GMBDR: U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Support Leader Chosen By Syrian Opposition To Head Interim Government
“So far, U.S. media has completely failed to identify any of these positions held by Mr. Hitto who has now become the fourth U.S. Muslim Brotherhood figure to be identified as part of the Syrian National Council. According to an Al-Jazeera report, Hitto founded the Coalition of Free Syria activist group in 2011, and become a national board member of the Syrian American Council the following year. The same report says he is a member of the recently formed National Coalition.” – GMBDR,
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report EXCLUSIVE:
U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Support Leader Chosen By Syrian Opposition To Head Interim Government.
GlobalMB @ March 19, 2013
U.S. media is reporting that Ghassan Hitto, known to have been a leader in several U.S. Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas support organizations, has been elected by the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as head of an interim government in Syria. …
At least half of the Board of Directors of the Muslim Legal Fund (MFLA) is comprised of individuals who are leaders in U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) which operates the Dallas Central Mosque that has been known to be tied to Hamas support. Perhaps the most notable of the MFLA board members is Hatem Bazian, President of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and also part of the U.S. Hamas support infrastructure, …
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: Having a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to head the interim Syrian government seems to be a logical progression considering the lead taken by the MB in supporting the Syrian Revolution. Logistics, funding and lobbying efforts have been orchestrated by U.S. based MB organizations. The issue that probably had the most weight is the U.S. government decision to financially/militarily support the SNC directly, thanks to the influence of American MB members and affiliated groups with the current administration.
The failure of the U.S. media to report the controversial past positions held by Mr. Hitto is not surprising considering the PR spin efforts of Muslim advocacy groups to label any reports of links to MB activity and documented terror fund-raising efforts as being “Islamaphobia”. This has been very effective, greatly facilitating MB efforts to sway U.S. domestic and foreign policy decisions.. Take the recent example of former Bush AG Michael Mukasey speaking at CPAC regarding the threat of the MB in America. Left-wing media outlets and blogs quickly applied dismissive labels and apparently, at least one report had been prepared prior to the speech.
- How the Muslim Brotherhood Hijacked Syria’s Revolution (culturaljihad.wordpress.com)
- Rebels pick US citizen as Syrian prime minister (seattletimes.com)
Ya Libnan | World News Live from Lebanon
By Hassan Hassan, March 13, 2013
No one in Syria expected the anti-regime uprising to last this long or be this deadly, but after around 70,000 dead, 1 million refugees, and two years of unrest, there is still no end in sight. While President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal response is mostly to blame, the opposition’s chronic failure to form a viable front against the regime has also allowed the conflict to drag on. And there’s one anti-Assad group that is largely responsible for this dismal state of affairs: Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Throughout the Syrian uprising, I have had discussions with opposition figures, activists, and foreign diplomats about how the Brotherhood has built influence within the emerging opposition forces. It has been a dizzying rise for the Islamist movement. It was massacred out of existence in the 1980s after the Baathist regime put down a Brotherhood-led uprising in Hama. Since then, membership in the Brotherhood has been an offense punishable by death in Syria, and the group saw its presence on the ground wither to almost nothing. But since the uprising erupted on March 15, 2011, the Brotherhood has moved adroitly to seize the reins of power of the opposition’s political and military factions.
According to a figure present at the first conference to organize Syria’s political opposition, held in Antalya, Turkey, in May 2011, the Brotherhood was initially hesitant to join an anti-Assad political body. The group had officially suspended its opposition to the Baathist regime in the wake of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza in 2009, and it pulled out of an alliance with Abdul Halim Khaddam, a former Syrian vice president who defected in 2005.
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: The umbrella group for opposition groups in Syria is the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, commonly called the Syrian National Coalition. Of the 60 seats comprising the coalition, 22 of those are held by the Syrian National Council – an organization primarily composed of Syrian Muslim Brotherhood members. On February 28, 2013, the United States announced it would provide $60m in “non-lethal” assistance to the Syrian National Coalition. As of last week, there has been confirmation that the United States has been also providing military training as well.
- U.S. Arming and Training Radical Islamists in Syria (vineoflife.net)