What The Muslim Brotherhood is Doing on Capitol Hill
On Monday, the newly formed U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is holding its second annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. According to the USCMO, the purpose of the visit to Capitol Hill is to, “focus on promoting a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice issues.”
The issues USCMO has identified are as follows:
- Support for House and Senate resolutions recognizing and condemning Islamophobia.
- Support legislation that enables individuals to build a credit history without taking on credit debt.
- Support legislation that promotes greater access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods in impoverished areas.
- Address American Muslim community concerns regarding the oversight, management and approach of federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs.
Despite its stated goals, the Hill’s Frank J. Gaffney Jr. believes the group has questionable intentions and a history rooted in terrorist activity. Gaffney claims, “The USCMO is the latest in a long series of front organizations associated with, and working to advance, the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.” He writes the group is actively engaged in “civilization jihad.”
Gaffney clarifies his claims writing, “A number of the identified Muslim Brotherhood fronts — and many others that have come into being since 1991 — are members of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations. Representatives and associates of such fronts will be among the Islamists in congressional offices on Monday.”
Gaffney claims these Muslim organizations are created with the intent to have Islamic influence over the United States. He writes, “With the launch of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations in March 2014, the Muslim Brotherhood has secured a new instrument for its subversion: a self-described U.S. “political party” meant to dominate and mobilize Muslim voters across the country and get them marching according to one plan.” He issued a stern warning to members of Congress not to be influenced by the member organization’s new alliance, writing, “Congress is on notice: As long as organizations associated with Islamic supremacism like the USCMO and its member organizations dominate “Muslim Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill, it will actually be Muslim Brotherhood Advocacy Day. And legislators should have nothing to do with either its participants or its programs.”
Rather than by violent terrorism, Gaffney’s father, president of the Center for Security Policy, says the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to rule by gradually implementing Shariah law.
Gaffney Senior said of the USCMO, “The Muslim Brotherhood agenda for the United States demonstrably seeks through subversive infiltration of American institutions the triumph of shariah. We are now on notice that U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is simply the leading edge of the jihadist movement in this country. While the USCMO seeks to cloak itself in red, white, and blue, it is only for the purpose of accomplishing what can aptly be described as “Star Spangled Shariah.”