Middle East studies in the News
Obama Faith Advisor Says Washington Not Worried About Muslim Brotherhood; Defends Role of Religion In Protests [incl. John Esposito]
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
Obama administration faith advisor Dahlia Mogahed has reportedly said in an interview that "Washington has no worries concerning the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt" and written a blog post claiming that the role of religion in MIdeast protests is not a subject for concern.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is reporting that Obama administration faith advisor Dahlia Mogahed has said in a TV interview that "Washington has no worries concerning the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt." According to a report on the Egyptian Brotherhood website:
In a posting on the Huffington Post website titled "The Fruits of Faith in the Arab Spring", Ms. Mogahed asserts that the role of religion in the current MIdeast protests is no different than the role it played during the US civil rights struggle. Ms. Mogahed writes:
Ms. Mogahed goes on to claim that Islam has "rich resources for liberation theology" and that "speaking a word of truth to a tyrant" is a form of jihad:
As noted in an earlier post, deceiving the public about the nature of Jihad is one of deception strategies of the Global Muslim Brotherhood. The Investigative Project has published a report analyzing the support for US Muslim Brotherhood organizations and their positions provided by Ms. Mogahed.
According to GMBDR research, Ms. Mogahed was born in Egypt and lived in the U.S. since the age of 5. She is the daughter of Elsayed Mogahed, an Egyptian immigrant who is a former engineering scientist at the University of Wisconsin and director of the Islamic Center of Madison (ICM). The website of the ICM links mainly to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Souheil Ghannouchi, the President of the MAS was ICM Imam and President for several years. In 2003, Ms. Mogahed was identified in 2003 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) whose co-founder recently lost a DOE security clearance and whose Imam will probably be deported on immigration violations. Ms. Mogahed is currently the executive director of the GallupCenter for Muslim Studies that also includes Georgetown University academic Dr. John Esposito and she also co-authored a book with Dr. Esposito suggesting that majority of the world's Muslims support some form of democracy. Dr. Esposito, in turn, is a long-time supporter of the global Muslim Brotherhood , has espoused views consistent with Brotherhood doctrine, and has at least a dozen past or present affiliations with global Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas organizations.
Ms. Mogahed was appointed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in April 2009. A previous post discussed Ms. Mogahed's recent appointment as head of a new center for social research and analysis in Abu Dhabi to be called the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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