Good News and Bad News as the Federal Government Faces Global Jihad
First the good news: Congress is taking steps to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization. Again. They tried to do this last year and failed. The fact that the MB hasn’t already been labeled a terror organization is pathetic. Five countries in the Middle East have designated them a terror organization, but the United States has yet to do so. As I said, pathetic (to say the least).
But here we are. At least Congress is taking action now, with Ted Cruz (R-TX) leading the way in the Senate and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) leading in the House. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the bill includes a detailed history of the MB’s links to terror and concludes that “the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization.”
Per Senator Cruz:
“We have to stop pretending that the Brotherhood are not responsible for the terrorism they advocate and finance. We have to see it for what it is: a key international organization dedicated to waging violent jihad…Congress owes it to the American people to tell them the truth about this threat. This bill puts the lie to the notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is a peaceful political organization that can be a legitimate partner for America. In 2008 the Justice Department successfully prosecuted the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history arguing that the Muslim Brotherhood directed U.S. affiliates such as the Holy Land Foundation to provide ‘media, money and men’ to Hamas. That support was used for terrorist attacks against Americans and our allies in the Middle East. When they are capable they will try to do the same thing here.”
The State Department and other government agencies are the final arbiters of whether the MB will be designated a terror organization. Knowing this, lawmakers have built into the language of the bill that “if the Secretary of State determines that the Muslim Brotherhood does not meet the criteria,” it must submit to Congress “a detailed justification as to which criteria have not been met.”
If this bill passes, the implications are enormous for several reasons, including MB infiltration into our government as well as MB front groups who operate in the United States.
But I’m not getting my hopes up. At least not as long as Obama is in power. He’s met with representatives of the MB, including a senior member who was invited to the White House last year. And Obama, being who he is, is all in for Islam’s advance. As a result, all the evidence to make the case for designating the MB a terror organization will likely not matter. In fact, I anticipate blow back. “Islamophobia!” and all that.
But back to the evidence.
In addition to the Holy Land Foundation trial, four years ago former FBI Director Robert Mueller testified that “elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism.” In addition, although a lot of information remains classified, members of the intelligence community have confirmed that “elements of the Brotherhood run terrorist financing operations in the United States” while other officials have linked Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al Qaeda and other terror organizations to the MB.
Contact your elected officials (I know, I know) and make your voice heard.
OK. Now for the bad news. Almost on cue, as if to illustrate the issue discussed above, in the eleventh hour the FBI scrapped a counterterrorism program aimed at young people. Why? You can guess why. Pressure from Muslims and the fact that dhimmitude is all the rage these days.
Breitbart reports that the FBI was set to roll out a new counter-radicalization website targeting kids. Buuuuuuuuuuuut, Islamic advocacy organizations accused the program of discriminating against Muslims.
The program was created “to lead children and teens through games that were designed to help them identify potential extremists. The FBI initiative also sought to help young men and women steer clear from the radical ideologies that lead people to join Islamic extremist groups.”
Part of the process of developing the program drew on input from community leaders, including Muslim leaders. Their input: That the FBI would bother to develop counter-terrorism programs (wait for it) outraged them. A Georgetown law professor was among those Muslims screening the program and he had this to say: “The greatest threat facing American schoolchildren today is gun violence. It’s not Muslim extremism.”
Also taking part in the program’s assessment were members of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Who are they? Among other things, they’re a virulent anti-Israel organization. The ADC’s policy director stated his meetings with the FBI were “very tense” and “if this is shown to middle and high-school students, it’s going to result in bullying of these children.”
Caving (once again) to this pressure, the FBI stepped back and suspended implementation of the program. Which drew a round of applause from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), an organization that was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
And so we have come full circle in this crazy going ‘round and ‘round world in which we now live.
(To learn more about the destroy-America-from-within-and-sabotage-our-miserable-house Muslim Brotherhood, see here for an exceptionally thorough and well organized presentation of information.)
Hat tip: Counterjihad Report