Infiltration of the federal government by members of the radical
Muslim Brotherhood is worse than some have warned recently, says a
former FBI special agent in Washington.
The agent confirmed that at least three operatives of the
Egypt-based Brotherhood – whose credo is "Jihad is our way and death
in the cause of Allah is our dream" – have penetrated the Obama
The shocking charge was first leveled by Muslim reformer Tarek
Fatah during a recent speech in Toronto.
"When someone says that there is penetration of jihadi Islamists
within society, do not dismiss it as some right-wing, xenophobic,
racist rant," warned Fatah, a Canadian journalist.
"Today in the White House, there are three members of the Muslim
Brotherhood that influence Obama's policy," he told the audience
gathered for an IdeaCity conference. "One is Rashad Hassan, who is the
American ambassador to the 52-nation Organization of Islamic
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Fatah also named "Dalia Mogahed, who writes (Obama's) speeches, who
comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; and another woman, an
academic, (who) was appointed in that circle."
Former FBI special agent John Guandolo says Obama's ties to agents
for the Muslim Brotherhood are even more extensive.
"The level of penetration in the last three administrations is
deep," he said. "For this president, it even goes back to his campaign
with Muslim Brotherhood folks working with him then."
Equally alarming, the Brotherhood also has placed several
operatives and sympathizers within key positions in Homeland Security
and the U.S. military, notes Guandolo, a former Marine Corps officer.
The veteran federal agent says such infiltration threatens national
security, because the U.S. leadership of the international Brotherhood
has outlined a secret plan to "destroy" the U.S. and other Western
governments "from within."
After the 9/11 attacks, he says the FBI discovered the plan written
in Arabic among documents seized from the basement of a prominent
Brotherhood leader living in a Washington suburb.
Guandolo says the stated Muslim Brotherhood strategy for change
"from within" includes the installation of loyal Brothers into
President Obama's top Muslim ambassador, Rashad Hussain, has raised
suspicions. He is U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the
Islamic Conference, a powerful international group headquartered in
Saudi Arabia and closely aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Before first joining the White House as a lawyer, Hussain regularly
spoke to Brotherhood front groups and defended Brotherhood leaders
like Sami al-Arian. Hussain at first denied defending the convicted
terrorist, claiming he was misquoted, but then recanted after
Politico.com produced a tape-recording of his remarks.
Recently, he has been overseas encouraging devotion to Islam,
including in terror hotspots like Afghanistan.
In fact, Hussain has told Afghans the antidote to Islamic violence
"is Islam itself."
"I am of the opinion that one of the strongest tools that you can
use to counter radicalization and violent extremism is Islam itself,
because Islam rejects violent extremism," he said during a recent
speech in Kabul.
Hussain, a devout Muslim, says promotion of the Muslim faith is
"key" to the administration's strategy to turn Muslims away from
"We see that as one of the key elements of a strategy to address
this type of violence," he said.
The strategy is at odds with what the co-chairmen of the 9/11
Commission recently recommended in their follow-up report on homegrown
terror, "Assessing the Terrorist Threat: A Report of the Bipartisan
Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group."
The study found that Islam was motivating terrorists not just
abroad, but inside America's Muslim community. And it scolded U.S.
leaders for pretending religion is not a factor in growing violence.
Still, Hussain insists: "When it comes to the problem of violent
extremism, Islam is not the problem."
Hussain helped draft Obama's conciliatory Cairo speech to Muslims.
Also helping with the president's speeches and policies toward Muslims
is Mogahed, whose pro-Islamist statements have been posted on the
Muslim Brotherhood's website, ikhwanweb.com.
Obama appointed the hijab-wearing Mogahed to the President's
Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. On a
British television program, Islam Channel, Mogahed defended Shariah
law, the barbaric Islamic legal code that treats women as second-class
Muslim women actually "associate gender justice or justice for
women with Shariah compliance," she argued. "It is 'only a small
fraction' that associate Shariah with 'oppression of women.'"
She added that Muslims should work to integrate Islamic law into
Another Brotherhood-tied figure influencing the White House is
Obama this June appointed her to the United States Commission on
International Religious Freedom. A Muslim professor, al-Hibri is also
the granddaughter of a sheik, who claims the Saudi criminal justice
system is more moral than the American one because it accepts blood
money from murderers.
Al-Hibri herself has proclaimed: "Islamic fiqh (law) is deeper and
better than Western codes of law."
She served on the advisory board of the American Muslim Council and
made joint appearances with its leader Abdurahman Alamoudi. Now
defunct, the AMC was a front group for the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood,
and Alamoudi was the Brotherhood's top leader in America. He is now
behind bars as one of al-Qaida's top fundraisers in America.
Al-Hibri has also made appearances at Islamic Society of North
America conferences. The Justice Department says ISNA is a Brotherhood
front and recently named the group an unindicted co-conspirator in a
plot to provide material support to Hamas terrorists.
Guandolo identified several other Brotherhood-connected agents of
influence – all of whom are just as politically savvy and moderate
sounding – who have worked their way into government positions,
Arif Alikhan, who was assistant Homeland Security secretary for
policy development and is now a distinguished visiting professor of
homeland security and counterterrorism at the National Defense
Syrian-born Kareem Shora, who is Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano's senior policy adviser.
Navy Cmdr. Youssef Aboul-Enein and Jocelyne Cesari, a Muslim
convert who previously worked with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal,
both of whom teach at colleges within the National Defense
Guandolo blames the advances Brotherhood figures on political
correctness and lax vetting at government agencies.
Even at the FBI, he notes, an Iranian-born Muslim has taken over
the agency's weapons of mass destruction program.
Executive Director Nihad Awad shakes hands with intern Chris
Gaubatz, aka David Marshall, at CAIR's national headquarters in
Washington, D.C., in 2008
The book cites internal FBI records showing the agency has been
sued by no fewer than 14 Arab and Muslim employees since 9/11. Some of
the lawsuits have been solicited or aided by the Council on
American-Islamic Relations, another Muslim Brotherhood front group.
The FBI in 2008 cut off formal outreach with CAIR and its branch
"This is happening as we remain silent. And I say that as a liberal
Democrat who worked and campaigned for Barack Obama," said Fatah, a
Pakistan-born journalist and activist who founded the moderate Muslim
Canadian Congress to fight the spread of "Islamofascism."
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attorneys for the authors. A previous filing in the case revealed
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