The Investigative Project is speculating that an important leader of the US Muslim Brotherhood may be at the center of an inquiry by a US Senator concerning a “hands off’ list within the US Customs and Border Protection Service. According to the IP report:
May 7, 2014 A longtime Islamic Society of North America leader appears to be at the center of an inquiry by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley about a ‘hands off’ list within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service.
Grassley, R-Iowa, released a letter on Tuesday that he sent to the Department of Homeland Security in February asking for an explanation of what ‘hands off’ meant, the Washington Post reports. The letter included CBP emails from 2012 about the impending U.S. visit of ‘an Egyptian born Canadian citizen who was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’ and a close associate of a supporter of Hamas, Hizballah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
The documents are redacted, blocking the subject’s identity.
But they also describe the subject as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s Hamas-support trial and as someone who said ‘that the US is staging car bombings in Iraq and that [it]is ok for men to beat their wives, question who was behind the 9/11 attacks.’
Jamal Badawi, a member at large on ISNA’s governing board as recently as 2012, fits all of those descriptions. He appears among Holy Land Foundation fundraisers on the prosecution’s unindicted co-conspirator list. He is listed in a 1992 telephone directory of American Muslim Brotherhood members. In 2004, he issued a fatwa saying husbands can physically punish wives who persist ‘in bad habits and showing contempt of her husband and disregard for her marital obligations’ as a way to avoid divorce.
ISNA was created by Muslim Brotherhood members in America in 1981.
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Jamal Badawi is a leader in many of the most important Global Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR Canada), the Fiqh Council of North America, the Muslim American Society (MAS), the European Council for Fatwa and Research and the International Union of Muslim Scholars. Documents released during the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial indicate that he was (and probably still is), a member of the leadership structure of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.