Muslim candidate for Congress envisions new civil-rights law some say would ‘loot’ taxpayers

Above is the flyer put out by Muslim organization EMGAGE promoting a fundraiser in Florida for Rashida Tlaib’s congressional candidacy in Michigan.

Rashida Tlaib says it’s time to rewrite Civil Rights Act of 1964, giving it more teeth

By Leo Hohmann, July 13, 2018:

A Muslim woman who is running for Congress says she has plans to expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a way that would shield “communities of color” from a whole host of negative outcomes, including racial profiling by police, utility shutoffs for delinquent bill-payers and the denial of a bank loan based on a bad credit score.

Rashida Tlaib, a 41-year-old attorney born and raised in Detroit by Palestinian immigrant parents, made history as Michigan’s first Muslim woman elected to the state legislature in 2008, winning two more terms after that. Now, she is looking for a promotion to the U.S. Congress, running in a special election for the seat vacated by disgraced Detroit Congressman John Conyers, who was forced to resign earlier this year after being accused of sexually harassing and molesting multiple women.

Conyers’ post, Michigan’s District 13, is a safe seat for Democrats that includes most of Detroit and Wayne County. But Tlaib is seeking to stand out from the crowded Democrat field by promising to offer a smorgasbord of unprecedented government freebies set aside exclusively for minorities.

Tlaib held a 4-to-1 fundraising advantage over her closest opponent, Westland Mayor Bill Wild, after the first quarter of 2018 by raising nearly $600,000.

Learn more about Rashida Tlaib, visit her campaign’s website.

She, along with Abdul Mohamed El-Sayed, who is running for governor of Michigan, is part of a new generation of young Muslims seeking to win political office by catering to a coalition of liberal blacks, Muslims, Hispanics, LGBTQs, college students and left-leaning women. This group also includes Ilhan Omar, the Somali woman seeking to fill a seat being vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota, where Ellison is running for attorney general, and Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a black Muslim woman running for the District 1 congressional seat in Massachusetts.

Check out the glorious tweet issued by Minnesota’s Omar on the Fourth of July.

Sending the ‘middle finger’ to Trump

But, judging by their divisive rhetoric, it’s difficult to tell if these Muslim candidates are more devoted to Muhammad or Marx.

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, shown here with his wife, is running for governor of Michigan as a Democrat.

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, El-Sayed likened his gubernatorial campaign in Michigan to “a 215-pound middle finger to Donald Trump.” He derides Trump’s “America-first nationalist agenda” as “not what Michigan stands for.” [One look around metro Detroit and its massive vacant factories begs the question of how well globalism, the antithesis of “America-first,” has served the interests of hardworking Michiganders.]

That aggressive rhetoric extends not only to Trump but to anyone who supports him.

El-Sayed stated at a recent debate that Muslims “definitely hate” Patrick Colbeck, the GOP gubernatorial candidate in Michigan whose policies most closely resemble those of Trump. El-Sayed said that, if elected, he will transform Michigan into a sanctuary state, just like California, rolling out the welcome mat for criminal illegal migrants.

Michigan has the nation’s highest concentration of Arab-Americans, the majority of whom are Muslim. Tapping into that deep pocket of Islamic voters in states like Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida has been a stated goal of Muslim groups such as EMGAGE, MPAC and JETPAC, all of which are pooling their resources to elect Muslims to public office nationwide in the November 2018 elections.

Even the liberal Detroit Free Press has indicated that El-Sayed’s candidacy for governor is more about “changing the national political conversation” by taking a slap at Trump than it is about helping Michigan solve its unique public-policy challenges.

Tlaib, El-Sayed, Omar and Amatul-Wadud all have the backing of people and entities tied to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, including EMGAGE, MPAC and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The rewriting of the Civil Rights Act proposed by Tlaib would allow pre-ordained “victims” to file punitive civil-rights lawsuits against state and local governments, police departments, banks, utilities and other businesses based on a so-called “disparate impact” on minorities. This means that the government or business could be deemed guilty of discriminatory practices merely by mathematical equations, without any proof of racial bias or ill intent.

For example, if blacks make up 30 percent of a county’s population but the county jail has a racial makeup of 60 percent blacks, that could be grounds for a racial bias lawsuit. The same goes for a bank’s foreclosure ratio or a city’s water shut-off ratio for various minorities. It must not exceed the racial makeup of the city, county or state or it will be called into question.

The changes would help to end practices such as “refusing car and home loans or insurance to people who live in low-income areas and have low credit scores; law enforcement profiling; sentencing inconsistencies; the use of credit scores to determine qualification for loans, insurance or employment; shutoffs of water and utility services and unfair tax assessments and foreclosures,” the Detroit News reports.

Tlaib admits such a law would be difficult to pass through Congress but promises to continue introducing the bill every year until it passes.

Rashida Tlaib

“Absolutely, it’s going to take me years, possibly several tries to succeed,” she told the News. But expanding the 55-year-old Civil Rights Act in such a way is something the Democratic base in Michigan’s 13th District would likely support, according to the newspaper.

It’s also something supported by Muslim Brotherhood offshoots such as EMGAGE PAC, which is raising money for Tlaib from outside the state. EMGAGE has a major fundraiser planned for her in Florida on Saturday, July 14.

In a flyer promoting the event, EMGAGE says Tlaib “aims to represent us at the federal level by serving economic justice to working-class people, expanding healthcare coverage, and increasing access to higher education.”

EMGAGE admits in the flyer that it is seeking to develop a “national network” of like-minded Muslims who will win political offices under the Democrat banner. It states:

“As Muslims, we must uplift each others’ voices not just in our own communities, but across the country. Michigan is one of the U.S states most heavily populated with Muslims and is therefore a vital part of our national network.

“Rashida Tlaib represents our values and wants to bring them to the U.S congress. We need to make sure we don’t miss this opportunity to play our part and make that happen.”

Imagine if Catholics or evangelicals sent out messages like this, encouraging the flock to contribute money toward the development of a “national network” of Catholic or evangelical politicians. It would be considered overtly xenophobic and small-minded, says Dick Manasseri, who is active in the Republican Party and a resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan.

Manasseri said El-Sayed was captured on tape early in his campaign describing himself as “left of left” and Michigan voters are not aware of just how far left and how anti-Jewish El-Sayed would be. He served as vice president of the rabidly anti-Semitic Muslim Student Association while studying medicine at the University of Michigan while his future wife, Sarah, served as MSA president. But they seek to downplay that part of their agenda during the campaign, Manasseri said.

“Abdul, as well as Rashida, are emphasizing their Bernie Sander’s qualities, hoping voters will not focus on their Muslim allegiance,” Manasseri said. “They are outspoken Democratic Socialists while quietly Sharia-compliant.”

Even if he loses, El-Sayed is only 33 years old and will no doubt run again for political office. Some leftist publications, such as the UK’s Guardian, have already crowned him the Democrat Party’s “new Obama.”

El-Sayed’s candidacy has been endorsed by the Muslim mother of hate, Linda Sarsour, who spews invective at the world’s only Jewish state at every opportunity and admonishes Muslims in America to not assimilate or accept American culture as anything but evil. She was a co-leader of the Women’s March on Washington that protested Trump before he’d even made his first policy move and more recently has been joining protests against ICE and any enforcement of existing immigration laws.

The Democrat Party’s ability to deliver “left of left” candidates in primary elections must be taken seriously following the stunning victory last month of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the fourth-highest ranking member of the Democrats’ House leadership team, Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez, only 28 and a former Bernie Sanders campaign organizer, is part of the party’s “changing of the guard,” noted the New York Times. She openly advocates for not just liberalizing immigration laws, but abolishing them.

Tlaib is singing to the same choir when she talks about passing laws that would force banks and utilities to stop enforcing rules for certain protected classes – rules that have applied to everyone forever, such as the need to have good credit in order to qualify for a loan or keep your water turned on.

Among these younger candidates, there is no shyness in fighting for policies that are blatantly Marxist in nature, says Philip Haney, a retired Homeland Security immigration officer.

“I call it obscene hubris. There’s nothing about it that’s constitutional,” Haney said. “It’s contrary, it’s counter-constitutional, and of course it’s anti-American sovereignty. That’s what it’s all about is sovereignty. If you’re going to start giving away our resources to a certain protected class, that is not constitutional. It’s a form of looting. No cops, no borders, just a free for all, inviting the world to come and take whatever you want.”

It’s also like a woman reminding people at a party that her boyfriend can bench press 350 pounds. Islam has a reputation for not being afraid to use violence to advance its agenda.

“By invoking Islam they add an element of fury, because they feel they should have all the world’s wealth already,” Haney said. “And they believe we, America and the Western democracies, prevented them from getting it.”

Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” If you appreciate this type of hard-hitting, factual and independent reporting, please consider a donation of any size to this website. We accept no advertising and are beholden to no one.

Michigan Candidate Warning : Muslim Brotherhood Exists! They ARE a REAL Threat! Here’s Why!

Senator Patrick Colbeck

Michigan has a candidate who has taken on a threat to America, not just Michigan!  This candidate is the new Paul Revere, sounding the alarm to wake up his state to what could impact every citizen of Michigan and may have a future impact to America.  Where will you stand when you need to vote your conscience to give your children and grand children the freedoms you enjoyed as a child?  It isn’t about “party”, it’s about safety, security, and Constitution!

The United West, by Mary Wierbicki, April 29, 2018:

A MI Republican candidate, running for Governor stood up and told his constituents the Muslim Brotherhood is here, that they are a threat, how they are a threat, and why the state of Michigan is in trouble.  There is a Democrat candidate running against him in the primaries that according to many news sources, will be the likely Democrat candidate in the November race, with very questionable and dangerous ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Republican candidate referenced here is  state Senator Patrick Colbeck.  Senator Colbeck knew he would get verbally attacked by the opposition, but didn’t realize his own party and colleagues in the state Senate would also be on the attack.  But, if we look back in history, isn’t that what our Founders experienced?

When sounding the alarm for Freedom and the Constitution, name calling becomes the only method to shut it down. The local media, always excited to see a fight, rarely does their homework to report it with any accuracies either.   When all they have is vitriol, no facts to dispute Senator Colbeck, then everyone should know he’s right on target!  The media is accusing Senator Colbeck of having “unfounded truths”.   They are basing their comments on opinion only, not facts!

Here are some key facts in support of Senator Colbeck’s remarks with documented links and references:

Muslim Brotherhood and the Explanatory Memorandum:

Excerpts below are straight from the memorandum, which was used in evidence at the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest Terrorist Financing trial on U.S. soil.  Read the full document here – An Explanatory Memorandum


Full title of document is:  (Reference Pg 16, Title & Contents)

  • The “Group” referenced here is The Muslim Brotherhood.
  • First 14 pages are in Arabic, remaining are in English

Written by:  https://www.investigativeproject.org/document/20-an-explanatory-memorandum-on-the-general

The May 1991 memo was written by Mohamed Akram, a.k.a. Mohamed Adlouni, for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the introductory letter, Akram referenced a “long-term plan…approved and adopted” by the Shura Council in 1987 and proposed this memo as a supplement to that plan and requested that the memo be added to the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting. Appended to the document is a list of all Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America as of 1991.


Document Includes:  (Reference Pg 16, Title & Contents)

Entered into evidence:  Government Exhibit 003-0085, U.S. v. HLF, et al.  [HLF = Holy Land Foundation ]


General Strategic Goal (Reference Pg 18, Goals)

  • Strategic Goal was approved by Shura Council
  • Goal (1) called for “Enablement of Islam in North America” via the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Goal (1) called for “global Islamic State wherever it [Islam] is”
  • Goal (2) calls for “Settlement” as a means to their goal

Explanation of “Settlement”  (Reference Pg 19)

  • Item Four: “firmly established organizations on which the Islamic structure is built”
  • Item Four: “obtain the keys”, “carry out this grand mission as a Civilization Jihadist responsibility

Key Statement  (Reference Pg 21, # 4, The Role)

  • Describes the Civilization-Jihadist Process” This is key to the goals & objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America.
  • Describes the plan, “grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands”
  • so that it is eliminated and God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
  • “It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad”

Who are key organizations included in this document?  Two specific are highlighted here.  (Reference Pg 15, Listed Members)

  • MSA listed above, Democrat Candidate Abdul Sayed was Vice President during his undergrad years at University of Michigan. But, is never listed in any biography. Why would that be left out?
  • IAP became CAIR later and is addressed later in this document. CAIR has been proven to be tied to the terrorist organization, Hamas.
  • Abdul Sayed’s Father In-Law was former president and is current board member of the Michigan chapter of CAIR.

Muslim Brotherhood Motto/Creed, Symbol, & Goals

http://clarionproject.org/wp-content/uploads/Muslim-Brotherhood-Special-Report.pdf

  • Until recently, the Brotherhood’s motto published publically was: “Allah is our objective. The prophet is our exemplar. The Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
  • This motto is no longer displayed on official Ikhwan (Brotherhood) publications.

GOALS AND STRATEGY OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD – OVERVIEW

Goals: The stated goals of the Muslim Brotherhood are as follows:11

  1.  Inform the world about Islam and spread its teachings
  2. Unify the world under the banner of Islam
  3. Raise the standard of living and achieve social justice
  4. Fight disease, poverty, ignorance and hunger
  5. Liberate the Ummah (Islamic nation) from foreign rule
  6. Establish a worldwide Islamic state (caliphate)
  7. Build a new world civilization based on sharia and Islam.

Footnote 11:

Original Bylaws of the Muslim Brotherhood, Article II http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/673.pdf 12 “The Brotherhood earned legitimacy among its core constituency, the lower-middle class, as the most effective organized resistance against British domination (1882-1952). Banna ‘rejected the Western model of secular, democratic government, which contradicted his notion of universal Islamic rule,’ notes Lawrence Wright in The Looming Tower.” Council on Foreign Relations Muslim Brotherhood Paper: http://www.cfr.org/egypt/egypts-muslim-brotherhood/p23991

  • “Liberate the Ummah from foreign rule”. “foreign rule” means western laws set by state & federal constitutions considered to be “man made laws”.
  • “new world civilization based on sharia” . Means a fully engaged Caliphate in all lands.

WHAT PART OF SENATOR PATRICK COLBECK’S STATEMENTS ARE INCORRECT? 

NONE!


MSA (Muslim Student Association)

MSA Motto/Creed 

The Muslim Students Association pledge of allegiance, Feb 16, 2011

This video is from the MSA West conference at UCLA, Feb 2011, shows Amir Abdel Malik leading attendees in the MSA’s pledge of allegiance.  The pledge mirror’s the credo of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Malik himself has been cited in the past for his hate speech.

“ Allah is my Lord, Islam is my life, the Koran is my guide, The Sunna is my practice, Jihad is my spirit, righteousness is my character, and paradise is my goal.  For I am enjoined what is right, I forbid what is wrong, I will fight against oppression, and I will die to establish Islam.”

  • As Vice President of the MSA, Abdul el Sayed would have been asked to memorize and state these words often, to swear allegiance to the words and organization.
  • Nowhere in Sayed’s own history/background/bio does he reference his position with the MSA in writing.  Why would that be? (Not Facebook, Wikipedia, or his Abdul for Governor website)
  • Notice the similarities to the Muslim Brotherhood creed/motto

MSA’s background  https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/31.pdf

  • “members of the Muslim Brotherhood came together at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign”
  • “goal of spreading Islam as students in North America”

Goals being set:  https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/31.pdf


Political Involvement:                     https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/31.pdf


AGAIN, WHAT PART OF SENATOR PATRICK COLBECK’S STATEMENTS ARE INCORRECT? 

NONE!


CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), formerly IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine)

CAIR’s history and ties to Muslim Brotherhood

https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/109.pdf

  • IAP/CAIR Leaders – Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber
  • For appearance sake, CAIR separated from IAP, to “concentrate on combating anti-Muslim discrimination”

CAIR’s involvement with Foreign Terrorist Organization –  Hamas

https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/109.pdf


CAIR Goals


AGAIN, THE QUESTION IS: WHAT PART OF SENATOR PATRICK COLBECK’S STATEMENTS ARE INCORRECT? 

NONE!


Michigan has a candidate who has taken on a threat to America, not just Michigan!  This candidate is the new Paul Revere, sounding the alarm to wake up his state to what could impact every citizen of Michigan and may have a future impact to America.  Where will you stand when you need to vote your conscience to give your children and grand children the freedoms you enjoyed as a child?  It isn’t about “party”, it’s about safety, security, and Constitution!

It’s about knowing who represents you with strength of character to NOT back down when speaking truth!


Additional sources to support:

Hamas, CAIR, and the Muslim Brotherhood

January 3, 2018

Center VP for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez introduces the Center’s newest monograph, “HAMAS, CAIR & the Muslim Brotherhood” by Ilana Freedman.

  • MB history
  • CAIR
  • MSA
  • Civilization Jihad
  • Hamas role in America

National Security Briefing – Brief on the Muslim Brotherhood

July 25, 2013

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Civilization Jihad explained

December 24, 2016

The Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for conquering America, uncovered in 1991, is being played out daily. Dr. James Mitchell give a pretty accurate explanation of CIVILIZATION JIHAD and the very eerie accuracy by which “The Project” is being played out.

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Jihad | Understanding the Threat lays out the facts

December 20, 2016

UTT (UnderstandingtheThreat) President John Guandolo and UTT Vice President Chris Gaubatz discuss the threat from the Global Islamic Movement.

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Also see:

Michigan Candidate for Governor – “Brave Enough to Stand Against Sharia”

Sharia Crime Stoppers

The United West, April 19, 2018:

In a world that nearly demands “Political Correctness”, what politician would make statements that they understand the dangers of Sharia crimes; will take steps to educate their administration, the law enforcement under their jurisdiction, and anyone who is charged with handling abused women & minors or adjudicating laws affecting them?  Wouldn’t that be a step that could hurt their elect-ability?   If you side with “Political Correctness”, you would probably agree.   Those of us that have raised the flag of concern, asked the hard questions of our candidates, and demanded they know the threats from Sharia are real would applaud whoever this candidate is, stand with them and push for that candidate’s election!

Sharia Crime Stoppers

So, who is that candidate that took that “brave” stand?  

Michigan’s current state Senator, Patrick Colbeck, representing Michigan’s 7th district.  He is running for Governor of Michigan in the 2018 elections. One of his potential opponents is a Sharia-compliant Democrat candidate Abdul El-Sayed.  Senator Colbeck  has studied and learned the history of Sharia, the Muslim Brotherhood, and their plan to take down America called  “An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group In North America, created 5/22/1991” [Arabic/English].  He not only studied it, he has seen it happening as a sitting State Senator and within his own community.

Now, it’s the next step that makes this candidate so incredible.  He not only took the time to educate himself about the threats, he stood before a MI community and presented what he learned, told them that he (if elected Governor) would stand against the threat of Sharia.  Would demand his state is educated about what is an essential requirement to follow an ideology that states Sharia is the only “law of the land”.

Candidate for Governor, Patrick Colbeck, told the citizens of Michigan he will do all he can to protect them from an ideology that requires the replacement of Constitutional law and sanctions crimes against women and children. He also signed a pledge to confirm he will do this.  This is a candidate that will go against the “status quo” to protect and defend!

The videos with this article are the proof of his commitment.  Please share this story and the videos to let everyone see the strategic importance of Patrick Colbeck’s candidacy for governor of Michigan, no matter where they reside in America.

Patrick Colbeck,  Explanatory Memorandum – Part 1

Patrick Colbeck,  Explanatory Memorandum – Part 2

Patrick Colbeck,  Explanatory Memorandum – Part 3

Patrick Colbeck,  Explanatory Memorandum – Part 4

Patrick Colbeck,  Law and Order Despite Sharia Pledge

The Pledge that was signed:

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ACT OHIO Meeting with Dick Manaserri of Sharia Crime Stoppers. 1-28-18

A New Obama? The Media Starts Selling Abdul El-Sayed

In a May 3, 2016 file photo, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Director of the Detroit Health Department, gives his remarks during the Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity in Detroit. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)

PJ Media, by Bruce Bawer, Sept. 5, 2017:

On August 24, the Guardian ran an unusually long profile of one Abdul El-Sayed, a 32-year-old Muslim doctor and son of Egyptian immigrants who is already campaigning heavily for governor of Michigan, even though the election won’t take place until November of next year. The headline on Drew Philp’s article dubbed El-Sayed “the new Obama.”

It was the ultimate puff piece, shameless in its utter lack of objectivity and balance, and it began, as such pieces invariably do, with an anecdote calculated to win sympathy for the subject. When he was seven years old, writes Philp, El-Sayed “sat in the eye of Hurricane Andrew,” drinking juice “while swaddled under mattresses between his father and stepmother, who was holding El-Sayed’s newborn baby brother just home from the hospital.”

What does this story have to do with anything? For Philp, it is a metaphor: “At the moment,” he suggests, “American politics feels a bit like being in the eye a hurricane.” Donald Trump is ready to attack North Korea; neo-Nazis paraded in Charlottesville. “No one man can stop the hurricane,” admits Philp. “But in Michigan, a grown-up El-Sayed is now having a go, trying to keep the storm at bay.” El-Sayed, you see, seeks “not just to win, but also to change American politics itself” by becoming “the first Muslim governor in US history.”

Philp goes on to depict El-Sayed as a progressive hero who is struggling against an army of Yahoos. He follows El-Sayed to Adrian, Mich. (“Trump country, white and Christian,” and “the kind of place with lots and lots of American flags”), where the candidate is introduced to an audience by a transgender man (“a brave choice for a region still coming to terms with gay rights, let alone trans rights”). El-Sayed shares “his personal story” with the audience, then goes into some “soaring rhetoric” about “hope and commonality.”

When he takes questions, one “clearly agitated man” asks him about sharia law. El-Sayed replies by saying that he supports separation of church and state and that he wouldn’t take away anyone else’s right to pray and wouldn’t want that right to be taken from him either. (He has made it clear that he prays several times a day.) For this, the audience gives him “an enormous round of applause” – even though El-Sayed’s answer is a total dodge.

Repeatedly, El-Sayed has described himself as a devout Muslim: he prays several times a day; he has said that “his Islamic values are at the center of his work as a civil servant”; his father is an imam. If he’s a devout Muslim, that means he firmly supports sharia law. But how does he square this with his purported approval of secular government? Is he a devout Muslim or a devout believer in the separation of religion and state? You can’t be both.

Whether or not Philp recognizes this contradiction, he certainly doesn’t confront El-Sayed with it. Instead he approaches the religion issue this way: “The rumors surrounding El-Sayed’s faith are small but persistent, spread by a handful of far-right websites preying on the uninformed and fearful.”

He doesn’t spell out what kind of “rumors” he’s talking about, but his message is clear: only “the uninformed and fearful” (and Islamophobes) would be concerned about a having a Muslim governor. “It’s tempting to make any story about El-Sayed about his faith,” writes Philp. “But to reduce him to his faith would also be a disservice. His story is one of responsibility, courage and hope.”

Hope, hope, hope – that’s the mantra here. Never mind that America is still getting over feeling burned by Obama’s empty repetition of that word.

Then there’s El-Sayed’s staffers, with whom Philp is as impressed as he is with the candidate himself: they’re “young, fun and smart” and “hail from Harvard and other elite institutions” and are “incredibly diverse.” Philp tells us about a bathroom visit during which he sees one of El-Sayed’s staffers, a Muslim, “washing his feet in the sink before praying,” while another, “pierced and dyed and queer,” washes his hands in the next sink.

Oh good, another gay guy who thinks Muslims and gays are, as they say, “allies in oppression.”

There are a few details about El-Sayed that Philp doesn’t mention, obviously because they would damage the glowing picture he’s trying to paint of the guy. For one thing, El-Sayed is chummy with Linda Sarsour, the hijab-wearing Women’s March organizer who is a vocal proponent of jihad and sharia law (and who has enthusiastically endorsed his candidacy). At the University of Michigan, El-Sayed was vice-president of the Muslim Student Association, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.

His wife wears hijab, a fact that seriously undermines the image he seeks to project, and her father is a former president and current board member of the Michigan chapter of the terrorist-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In 2012, when he was in med school, El-Sayed received a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Paul Soros, who died the next year, was George Soros’s brother; some sources maintain that the Soros empire is funding El-Sayed’s campaign and grooming him to eventually become president.

Ignoring all this, Philp concludes his piece with a dose of the kind of phony uplift that, again, in the wake of Obama, can only make a sensible reader react with cynicism: “He’s a man who believes politics can be changed, repaired even. His is a story at least as old as the United States, about a person who believes what we were taught in grade school: that all people are created equal, that change can come, that we can live up to our ideals.”

Philp’s snow job appeared about a month after an even longer, if somewhat less breathlessly adulatory, profile of El-Sayed ran in Politico. Both pieces posed the same question — are Michiganders too racist to vote for a Muslim? – the implication being that any concern about a candidate being a Muslim would amount to racism.

Politico quoted voters who spoke about El-Sayed’s religion as if it were a harmless aspect of his identity. “Goddamn, I’m an Irish Catholic,” one man said“We got off a boat and we were discriminated against 150 years ago.” A retired teacher confided: “I think once people hear him … you kind of just forget” that he’s a Muslim.

Yes, it’s hard not to surmise that there’s a lot of forgetting going on here. And denial. And ignorance – specifically, sheer ignorance of the very basics of Islam. El-Sayed and those who are pushing his candidacy are apparently counting on Michigan voters to love him for the same vapid reasons they loved Obama – because he specializes in “soaring rhetoric” about “hope and commonality” and makes them feel impressed with themselves for supporting a dark-skinned guy with a Muslim name.

You’d think the actual Obama record would have inoculated the American electorate against such puerile, irresponsible thinking for at least a generation. And you’d think that in 2017 – when the West has been hammered repeatedly, since 9/11, with brutal terrorist acts rooted in Islamic belief and when mass Muslim immigration into Europe has vividly demonstrated the incompatibility of Islam and Western freedom – a politician’s Muslim faith wouldn’t be a matter of indifference to so many Americans.

But no. Voters seem eager to embrace El-Sayed, and fourteen months before the gubernatorial election the media on both sides of the Atlantic are already selling him every bit as eagerly as they sold Obama. How far we have failed to come!

Could man vying to become first Muslim governor be part of stealth jihad?

Jihad Watch, by Christine Douglass-Williams, Aug. 10, 2017:

The 32-year old Dr. Abdul el-Sayed recently announced his campaign for governor of Michigan. Winning the November 18 election would make him America’s first Muslim governor. The charming el-Sayed knows well how to talk the talk in putting Americans at ease. According to Dick Manasseri, spokesman for the group, Secure Michigan, which educates about the threat of Shariah law: “He’s young, attractive, he does not give out a lot of information, he speaks in platitudes about celebrating inclusiveness and diversity.” Manasseri “predicts that Sayed will at least win the Democratic nomination for governor” and warns that “America is headed down a suicidal path” through a stealth invasion. His words are not without merit:

El-Sayed has substantial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood in both his past and present. So the suspicion that El-Sayed may harbor Islamist convictions and be a Trojan horse are not unfounded, especially given the reality of what some have dubbed a “stealth jihad.”

Linda Sarsour, who called for jihad against the American government in early July, also threw her backing behind El-Sayed in an address she made to the Islamic Society of North America’s 54th annual convention:

When I think about building power, I think about brothers like Abdul Sayed, who is in this room today, who is running to become the first Muslim Governor of the state of Michigan

El-Sayed was sitting in the audience as Sarsour went on to urge the crowd to donate to his political campaign, an increasing pattern in the West, where Muslims are actively solicited to influence election outcomes.

For instance, a company called Jetpac Incorporated focuses on “training Muslim Americans how to leverage social media, data analysis and other critical political tools to build winning campaigns for city council, school committee and other down ballot races.” Jetpac also operates a “separate political action committee” called the Jetpac Action Fund, which raises money for Muslim candidates.

The article below points out that the “liberal convictions” expressed by El-Sayed “don’t seem very congruent with some of El-Sayed’s past and present associations.” This is typical of those Muslims with proven connections to Muslim Brotherhood entities who have made their way into the political arena. For example, while El-Sayed was a student at the University of Michigan, he was “an active member and vice-president of the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) – a group founded mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood for the express purpose of spreading Wahhabist ideology — an austere form of Islam that insists on literal interpretation of the Quran and views those who disagree as enemies.”

Like all Western nations, the stealth invasion of American civilization continues from within with great fervor, while most remain too unaware and passive to stymie its advance.

“Could Man Vying to Become First Muslim Governor Be Part of ‘Stealth Jihad’?”, by Julie Roys, Christian Post, August 9, 2017:

Abdul El-Sayed, potentially the nation’s first Muslim governor, sounds like the quintessential progressive politician. According to his website, the Michigan Democrat upholds “strict separation of church and state,” and vows to “defend the right of all Americans to pray as they choose.” He also opposes discrimination against the LGBTQ community, and supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

This son of Egyptian immigrants also has an impeccable pedigree for public office. He’s a Rhodes Scholar with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a doctorate in Public Health from Oxford University, and an M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2015, when El-Sayed was just 30 years old, he was appointed executive director of the Detroit Health Department, becoming the youngest health commissioner ever to serve a major U.S. city.

Not surprisingly, those opposing El-Sayed’s candidacy, claiming he has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and is being groomed by far-left billionaire George Soros to become the “next Barack Obama,” are being dubbed Islamophobes and conspiracy theorists. In a Vice article, Muslim journalist Beenish Ahmed attributed the allegations to a “vile political climate” and “right-wing paranoia about Sharia law.”

El-Sayed denies any ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. And according to one fact-checking website, though El-Sayed received a fellowship to attend medical school from the foundation of Paul and Daisy Soros (George Soros’s older brother and his wife), “there’s no indication that George Soros is tied to the foundation, or to El-Sayad.”

The problem, however, is that despite these vehement denials and inconclusive evidence tying El-Sayed to George Soros, El-Sayed has substantial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood in both his past and present. So the suspicion that El-Sayed may harbor Islamist convictions and be a Trojan horse are not unfounded, especially given the reality of what some have dubbed a “stealth jihad.”

El-Sayed and the Brotherhood Stealth Model

According to the Middle East Forum, the Muslim Brotherhood differs from other radical jihadist groups in strategy, but not in goals. Both the Brotherhood and groups like ISIS seek to destroy the West and establish Sharia, or Islamic, law. But while groups like ISIS promote a military means of conquering the West, the Brotherhood, as stated in its internal documents, seeks to penetrate and destroy Western civilization from within — “‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their (own) hands.”

As a result, the Brotherhood tends to be “more deceptive in language and appearance,” actively recruiting Muslim professionals and intellectuals, who can infiltrate Western legal and social systems without detection.

As one correspondent with the Middle East Forum put it, both the Brotherhood and militant jihadists will “shout Allahu Akbar and bomb Israel, support jihad, and support the violation of the rights of women and non-Muslims. One will do it openly and loudly while wearing his primitive Islamic dress and his untidy beard, but the other will be a PhD holder from Oxford University or the Sorbonne, and he will do it cunningly and secretly while wearing his German or French suit and a tidy beard, from an air-conditioned office, all the while making deals with the Americans.”

So the ideal Brotherhood politician would be someone who secretly harbors radical Islamic convictions, but looks, acts, and talks like a mainstream, major-party candidate. This candidate would not hide his Muslim identity, but instead would leverage it for political advantage, making Islam sound moderate and appealing to values like multiculturalism.

Publicly, El-Sayed espouses a very tolerant form of Islam, once remarking that he was running for public office “because of the values my Islam teaches me” like beliefs in “equity” and “the fundamental rights of all people.” El-Sayed also frequently talks about people of different faiths coming together, upholding his “extremely diverse” family as a model. (El-Sayed’s father, Mohamed El-Sayed, married a white woman who converted to Islam. So now, through his step-mother, El-Sayed has a grandmother who’s a Presbyterian and apparently, an uncle who’s an atheist.)

Yet these espoused liberal convictions don’t seem very congruent with some of El-Sayed’s past and present associations, prompting suspicions that he fits the stealth Brotherhood profile. While a student at the University of Michigan, El-Sayed was “an active member” and vice-president of the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) – a group founded mainly by members of the Muslim Brotherhood for the express purpose of spreading Wahhabist ideology — an austere form of Islam that insists on literal interpretation of the Quran and views those who disagree as enemies.

The MSA bills itself as a networking and support group for Muslim students. But according to terrorism expert Patrick Poole, the MSA “has been a virtual terror factory. Time after time after time again, we see these terrorists . . . MSA leaders, MSA presidents, MSA national presidents — who’ve been implicated, charged and convicted in terrorist plots.”

The extensive list of MSA terrorists includes Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Queda senior recruiter and organizer who was the first U.S. citizen to be targeted and killed in a U.S. drone strike. During his tenure at Colorado State University, al-Awlaki was president of the campus MSA. Similarly, Ramy Zamzam, convicted in Pakistan for attempting to join the Taliban and kill U.S. troops, was president of the MSA’s Washington, D.C. council. And then there’s Omar Shafik Hammami, the former president of the MSA at the University of South Alabama, who abandoned his wife and infant daughter to join the terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

The MSA’s pledge is almost identical to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and states, “Allah is my lord. Islam is my life. . . . Jihad is my spirit. Paradise is my goal. I will die to establish Islam.” As an executive in an MSA chapter, El-Sayed certainly would have recited this pledge repeatedly.

I emailed El-Sayed’s office, inquiring about his prior involvement with the MSA, but it did not respond. The office also denied my request for an interview.

El-Sayed’s involvement with the MSA, however, is not his only association that raises red flags. El-Sayed’s father-in-law is Dr. Jakaku Tayeb, former president and current board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Michigan.

Like the MSA, CAIR purports to be mainstream — simply a “grassroots civil rights and advocacy group.” Yet many have asserted that it’s really a terror group with board members and staff who have been accused and/or convicted of terrorist charges. In 2007, CAIR was actually named by federal prosecutors as “unindicted co-conspirators” in a criminal plot to support the terrorist group Hamas.

Some, like Dick Manasseri, spokesman for Secure Michigan, have also expressed concerns that El-Sayed wants to promote Sharia law. There’s no doubt that El-Sayed and his wife, Sarah Jakaku, are Sharia compliant. Jakaku wears a hijab in public. And in a 2010 radio interview about his courtship and marriage, El-Sayed said he didn’t touch his wife when they were courting because “in my interpretation of Islamic law, I wasn’t allowed to touch her until after we were married.”

Of course, these are personal matters, which would seemingly have no bearing on holding public office. However, according to Manasseri, “Sharia adherents believe … that Sharia is the supreme law and takes precedence over any man-made law.”

This makes El-Sayed’s support for making Michigan the nation’s first “sanctuary state” especially disconcerting. Adopting sanctuary status would mean giving the state permission to defy federal immigration officers and essentially, violate the U.S. Constitution. This, Manasseri said, would open the door for legal pluralism, which many see as a first step to embracing Sharia…..