The subject of today’s post was going to be on a different subject. But, the story of President Obama’s half-brother being an influential fund-raiser for the Muslim Brotherhood caught the attention of numerous bloggers. So, I didn’t see a need to join the crowd. But then, I came across a couple of other stories that kind of, sort of, tie into the President’s apparent love affair with the Muslim Brotherhood and especially their activities in Egypt.
President Obama’s Family Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood
One of the many reports on this story was the one by Walid Shoebat:
Egyptian government and mainstream media has reported a major development regarding the role of Barack Obama’s brother (presumably, his half-brother Malik Obama) with the Muslim Brotherhood. As we have reported before, Malik is a member of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), an arm of the Sudanese government, which is led by President Omar al-Bashir, who is himself a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The former Chancellor of the Constitutional Court of Egypt and current adviser, Tahani Al-Jebali stated that the reason the United States cannot fight the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood is because the brother of U.S. President Barack Obama is the architect of the investments for the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We will carry out the law and the Americans will not stop us. We need to open the files and begin court sessions. The Obama administration cannot stop us; they know that they supported terrorism. We will open the files so these nations are exposed, to show how they collaborated with them [the terrorists]. It is for this reason why the American administration fights us.”
Well, I don’t know how close the President and his half-brother are.
Of course, it should be surprising that the President is a fan of Islam. After all he did attend a Muslim school, in Indonesia, as a young impressionable boy. And then, there were those dreams or nightmares from his father. It’s no wonder that Mr. Obama was over joyed when a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, became President of Egypt following the Arab Spring, which Mr. Obama supported so strongly. But, President Obama hasn’t had a very good batting average when it comes to picking winners and losers. Mr. Morsi is now in jail and the current Egyptian government and a large part of the Egyptian people are not too happy with the American President.
Obama Administration Infiltrated By The Muslim Brotherhood?
Well a certain Egyptian magazine has made that claim, according to IPT:
An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.
The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
“Infiltrated” may not be the correct word. I suspect the President welcomed these folks with open arms. But, the word “infiltrated” is probably not helping Obama’s image with the anti-Morsi faction of the Egyptian people.
Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Benghazi, and the International Criminal Court
One of the theories about the Benghazi SNAFU that cost the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Shawn Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty is that President Morsi of Egypt and/or the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt financed and planned the attack on our “diplomatic mission” in Benghazi, Libya. Sadly, the Congressional investigation and media investigations have produced very few answers as to what and why of the Benghazi terrorist attack. But, Walid Shoebat reports that a retired LAPD Detective, Bob Michael, has decided to take matters into his own hands:
On Monday 5 August 2013, I filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, The Netherlands, alleging crimes of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War crimes. There are a total of six crimes alleged including (1.) Article 6 of the Rome Statute – Genocide, Article 6 (a) Genocide by killing; (2.) Section 6 (e) Genocide by forcibly transferring children; (3.) Article 7 of the Rome Statute – Crimes against humanity, Article 7 (1) (a) Crime against humanity of murder; (4.) Article 8 of the Rome Statute – War crimes, Article 8 (2) (a) (i) War crime of willful killing; (5.) Article 8 (2) (b) (i) War crime of attacking civilians; and (6) Article 8 (2) (b) (xviii) War crime of employing prohibited gases, liquids, materials or Devices.
The crimes alleged are only against Egypt for a simple reason; only Egypt is a signatory to the Rome Statute, and thus subject to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Of interest is that Egypt submitted to the Rome Statute by becoming a signatory in December 2000 when Hosni Mubarak was president. Libya, which appears not to be culpable, is not a signatory as Muammar Gaddafi would not sign on. The U.S. is not a signatory (nor do I believe they should be under non-Obama governance) and as such are listed as culpable but not indictable.
The Obama administration has been ducking the truth of their guilt before the world. Guilt in this matter is like a dirty American secret; or at least it was until now. Our Government’s complicity in the Benghazi murders has now taken an accelerated step of the fog lifting and the rest of the world able to see.
I’ll be surprised if Capt. Michael’s law suit achieves much. But, it could turnout to be source of much embarrassment for the President.
If these stories capture the attention of the media, the President may want the White House to lay-in a large supply of paper towels to wipe away the egg from his face every other day. Although, I’m not sure that President Obama is much concerned about his legacy in the classical way of his predecessors. In my opinion, the only thing Barack Obama wants to be remembered for is that he was the man who “fundamentally transformed” America. Of course, “fundamentally transformed” is Obamaspeak for “ruined”. Unfortunately, I believe Mr. Obama has a pretty good shot at achieving his goal.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?