According to the website of the Leadership Group of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, an organization that includes prominent members of the Clinton administration as well as from the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, formerly Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright was one of two individuals who last week presented the groups findings in Washington D.C. According to the group’s announcement :
On January 30, 2009, Leadership Group members Madeleine K. Albright and Vin Weber presented the group’s recommendations on improving U.S. relations with the Muslim world at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. The event was part of the “Washington Meetings Program”, which provides a nonpartisan forum for informed foreign policy debate by bringing CFR members together with policy makers, world leaders, academic experts, and prominent thinkers. Barbara Slavin, Assistant Managing Editor at The Washington Times, presided. Click here for a full-length video and complete transcript of the event.
Vin Weber, the other presenter, is an important Republican lobbyist, former Congressman, and Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy.
As discussed in earlier posts, the presence of the individuals linked to the U.S. Brotherhood raised questions about the Leadership Group’s analysis titled “Changing Course: A New Direction for U.S. Relations with the Muslim World.” A closer reading of the report suggests that its recommendations, if adopted, would represent a significant advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda in the U.S.