Category Archives: Muslim Brotherhood

Has the U.S. Government Finished Investigating CAIR for Terror Ties?

By Johanna Markind
Is the U.S. government investigating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), as it said it would? If not, why not? If so, what are its findings?

Consider this syllogism:

Muslim Brotherhood membership = a possible indicator of extremism.

A recently-published British government report concludes that “membership of, association with, or influence by the Muslim Brotherhood should be considered as a possible indicator of extremism,” according to Prime Minister David Cameron. The report also notes that the British government was mistaken in believing it shared a common agenda with the Muslim Brotherhood against al-Qaeda and militant Salafism in general. Cameron said the government would be more careful in the future not to provide legitimacy or a platform for the Muslim Brotherhood.

The study is particularly noteworthy given that CAIR, a widely-quoted organization which poses as a civil-rights group, is a Muslim Brotherhood entity. A federal district court found it to be so, listing it under the heading “The following individuals/entitles who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organizations.” CAIR is number 11 on the list. CAIR was started with the help of a $5,000 donation from the Holy Land Foundation, a terrorist organization prosecuted by the aforementioned court for aiding the terrorist group Hamas. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Muslim Brotherhood is “Hamas’ parent organization.”

The problem is not limited to leaders from long ago: CAIR’s current executive director, Nihad Awad, participated in a Hamas meeting in Philadelphia and has voiced support for the group. Doubtless it is this mindset that caused CAIR’s reluctance to condemn Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks.

Given CAIR’s record of ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) severed ties with CAIR back in 2009 “until [the FBI] can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS.” After the United Arab Emirates designated CAIR a terrorist organization in November 2014, the U.S. State Department said it would investigate. What has it found? Why doesn’t the federal government release the reports?

Johanna Markind is Associate Counselor for the Middle East Forum.

Is the U.S. government investigating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), as it said it would? If not, why not? If so, what are its findings?

Consider this syllogism:

Muslim Brotherhood membership = a possible indicator of extremism.

CAIR = a Muslim Brotherhood organization.

∴ CAIR = “possibly” an “extremist” i.e. terrorist organization.

A recently-published British government report concludes that “membership of, association with, or influence by the Muslim Brotherhood should be considered as a possible indicator of extremism,” according to Prime Minister David Cameron. The report also notes that the British government was mistaken in believing it shared a common agenda with the Muslim Brotherhood against al-Qaeda and militant Salafism in general. Cameron said the government would be more careful in the future not to provide legitimacy or a platform for the Muslim Brotherhood.

The study is particularly noteworthy given that CAIR, a widely-quoted organization which poses as a civil-rights group, is a Muslim Brotherhood entity. A federal district court found it to be so, listing it under the heading “The following individuals/entitles who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organizations.” CAIR is number 11 on the list. CAIR was started with the help of a $5,000 donation from the Holy Land Foundation, a terrorist organization prosecuted by the aforementioned court for aiding the terrorist group Hamas. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Muslim Brotherhood is “Hamas’ parent organization.”

The problem is not limited to leaders from long ago: CAIR’s current executive director, Nihad Awad, participated in a Hamas meeting in Philadelphia and has voiced support for the group. Doubtless it is this mindset that caused CAIR’s reluctance to condemn Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks.

Given CAIR’s record of ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) severed ties with CAIR back in 2009 “until [the FBI] can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS.” After the United Arab Emirates designated CAIR a terrorist organization in November 2014, the U.S. State Department said it would investigate. What has it found? Why doesn’t the federal government release the reports?

Johanna Markind is Associate Counselor for the Middle East Forum.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/12/has_the_us_government_finished_investigating_cair_for_terror_ties.html#ixzz3ulrl7Jxz

Muslim Brotherhood sponsored ‘Walk a Mile in Her Hijab’ day at public high school

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On Wednesday, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) sponsored an event at Vernon Hills High School called “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab”. As most readers know, the MSA is one of the most active and prominent front groups of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Vernon Hills is an affluent suburb of Chicago. The Muslim population is just under 1.5%, which is nearly double the national average. In and around the area there are eight mosques and at least one Islamic school.)

Short and sickening video of Muslims putting hijabs on non-Muslim girls: here

[Preparing for conversion or dhimmitude?]

The Daily Herald reports:

Vernon Hills High School senior Yasmeen Abdallah, who is a Muslim, carefully wrapped the traditional hijab around the head of junior Charli Mosley while she explained its purpose.

“You can’t really understand or judge a person and their beliefs until you understand why they do it and what it’s like for them to do what their [sic] doing,” explained Abdallah, who is the president of the school’s Muslim Student Association.

The “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab” event Wednesday, hosted by the 10-member organization, was designed to allow non-Muslim female students the opportunity to wear the head covering and gain a better understanding of the Muslim faith. “This event is to hopefully denounce negative stereotypes,” Abdallah said.

Abdallah said the event was a good experience, one she hopes will become an annual event. A lot of the girls got positive feedback from other students and benefited from the experience, she said, despite one unknown male student who told a non-Muslim girl to take off the hijab as he passed in the hall. (snip)

Six members of the group spent the morning placing hijabs on 17 non-Muslim girls who wanted to participate in the project. They also talked about the meaning of the hijab and facets of the Muslim religion to students who approached them.

Would I love to have been a fly on the wall when those conversations took place! I’m guessing there was a lot of talk about tolerance, peace, and how well women are treated, among a host other main and side dish servings of taqiyya.

Teachers and students at the school were encouraged to ask questions about the hijab when they came across a student wearing one.

“I wanted to learn more about the religion, considering my uncle is also Muslim,” Mosley said while wearing a red hijab. “With more people wearing a hijab around school, it could bring more acceptance to the religion and have more people become more aware.”

Why are public schools concerned with people learning about religious garb? And, I’m curious. Has the school ever held a day when male students were encouraged to wear yarmulkes or when non-Christians were urged to wear a cross? Let me take a wild guess: No. And there should not be any such activities. I only ask because we so often see this lop-sided capitulation to Muslims.

We’ve already got school trips to mosques (by the way, try Googling “school trip to synagogue” and see what you come up with) and students being taught about Islam – the whitewashed version. And now this. Which won’t be the end. Not be a long shot.

The event was planned last May and was not in response to recent terrorists [sic] attacks in Paris or California, organizers said.

If true, this reveals how upside down the world is such that after Islamic terror attacks there’s a push to enlighten everyone about the wonders of Islam while non-believers who were slaughtered are relegated to dhimmi status even after their death, as Muslim victimization becomes a top concern.

Here’s a novel idea: How about if after Islamic terror attacks we teach our children about the teachings of the Quran that drive this barbaric behavior that one day may kill them?

Guillaume said Muslim Student Association members have told him they have been treated with respect at the school.

So why all the fuss if there’s been no problem? Oh, I remember now. One is either a fake victim or an anticipatory victim. So Muslim students have been treated with respect, but you never know when there could be a backlash, so let’s wrap hijabs around the heads and faces of some non-Muslim girls.

The long arm of the Muslim Brotherhood arrived in Vernon Hills High School and it appears that only one person – a student – had enough common sense and intuition to know something was amiss.

Guillaume expressed his admiration for the Muslim students, who he said have long searched for a way to communicate who they are and their experiences.

“I think it is a difficult time to be a Muslim student in our high school, in our community, and in America,” he said. “I think this is an opportunity for our kids to embrace the Muslim community within the school. For other kids outside of this organization, to understanding what it’s like for these girls to walk through our halls in this garment in a way that stands out from other kids. So, I’m proud of them.”

Why must “kids embrace the Muslim community”? And enough with the all-too-familiar tale of the poor Muslim outsider in need of understanding and acceptance. Even though, as noted in the article, no one’s bothering them! In fact, they’re treated with respect. But it doesn’t matter. The push toward sharia never sleeps and manifests in any and all ways, large or small, subtle or overt. It continues to advance, gaining ground while idiots don’t notice or care. Until one day they will. (Maybe.)

Of note, this is not the first time hijab jihad has reared its head in our schools. This past year similar events were scheduled and/or held in California and Ohio. (See here, here, here, and here.) I expect we will see a lot more of this as hijab jihad takes hold. To learn more about the meaning of hijabs and how the symbol asserts itself around the world see here, here, here, and an excellent video by Jamie Glazov, here.

Hat tip: Breitbart

The Pro-Terrorist Front Groups On American Campuses

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Americans are shocked when a news report reveals that an American has turned up in Syria fighting for the terrorists. If the jihadist is then identified as a Somali immigrant who settled in Minnesota but never assimilated to the American way of life, there is a sigh of relief, perhaps accompanied by concern that so many immigrants are currently coming from regions plagued by religious hatreds and terrorist wars. The concern is real but the relief is a false one, based on a misunderstanding of the many dimensions of the “grand jihad” being waged by terrorist parties like the Muslim Brotherhood.

This week I traveled to the Midwest to speak at Ohio State, home of the Buckeyes, to an audience of 130 students. My subject was the campus war being waged against Israel by two student fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood – the Muslim Students Association and the Committee for Justice in Palestine. These groups are not themselves terrorists. But they are carrying out a propaganda war crafted by terrorists that is designed to help Hamas “obliterate” the Jewish state by portraying it as a criminal occupier of Palestinian land.

More than half the students attending were members of the two organizations and supporters of the Hamas terror campaign. I attempted to refute the lies they were spreading at Ohio State (Israel is an occupier of Palestinian land; Israel is an apartheid state). Their Jewish targets, I explained, were just the canaries in the mine. Already there were far more Christians slaughtered by the soldiers of Mohammed, and Muslims too. But those numbers I said will be dwarfed should the day come when the Islamic Republic of Iran drops a nuclear bomb on Tel Aviv.

The Muslim Students Association, which is a presence on more than a hundred campuses, is supported by college funds and accorded campus privileges. It is a recruitment organization for the Muslim Brotherhood. Many members of the MSA, as I also said, are innocent of the true agendas organization. Those with political potential are selected for training seminars taught by Brotherhood leaders. Nine former presidents of MSA have gone on to high-level careers with al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. The most famous is Anwar al-Awlaki, formerly the head of al-Qaeda in the Yemen, killed in a U.S. drone strike. Before that, Awlaki was the president of the Muslim Students Association at Colorado State.

The centerpiece of the pro-terrorist propaganda campaigns conducted by these groups on American campuses is a Hamas-created 4-panel map. The map purports to show that a Muslim state called Palestine (colored in green) existed in 1946 and was then infiltrated by Jews (represented by the color white) until a point is reached at which Palestine is completely occupied. The map, like the other Hamas propaganda points placed by the students on their “Apartheid Walls” is a lie. There was no Palestinian state in 1946. There was no self-identified “Palestinian” cause until 1964 when the Arabs dropped their stated goal to “push the Jews into the sea,” and formed the “Palestine Liberation Organization” to protest Jewish occupation of their alleged homeland.

The sixty or so student supporters of these Hamas agendas remained civil during my talk. No doubt the presence of eight armed police the university assigned had something to do with that. When I finished, about 20 of them lined up at the microphone. From the moment the first one began to speak it was clear that this was going to be an orchestrated protest. Instead of asking questions they read speeches off their cell phones. Because the speeches had been written before I spoke they were not responses to anything I actually said, but more Hamas propaganda: “You said that all Muslims are terrorists.” In fact I had said exactly the opposite – that most Muslims were law-abiding people who only wanted peace and that many Muslims were in fact being slaughtered and oppressed by Islamic terrorists including the Palestinians of Gaza and the West Bank.

However, my words fell on deaf ears, as they had all evening. Not only the comments but the cheers for the pro-Hamas speakers made this abundantly clear. These were thoroughly indoctrinated young Americans, committed to a genocidal cause. Among them was an elected member of the student government at Ohio State, who volunteered that he had prepared a proposal in behalf of the Committee for Justice in Palestine requesting student funds to finance its pro-terrorist propaganda campaign.

This worries me even more than the Somali volunteer from Minnesota.

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