Saturday, August 11, 2012

“Duty is Calling us Now”

On August 8, 2012, the Center for Security Policy held a briefing in which the principal speaker was former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, the man who put away the Egyptian “blind sheikh” Omar Abdel-Rahman for the first bombing of the WTC in 1993.

Mr. McCarthy discussed the penetration of the United States Government by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood, and highlighted the family connections between Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s assistant — with publicly-affiliated Muslim Brotherhood organizations and terror groups.

Harsh criticism, notably by Senator John McCain, has been aimed at those who expose these issues and discuss them in public, but Mr. McCarthy makes it abundantly clear that congressional critics of Ms. Abedin have every reason to be concerned.

Below are video excerpts from Andrew McCarthy’s briefing and the Q&A following. The prepared text for his speech is available here, and a recording of the full briefing may be viewed here.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for compiling and uploading this video:

Jerry Gordon wrote about Mr. McCarthy’s briefing yesterday at the New English Review.

“Duty is Calling Us Now”: Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy on Muslim Brotherhood in America

Yesterday, I watched the Center for Security Policy briefing on the Muslim Brotherhood by Andrew C. McCarthy, former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District in Manhattan and author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. McCarthy was the prosecutor in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing federal trial in New York that resulted in the conviction and a life sentence for Egyptian blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman for that plot and planned bombings of New York City landmarks. One of the first actions by Egypt’s recently elected Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohammed Morsi, was to demand that Rahman be released by President Obama from his federal Super Max prison and immediately returned home to Egypt. McCarthy made reference to that demand from Egypt’s President Morsi and why federal prosecutors were successful in conviction of the blind Sheikh, a respected Islamic jurist who espoused jihad violence and was alleged to be a leader in the Egyptian terrorist group, al Gama’a al-Islamiyya. Al-Gama’a sought the overthrow of the Egyptian government and replacement with an Islamic Sharia compliant state. It was responsible for several hundred terrorist attacks in Egypt.

McCarthy offered effective rebuttal evidence to both Administration and Congressional criticisms of the five House members’ letter sent to Inspector Generals of several executive departments requesting internal investigations of the Muslim Brotherhood ‘presence’ in these federal government agencies. Most notably a significant portion of McCarthy’s remarks were devoted to the swirl of controversy regarding Ms. Huma Abedin the personal chief of staff for Secretary Clinton, whose family has close ties to MB leaders and Saudi Salafists/Wahhabists. McCarthy noted the Abedin family enterprise, The Journal of Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (JIMMA) is edited by Saleha Abedin, a Saudi women’s college professor, leading member of the international MB sisterhood and Huma’s brother Hassan. As uncovered by Andrew Bostom, until 2008, Huma was listed as one of JIMMA’s editors…

Read the rest at the New English Review.


Sabra said...

And the world continues to pursue mundane day-to-day activities without paying any attention to the drama unfolding around us.