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Islamists Invited to Obama's Middle East State Department Speech

May 20, 2011

At least two members of Muslim Brotherhood and terror linked organizations were present at the Obama speech at the State Department on Thursday. Imam Mohamed Magid, the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Amin Gharad, president of the Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA). Both groups are part of the Muslim Brotherhood network and promote radical Islam.

A report on the ISNA website revealed that:

(May 19, 2011) This afternoon, ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid and Muslim Youth of North America President Amin Gharad joined leaders from across the nation at the State Department for President Obama's address on the Middle East and North Africa. http://www.isna.net/articles/News/President-Obama-Perserveres-in-Pledge-of-Support-for-Transitioning-Arab-World.aspx

According to Discover the Networks:

MYNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document -- titled "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" -- as one of the Brotherhood's 29 likeminded "organizations of our friends" that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These "friends" were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims "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 ... so that ... God's religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions." (For the complete document see below)

Also named in the Muslim Brotherhood document were:

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)


According to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA "is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation"; "convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred" (for instance, al Qaeda supporter and PLO official Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi was invited to speak at an ISNA conference); has held fundraisers for terrorists (after Hamas leader Mousa Marzook was arrested and eventually deported in 1997, ISNA raised money for his defense); has condemned the U.S. government's post-9/11 seizure of Hamas' and Palestinian Islamic Jihad's financial assets; and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Islamic Horizons, that "often champions militant Islamist doctrine."



An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America (pdf)
By The Investigative Project
(Arabic with English Translation)

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