President Obama is visiting a mosque today, namely the Islamic Society of Baltimore. His purpose? In the White House’s own words, to “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
I guess those “contributions” must include support for terrorist groups, because the Islamic Society of Baltimore has a record of that:
An imam who served at ISB for a total of 15 years has also been a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood network and has worked for an Islamic relief group that was designated as a terrorist organization by the Treasury Department in 2004. Mohammad Adam el-Sheikh, who served two stints as ISB’s imam, from 1983 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2003, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan in the 1970s. He also co-founded the Muslim American Society, a Falls Church, Va.-based group that is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
While in Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency. That group’s parent organization is the Islamic African Relief Agency, which the Treasury Department says provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
I will try to be charitable – it’s the Pre-Lent season after all – and say this shows egregious incompetence and sloppiness on the part of the Obama Administration. After all, there are mosques in the United States that do not support terrorism. Could the President and his people not find one?
But is it not strange that again and again the decisions of this non-Muslim President enable Islamic terror? The Obama Administration cheerleaded the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power in Egypt. It supported taking Qaddafi out in Libya, creating a power vacuum terrorists walked right into. It withdrew us completely from Iraq, creating a vacuum ISIS walked right into. It let right on in the San Bernardino terrorists. It turned full on the money spigot to Iran.
His visiting a mosque notorious for supporting terrorist groups is just the cherry on top.
Like I said, charity calls for saying this is all just incompetence – horrible, destructive incompetence, but incompetence nonetheless.
But if he had a soft spot for Islamic terrorism, would he be acting any differently?