FrontPage MagRobert Spencer
The Obama administration is set to begin formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated in its own words to â€œeliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.â€
This news came in a Reuters report Wednesday, quoting a â€œsenior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.â€ Why this official felt it necessary to speak on condition of anonymity is a mystery, given the fact that Barack Obama has never made a secret of his solicitude for the Muslim Brotherhood. Even though the Brotherhood was still outlawed in Egypt at that time, he made a point of inviting leaders of the group to attend his speech to the Islamic world in Cairo on June 4, 2009.
Not only that. Obama included the leader of a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group that had been named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case among the clerics giving a prayer during his inauguration ceremonies: Ingrid Mattson, then-president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), offered this prayer at the National Cathedral on Obamaâ€™s Inauguration Day â€“ despite the fact that ISNA has admitted its ties to the Brotherhood. In fact, so overwhelming is the evidence of ISNAâ€™s involvement with the Brotherhood and Hamas that the previous summer, federal prosecutors had rejected a request from ISNA to remove its unindicted co-conspirator status. Obama even sent his Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett to be the keynote speaker at ISNAâ€™s national convention in 2009.
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