Senators Coburn and Kyl call for the State Department to stop funding Islamists
July 30, 2008
Senators Tom Coburn (OK-R) and Jon Kyl (AZ-R) sent a letter to Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, asking her to stop funding entities in the Muslim Brotherhood's U.S. network including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS). According to a Muslim Brotherhood memorandum recently submitted as evidence in a terror financing trial, the Muslim Brotherhood considers ISNA and AMSS part of its U.S. network to carry out a "civilization jihadist process" that includes "eliminating and destroying the Western Civilization" in the U.S.
In December 2007, a grant of nearly $500,000 was awarded by the U.S. State Department to the University of Delaware which employs a leader of the AMSS, Muqtedar Khan, to manage the grant. The grant is meant to foster dialogue between the U.S. and clerics in Muslim countries. In 2006 and 2007, the National Peace Foundation received State Department grants of $466,000 and $499,999 to conduct similar programs in partnership with ISNA.