In a deft politically correct use of Taqiyya, Michigan state senators criticized a gubernatorial candidate on Thursday for making claims about a “civilization jihad” the Muslim Brotherhood started in the U.S.
State Sen. Patrick Colbeck on Thursday defended statements in which he claimed the Muslim Brotherhood orchestrated a cultural jihad in the U.S. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed also had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood via the Muslim Student Association, according to The Associated Press.
“There’s a lot of pressure being applied in our society right now. You’re seeing Muslim legislators in the state legislature. And you’re seeing also a push at the local level at city councils,” Colbeck said at the event where he presented a slideshow featuring “Civilization Jihad Techniques” as a subject.
“But we also have somebody [who] I will likely be running against in the general election, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, whose parents apparently have ties to Muslim Brotherhood back in Egypt. This is scary stuff. They’re already advertising him as the first Muslim governor. So this is a big deal,” he added.
A captured internal Muslim Brotherhood document states: “
The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
This document was “entered into court evidence by Justice Department prosecutors in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history, and later cited affirmatively by the federal judge in the case and cleared by the federal appeals court.”
…the Justice Department states that:
1) Two Islamic organizations – the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) – were created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (based on other trial evidence as well as the Explanatory Memorandum);
2) The Explanatory Memorandum was authored by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council member Mohamed Akram Adlouni;
3) That the memo describes the Brotherhood’s strategic goal as “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western Civilization from within.”
The article also states:
“On the Senate floor, Colbeck also alluded back to unfounded claims that Abdul El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for governor and Muslim-American doctor, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He argued that the organization has support from the Muslim Student Association, which El-Sayed participated in while attending the University of Michigan. The Muslim Student Association is a network of college students at campuses nationwide who meet to celebrate Islamic culture.”
The MSA is indeed a Muslim Brotherhood organization. It is listed in that Muslim Brotherhood document as one of its allied organizations. And here is how it “celebrates Islamic culture” on American campuses.
Michigan’s Republican Party distanced itself from Colbeck’s “conspiracy theories” in a statement by spokeswoman Sarah Anderson, but GOP politicians vying to replace Gov. Rick Snyder are largely sidestepping the controversy.
Republican front-runner Bill Schuette, Michigan’s attorney general, believes “all people must be treated with dignity and respect,” spokesman John Sellek said.
Schuette’s rival, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, did not respond to a request for comment, while the fourth candidate, Dr. Jim Hines from Saginaw, said Colbeck should understand his constitutional pledge to not discriminate based on faith. Republican leadership in both chambers declined to comment.
Polls have shown Colbeck in the single digits.
Democratic Rep. Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn, one of the nation’s biggest Arab communities, said Colbeck should resign immediately for remarks that “reek of desperation and echo the sounds of a political career coming to its rightful end.”
Republican political consultant Dennis Darnoi said he doesn’t believe Colbeck’s sentiments will have much sway on Michigan’s GOP base this year. Colbeck’s speech was a “self-serving” stunt, he said….
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