Recent posts have discussed the allegations by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood that the idea of a global Muslim Brotherhood is “Hollywood fiction” and that it has no connections with any U.S. organizations. These allegations have already been refuted in previous posts which have discussed the evidence for a global Muslim Brotherhood and by statements of the Deputy leader of the Egyptian Brotherhood who confirmed both the existence of a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as its connection to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Further evidence in support of both the existence of a global Muslim Brotherhood and its relationship to CAIR has come to light in a 2004 presentation to the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) an organization itself part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. In a paper titled submitted to the AMSS 33rd Annual Conference in late September 2004, Robert Dickson Crane, a U.S. Islamic convert, made the following statement:
Clearly there is a “culture war” developing within the Muslim communities around the world in response to the extremists who once were tolerated but after the 9/11 experiences of America and Russia can be tolerated no more. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is the leading Muslim civil liberties group in the United States and an influential part of the global Muslim Brotherhood, is collecting signatures on a petition entitled “Not in the Name of Islam.”
Dr. Crane converted to Islam in Bahrain in 1981 and has served as a leader in many U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), the American Muslim Council (AMC), and the United Association for Studies and Research.
In August 2007, Dr. Crane wrote of his desire to see the collapse of the “American Empire” to be replaced by a religiously-based civilization with the “help of Muslims.”:
The American Empire must eventually collapse, as John Whitehead predicts, and as all empires have. The challenge is to transform America so that it is no longer an empire and therefore can serve the intent of its founders to be a moral model for the world based on the universal wisdom of all the world religions. This transformation can come only with the help of Muslims who are pursuing the mission of educating their fellow Muslims for the good of America.