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From her position on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., dared to question the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of our government – and because of it, her job may be in danger.
As WND reported, Bachmann was among five outspoken Republicans who last year became a lightning rod for controversy after she pressed for an investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on the federal government and pointed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, as a possible Brotherhood influence on U.S. policy.
At the time, Democrats and Republicans alike rushed to Abedin’s defense, and since then a petition boasting 178,000 signatures was created by the left-leaning People for the American Way, demanding House John Speaker Boehner boot Bachmann from her post on the Intelligence Committee.
“In service to ugly Islamophobic fear mongering,” the petition states, “Bachmann continues unabated in her unfounded and irresponsible attacks on dedicated public servants – a witch hunt that has targeted Huma Abedin, a key aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and now includes allegations that President Obama may be aiding the rise of global Shariah law.”
Glazov says the real witch hunt, however, has been the targeting of Bachmann for asking questions that might be hitting too close to the truth.
“Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is under attack for voicing concern over critical national security issues that no other elected leader wants to acknowledge, and now her position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence may be at stake,” the petition states. “We must fight back. America needs Michele Bachmann and her fearless leadership keeping watch over our interests at home and abroad, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is the best place for her to fulfill this task.”
“In the long run,” conservative author David Horowitz added, “the battle that Michele Bachmann is waging on the House Intelligence Committee may be more important to the well-being and security of Americans than all the battles over budgets and debt ceilings combined.”
Glazov was further interviewed by terrorism analyst for CBN News Erick Stakelbeck about the need for the counter-petition.
Glazov told Stakelbeck an Egyptian magazine has since named six Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators in the Obama administration, calling the article a “complete vindication” for Bachmann.
“One of the names she mentioned that she is concerned about is Mohammed Elibiary,” Glazov said. “This guy, Islamic cleric, is on the Homeland Security Advisory Council – what is he doing there?
“In 2004 he goes to give a speech at a night that is giving tribute to the Ayatollah Khomeini,” Glazov continued. “What is he doing there? [Khomeini] is an Islamist mass murderer. Imagine if one of us had been at a conference giving tribute to Adolf Hitler. Should we be in the government?”
As WND reported, the report Glazov mentioned comes from Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, which on Dec. 22 said the six infiltrators turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The article named Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, or MPAC; Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA; and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
Stakelbeck’s interview with Glazov can be seen below:
Advocates for an investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on the U.S. government argued a simple reading of security clearance guidelines in reference to Huma Abedin’s family would warrant investigation.
The Muslim Brotherhood was established in the 1920s following the collapse of the Ottoman Turkish empire, with the intent of helping establish Islamic rule worldwide. Its stated goal for the U.S. is “a kind of grand jihad” aimed at “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within” so that “Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”