IF TRUE, OUTRAGEOUS – AT 9:21 A.M. ET: We present this story with caution. We've heard rumblings about this before, but we do not have definitive proof. And yet, the evidence seems to be building. You be the judge. From Investor's Business Daily:
The radical Muslim Brotherhood doesn't just threaten Israel and Mideast peace. According to the Egyptian press, several of its operatives have infiltrated the U.S. government and are influencing policy here.
The respected Egyptian magazine Rose al-Youssef has identified at least six Brotherhood-tied agents of influence who have worked into positions inside the Obama administration.
The weekly publication, founded in 1925, said the operatives have turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood," an Egyptian-based jihadist movement that supports Hamas and al-Qaida.
President Obama backed the Brotherhood's takeover of Egypt and has courted its front groups in America. Secret Service records show their representatives making hundreds of visits to the White House since 2009.
"The Brotherhood in America is committed to destroying the West from within," former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told IBD, citing secret documents unearthed by the FBI after 9/11. "It has spent half a century building a considerable infrastructure here," largely with Saudi funding.
"Unfortunately," he added, "our government has done much to empower the Brotherhood's American network under the guise of 'Islamic outreach.'"
The lengthy Rose al-Youssef article, translated from Arabic by the Washington-based Investigative Project on Terrorism, is largely unsourced.
But ex-FBI agents who have investigated the Brotherhood's influence operations inside the U.S. confirm some of those named in the story who have come under scrutiny.
COMMENT: Obviously, this cries out for a Congressional investigation. But you may be sure the usual suspects on the left and in the media will scream "McCarthyism." After all, have you seen this story in the mainstream media?
I fear that it's true. During the 2008 campaign, a prominent and respected black leader in New York said that he had personal knowledge that Barack Obama's law-school education was paid for by Saudi Arabia. The story was suppressed by the media. There is a vast Saudi lobby in Washington, but when have you seen any reporting about it? It is hardly a secret that the Saudis spread tens of millions of dollars around Washington every year to buy influence.
This president has a clear sympathy for the Muslim world. He has empowered the Muslim Brotherhood in parts of the Mideast.
We need answers. I doubt if we'll get them. Joe McCarthy's inept and often ugly tactics in the early 1950s could not hide the truth that there had, in fact, been Communist infiltration of the United States government. President Truman pretty much acknowledged that. Now I fear we have infiltration from another hostile power, aided and abetted by the White House itself.
January 10, 2013