Writer: Muslim Brotherhood a threat from within

Undoubtedly, most Muslims in the U.S. would not agree with the Muslim Brotherhood’s goal in America of eliminating and destroying western civilization from within, but this does not excuse them from being informed and speaking up concerning this threat.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) are Muslim Brotherhood front organizations that have been designated by the Department of Justice as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terror funding case in this nation’s history. The Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are also Brotherhood entities which were established back in the ’60s. These groups wield influence over the teaching and programs conducted in many U.S. Mosques, as well as the political and religious discourse on campus, and they strive to manipulate public opinion and downplay the threat of Islamic supremacism.

Those with Brotherhood associations should be flagged by the intelligence community, law enforcement and government officials, given the fact that a number of them have been shown to support Islamic terrorist groups (i.e. Hamas, Hizbollah, al-Qaeda). Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi was the founder of the American Muslim Council with access to the White House. He was a Pentagon consultant involved with installing Muslim Chaplains in our U.S. Military and Federal prisons. He was later found guilty of funding al-Qaeda and conspiring to assassinate a Saudi Arabian dignitary.

Let’s not forget Anwar al-Awlaki. Shortly after 9/11 he was invited to speak at a Pentagon luncheon and conducted a prayer service at the U.S. Capitol. Around the same time he served as chaplain of the George Washington University’s chapter of the MSA. Aside from the facade of peace and moderation, he was discovered to be a spiritual advisor to some of the 9/11 terrorists and mentor to Nidal Hasan, the Islamic jihadist who murdered 13 people at Ft. Hood in 2009. He was an al-Qaeda agent who was killed during a drone strike in 2011.

Muslim Brotherhood agents and those sympathetic to their aims, such as al-Amoudi and al-Awlaki are enemies of the United States. They have sought to infiltrate our government and ingratiate themselves to those within the corridors of power.

Outward perception should never be allowed to overcome our rational and discriminating faculties with respect to the real and ongoing threat of cultural and violent jihad carried out in the name of Islam, as so defined by our enemies.

Complacency and intimidation has no place in such discussions.

David Race

Butler Township