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Muslim Brotherhood Leader Meets Obama in White House

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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Controversial British MB leader participates in Iraq discussion

A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama, prompting an outcry from critics of the global Islamist organization.

Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq’s Muslim Brotherhood party, recently met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part of a delegation discussing problems in Iraq.

Altikriti, whose work has also been tied to Hamas, can be seen smiling in photos published by the White House as he stands next to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi, who is pictured shaking hands with President Obama in the White House’s Roosevelt Room. The meeting was first highlighted by the blog Harry’s Place.

The Obama administration has been criticized its outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamist organization whose members’ brief reign in Egypt was supported by the White House.

Nujaifi, Altikriti, and other members of the Iraqi delegation were in town late January to discuss al Qaeda’s growing presence in Iraq. Nujaifi himself was reported to have met twice with President Obama, though it remains unclear if Altikriti accompanied him on both occasions.

“President Barack Obama greets Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, Iraqi Council of Representatives, after he drops by Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with the Speaker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House,” read the White House’s photo caption, which clearly shows Altikriti standing to al-Nujaifi’s right side.

A White House spokesman confirmed that Altikriti was brought to the meeting to serve as a translator for al-Nujaifi.

Others present in the meeting included “Puneet Talwar, senior director for Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf at the [National Security Council], Philip Gordon, special assistant to the president and White House director for the Middle East, Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran, and Andrew Kim, director for Iraq,” according to the White House pool report filed on that day.

The meeting focused on ways the United States can help local Iraqi leaders combat al Qaeda.

“This afternoon, President Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi and a delegation of Iraqi parliamentarians,” read a Jan. 22 statement issued by the White House about the meeting. “Both sides reaffirmed the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq.”

Altikriti’s presence in the White House was surprising to many who said the U.K. organization he heads, the Cordoba Foundation, has been singled out by British Prime Minister David Cameron as the “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Paul Stott, an U.K. academic and expert in British jihadism at the University of East Anglia, said Altikriti’s presence in the meetings represents “part of the long term U.S.-U.K. engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood, a strategy which hit choppy waters when it became clear people in Egypt were far from ready to let the [Muslim Brotherhood] run the country the way they wanted.”

“The coup could have put paid to this glad handing, but it is clearly continuing,” Stott said.

Altikriti has been called the “key political lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain.”

His Cordoba Foundation has been criticized for working “closely with other British extremist groups which seek the creation of an Islamic dictatorship, or caliphate, in Europe,” according to the British Telegraph newspaper.

Altikriti formerly served as a spokesman for the British Muslim Initiative (BMI), a group that has been singled out for close links to Hamas. BMI’s founder and president Mohammed Sawalha has served as a senior military operative for Hamas.

Altikriti himself has stirred controversy for publicly backing Hamas and advocating that Iraqis use “any means and methods” to free themselves from occupation.

Altikriti also defended the Muslim Council of Britain’s 2007 decision to boycott Holocaust Memorial Day. He referred to the group’s position as a “principled stand.”

The Cordoba Foundation did not respond to a request for comment.

by on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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by Platinum Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:44 AM
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nothing, and i mean nothing, surprises me when it comes from this administration.

by Ruby Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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Not surprising for Obama & this admin. This President has surrounded himself with Socialists, Communists & terrorist sympathizers. The Muslim Brotherhood's intentions for America are not noble or peacemaking. Obama thinks they're his friends. He's a fool, naive. They will take advantage of his vulnerability & weakness. The President is a means to an end for this terrorist organization & similar groups. They have infiltrated our gov't, politics, education, businesses, religious institutions etc. Obama is a tool for these terrorists. They will get rid of him when he's not useful anymore.

Unfortunately, Obama is making America vulnerable to our enemies. Millions of innocent lives are liable to the dangers facing this nation. Barack Obama didn't learn from his mistakes concerning Benghazi. He was trading arms & making deals with Al-Qaeda affiliates through meetings with Amb Stevens. We know the end to this story. 

by Ruby Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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Video: 'We Will Fly the Islamic Flag Over the White House'

Islamist rebels in Syria

Islamist rebels in Syria

Rare footage shows western Islamists fighting for Al Qaeda in Syrian Civil War; aim to put US, Israel, UK under Islamic rule.

A video offering a rare look at the two Al Qaeda-linked rebel groups operating in Syria offers some of the most compelling evidence yet of the involvement of western citizens in the country's ongoing civil war - and raises fears over the threat posed by these radicalized Muslims towards western countries "the day after" the conflict.

Vice News has released footage of Westerners who have joined with Jabhat Al Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) to fight for Islamic rule - not only over Syria, but over Western countries. 

"I say to the United States that your time will come," says one of the men, who gives his age as 26, "and we will bleed you to death and, Inshallah [with the help of God], shall raise a flag in the White House."

Other fighters declared that new Caliphate will "pave the way to Al-Aqsa" through Syria, confirming fears in Israel that Islamist rebels plan to turn on the Jewish state in the event they succeed in overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

One British national declares that the UK has decided to side with the "enemies" of the Syrian people - which he identifies as the US and Iran, leaving Sunni Muslims "no choice" but to fight in Syria, "Palestine". And he warns that Britain is next. 

The channel also notes that about 10% of Syrian rebels are foreign nationals - and that after the consolidation of rebel forces, that number will only continue to grow.

Video provided on link

Just last week, BBC reported that hundreds of British citizens have left to fight in the bloody conflict. 

The video comes as Islamist rebels in northern Syria - where the video was allegedly taken - have suffered a series of setbacks, both at the hands of regime forces and against independent Kurdish militias, who oppose both the Assad regime and predominantly-Arab rebel movement.

by Ruby Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Obama's dealings with terrorists....

by Ruby Member on Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Very interesting video about Al-Qaeda, America & drones...inside Al-Qaeda.

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