Islam Online, an Islamic news portal associated with global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, has reported that a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organization will be operating an information booth at the California State Fair opening in August. According to the report:
Visitors of the California Public Fair, running from August 15 until September 1, get to know Islam through the “WhyIslam” information booth. During the fair, to be attended by approximately 900,000 people, Muslim volunteers are on hand to answer questions, pass out brochures and give away copies of the Noble Qur’an. Approximately 900,000 people are expected to attend the annual state fair. The booth is part of ICNA’s three-year-old project “WhyIslam,” which focuses on outreach through direct contacts with non-Muslims in Southern California, home to some 600,000 Muslims.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is a less well-known part of the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S., generally thought to be tied to the Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani Islamist political party close to the global Muslim Brotherhood. A previous post reported on proposed New York City subway ads, another part of the ICNA “WhyIslam” campaign. The ads drew media attention as a result of their association with Siraj Wahajj, an American Islamic convert tied to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing,