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Conspiracy Theory alleging members of the Muslim Brotherhood
have infiltrated parts of the Obama Administration, including the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS).
iRumorMill.com Determination: Unproven Conspiracy Theory
There are Muslims in high offices within the Obama
Administration, but no evidence has been presented to prove either way that
these men are members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
One popular iRumor circulating the Internet names six men who are Muslims and some versions calls them "devout." These men are:
Arif Alikhan, a DHS member since 2006, during the Bush Administration, and was
first appointed in Los Angeles as Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security
and Public Safety. Alikhan was born in the U.S. and raised by parents who
immigrated from Pakistan and India. His job description has included educating our
military and government on the psyche and culture of the terrorists fighting for
Al Qaeda and ISIS. DHS director Janet Napolitano
him to Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in 2009.
Imam Mohamed Magid came to the U.S. from Sudan in 1987 and is a naturalized citizen. Contrary to what iRumors say, there is no Sharia Czar at the White House. He was appointed by President Barack Obama appointed to the DHS in the Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. Magid was present at the January 22, 2013 inaugural ceremony of President Obama.
The most controversial of the six men is Mohamed Elibiary,
an advisor to the DHS and a member of the Advisory Council. According to a
June , 2014
article by Breitbart, Elibiary has been quite vocal about his enthusiasm of
Sharia and events in the Muslim nations, he is reported to have tweeted
“inevitable that [the] Caliphate returns.” The caliphate decrees that "all
citizens would be forced to comply with the highly oppressive Islamic Sharia
In November 9, 2011, a CBN News article reported Elibiary's 2004 appearance at a Texas conference where he honored Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. Elibiary called him a "great Islamic visionary." He was accused to have abused his security clearance to leak portions of DHS and FBI documents to the press as evident that "Islamophobia" was present in Governor Rick Perry's administration in Texas.
Eboo Patel served on President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and immigrated from Mumbai, India with his parents. Patel was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, attended Glenbard South High School and later earned a degree in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From there he went to Oxford to get his doctorate in Sociology as a Rhodes Scholar.
Rashad Hussain was born in Wyoming and raised in
Plano, Texas by parents immigrated to the U.S. from India. Today he is an advocate
for religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries. He graduated from the Greenhill
School in Dallas and later earned his bachelor’s degrees in both philosophy
and political science at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill . In 2009 he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney
as well as an Associate Counsel to the Obama Presidential Transition
Team. President Obama appointed him in 2010 to serve as the United
States Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In January 2013
he was awarded the Distinguished Honor Award for "exceptionally outstanding
service to the agencies of the U.S. Government resulting in achievements of
marked national or international significance."
Salam al-Marayati immigrated with his family from Bagdad, Iraq when he was 4-years-old and is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He studied Bio-Chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles wher earned a bachelors of science degree. Al-Marayati is the founder and president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Al-Marayati's political activity includes membership in the Executive Committee of the California Democratic Party and serving as a delegate at the 1992 and 1996 Democratic National Convention. As a writer for the Islamic magazine, The Minaret, he has reported on the events at Republican conventions. Al-Marayati was appointed by the President in 2012 to server in the U..S. delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe forum in Poland. Because of his criticism of Israel and allegations that "the Jewish state should be added to the list of 9/11 terror suspects," critics of the Obama administration have questioned where his loyalty stands.
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