Al-Marayati: Fool me once…
Salam al-Marayati is the slick, albeit charmless and bullying, head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. According to the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (thanks to Rosanne), he “traveled to Europe last month at the invitation of the State Department to speak about religious freedom and free speech.”
And what’s wrong with that? The Report explains:
[…] MPAC was established initially in 1986 as the Political Action Committee of the Islamic Center of Southern California whose key leaders likely had their origins in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Since that time, MPAC has functioned as the political lobbying arm of the U.S. Brotherhood. MPAC has opposed virtually every count-terror initiative undertaken or proposed by the U.S. government. At times this opposition was said to be on civil-rights grounds but, just as often, MPAC claimed that U.S. counter-terror efforts were aimed at the U.S. Muslim community itself. MPAC has constructed and consistently espoused an elaborate ideology defending the use of violence by Islamists and Islamist organizations. More than any other U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organization, MPAC has developed extensive relationships with the U.S. government which have included numerous meetings with the Department of Justice and the FBI.
And that’s one reason why we’re in the fix we’re in.
The Muslim Brotherhood, you may recall, is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house…so that God’s religion [Islam, of course] is victorious over other religions” — which latter is a political statement more than a religious one.