Obama’s Brother headed for Egypt’s Terror Watch List?

By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack

Several prominent Egyptian media sources are reporting that Malik Obama, half-brother to President Barack Obama is quickly becoming a person of interest in that country relative to his role with the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) – based in bordering Sudan – and the larger Muslim Brotherhood umbrella group. Complaints have been filed with Egypt’s Prosecutor General that call for Malik to be put on Egypt’s terror watch list and brought in for questioning about his role in financing terrorism.

Egypt's Attorney General: Hisham Barakat

Egypt’s Attorney General: Hisham Barakat

The following is a direct translation from an article from Youm7:

“Dr. Ahmed Nabil Ganzory, in his capacity as lawyer and agent for Dr. Sadik Rauf Obeid, and resident in the United States of America, filed a complaint with Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat, against Malik Obama, accusing him of supporting terrorism in Egypt and for his involvement in managing the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO). The complaint also asks to include Chancellor Tahani Al-Jebali to substantiate claims against Obama

Complaint No. 1761 for the year 2013 reported to the Attorney General asked the Egyptian High Court to consider the suspicious activity of a group called the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which is owned and managed by Malik Obama. This group is now being investigated by international bodies and the attached evidence proves beyond a reasonable doubt that a close link exists between Malik Obama and some of the most notorious characters already wanted for their involvement in terrorism, as is consistent with the pictures and reports attached…

The complaint also asks the court to bring in Malik Obama – a resident of the United States – to be questioned in regards to the terrorist groups in Egypt, whether by inciting or participating with or in any form of support punishable by law. It seeks permission to declare Obama a defendant in his right outside Egypt diplomatically, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the case of non-appearance and compliance for the investigation, the complainant requests monitoring [Mr. Obama] by including his name on all Egyptian airports and ports, and take the necessary legal steps.” {emphasis ours}

Note that the complaint also calls for the inclusion of Tahani Al-Jebali, former Chancellor of the Constitutional Court of Egypt and current adviser. This is indeed significant because Jebali has already gone on public record with claims that Barack Obama’s brother is a major player with the Muslim Brotherhood. As we reported at the time, Jebali’s claims corroborated our claims, as does the aforementioned complaint.

Ganzory, the man who filed the complaint, is identified as an Egyptian constitutional law expert. He was recently interviewed by El-Balad TV and said the following during that interview:

“I have what it takes to convict Obama’s brother in financiering terrorism.”

He added…

“Malik Obama will be brought to face justice in Egypt if and when these charges are proven.”

Here is that interview (it is in Arabic but you can hear Ganzory say “Malik Obama” at the :17 mark):

As reported by prominent Egyptian newspaper Al-Wafd, another complaint was filed with Barakat against Malik Obama, this one by Sami Sabri. This complaint, however, includes identifying President Barack Obama as the conduit who facilitated Malik’s illegal financial gains resulting from raising monies in the U.S. that have been used to fund operations that support a terror network. The report stated that the complaint realizes that it will not result in bringing President Obama to face justice but that it will present the Egyptian people with the facts about the atrocities committed by the Muslim Brotherhood and how the Barack Obama administration has acted as the group’s facilitator and protector.

On August 23, 2013, Al-Wafd reported on another complaint which asked to place Malik Obama on Egypt’s terror watch list and that President Obama’s half-brother be prohibited from ever entering Egypt. Dostor reported on this as well. While both linked articles are in Arabic, photos of Barack and Malik are included.

The Prosecutor General in Egypt – Hisham Barakat – is that country’s equivalent to the Attorney General in the U.S., a position currently held by Eric Holder. That appears to be where the similarities end. Barakat’s brief history as the top law enforcement officer includes a swift and severe crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood while Holder’s Department of Justice has consistently run interference for the group. Terrorism expert Steve Emerson took it a bit further, saying that Holder is in bed with the group. Another difference is that these recent complaints are all over the Egyptian media while any news critical of the Brotherhood in the U.S. is suppressed by a very sympathetic media.

When we learned via Gateway Pundit that Al-Jazeera posted two tweets by Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institute’s Doha Center in Qatar, it didn’t make sense. One of the tweets referenced an “Egyptian newspaper” which included a headline that identified Barack Obama as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The other tweet included an image of an Al-Wafd article with a reference to what appears to be Saad al-Shater, the son of Muslim Brotherhood deputy Khairat al-Shater, who reportedly suggested that his father has documents that will seriously damage the U.S. President. We wrote about this last month and identified it as Addendum F in our “Ironclad” report, which has since been bolstered with time, additional reporting by Fox / AP, and quite likely, Hamid’s protestations, via twitter.

Why did Pro-Muslim Brotherhood writer tweet article damaging to the Obamas?

Why did Pro-Muslim Brotherhood writer tweet article damaging to the Obamas?

A quick perusal of Hamid’s writings reveals a very pro-Muslim Brotherhood viewpoint. Here is an interview with him on CNN this past July in which he bemoans the plight of the Brotherhood in Egypt and seems to be more in line with the Obama administration’s position:

As an aside, during a trip to Egypt last month, Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns seemed to take more interest in the elder al-Shater than any other Brotherhood leader. Burns met with al-Shater for 90 minutes under the cover of darkness in an apparent attempt to work out a solution between the Brotherhood and the new Egyptian government. According to ABC News, attempts were made to downplay the content, duration, and significance of the meeting by a Brotherhood spokesman. Did this meeting include any discussion about what al-Shater might have on Obama? This was the same week that Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went to Egypt to plead for the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders as well. That same ABC article reports McCain and Graham were “dispatched” by Obama, essentially as emissaries instead of doing so on their own.

Why? To work for the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders on behalf of Obama, not independently as members of a “co-equal” branch of Government.

Bill Burns: Met with the jailed Khairat Al-Shater for 90 Minutes on August 4th.

Bill Burns: Met with the jailed Khairat Al-Shater for 90 Minutes on August 4th.

As we reported here, Hamid was listed as a participant at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum (IWF) that took place in Doha, Qatar this past June. The IWF was co-sponsored by Hamid’s Brookings Institute and featured multiple Muslim Brotherhood members, sympathizers, and apparatchiks. The National Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad was there, as was Mohamed Magid, the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the largest Muslim Brotherhood group in America. Incidentally, Barack Obama praised both the ISNA and Magid by name just this week.

Shockingly, Thomas Pickering, the Chairman of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) that found no one accountable for security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans, was also listed as a participant at the US-IWF. Regardless of what specific gaggle of terrorists is found responsible for the Benghazi attack, the Muslim Brotherhood was responsible as the parent group.

Pickering: Participant at US-IWF this past June.

Pickering: Participant at US-IWF this past June.

For more about attendees at the US-IWF, we direct you to Addendum A of our “Ironclad” Report.

We’d like to thank Hamid for sending out those tweets because, without them, we would not have learned about all of these other developments. This begs a simple question:

If Hamid is sympathetic to the Brotherhood, why would he help bring Egyptian newspapers that are exposing the Obamas, more exposure?

It very well may be an indication of just how prominent this news is in Egypt and the Middle East. The left always prefers to ignore evidence that will expose it. When scandals become too big to ignore, smear tactics, spin, and diversions become necessary. All one has to do to confirm this is look at western media; examples abound. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, etc. These scandals are dismissed and ignored as much as possible. The media only covers such stories when it absolutely has to. Perhaps a case in point is the ACORN scandal of 2009, when undercover video by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles revealed a shocking reality that could no longer be ignored, though not for lack of trying. During a radio interview, at the height of these revelations being made known, ABC’s Charlie Gibson actually said, “I don’t even know about it.” This perfectly illustrated a time when denials are so blatantly obvious that they become more damning than admissions.

Sorry, Charlie, you should have been fired, either for lying or for being incompetent:

There comes a point when scandals can reach critical mass and ignoring them doesn’t work. One example is when State Department whistleblower Gregory Hicks testified in front of the House Oversight Committee on May 8, 2013. It was powerfully damning testimony for the Obama administration in general and the State Department in particular. The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes had been producing bombshell reports prior to this testimony but the story was thrust onto a larger stage when mainstream media reporters like ABC’s Jonathan Karl put it there; Karl’s May 10th report gave the scandal much more exposure because of where he worked.

Coincidentally, something else happened on May 10th. The IRS Scandal was born when Lois Lerner, Director of that entity’s Tax Exempt Division was found to have planted a question that would be asked of her at a meeting on that day. The question had to do with the IRS targeting Tea Party groups. This IRS Scandal diverted attention away from Benghazi at a very critical time for the administration. Rep. Michele Bachmann went so far as to suggest this was done intentionally to divert attention away from a Benghazi scandal that could no longer be spun.

If this is true, it was a gross miscalculation, not just because the IRS scandal seemed to resonate with more Americans but because this scandal actually helped us discover Malik Obama’s connection to the Islamic Da’Wa Organization (IDO). In fact, Malik received expeditious and illegal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from… you guessed it, Lois Lerner.

Lois Lerner's signature at the bottom of Malik Obama's tax-exempt approval letter.

Lois Lerner’s signature at the bottom of Malik Obama’s tax-exempt approval letter.

Whether intentional or not, the IRS scandal began as a diversion but it appears to have done more to compound the Obama administration’s problems rather than mitigate them.

Barack and Malik Obama in the Oval Office.

Barack and Malik Obama in the Oval Office.

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