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Democratic Congresswoman Joins Congressional Advocacy Event Hosted By US Muslim Brotherhood Group

July 7th, 2021 14:35

The web­site of the Coun­cil on Amer­i­can-Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR) is report­ing that US Con­gress­woman Ilhan Omar (D‑MI) has joined a vir­tu­al gath­er­ing in con­nec­tion with a Mus­lim con­gres­sion­al advo­ca­cy event host­ed by a promi­nent US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood group. Accord­ing to the post:

June 25, 2021 The Coun­cil on Amer­i­can-Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR) today joined the US Coun­cil of Mus­lim Orga­ni­za­tions (USCMO) in cel­e­brat­ing the con­clu­sion of the 6th annu­al “Nation­al Mus­lim Con­gres­sion­al Advo­ca­cy Week,” dur­ing which more than 550 del­e­gates from 28 states met vir­tu­al­ly with some 150 elect­ed offi­cials and con­gres­sion­al staffers – a dig­i­tal record break­er for the Amer­i­can Mus­lim community.

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The sixth edi­tion of the “Nation­al Mus­lim Con­gres­sion­al Advo­ca­cy Week“ was spon­sored by the US Coun­cil of Mus­lim Orga­ni­za­tions (USCMO), an umbrel­la group of US Mus­lim orga­ni­za­tions com­prised almost sole­ly of ele­ments of the Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (GMB) in the US.

Accord­ing to the USCMO web­site, the event includ­ed dis­cus­sions of many reg­is­tered Mus­lim del­e­gates with con­gres­sion­al staffers and law­mak­ers about issues affect­ing Amer­i­can Mus­lims and oth­er minori­ties, includ­ing sup­port­ing the Sen­ate advance­ment of the George Floyd Jus­tice in Polic­ing Act and cre­at­ing a State Depart­ment Islam­o­pho­bia envoy posi­tion. In May, it was report­ed that the USCMO was call­ing on the Biden Admin­is­tra­tion to cre­ate such a position.

Groups tied to the GMB in the US have repeat­ed­ly host­ed civic engage­ment events pro­vid­ing Mus­lim cit­i­zens an oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in meet­ings with leg­isla­tive offices and state senators.

In July 2020, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed that Con­gress­woman Ilhan Omar was one of the par­tic­i­pants in a vir­tu­al con­fer­ence that also includ­ed then Pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Joe Biden and two impor­tant lead­ers of the US Mus­lim Brotherhood.

Oth­er report­ing by the GIOR about Omar has included:

  • A Decem­ber 2020 report that she was fea­tured at a Pales­tin­ian advo­ca­cy con­fer­ence whose spon­sor is tied to the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and Hamas sup­port groups.
  • An April 2021 report that Omar sup­port­ed a viral social media cam­paign protest­ing a pro­pos­al by the French sen­ate to ban minors from wear­ing the hijab in pub­lic spaces that was also pushed by GMB groups.