Let’s start the conversation with the following quote (all emphasis mine):
Counterterrorist experts roundly criticized the presence of Louay Safi, a top member of the Muslim Brotherhood front group and unindicted co-conspirator in a terror funding case, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), on base at Ft. Hood barely weeks after the massacre there, providing instruction on Islam to U.S. troops headed for deployment overseas at the behest of the Department of Defense.
The invitation of Yasir Qadhi, who publicly admitted he is on the U.S. terror watch list, to participate in a National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) de-radicalization conference in the summer of 2008 must raise serious questions about the ability of the Intelligence Community to defend itself against penetration.
The close and continuing relationship between the FBI and ISNA as well as Director Robert Mueller’s personal presentation of a prestigious award [2008 FBI Director’s Community Leadership] in 2008 to Imam Yahya Hendi, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Fiqh Council of North America and served as a character witness for Sami al-Arian, the U.S. director of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad before his 2006 guilty plea, present issues about law enforcement’s ability and willingness to confront the enemy as well. Executive branch affiliation with ISNA president Ingrid Mattson brings Muslim Brotherhood influence directly into the White House. Source: Tracking Terrorism
Safi served as the Islamic Society of North America’s director of communications and leadership development until his dismissal following a military criminal investigation about lectures he gave at Fort Hood. The Dallas Morning News reported in February 2010 that he had been suspended from teaching courses about Islam on the base after the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) referred its investigation to the Army.
After leaving ISNA, Safi became director of the political office of the Syrian National Council in August 20112, a group that provides funding to the Free Syrian Army. Safi’s faction of the group – the National Bloc – is dominated by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Louay Safi was listed as unindicted co-conspirator number in the case of Sami alArian, a professor of the University of South Florida and the director of the institution’s World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE). Al-Arian pleaded guilty to crimes connected to providing support for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad [PIJ]. At the time, Safi was research director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in Herndon, Va., a group that provided large amounts of financial support for WISE…
Safi also wrote for the Middle East Affairs Journal, the publication of United
Association for Studies and Research [UASR], a group set up by leading Hamas member Mousa Abu Marzook. The editor of the publication at the time of Safi’s participation, Ahmed Yousef, went on to become Hamas’ spokesman in the Gaza Strip. His name appears in an affidavit among the officers and directors of the Safa Group, also known as the SAAR Network – a network of corporate officers and holding companies allegedly involved in the funding of terrorist groups. Read more at Investigative Project
Who is Safi? Why, none other than the US PENTAGON’s Advisor, Louay Safi, a Syrian-American Islamic leader who has been actively involved with groups close to the Obama White House.
Michelle Bachmann and four of her congressional colleagues over the potential influence of Muslim Brotherhood operatives in Washington D.C. have been met with widespread SCORN from the political chattering class and the establishment media.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has denounced Bachmann from the Senate floor, Speaker of the House John Boehner has called the charges “dangerous,” and House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers is now trying to force her out. (Bachmann serves on the Intelligence Committee, whose members are selected at the sole discretion of the Speaker.) Now, tell me, that I have not been correct in my assessment of America’s muslim arselicking!! Anyone?
So it was particularly curious last year when Safi reappeared last August as the director of the political office of the newly-formed Syrian National Council (SNC). His new SNC role and his connections to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood were first reported by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report. Source: SodaHead
Knowing what we know today, why would Boehner think it “dangerous” to be suspicious of the Muslim Brotherhood? It’s political correctness gone horribly wrong.
Qadhi, dean of academic affairs at the Houston-based AlMaghrib Institute, rarely is shown aggressively challenging the radical ideas the fuel violent jihad. If anything, he agrees with them, including a notion that the U.S. is at war with Muslims. That message is considered among the most forceful in radicalizing young Muslims into supporting violence.
Like his students, religion is more than a personal belief system to Qadhi. He would like to see “the world … fully adhere to his faith,” the story says. He won’t say whether he considers attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be legitimate jihads.
It is due to a delicate balancing act, the story explains. If he speaks too openly about “what kinds of militant actions are permitted by Islamic law,” he risks being labeled unpatriotic and possibly even prosecuted, Elliott writes. Source: Investigative Project
In August of 2008, an Islamist student made his way from London to Houston to attend a two-week program put on by the AlMaghrib Institute [Yasir Qadhi, dean of Academic Affairs]. This was his third course with the Institute, including two in London. On Christmas Day 2009, the very same student, Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried to blow up a transatlantic flight with a suicide bomb he had sewn into his underpants. Source: Investigative Project on Terrorism
Dr. Bedeir is an instructor at the AlMaghrib Institute, an Islamic educational organization with a presence across the United States and Canada – and a certain Saudi flavor. A fellow AlMaghrib instructor is Yasir Qadhi, reportedly a self-described terror watch listee. As David Ouellette, of the now-defunct Judeoscope website put it, “at least … one of his exegeses, combines traditional Islamic anti-Jewish moti[f]s with Western anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.” A recording of Dr. Qadhi’s spine-chilling meanderings on Jews is offered in “Part 8,” here.
Dr. Qadhi is still with AlMaghrib. Does this mean that his public views reflect those of AlMaghrib? Would this mean that AlMaghrib instructors should not be lionized panellists before an audience of impressionable Muslim youth – and apparently more impressionable RCMP outreachers? Does Dr. Bedeir share the Qadhi take on those pesky Yahoods? If so, would the RCMP National Security Community Outreach Program agree with Bedeir – and Imam Qadhi? Did anyone bother to research the question before sending out the “Muslims of Tomorrow 2009” invitations? Are some outreach program organizers sympathetic to AlMaghrib-type views? Source: Investigative Project
The Case of Yahya Hendi – The State Deparment spent $178,144 from 2003-2007 for Hendi to speak on behalf of U.S. across Africa, Europe, and South Asia United States Department of State, FOIA Documents, Case ID: 200701416, Dec. 18, 2007. Hendi had ties to an Al Qaeda front when he made these trips. The Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), which Hendi had served as a moderator at a 2000 fundraiser, had been designated a financier of terrorism for supporting Al Qaeda in 2001.The Treasury Department has stated that there is “Substantial evidence documents the close relationship between (BIF Executive Director Enaam) Arnaout and Usama bin Laden, dating from the mid-1980s.” Source: Steve Emerson Testifying Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
…from the end of 2003 to the beginning of 2007, the State Department issued many grants for events featuring Imam Yahya Hendi across Africa, Europe and South Asia. Hendi spoke on various topics such as “Muslim Life in the U.S.” and “Muslims in American Politics.” In 2006, Hendi spoke on “Strengthening Moderate Islamic Voices in a Western [Society],” the FOIA records show.
In 2003, the same year Hendi was sent on his first trip abroad, he testified as a character witness on behalf of now convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) supporter Sami Al-Arian. During questioning Hendi was asked whether suicide bombing operations are sanctioned by the Koran. Hendi answered, “Yes.” Source: Investigative Project
Fear the Department of Defense. Penetrating the hearts of minds of the troops – either drawing them closer and in more sympathy with Islam or driving them crazy with the constant push to show respect for the Religion of Pieces. Either way, those soldiers walked away with a sense of guilt or white-hot anger.
American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was known to both the Pentagon and the FBI as a designated terrorist. He was known to have purchased airline tickets for three 9-11 highjackers the month before the attacks. Anwar al-Awlaki (now deceased from a drone attack in Yemen) was invited to speak at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, after being identified as a terrorist, to offer prayers for Congressional staffers about, or less than, a year after 9-11-01.
Newly released documents show the FBI identified U.S.-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki as a terrorist the day before he spoke at a Pentagon luncheon in 2002, if not sooner…
Al-Awlaki visited prostitutes, was arrested a couple of times by U.S. police. Nidal Hasan paid for two private lap dances a night or two before he killed and maimed America’s blood and treasure. Couldn’t wait for their 72 Virgins. I wonder what allah thinks about that? I wonder more what the heck the DOD is thinking. What the heck is the U.S. Secretary of Army thinking to charge Nidal Hasan with “workplace violence.” Fear the Department of Defense. For background on Nidal Hasan and current reporting on the trial, visit the Fort Hood Jihad database.
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