Read the previous post about the decision not to renew the contract of Stephen Coughlin, an analyst on Islamic law and extremism on the military’s Joint Staff after he warned of Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. Read Coughlin’s analysis for the National Defense Intelligence College by clicking here.
As previously stated, his firing was largely due to the influence of Hesham Islam, a special assistant to Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, an Egyptian who claimed Coughlin was an extremist after putting together an analyst warning government departments and agencies against their ongoing relationships with groups like the Islamic Society of North America, which he identifies as a Muslim Brotherhood front group and was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial. Islam was heavily involved in ISNA and helped develop a relationship between the Pentagon and the group.
Now, according to a WorldNetDaily.com report, Islam is said to have a close relationship with a military chaplain who was trained at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, whose offices were raided in 2002 for the school’s connections to terrorism. The report quotes an FBI official confirming the chaplain as being “definitely Muslim Brotherhood.”
Perhaps most shocking is that, according to the report, Gordon England didn’t even know that the Pentagon’s military chaplain program was set up by Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi, a man who held high posts in various Muslim Brotherhood groups, and is now in jail for his involvement in terrorism.
Update: Hesham Islam is leavinghis job at the Pentagon. This comes after the story above broke and after Claudia Rossett from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies found reason to question Islam’s stated biography as listed on the DOD website. His biography was removed soon after Rossett’s observations.
“At the same time, a report by terror expert Steven Emerson revealed that Islam, as special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, has scheduled at least two meetings in the Pentagon with Syrian-tied radicals – including a leading member of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood – in direct violation of U.S. policy,” the report said.
And the worst part of this story:
“Islam, whose son is active in the military, obtained one of the highest security clearances for classified information. Sources confirm he has sat in on Pentagon meetings in which intelligence clearance was restricted at the Top Secret/SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) level.”
How many times do we have to go through incidents like this to recognize that the Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. are not moderate?