Obama visits mosque with ties to odious Muslim Brotherhood
The Baltimore mosque that President Obama will visit this week to show support for American Muslims has historical ties to radical Islamic groups, critics said Sunday.It is a poor choice that will only further erode his credibility on the issue of Muslims in America. When it comes to the Muslim Brotherhood and their agenda the President appears to be practising willful blindness.
The Islamic Society of Baltimore had an imam who was a leading figure in the extremist Muslim Brotherhood. And the organization is connected to the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a 2008 criminal prosecution in which several individuals were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group Hamas.
The president’s choice of the first U.S. mosque to visit is “insulting” to American Muslims, said Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who is vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
“It’s disgraceful that this is the mosque he’s picked to be the first to visit,” Dr. Jasser said on “Fox and Friends” Sunday. “This mosque is very concerning … Historically, they are basically a radical, extreme mosque and not representative of the modern Muslims in America.”