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June 26, 2013 - 1:24 am

Editor’s Note: PJ Media contributor Patrick Poole is the author of the Middle East Review for International Affairs (MERIA) article “Blind to Terror: The U.S. Government’s Disastrous Muslim Outreach and the Impact on U.S. Middle East Policy,” which was published earlier this month.

Steve Emerson and John Rossomando of the Investigative Project reported last night that Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), was received by senior Obama administration officials in the White House on June 13:

Bin Bayyah’s website claims that he met June 13 with senior Obama administration officials at the White House.

Nonetheless, it was the Obama administration which sought the meeting with Bin Bayyah, his website’s account said.

“We asked for this meeting to learn from you and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars (another name used for the IUMS),” Gayle Smith, senior director of the National Security Council, reportedly said.

Bin Bayyah’s June 13 account placed other senior officials in the meeting, including: Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and White House spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri. But the account was later changed to delete the reference to Donilon’s presence at the meeting.

Smith also thanked Bin Bayyah for “his efforts to bring more understanding amongst humanity” during the meeting, the Bin Bayyah account said.

The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comments between June 14 and Tuesday.

Bin Bayyah posted a picture of himself in the White House on his website:

bin bayyah at WH

Obama’s OIC envoy Rashad Hussain and other top Islamic advisers to the president, including ISNA president Mohamed Magid, traveled to Mauritania last year (where slavery is still openly practiced) to confer with bin Bayyah.

What’s even more remarkable about bin Bayyah’s White House reception is that he was one of the clerics endorsing a IUMS fatwa in November 2004 authorizing the killing of Americans in Iraq. Bin Bayyah was vice president of the organization at the time. The IUMS fatwa was even promoted on the official Iraqi resistance website.

More recently, bin Bayyah capitalized on the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last September to appeal to Western governments to criminalize defamation of Islam (a call seconded by some U.S. Islamic organizations), as the administration began pushing the bogus “YouTube video” justification for the attack:

We are extremely concerned with a small active minority in your countries that seeks to perpetuate a state of conflict and war.

We estimate that such objectives do not serve the general interest.  Therefore, it is our hope that you reconsider and criminalize the denigration of religious symbols, as such provocations do not serve the principles of free speech, principles that you and us both seek to uphold.

It should be noted that this White House visit is not bin Bayyah’s first trip to Washington D.C.  In April 2011, bin Bayyah was feted on Capitol Hill by Obama advisers Mohamed Majid and Hamza Yusuf, who were ironically holding a session on “Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism from a Theological Perspective.” The event was sponsored by  Obama administration outreach-partner organization Muflehun.

Bin Bayyah was also the keynote speaker at a May 2012 Georgetown University symposium with Mohamed Majid and IUMS board member Jamal Badawi. I have previously noted that Badawi is a foreign cleric who is known to have raised money for terrorist organizations and openly supports terrorist organizations, and yet is still let into the country by the Department of Homeland Security.

Emerson and Rossomando also note that bin Bayyah is deputy of the international Muslim Brotherhood’s senior jurist Yusuf al-Qaradawi, aka the “Theologian of Terror,” who is the president of IUMS and was the first Sunni cleric to issue a fatwa endorsing suicide bombings back in 1994. As a result of his terror endorsements, Qaradawi has been banned from the United States since 1999.

Another IUMS leader banned from the U.S. is my former Hilliard, Ohio, neighbor, Salah Sultan, who fled the country in 2007. Sultan can regularly be seen cavorting with terrorist leaders all across the Middle East. In related news, the Investigative Project reported yesterday that a senior Hamas official told Sky News Arabia that he had met with top U.S. officials two weeks ago. Hamas is listed as a designated terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

Last year the White House received Hani Nour Eldin, a member of Gamaa al-Islamiya, also a U.S. designated terrorist organization. While at the White House, Eldin met with Obama’s national security staff and appealed for the release of his group’s leader, the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman. The blind sheikh is currently serving life in prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the planned “Day of Terror” attacks on New York City landmarks.

When asked by members of the House Homeland Security Committee why Eldin was allowed in the country, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that more members of terrorist organizations will be allowed into the United States.

Patrick Poole is a national security and terrorism correspondent for PJMedia. Follow me on Twitter.

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The real reason the White House tours were canceled were so citizens don't see the camels in the hallways and all the women there have their hair covered.
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Dear heavens, how many ways does Obama Inc have to prove that they are Allah-bent on instituting Sharia Law, as such, all due "honor" is gifted to the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. More to the point, the Islamist-in-Chief is enabling the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Yes, he is - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/12/the-islamist-in-chiefs-taqiyya-driven-hand-in-resurrecting-the-ottoman-empire-its-geo-political-knock-on-effects-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

In effect, his surrogates, Jarrett, Brennan, Hagel, Powers, and too many others, are all of like-mind. They are Islamic enablers, as well as radical revolutionaries. The red/green alliance works in tandem under Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
42 weeks ago
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When thinking about Obama's decisions it would be helpful for the average American to ask the question: what would a closet Muslim do in this situation?
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More treason from the Oval Office.

Will we survive? I keep hoping Snowden has incontrovertible proof of Barack's treason that will be the impetus for his removal from office and subsequent execution, along with all those who have conspired with him to overthrow our government, specifically Holder, Jarrett, Biden, Incompetano, and Soros. I really see no other way we will be delivered.
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Any Anti American group or people have always been welcome in the Black House. The White House on the other side refuses to all American Children to visits
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There is something of importance in the last 50 year America values have been trashed turned upside down We lost the Vietnam war by people like John Kerry and other military men who made up lies about us Troops there. We were portrayed and baby killers spit on by the very people who now hold tenure in schools who now teach our children lied and made up stories.
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If only people listed to his words he told America what he was going to do!! His Father was a Muslim it matters not what the wife is Obama was born a Muslim studied the Koran in Indonesia he said it was the beautiful time reading he Koran at sunset prays. In his book dreams of my daddy he shared his fathers contempt and hate for the people he called the west who found minerals in Africa . the colonials so foolish America if only you had listened to his words!!!
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there is no doubt in my mind obama is a muslim. his actions prove this.
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The real reason the White House tours were canceled were so citizens don't see the camels in the hallways and all the women there have their hair covered.
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Jeez. If there wasn't the idea of getting his face on Tee-Vee as a hero, Obama would have had Usama bin Laden in for lunch.
Trust him at your peril. Bet you haven't had to think that about an American president in 237 years.
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More like 150.
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I just have to know, maybe this is a stupid question, but how do these dipshits get here, surreptitiously. It seems that no matter what mode of transport, military, airlines or charter, word should have gotten out through folks that work within those organizations.

If it's through civil aviation, how are they not on the no fly list?
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they probably get here on air force one.
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I know, right. And I get patted down, stripped and searched each time I fly because you know I'm blonde, blue eyed petite mom from Ohio.
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Born to an alcoholic, polygamous, womanizing, Black Kenyan British Citizen Muslim, State Department declared 'Undesirable mooching alien', absentee Father and an underage, to bestow HER American Citizen ship on HIM, mother and adopted by an Indonesian Muslim STEPFATHER. ALL members of BOTH his Paternal Families are Muslims even his Kenyan Grandmother who his LYING Election Committee told us was a Christian has not long returned (AFTER his election of course) from the completing the Haj at Mecca.

He was brought up and schooled as a Muslim in BOTH the State and the Catholic run MULTI FAITH schools he attended in Jakarta. When Barry was in Indonesia you had to be an Indonesian CITIZEN to go to State School, so maybe THATS why the Passport , College and Student loan records are HIDDEN. His contemporaries at school , one of whom is the current head of Garuda Airlines the Indonesian national airline,remember him as a devout Mosque going MUSLIM.

He took KORANIC STUDIES a Muslim ONLY subject at school a fact he himself ADMITS in his book DREAMS. He is on record as saying ‘If the Political will goes against them I WILL STAND WITH THE MUSLIMS” and also “the Muslim call to prayer is one of the MOST beautiful sounds on earth” .

He can also recite the Shahada in perfectly accented Koranic Arabic , must be a result of his MENGAGI studies a subject only DEVOUT Muslims take. According to Muslims anyone who says the Shahada, which calls Allah the PARAMOUNT God (why Paramount are there other LESSER Gods????) and claims Mohammad as his messenger , IS A MUSLIM.

So who is Barry HUSSEIN Soetero Kardashian America's first Gay, Celebrity USURPER President the man who tells us he has ‘ALWAYS been a Christian” well for a start he is a BLATANT BAREFACED LIAR
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It also raises the questions "Can a member of a RACIST anti White, Anti Semitic, Anti American "Black Liberation Theology" Church which is closer to Islam than it is to Christianity be truly considered Christian? " "Why if he indeed is no longer Muslim , as he most definitely was, have Muslims not issued a FATWA against him calling for his death as an APOSTATE.
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42 weeks ago
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Dear heavens, how many ways does Obama Inc have to prove that they are Allah-bent on instituting Sharia Law, as such, all due "honor" is gifted to the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. More to the point, the Islamist-in-Chief is enabling the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Yes, he is - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/12/the-islamist-in-chiefs-taqiyya-driven-hand-in-resurrecting-the-ottoman-empire-its-geo-political-knock-on-effects-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

In effect, his surrogates, Jarrett, Brennan, Hagel, Powers, and too many others, are all of like-mind. They are Islamic enablers, as well as radical revolutionaries. The red/green alliance works in tandem under Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
42 weeks ago
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