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US Muslim Brotherhood Accuses Biden Of Green-Lighting Israeli “Genocide”

May 31st, 2021 12:22

On 18 May 2021, the US Coun­cil of Mus­lim Orga­ni­za­tions (USCMO) issued a state­ment express­ing its “deep dis­may” with the Biden admin­is­tra­tion over its stance on the vio­lence in Israel and Gaza. The USCMO state­ment accus­es Isre­al of a series of heinous crimes, includ­ing “mass slaugh­ter of Pales­tin­ian babies, chil­dren, the elder­ly, women, entire fam­i­lies, and men”:

May 18, 2021 The US Coun­cil of Mus­lim Orga­ni­za­tions (USCMO) express­es its deep dis­may and aggriev­ed dis­ap­point­ment with Pres­i­dent Joseph Biden and his admin­is­tra­tion for giv­ing a beam­ing green light to the mem­o­ry­less Israeli killing machine to con­tin­ue their fla­grant imple­men­ta­tion of an arro­gant apartheid, open eth­nic cleans­ing, and bla­tant com­mis­sion of war crimes in their ongo­ing, indis­crim­i­nate, mon­strous­ly dis­pro­por­tion­ate, sav­age mass slaugh­ter of Pales­tin­ian babies, chil­dren, the elder­ly, women, entire fam­i­lies, and men in besieged Gaza, the occu­pied West Bank, and through­out the lands con­fis­cat­ed from the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple in the colo­nial project and aggres­sions of 1948 and 1967.

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In the let­ter, the USCMO said Biden was “gaslight­ing the Amer­i­can peo­ple and the world” and strong­ly crit­i­cized his deci­sion to resup­ply Israeli air defense sys­tems. The umbrel­la group also list­ed sev­er­al pol­i­cy demands, includ­ing say­ing the admin­is­tra­tion had to imme­di­ate­ly enforce “an end to the expul­sion and eth­nic cleans­ing of Pales­tini­ans by colonist-set­tlers” and impose a ces­sa­tion of all US mil­i­tary and logis­ti­cal aid to Israel indefinitely.

Accord­ing to a BBC report, after 11 days of fight­ing at least 243 peo­ple, includ­ing more than 100 women and chil­dren, were killed in Gaza, accord­ing to its health min­istry. Israel has said it killed at least 225 mil­i­tants dur­ing the fight­ing. Hamas has not giv­en casu­al­ty fig­ures for fight­ers. In Israel, 12 peo­ple, includ­ing two chil­dren, were killed, its med­ical ser­vice says.

The Unit­ed States Coun­cil of Mus­lim Orga­ni­za­tions was estab­lished in 2014 by eight orga­ni­za­tions, sev­en of which are part of the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. Since its found­ing, the USCMO has grown to include 35 mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions, almost half known to be part of the US MB and includ­ing almost every impor­tant com­po­nent of the Broth­er­hood in the US.

In May 2021, the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed that the USCMO had pub­lished an open let­ter call­ing on Pres­i­dent Biden to appoint a State Depart­ment spe­cial envoy to mon­i­tor and com­bat Islam­o­pho­bia. Pri­or GIOR report­ing about the USCMO has also included:

  • An Octo­ber 2020 report that Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdoğan had wel­comed USCMO rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the Turk­ish pres­i­den­tial com­plex, dis­cussing the need to strength­en US-Turk­ish relations.
  • A Jan­u­ary 2021 report that the USCMO had pub­lished an online form for gov­ern­ment jobs in the Biden admin­is­tra­tion as part of its “Empow­er­ment and Ser­vice” program.
  • An April 2021 report that the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a USCMO mem­ber orga­ni­za­tion had met with the Turk­ish ambas­sador to the US and a Turk­ish-Amer­i­can influ­ence group close­ly tied to the Turk­ish rul­ing party.