by Eileen F. Toplansky
In this YouTube video from Walid Shoebat's site, Tom Trento, of United West, describes the recent collusion of the president of the United States with the terrorist group known as the Muslim Brotherhood. Besides heading United West, Tom Trento is the executive director of the Florida Security Council; both organizations "specialize in international terrorism research and grassroots activism."
Mentioned in the YouTube presentation, The ISNA or Islamic Society of North America has been described by Islamic scholar Stephen Schwartz as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States." Furthermore, "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.'"
One of the authors of the in-depth book entitled Shariah: The Threat to America, Tom Trento helped to expose the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots into the United States. In this well-documented text available to read online here, the Muslim Brotherhood's tactics and ultimate desire for global sharia implementation are described. The Muslim Brotherhood's "mission in the West is sedition in the furtherance of shariah's supremacist agenda, not peaceful assimilation and co-existence with non-Muslim populations."
And yet, Barack Hussein Obama not only invites this group which should be put on a terrorist watch list, but also writes out a check for $1.5 billion of American taxpayer money to assist their regime in Egypt. What conclusion can be made when a president gives money to a group bent on the destruction of the very country giving this money to them?
According to Israel Elad Altman in his 2009 research monograph entitled "Strategies of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement," the Muslim Brotherhood, otherwise known as the Ikhwan:
... believes that its purposes in the West are, for the moment, better advanced by the use of non-violent, stealthy techniques. In that connection, the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to establish relations with, influence and, wherever possible, penetrate government circles in executive and legislative branches at the federal, state, and local levels; the law enforcement community; intelligence agencies; the military; penal institutions, the media; think tanks and policy groups; academic institutions, non-Muslim religious communities; and other elites. The Brothers engage in all of these activities and more for one reason: to subvert the targeted communities in furtherance of the Muslim Brother's primary objective -- the triumph of shariah.
Is this why Mr. Obama is giving moral and financial assistance to the Muslim Brotherhood? Is this why he surrounds himself with people who ardently support sharia implementation? Why is he never questioned by news reporters about his support of a terrorist organization and the implications for American security of such a strategy?
Tom Trento also runs the site WatchObsession.org, which highlights the ongoing terror tactics that have been used in countries as far away as Bali to those closer to home in the United States. This film underscores the violence of the Muslim Brotherhood offshoots such as Hezb'allah and Hamas. In fact, in "the Muslim Brotherhood's own Explanatory memorandum the following groups are listed as 'friends.'"
- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
- Muslim Student Association (MSA)
- Muslim Communities Association (MCA)
- Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)
- Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)
- Islamic Medical Association (IMA)
- Islamic Teaching Center (ITC)
- North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
- Foundation for International Development (FID)
- Islamic Housing Cooperative (IHC)
- Islamic Centers Division (ICD)
- American Trust Publications (ATP)
- Audio-Visual Center (AVC)
- Islamic Book Service (IBS)
- Muslim Businessmen Association (MBA)
- Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
- Malasian [sic] Islamic Study Group (MISG)
- Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
- United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
- Occupied Land Fund (OLF)
- Mercy International Association (MIA)
- Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
- Baitul Mal Inc (BMI)
- International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT)
- Islamic Information Center (IIC)
In fact, every terrorist attack sponsored by the jihadists is not a separate event but a well-coordinated declaration of war in the global attack against Western democracy and Judeo-Christian values.
Trento explains the anti-Christian, anti-Jewish philosophy of the Muslim Brotherhood and exhorts his "Jewish brothers and sisters" to please take note of the deadly intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood and their front organization, the ISNA.
This is particularly important as a new American Jewish Committee survey indicates that Obama's Jewish numbers are on the rise. It is frankly inconceivable that three-fifths of American Jews still support this man, and while observers remain cautious about these AJC poll results, one wonders why they are at this level at all. Is it ignorance, indifference, or lack of perception that, given Obama's anti-Jewish connections, Jews still adhere to the ideology of "Vote Democrat" no matter what?
In May 2011, three authors of Shariah: The Threat to America joined a new coalition entitled Israel: You're Not Alone. Frank Gaffney, Gen. Jerry Boykin (ret.), and Tom Trento "addressed different points about America's relationship with Israel." A comment at this site was made by a respondent named Ron. He writes "that [he] Stand[s] With Israel and will support Israel in any and all ways that [he is] able. However, [he has] one question about Jews.....Why do Jews continue to support democrats just because their liberal views are more aligned with them. They voted 78% for Obama in 2008 and it appears they may support him again. Ron wonder[s] why [he] should even support Israel when the American Jews won't help their own people by crossing over and voting for the republican party who will support and defend Israel? They didn't learn a lesson when Obama just spit in their face? Geeez [sic]."
Geez, indeed! I wonder, too.
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