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Retired General: Muslim Brotherhood inside U.S. government

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On Thursday, retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney confirmed the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. government while discussing a new tell-all book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates at Washington's WMAL, WND's Bob Unruh reported.

“We’ve got Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. government today," Gen. McInerney said.

Gen. McInerney said Gates was doing the nation a service by exposing the decision-making process in the Oval Office, but said he should have done it sooner.

The former assistant vice chief of staff said he didn't have exact names but said "there’s a list of them, at least 10 or 15 of them in the U.S. government.”

“There are a whole host of people in this government," he added, saying that Islam experts Frank Gaffney or Claire Lopez would have more information.

One of those mentioned was Huma Abedin, who worked closely with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Her parents are Muslim Brotherhood. And her intuitions are in that direction,” Gen. McInerney said.

In 2012, WND reported that Abedin worked for a dozen years as an assistant editor for the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs for the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs. Unruh described the group as "effectively at the forefront of a grand Saudi plan to mobilize U.S. Muslim minorities to transform America into a strict Wahhabi-style Islamic state, according to an Arabic-language manifesto issued by the Saudi monarchy."

According to Gaffney's book, "The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration," the situation is actually worse than some members of Congress thought when they sought information from the administration.

In 2012, Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Louie Gohmert, R-Texas,, Tom Rooney, R-Fla., and Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., sent letters to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State demanding to know the depth of Muslim Brotherhood involvement in the government.

“The Muslim Brotherhood openly calls for violence against the United States, but we’re learning that this organization may be infiltrating our ranks, even within our military…We need our top security agencies to investigate thoroughly the degree to which members of this organization are active in our defense and intelligence communities, and what impact that has on our national security,” Rep. Rooney said.

At the time, they were called “McCarthites” and “Islamophobes,” but Gaffney said their concerns were more than valid.

Gaffney has also said the problem is not just limited to the Obama administration, but goes back to the days of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Worse yet, he has said Grover Norquist is involved with the Muslim Brotherhood.

While speaking at an Accuracy in Media conference in 2012, Gaffney said that American Muslim Council founder Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, an activist currently in prison for his role in an effort to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, "went to work with a guy many of you may know, to create what was known as the Islamic Free Market Institute—with Grover Norquist as its founding Chairman. This organization became a Muslim Brotherhood front group for the purpose of penetrating and subverting, from within, the conservative movement and the Republican Party."

Claire Lopez, a CSP senior fellow with The Gatestone Institute emphasized the fact that the infiltration of the government has been going on for a while.

“The careful insinuation of Muslim Brothers into positions from which they can exercise influence on U.S. policy began long before the attacks of 9/11, although their success has accelerated dramatically under the administration of President Barack Obama," she wrote, adding that the Brotherhood has been at it for longer than most know.

According to Lopez, the “massive Muslim Brotherhood organization network in the U.S., so patiently built up over the decades since that first Oval Office meeting in 1953 [with President Dwight D. Eisenhower], eventually gave it a prominence and (false) reputation of credibility that was unmatched by any other Islamic groups, moderate or otherwise.”

The situation has deteriorated to the point that an Egyptian newspaper claimed last year that Barack Obama is a "full-on" member of the organization.

Some called the claim "far-fetched," but others, like the conservative blog Weasel Zippers said the news "would certainly explain Obama’s inexplicable support for the Brotherhood."

Whether or not Obama is a member of the Brotherhood, Lopez said the organization's influence has had a detrimental impact on U.S. foreign policy.

"Under the Muslim Brotherhood-influenced Obama administration," she added, "U.S. policy has undergone such a drastic shift in the direction of outright support for these jihadist movements – from al-Qaida militias in Libya, to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and both al-Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood-linked rebels in Syria — that it is scarcely recognizable as American anymore.”

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