Debate continues to surround Muslim Brotherhood document as one man’s wish vs. group plot
For over a year, I’ve been telling The Calvert Recorder readers of a Muslim Brotherhood memorandum outlining a plan to penetrate key U.S. government agencies and indoctrinate American K-12 students.
Based in Richardson, Texas, with offices in several states, the Holy Land Foundation provided funds to a front group created by the Muslim Brotherhood to funnel money to Hamas.
The charitable donations the group’s literature claimed were being used to provide humanitarian aid were actually being used to finance suicide attacks against Israeli civilians.
The report was seized during a 2004 search of Ismael Elbrasse’s Annandale, Va., home.
HLF president Shukri Abu Baker was sentenced to 65 years in federal prison for money laundering and aiding terrorism by U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis on May 27, 2009. Four other defendants received sentences ranging from 15 to 65 years. The appeals were denied in December 2011.
The Bridge Initiative, an online publication of George Washington University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, funded by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, portrays the document as a wish fantasy on the part of the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Akram Adlouni.
The article accuses Ben Carson of “peddling a conspiracy theory” and Frank Gaffney of “mischaracterizing” Akram Adlouni’s words as a plan to take over North America when it’s really only one man’s Utopian vision (http://bridge. georgetown.edu/civilization-jihad-debunking-the-conspiracy-theory/).
The Southern Poverty Law Center has aligned itself with The Bridge, calling the document a “fantasy” (https://www. splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/frankgaffney-jr).
A recent report in the Washington Free Beacon cited 2014 tax records reflecting multimillion-dollar bank transfers by SPLC officers to Cayman Islands accounts — a powerful indication the smear campaign the Alabama nonprofit has been waging against Gaffney and Pamela Geller is funded by what can only be called people with deep pockets (http:// freebeacon.com/issues/southern-poverty-law-center-transfers-millions-in-cash-to-offshore-entities/).
The document The Bridge Initiative claims to “de-bunk” as one man’s wish fantasy begins with the words: “The papers which are between your hands are not abundant extravagances, imaginations or hallucinations ...”
There were 246 un-indicted co-conspirators in the United States vs. Holy Land Foundation, including three large Islamic groups the Texas court affirmed could be linked to terrorism — Council on American Islamic Relations, Islamic Society of North America and North American Islamic Trust (https://homeland.house.gov/document/king-letter-attorney-general-holder/).
Susan Douglass, a senior Pearson textbook advisor who taught at the terror-linked Saudi Islamic Academy where Elbrasse was school comptroller, is an associate of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.
Edward C. Davenport, Drum Point