Two days after an act of war was committed against the United States in both Egypt and Libya, on sovereign American territory, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the Ben Franklin Room in Washington, D.C., celebrating the end of Ramadan (Eid Mubarak). With her was Ali Sulaiman Aujali, Libya’s Ambassador to the United States, who resigned from that position under Gadhafi in early 2011 but became Libya’s Ambassador to the U.S. again in August of that year.
Here is how Clinton began her speech, via the State Department website:
Good evening, and although I am many weeks overdue in saying it: Eid Mubarak. No matter how belated we are honoring Eid and the end of Ramadan, this is a cherished tradition here at the State Department. And I would like to thank all of you for being here, including the many members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Tonight, our gathering is more somber than any of us would like. This comes during sad and difficult days for the State Department family. We lost four Americans. They were good and brave men. They were committed to the cause of building a brighter future for the people of Libya. And we condemn the violence in the strongest terms, the violence against our posts in Benghazi, in Egypt, and now in Yemen.
The Libyan ambassador is with us tonight, and I want to take a moment to thank him for the support that his government and the Libyan people have shown to the United States in this tragedy, particularly the outpouring of feelings of grief and loss because of the killing of our ambassador.
Ambassador Aujali, would you mind saying a few words?
Before we get to the words of Aujali, perhaps we should take a look at his previous positions as well as his willingness to associate with Muslim Brotherhood-connected groups. AllGov reported in February of 2011 that Aujali was a supporter of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing:
In September 2009, he defended the transfer of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from Scotland to Libya by explaining that most Libyans thought Megrahi was falsely convicted.
Question: What did al-Megrahi and the perpetrators of the 9/11/12 attacks have in common?
Answer: The blood of dead Americans on their hands.
In July of 2011, one month before he became ambassador again, Aujali spoke at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention. Not only that but he was introduced by none other than Council on American Islamic Relations Chicago (CAIR-Chicago) Executive Director Ahmed Rehab.
How many times must it be said that both the ISNA and CAIR were unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorism financing trial in the United States? The ISNA was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood group (by a Muslim Brotherhood document) that seeks the destruction of the United States from within.
One day after the recent 9/11 attacks, Aujali appeared alongside ISNA President Mohamed Magid and Haris Tarin, the director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Two other individuals present are case studies in how Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.S. provide politically correct cover for themselves by forming ‘interfaith’ coalitions, which are made up of useful dupes or complicit deceivers. In this instance, those two men are Rabbi David Saperstein and Rev. Welton Gaddy.
Incidentally, Tarin, Magid, and Saperstein each have something in common when it comes to Huma Abedin, Clinton’s closest advisor. They all have either defended her or, in Magid’s case, sat with her at the White House iftar dinner last month, at which Barack Obama spoke in support of Abedin.
Of course, Aujali, at both the event on September 12th with Magid, Tarin, et. al. and at the Eid dinner on the 13th, expressed sympathy for the victims of the 9/11/12 attacks.
Indications are that the attacks on U.S. Embassies in Cairo, at least, had the backing of the Salafist Nour Party. It’s important to understand that Salafism is essentially the Muslim Brotherhood without the mask. An example might be the contrast between the most recognized cleric in Great Britain – Salafist Anjem Choudary – and Ground Zero mosque Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf. Both men seem to seek similar ends but through different means.
When Salafists – who seem to have no trouble waving al-Qaeda flags – commit acts of violence and murder, as was committed in the 9/11 attacks of both 2001 and 2012, Brotherhood entities and individuals necessarily must distance themselves from such things, especially in the United States.
(If you remember, CAIR went out of its way to align with George W. Bush after 9/11/01)
Secretary of State Clinton then spoke again after Aujali was finished. When Clinton herself was done speaking, she introduced an interesting individual to the podium. Said Clinton:
Let me now call to the stage someone who has been a tremendous assistance to me in these efforts. Farah Pandith is the Department’s first Special Representative to Muslim Communities. And from the beginning, she has made reaching out to young people and civil society her top priority. Farah will introduce you to three young leaders who I am very proud of.
In 2010, the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report (GMBDR) wrote about Pandith’s visit to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS). Pandith communicated that she had lunch with OCIS fellows, which she divulged via twitter. GMBDR had the following to say about the OCIS fellows:
The Oxford Centere has numerous ties to Saudi Arabia and the global Muslim Brotherhood. For example, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Centre is Abdullah Omar Naseef who has held important positions in Saudi Arabia including serving as Vice-President of the Kingdom’s Shura Council, President of King Abdul Aziz University, and was Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) from 1983-1993. In addition to his role as Oxford Centre Board Chairman, Dr. Naseef has also been associated with other UK Islamist organizations including the Islamic Foundation and the Markfield Institute for Advanced Studies. Other Oxford Centre Trustees of note include:
- Prince Turki Al-Faisal (former head of Saudi intelligence and former Saudi ambassador to the US)
- Abdullah Gul (Prime Minister of Turkey, recently awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Jeddah)
- Ali A Mazrui (US scholar with connections to the US Muslim Brotherhood)
Until 2006, global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi also served as an Oxford Centre Trustee.
Abdullah Omar Naseef is the same man behind the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, the Institute at which none other than Huma Abedin worked for 12 years, before taking her current position with Hillary Clinton.
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the book, Unsung Davids