1998 U.S. Brotherhood/Hamas Group Editorial Advisory Board Identitifed

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The Investigative Project has posted a portion of a 1998 edition of a journal published by the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), a part of the Palestine Committee of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, which identifies the group’s “Board of Advisory Editors” during that time. Notable names include:

  • Kurshid Ahmad, a leader of the Pakistani Jamaat-e-Islami political party, allied to the global Muslim Brotherhood
  • Charles Butterworth, University of Maryland and frequent supporter of the U.S. Brotherhood
  • Louis Cantori, founding board member of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID)
  • Graham Fuller, former Vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA and supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Sulayman Nyang, Howard University, frequent speaker at ISNA and CAIR events
  • Fathi Osman, one of the early leaders in the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
  • Louay Safi, an important leader at the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • Sayyid Syeed, Secretary-General of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

The document was introduced as evidence in the current retrial of the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case. All of the above individuals, with the exception of Louis Cantori recently deceased, are still known to be involved with the global Muslim Brotherhood.

The USAR was founded by Hamas deputy political chief Mousa Abu Marzook and listed in many documents introduced by federal prosecutors as part of the Palestine Committee of the U.S. Brotherhood, set up in order to assist Hamas. The 1998 issue of the USAR journal also contains an article authored by U.K. based Azzam Tamimi, often referred to as a Hamas “spokesman.”

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