Senate Hearing To Feature Leaders Of Group Supporting U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Agenda



A Senate hearing is scheduled for Thursday that features two leaders of the Leadership Group of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, an organization whose report promotes the agenda of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The hearing, titled “Engaging With Muslim Communities Around The World” is hosted by Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and includes the following witnesses:

  • Madeleine K. Albright    Former Secretary of State
  • Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (ret.)    Former Commander of U.S. Central Command
  • Dalia Mogahed Executive Director    Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
  • Eboo Patel Executive Director    Interfaith Youth Core
  • Zeyno Baran Senior Fellow    Hudson Institute

Previous posts have discussed the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project which includes individuals associated with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood such as Ms. Mogahed. The Leadership Group also includes other prominent former government officials such as Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State, and Dennis Ross, the former Mideast negotiator in the Clinton Administration.

As one of the earlier posts discussed, a close reading of the report issued by the Leadership Group suggests that its recommendations, if adopted, would represent a significant advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda in the U.S. The recommendations included:

  • Rebranding groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood as “activists”
  • Labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as a group which has “renouced violence”
  • Cessation of the use ofany terms such as “Jihadists” which are said to link Islam as a religion with terrorism
  • Involving the “Muslim-American Community” as a birdge to the Islamic world

Ms. Albright has already presented the Leadership Group’s findings to the Council on Foreign Relations in an event held several weeks ago.


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