A press release issued by the Muslim American Society (MAS) has announced that the organization hosted former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark for a presentation given at the National Press Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 26th. According to the report Mr. Clark, a former U.S. Attorney General who has in the past defended Slobodan MiloÅ¡eviÄ‡ and Saddam Hussein as well as other controversial figures, defended the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt calling them:
not only a political opposition party in Egypt, but it also functions as a broad popular movement that ‘provides more and better charity than the Egyptian government’ for poor and needy people in that nation.
Mr. Clark was recently in Egypt where he was prevented from attending the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders accused by the Egyptian government of terrorism and money laundering. The MAS is a less well-known part of the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. that first came to national attention when the Chicago Tribune did a feature story on the group in September 2004. As a previous post has discussed, the MAS is one of the initial sponsors of an antiwar march scheduled for September 15 organized by A.N.S.W.E.R, a far-left political group created by Mr. Clark and his International Action Center. It is common for the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated organizations to join in alliances with far-left political groups in many countries and in spring of this year, the Brotherhood co-hosted the “5th Cairo Conference ‘Towards an International Alliance Against Imperialism and Zionism’ attended by far-left groups from Europe and the U.S.