Obama’s rebels are now led by a Hamas-supporting U.S. Muslim Brotherhood member from Texas. We just told you two days ago about his links to the Texas Islamic Court.
A Syria-born American who lived, studied and worked in the Indianapolis area was elected today as prime minister of the Syrian opposition.
Ghassan Hitto, 50, was chosen to lead Syria’s main exile groups. He earned degrees in mathematics and computer science from Purdue University in 1989 after attending classes at its IUPUI campus.
Hitto was also a volunteer who helped stage the annual conventions of the Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America. He worked for the North American Islamic Trust, an organization affiliated with the Islamic Society, said Ahmed El-Hattab, an Islamic Society leader.
Simply put, he is Muslim Brotherhood.
Hitto left the Indianapolis area several years ago and has been living in Texas, but maintains friends here, particularly in the small Muslim community in Plainfield.
As leader of the opposition in Syria, The New York Times reports, Hitto will be funneling aid to rebels inside Syria who stand in opposition to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
And weapons, paid for from the “aid”…plundered from U.S. taxpayers.
El-Hattab, with the Islamic Society, described Hitto as ideologically moderate.“I think he will do a great job,” El-Hattab said. “I have no doubt about it.”
The LRC blog writes, US ‘Elects’ New Syrian Leader…A Guy From Dallas!
He has not set foot in the country he now “rules” in more than thirty years. Also, he is, like the other US puppets to emerge from the phony “Arab Spring” an Islamist from the Muslim Brotherhood.
That is what the US government calls “democratic legitimacy.”
It would be comical if the US was not on the verge of attacking Syria, perhaps on the false Tonkin pretense that the Syrian government recently used a chemical weapon in Aleppo. And irony is always lost on bulllies: we are just ten years out from the last time the neo-cons neo-conned us into a war based on a lie. Oh…but this time it is different, we are told. This one is really for democracy!
They also link to this telling interview that really deserves its own post:
Is there broad support for the revolt in Aleppo today, or is it localized?
People here don’t like the regime, but they hate the rebels even more. The economic hardships and harsh living conditions brought by the rebel assault on the city [last July] added to their crimes and has significantly eroded their support among the people here.
How divided is the city in terms of opposition to and support for the revolt? Has it changed since the early days?
The city is divided in terms of support, yes. And as I have said earlier, support for the revolt has waned ever since the rebel assault on the city.
In your experience, are all rebel fighters dangerous and careless of civilians’ lives, or just some?
In my experience, the majority of rebels show recklessness toward civilian lives, as of course, so does the regime, but that shouldn’t be an excuse at all. Some rebel groups are no more than organized crime syndicates, opportunistically engaging in kidnapping, extortion and large-scale looting of factories and warehouses. The fact that the ‘good guys’ in the rebels haven’t been able to stop them casts a very dark shadow on all the rebels here.
Obama is funding and arming the rebels who are destroying the lives of Syrians and whom Syrians hate more than Assad. With your tax dollars. Now he’s instituting a Muslim Brotherhood crony to takeover. AP fails to report on his Muslim Brotherhood links but gives us this:
He worked for a number of different technology companies and helped run a Muslim private school called the Brighter Horizons Academy. He is also a founding member of the Muslim Legal Fund of America, which was founded to give legal aid to Muslims following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He is married with four children.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report does however clarify for us, via U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Support Leader Chosen By Syrian Opposition To Head Interim Government.
At least half of the Board of Directors of the Muslim Legal Fund (MFLA) is comprised of individuals who are leaders in U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) which operates the Dallas Central Mosque that has been known to be tied to Hamas support. Perhaps the most notable of the MFLA board members is Hatem Bazian, President of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and also part of the U.S. Hamas support infrastructure,
Mr. Hitto has also been a leader in several other U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organizations:
- According to investigative research posted on the GMBDR, Mr. Hitto was a Secretary-Treasurer of the American Middle Eastern League for Palestine (AMELP), another name by which the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP) operated and that shared the same office and officers. The IAP was known to have been part of the Hamas infrastructure in the U.S.
- In 2002, U.S. media also identified Mr. Hitto as a “friend of the Elashi family” and who appeared to be acting as their spokesperson. In 2009, Ghassan Elashi was sentenced to 65 years in prison for his role in financing Hamas as part of the Holy Land Foundation.
- In 2002, U.S. media identified Mr. Hitto as the Vice-President of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Dallas Fort-Worth Chapter (see Note 1). A Hudson Institute report identifies CAIR as part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support infrastructure in the U.S.
- According to the Texas Secretary of State, Mr. Hitto is a director of the Muslim American Society (MAS) Youth Center of Dallas. He has also been listed in the past as the contact person for the Dallas chapter of the MAS. The Hudson Institute report also identifies the MAS as part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and close to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
So far, U.S. media has completely failed to identify any of these positions held by Mr. Hitto who has now become the fourth U.S. Muslim Brotherhood figure to be identified as part of the Syrian National Council. According to an Al-Jazeera report, Hitto founded the Coalition of Free Syria activist group in 2011, and become a national board member of the Syrian American Council the following year. The same report says he is a member of the recently formed National Coalition.
Hitto is also ISNA Member.
A Hudson Institute report identifies ISNA as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
He’s not the only one either, there’s at least one more Hamas-linked CAIR Leader Part Of Syrian Opposition Council. And don’t forget that Obama allowing U.S. Syrian group that includes Hamas-linked CAIR, to arm Syrian rebels that include al Qaeda.
Update, Obama fails again: Free Syrian Army Rejects CAIR Prime Minister
The Free Syrian Army has announced that they reject Hitto and don’t accept him as Prime Minister leaving the SNC once again in the opposition of looking like someone else’s puppet regime.
Hitto and al-Khatib are both Brotherhood men, but the Muslim Brotherhood has its own divisions and there are a lot of players in this game. Turkey and Qatar have pushed the rebellion and tried to take control of it. Selecting Hitto, a Texas Islamist businessman who had spent too long in exile, was a calculated insult to Syrians and a terrible idea. The response was largely predictable.
Don’t think for a minute that CAIR will just walk away.
Update 2 (3/24): Just in time, reports are circulating that Assad has been assassinated by one of his bodyguards. No confirmation as of yet.