All posts for the month September, 2015

Influence of the Muslim Brotherhood on government policies has direct effects on the successfulness of a country’s policy and its War on Terror. In the USA, Brotherhood members have acquired positions in public administration, the national security establishment, interreligious foundations and elsewhere that allow them to have a say on who can work for the government in the field of “War on Terror” and they dictate which issues can be discussed. As Stephen Coughlin noted in this recent book “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad”, it is more important to understand the Islamist enemy’s doctrines than to be politically correct about Islam. Notwithstanding, the Muslim Brotherhood successfully controls the public debate about Islam, even within US-security circles.

Since Islamists stated that their doctrine is based on Jihad, it is unavoidable to incorporate Islamic Law into threat analysis. However, there is no threat analysis compiled by US-security agencies that even deals with Islam or Jihad. The central reason for this ignorance is the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of state institutions.

According to a memorandum the goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is the elimination of the Western civilization from within in order to establish the global Islamic state. The document names several groups associated with the Brotherhood such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Student Association (MSA), the Muslim Communities Association (MCA) as well as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Organizations including MSA and CAIR wrote a letter to President Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, John Brennan, in 2011 requesting him to take action against government training materials such as an FBI training manual that allegedly demonstrate a prejudice against Islam. This incident is only one of many that prove that Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups receive information from within state institutions and try to exercise direct influence on the policies of the USA.



The Muslim Brotherhood is recognized as terrorist organization by several countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Russia or the Ukraine. Why didn’t the USA include it on the terrorism list but instead offers it open access to the With House and the State Department? Let’s take a look at the facts:

Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and closest aide, Huma Abedin, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muslim Sisterhood. She is closely connected to Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian Islamic scholar who is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Qaradawi’s fatwas approve actions like terrorist attacks against US-personnel in Iraq and suicide bombing against Israel.

Barack Obama himself partially has the same background as the Sunni Brotherhood since his father and family is from Kenya, where Sunni Islam is dominant and he once was a practicing Muslim. Malik Obama, the president’s brother, set up the charitable Barack H. Obama Foundation that is suspected of financing a luxurious living for Malik Obama and his 12 wives. In addition, Malik Obama owns the Sudanese Islamic Dawa Organization which supposedly finances terrorism. According to a judge of the Egyptian Supreme Court Malik Obama oversees international investments of the Muslim Brotherhood and Barack Obama himself is considered a member of the Brotherhood.

One can assume that the close relations of high ranking politicians to Islamists have had serious influence on policies in the Middle East:

Since Abedin had access to confidential and sensitive information she could have easily provided it to Al-Qaradawi who in turn has ties to Hamas, the IS, Al-Qaeda and other terror groups.

Furthermore, Obama was reluctant to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq even when Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki asked the US-administration to conduct airstrikes against the extremists. Obama also supported a questionable Muslim Sunni tribal group in Raile Odinga’s election campaign in Kenya who is known to be anti-Christian.

Until today, Muslim Brotherhood members and associates have strong influence on the political scene in the USA and regularly meet high ranking officials. E.g. Obama himself met Azhar Azeez, President of the Islamic Society of North America that was established by the Brotherhood. Since Obama seems to be a strong supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood one must not be surprised why he has not interfered with Hillary Clinton’s close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.



Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour Party leadership elections and instantly announced his plan to fundamentally change the policies of the United Kingdom. The 66-year-old Member of Parliament for Islington North was the most left-wing candidate running for the post and at the same time is known as friend to several extremist groups and hard-line regimes.

Among other links, Corbyn shared a platform with Muqtada Al-Sadr’s British representative at an event celebrating the anniversary of the ayatollahs’ takeover in Iran despite the fact that Al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia has killed thousands of Iraqi civilians and at least 70 British soldiers. Furthermore, the newspaper Telegraph revealed that Corbyn has close links to organizations within the network of Hamas which still aims at the destruction of Israel. Corbyn even travelled to the Gaza Strip several times at the invitation of Hamas linked organizations and met its leadership. He was also in contact with representatives of terrorist groups like Hezbollah, Black September and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Additionally, he has hosted and supported several anti-Semites and racists such as Sheikh Raed Saleh who spreads world conspiracy theories about Jews. Officially, he portrays these links as contact to all groups reflecting the full range of political opinion in the Middle East conflict with the aim of bringing it to an end.

Corbyn even seems to resume his questionable activities despite his new role as leader of Labour. Next month, Corbin will hold a speech at a conference of the Middle East Monitor which is known for its strong sympathies for Hamas. Its director, Daud Abdullah, is one of the leaders of the British Muslim Initiative which is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. The senior editor of the Middle East Monitor, Ibrahim Hewitt, is an extremist and chairman of Interpal, a Hamas-linked charity.

In any case, one can conclude that Corbyn will strongly influence the Labour party’s direction and that he is certainly the favorite candidate of British Muslims for that post.


In a statement on “Ikhwanweb”, the Muslim Brotherhood’s official English website, the movement thanks countries for supporting refugees from the Near and Middle East. The Brotherhood underlines its appreciation for those states and governments that assist refugees who had to flee from their countries due to repressive regimes that have destroyed their homelands. It further calls on all states and institutions to do anything possible to remove obstacles for the refugees to help them move to their countries.

When reading such praise from the side of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, the question should be raised which consequences the reception of displaced persons might have for European countries, particularly since there could also be extremists among those seeking refuge. The immigration of a big Muslim community to Europe might pose a chance for the Muslim Brotherhood to attract the Islamists among new arrivals and thereby broaden its network all over Europe. Laudations from the Muslim Brotherhood should definitely be treated with caution since it is most probably based on self-interest. For European government, this praise should also be an awakening call: applause from the Muslim Brotherhood is very likely to raise the mistrust of European constituencies towards immigrants from Muslim countries even further.



In the forefront of the presidential elections questions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on the current administration and future presidential candidates are being raised. At present, Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, who has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, is being investigated by US-agencies.

A study conducted by the Center for Security Policy revealed that Islamists have already infiltrated the current US-administration of President Barack Obama in order to influence its policy towards their agenda. One example is Rashad Huassain who became Deputy Associate White House Counsel in 2009 tasked with assisting Obama in its Muslim outreach efforts. He has been involved in several Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as the American Muslim Council or the International Institute of Islamic Thought. Sami Al-Arian and Jamal Barzini both have ties to these organizations. The former was pleaded guilty to organizing financial transfer to the terrorist group Palestine Islamic Jihad and the latter is one of the founders of the US-Muslim Brotherhood.
Another questionable case is the Dalia Mogahed who became influential on Islam and Sharia issues within the Obama administration. She is a member of the White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and was also working for the Gallup polling organization. Several scholars have accused her of inappropriately using data to portray Muslims with extremist worldviews as moderate and non-violent.

Besides several other cases, most noteworthy is the above mentioned Deputy Chief of Staff of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin. She is known to have direct and indirect ties to extremists in the Muslim Brotherhood including several of her family members. Abedin herself has been associated with the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs which was established by Abdullah Omar Naseef, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who allegedly also financed Al-Qaeda. Meanwhile an internal investigation by the State Department revealed that Abedin was involved in activities that possibly posed a conflict of interest and further investigations are presently ongoing.