~For those unfamiliar with my old friend Sami, I bring you A Study in Sami , who last surfaced April 2012.
Obama’s Muslim Envoy Rashad Hussain Sympathetic To Sami Al-Arian:
A new group advocating for the restoration of Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt held a briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday. It is part of a series of events calling for “restoring democracy to Egypt.”
The MB has confirmed that it does not object to the election of women or Copts in cabinet, although it deems that both are “unsuitable” for presidency. The MB admits to creating the spin-off and brags they have the same objective.
But like similar efforts before it, the push by the newly-established Egypt Freedom Foundation involves people with ties to Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the United States. And, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that the event also attracted Sami Al-Arian to the Cannon Office Building on Capitol Hill. Al-Arian is a convicted terrorist-supporting felon who is still under a separate indictment for criminal contempt. Both cases involve his work with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group for which Al-Arian served as a board member.
JUST TWO days later (Yesterday) Chicago also saw this event
He did not speak during Thursday’s briefing, or at a follow-up event at a northern Virginia community college Friday night. But his presence, and his connections to the organizers, indicate that he may be more than a spectator.
The two events featured speakers critical of the Egyptian military for removing President Mohamed Morsi from office July 3, after days of massive street protests that reached historic proportions against his year-old rule. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate in Egypt’s 2012 elections.
Both events were sponsored by the Egypt Freedom Foundation, a new group incorporated in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, records show. The only listed officer, Ahmed Bedier, is a former Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter director who still raises money for the group.
On February 28, 2012 Muslim Brotherhood leader, Ahmed Bedier unleashed a “hate-speech” attack against all Florida Legislators and public employees at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. Bedier, a former CAIR official, displayed his true anti-woman, anti-white beliefs while speaking on the 22nd floor of the State Capitol during Muslim Capitol Day. The United West investigative team captured this shocking video and now releases it to the general public.
2 IMPORTANT POINTS Ahmed Bedier, with his hate-filled agenda, has disqualified himself from having any influence with the Florida legislators that he so intensely repudiates. If Ahmed Bedier has no interest in using shariah law in Florida then why is he against a law, he believes, prohibits shariah law?
If you are going to go after the muslim community, THEY are going to go after YOU! -Ahmed Bedier
Al-Arian also has acknowledged his past membership in the Muslim Brotherhood.
His contempt case has been frozen since 2009. Despite a written promise, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema has not ruled on pending motions to dismiss the case or let it proceed to trial. Al-Arian has been on house arrest, but in January, Brinkema issued an unsolicited order which greatly reduced restrictions on Al-Arian’s activities.
If the case were allowed to go forward, Al-Arian would face prison time if convicted. If he were acquitted, or if the contempt case were dismissed, he would face deportation under terms of his 2006 plea agreement for supporting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
“The evidence was clear in this case that you were a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” U.S. District Court Judge James Moody (D) said during Al-Arian’s sentencing. “You were on the board of directors and an officer, the secretary. Directors control the actions of an organization, even the PIJ; and you were an active leader.”
The Capitol Hill event was promoted on Twitter and attended by Mahdi Bray, former head of the Muslim American Society’s political arm. The Muslim American Society has strong roots in the Muslim Brotherhood.
Like Al-Arian, Bray is a convicted felon. Bedier and Bray staunchly defended Al-Arian during his run-ins with the criminal justice system. Bedier testified as a character witness for Al-Arian. Bedier, as the CAIR representative in Tampa, where Al-Arian was tried in 2005, routinely appeared in the media defending him.
* Mahdi Bray on YouTube.
On Friday, Bedier said his brother spent weeks in Rabaa Al Adaweya, where Muslim Brotherhood members camped out in protest of Morsi’s ouster. Amir invited Ahmed to visit the protest camps. Ahmed Bedier painted an idyllic picture of those camps Friday night, saying Egyptians of all backgrounds joined together, creating an “almost festive atmosphere” that featured everything from barber shops and grocery stores to a cell phone shop.
He said he saw no weapons or harassment. But videotape shows that people within the Brotherhood camp were armed, and the Brotherhood sanctioned attacks on Coptic Christian churches.
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