The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) organized an event at which a Catholic Cardinal used Islamic phrases and praised ‘Muhammad the prophet’. MPAC is a group with extensive connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and its Executive Director Salam al-Marayati has been identified by the Investigative Project on Terrorism as an infiltrator of the Obama administration, as has the head of another group who had speakers at the event.
Welcome to where ‘bridge-building’ and ‘interfaith dialogue’ leads, via the Daily Caller:
Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C.
“In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. That praise of the Islamic deity is an important phrase in Islam, is found more than 100 times in the Koran, and is akin to the Catholic prayer, ”In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
McCarrick next claimed that “Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching.”
In addition to MPAC, the largest Muslim Brotherhood front group in the U.S. was also represented at the event. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was identified in the Holy Land Foundation trial as one of 29 Muslim groups in the U.S. that seeks the destruction of the U.S. from within. That apparently didn’t bother McCarrick:
“We are together on this against evil, we are against killing, we are against destruction… God bless you in this work you do,” McCarrick said to the Muslim speakers, which included representatives from one group — the Islamic Society of North America — that was implicated in a conspiracy to smuggle funds to the Hamas terror group that recently launched another bombardment of thousands of rockets at Israeli Jews.
“We believe that Islam is a religion which helps people, not kills them… the Muslim community has always taught this,” McCarrick said.
“I’m privileged to be able to lend my voice to the voice of many of my friends here,” he said about the Sept. 10 meeting, which was designed to help U.S.-based Islamic groups avoid the public disgust with The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The President of the ISNA is Mohamed Magid, who was also identified by IPT as a Muslim Brotherhood infiltrator of the Obama administration:
As unfortunate as McCarrick’s solidarity with Muslim Brotherhood front groups is, it has been America’s leaders who have for years sent the message that it’s ok. In the days after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush expressed solidarity with one of Magid’s predecessors, ISNA President Muzammil Siddiqi:
Then, in December of 2005, McCarrick posed for a group photograph at the U.S. State Department and was seated next to then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Standing directly behind Rice in the photo is today’s ISNA President Magid: