President Obama continues to alienate his allies.
American Muslim leaders met privately with United States President Barack Obama at the White House last week. President Obama entertained the 14 leaders for more than an hour behind closed doors. The president initially refused to report who the Muslim leaders were. When the list finally came out, it was apparent why he did not want to release the names.
A couple of those hosted by the president have very checkered pasts and disturbingly close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). One of the individuals, Azhar Azeez, is president of the Islamic Society for North America (isna) and founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations (cair). isna was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1981, while cair is known to have sponsored Palestinian terrorist groups. The fbi lists cair as a front for Hamas (a terrorist organization in Israel).
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (mpac) was also represented at the White House. mpac is another organization founded by the Muslim Brotherhood. mpac is lobbying hard to have Hamas and Hezbollah removed from America’s list of terrorist organizations. Conversely mpac is pushing to have the state of Israel put on that list.
Why is America’s commander in chief hosting such individuals? Why does he make time to host terrorists, yet refuse to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?
The recent meetings with MB representatives or affiliated leaders is a slap at both Israel and Egypt. Israel may have little choice but to try and mend ties with America, but what about Egypt? It’s looking to another rising power. Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Egypt Monday and has already signed agreements paving the way for the construction of a nuclear power plant.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is forced to look for new allies as once-strong American ally increasingly abandons its traditional Middle Eastern allies. For more on this trend read “Iran Now Controls Four Middle Eastern Capitals,” “President Obama Splitting Apart U.S.-Israel Alliance,” and “U.S. Closes Embassy in Yemen.” ▪
Full article: President Obama’s Secret Meeting With Muslim Brotherhood Leaders (The Trumpet)