberation movement. In a previous assignment, he served as Deputy Mayor for Public Safety for the city of Los Angeles. While there he reportedly stifled efforts by the LAPD to monitor areas within the city where radical mosques and madrassas were located.
In 2010 President Obama appointed a member of his legal team, Rashad Hussain, to an envoy position at the State Department. But a background check showed that in 2004 Hussain said that, while in the U.S., Sami Al-Arian had been the victim of politically motivated persecutions. In 2003 Al-Arian was charged with heading U.S. operations of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In 2006 Al-Arian pled guilty to conspiracy to aid the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
In 2002 Mohamed Elibiary founded the Freedom and Justice Foundation in Plano TX. Freedom and Justice is the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. At one point, Elibiary was appointed as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. This gave him access to security documents. In October 2011 it was reported that he took sensitive documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety. As of April 2012, the House Judiciary Committee investigating the incident has received no response from the Department of Homeland Security regarding Elibiary’s actions. He remains on the Homeland Security Advisory Council.
It is reported that Saleha Abedin has ties to the MB. And it just so happens that her daughter, Huma Abedin, is Deputy Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton and wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Secretary of State Clinton weighed in on the Morsi victory by saying “We think that it is imperative that the military fulfill its promise to the Egyptian people to turn power over to the legitimate winner.” After reading this, my first thought was: here we have the Secretary of State practically demanding that a foreign military honor a promise to the people. Then I wondered: have there been any promises made by the Obama administration to the American people that have gone unfulfilled? But that’s a different article.
What would prompt an American president to offer such high profile support and acceptance to a group that conspires against, and is hostile toward the United States?
Is this all about votes in November? In recent weeks, Mr Obama has pandered to the gay and Latino communities. Has he now set his sights on the Muslim Brotherhood community? Has the president already written off large blocks of voters i.e. independents, whites and moderate Democrats? Is the president now laying the groundwork for the Republican war on the Muslim Brotherhood? Perhaps the so called Republican war on women and the war on Sandra Fulke and her birth control have lost their luster. Please note that when I us the phrase Muslim Brotherhood, I am referring specifically to the elements of the Muslim Brotherhood and not Muslims in general.
The reasons for Mr Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood may very well run much deeper than my simple analysis. Whatever the motive, the American people are again left to wonder: where is the Red, White and Blue leadership that we so desperately need? I don’t know why President Obama is forging a bond with a terrorist organization, but it is a very troubling circumstance. The onerous burden of indignation, duplicity, and frustration bear down upon the American people more and more each day. The foundation of our Republic is cracking. Mr President – Please lead, follow or get the hell out of the way!
John Hampton lives in Tehachapi CA and is quite concerned about the policies and motives of the current Administration. He believes in a system that holds our freedoms sacred, promotes personal responsibility, prudence and high moral standards.