And what is the Muslim American Society? The Muslim Brotherhood. “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.” — Chicago Tribune, 2004, via the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb.
Wajahat Ali was one of the five authors of the hard-Left Soros-funded Center for American Progress’s attack piece “Fear, Inc.” Ali has revealed in this video that he was a Board member of the Muslim Students Association. The Muslim Students Association was established by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Center for American Progress needs to come clean about its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Congressman Promotes Fear Inc. “˜Islamophobia” Event,” by Ryan Mauro for FrontPageMagazine, September 12:
The office of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first elected Muslim congressman, is promoting an event in Congress on September 13 to publicize the Center for American Progress” report, “Fear Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America.” […]
“The report identifies the funding streams that support anti-Muslim activities, the intellectual nexus of the Islamophobia network, the grassroots players and organizations that help spread messages of hate, the media amplifiers of Islamophobia, and the elected officials who support anti-Muslim causes,” said an e-mailed statement from Rep. Ellison.
Rep. Ellison has repeatedly worked with Muslim Brotherhood fronts like the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, both of which were labeled as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation trial. A judge ruled in 2009 that the federal government had “ample evidence” to connect them to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. His 2008 pilgrimage to Mecca was sponsored by the Muslim American Society, another Brotherhood affiliate. He has also received donations from major players in the Brotherhood’s American networks. He defends CAIR, and lashes out against those who talk about the ideological roots of the Islamist threat…
The “Fear Inc.” report has been extensively rebutted here at FrontPage Magazine. It was published by the Center for American Progress, a left-wing think-tank led by John Podesta, the former chief-of-staff for President Clinton, with an annual budget of at least $25 million, and possibly as high as $38 million. It took part in the creation of Media Matters for America, a non-profit that seeks to counter perceived right-wing bias in the media….