Note first that all the participants shared the same point of view. No one who would tell the truth about “Islamophobia,” that it’s a propaganda term designed to intimidate people into thinking it’s wrong to oppose jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women, was even anywhere close to being invited.
Note also that the Biden regime doesn’t hesitate to associate with representatives of groups with demonstrable links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Robert McCaw of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was there. CAIR officials have refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. A CAIR operative has called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
Mohamed Magid was there. According to Focus On Western Islamism, “Magid’s previous organization, ISNA, was designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation in 2007. The Justice Department also listed ISNA as an ‘entity’ of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. In 2009, a federal judge upheld the designation because of ‘ample’ evidence linking ISNA to the Hamas-financing network. Magid fanned the flames during the Holy Land investigation by stating that elements of the U.S. government were acting with ‘intent on dismantling Muslim organizations and bringing them down.’ Magid spoke at a fundraiser for the rabidly anti-American imam Jabil Abdullah Al-Amin (previously known as H. Rap Brown), who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 2008. Al-Amin is the spiritual leader of a violent extremist group called Ummah that, according to the FBI, is a ‘nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group’ whose ‘primary mission is to establish a separate, sovereign Islamic state within the borders of the United States, governed by Shariah law.’ Magid… [played a] role in hindering discussion of the Islamist political motives of jihadist terrorism while serving on the Obama Administration’s working group dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism program said Kyle Shideler, director of the Center for Security Policy. Under pressure from Magid and others, this group ‘totally erased any discussion of the Islamist political motives of jihadist terrorism,’ he said.”
Salam al-Marayati was there. Again according to Focus On Western Islamism, “in 1999 he called Hezbollah attacks as ‘legitimate resistance.’ Marayati suggested that Israel perpetrated 9/11 to distract attention away from its actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. His involvement with MPAC is remarkable because the organization was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and has a history of concerning rhetoric. For example, the organization has claimed that the War on Terror was actually a ‘war on Islam’ perpetuated by a conspiracy of anti-Muslim ‘special interest groups’ working with U.S. government officials to promote ‘Islamophobic’ policies in the aftermath of 9/11. In 2010, a MPAC policy paper argued that the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘peaceful activism’ is an asset to the U.S.’s efforts to fight Al-Qaeda.”
Dalia Mogahed was there. According to the Global Influence Operations Report, she is “the Director of Research at the US Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a group whose Board of Advisors and staff includes prominent figures in the US Muslim Brotherhood.”
Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the United States are dedicated, according to a captured internal document, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” And even its miserable White House.
“Readout of White House Listening Session on Islamophobia,” WhiteHouse.gov, May 3, 2023:
Yesterday, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor Joshua Geltzer, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain, and Office of Public Engagement Director Stephen Benjamin hosted a listening session with Muslim community leaders to discuss efforts to counter Islamophobia, which is hate, discrimination, or bias directed at people who are or are perceived to be Muslim. During the convening, Muslim leaders outlined the challenges facing their communities and shared recommendations for confronting Islamophobia and all forms of hate and bigotry.
Biden-Haris [sic] administration officials conveyed their gratitude to the participants for their leadership and underscored the President’s commitment to countering Islamophobia. The listening session followed President Biden’s White House Reception to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, and is a part of the ongoing efforts of the President’s interagency task force to counter antisemitism, Islamophobia, and related forms of bias and discrimination within the United States.
- Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Imam, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)
- Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding
- Suzanne Barakat, Board Chair, Our Three Winners
- Rais Bhuiyan, Founder and President, World Without Hate
- Arsalan Suleman, President and Co-Founder, America Indivisible
- Robert McCaw, Government Affairs Director, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- Farhan Latif, President, El-Hibri Foundation
- Catherine Orsborn, Director of Program Operations, El-Hibri Foundation
- Wa’el Alzayat, CEO, Emgage
- Iman Awad, Deputy Director, Emgage
- Maha Elgenaidi, Founder and Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group
- Rahmah Abdulaleem, Executive Director, Karamah
- Omar Farah, Executive Director, Muslim Advocates
- Salam Al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
- Faiyaz Hussain, Senior Advisor for Strategy, Policy, and Programs, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
- Rahat Husain, President, Shia Muslim Foundation
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