His name is Wilfredo Amr Ruiz. In addition to being Legal Counsel for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in South Florida, Ruiz is also a writer for the Huffington Post. He has written about Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin and guess whose side he’s taking?
Before we get to that, check out the groups that Ruiz champions.
As American Muslims grow in number, their presence is more evident in all sectors of society: business, academia, sports, non-profit organizations, civil rights organizations, education and propagation centers, and in politics. From few establishments representing varied Muslim interests fifteen years ago, the country has witnessed the emergence of a whole network of organizations catering to their needs. In addition to thousands of Islamic Centers and Muslim schools, there are many national institutions such as the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Council of North America (ICNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), Muslim Advocates, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Islam in Spanish, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and Zaytuna Institute among dozens of others.
Now that we’ve established that Ruiz is supporting groups with definitive and irrefutable ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, let’s look at his stance on the Huma Abedin controversy. Remember, Bachmann, et. al. raised questions (not accusations) about Abedin’s familial Brotherhood connections. They are connections that should – without question – preclude her from receiving a security clearance. Yet, Ruiz sides with her after making it known that he is on the side of Muslim Brotherhood groups.
American Muslims are gradually taking a proactive public role in American politics. It was reported that there were over 100 Muslim delegates participating in the Democratic Convention in North Carolina. This comes as no surprise as there are two Muslim Members of Congress in office: André Carlson (D-IN) and Keith Ellison (D-MN). Other Muslims hold relevant influential positions such as Huma Abedin, longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who recently fell victim to Representative Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt. The former presidential hopeful went on a bigoted outrage wrongfully accusing Abedin of having ties to Islamic extremists.
Once again, aside from the likes of John McCain and John Boehner, we add another notch into the belt of Huma Abedin defenders and it’s creating quite the profile. We must start asking why the defenders of Huma Abedin, in large part, seem to have affinity for Muslim Brotherhood groups.
At the Huffington Post, Ruiz identifies himself as a “Muslim Chaplain”. As Legal Counsel for CAIR, his connections to the Muslim Brotherhood should be suspect as well. In fact, as a hispanic, his use of the spanish language to recruit hispanics to Islam should be suspect as well. Here is a link to more information about Ruiz.
The historyscoper website identifies Ruiz as someone who promotes Islam among Latinos.
Did we mention that Ruiz supports Huma Abedin?
Incidentally, be sure to keep track of our running list of Huma Abedin’s defenders; Ruiz has just been added.