Two years ago, the GMBDW complained about the misuse of GMBDW research. As we wrote at that time:
The GMBDW has been publishing for over seven years. Prior to this, following 9/11, the GMBDW editor was already gathering information on the networks, leadership, ideology, funding, and other salient facts about the global network later named the Global Muslim Brotherhood (GMB). From the outset, our greatest challenge has been gaining acceptance for the notion that there even is such a phenomena as a Global Muslim Brotherhood as we have defined it. Some 3700 posts later, that challenge still exists due to a regrettable combination of ideology, political correctness, and willful blindness to the factual evidence presented on these pages. On any reasonable view, these facts speak for themselves.
More recently, an additional challenge has emerged, namely the use of GMBDW research to spin unsubstantiated and fanciful stories about the same networks we have so carefully tried to document. The most egregious example is the claim, since gone viral, that the Muslim Brotherhood has “infiltrated” the Obama administration. Stories based on this alleged infiltration typically feature rogues galleries of “Muslim Brotherhood operatives” said to be whispering in the ear of the Obama administration and aimed at causing the downfall of the United States. In most cases, the stories include high-profile individuals first identified by the GMBDW as tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood using criteria we have long since publicly explained.
It has now come to our attention that one of the worse offenders in this regard has sunk to even new lows. As one media report explains, a long time friend and confidant to Donald Trump has called Khizr Khan, the father of slain US Army Captain Humayun Khan, a “Muslim Brotherhood agent.”:
Roger Stone, a longtime friend and confidant to Donald Trump, jumped into the fray over Khizr Khan’s scathing criticism of the Republican presidential nominee on Sunday, calling Khan a “Muslim Brotherhood agent.” Khan, the father of slain American war hero Humayun Khan, slammed Trump for his anti-Muslim rhetoric and “schoolyard bullying” in a DNC speech last week. His comments prompted a great deal of praise, but they also triggered a spat between Trump and the Khan family, with Trump questioning why Khan’s wife did not speak during the DNC speech. While Trump’s VP on Sunday apparently engaged in damage control by saying Trump “adores” the Khan family, Stone took to Twitter to write: “Mr. Khan more than an aggrieved father of a Muslim son—he’s Muslim Brotherhood agent helping Hillary.” Stone then linked to a conspiracy theory website claiming Khan’s son was killed not as a hero in Iraq, but as a Muslim on an “Islamist mission” killed before he could complete it. Trump has not yet commented on Stone’s remarks.
The website referred to in the above report has frequently used GMBDW research to spin conspiracies about the Brotherhood so convoluted that neither the GMBDW editor, with over 25 years of investigative experience, nor any other trained analyst can even follow the chain of “logic” in the reports. Arabic translators also tell us that the Arabic media sources used by the site, often dubious in the first place, often do not remotely say what the reports assert they do. In the case of Khizr Khan, we forced ourselves to once again to delve into the tortured analysis and found that the site claims Mr. Khan is a “Muslim Brotherhood agent” because:
- He wrote a paper on Islamic law that acknowledges the writings of a “S. Ramadan”, presumably but not confirmed to be the now deceased Said Ramadan, the he son-in-law of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.
- He was once in Saudi Arabia “the motherland of Wahhabism”, although the amount of time he spent there is not identified nor any activities on the part of Mr. Khan that anything to do with “Wahhabism.”
- His law firm provides immigration services for Muslims.
- He is said to have authored a paper called “In Defense of OPEC although the link to the paper provided does not link to such a paper nor could such a paper be found.
- He once worked for a law firm that does work for the Saudi Embassy and that donated $50,000 to the Hillary Clinton Campaign.
- Is a promoter of Islamic Sharia Law.
- Is a Muslim Brotherhood agent, working to bring Muslims into the United States.
- Is a Muslim plant working with the Hillary Clinton campaign, probably for the interest of Muslim oil companies as well as Muslim immigration into the U.S.
- Is upset, that a Trump victory will eliminate and destroy decades of hard work to bring in Islamic immigration into the United States
In regards to his son, many were the ‘Muslim martyrs’ who joined the US military. ……Is it likely that Khan’s son was killed before his Islamist mission was accomplished? Only another type of investigation will determine that. Do they ever mention how many soldiers have died because of Muslim traitors? Do they ever bring up how many Christians in the US military were killed?
In order to combat the pernicious influence of the Global Muslim Brotherhood, it is vital for there to be a realistic understanding of the network that is based on actual evidence about who or what is involved and how it actually functions. While we are fully aware of and since 2008 have posted about GMB deception strategies, fanciful and exaggerated claims about legions of Muslim Brotherhood “infiltrators” with narratives that are constructed for the benefit of ideological communities do nothing to further this understanding and do a disservice to this important cause. They also run the risk of serious damage to the civil fabric in the US by promoting suspicion and hatred among fellow Americans. The GMBDW very much regrets any misuse of the information we have provided that is being used for unsavory ends.