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Illinois State Government's Muslim Brotherhood Love Affair
by Ryan Mauro
The Muslim Brotherhood's stated objective in the U.S. is to "wage a grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house." This is done through thinly-disguised front organizations with credentials as "moderates" that can win the affection of the media and officials. These fronts' relationship with the government of the state of Illinois is a perfect example of this strategy's success.
On August 30, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced who would serve on his newly-created Muslim American Advisory Council. Among those chosen were Ahmed Rehab and Safaa Zarzour. The former is the National Strategic Communications Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Executive-Director of its Chicago chapter. The latter is the secretary-general of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and is the chairman of CAIR-Chicago's board. ISNA is listed in the Brotherhood's own documents as one of "our organizations and the organizations of our friends."
Both CAIR and ISNA are Muslim Brotherhood fronts and are listed by the federal government as "unindicted co-conspirators" in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, which was shut down for financing Hamas. CAIR's founders belonged to the Islamic Association for Palestine, which was also shut down as a front for Hamas. The two organizations went to court to get their designations lifted, but a judge determined that the government provided "ample evidence" connecting them to Hamas to justify the labels.
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