Rachid Ghannouchi is recognized as the leader of Tunisia’s Muslim Brotherhood movement. He also heads Ennahda, an Islamic political party. In August, Ghannouchi will be speaking at the upcoming annual ISNA convention. Remember, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a confirmed Muslim Brotherhood group, despite what Suhail Khan said at CPAC in 2011:
The Global MB Report has more on Ghannouchi:
Rachid Ghannouchi (many spelling variations) is the leader of the Tunisian Islamist movement known as Nahda (aka Ennahda, Al Nahda) and can best be described as an independent Islamist power center who is tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood though his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) and his important position in the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), both organizations led by Global Muslim Brotherhood Youssef Qaradawi. An Egyptian news report has identified Ghannouchi as a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood “abroad.” Ghannouchi is also one of the founding members of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), a Saudi organization closely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and dedicated to the propagation of “Wahabist” Islam throughout the world. Ghannouchi is known for his thinking on the issue of Islam and citizenship rights. Earlier posts reported on the return of Mr. Ghannouchi to Tunisia following his long exile in the UK.
Last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) confronted FBI Director Robert Mueller about the latter’s meeting with the head of the ISNA and ISNA ‘spiking the football’ by gloating about that meeting. Mueller didn’t really address Gohmert’s points about why he met with the Muslim Brotherhood group.
I’m suddenly in the mood to see Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tell me that the Muslim Brotherhood is ‘largely secular’ again:
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids