Accuracy in Media

The mainstream media never tire of attacking those who warn that the Muslim Brotherhood has established deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton. That might just be because the media have forged their own intimate ties to the Muslim Brotherhood group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Preeminent figures who dare to contradict the narrative of the liberal media, arguing that the greater concern is terrorism or shariah law, not Islamophobia, are regularly cast as conspiracy theorists, and worse, outright racists.

The head of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), Frank Gaffney, has been repeatedly attacked by the media for his message that Americans cannot be forced to yield to shariah. On December 8th he said on CNN that CAIR has “been established in court to be a Muslim Brotherhood front organization” that associates with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

“The fact that nobody, including your guest recognizes that reality and suggests it’s a conspiracy theory or something to sort of try to obscure it is a scandal,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon. The other guest, Michael Weiss, a senior editor at The Daily Beast, declared that Gaffney’s words were “deranged hysteria masquerading as national security policy,” and likened his rhetoric to McCarthyism.

Each and every presidential candidate should be asked their opinion of the Muslim Brotherhood and its influence on the American government, we urged back in September. “Should the Muslim Brotherhood be viewed as some benign, moderate organization?” we asked, “Or instead as the organization that spawned Al Qaeda and other significant terrorist organizations?”

“The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has provided a detailed analysis of several members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) who are official advisors to the White House or various agencies within the Executive branch,” we reported. “The question…is whether or not we should care about the influence of the MB on this and other administrations.”

CNN’s Don Lemon falsely maintained that there wasn’t a connection between CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead, he broadcast a statement by CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.

“Shortly after CAIR’s founding in 1994, Nihad Awad, CAIR’s executive director, was videotaped publicly declaring support for Hamas,” wrote Kyle Shideler for Townhall.

Shideler, the Director of the Threat Information Office (TIO) at Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, argues that this was a “televised ambush” of Gaffney. You can watch the complete segment at the Breitbart website and decide for yourself.

As Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB) member and head of the IPT, Steven Emerson, recently pointed out, “CAIR’s connections are not really matters of interpretation” because the FBI has “internal documents” demonstrating its strong ties to terror.

“The FBI read those documents and promptly cut off communication with CAIR ‘until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner,’” writes Emerson. Yet, he observes, The New York Times continues to peddle CAIR’s “garbage.”

The Washington Post also peddles its own garbage about the threat of Islamophobia. Dana Milbank’s December 15 column in The Washington Post focused in part on how “Respectable conservatives long ago abandoned Gaffney, but Trump Made Gaffney Safe Again.” Watch out, conservatives, a “far-right provocateur” such as Gaffney may be influencing the presidential campaigns of Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz.

“The killers who plotted and executed the massacre in San Bernardino are no different than Islamic supremacists the world over,” writes Gaffney for the CSP on December 14. “For them, terror is one of the tools used to advance an agenda aimed at imposing worldwide the repressive politico-legal-military code they call shariah and establishing a global Caliphate,” he continues. “Other techniques employed by the granddaddy of all modern jihadist groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, involve more stealthy efforts to penetrate and subvert from within our civil society and governing institutions.”

As we have repeatedly noted, Mr. Milbank is the type of columnist who has built his career upon identifying conservatives that he believes he can belittle at a distance. He emphasizes others’ missteps or alleged hyperbole and conspiracy theories while ignoring his own biases. He makes no effort to challenge Gaffney’s claims about the Muslim Brotherhood, but instead relies on snarky, personal attacks. This plays into the mainstream media’s overall playbook, where the so-called mistakes made by conservative figures are unforgiveable and unforgettable. In Milbank’s world, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other liberals, of course, rarely err, but when they do, it is not a reflection on their character.

Neither, apparently, does Milbank err; he links to one of his prior columns that Accuracy in Media has thoroughly debunked.

“In other actions, this friend of GOP presidential candidates [Gaffney] has made allegations about Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s ‘deep personal’ ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and said Abedin (also a Trump target) may have advocated for laws against ‘sharia blasphemy,’” asserts Milbank, linking to his assessment of an “ugly” Heritage Foundation panel on Benghazi.

As we reported last year, Muslim advocate Saba Ahmed attended the Heritage Benghazi panel, after which Milbank accused the panelists of “ugly taunting” following Ahmed’s question. We later exposed Ahmed’s, and Milbank’s, false victimization story.

Mr. Milbank’s article also failed to note at the time that Ahmed ran her own lobbying firm, was a Democratic Party activist, and was close to the Portland, Oregon convicted Christmas tree bomber. Instead, Milbank described her as an American University student, which was also true. More recently she has re-invented herself as the head of something called the Republican Muslim Coalition, which appears to be little more than a website void of any substance. Yet she has made it onto the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly Files” with Megyn Kelly on at least two recent occasions.

Despite the continued misreporting, members of the CCB continue to sound the alarm about the Muslim Brotherhood’s inordinate influence under the leadership of President Obama.

“The Obama administration has already demonstrated its proclivity to side with the wrong party—al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood—in Libya and Egypt,” write CCB Members Pete Hoekstra and Clare Lopez. “We should not allow ourselves to become drawn into such mistakes again, especially when the ability of the West, Russia and Iran to fully destroy ISIS—or its jihadist ideology—is not entirely clear right now.” Hoekstra is the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Both CCB members Retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons and Clare Lopez are with Gaffney’s CSP while simultaneously serving on the Commission. You can watch Admiral Lyons address the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood, after being introduced by Gaffney, at a CSP event. This video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

Far from a conspiracy theory, the influence of CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood upon this and future administrations must be confronted head on, whether members of the mainstream media choose to look the other way, or peddle CAIR’s lies.



Comments

  • MILES E DRAKE

    There can now be no doubt that Obama or Soetoro or Soebarakh or Frank Marshall Davis, Jr. or whatever his name really is has been methodically laying the groundwork for the mohammedan takeover of the United States since the day he climbed out of the Trojan Horse. It is also clear that the bloodstained bribetaking liar and accessory to murder that he has designated to succeed him is under the control of the mohammedans also, and most likely in their pay for years through her graft-collecting “foundation”. Their regime is as completely penetrated by Muslim Brotherhood agents and controllers as earlier democrat regimes were filled with Soviet and Chicom spies and fellow travelers. The only way to prevent this country from becoming District 12 of a muslim-run world government is to defeat and defund any scheme put forward by the choom-gang communist from Mombasa now in power and impeach him if he tries anything by executive order, and to do whatever is necessary to send the Wicked Witch of Westchester to a correctional institution rather than to the White House.

  • patriotrenegade

    cia boss brennan and dhs boss lil jeh are both CFR’s AND muslims. END this taqiyya muslim govt. NOW!

  • Austinniceguy

    I hope all who voted for OlBluegums are happy with the outcome. Here’s what’s going on in Europe and if we don’t get Trump/Cruz in, we’ll probably end up the same way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44vzMNG2fZc&feature=youtu.be

  • MARYSWEET

    The muslim brotherhood is so imbedded in the obama administration that you can’t turn around without tripping over one of them. He is preparing to take over as dictator when he declares martial law. I believe it will be done by June so he can cancel the election and when he has all his fellow muslim “refugees” here to back him up to attack Americans.

  • MARYSWEET

    It’s not a probably, it has already started here in case you haven’t seen the news. I agree with completely about the Trump/Cruz ticket but we have to have an election first and I truly believe that obama will declare martial law by June and cancel the election. Then all hell will really break loose and we will have our second civil war.

  • Austinniceguy

    While tere is some degree of this already happening here I have to believe that it can still be controlled. The last thing anybody wants is another civil war but I do keep my thumb on the pulse of such possibilities. It is a frightening possibility.

  • John Cunningham

    All one and the same. Birds of a feather and all that.

  • Thomas L. Dobbins

    Dear CNN: The Clinton run “State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011”

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/al-qaeda-kentucky-us-dozens-terrorists-country-refugees/story?id=20931131

  • MARYSWEET

    I believe there is a lot more already happening that the general public is not aware of. I just read a few minutes ago where they found a middle east woman, a man and a second woman at the border and the one woman was sketching the security aspects of the crossing. They were apprehended and turned over to the FBI. If obama has any say, they will probably be released on our streets. That is what he has been doing for a long time. We can’t be rid of him soon enough. This civil war will be like nothing we have ever seen in our history and it won’t be pretty. I pray it doesn’t come to that.

  • harlansteve@ymail.com

    Be sure to thanks all your liberal friends who voted Democratic when it all falls apart.