Yesterday, we commented on the news that President Barack Obama defended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest adviser, Huma Abedin, at the White House Iftar dinner on August 10th.
What we didn’t know is that Huma was seated next to the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Mohamed Magid. The two seemed to be engaged in some friendly conversation and quite comfortable with one another. This is the same ISNA that was not only listed as a Muslim Brotherhood front group that seeks the overthrow of the U.S. Government from within, but also an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial. A 1991 document, penned by a Muslim Brotherhood leader identified the ISNA as a member group.
Here is the exact quote from that document that is perhaps the most alarming:
The Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
In this photo, Huma is at the far left (resting hand under her chin) and Magid is the man she’s talking to on the right.
The U.K. Daily Mail has the video from which the screen shot above was taken.
In light of the firestorm surrounding the issue of Huma’s background…
- Why would the White House have her seated next to the leader of a group that is part of the concerns raised by Reps. Bachmann, Gohmert, Franks, Westmoreland, and Rooney?
- Why would the president of a Muslim Brotherhood group in America be invited to the White House (responding that it’s been going on for years is no excuse)?
- How well does Huma know Magid?
- Does Huma know that Magid leads a Muslim Brotherhood group?
We have entered some extremely surreal territory.
**POSTSCRIPT** Magid was, in fact, named in one of the letters sent by Bachmann, et. al. to various Inspectors General. In particular, the letter sent to the Acting IG for the Department of Defense said, in part, the following:
…the Defense Department – among other federal agencies – has used a liaison with the Muslim-American community named Mohamed Magid. Imam Magid is the president of the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in America, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In this regard, we note that the “Supreme Guid” of the international Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, in September 2010, openly called for jihad by all “the Arab and Muslim peoples” against the United States.
As recently as February 2012, Department officials met with Imam Magid to apologize for the inadvertent burning of Qurans in Afghanistan.
Here is the most powerful Republican in Congress; he has defended Huma against Bachmann:
**UPDATE** Here is the video of Obama’s speech at the White House Iftar dinner. His comments about Huma begin at the 5:20 mark: