Update July 30: Caroline Glick has a good piece on the background of this issue (here).
Update July 23: Is Grover Norquist a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer (here)?
If you haven’t seen the news or maybe you’ve seen bits of it, but hadn’t followed the hell Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other brave members of Congress are being subjected to simply because they have asked for Inspector General investigations in to what degree the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated various branches of the US government, I hope to give you here the resources to read and understand the story.
The outcome of this controversy may be one of the most pivotal in your lifetime in determining your future security. This is more important than any physical fear we might have of a terrorist attack. The Muslim Brotherhood has made no secret of the fact that they expect to one day control America by working from within. If Bachmann and the other House Republicans are shut-down with the help of the Republican establishment—John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Boehner—then be very afraid.
Diana West has a good summary here:
Be alarmed: The U.S. government continues to be “advised by organizations and individuals that the U.S. government itself has identified in federal courts as fronts for the international Muslim Brotherhood.”
So wrote Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in a lengthy, heavily footnoted answer to a query last week from Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.[Ellison is a Muslim---ed] He was seeking more information about the reasons Bachmann plus four other House Republicans – Louis Gohmert (Texas), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.) and Thomas Rooney (Fla.) – requested Inspector General investigations into “potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” of the government. (See all of the letters here.)
What is beyond shocking – beyond reason – is that such anti-American Brotherhood-linked groups and individuals have variously engaged, particularly since 9/11, with the U.S. government. Is it a coincidence that U.S. policy has since become receptive to, if not openly supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood? This is the serious question these House Republicans want answered.
If you have never heard of longtime Clinton “body woman” Huma Abedin, it’s time you did.
These five Republicans have also expressed concern over media reports that Clinton’s longtime top aide Huma Abedin has family relations (late father, mother, brother) with ties to Muslim Brotherhood groups. Her mother, for example, reportedly belongs to the Muslim Sisterhood, a group the new first lady of Egypt also reportedly belongs to. Are such reports true? Do they have security implications? These are questions Americans have a right to know.
“For us to raise issues about a highly based U.S. government official with known immediate family connections to foreign extremist organizations is not a question of singling out Ms. Abedin,” Bachmann writes. “In fact, these questions are raised by the U.S. government of anyone seeking a security clearance.”
Below you will find a reading list thanks to Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy. I urge you to read through some of the reports to better understand the issue.
Then you must contact your member of Congress and ask that he or she back the Courageous Five who have put their careers on the line simply by asking for an investigation.
Mark Levin defends Bachmann et al here. Please listen to the audiotape.
Nonie Darwish on Huma Abedin’s mother, here. If you don’t know, Abedin is the wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
American Freedom Law Center on Clinton aide’s ties to Muslim Brotherhood, here.
Frontpage magazine: Dark Muslim Brotherhood world of Huma Abedin, here.
David Bossie at Politico: Michele Bachmann attacked on McCarthyism by McCain and others, here.
Breitbart: Spineless McCain attacks Bachmann, here.
Center for Security Policy responds to McCain, invites Abedin’s Saudi mother to reveal her policy positions, here.
ACT petition urges support for Bachmann et al, here.