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'Islamophobia': A Strategy Devised Before 9/11
A Clarion Project reader sent us an intriguing article that shows how the cries of "Islamophobia" were used to win the affection of top officials as far back as 1996 -- five years before 9/11.
In this case, Hillary Clinton became the first wife of a sitting President to address a Muslim organization outside the White House. Perhaps unbeknownst to her, the group she honored was founded by Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including one who said her name would be "written in history in letters of light to the deed."
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the group that Clinton addressed, was founded by Hassan and Maher Hathout, two brothers that were imprisoned in Egypt for their membership in the Muslim Brotherhood. Hassan Hathout called himself a "close disciple" of the Brotherhood's founder and said they came to America to spread the "Islamic Movement" inspired by him.
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