Democrats – Notably Hillary Clinton’s – Romance with Islamists; Are They Useful Idiots or Traitors?

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Judging by their past actions, Congressional Democrats have consistently been on the wrong side of the terrorism issue. Their party leader and presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton has gone further to the dark side than anyone in her party.

The Muslim Brotherhood declares war on the United States

It is notable that the Muslim Brotherhood, which might be called the political arm of violent Islam, as typified by al-Qaeda and ISIS, has actually declared war on America in writing. In the summer of 2004, at the height of GWBs War on Terror, an observant police officer noticed a car containing a woman dressed in a burka, who was videotaping the support structure of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The driver, Ismail Elbarasse, was detained on an open material witness warrant connected with raising money for Hamas. 

A search warrant was executed by the FBI on Elbarasse’s Annandale, Virginia home. There, an enormous trove of Muslim Brotherhood document was found in a sub-basement, comprising 80 banker boxes of documents. One document, which was entered into evidence during the Holy Land Foundation trial, was a statement of the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan for the United States.

The plan had been approved by the Brotherhood’s Shura Council and Organizational Conference and was to be reviewed by the Brotherhoods’ leadership in Egypt. It simply stated:

The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [the Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” 

But our Congress – particularly the Democrats therein – has completely ignored this declaration and completely ignored a bill, introduced by Senator Ted Cruz that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. It has languished in the Committee on Foreign Relations since November of last year. No action was taken after the San Bernardino massacre in December, and no action has been taken after the Orlando massacre. 

In fact, the Senate has worked in the opposite direction: Fourteen Democrat senators, led by the Assistant Democratic Leader, Senator Dick Durbin – sometimes dubbed “Turban Durbin,” wrote a letter in May, 2015 to Obama pressing him to allow 65,000 Syrians in as refugees. The letter completely disregarded  warnings that they could not be properly vetted. “This would require a dramatic expansion of the refugee program, and virtually guarantee that a sizable number of ISIS fighters would slip in among them,” said Examiner.com, adding that Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy nicknamed these Dems the Jihad Caucus. 

Durbin’s long history of supporting Muslims.

In September 2015, Durbin upped his bet and called for 100,000 Syrians to be admitted. He claimed all refugees are carefully vetted to make sure that they’re not a threat to the United States. Only a few days later, FBI Director Comey said the opposite: Syrian refugees cannot be thoroughly vetted because we lack a database against which to do so, like we had in Iraq. This was a different situation, he said. Obama agreed to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.

Durbin continues to lead calls that more Syrians be admitted. His website proudly proclaims that he and 28 other Dems wrote to President Obama, expressing their frustration with the pace of admissions:

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today led a group of 27 senators calling on the President to fulfill the Administration’s commitment to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States this fiscal year,” the senators wrote in a letter, We write to express our strong support for resettling Syrian refugees in the United States and to urge your Administration to make every effort to meet your commitment to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016.

Back in 2012, Durbin had asked for “dreamers” to post their stories on his website. Dreamers are illegal aliens who were brought here as children by their illegal alien parents. Here is one who was obviously very special to him, as he chose to highlight her story before the Senate:

On January 31, 2012, Senator Durbin stood in the well of the Senate, displaying a huge poster of Alaa sporting a Muslim hijab, with an American flag displayed in the background. You can watch the mortifying video here

TheBlaze reports that Durbin identified Alaa Mukahhal as: “a woman of Palestinian descent.’” It has also been reported that in November 2012 she said, “I’m undocumented in America today because of the catastrophe (Nakba) in 1948.” [Nakba is the Palestinian term for the founding of Israel.]

Durbin said she was brought to the country illegally at a young age by her parents, went on to become an honor student, get a degree in architecture and now needs a path to citizenship so, he said, she could fulfill her American dream.”

Reading from a letter she had written, he said:

“‘I’m an asset to this country, a resource, and I want to make good use of my degree.’

He closed with:

In the finest American tradition, Alaa has become an activist. She has stepped out to introduce herself to America, so we know who these Dream Act students are.

However, Alaa’s Facebook page (now mysteriously scrubbed) revealed that she might not be such an asset to America. According to her posts, she is, in fact, a rancorous, foul-mouthed, Israel-despising radical whose life revolves around “organizing.” And we know what that means.

She laughed about the American flag used by Durbin as a prop in the Senate:

Did yall notice the flag in the background of the pic? That was no coincidence #messaging #lol

She did not reveal whether Durbin’s people had set up the flag prop for effect, but obviously she hadn’t done it alone.

She blames Israel for her illegal status. A post about the Jewish State was replete with bitterness and F-bombs. “On September 12, 2012 Alaa posted to her Facebook page:

“‘F**k Israel. F**k Zionists and all the Zionist apologists. F**k them all.’

Questions should now come to mind about Senator Durbin, who evidently doesn’t find at-risk black children in his home state nearly as charming as Alaa.

Hillary Clinton fascinated by Islam

Our beloved Hillary showed similar propensities more than once. We’re all familiar with her refusal to utter the words “radical” and “Islam” next to each other. But for years she’s had a peculiar attraction to things Islamic. Surely you remember “The Kiss”? Hillary, who fashions herself a supporter of Israel, was on the West Bank, standing next to the charm-exuding Suha Arafat, who had just finished a speech accusing Israel of poisoning Palestinians, when Clinton apparently lost control of her emotions and planted a hot wet smack on the surprised Suha’s cheek.

This took place on November 11, 1999. We have to admire a person who knows she intends to go into politics, yet does not fear to display her adoration for the widely unloved Suha Arafat.

The saga of Huma Abedin

We are all familiar with Hillary Clinton’s longtime top aide, Huma Abedin, who is married to erstwhile Congressman Anthony Weiner. You may remember that Michele Bachmann and four other patriots: Trent Franks, Louis Gohmert, Tom Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland signed letters to the Inspectors General of the State Department, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence asking for investigations into possible undue influence of the Muslim Brotherhood on these agencies. 

The letter notes that the Deputy Chief of Staff under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, had 3 close family members “connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” 

We should not be surprised when this topic came up, to hear from our own wannabe Lawrence of Arabia, John McCain, who, for purposes of this article, qualifies as a Democrat. He slammed Rep. Bachmann mercilessly, opening the gates for a herd of RINOs to pile on behind him. They included one-time presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

McCains comments earned a stern rebuke from Andrew C. McCarthy:

The letter sent to the State Department’s inspector general by five House conservatives actually understated the case. [Emphasis added.]

The letter averred that Abedin ‘has three family members connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.’ It turns out, however, that Abedin herself is directly connected to Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Muslim Brotherhood figure involved in the financing of al-Qaeda.

Abedin worked for a number of years at the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs as assistant editor of its journal. The IMMA was founded by Naseef, who remained active in it for decades, overlapping for several years with Abedin. Naseef was also secretary general of the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia, perhaps the most significant Muslim Brotherhood organization in the world. In that connection, he founded the Rabita Trust, which is formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization under American law due to its support of al-Qaeda.

Intentionally or not, obscuring the threat posed by such individuals is aiding the enemy.

Apparently, the Clintons have a penchant for hiring controversial Muslims rather than, say, Cuban exiles. A former high official in the Clinton Foundation, Gehad el-Haddad, went on to become the English-language spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood and, was ultimately sentenced to life in prison by an Egyptian court. “According to Reuters, Gehad el-Haddad was charged …for inciting the killing of protesters.” By the way, Gehad is a variant spelling of jihad.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

“Before emerging as a top Brotherhood official and adviser to Morsi, el-Haddad served for five years as an official at the now infamous Clinton Foundation.

Clinton’s State Department all-in for Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

“El-Haddad gained a reputation for pushing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda in the foreign press, where he was often quoted defending the Brotherhood’s crackdown on civil liberties in Egypt, during the ill-fated regime of President Morsi.

“El-Haddad’s employment at the Clinton Foundation overlapped with his official work for the Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Cairo in February 2012 when he assumed control of the Renaissance Project, a Brotherhood-backed economic recovery program. Both Gehad El-Haddad and his father, Essam el-Haddad, were the closest advisors to Mohammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood-linked president of Egypt, who was deposed in 2013 after massive public protest against his rule. 

El-Haddad officially became a senior adviser for foreign affairs in Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party in May 2011, when he was still claiming to be employed by the Clinton Foundation.”

Hillarys ambassador to Egypt was despised by Egyptians high and low, for her perceived support for the Muslim Brotherhood government, under President Muhammad Morsi. Upon Morsis removal, on July 3, 2013, Foreign Policy magazine reported that:

Patterson in particular resisted opportunities to criticize the Morsy government as it implemented increasingly authoritarian policies. In a memorable May 2013 interview with the Egyptian English-language news site Ahram Online, she repeatedly dodged pointed questions about Morsy’s leadership. The fact is they ran in a legitimate election and won, she said.

Republicans from Texas Senator Ted Cruz to House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce have pounced on statements like these, increasingly seeing Patterson as the key implementer for a policy that at least offers tacit support to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ahram Online: According to US-based Human Rights Watch, rights violations have risen considerably since Mubarak’s ouster. How is the US helping address the issue? 

Anne Patterson: We try and speak out about Egypt’s international treaties, such as the UN covenant on civil and political rights. We do not agree with claims that human rights violations are worse than ever under the new regime. 

It cannot be ignored that freedom of expression has improved in a number of ways under the new regime, exemplified by the media and the freedom to talk openly and publicly chastise political figures. Look at the press, or any of the political talk shows on TV: Egyptians did not have such freedoms under Mubarak.

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On the growing influence of hard-line Islamist political movements: 

AO: Is the US concerned by the possible spread of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in the region?

AP: Every country is unique. It shouldn’t surprise us that the Muslim Brotherhood did well here given its grassroots structure and extremely pious population, as is the case with other countries in the region.

AO: What is the US perception of the Salafist Nour Party and its policies? 

AP: The Nour Party won 25 percent of the vote in the parliamentary elections in 2012. As Americans, we try to collaborate with all legitimate parties.

It didn’t help Patterson’s standing when she met with senior Brotherhood officials, the Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat Al-Shater, wrote Foreign Policy, For some liberal Egyptians, this was seen as nothing less than conspiring with the enemy. Now Egyptian protesters are carrying signs with the ambassador’s face crossed out.

The International Project on Terrorism reports that:

References to Jews as apes and pigs … are repeatedly found in the speeches of … Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie. 

The Zionists, the West and the lackey rulers conspired together. If the Muslim Brotherhood had remained in the field, the Zionist Entity would not have stood nor its flag raised. Of old, God forced the Jews to become pigs. July 7, 2010 sermon found on the Brotherhood’s website.

The Lord of Glory has threatened these murdering Zionists criminals with a penalty of a kind which operates in this world before the Hereafter, Badie said, then quoting: So when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, we said to them, Be apes, despised. [Quran 7:166] —June 14, 2012 speech on the eve of Morsis election.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s top leader cited a hadith frequently used by Islamic extremists that condones slaughtering Jews during a Nov. 20, 2012 speech captured by MEMRI.

The overwhelming devotion of Democrats to radical Muslims has unquestionably degraded the national security of America. But when does this behavior rise to the level of treason?

Merriam-Webster defines treason as: “the crime of trying to overthrow your country’s government or of helping your country’s enemies during war” [Emphasis added.]

The Brotherhood declared war on America, back in 1991. Obama and Clinton used military might to help the Muslim Brotherhood take over Libya in 2011 and supported it in Egypt, in 2012. 

About the Author

Bob Bennett
Bob Bennett
Bob Bennett is a New York-based writer who has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal and the NY Post, and has appeared on Fox News. He has traveled widely and written for the NY Post, the Jewish Press, and other publications. Bob was also award-winning producer of a travel radio show heard on New York’s 50,000-watt station, WOR-AM and the Sky Angel Network. He now writes for the Independent Sentinel, Instigator News and Red State Diaries.
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