The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of Muslim Brotherhood groups, has announced plans to hold what is described as the first-of-its-kind National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015. According to the announcement:
December 5, 2014 Washington, D.C The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, today announced plans to host the first-of-its-kind National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2015.
Expected to draw hundreds of Muslim delegates from across the nation, this one-day event is open to representatives of all national, state and local Muslim organizations and communities.
The event is designed to connect national, regional and state Muslim organizations, community members with more than one third of the U.S. House of Representatives and a half of the Senate. Advocacy day issues will focus on the domestic priorities of the American Muslim community.
‘We encourage the Muslim American community to participate in this unique opportunity to meet with their legislatures and experience the democratic process first hand,’ said Oussama Jammal, Secretary General of USCMO.
‘Muslim communities frequently host state advocacy days in state capitols nationwide, but American Muslims have never held a unified national event in Washington, D.C.,’ said Robert McCaw, chairman of the USCMO Advocacy Day Steering Committee. ‘
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The GMBDW reported in March on the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO, now comprised of seven US Muslim organizations and a secretary-general, almost almost all tied tied to the US Muslim Brotherhood. As we noted in 2010, one of the common tactics of the US Muslim Brotherhood is to construct coalitions of its own front organizations as well as inter-related groups and individuals, giving the appearance that the Brotherhood has more broad-based support than it actually enjoys. The new US Council of Muslim Organizations is just the latest in a long series of such “umbrella groups” formed by the US Muslim Brotherhood.