Generally overlooked in a recent poll of American Muslims conducted by the Gallup Organization are the results of a question in which respondents were asked “Which national Muslim American organization, if any, do you feel most represents your interests.” According to the relevant table, mo part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood scored even 15% with the both the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America scoring 0% or close. Even the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), close to various governmental organizations of late, scored only 6% among men and 1% among women. GIven these results, it is hard to accept the claim of any of these organizations that they are either “mainstream” or representative of the U.S. Muslim community.
The results are surprising particularly since the Gallup unit responsible for the poll is closely tied to the same organizations. Not surpassing is that, unlike the other results from the poll, these results have not been advertised by the organizations involved.
A Hudson Institute report identifies the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim American Society (MAS), and ICNA as all part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.