Editor’s Note – The reports of Islamic terrorist groups firmly embedded in the US has been around for years now. However, the media and the majority of politicians have chosen to ignore them, or more often, refer to them in the most incredible politically correct fashions. Groups like CAIR continue to operate a propaganda machine that attempts to give the public of non-Muslims a very incorrect picture.
Released in January of this year, a video and the supporting research show us the extent at Live Leak:
WASHINGTON – A Muslim group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists.
Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”
In a recruitment video captured from Gilani’s “Soldiers of Allah,” he states in English: “We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.”
This is very scary indeed, but what is even scarier is this gem below. The Muslim Brotherhood has been allowed to come to America, yet, they are one of the core international organizations that support the groups mentioned above. Not only that, but there is proof now, and it has been widely reported that many Muslim Brotherhood (Read the expose’ here.) members are working in our government, some are even in the White House and at the State Department.
High level meetings have occurred between State and the MB (See their web site here.) because of the big wins in Egyptian politics. Money is definitely flowing to them, yes, your tax dollars. On top of that, the MB is conducting an “international charm offensive” described in the last article listed below.
Next step for America…Dhimmitude…
Yes that’s right! The Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is Islamic world domination, have actually been allowed into our great country! They are touring Washington DC, and will be holding a conference with the American organization,the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). MPAC is similar to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). They both bully and brainwash America to suit Islam.CAIR does a lot of bullying of businesses, and fights anti-Sharia bills in US Courts. MPAC has also fought anti-Sharia bills, and has been known to manipulate our government and media. Both organizations are subversive to America.
Now MPAC has taken advantage of our Islam loving government,and will be holding court with the Muslim Brotherhood at an“undisclosed location”.
MPAC to Host Dialogue with Political Wing of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
RSVP for Tuesday Forum, Seating Limited
(Washington, DC, – 03/30/12) — The Muslim Public Affairs Council announced today that it will be hosting a conversation on Tuesday, April 3, with a delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
The delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party is on a tour in Washington, DC, and will be visiting other institutions such as Georgetown University, theCouncil on Foreign Relations and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Religion, Power and Politics:
A Conversation with Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party
Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
WHERE:Location information available upon RSVP
Abdul Mawgoud Dardery
Member of Parliament, Freedom and Justice Party – Luxor
Member, Foreign Relations Committee, Freedom and Justice Party
Adviser, Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party
Senior Editor, Ikhwanweb.com
Member, Foreign Relations Committee, Freedom and Justice Party
Foreign Relations Coordinator, Freedom and Justice Party
Email Hoda Elshishtawy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-547-7701.
Seating is limited, based on RSVPs
Allowing these Slaves to Allah into America, is the equivalent of Nazis being allowed in Israel. Plotting in our own backyard….
By Lauren Bohn
Editor’s note: Lauren Bohn is a 2010-2011 Fulbright fellow and multimedia journalist based in Egypt. She’s a Pulitzer Center grantee and a 2012 Overseas Press Foundation fellow.
(CNN) – Sondos Asem has butterflies, formulating answers to questions she expects to be asked and practicing her diction with the devotion of a high school debate champion. The gentle 24-year-old graduate student at the American University in Cairo is in a hotel room in downtown New York, figuring out what to wear on national television. (“This blazer would look good, right?” “Should I wear more color?”)
Like many young Egyptians, she’s been tweeting the fallout after the 2011 uprising that brought down former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The stakes are higher than 140-character dispatches might suggest. Asem has emerged as an unlikely unofficial spokeswoman for the Muslim Brotherhood, helping to run its English-language Twitter feed, @Ikhwanweb, and in turn revamp the group’s image in the West.
In no more than three lines, often using abbreviations and hyperlinks, she hashes out the views of the Brotherhood, the 83-year-old fountainhead of political Islam in the region and one of the most powerful organizations in Egypt. The Brotherhood’s newly established political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, has won just under half of the seats in the country’s new parliament — more than any other group — and will have a major hand in rewriting the country’s constitution.
This week, Asem and five members of the Brotherhood are in New York as part of the group’s first delegation in the United States, the face the Brotherhood thinks perhaps would be well received in the West. Asem is part of a worldly, urban generation. She shops at Egypt’s flashy mega-malls. She brushes her eyelids with a modest dash of sparkly eye shadow and wears designer head-scarves. She has an affinity for cosmopolitan cities and uses American teen parlance like “You rock” and “Yeaaah, girl.” She seems very unlike the kind of person who has historically been loyal to the Brotherhood.
Founded in Egypt in 1928, the group is the oldest and largest Islamist movement in the world. It has affiliates and branches throughout the region and adherents in Europe and the United States. Mostly made up of middle-class doctors, lawyers, and other professionals, the Brotherhood has sought a more traditional Islamic society by building extensive networks and social services across the country, often filling in gaps left by the neglect of sclerotic, corrupt regimes.
Band of brothers
Until the Egyptian uprising in 2011, the Brotherhood was officially banned by Mubarak’s government. Its members were routinely imprisoned. But it was given limited room to operate in the country and became one of the largest dissident organizations.
Many Western pundits and politicians have long denounced the group as a quasi-terrorist organization and the ancestor of al Qaeda. While some al Qaeda leaders — notably Ayman al-Zawahiri,who is Egyptian — have roots in the Brotherhood, al Qaeda largely dismisses it for renouncing violence and engaging politically.
When it comes to charming a largely Western audience, Asem is one of the Brotherhood’s prized go-to people. She comes from a stalwart Brotherhood family. Her father is in charge of publishing all the organization’s educational materials, like “How to be a good Muslim father” and “How to be a good Muslim wife.” Her mother ran unsuccessfully for parliament and is the current chairman of the political party’s committee on women.
Asem is persuasive and assertive, gesturing confidently as she talks, but she still looks down and shows the insecurities of a 20-something caught up in a national identity crisis.
Just six months ago, Asem went by a pseudonym in the press for fear of suffering a backlash among her private-university classmates, who are mostly secular and perceive the Brotherhood as a bunch of religious ideologues, bent on imposing Islamic law and diminishing civil liberties.
But times have changed since the Arab Spring.
The Brotherhood’s near-landslide victory in parliamentary elections has given Asem and fellow members the confidence to back the group publicly. She and some of her equally eloquent colleagues have shuttled across the world to attend conferences on the revolutionary uprisings, and their opinions are being heard and heeded on an unprecedented scale.
At the recent Daily Beast/Newsweek Women in the World summit, Asem brushed elbows with actresses Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie and sat on a panel moderated by Andrew Sullivan, a renowned gay Catholic blogger. It was a far different scene from a few years ago, when she and other members gathered clandestinely in cramped living rooms, turning off their mobile phones because they were afraid state security forces could be tracking their whereabouts.
As Asem settled into her hotel room in New York and prepared to meet with a prominent news organization’s editorial board, she got word that her boss had decided to run for the presidency of Egypt.
“Wow! I can’t believe it,” she exclaimed.
Not many can. The political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood has nominated its longtime strategist and financier Khairat al-Shater for president. The announcement ran counter to the Brotherhood’s previous pledge to stay out of the race, a decision the group said was made to prevent flooding the fledgling political system and derailing a smooth transition of power in the country.
The delegation that Asem is part of is meeting with Pulitzer-prize-winning journalists and the editorial boards of prestigious papers. The Council on Foreign Relations is hosting them in New York for a talk and they’re meeting with the Carnegie Endowment and the Brookings Institution in Washington, with a lot of coffee-talk in between. The goal: to alleviate the fears of a still-suspicious American establishment.
Global charm offensive
The delegation is really part of an international charm offensive, analysts and critics say, that is strategically unrepresentative of the deeply hierarchal Brotherhood. The image the group is trying to portray to the West belies its oppressive views of women and religious minorities, these experts say. And politically that could be a concern to the West, because the Brotherhood has historically been hostile to Israel.
On the other hand, it would be foolish to shun the delegation, and the least the West should do is continue to engage the group to understand its strategic influence in the new Egypt, say Marc Lynch, director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University.
Lynch says the recent meeting of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain with al-Shater in Cairo was perhaps the most eye-catching moment in this new engagement. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was traveling with McCain, reportedly said of the trip: “I was very apprehensive when I heard the election results. But after visiting and talking with the Muslim Brotherhood, I am hopeful that … we can have a relationship with Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood is a strong political voice.”
But at same time, there is going to be mutual suspicion on both the U.S. and Brotherhood sides, Lynch predicts. The Brotherhood will likely realize that whatever sympathy it got from America for being oppressed by Mubarak won’t continue unless the Brotherhood brings democracy to Egypt.
“I don’t discourage these road shows,” says Michael Hanna, a Middle East analyst at the Century Foundation, a progressive nonpartisan think tank. “But there’s always that question that hangs over the interactions: just how representative are these people of a very parochial, more conservative organization?”
It’s not just abroad that the Brotherhood finds itself on the defensive, but also on its home turf.
Read the rest here at CNN.