Who are these people flooding into Europe in such vast numbers?
We are told that they are refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern states. But a close look at the photos shows a notable absence of women, children, infants and old people. Mostly, we see young men of military age, all carrying cellphones.
Are they Syrians? We have no idea. The Turkish gangs that smuggle them into Europe also provide false passports. How many of these men are active jihadists? Again, we have no idea.
Last Shabbat, my wife Karen was out of town. Close friends, unwilling to let yours truly endure a Shabbat dinner alone, invited me for the Friday night meal.
Also present was a family from Los Angeles: a physician, his mother and his two daughters.
The physician, Dr. M., was born on the Tunisian island of Djerba, but his family immigrated to France in the 1960s because of Arab Muslim persecution of Jews.
Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi is the “spiritual leader” of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a “prominent Islamic scholar.” Here’s a sample of his spirituality and scholarship:
As Seraphic Secret has been saying from day one of the so-called Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood will seize or get elected to power in Egypt—where the MB were just declared winners—Libya, Tunisia and Syria. It’s no coincidence that in the past six days over 150 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza where Hamas, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, rules with an iron fist.
And of course, because Fast and Furious was such a resounding success President Obama has now created a Fast and Furious program for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.
The Islamic Society of North America? has deep ties to the Obama administration. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s most trusted confidant, was the keynote speaker at their 2009 convention. And Ingrid Mattson, the group’s former president, was invited by Obama to deliver a prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2009.
A major American Islamist organization close to the Obama administration will host Tunisian Islamist Rachid Ghannouchi at its national conference in late August. The invitation is one of the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) most visible engagements with Islamist politics taking charge in the Middle East.
Despite ISNA’s insistence that Ghannouchi is “an advocate of religious tolerance and freedom, women’s rights, [and] non-violent leadership,” the chief of Tunisia’s Ennahda party has an extremist record.
Ghannouchi was denied a visa to the United States in the 1990s and much of this decade for a series of violently anti-American comments. He was only admitted into the country last year for a whirlwind tour, which included the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and several think tanks, after his party won power in Tunisian elections.