Regular readers might remember the name Haris Tarin. He is the Executive Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) in Washington, D.C. He is one of Huma Abedin’s defenders. Tarin was featured in an article at OnIslam that focuses on MPAC’s work with a group known as the National Security Network (NSN).
A Muslim activist is winning the admiration of Americans for his efforts to tackle issues that stoke tension between Muslims and non-Muslims and energize younger generations to balance between their faith and the western life.
“What I like about working with Haris and MPAC is that they understand both the needs of their community and the way Washington works,” Heather Hurlburt, director of the nonprofit National Security Network, told The Washington Post.
Hulburt’s group cooperated with Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) in Washington to hold a series of hearings on extremism in the US.
Aside from the infamous Samuel “Sandy” Berger and Gen. Wesley Clark listed as members of the NSN Advisory Council, the name another individual who was very involved in dealing with the threats of al-Qaeda in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, appears as a member of this Council.
His name is Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security in the Clinton administration.
Shockingly, Clarke said the following in 2003:
The common link here is the extremist Muslim Brotherhood – all of these organizations are descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers.
Considering the fact that Clarke understands the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy as well as the extremely close connections that MPAC has with that group, why would he be serving on an Advisory Council that seeks to partner with the likes of MPAC?