The FBI leadership, over the professional objections of its agents based on facts and evidence, wants outreach with Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups (which, in and of itself, is evidence of complete malfeasance on the part of FBI leaders).
CAIR, MPAC, and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) have been the folks the FBI has used for years, and FBI leadership has defended them, especially CAIR - despite the fact that the FBI has been investigating them for fifteen years. Now that the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas front CAIR is taking heat (from everyone but the FBI), the FBI has made ISNA their primary POC - the same Muslim Brotherhood /Hamas front - same family different names.
Founded in 1928 by the Egyptian activist Hasan al-Banna, the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood is one of the oldest, largest and most influential Islamist organizations. Egypt has historically been the center of the Brotherhood's operations, though the group maintains offshoots throughout the Arab-Muslim world -- including in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, the Palestinian territories (Hamas), Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Sudan -- and is also active in the United States and Europe. Islam expert Robert Spencer has called the Muslim Brotherhood "the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda."
There should be a unified call for the removal of the FBI Director and the top leadership, as well as charges of Obstruction of Justice, Aiding and Abetting, Misprision of Treason, and, in the cases of Miller, Persichin, and Tidwell, charges of Treason: Executive Assistant Director for National Security Arthur Cummings, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael Heimbach, Assistant Director for Public Affairs John Miller, Assistant Director (retired) Steven Tidwell, Assistant Director, Washington Field Office, Joseph Persichini, Former (retired) Executive Assistant Director for National Security Willie Hulon.
June 26, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Today the FBI strongly denied a claim made earlier this week [see, FBI initiates official outreach to Hamas [here], that there has been an, "official decision by FBIHQ to use ISNA as their official point of contact with the American Muslim community."
"Today, FBI Executive Assistant Director Tom Harrington is meeting at FBIHQ with Imam Majid of the ADAMS Center in Sterling,VA. Imam Majid is also the Vice-President of the Islamic Society of North America - a known Muslim Brotherhood entity and un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial in Dallas in which all defendants were found guilty of leading the Hamas front group. This was the largest terrorism financing trial in the history of the United States.
This meeting today follows yesterday's official decision by FBIHQ to use ISNA as their official point of contact with the American Muslim community. ISNA is one of the largest and most prominent Muslim Brotherhood entities in the US. The Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 with two objectives (which are their same two objectives today): implement Islamic Law and re-establish the global Islamic Caliphate. Their creed, which is still their creed today, includes "...martyrdom in the way of Allah is our highest inspiration."
Agents and attorneys aware of this decision believe it obligates them to violate US law by forcing them to work with a front group for a designated terrorist group (Hamas). It is worth reminding you all that the Hamas Covenant states Hamas is a Muslim Brotherhood entity, and that Hamas is a designated terrorist organization by the US government.
The controversy is understandable from a national security standpoint, since the establishment of a formal relationship with ISNA would mean that America's premier domestic law enforcement agency was partnering with a known wing of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, in effect providing it with an official seal of approval and much undeserved legitimacy.
Contacted by PipeLineNews.org, John Miller, FBI Assistant Director, Office of Public Affairs. TX., speaking for the Bureau, vigorously denied any new relationship, stressing that the "FBI official" named in the story, " oversees the criminal and cyber programs and was in no way related to the meeting."
"1. The information as reported is factually inaccurate and generally misleading.
2. There has been no "official decision by the FBI to use ISNA," or any other organization, "as the official point of contact with the American Muslim community."
3. Imam Magid, who leads the ADAMS center in Herndon, Virginia, is a longstanding liaison contact of the FBI's Washington Field Office, and a respected member of the national capital area religious community. He met with an FBI community relations official as part of that liaison relationship.
4. The FBI official identified in the story oversees the criminal and cyber programs and was in no way related to the meeting.
5. The FBI meets with contacts from many diverse groups as part of our mission to both understand and protect the communities we serve."
There's more. Go here.
From the above article, Miller states, "3. Imam Magid, who leads the ADAMS center in Herndon, Virginia, is a longstanding liaison contact of the FBI's Washington Field Office, and a respected member of the national capital area religious community. He met with an FBI community relations official as part of that liaison relationship."
Imam Magid is the Vice President of ISNA, so Miller is admitting a long-standing, already-established relationship with the leader of ISNA (understanding that Ingrid Mattson is a figurehead). Miller's own words show that he is a full of shitnik.
As the AD for Public Affairs for the FBI, he has a professional duty, and he swore an oath to the Constitution to protect and defend it. He has based his relationship with the Muslim community on a completely counterfactual understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islam in general. When he decided to use a third party (the Muslim Brotherhood) to give him and the FBI an understanding of the enemy, he decided to become a traitor. AD Persichini (Washington Field Office) and AD Steve Tidwell (retired, formerly in LA) should be charged along with Miller. Focus should be on Obstruction of Justice and Aiding and Abetting. Treason, while it can legitimately be charged, won't be in this climate.
There's a lot of this:
There are many other examples: The Case of Yahya Hendi – The State Department spent $178,144 from 2003- 2007 for Hendi to speak on behalf of U.S. across Africa, Europe, and South Asia. Hendi had ties to an Al Qaeda front when he made these trips. The Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), which Hendi had served as a moderator at a 2000 fundraiser, had been designated a financier of terrorism for supporting Al Qaeda.
And then this:
The Muslim imam who gave a closing benediction at the Democratic National Convention in Boston also served as a character witness to Sami al-Arian, the Florida professor indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on 50 counts of terror-related charges.
On the second day of the Democratic National Convention, Imam Yahya Hendi said the closing prayer of the night with some verses from the Quran.
Yet, last July, the 9-11 commission heard testimony from terrorism expert Steven Emerson that Hendi, one of the top Islamic clerics in the U.S., backed al-Arian – head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in North America.
2008 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Imam Yahya Hendi
Islamic Society of Frederick
Imam Hendi was one of the Muslim leaders who met often with President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy. Imam Hendi frequently visits and lectures at churches and synagogues hoping to create positive relationships. In his lectures, he focuses on issues related to gender relations, world peace, political justice, and inter-religious and interfaith issues.
From the ISNA website -- one of their events, this is right off their website.
Check out the Muslim America Society MAS -
Ahmad Elkadi: General Guide for Muslim Brotherhood in the US
BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN US, FOUNDER OF MUSLIM AMERICA SOCIETY, MAS
UPDATE: More on the FBI's cordiality with tainted Muslim groups. The FBI has a Citizen's Academy. Prominent community members are invited to attend. The sessions are at the nearest Field Office and are usually Friday evenings after what is usually a work day. The sessions last for eight Fridays. The last session takes the participants to the FBI's firing range to practice on the types of guns used during field operations.
Hussam Ayloush of CAIR LA fame was invited in the October 2006 session.