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Homeland Insecurity, Part 2: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrating Department of Homeland Security

Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Coat of (ahem) Arms

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COMMENT: For many years, we’ve been cov­er­ing the activ­i­ties of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, an Islam­ic fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion allied with the Axis in World War II and employed as anti-com­mu­nist cadre by West­ern intel­li­gence ser­vices dur­ing the Cold War.

Par­ent orga­ni­za­tion of al-Qae­da, Hamas and Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad, the Broth­er­hood has inti­mate links with the high­est ranks of the Repub­li­can Par­ty and pow­er­ful ele­ments of the nation­al secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ment.

Fol­low­ing the “turn to the” Broth­er­hood dur­ing the first George W. Bush admin­is­tra­tion, the orga­ni­za­tion fig­ures promi­nent­ly in force pro­jec­tion into the heart of the Earth Island–the Cau­ca­sus and Xin­jiang Province in Chi­na, in particular–a strate­gic gam­bit has been under­tak­en in coop­er­a­tion with the GOP/fossil fuels/Underground Reich fac­tion of U.S. intel­li­gence.

The so-called Arab Spring is among the most vis­i­ble out­crop­pings of the “Turn to the Broth­er­hood.” That “Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Spring,” as we call it, stems from a covert oper­a­tion begun dur­ing the sec­ond Bush admin­is­tra­tion.

The Broth­er­hood infil­tra­tion of U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty and aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions has con­tin­ued apace under the embat­tled Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion.

From Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Watch, we learn that the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood pres­ence in the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty has reached tru­ly alarm­ing pro­por­tions.

With the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood front orga­ni­za­tion CAIR hav­ing suc­cess­ful­ly estab­lished itself as “the NAACP for Amer­i­can Mus­lims,” the flood­gates have been opened for Broth­er­hood Islamists to wield sig­nif­i­cant influ­ence in U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty pol­i­cy.

Take time to digest the alarm­ing post about Broth­er­hood par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty, some­thing that should not sur­prise in the wake of DHS direc­tor Michael Chertof­f’s pro­fes­sion­al con­nec­tions to an al-Qae­da linked physi­cian.

The ascent of Broth­er­hood per­son­nel and their shills such as John Espos­i­to at George­town Uni­ver­si­ty should be seen against the back­ground of a large con­tri­bu­tion made by Broth­er­hood-linked financier Prince Alwaleed of Sau­di Arabia–a prin­ci­pal stock­hold­er in the Mur­doch jour­nal­is­tic empire, among oth­er enti­tites.

Just as an Alwaleed endow­ment to Har­vard pro­ceed­ed the pub­li­ca­tion of the Israel Lob­by tome by Mearsheimer and Walt, monies from the prince appear to have giv­en sub­stance to pro-Broth­er­hood per­son­nel like Pro­fes­sor Espos­i­to.

“Part 2: Mus­lim Broth­er­hood At The US Depart­ment Of Home­land Secu­ri­ty”; Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Watch; 5/23/2013.

EXCERPT: A post from yes­ter­day report­ed that the US Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty (DHS) had relied upon Sau­di-fund­ed George­town Uni­ver­si­ty pro­fes­sor John Espos­i­to for advice on law enforce­ment coun­tert­er­ror­ism train­ing. While that post also dis­cussed some of the back­ground of US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood influ­ence on DHS, the extent of that influ­ence has yet to be report­ed. In addi­tion to the find­ings of yesterday’s post, a look at the make­up of the DHS Coun­ter­ing Vio­lent Extrem­ism Work­ing Group reveals that of the six like­ly Mus­lim mem­bers of the 16-per­son Work­ing Group, four were either close to or part of the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. The doc­u­ment report­ing on the find­ings of the Work­ing Group explains their mis­sion as fol­lows:

Rec­og­niz­ing that there have been many suc­cess­ful cas­es of local law enforce­ment work­ing with com­mu­ni­ties to fight vio­lent crime, at the Feb­ru­ary 2010 HSAC Meet­ing Sec­re­tary Napoli­tano tasked the HSAC to “…work with state and local law enforce­ment as well as rel­e­vant com­mu­ni­ty groups to devel­op and pro­vide to me rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing how the Depart­ment can bet­ter sup­port com­mu­ni­ty-based efforts to com­bat vio­lent extrem­ism domes­ti­cal­ly – focus­ing in par­tic­u­lar on the issues of train­ing, infor­ma­tion shar­ing, and the adop­tion of com­mu­ni­ty-ori­ent­ed law enforce­ment approach­es to this issue.”

The four mem­bers of the group in ques­tions were iden­ti­fied as:

Dalia Moga­hed (Senior Ana­lyst and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Gallup Cen­ter for Mus­lim Stud­ies)
Mohamed Eli­b­iary (Pres­i­dent and CEO, The Free­dom and Jus­tice Foun­da­tion)
Mohamed Magid (Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, All Dulles Area Mus­lim Soci­ety- ADAMS Cen­ter)
Nadia Roumani (Direc­tor, Amer­i­can Mus­lim Civic Lead­er­ship Insti­tute)

Dahlia Moga­hed

Dahlia Moga­hed is cur­rent­ly the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Gallup Cen­ter for Mus­lim Stud­ies that also includes George­town Uni­ver­si­ty aca­d­e­m­ic Dr. John Espos­i­to and she also co-authored a book with Dr. Espos­i­to. As not­ed above, a post from yes­ter­day report­ed that DHS had relied upon Dr. Espos­i­to for advice on law enforce­ment coun­tert­er­ror­ism train­ing and that post details Esposito’s close ties to the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and to Sau­di Ara­bia. Ms. Moga­hed was born in Egypt and lived in the U.S. since the age of 5. She is the daugh­ter of Elsayed Moga­hed, an Egypt­ian immi­grant who is a for­mer engi­neer­ing sci­en­tist at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin and direc­tor of the Islam­ic Cen­ter of Madi­son (ICM). The web­site of the ICM links main­ly to U.S. Mus­lim Broth­er­hood orga­ni­za­tions and Souheil Ghan­nouchi, the Pres­i­dent of the Mus­lim Amer­i­can Soci­ety (MAS), close to the Egypt­ian Broth­er­hood, was ICM Imam and Pres­i­dent for sev­er­al years. In 2003, Ms. Moga­hed was iden­ti­fied in 2003 as the Out­reach Coor­di­na­tor for the Islam­ic Cen­ter of Pitts­burgh (ICP) whose co-founder lost a DOE secu­ri­ty clear­ance and whose Imam was expect­ed to be deport­ed on immi­gra­tion vio­la­tions. Ms. Moga­hed was appoint­ed to the President’s Advi­so­ry Coun­cil on Faith-Based and Neigh­bor­hood Part­ner­ships in April 2009. In June 2010, Ms. Moga­hed was appoint­ed head of a new cen­ter for social research and analy­sis in Abu Dhabi to be called the Abu Dhabi Gallup Cen­ter. The Inves­tiga­tive Project has pub­lished a report ana­lyz­ing the sup­port for US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood orga­ni­za­tions and their posi­tions pro­vid­ed by Ms. Moga­hed.

Mohamed Eli­b­iary

Mohamed Eli­b­iary is a co-founder of the Free­dom and Jus­tice Foun­da­tion (FJF), an orga­ni­za­tion whose Advi­so­ry Coun­cil is com­prised of many mem­bers who are asso­ci­at­ed with the Islam­ic Asso­ci­a­tion of North Texas which oper­ates the Dal­las Cen­tral Mosque (DCM). Both orga­ni­za­tions are known to be asso­ci­at­ed with the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and the Hamas infra­struc­ture in the US includ­ing the now defunct Holy Land Foun­da­tion (HLF). The most promi­nent of these Advi­so­ry Coun­cil mem­bers is Dr. Yusuf Kavak­ci, recent­ly a board mem­ber at large of the Islam­ic Soci­ety of North Amer­i­ca (ISNA), who has served as Imam of the DCM that was described in a 1999 arti­cle in a Coun­tert­er­ror­ism Jour­nal as:

… con­sid­ered to be one of the most active cen­ters of Hamas activ­i­ty in the Unit­ed States and hosts the lead­er­ship and mem­bers of both the Islam­ic Asso­ci­a­tion for Pales­tine (IAP) and the Holy Land Foun­da­tion (HLF). Both orga­ni­za­tions are the pri­ma­ry con­duits for Hamas activ­i­ty and fundrais­ing in the Unit­ed States. (See Note 2)

A for­mer FBI ana­lyst has also writ­ten that the two of the Elashi broth­ers, lat­er con­vict­ed of ter­ror­ism financ­ing as lead­ers of the HLF, had per­son­al ties to the DCM, one serv­ing as a board mem­ber and the oth­er active in an affil­i­at­ed Islam­ic School. After the arrests of the Elashi’s, the DCM host­ed fundrais­ing events for their legal defense. In 2008, Mr. Eli­b­iary harsh­ly crit­i­cized the Hamas ter­ror­ism financ­ing con­vic­tions of the Holy Land Foun­da­tion defen­dants call­ing them “a pol­i­cy of deny­ing our civ­il lib­er­ties”:

The U.S. gov­ern­ment won a resound­ing court vic­to­ry last Mon­day, con­vict­ing all the Pales­tin­ian HLF defen­dants on all “mate­r­i­al sup­port” charges lev­eled against them. Yet in the grand scheme of things, our government’s pol­i­cy of deny­ing our civ­il lib­er­ties and pri­va­cy at home while pur­su­ing a cold war “con­tain­ment” pol­i­cy that often turns into a hot war for “regime change” has left thou­sands of Amer­i­cans dead, tens of thou­sands maimed, tril­lions of tax­pay­er dol­lars squan­dered and our home­land more vul­ner­a­ble than ever. A myopic view might wish to cel­e­brate the HLF ver­dict, but the big pic­ture clear­ly shows a con­tin­u­ing loss for Amer­i­ca.

A 2005 report by the Cen­ter For Reli­gious Free­dom (CRF) found numer­ous exam­ples of Sau­di ide­o­log­i­cal mate­r­i­al at the DCM (aka Richard­son Mosque.)

Mohamed Magid

Mohamed Magid is the cur­rent Pres­i­dent of the Islam­ic Soci­ety of North Amer­i­ca (ISNA) and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the All Dulles Area Mus­lim Soci­ety (ADAMS), both orga­ni­za­tions part of the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Imam Magid can be seen as the new more mod­er­ate face that ISNA has been cul­ti­vat­ing of late and he has tak­en part in fre­quent inter­faith events includ­ing vis­its to con­cen­tra­tion camp sites in Europe.

Nadia Roumani is the co-founder and direc­tor of the Amer­i­can Mus­lim Civic Lead­er­ship Insti­tute (AMCLI) that describes itself as an orga­ni­za­tion that “devel­ops and trains Amer­i­can Mus­lim lead­ers who are com­mit­ted to civic engage­ment.” Of the 84 indi­vid­u­als that have par­tic­i­pat­ed in the AMCLI, there are a num­ber who are asso­ci­at­ed with the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood includ­ing Mohamed Eli­b­iary. . . .


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