Tucked inside an Associated Press profile of new Egyptian president Mohamed Mosri’s wife, Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, this past weekend is this little nugget:
Less than two years after she married Morsi, she joined him in Los Angeles, where he was studying for a doctorate in engineering at the University of Southern California.
Two of their five children—four boys and girl—were born in the United States, making them U.S. citizens. She said the two have not returned, though, since they left as children.
While in California she worked as an Arabic-English translator for Muslim Americans, and the young couple became involved in charity projects. It was then that they joined the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood.
More likely than not, they joined the Muslim Brotherhood through the Muslim Student Association (MSA), which was the mothership of all Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the United States. He attended USC from 1978-1982, and he later taught as an assistant professor at Cal State-Northridge for three years before returning to Egypt.
As the Middle East Quarterly has noted, prior to the 9/11 attacks, the MSA officially supported three charities: the Holy Land Foundation, the Global Relief Foundation, and Benevolence International Foundation. All three were closed by federal authorities and designated global terrorist organizations by the US Treasury Department.
Additionally, here at PJ Media I revealed the extensive ties of MSA leaders with terrorism.
Morsi would not be alone in joining the Ikhwan thru involvement in the MSA. In December 2003, former MSA leader Mustafa Saied described in detail to the Wall Street Journal how he was recruited into the Muslim Brotherhood thru the MSA at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
As I reported here exclusively in February 2011, the MSA pledge of allegiance made at MSA meeting and conferences is an adaptation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s creed: “Allah is our goal. The Prophet is our leader. The Quran is our constitution. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
But the admission by Morsi’s wife that they joined the Muslim Brotherhood here runs directly counter the claims of Suhail Khan made at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when he asserted that there was no Muslim Brotherhood in the US:
Might Suhail’s false denials have anything to do with the fact that his father, Mahboob Khan, was national MSA vice president in 1980, was a founder and president of the Islamic Society of Southern California at the time Morsi was studying at USC, and was a longtime Muslim Brotherhood activist? What does he say now?