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The Return of Bush’s Buddy: “Sammy the Aryan” Making the Rounds in Support of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

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Mus­lim Broth­er­hood sub­group Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad

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Bush and al-Ari­an (at right)

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [3] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: For some time, we’ve cov­ered Sami al-Ari­an, one of George W. Bush’s Mus­lim Broth­er­hood polit­i­cal asso­ciates [4] . The Oper­a­tion Green Quest [5] inves­ti­ga­tion into the financ­ing of ter­ror­ist groups [6] (includ­ing al-Qae­da, Hamas and Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad) stemmed from an inves­ti­ga­tion into Sami al-Ari­an (“Sam­my the Aryan,” as we call him.)

The inves­ti­ga­tion led to the Bank al-Taqwa [7], Youssef Nada [8], the milieu of Achmed Huber [9] and, in turn, to the Islam­ic Free Mar­ket Insti­tute [10] of Grover Norquist [11] and Karl Rove [12]. The Islam­ic Free Mar­ket Insti­tute, basi­cal­ly, is a Mus­lim Broth­er­hood ele­ment with­in the GOP [13].

One of the lead­ers of Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad (pic­tured above and at right), al-Ari­an is now turn­ing out in sup­port [14] of the oust­ed Egypt­ian Mus­lim Broth­er­hood [15].

“RECOMMENDED READING: ‘Al-Ari­an Resur­faces in New Amer­i­can Broth­er­hood Cam­paign’ ” by the Inves­tiga­tive Project; The Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Dai­ly Watch; 12/11/2013. [14]

EXCERPT: The Inves­tiga­tive Project has pub­lished a report titled “Al-Ari­an Resur­faces in New Amer­i­can Broth­er­hood Cam­paign” which looks at the appear­ance of con­vict­ed Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad leader Sami Al-Ari­an at a north­ern Vir­ginia event tied to the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. The report begins: ”

A new group advo­cat­ing for the restora­tion of Mus­lim Broth­er­hood pow­er in Egypt held a brief­ing on Capi­tol Hill Thurs­day. It is part of a series of events call­ing for ‘restor­ing democ­ra­cy to Egypt.’

But like sim­i­lar efforts before it, the push by the new­ly-estab­lished Egypt Free­dom Foun­da­tion involves peo­ple with ties to Mus­lim Broth­er­hood orga­ni­za­tions in the Unit­ed States. And, the Inves­tiga­tive Project on Ter­ror­ism has learned that the event also attract­ed Sami Al-Ari­an to the Can­non Office Build­ing on Capi­tol Hill. Al-Ari­an is a con­vict­ed ter­ror­ist-sup­port­ing felon who is still under a sep­a­rate indict­ment for crim­i­nal con­tempt. Both cas­es involve his work with the Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad, a ter­ror­ist group for which Al-Ari­an served as a board mem­ber.”

He did not speak dur­ing Thursday’s brief­ing, or at a fol­low-up event at a north­ern Vir­ginia com­mu­ni­ty col­lege Fri­day night. But his pres­ence, and his con­nec­tions to the orga­niz­ers, indi­cate that he may be more than a spec­ta­tor.

Sami Al-Ari­an arrives for an Egypt Free­dom Foun­da­tion pro­gram in Annan­dale, Va., Fri­day night. He attend­ed a sim­i­lar Capi­tol Hill brief­ing Thurs­day.

The two events fea­tured speak­ers crit­i­cal of the Egypt­ian mil­i­tary for remov­ing Pres­i­dent Mohamed Mor­si from office July 3, after days of mas­sive street protests that reached his­toric pro­por­tions against his year-old rule. Mor­si was the Mus­lim Brotherhood’s can­di­date in Egypt’s 2012 elec­tions. . . .