The Council on ANTI-American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has sent a letter to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), in response to her recent allegations of Muslim Brotherhood influence within the U.S. government, stating that the organization is “eternally grateful that, like Sen. Joseph McCarthy before you, your power is limited, enumerated and constrained by our nation’s constitution.’
According to a CAIR press release:
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today sent a letter to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in response to her recent calls for investigations of American Muslims who are participating in the democratic process. In the letter, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part: ‘We remain eternally grateful that, like Sen. Joseph McCarthy before you, your power is limited, enumerated and constrained by our nation’s constitution.’ Awad also wrote: ‘Your letters challenging the loyalty of patriotic American Muslims based on discredited anti-Muslim conspiracy theories can only be described as devoid of a sense of decency.
These are American citizens asking what they can do for their nation. ‘Among those you accuse, Mrs. Huma Abedin helps the Secretary of State represent the best interests of our nation overseas. (Huma Abedin stories HERE)
The Society of Former Special Agents last year honored Mohamed Elibiary* for his ‘extraordinary contributions to specific cases in support of the FBI’s counterterrorism mission.’
Dalia Mogahed** was appointed to the president’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and has advised the Department of Homeland Security.
Imam Mohamed Magid*** enjoys widespread interfaith respect and has also advised the Department of Homeland Security. ‘The honorable public service of these individuals deserves better treatment than political theatrics characterized by half-truths, overblown accusations and guilt by association.’ The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization’s letter also condemned Bachmann’s rhetorical attacks on the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Muslim Advocates. Read more: Family Security Matters
Bachmann’s letter to DHS’s inspector general states that Department of Homeland Security official, Mohamed Elibiary, has “extensive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood” and “sympathy for Islamist causes,” and accuses him of “gain(ing) access to classified documents.”
Elibiary approached “a left-leaning media outlet” with reports marked For Official Use Only that he said demonstrated rampant “Islamophobia” in the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The media outlet declined to do a story, but what was Elibiary doing shopping the Official Use Only documents in the first place?
Steve McCraw, director of the Texas DPS, “confirmed that Elibiary has access to the Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community of Interest (HS SLIC) database, which contains hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports and products that are intended for intelligence sharing between law enforcement agencies.” Said McCraw of Elibiary: “We know that he has accessed DPS documents and downloaded them.”
Elibiary was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas titled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary.” The visionary in question was none other than the founding father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini. Yet despite all this, Elibiary still got his appointment to the DHS Advisory Council.
Mohamed Elibiary, a Muslim on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, appointed by Butch Napolitano is reported to be behind proposed TSA Exemptions for Muslim women wearing traditional burqas and face veils on planes.
Hired by Obama as the first White House Muslim advisor, Dalia Mogahed is herself an Islamic ideologue who supports Islamic Sharia and denies any connection between radical Islam and terrorism. Along with her role on the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Mogahed is a member of the advisory council of the Department of Homeland Security.
Mogahed, who was born in Egypt, has also been a firm defender of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Both of these US groups are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.
She denies the existence of any problem with Islamic ideology and she acts in total harmony with the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, i.e., “any violent actions by Muslims have nothing to do with Islam.”
Mogahed was also a member of U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, which called for engagement with Muslim Brotherhood.
Mogahed who has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded in canceling a meeting between President Obama and the leader of the persecuted Maronite church in Lebanon, according to the Beirut news agency el Nashra. The report said the move heeded a request by top leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt who want the U.S. to back the Islamist Sunni movement opposing Iranian Shiite influence in the region.
Imam Mohamed Magid is the Obama administration’s go-to guy for Muslim outreach and advise on international affairs and counterterrorism. He is a regular visitor to the White House (even when the administration wants to conceal it), attends important administration speeches on the US Middle East policy at the State Department, he counsels the Department of Justice to criminalize defamation of Islam, he entertains the deputy national security adviser at his DC-area mosque, and he serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. He also advises the FBI and many other federal agencies.
Imam Magid also serves as the president of the Muslim Brotherhood sponsored Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In that capacity last weekend he presided over ISNA’s “Diversity Forum” held in Dearborn (where Muslim residents were recently video recorded stoning Christian protestors).
One of the speakers at the ISNA Diversity Forum was CAIR-Michigan executive director Dawud Walid. Imam Magid even gave a “diversity award” to Walid, who took two taxpayer financed trips overseas on behalf of the State Department.
Dawud Walid gave a sermon at the Islamic Organization of America (IONA) mosque in Warren, Michigan, in which he asked, “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” Answering his own question in Arabic, he replied, “They are the Jews, they are the Jews.”
Walid continued, “One of the greatest social ills facing American today is Islamophobia, and anti-Muslim bigotry. And if you trace the organizations and the main advocates and activists in Islamophobia in America, you will see that all those organizations are pro-Israeli occupation organizations and activists.”