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Voters may soon have even more reason to ask Barack Obama why his policies have aided the Muslim Brotherhood.
An organization called Let Freedom Ring is working to buy air time for a new commercial highlighting both the Brotherhood’s radical agenda and Obama’s support for the terror-tied organization.
The advertisement claims the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to conquer Israel, renew ties with Iran – a country “building nuclear weapons to slaughter the Israeli people” – and even collapse the United States from within. Is that the kind of group America’s president should be helping?
Citing a Politico news report, the ad asks, “President Obama, you invited the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House? Legitimizing a group that wants to undermine America and destroy Israel?”
Citing a CBS News report from March, the ad asks, “You sent them 1.5 billion of our dollars? Why, Mr. President? Why?”
The Muslim Brotherhood has gained strength throughout the Mideast, thanks to the power void left by the “Arab Spring” populist uprisings, which have overthrown dictators in several nations, including Egypt and Libya, only to fill new government posts with Brotherhood members.
Obama has been a public supporter of the uprisings, even providing direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels.
But only this past week, including in Egypt and Libya, radical Muslim elements have turned the Arab Spring nations into a hotbed for anti-American sentiment, including the violent and fatal storming of American embassies across the region.
Let Freedom Ring is launching its “Why, Mr. President, Why?” campaign, hoping to raise funds to air the commercial in pivotal states leading up to the 2012 election.
Earlier this month, Let Freedom Ring announced a $7 million online advertising campaign claiming the Obama administration terminated the pensions of nonunion workers at Delphi auto parts plants while bailing out union workers’ pensions as part of the 2009 General Motors reorganization.
Let Freedom Ring is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy membership organization that promotes constitutional government, economic freedom and traditional values.