On one hand the FBI is warning that homegrown terrorists are a major growing threat to the United States, on the other hand Rachad Hussain, President Obama’s Representative to the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) is participating in a conference called “Islam and Muslims in America” whose other participants include leaders of organizations designated as terrorist organizations by the FBI, including:
- Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Chicago
- John Esposito, Professor of International Affairs & Islamic Studies at Georgetown University
- Safaa Zarzour, Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorist funding case and as recently as this past March, the FBI reaffirmed this group’s terrorist ties. The ISNA was also identified by the Justice Department at the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial as an unindicted co-conspirator and part of the international terrorist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, when they balked at that designation the FBI released the documents to prove the groups association.
According to the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report who discovered discovered Hussain’s involvement, the conference is being held at the American Islamic College (AIC)
A Hudson Institue report identifies the AIC as possibly what was described in the early 1970′s as “the first Islamic university in the U.S.,” planned by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and to be funded from unidentified sources in the Middle East (possibly Libya)..The AIC was at one time headed by MSA founder Ahmed Sakr.
The Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) also has a suspect pedigree. It was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood of Palestine almost 45 years ago (the Muslim Brotherhood of Palestine morphed into Hamas). One would think that MSA was the Muslim equivalent of Hillel, the international Jewish college group , which is famous for being a religious home away from home, creating holiday and Shabbos celebrations for Jewish Students (and in some cases they even create marriages– friend of mine calls Hillel the intermarriage prevention group)
The goals of the MSA are much more nefarious than matzo balls and matchmaking. Since its founding in 1963, the purpose of the MSA has been to turn the Muslim population of America into a radical Islamo-fascist population.
For a short time, Rachad Hussain was embroiled in controversy after the GMBDR reported both his associations with the US Muslim Brotherhood and remarks that he had made in 2004 about the prosecution of convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian that were later deleted from the publication that reported them. Mr. Hussain at first denied remembering that he had made the remarks calling the prosecution “politically motivated persecution” but later, after an audio tape surfaced documenting the remarks, he acknowledged the comments but said that they had been “ill advised.” Mr. Hussain also admitted that he had complained to the publication about being misrepresented after the remarks were first reported but that the publication had deleted them on their own volition. The remarks did not appear to have been deleted until after Mr. Hussain had been appointed White House Counsel. (for an analysis of these events, go here)
…..Dr. Esposito has espoused views consistent with Brotherhood doctrine and during the 1990′s was known for his claims that Islamic fundamentalism was, in fact, democratic and posed no threat to the U.S. Dr. Esposito has at least a dozen past or present affiliations with global Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations including having served on the advisory board of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in the U.K. headed by Azzam Tamimi, a leader in the U.K. Muslim Brotherhood and often described as a Hamas spokesman. Dr. Esposito has also served with global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi on the Steering Committee of the Circle of Tradition and Progress and enjoyed a close relationship with the United Association For Studies and Research (USAR), part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and part of the Hamas support infrastructure. . In 2005, Saudi prince Alaweed bin Talal, a financial supporter of the global Muslim Brotherhood donated $20 million to the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown, headed by Dr. Esposito.
So what is it Mr. President? Are you concerned about domestic terror or are you just going to continue to stick your head in the sand? After all, you do say we can absorb a terrorist attack.