Obama Appoints Terrorist Supporter to Head Up New Counterterrorism Messaging Center

ByPamela Geller on February 18, 2015
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In yet another stunning development in Obama’s plan to turn the war on terror over to the terrorists, he’s ramping up a counter-defense headed up by a terror-tied operative, Rashad Hussain. Over 80 people will staff the newly-empowered center.

It seems Obama is turning the war on terror over to the terrorists.

Rashad Hussain is a hafiz, one who has committed the Quran memory. He currently serves as Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. I wrote about Hussain’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood back in 2010 when Obama first appointed him as special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states:

Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in pursuing the New Beginning that President Obama outlined in his June 2009 address in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Hussain previously served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussain was a legislative assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, where he focused on national security-related issues. Mr. Hussain received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Upon graduation, he served as a Law Clerk to Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Hussain also earned his Master’s degrees in Public Administration (Kennedy School of Government) and Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

However, in October 2000 Mr. Hussain spoke at a conference sponsored by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University (CMCU). The conference was titled “Islam, Pluralism, and Demoracy and featured many leaders of the global Muslim Brotherhood including former German diplomat Murad Hoffman, and International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) leaders Louay Safi, Jamal Barzinji, Hisham Al-Talib, and AbdulHamid Abusylayman. The AMSS was founded in 1972 as an outgrowth of the Muslim Student Association and has long been associated with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

In June 2002, Mr. Hussain was listed as part of a Congressional Staffers panel at the American Muslim Council’s (AMC) 11th annual convention. The AMC was headed at that time headed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, a leader in the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and currently imprisoned as part of a plot to assassinate the Saudi head of state, Crown Prince Abdullah. Other important leaders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji were also part of the AMC.

While at Yale Law School, Mr. Hussain was listed as part of the organizing committee for an April 2004 conference organized by a student organization known as the Critical Islamic Reflections (CIR) group. Among the CIR sponsors listed on the their web site was IIIT and the Fairfax Institute, the IIIT educational arm. IIIT is an important component of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and three of the key IIIT/Fairfax leaders Jamal Barzinji, Hisham Al-Talib, and Yaqub Mirza; were also associated with what has been called the SAAR network (Safa Group), a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia that was raided by the Federal government in March 2002 and which, until at least mid 2007, had been the subject of an ongoing investigation. Also listed as a CIR sponsor was ALIM, most likely referring to the American Learning Institute for Muslims and whose list of instructors includes some of the most important leaders of the U.S./global Muslim Brotherhood including Tariq Ramadan, Jamal Badawi, and Taha Al-Alwani.

In September 2004, while still a Yale law student, Mr. Hussain participated in a session at the annual conference of the Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) of the U.S. and Canada. The MSA has long been associated with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and at the session, Mr. Hussain appeared along side the daughter of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian and labeled Al-Arian’s prosecution “politically motivated persecution.” According to an archived notice in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs:

A session on civil rights called “Get up, Stand up; Stand up for your Rights: The State of Contemporary Civil Liberties” was held Sept. 5 at the annual conference for the Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada, held alongside the Islamic Society of North America’s 41st annual convention in Chicago. Laila Al-Arian, daughter of civil and political rights activist and Muslim leader Sami Al-Arian, opened the session with her father’s story. She gave a heart-wrenching, emotional account of an innocent man targeted for free-speech activities, whose rights were stripped thanks in part to the PATRIOT Act. Al-Arian, who has not yet been to trial, has been held in a federal penitentiary for over a year and a half. Al-Arian’s situation is one of many “politically motivated persecutions,” claimed Rashad Hussain, a Yale law student. Such persecution, he stated, must be fought through hope, faith, and the Muslim vote.

(It should be noted that in the latest version of the above report, the two sentences pertaining to Mr. Hussain have been removed, sometime after October 2007 according to the Internet Archive.)

In 2013 an Egyptian magazine reported about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the Obama administration at the highest level. They wrote of  Rashad Hussain that he  “maintained close ties with people and groups that [the magazine] says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America.”

“Obama Appoints Terrorist Supporter to Head Up Counterterrorism Messaging,February 18, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield, FPM

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Nothing to see here. Just lots of lectures on how we can best fight Islamic terrorism by covering up its Islamic basis. The arsonists are in charge of training firemen to fight fires.

The Obama administration is revamping its efforts to combat Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) propaganda. ISIS and its supporters produce “as many as 90,000 tweets and other social media responses every day,” reports The New York Times.

We’ll tweet against them on the beaches. We’ll curate content against them on the landing grounds.

The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, a component of the U.S. State Department, will spearhead the new campaign to fight the ISIS propaganda machine.

Rashad Hussain will replace Alberto Fernandez, the center’s director, according to The Times.

So a terrorist supporter will head up our counterterrorism messaging.

Why not just turn over the whole operation officially to the Muslim Brotherhood. Then the groups of Jihadists can debate each other on Twitter and we won’t have to pay for it. Or become corrupted by their messaging.

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  • Clare

    Surely this is a dark parody of a US President. The State Department needs to be dissolved; I think it is morphing into a “component” of the UN.

  • hurricanepaul

    What happened to the “checks-and-balances” in our government?
    Where is the outrage from the Republican-controlled Congress?

    • RAM500

      Congress keeps writing the checks, so progress doesn’t happen.

    • marla1

      Get the Bone head and old mitch McConnell out of congress!! Term limits so we no longer have CAREER POLITICIANS!!!The white house need new young blood with new strength and fighting power!!!

  • Jean Robertson

    It gets more bizarre by the day. And yeah, where is everybody?? Americans, I mean.

    • 4True

      Americans are nonentities in this administration. We lost the most of the nation in the last election thanks to fools.

      • jon wright

        Why does no one do anything about this American Ayatollah whose aim,as I see it, is to render the US impotent and ready to collapse.

        • sakovkt

          America has been infected with Socialism, just like Europe.
          W. Wilson and FDR were, basically, more socialist than American, and our WW2 victory just confirmed Progressivism as the Western Socialist scheme. It’s George Orwell’s “Social Democracy”, never mind that it’s really just the long road to Totalitarianism. Our Founders discussed that sort of thing and rejected it. Progressivism is just “Strength through Joy”, but without a nationalist-militarist backbone. Progressives are Cream Puff Nazis. And they’ve made it into a new ComIntern, with a smily face.
          It sounded like a really Cute Empire, until we tried to rule and found out that we couldn’t win wars and have now lost all our influence to Islamists and Russia.
          They present a Strong Man who will rule and, of course, Arab and European countries actually like that sort of thing.
          So do Democrats, but they’re too incompetent to actually do it.
          it took a while for the world to figure that out, but now, there isn’t really much stopping it.

      • Charles Martel

        Many of those fools were Ron Paul supporters, who refused to vote because “their” candidate was not the nominee. Thank you idiots!

    • honestynow

      Good question. Why aren’t we protesting en masse at the WH on a daily basis?

      • natalien555

        cuz we’re too busy being slaves to our jobs and focused on the American dream. Most people have no idea anything is even wrong….the simply ignorant and the wilfully ignorant SMH :/

        • honestynow

          Likely!
          I’m sure most of you are already doing this, but….. if we could each enlighten and educate just 1-2 people, maybe we’d have a chance.

  • Cate

    I swear, this is almost comical. We the People can see the problems, but our government is surely blind. From the inimitable words from James Spader’s character on the Blacklist, “there is no good and bad, there are only players”, that quote seems to sum things up regarding our government.

    • tom goddijn

      He is not blind, knows exactly what’s going on

  • pdxnag

    With less than two years remaining in Obama’s presidency the only question left is whether his continued descent into Islamic/Leftist “extremist” madness will accelerate linearly or logarithmically.

    • RAM500

      Exponentially.

      • laurelj100
  • hurricanepaul

    This is Obama’s way of “getting to the root of the problem why we have so many radical Muslims in the world”.
    Hiring this terrorist is part of Obama’s, “Jihad-Ready Jobs Program” designed to take the jihadists off the street and into a good job.

  • david wilson

    This is like watching Dr. Strangelove all over again

  • No Quarter

    WTF!!! This joker needs to go asap.

  • DVult

    Screw outreach and dialogue. Just kill all the terrorists.

  • Darrell Standing

    http://www.imcdb.org/i006458.jpg

    “Oh look there’s going to be a fire”!

  • Mickey Oberman

    And so, children, that fantasy land that was called The United States of America slowly and then faster and faster disappeared and was replaced by a very bad place where everyone was sad all day long and worse at night. Brrrr.
    So always be good to your friends, my little ones, and do what is right.

    • jon wright

      as a Canadian I remember traveling to the US with such anticipation. I must say that recently my trips felt like going to some backward country. From what I see Buraq Ob.,the US Ayatolla has brought shame to a once great nation.

  • sandra schmidt

    If this does not call for impeachment, I don’t know what does. He has allowed the islamists to infiltrate our government, and Boehner and the other RINOs do nothing. I bet if the house impeached and the proper evidence of O’s treasonous actions was presented in the Senate trial that even the Dems would have to vote to convict O. This isn’t about a blue dress and some hanky panky, or even about perjury, it is about undermining our Constitutional Republic. If the RINOs don’t impeach him, I will never vote GOP again. It won’t matter anyway, as we probably won’t have a country to save after two more years of this.

    • Mickey Oberman

      “He has allowed the islamists to infiltrate our government, …”

      “allowed” nothing.
      He has pushed decent people aside to make room for his Mosque mates.

      • sandra schmidt

        Yup. Good correction.

    • 4True

      But Dems have already demonstrated they have neither the character nor decency to leave after after impeachment (Clinton). Their attitude is “who gives a f***? It would entail force- either arrest or the entire Congress walking into the White House and demanding he leave.(must include Biden and other traitors & collaborators with Muslim Brotherhood)

  • EugeneSavoy

    “There is no radical Islam. There is Islam.” – Mordechai Kedar

    • jon wright

      exactly!

  • laurelj100

    Just yet another fox guarding the hen house

  • Everyone Else

    It’s 5 PM and Obama just finished his speech to the countering extremism event.

    His speech can be described in 2 words “countering Islamaphobia”.

    He repudiates our natural reactions to Islamic aggression, and thereby tries to disarm us against that aggression.

    • jon wright

      I understand he had an anti Israeli speaker. Is that correct?

      • Everyone Else

        Correct, initials BHO.

        BHO blamed the problems in the mid-east on “colonialism”.
        This will be understood by the right as Brits,
        by the liberal-left as Americans,
        by the hard-left as Israel,
        and by the Muslims as Jews.

        A serve-yourself a-la-carte buffet of whatever grievance you’re prone to monger.

        The “grievance” is the ammunition of the Islamist, what allows them to do awful things.

        BHO is cunning in the way he serves up grievance while pretending to be presidential.

  • Marco

    He is a terrifying little imp whose goal is to force sharia and islam upon us and the rest of the world.

  • 17 more months of BHO in the Oval Office???

    God help us.

    • Curly Bill

      Good lord. It ain’t over til its over, Yogi.

    • Paula

      Oh, he will still be here after the 17 months. He will see to it by allowing some false flag to happen so he can declare Marshal law. Can’t have an election then.

  • Charles Martel

    With all the lawsuits against this man, has anybody thought of suing for treason? He is putting confirmed jihadists in government … Where are our representatives in Congress?

  • Steve Brown

    Every American must break ties with anybody that politically supports Jihad, even if that means abandoning your own; mother, father, children,sisters, brothers, and all relatives. We are under attack from within and if America elects another civilization Jihadist as POTUS our republic may perish forever.

  • Dr. Doomsday

    This idiot needs to be frog marched out and put in isolation.. at Gitmo!

  • Michaele Carvell

    Slash asshole Obama’s fuckin head off

  • Michaele Carvell

    Veterans need to take asshole Obama out

    • jon wright

      operation garbage removal

  • Michaele Carvell

    Asshole Obama’s death would be better

  • holy angel

    Screw all this, the Military needs to mow down these Islamic Brotherhood vultures like Egypt did to them and unseat everyone of their fat lying asses.

    • marla1

      The military needs to clean out the white house and sterilize it!!!If they don’t it will become a friggin mosque with in a year after the muslim slime or he should be called terrorist is allowed to bring into America a million more muslim slime!!!!

  • Darryl

    They keep pushing and pushing til we push back, marshall law is enacted, then we have a permanent dictator.

  • Michaele Carvell

    Behead asshole Obama

  • ordinary american

    Most of us who write something on these sites can see what has and is happening and whether we are still being lied to. Yet, our elected Senators, Representatives are deaf, dumb and blind to what this administration has and still is doing. There can only be two reasons for their lack of proactive action. The first, co-mission and the second omission. Either the Rat Bastrd RINO’s are bought and paid for or they are really DNC moles in the GOP. Where is the “Outrage” are the overt and flimsy lying coming from this Regime? Are there no “Loyal Opposition Leaders”. Will anyone of these politicians stand for America? Will they even Stand for anything?

  • chevymon77

    Mind boggling…not just one traitor, but a whole administration of them. And not a damn thing is being done. Our country is effed.

  • Hannah Abbott

    This has nothing to do with being “blind” or anything else like that. . .WHEN are you stupid people going to wake the frick up?????? HE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE. . . .OBAMA IS A JIHADIST.. .. . STOP giving him excuses .. .. you are embarrassing yourselves. . ..morons

  • Noah Rosenblum

    Obama will be arrested by the time his term will end on Jan 2017

    • harbidoll

      amen

    • yennikcm

      tar and feathers, exile to Kodiak island in September

    • Flower

      Yeah … from your lips to God’s ears…

  • Islam TheMonster

    You Americans have been conquered by the very forces you’ve assigned yourself to defeat. Obama, your Muslim President, is leading the Muslim forces against your country.

    Are you guys just going to debate all this here, and elsewhere on the net, or are you ready to defy this seditious traitor in your midst with genuine action before you are all at the mercy of this Monster, and the ‘Islamic Monstrosity’ that he is leading against you?

    • jon wright

      you see it plainly..good for you. Wish more would see that way,may end problem

  • Kevina Jones

    What is wrong with this guy, his wife and family won’t be immune when and I mean when sharia law is brought in fully to America. He needs to be kicked out and a strong honest president into office.
    Not quite so many problems here in Australia .

  • PhilLC

    the sooner America wakes up to what’s going on, the better!

  • sakovkt

    There is really no point in going to war with this administration.
    Might as well just get used to watching the Horror Show.

  • CharlestheHammer

    I’m ready to move to Israel at this point.

  • Caveman

    Well what we all suspected here is now shown to the world, clear for everybody to see. Barack Hussein Obama.

  • james

    Americans r sick of Washington and will show in voting . If we the people will vote. 60% of Americans vote, we the people need 100% to vote. Or we will not have a country. Think about it and your vote does count, so don’t fall for that my vote don’t count.

  • PawneeBill47

    At what point do we take to the streets? He has shattered our military command, done all he can to crash the economy and treated the American people as pawns, which his Walmartian voters are. WHEN do we begin organized revolution to stop this?

    • Flower

      Remember the 1 million bikers to went to D.C.? They were banned from the city, while 1 million Muslims were allowed to shove their butts in the air on the White House lawn. I don’t know what it will take, but violence in our streets sure isn’t the answer.

      • PawneeBill47

        So they said in 1774 too. 3% of colonists stood and fought, 7% supported them. Thank God for men with courage.

        • Jared Owen

          Yeah good thing they fought if they didn’t we might have healthcare similar to UKs healthcare system the healthcare system that’s paid for with taxes that’s equal to or less than US taxes, and doesn’t bill citizens individually anything yeah that one.

  • lowercaselettersonly

    And, some talking heads claim, “there is no proof that Barack Obama is a Muslim”, Bill OReilly, Monday night. What would prove it Bill, perhaps Obama doing a be heading himself. Every other thing he has done in the last two years is but circumstantial evidence? right. No wonder we can’t rescue anyone, someone in the Administration is warning them ahead of time. I cannot help but think that every speech this man gives has some secret message for his Muslim Brotherhood Friends in ISIS, oh excuse me he prefers to call them ISIL, because that name includes the lands of Israel. Imagine that, we call them ISIS and Radical Islam, and the president and his crew call them ISIL and radical terrorists. Could we be any further apart America?

    • jon wright

      Bet u B.O’R knows,just doesn’t want any problems. I have proof that he himself avowed that he was a Muzzlem in 2010 to the then Egyptian Foreign Minister.

  • omega2

    THIS JUST FINALLY PROVES THAT BOZO IS TOTALLY GIVING AWAY AMERICA TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PIGS BY CONTINULY APPOINTING THESE PIGS INTO HIGH GOVT. POSITIONS! NOW CAN BE ARRESTED FOR TRAITOR ACTS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION. OUR BENEDICT ARNOLD OF TODAY!

    • Flower

      Stop shouting!!

    • jon wright

      under the same situation I want to shout too. But what good is that anyway. ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS!

  • Walter Sieruk

    The above picture of Obama does bring to mind that in the month of August of the year 2010 I had attended a lecture series on the subject of Islam. After one of the lecture’s during the question part, one woman ask “Is Obama a Muslim ?” The one speakers who in times past was a Muslim and a Hezbollah member and an Iranian citizen but now a Christian and an American citizen answered he in stating “I don’t know if he is a Muslim but his deception is Islamic.” and “Whenever he talks he sounds just like a Muslim.” Also of Obama the speaker further said that “He is going to hurt this country.” Now in the year 2015 Obama by his politics , polices and words had indeed hurt this country and we may all be sure that he will continue to do so. Moreover, just in today’s newspaper in an article by the scholar, Thomas Sowell, he wrote about the jihadist threat and Obama and Mr. Sowell had a good point when he explained in this article. “”We will be lucky to get through the remainder of Obama’s term without a major catastrophe from which we might or might not recover.”

  • Typical of the Bastard in Chief’s cavalier attitude, he assigns yet another Muslim to his fantasy “football” team. Barack Insane Obama is using every underhanded trick and all of the socialist and communist plans that he can use. America Please Wake Up and Smell The Sulfur Burning. The Bastard in Chief and his Syndicate are leading us down the primrose path to Hades in a handbasket.The Obamanites, Hopium Smokers and Kool-Aid Drinkers are satisfied to allow him to proceed with his “fundamental change of the United States of America”. Obama’s cabal needs to put out of business.

  • Malek –Kazem

    Obama , First Step to USI ” ? !!

  • Jim Fox
  • RationalFearOfTerror

    The sign of a civilization ending is when they employ their enemies to defend their civilization.

    It would appear to me Obama has given up on the US as Hitler did with Germany in the end prepared to punish the citizens for failing to live up to their obscene policy. It would not surprise me if Obama has considered pushing the button

  • RationalFearOfTerror

    The sign of a civilization ending is when they employ their enemies to defend their civilization.

    It would appear to me Obama has given up on the US as Hitler did with Germany in the end prepared to punish the citizens for failing to live up to their obscene policy. It would not surprise me if Obama has considered pushing the button.

  • American Sniper

    This is way out of hand now! he’s gone too far! apologizing to and supporting terrorists while claiming he hates them is the ultimate blasphemy and hypocrisy! the Military needs to step in and take over the country and court martial Obama and his entire team that has supported him , just like they did to that turkey Morsi and thugs in Egypt. come on people sedition is the highest form of patriotism, dissent, infiltrate them, spread rumors,confuse them. expose them for their hypocrisy.

    • Flower

      The problem is that Valerie Jarrett is controlling the Pentagon and holding our military back. She has used Obama to fire over 300 top military brass in order to hobble the effectiveness of the entire military.

  • marla1

    The American ayatollah would think he was the supreme ruler of America if he heard you call him the ayatollah! Please don’t make such a comment! My wish is that he disappears in the middle of the ocean, as long as he is alive he will continually try to destroy America!!!