Secretary Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama’s handpicked leader of the Department of Homeland Security, appeared this week at an annual assembly of Muslim leaders in which he’ll share the spotlight with some of the nation’s most suspicious practitioners of Islam. The event hosted by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) this year is being held in Rosemont, Illinois, and the theme is listed as: “Turning Points: Navigating Challenges, Seizing Opportunities.”
During his speech, Secretary Johnson stated: “As part of that, it is a privilege for me to be present in person here today, to speak to you, this full convention of the Islamic Society of North America. I’m told that I am the highest ranking U.S. government official and the first sitting cabinet officer to ever speak in person before this convention. I welcome that, as you have welcomed me. I am proud to have broken that glass ceiling, and to have created the expectation, in the future, that government officials of my rank will attend your annual convention.”
“Once again, reading between the lines of the speech, we learn that prior to Johnson — and Obama — no U.S. administration would give radical Islamists the ‘cover’ they seek in pulling the wool over the eyes of Americans,” said former police detective Sid Franes. “If Johnson would spend more time protecting the American people and less time spreading political ‘fertilizer’ perhaps there would be fewer terrorist incidents and killings of citizens by illegal aliens,” he added.
As is the modus operandi (M.O.) for Barack Obama’s administration, Secretary Johnson made it sound as if the American people are the enemy — the bad guys — and Muslims are the “put-upon” minority who need the Democratic Party machine to protect them.
According to an intelligence report from Dr. Lyle Rapacki, head of Sentinel Intelligence Services, the ISNA was established in July 1981 by U.S-based members of the Muslim Brotherhood with a background as leaders of the Muslim Students Association (MSA).
As author and terrorism expert Steven Emerson puts it, ISNA “grew out of the Muslim Students Association, which also was founded by Brotherhood members.” Indeed, Muslim Brothers would dominate ISNA’s leadership throughout the Society’s early years. Striving “to advance the cause of Islam and serve Muslims in North America so as to enable them to adopt Islam as a complete way of life,” ISNA was highly dependent upon Saudi funding during its early years.” — from Discover the Networks, according to Rapacki’s report.
Besides Secretary Johnson, speakers included Yasir Qadhi, who has taught that Muslims can seize the property of non-Muslims in jihad: “The life and property of a mushrik [one who worships others besides Allah] holds no value in the state of jihad….which means if they don’t say la illaha illa Allah, their lives and property are halal” — that is, permitted to be taken by the Muslims.”
Dalia Mogahed was another scheduled speaker who served in the past as Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs She once appeared on a British television show aired by the pro-Sharia group Hizb ut-Tahrir, where she said: “Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.”
“How have we misunderstood Islamic law? We have associated it with ‘maximum criminal punishments’ and laws that…to many people seem unequal to women.” The Western view of Sharia was “oversimplified,” she claimed: most Muslim women worldwide, she said, associate it with “gender justice.” Mogahed, claims she helped in the drafting of President Obama’s Cairo speech to the Muslim world that kicked off Obama’s apology tour, and she was appointed to serve on the President’s Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Another speaker, according to Rapacki’s report, was Tariq Ramadan. Rapacki pointed out that French journalist Caroline Fourest in Brother Tariq revealed that Ramadan is “remaining scrupulously faithful to the strategy mapped out by his grandfather [Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna], a strategy of advance stage by stage” toward the imposition of Islamic law in the West. She notes that he uses terms such as “law” and “democracy” with “carefully crafted new definitions,” permitting him to engage in “an apparently inoffensive discourse while remaining faithful to an eminently Islamist message and without having to lie overtly — at least not in his eyes.”
And then there is the celebrated Khizr Khan. Intelius records that Khizr Khan has worked at Hogan Lovells Llp. According to Jim Kouri at the Conservative Base, “Hogan Lovells LLP, another U.S. firm hired by the Saudis, is registered to work for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia through 2016, disclosures show. Robert Kyle, a lobbyist from the firm, has bundled $50,850 for Clinton’s campaign.” The Free Beacon added that the Saudi government has “supplied the Clinton Foundation with millions. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given between $10 and $25 million to the foundation while Friends of Saudi Arabia has contributed between $1 and $5 million.”
“Why is the DHS Secretary appearing among this rogue’s gallery? The answer is obvious: because he shares their agenda,” claims Dr. Rapacki.