MPAC is widely regarded as a “moderate” Muslim organization, and has even sponsored a “National Anti-Terrorism Campaign” ostensibly dedicated to helping Muslims help law enforcement officials root jihad terrorists and their sympathizers out of Muslim communities in the U.S. Or at least that’s what the mainstream media assumed that the campaign was dedicated to doing; in reality, however, it was much less concerned with identifying jihadists within American Muslim communities than with shielding Muslims from uncomfortable attention from law enforcement.
Al-Marayati also wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2011 that FBI training materials contained information about a “Civilizational Jihad” aimed at “replacement of American Judeo-Christian and Western liberal social, political and religious foundations by Islam.” Al-Marayati fumed: “Such baseless and inflammatory claims shall best be left to those few who share Al Qaeda’s agenda of keeping America in a perpetual state of war with Islam. In other words, the rhetoric of Al Qaeda and these law enforcement trainers are opposite sides of the same coin of hate.” However, the idea of a “Civilizational Jihad” wasn’t cooked up by “Islamophobic” FBI trainers, but by the Muslim Brotherhood, which said in a captured internal document that it was dedicated to a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” in the United States, and that the Muslim Brothers “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Nonetheless, the Obama State Department was unmoved, saying that al-Marayati,
has been involved in U.S. government initiatives for almost 10 years and has been a valued and highly credible interlocutor on issues affecting Muslim communities. He was invited to participate in this year’s HDIM as a reflection of the wide diversity of backgrounds of the American people.
State’s reaction is no surprise. After all, Obama has appointed Rashad Hussain as his special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, despite the fact that Hussain decried as a “persecution” the prosecution of admitted Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami al-Arian, and even worse, attempted to whitewash the record of his statements about al-Arian by having the magazine in which they appeared alter its online archive.
Then there’s Department of Homeland Security official Mohamed Elibiary, who was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas titled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary.” The visionary in question was none other than the founding father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini. Elibiary also subsequently threatened journalist Rod Dreher, telling him: “Expect someone to put a banana in your exhaust pipe.”
With such men and others like them already representing the Obama administration, what’s one more Islamic supremacist? But how many is enough – not for Obama, but for the American people?