by Paul & Phillip D. Collins, Jan. 19, 2008
Inauguration: The Beast Enters the Gates
For many, the January 20 Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama is reason for celebration. Obama supporters everywhere believe that the event represents the introduction of the solution to America’s deepening crisis. It would break not a few hearts, however, if it was revealed that the enemies of America are going to be in attendance. According to a January 14 Associated Press article, a prayer will be offered at the inauguration by Ingrid Mattson, the first woman president of America’s largest Muslim group, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) (Zoll, “Muslim woman, rabbis to pray at inaugural service”). While many Americans may believe that this prayer offering represents a celebration of religious pluralism, the hidden message behind this display, which is only discernible to the power elite and the most astute observer, is that members of the Establishment will continue their torrent love affair with the Muslim Brotherhood. The first installment of this series established the Muslim Brotherhood as a dangerous organization that is partially responsible for spawning al Qaeda. Furthermore, the Brotherhood has a long running, symbiotic relationship with the power elite and the darker factions of the United States government and the intelligence community.
ISNA’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood was revealed during the 2007 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial. Before being shut down by the United States government, the HLF was the largest Islamic charity in America. In 2001, evidence began to surface that HLF was a fundraising entity for Hamas, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot. One of HLF’s founders, Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, was even a Hamas political leader. This lead to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control classifying HLF as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (“Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons”). During the HLF trial, ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator that was “intimately connected with the HLF and its assigned task of providing financial support to Hamas” (Gerstein, “U.S.: Facts Tie Muslim Groups To Hamas Front Case”). The prosecution also introduced several exhibits into evidence that established ISNA’s “intimate relationship” with the Muslim Brotherhood (ibid). In a 1991 internal document written by Mohamed Akram for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood, HLF appears on a list of Brotherhood “friends” (Akram).