Townhall.com is reporting that according to White House visitor logs, U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Hisham Altalib visited the White House in March to meet with Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. According to the report:
Sep 26, 2012 On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib — which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood’s American advance team — has received no attention until now.
What Townhall appears to have overlooked is according to the same logs, Hisham Altalib appears to have been a accompanied by his son Omar Hisham Altalib who met with Darron P. Monteiro, the Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement.
A Hudson Institute report details how the IIIIT was founded in the U.S. in 1980 by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leaders including Iraqi-born Jamal Barzinji and Hisham Altalib who wished to promote the Islamization of Knowledge as conceived by Ismail Al-Faruqi and who were also early leaders of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). IIIT was associated with the now defunct SAAR Foundation, a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia that was raided by the Federal government in March 2002 in connection with the financing of terrorism and both organizations had been under investigation at that time by the U.S. Justice Department until at least mid 2007. The organization appeared to have withdrawn from public view following the 2002 raids but seems to be enjoying a renaissance of late. IIIT has a network of affiliates located in Europe, Africa, the MIddle East, and Asia. Although little is known about the activities of these IIIT affiliates, posts have discussed plans by IIIT to construct colleges in Bosnia and Lebanon.
According to his online resume, Omar Hisham Altalib has numerous ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well having worked for the U.S. Department of Defense and for the US government in Iraq. He lists his current position as an adviser to and director of the Minaret of Freedom (MIF), a US Islamic organization that claims to reconciling libertarian economic thought with Islamic Law (Shairah). According to its founder, the organization’s goals are:
….to counter the common distortions about Islam; to show the origin of certain modern values that came out of Islamic civilization; to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims about the value of freedom and free markets; and to try to advance the status of Muslims, whether they live in the oppressive east or the hostile west.
The leaders of the MIF include well known individuals tied to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood such as Sulayman Nyang, who is part of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Antony T. Sullivan, with numerous U.S. Muslim Brotherhood ties.
Omar Altalib’s resume indicates that from 2005-2006 he worked for SAIC, a large consulting company with many government contracts, both monitoring Arabic language satellite channels and creating “typologies and competency models” for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the U.S. Department of Defense. From 2003-2004, he was employed as Education Adviser for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq where he advised the Iraqi Minister of Education.