Local media has reported on a recent demonstration by members of the Colorado Immigrant Right Coalition who were protesting workforce raids on illegal immigrants. The report cites a spokesman for the U.S Muslim Brotherhood group the Muslim American Society (MAS), presumably am member of the coalition, who labeled the immigration laws as “terrorist:
‘It’s very hypocritical for our government, who represents us, to say its fighting an international war against terror. But those tactics used to enforce immigration laws are terrorist, at the least,’ says Hashim Malik, spokesman for the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation. He says, ‘We treat them (immigrants) like terrorists. It’s criminal at best. Each of us has the responsibility to stand in defense of the weakest among us’
A recent post has discussed the participation of the MAS as a co-sponsor of an antiwar march scheduled for September that is being organized primarily by the antiwar coalition known as A.N.S.W.E.R. which has roots in the far-left. The MAS, 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, appears to be adopting the language of the far-left in this instance as well as diluting the concept of terrorism. Also, as noted earlier, it is common for Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.S. and Europe to be found in coalitions with leftwing and far left political groups.