The LA Times has reported on the intial reaction of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood to the attacks in Norway. According to the report:
Immediately after the attacks, right-wing websites quickly pointed the finger at Muslims. CAIRO – Guilty until proven innocent was the first thought that came to Muslims after Oslo attacks, receiving shocking initial blame reports from the right-wing websites and counter terrorism experts who were quickly to point fingers to Muslims worldwide. “This is predictable and something that we have come to expect, but it is sad,” Safaa Zarzour, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America, told Los Angeles Times on Sunday, July 24.
A report by the Hudson Institute has identified ISNA as a major part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The organization has a long history of fundamentalism, anti-semitism, and support for terrorism and during the recent Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator. Although recently ISNA has issued condemnations of terrorism which for the first time identify Hamas and Hezbollah by name, there is no indication that the organization has ever addressed or acknowledged its history.
It should be be noted that 2004 tax returns for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) California chapter indicate that Raja Abdulrahim, the author of the LA Times article and at that time attending the University of Florida, received a $2500 academic scholarship from CAIR. Although the tax entry stated that recipients were “unrelated to the organization in any way”, archives of the student newspaper contain numerous letters written by Abdulrahim that are consistent with CAIR positions. Documents released in the Holy Land Trial have revealed that the founders and current leaders of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as identifying the organization itself as being part of the US. Brotherhood. Investigative research posted on GMBDW had determined that CAIR had it origins in the U.S. Hamas infrastructure and CAIR and its leaders have a long history of defending almost all individuals accused of terrorism by the US. government, frequently calling such prosecutions a “war on Islam.” In 2009, a US federal judge ruled “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas.””