It’s a well-established ploy practiced by conniving liberal strategists — point to or present an extreme position or ultra-left candidate in order to make a “moderate” position or “slightly left” individual seem acceptable by comparison. In other words, propose a policy that’s way out in left field, then agree to “compromise” on one that’s not so radical but still moves the political agenda or course of history in a distinctly leftward direction.
Given a new report by Bill Gertz in The Washington Times, it appears that sort of tried and true progressive ploy is in full play with the Obama administration’s continuing support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Gertz pulls back the curtain on President Obama’s backing of the Brotherhood as outlined in a “secret directive” called PSD-11:
President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known [as] the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
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The secret document was leaked to the Times, as efforts to use the Freedom of Information Act to pry it loose have reportedly been unsuccessful.
The White House-favored Muslim Brotherhood has been classified as a terrorist organization by several Middle Eastern nations, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The UAE government also has labeled two U.S. affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society, as terrorist support groups,” says the Times article.
And as WND just reported, CAIR has once again been “slapped down” by a federal judge in Michigan because the Muslim Brotherhood front group engaged in what’s come to be known as lawfare: “…the use of legal maneuvers to threaten, intimidate or overwhelm critics of an Islamic agenda…” This particular case that saw CAIR sanctioned by the court had to do with the construction of a mosque.
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Barack Obama’s outreach to, and support of, the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing new. As Western Journal reminded readers in April of this year, Obama’s address in Cairo during his worldwide “apology tour” saw prominent Muslim Brotherhood members sitting in the front row. During that speech, the newly elected president declared:
[The] partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.
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