On August 30 to September 2, Muslims from across the country will go to Washington D.C. for the Islamic Society of North America’s 50th annual convention. There, they will receive instruction about political activism and Allah’s will from notorious Islamists known for their support for Hamas and advocating for Sharia-based governance.
But you wouldn’t know it based on the conference’s theme of “Envisioning a More Perfect Union: Building the Beloved Community,” or that the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity.
ISNA and several of its components are listed as Muslim Brotherhood organizations in a once-secret 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memothat defines the Muslim Brotherhood’s “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
The U.S. government also labeled ISNA an unindicted co-conspiratorin the terrorism-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation, a U.S. Brotherhood entity housed within ISNA that was shut down for financing Hamas.
The current conference includes strategizing sessions for ISNA “constituent organizations” called the Muslim Youth of North America, the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers and the Muslim Students Association. All three are identified as Brotherhood fronts in the 1991 memo.
ISNA portrays itself as a moderate organization so well that it is the primary liaison between the Muslim community and the White House’s Office of Public Engagement. ISNA’s roster of speakers tells a different story about the group’s credentials as a “moderate.”
A look at the teachers selected to lead the Muslim-American community shows ISNA’s Islamist agenda and raises the question why so-called “moderates” like former Bush Administration official Suhail Khan and Muslim politicians like Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) are taking part.
Read more at The Clarion Project