So you think your people have been unfairly locked out by the government and the change in administration could be a chance for a fresh start. Does it make sense to tap the former spokesman of a genocidal regime tied to the world's worst terrorists to help make your case?
That's the basic question in Patrick Poole's report on Abubaker Ahmed al-Shingieti, president of American Muslims for Constructive Engagement (AMCE). To make matters worse, Poole writes, AMCE includes officials from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), including al-Shingieti. CAIR has been linked through court evidence to a Hamas front operating in the United States during the 1990s. The IIIT remains under federal investigation into possible terror financing.
They all share links to the Muslim Brotherhood, whose American-based members once described their role in this country as "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.." Poole notes that Al-Shingieti served as spokesman to Sudan's president at a time the country was slaughtering Christians and serving as a sanctuary for some of the world's worst terrorists:
"Investigating his background we find that despite his recent image makeover as an expert in interfaith relations and reconciliation — a dramatic change from his service as a henchman to a genocidal government — that Abubaker al-Shingieti has not changed his Muslim Brotherhood allegiances in his various transitions, just merely changed employers. Many of his AMCE colleagues have made similar transitions to respectability without distancing themselves from their terrorist ties.
What's a little genocide between friends? Thus we can expect that the agenda al-Shingieti carries in his contacts with the Obama administration will continue to be in service to the Muslim Brotherhood's ‘grand jihad' he has served for the past two decades."
Some very pointed questions must be answered before the AMCE wins so much as a returned telephone call.