The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch has detailed the historic meeting recently held in the White House between Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a close associate of Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, and Obama Administration aides and national security officials. We have further analyzed the meeting in the context of what now has clearly become the “Obama Doctrine”, a policy of fully engaging the Global Muslim Brotherhood, including both its US and foreign components. When Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director, welcomed Sheikh Bin Bayyah to the US White House, she reportedly told him:
We asked for this meeting to learn from you and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars.’ She thanked the Shaykh for his efforts to bring more understanding amongst humanity.”
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch has been introducing you to some of the members of the Association of Muslim Scholars (aka International Union of Muslim Scholars) so that you might fully understand with whom exactly the White House is seeking communication. The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) is headed by Qaradawi whose virulent anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, as well as his support for suicide bombings in Israel, has been long covered by the GMBDW and need not be covered further here. Yesterday we covered the fantastical anti-Semitic world view of Sheikh Bin Bayyah. Today we introduce you to Dr. Salah Sultan (aka Solah Sultan, Salah Soltan), Sheikh Bin Bayyah’s colleague at the IUMS and who himself lives in a world of hallucinatory conspiracies involving Jews, Israel, and the US.
Dr. Sultan was educated at Dar al-Ulum in Egypt where Hasan El-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and key Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb also graduated. From 1998 until 2007, Dr. Sultan was resident in the US where he held several positions in US Muslim Brotherhood organizations including serving as a member of theFiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and as founder and President of the Islamic American University (IAU) closely associated with the Muslim American Society (MAS). Dr. Sultan left the US following negative press reports about his extremist statements which led the authorities there to suspend his application for American citizenship. He relocated to Bahrain where he was appointed as adviser to the head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. At some point, likely following the ascendance of the Muslim Brotherhood, he relocated again, this time to Egypt where in October 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIF).
As we noted yesterday, Syrian-born scholar Bassam Tibi has described what he calls the “pillars of Islamized antisemitism” which he says can be summed up by the following series of allegations:
- that a Jewish conspiracy against Islam has existed since 622
- that Jews want to rule the world and thus deprive Islam of its own claim to rule the world
- that Jews employ a variety of “secret” forces (such as Freemasonry) to further their goal of world domination, the chief of these being Zionism
- that since the Crusades, Jews have used Christians as their proxies
- that America is today ruled by Jews.
Dr. Sultan’s appointment to the Egyptian SCIF should have been no surprise given an article once posted on the SCIF website and that illustrates the themes of Islamized antisemitism as outlined by Tibi:
On what foundation can a lasting reconciliation between Muslims, Jews and Christians be based? We must realize that under the existing circumstances, no friendship is possible. Jewry and Christendom have joined hands to destroy us and all we cherish. Zionism, freemasonry, Christian missionary activity and Orientalism have combined to annihilate us religiously, culturally and even physically. It would be sheer folly to kiss the hands that are beating us!.
Peaceful relations and mutual respect among us can only be achieved through strength. We must cease indulging in apologetics and present the Islamic message to the world honestly and forthrightly. Before we can hope to succeed with Tabligh on a large scale, we must first convert the nominal Muslims into true believers. We must establish a full-blooded Islamic state where the world will witness our precepts translated into action. Finally, we must crush the conspiracies of Zionism, free-masonry, Orientalism and foreign missions both with the pen and with the sword. We cannot afford peace and reconciliation with the Ahl al Kitab until we can humble them and gain the upper hand .
Dr. Sultan himself fits happily within this fantastical world view along with his IUMS colleagues Qaradawi and Sheikh Bin Bayyah. In 1999, Iraqi-born terrorism analyst Rita Katz attended a conference sponsored by the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a US-based Hamas group, where Dr. Sultan told the audience that the “Children of Zion over there cut open the wombs of mothers”:
What does “the Cause” mean to you? And what does it mean to your children?… How much do they know about these tragedies? Did we mention to them that the Children of Zion over there cut open the wombs of mothers. As Khalid M. Khalid mentioned in 1992 when he visited Shamir and saw on his desk a strange ashtray. He asked him, “What strange ashtray is this?” Shamir told him that this was the skull of an embryo. The skull of an embryo? An Israeli soldier opened the womb of a Palestinian mother, took out the embryo, cut off his head, and gave it to him as a present. He gave it to him as a present! This is the method of the Jews. Killing a Muslim or any other non-Jew does not matter to them. Because their motto is, “The gentiles mean nothing to us.” This is what the text of the Talmud says: “If you come across a non-Jew kill him!”
(note: Dr. Sultan’s comments to IAP from Terrorist Hunter by Rita Katz, Harper Collins 2003, p. 147)
In our post on Abdallah Bin Bayyah, we discussed the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), the theological body of the Federation of Islamic Organizations In Europe, an umbrella group representing the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. Dr. Sultan is also a member of the ECFR where during a 2004 ECFR meeting in the UK, a Wall Street Journal reporter described that:
… a Council member cited “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a notorious anti-Semitic forgery written in czarist Russia, in a position paper on how Muslim families are under threat in Europe. “The Protocols, the speaker said, was evidence of a Jewish plot to undermine Muslim moral values through sexual permissiveness.”
On December 29 2008, Dr. Sultan appeared on Egyptian TV where he celebrated what he predicted will be the ruin and destruction of the US and cited The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as proof of his claim that Jews “plan to control the world”:
Dr. Sallah Sultan: The stone, which is thrown at the Jews, hates these Jews, these Zionists, because Allah foretold, via His Prophet Muhammad, that Judgment Day will not come before the Jew and the Muslim fight. The Jew will hide behind stones and trees, and the stone and the tree will speak, saying: “Oh Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” The only exception will be the Gharqad tree.
TV host: The Jews know this for sure, that’s why they plant Gharqad trees.
Dr. Sallah Sultan: The stone’s self-awareness is such that it can distinguish Muslims from Jews.
TV host: True, and it will support the Muslims.
Dr. Sallah Sultan: American, which gave [Israel] everything it needed in these battles, will suffer economic stagnation, ruin, destruction, and crime, which will surpass what is happening in Gaza. One of these days, the U.S. will suffer more deaths than all those killed in this third Gaza holocaust. This will happen soon.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is an attempt to rule and corrupt the entire world. When the world concentrates on its desires and lusts, the [Jews] will be free to implement their plan of controlling the world.
Dr. Sultan’s call for the destruction of the US is also unsurprising given that in 2006 he made an appearance on Saudi TV where he asserted that the US planned the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for terrorizing the world and praising Osama bin Laden confidante Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani:
“This scenario… I still believe to this day… This scenario still baffles me. I share the view of many Americans, French, and Europeans, who say that 9/11 could not have been carried out entirely from outside [the U.S.]– by Muslims or others. The confessions by some people could have been edited. But even if they were not edited, I believe that these people were used in a marginal role. The entire thing was of a large scale and was planned within the U.S., in order to enable the U.S. to control and terrorize the entire world, and to get American society to agree to the war declared on terrorism – the definition of which has not yet been determined.“The U.S. remains the only country to determine who is a terrorist, and what is the definition for terrorism, and it can pin it on anyone. The most recent instance is the case of Dr. Al-Zindani, who has been accused of terrorism, even though he is known worldwide for his refinement, virtue, and broad horizons.”
During an April 2010 interview on a Hamas TV station Dr. Sultan accused Jews of using Christian blood for Matzoh (a substitute for bread used during the Jewish holiday of Passover) in an example of what is called “blood libel” dating back to the 1st Century, the accusations that Jews use human blood in religious rituals:
Dr. Sallah Sultan: I want our brothers, and the whole world, to know what’s going on these days, during Passover. Read Dr. Naghuib Al-Kilani’s book, Blood for the Matzos of Zion. Every year, at this time, the Zionists kidnap several non-Muslims [sic]– Christians and others… By the way, this happened in a Jewish neighborhood in Damascus. They killed the French doctor, Toma, who used to treat the Jews and others for free, in order to spread Christianity. Even though he was their friend and they benefited from him the most, they took him on one of these holidays and slaughtered him, along with the nurse. Then they kneaded the matzos with the blood of Dr. Toma and his nurse. They do this every year.
The world must know these facts about the Zionist entity and its terrible corrupt creed. The world should know this.
In February 2012, Dr. Sultan gave an interview on Egyptian TV in which he again cited the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as well as calling for the end of Israel and the United States predicting that Allah will “deliver a mortal blow”:
Sallah Sultan: There are media outlets aimed at distracting our young boys and girls with all kinds of… All of this is mentioned in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Nothing is new.
Interviewer: Ah, what happens is mentioned there…
Sallah Sultan: It is a plot to completely distract the youth of our nation from the cause [of Palestine]by applying pressure on these young people through various means – through sex, drugs, play, and games on the Internet.
By the grace of Allah, we broke the backs of Hosni Mubarak and his henchmen. Can we not do the same with regard to this gang of cowardly sons of Zion? Allah said about them: “They will not fight you, save from fortified cities or from behind walls.”
Interviewer: But if we fight Israel, we would be fighting the US as well…
Sallah Sultan: Why not? Indeed, we will fight Israel and all those who are behind it. Even if Europe in its entirety is behind it… The people of Gaza are wretched, but they are lions. They are real men. Did they not humiliate the US, Europe, and anybody who ever gave weapons, money, and aid to the Zionist entity? They entered Gaza in order to defeat it, but they were defeated themselves. Wasn’t Israel defeated in Lebanon and vanquished in Gaza?
Sallah Sultan: Allah is present in this equation, and He is capable of obliterating America and any other oppressor. This is a divine law.
In a lecture in Dallas, America, I was explaining the Shu’ara chapter of the Koran, and I said: Allah destroyed the people in Noah’s time for the corruption of their faith, the people of Lot for the corruption of their morality, Jethro’s people for the corruption of their economy, the people of Thamud for the corruption of their industry, and Pharaoh’s people for the corruption of their politics, so what can we expect when all these forms of corruption are manifest in America? He will deliver a mortal blow at a time when no one expects it.In a lecture in Dallas, America, I was explaining the Shu’ara chapter of the Koran, and I said: Allah destroyed the people in Noah’s time for the corruption of their faith, the people of Lot for the corruption of their morality, Jethro’s people for the corruption of their economy, the people of Thamud for the corruption of their industry, and Pharaoh’s people for the corruption of their politics, so what can we expect when all these forms of corruption are manifest in America? He will deliver a mortal blow at a time when no one expects it.
In August 2012, Dr. Sultan again appeared on Hamas TV, this time to report that Jews had entered Egypt in order to commit various crimes including deliberately infecting Egyptian girls with AIDS:
Under the previous [Egyptian] regime over 30,000 Zionists entered Egypt every month, defiling its land. The Egyptian police were forced to protect them, while they were getting drunk and picking fights. .
There was a great scandal, when [alleged Israeli spy]Misrati and some Jews entered Egypt, in order to commit all kinds of crimes here: counterfeit dollars, taking photographs of military bases, girls with AIDS seducing young Egyptians in order to infect them, and the vilest act of all – for the price of one Egyptian pound Misrati and his gang would seduce young Egyptian boys from Cairo, Alexandria and Upper Egypt. They took young children who did not know any better and sodomized them.
When Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi visited Gaza in May 2013, Dr. Sultan was at his side when Qaradawi was greeted by the Hamas Prime Minister and called immediately for “Jihad to death” against Israel. Dr. Sultan’s resume has expressed his vision for himself as “To live happily. To die as a martyr.” Instead of realizing his wish for death by Jihad in Israel, Dr. Sultan has lived to see his colleague Sheik Bin Bayyah at the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) invited to the White House of the US and celebrated for “his efforts to bring more understanding amongst humanity.” The GMBDW wonders why those efforts never appear to have included a single word against the views of his colleague Dr. Salah Sultan.
For Part 1 of this series, go here.