McCarthy defends Bachmann et al

“Duty is Calling Us Now”: Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy on Muslim Brotherhood in America

by Jerry Gordon, ICONOCLAST

Andrew C. McCarthy, Former Federal

Prosecutor author and NRO columnist

Yesterday, I watched  the Center for Security Policy briefing on the Muslim Brotherhood by Andrew C. McCarthy, former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District in Manhattan and author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America . McCarthy was the prosecutor in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing federal trial in New York that resulted in the conviction and a life sentence for Egyptian blind Sheikh Omar Abdel- Rahman for that plot and planned bombings of New York City landmarks.

One of the first actions by Egypt’s recently elected Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohammed Morsi, was to demand that Rahman be released  by President Obama from his federal Super Max prison and immediately returned home to Egypt.  McCarthy made reference to that demand from Egypt’s President Morsi and why federal prosecutors were successful in conviction of the blind Sheikh, a respected Islamic jurist who espoused jihad violence and was alleged to be a leader in the Egyptian terrorist group, al Gama’a al-Islamiyya . Al-Gama’a sought the overthrow of the Egyptian government and replacement with an Islamic Sharia compliant state.  It was responsible for several hundred terrorist attacks in Egypt.McCarthy offered effective rebuttal evidence to both  Administration and Congressional criticisms of the five House members’ letter sent to Inspector Generals of several executive departments requesting internal investigations of the Muslim Brotherhood ‘presence’ in these  federal government agencies.  Most notably  a significant portion of McCarthy’s remarks were devoted to the swirl of controversy regarding Ms. Huma Abedin the personal chief of staff for Secretary Clinton, whose family has close ties to MB leaders and Saudi Salafists/Wahhabists.

McCarthy noted the Abedin family enterprise, The Journal of Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (JIMMA) is edited by Saleha Abedin, a Saudi women’s college professor, leading member of the international MB sisterhood and Huma’s brother Hassan. As uncovered by Andrew Bostom, until 2008, Huma was listed as one of JIMMA’s editors. Among the luminaries on the JIMMA board was the venerable Middle east expert and Princeton Professor Emeritus Bernard Lewis who served from 1996 to 2006.   McCarthy  addressed the Abedin family connections  to Muslim Brotherhood preacher Yusuf al Qaradawi and terrorist  Group, the Union of Good, as well as connections to the  Saudi –backed World Muslim League co-founded by Said Ramadan, son-in-law of MB founder Hassan al-Banna.  Ramadan’s son, Professor Tariq Ramadan was given a Visa in 2009 by Secretary Clinton to teach at Notre Dame University, after a successful appeal in the New York Federal Circuit of Appeals. This despite evidence of funds provided to designated terrorist group and Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in Gaza, Hamas.  We posted on these developments and previous documentation released by the Center for Security Policy in our Iconoclast Post, “The Ties that Bind”.

Towards the end of McCarthy’s brilliant presentation, he makes the telling argument that the Muslim Brotherhood influence campaign should become an important, bi-partisan issue In the Presidential election campaign.  Having briefed Christian Zionists  here on the Gulf Coast  in late June on the Muslim Brotherhood influence campaign in America, I concur that average Americans will understand the grave nature of this threat to America and its special ally in the Middle East, the Jewish State of Israel.

 Credit for this definitive rebuttal briefing by McCarthy goes to Frank Gaffney and the team at the CSP. Gaffney introduced   the presentation noting McCarthy’s experience in prosecuting Islamic terrorism cases and his acknowledged expertise in Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood campaign in America. Here is a link to the transcript of McCarthy’s briefing published by PJ mediaWatch the C-Span  You Tube  video of his masterful presentation.
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  1. The Department of Justice under Obama has not sought to investigate and indict those listed as “unindicted conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation case.. They have dropped completely any further investigation needed to bring charges against them. Andrew McCarthy, the former US attorney who prosecuted he defendants in the first World Trade Center bombing, in an article in the National Review Online, has raised an interesting question:

    “…since Secretary Clinton’s tenure began, with Huma Abedin serving as a top adviser, the United States has aligned itself with the Muslim Brotherhood in myriad ways. To name just a few (the list is by no means exhaustive): Our government reversed the policy against formal contacts with the Brotherhood; funded Hamas; continued funding Egypt even after the Brotherhood won the elections; dropped an investigation of Brotherhood organizations in the U.S. that were previously identified as co-conspirators in the case of the Holy Land Foundation financing Hamas; hosted Brotherhood delegations in the United States; issued a visa to a member of the Islamic Group (a designated terrorist organization) and hosted him in Washington because he is part of the Brotherhood’s parliamentary coalition in Egypt; announced that Israel should go back to its indefensible 1967 borders; excluded Israel, the world’s leading target of terrorism, from a counterterrorism forum in which the State Department sought to “partner” with Islamist governments that do not regard attacks on Israel as terrorism; and pressured Egypt’s pro-American military government to surrender power to the anti-American Muslim Brotherhood parliament and president just elected by Egypt’s predominantly anti-American population.

    So I was hoping maybe [the critics of Bachmann such as Stanley] could explain to us: Hypothetically, if Huma Abedin did have a bias in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, and if she were actually acting on that bias to try to tilt American policy in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, what exactly would the State Department be doing differently?”

  2. “However, so many are on this bandwagon of both parties that there is little hope for the truth to out…”

    A few years ago, an attempt was made to push thru a new “amnesty” program for illegals. It had support in both parties (each for its own reason — Pubs wanting cheap labor, Dems wanting cheap votes) and both houses were poised to shove it down the public’s throat. And it had support from the White House (Bush 43).

    Yet it died — because Talk Radio killed it.

    The people were dead set against it, and the conservative talk hosts rallied the opposition to conduct a telephone, telegram campaign to congressional representatives. The message amounted to: “Think again, boys & girls; do you, or don’t you want to be reelected?”

    Amnesty was DOA.

    The people were motivated — and Talk Radio was interested.

    As far as prospect for “the truth to out” is concerned

    — si se puede.

  3. Bachmann and her group should not be fed to the wolves. She deserves commendations for attempting to expose a vast network of political corruption tied together with $$$$. However, so many are on this bandwagon of both parties that there is little hope for the truth to out: observe the Obama transparency issues as this will go the same way.

  4. When I mentioned the smoking gun statement of Mohammed Akram of what the civilzation process was, a “grand jihad” attacking the US from within to install Shariah law in place of the Constitution, she suggested that It might have just been an offhand remark. In fact it was a memorandum he had written to the Shura Council, asking that it be placed on the agenda for adoption. He said it was an update of a program that had been adopted by the Shura Council in the late ’80s. So this conspiracy, found in the Holy Land Foundation case, has been going on for at least 20 years. And the memo shows that all the mainstream Muslim organizations in the US are particpating in it.

    So we have a proven, long term conspiracy of all the mainstream Muslim organizations in the US, and each one of those criticizing Michele Bachmann and her five colleagues stated there she offered no reason for the suggested investigation. If they knew about it, and they must because of the letters that were sent to the Inspectors General, that is an outright lie.