An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.
The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.
The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood “subsidiary.” It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the “file of Islamic states” in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.
Elibiary, who has endorsed the ideas of radical Muslim Brotherhood luminary Sayyid Qutb, may have leaked secret materials contained in Department of Homeland Security databases, according to the magazine. He, however, denies having any connection with the Brotherhood.
Elibiary also played a role in defining the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy, and the magazine asserts that Elibiary wrote the speech Obama gave when he told former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave power but offers no source or evidence for the claim.
According to Rose El-Youssef, Rashad Hussain maintained close ties with people and groups that it says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America. This includes his participation in the June 2002 annual conference of the American Muslim Council, formerly headed by convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.
He also participated in the organizing committee of the Critical Islamic Reflection along with important figures of the American Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji, Hisham al-Talib and Yaqub Mirza.
Regarding al-Marayati, who has been among the most influential Muslim American leaders in recent years, the magazine draws connections between MPAC in the international Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure.
Magid heads ISNA, which was founded by Brotherhood members, was appointed by Obama in 2011 as an adviser to the Department of Homeland Security. The magazine says that has also given speeches and conferences on American Middle East policy at the State Department and offered advice to the FBI.
Rose El-Youssef says Patel maintains a close relationship with Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, and is a member of the Muslim Students Association, which it identifies as “a large Brotherhood organization.”
Excerpts from The Investigative Project on Terrorism‘s translation – A man and 6 of the Brotherhood in the White House! by Ahmed Shawki– that you need to read in full (and presumably there are more articles to come). We added links to previous posts and pics so you can see the enemy inside the gates.
Perhaps the most famous story the American media dealt with months ago was ‘Huma Abidin’ Clinton’s special adviser and her close friend, but what many people do not know is that there are 6 other personalities tied to the Brotherhood on the American political street .. We survey in this investigation information which has not been published before about these six personalities in the entire Islamic world, but there remains a question we cannot answer yet, but we are on the way to it. Are these six personalities tantamount to a turning point for the Obama administration from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood in the world as well?
The answer is of course yes, as we told you back in 2008, Obama embracing and legitimizing the Muslim Brotherhood.
Arif Alikhan – whom we told you about in 2009.
The relationship Arif Alikhan with the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood comes from his being one of the founders of the World Islamic Organization directly subsidiary of the international Brotherhood organization. Some point out that he is one of the main reasons for the meeting of the American administration leaders with the Muslim Brotherhood since the events of September and so far, and that he is the link between them during and after the revolutions of the Arab Spring in 2011.
Mohammed Elibiary – many posts as far back as 2008.
An Islamic activist from Texas, born in Alexandria Governoreate in Egypt. He grew up in Dallas in the United States. He is a founder of the American Freedom and Justice Organization, a non-profit founded in 2012, after years of refusal to coordinate between the American government and the Muslim community in the state of Texas and one of the main defenders of the ideas of Sayyid Qutb, the famous Brother, in the United States.
Janet Napolitano and Elibiary were questioned before the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reveal evidence of a direct relationship is between Elibiary and the Brotherhood in Egypt by the Egyptian Freedom and Justice Party’s financing Elibiary’s organization of the same name. The most important evidence against him was his officially speaking in many celebrations, which concerned organizations of the Muslim Brotherhood and its international organization within America, but the investigation did not result in anything. He was let off despite recognition of some officials within the Department of the probability of these important documents being diverted to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Obama chose him to write all his speeches addressed to the Arab and Islamic world. It was Elibiary who crafted Obama’s speech to Hosni Mubarak during the revolution of January asking him to step down and leave his office.
Rashad Hussain – dozens of posts here.
He began advising Obama on issues related to Islam after joining the Obama team and being appointed as legal adviser to the White House in January 2009, and Obama entrusted him to draft speeches on foreign policy,and he formulated Obama’s speech in Cairo.
In June 2002 Hussein was included as part of a team of Congress aides at the annual conference of the American Islamic Council CAMC) headed by Abdulrahman Al Amoudi a Muslim Brotherhood leader in the United States currently imprisoned after being accused of masterminding a plot to assassinate Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He was also part of the organizing committee of the conference of the Critical Islamic Reflections (CIR) organization with elements of the American Muslim Brotherhood, Jamal Barzanji, Hisham Taleb, and Yaqub Mirza. He has also been linked to the SAFA organizartion and a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia whose headquarters was raided by the federal government in March 2002 which confiremd their relationship with the international organization of the Brotherhood whose senior leaders are Tariq Ramadan, Jamal Badawi, and Taha al-Alwani
Salam Marayati – dozens of posts here.
Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council MPAC an Islamic institution within the United States, which was established in 1986. Marayati is considered a founder. The Council is linked to the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood as American authorities security reports confirmed in 2004 when they raided the home of a member of the Islamic current and arrested him in the background of the events of September 2001. They found inside the house documents which [c]onfirm the dependency of this Council on the Islamic current within North America; this current which is managed and dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood through its world organization.
Salam was nominated in 2002 to work with the National Security Agency.
Imam Mohamed Magid– many posts.
Imam Mohamed Magid does not require of much research and investigation to prove his relationship with the Brotherhood, with Islamic Society of North America which he heads being a Brotherhood entity the Brotherhood recognizes as its subsidiary at least in the past through its official positions. Known leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood there began to withdraw gradually from the Society to avoid drawing attention to it, and so that it not be connected to the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Eboo Patel has a very strong relationship with Hani Ramadan, one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the grandson of Hassan al-Banna and the son of Said Ramadan the brother is law of al Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and the United States, in addition to his relationship with Siraj Wahhaj, a known American Brother, and his membership in the MSA in America: a large Brotherhood organization.
He writes for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and USA Today. He is a member of the Religious Advisory Committee’ of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the National Committee for the Aga Khan Foundation, and a member of Advisory Board of the Duke University Centrer for Islamic Studies, and a Fellow of the Ashoka Foundation. He works as a consultant in the Department of Homeland Security and is a member of Barack Obama’sAdvisory Board.