Local media is reporting that the governor of Minnesota is expected to address participants at the 8th Annual Muslim Day sponsored by the Muslim American Society (MAS). According to a Star Tribute announcement:
Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to address participants of the 8th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol on Thursday, according to event organizers. The group will gather in the Capitol rotunda to listen to Dayton and other state leaders, who are expected to encourage Muslim constituents to be actively engaged in politics. The event, organized by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, begins at 10 a.m. at the rotunda. The group is also expected to hold appointments with elected officials afterward.
The MAS was identified in a Hudson Institute report as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closely tied to the Egyptian organization and In March, a post discussed a report that imprisoned U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Abdurrahman Alamoudi had testified that the MAS is, in fact, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. In June of 2011, the MAS closed its political action wing, known as the Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom), due to lack of “resources”, presumably meaning funding. MAS Freedom had been headed by MAS leader Mahdi Bray who, as reported in a post from January, was recovering from a cerebral stroke. Numerous posts have discussed the activities of Mr. Bray who according to a 2009 Investigative Project investigation had an undisclosed criminal background.