Islamic Movement Leadership Penetrates the Trump White House

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Source: Center For Security Policy, October 4, 2019

On 25 September 2019, the Trump administration hosted a Faith Based Safety and Security Symposium at the White House. Islamic Movement leader Oussama Jammal, Secretary General of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), was present at the event. The White House meeting included Vice President Mike Pence and officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to this White House symposium, Oussama Jammal, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director Nihad Awad, and other senior Islamic Movement leadership, had just met days before with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

As documented in multiple published sources, including the Center for Security Policy’s 2015 monograph, Star Spangled ShariahThe Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Party, the USCMO is the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s political umbrella group and is closely affiliated with the pro-HAMAS Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP). CAIR, founded by the top HAMAS officials in the U.S. in 1994, is the lead Brotherhood front group within the USCMO. USCMO senior leadership, including Jammal and CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad, have all openly pledged fidelity to Turkish President Erdoğan.

On his official Twitter account on 25 September 2019, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal shared pictures from the White House event, along with the following brief commentary: “Attending #DHS Faith Based Community Safety and Security Symposium hosted by the #WhiteHouse. Applaud the recognition of both domestic terrorism and violent extremism as threat to our national security. Glad to hear commitment to protect places of worship. Mosques mentioned many times.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meeting in NYC with top leadership of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood on the sideline of the September 2019 UNGA

Pictures Courtesy of Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

Published evidence acquired by U.S. and foreign security agencies documents that the Muslim Brotherhood engages in hostile intelligence collection against U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and seeks to conduct influence operations against them and U.S. policymakers.

For more than a decade, the Center has sought to sound the alarm about the Islamic Movement’s expressed intent to wage jihad to establish the rule of Islamic Law (shariah). The Muslim Brotherhood operates in the U.S. as the vanguard of the Movement via a network of hundreds of front groups as well as through the USCMO. Star Spangled Shariah chronicled the development of the USCMO and its U.S. agenda of infiltration and subversion across the spectrum of American society, including national security.

In the spring of 2018, the Center published “Ally No More: Erdoğan’s New Turkish Caliphate and the Rising Jihadist Threat to the West” which revealed for the first time the close partnership between Turkish President Erdoğan and the USCMO, a partnership that began well before the March 2014 announcement of the USCMO’s formation. Oussama Jammal worked closely with Erdoğan to lay the groundwork for their strategic collaboration with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, all aligned with the neo-Ottoman jihadist government of Turkey, HAMAS, and the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood itself.

Pictures from USCMO Secretary General Jammal’s Twitter page of the White House event

It should be recalled that, following an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit called by President Erdoğan in Istanbul during the week of 11 December 2017, the USCMO and Muslim Brotherhood organizations from around the U.S. converged on the nation’s capital on 16 December 2017 for a large demonstration on the White House Ellipse (held notably while President Trump was inside). The demonstration was called to protest Trump’s announcement that his administration would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. After the conclusion of afternoon Islamic prayers there, the protesters marched along Pennsylvania Avenue up to Capitol Hill. Following the lead of Erdoğan and the OIC, USCMO leadership declared Jerusalem a “red line for the Muslim world” and condemned the legitimacy and credibility of the Trump administration for impending embassy move.

The December 2017 National Security Strategy of the United States boldly declared that our first “fundamental responsibility is to protect the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life.” This document also spoke of defeating our jihadist enemies—which are led by the Islamic Movement and dedicated to replacement of the U.S. Constitution with Islamic Law. That Movement includes the Erdoğan regime, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the USCMO, all of which are waging civilization jihad against us here in the homeland.

On a final note, it can only be seen as supremely ironic that on 25 September 2019, which has been designated by DHS as National Awareness Day for the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, USCMO jihadist operative Oussama Jammal was literally inside the White House, hosted by the Vice President of the United States and DHS. The Center calls on President Trump, VP Pence, and the entire administration to seek out the information they need about the Islamic Movement, Muslim Brotherhood, and USCMO. We stand ready to serve.