Ross: Brotherhood advocate
Surrender? Complicity? Cluelessness? Some combination of the three?
The Muslim 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 Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
That’s from “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” a 1991 presentation by Muslim Brotherhood operative Mohamed Akram.
This is the group with which Dennis Ross thinks the U.S. should be working.
“Incoming secretary of state Clinton to name Dennis Ross as top adviser on Mideast, Iran,” from The Associated Press, January 10 :
Dennis Ross, a former Middle East peace envoy who served under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, will in all likelihood be appointed a special adviser for the Middle East and Iran under incoming secreatry [sic] of state Hillary Rodham Clinton….
The incoming secretary of state also plans to name former UN ambassador Richard Holbrooke to be special adviser for Pakistan and Afghanistan, they said….
Ross was the lead U.S. negotiator in Mideast peace efforts for both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Clinton. He played a major part in an interim agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in 1995 and worked on the failed effort to arrange peace between Israel and Syria and the ultimately unsuccessful 2000 Camp David talks between Israel and the Palestinians….
Holbrooke brokered the peace deal that ended the 1992-1995 Balkans war….
Some background links:
— Dennis Ross’ role with U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, which calls for engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood and a change in the U.S.’s stance on Hamas and Hizballah
— Background on the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project Report
— U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project Critical of U.S. Government’s Stance on Hamas and Hizballah
— U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project Calls for Engagement with Muslim Brotherhood
— Dennis Ross was previously with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP)