Turkish media has reported that the US Muslim Brotherhood has demonstrated in front of the Egyptian Embassy in support of the son of a notorious Global Muslim Brotherhood figure detained by Egyptian authorities. According to a Turkish Press report:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 WASHINGTON – About 100 Egyptian Americans and members of The Council on American-Islamic Relations have demonstrated in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Washington D.C., calling for the release of U.S. citizen journalist Mohammed Soltan.
Soltan, a U.S. citizen of Egyptian origin, has been on hunger strike in an Egyptian prison for 80 days after being detained on August 25 last year. He was taken into custody after being shot during a protest against the military-backed ouster of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi, and his trial has been postponed several times.
After the protest, Soltan’s brother, Omar, told the Anadolu Agency that his life and that of his brother were at risk
He said that, with Mohammed’s health deteriorating rapidly, he urgently needed to be treated and the United States authorities should protect the rights of one of their citizens.
The GMBDW reported in August 2013 that that Mohammed Soltan, the son of Muslim Brotherhood figure and notorious anti-Semite Salah Sultan, had been detained in Egypt by security forces. A US blog has documented Mohamed Soltan’s support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood while he was living in the US. His father has his own extensive ties to the Global Muslim Brotherhood and a long history of virulent antisemitism.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) describes itself as “a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group and as “America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group.” CAIR was founded in 1994 by three officers of the Islamic Association of Palestine, part of the U.S. Hamas infrastructure at that time. Documents discovered in the course of the the terrorism trial of the Holy Land Foundation confirmed that the founders and current leaders of CAIR were part of the Palestine Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood and that CAIR itself is part of the US. Muslim Brotherhood. In 2008, the then Deputy leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood acknowledged a relationship between the Egyptian Brotherhood and CAIR. 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.” CAIR and its leaders have had a long history of defending individuals accused of terrorism by the US. government, often labeling such prosecutions a “war on Islam”, and have also been associated with Islamic fundamentalism and antisemitism. The organization is led by Nihad Awad, its longstanding Executive Director and one of the three original founders.