Muslim Brotherhood delegation allowed to skip airport inspections entering the United States
The United States Department of State under Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered VIP treatment to a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood representatives entering the United States in April 2012. We know this thanks to the efforts of Steve Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism:
Newly released records confirm a 2012 Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT)report that the State Department cleared the way for a visiting delegation of Muslim Brotherhood officials to enter the country without undergoing routine inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
The April 2012 visit came before the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate was elected Egypt's president, although the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had won a plurality of seats in parliamentary elections. The expedited entry is known as a "port courtesy" normally reserved for high-ranking visiting government officials and dignitaries.
The records, marked "sensitive but unclassified," were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. They offer few details. The State Department released a one-page document labeled "Compiled References to MB Delegation Arrival and Departure" containing four separate communications between March 30 and April 16, 2012 about the Brotherhood delegation. It is not clear who wrote them or who received them.
"In the coming days, we're going to write down a list of procedures for dealing with MB visits to the United States," an April 16, 2012 entry says. [emphasis added]
Clearly, the way is being paved to offer further VIP treatment for representatives of this organization, even when they are not representatives of an actual government. This is consistent with Obama's emphasis on building ties to the MB. Robert Spencer writes:
...early in 2009, when the Muslim Brotherhood was still outlawed in Egypt,Obama met with its leaders . He made sure to invite Brotherhood leaders to attend his notorious speech to the Islamic world in Cairo in June 4, 2009, making it impossible for then-President Hosni Mubarak to attend the speech, since he would not appear with the leaders of the outlawed group.
Then on January 31, 2011, when the Mubarak regime was on the verge of falling in the Arab Spring uprising, a former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Frank Wisner, met secretly in Cairo with Issam El-Erian, a senior Brotherhood leader. That meeting came a week after a Mubarak government official announced the regime's suspicions that Brotherhood and other opposition leaders were coordinating the Egyptian uprising with the Obama State Department.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has notoriously claimed that the MB is "secular."
Make no mistake, the Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated to bringing about a global caliphate. Turning a blionf eye to this and extending the respect and courtesy normally reserved for foreign government officials to MB representatives is an outrage.