The Brotherhood, the Blind Sheik and a Hot Arab Summer


(Editor’s Note: Andrew C. McCarthy was the prosecutor in the “Blind Sheik” trials and has written about the Arab Spring extensively in his book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy. He has been writing extensively–on a daily basis–about everything happening in Egypt and Libya for National Review Online. For a very reliable source to all that’s happening in the Middle East, I highly recommend you subscribe to his newsletter via his website:

Two stories came out within the past couple of weeks, but typically these days, these stories hardly made it to the lame stream media.

First, it was reported that Sheik Abdullah Bin Bayyah, vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) had a meeting at the White House on June 13th. The IUMS has historically supported Hamas; one of the top Hamas leaders is an IUMS member and also calling for Israel’s destruction.

Bin Bayyah’s website claimed that he met June 13 with senior Obama administration officials at the White House, and NSC senior director Gayle Smith confirmed that, showing that it was Obama’s administration who asked for a meeting with the Sheik. “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…” Smith reportedly said.

Bin Bayyah went to the White House to ask for more US aid to Syrian rebels. It’s been reported numerous times that the rebels in Syria are Sunnis with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaida and other terrorist groups. Make no mistake; our government has been arming terrorists, the same groups whom our soldiers have been fighting against since September 11, 2001. People have claimed that Syrian President Assad is an evil tyrant, and needs to be over thrown. Yet Sunni rebels have been beheading Christian leaders, and have been murdering anyone who has shown any support to Assad and his regime. Assad is a Shiite Alawite. For more about Sunni and Shia, please read about the differences and how Obama has been supporting the Sunnis in every country who has had an “Arab spring“.

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