A year long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) discovered that scores of known Muslim radicals have made hundreds of visits to the White House, meeting with Obama’s top officials.
Court documents and other records have id’d many of visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.
Among the visitors to the White House were officials representing groups that have been designated by the Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators in terrorist trials, groups that have obstructed federal investigations; groups that promote the incendiary allegation that the U.S. is engaged in a “war against Islam;” and groups that claim that many of the Islamic terrorists convicted since 9/11 were framed by the government as part of an anti-Muslim profiling campaign.
Individuals from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who in 2008 was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist money laundering case in U.S. History (Holy Land Foundation), have visited the White House at least 20 times since 2009. While the FBI formally ended all contact with CAIR because of its ties to Hamas, Obama still welcomes them with open arms.
- Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR’s Los Angeles office, who was a delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, met with two White House employees – Paul Monterio, associate director of the Office of Public Engagement and Amanda Brown, assistant to the director of political affairs. According to sources, Monteiro was the White House liaison for secret contacts with CAIR. Ayloush is known for publicly defending Palestinian terror attacks in comments before Muslim students at the University of California – “terrorists were exercising their legitimate right to defend themselves against Israeli occupation”, and for stating that the war on terror had become a “war on Muslims.”
IPT discovered that the White House logs omitted Ayloush’s three meetings with two other senior White House officials.
- Louay Safi, former executive director of the Islamic Society of North America, visited the White House at least twice, meeting in intimate settings with Paul Monteiro on June 29, 2011 and July 8, 2011. Safi was captured in 1995 on an FBI wiretap of now convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian. Safi also wrote for the Middle East Affairs Journal which was established by Hamas deputy political leader Mousa Abu Marzook as well as being part of the Hamas support network “Palestine Committee.”
Safi refers to Palestinian terrorists as “freedom” fighters.
- Esam Omeish, former head of the Muslim American Society, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, visited the White House at least three times. It was Omeish that hired the late terrorist Anway al-Awlaki to be the Imam of Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church. More terrorists have been linked to the mosque since 9/11 than to any other mosque in America.
Omeish, at a sermon at Dar al-Hijrah, called for “an American Islamic movement that transforms our status, impacts our society and brings forth the change that we want to see.”
- Mohamed Elibiary was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council in October 2010. Elibiary spoke at a 2004 seminar in honor of Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini titled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary.”
Elibiary condemned the convictions of the defendants in the Holy Land Foundation calling it a “loss for America” and then dismissed the prosecution as “a political trial trying to achieve a government policy.” The Texas Department of Public Safety says Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports and shopped some of the materials to a media outlet. Jihad Watch has an article on Elibiary. you may find interesting.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has secured the closest working relationship with the Obama White House despite a record of anti-Semitism, whitewashing the terrorist threat and hostility toward law enforcement. Fifteen MPAC officials have been welcomed by the White House.
- MPAC executive director Salam al-Marayati enjoyed at least 6 visits between 2009 and 2011, meeting mostly with Paul Monterio.
- MPAC’s government liaison through July 2012 Alejandro Beutel had 10 White House visits between 2010 and 2012.
- MPAC’s Washington director Haris Tarin made 24 trips to the White House between 2009 and 2012.
- Edina Lekovic, an MPAC spokesman visited the White House twice in July 2010. As a UCLA student, Lekovic served as managing editor of Al-Talib, a Muslim magazine which runs editorials calling Osama bin Laden “a great mujahid” and “we should defend bin Laden as a brother when he is called a terrorist and speak out against oppressors.”
Like CAIR, MPAC has pushed the “war on Islam” message. MPAC defended the 1983 attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon that killed 241 Americans and questioned the U.S. terror designations for Hamas.
In July 2011, Quinton Wiktorowicz on Obama’s National Security Council hosted private meetings with MPAC officials and two weeks later the “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the U.S.” was issued. MPAC has pushed for years to remove any reference to Islam from National Security Dialogue. They also question U.S. support for Israel; criticized the Congressional hearings on radicalization within the Muslim Community; criticized NYPD’s surveillance of Muslim groups in the Northeast with “no evidence of criminal activity;” and criticized the FBI raids in Chicago and Minneapolis targeting the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and th Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, both designated terrorist organizations.
Other Islamists that walk the red carpet at the White House include:
- Farhana Khera, executive director of the Muslim Advocates and the National Association of Muslim Lawyers who casts the FBI counter terror stings as “entrapment.”
- Hisham al-Talib, founder and V.P. of Finance of the International Institute of Islam in Herndon, Virginia. The FBI believes the organization has housed key members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. since the late 1980s. A 1987 document shows that the organization are implementing Phase I and a 6 Phase IKWAN plan to institute Islamic Revolution in the U.S.
- Imam Talib el-Hajj Abdur Rashid, spiritual leader of Harlem’s Mosque of the Islamic Brotherhood.
- Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the Chicago based Arab American Action Network founded by Rashid Khalidi, Obama’s friend. Hatem has been under criminal investigation since September 2010 when FBI raided his home and office in connection with a terror support probe. In 2006 Hatem blasted the U.S. and Israel for describing Hamas, Hezbollah and other Palestinian and Lebanese “resistance groups” as terrorists “while the real terrorists are governments and military forces of the U.S. and Israel.”
Source: Act for America and Investigative Project on Terrorism