Apparently this wildly preposterous and hysterical bit of victimhood-claiming was spoken by the notorious hateful Muslim activist Linda Sarsour at the MAS-ICNA convention — that is, the convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America. The Chicago Tribune reported back in 2004 that “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.” In a validation of the accuracy of this report, it is now carried on the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb.)
The links between MAS and Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood are not simply the conjectures of “right-wing” counter-jihad activists. A Muslim scholar, al-Husein Madhany, wrote this in a 2010 email to fellow Muslim and Leftist activists: “When I said that I believe MAS halaqas [religious meetings] to be a national security threat, it was only part in jest. My caution comes from what I have personally heard said at MAS halaqas during my time in graduate school and based on what I know about their ideological (but financial) ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.