Allen West hits the nail on the head again. I’d like to know when the State Department will be held accountable for Benghazi?
Now, the Washington Free Beacon reveals that the State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a radical Muslim cleric whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader “who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.” The tweet has since been removed.
Folks, I’m sorry to keep saying this, but you just cannot make this stuff up. And I have to ask, when does it become treasonous, this aiding and abetting the enemy?
Of course it was the same Muslim cleric bin Bayyah who was granted a meeting in June 2013 in the Obama White House with top-level national security council members. He was confirmed to have met with members of Obama’s National Security Council at the White House to discuss poverty and global health efforts.
Bin Bayyah is reported to have been one of several clerics who endorsed a 2004 fatwa that endorsed resistance against Americans fighting in Iraq.
The CT Bureau tweet linked to a press release on Bin Bayyah’s site condemning the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls by the Boko Haram group. However, Bin Bayyah himself has been known to back controversial causes. Bin Bayyah has ‘urged the U.N. to criminalize blasphemy,’ according to reports, and spoke ‘out in favor of Hamas,’ the terror group that rules over the West Bank. The cleric also issued a fatwa in 2009 ‘barring ‘all forms of normalization’ with Israel,’ according to Fox news.
My question is simple, is the Obama administration so lacking in character that it will join arms with anyone? I can see no reason for the US State Department to retweet anything from a radical Islamic cleric or invite him into the White House. Am I missing something?
The Free Beacon reports that terrorism analyst Patrick Poole said the State Department must more carefully choose the Muslim leaders it promotes. Gee, ya think?
“This administration is continuing to push extremist clerics like Bin Bayyah as part of a fantasy foreign policy that somehow they are somehow a counter to al Qaeda,” Poole said. “But in Bin Bayyah’s case, it was his organization that issued the fatwa allowing for the killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and said it was a duty for Muslims all over the world to support the Iraqi ‘resistance’ against the United States that gave religious justification for al Qaeda’s terrorism. “And [Bin Bayyah] said nothing as his pal Qaradawi issued fatwas authorizing the use of suicide bombings and publicly defended terrorist groups like Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” Poole added. “If anything, clerics like Bin Bayyah and [Yusuf] Qaradawi have actively aided al Qaeda.”
Yusuf Qaradawi, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader who founded the IUMS—where Bin Bayyah served as vice president—has been called a “theologian of terror” by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). And what percentage of the Jewish community voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012?
Oh well, if you’re Barack Hussein Obama, you can do no wrong and you’re never held accountable or responsible — and he knows that. So when does it become treason? Or it is just acceptable behavior?