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US Senator Chuck Schumer Attends US Muslim Brotherhood Fundraiser, Chats with Turkish Influence Group

October 27th, 2021 14:24

A Turk­ish influ­ence group is report­ing it had con­tact with US Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer on the occa­sion of a fundrais­ing event held by a US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood group. Accord­ing to a Turk­ish Amer­i­can Nation­al Steer­ing Com­mit­tee  tweet:

Octo­ber 24, 2021: We con­grat­u­late MAS for anoth­er very suc­cess­ful event. It was nice to chat with U.S. Sen­a­tor Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer ) on the side­lines of the event.

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The Turk­ish Amer­i­can Nation­al Steer­ing Com­mit­tee (TASC) is strong­ly tied to Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdoğan, and the TASC tweet fea­tures pho­tos of Schumer with TASC Vice-Chair­man of the Board Gokhan Dogan, who is also the pres­i­dent of Young MÜSİAD USA. MÜSİAD is a Turk­ish busi­ness­man­’s group that has finan­cial­ly sup­port­ed the Turk­ish AKP par­ty and received the sup­port of Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Erdoğan.

The day before the TASC tweet, the Mus­lim Amer­i­can Soci­ety (MAS) New York branch held its annu­al fundrais­ing ban­quet at the New York LaGuardia Air­port Mar­riott. The decor shown in the TASC tweet match­es that of the hotel, strong­ly sug­gest­ing the two events are the same. The speak­ers at the MAS event included:

  • Abrar Omeish (daugh­ter of for­mer MAS pres­i­dent Esam Omeish)

The Mus­lim Amer­i­can Soci­ety (MAS) was iden­ti­fied in a report authored by the GIOR edi­tor as a part of the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and close­ly tied to the Egypt­ian organization.

In 2009, Schumer was one of three US Sen­a­tors who wrote a let­ter to Robert Mueller, then Direc­tor of the FBI,  sup­port­ing the deci­sion by the FBI to sev­er con­tacts with the Coun­cil on Amer­i­can Islam­ic Rela­tions (CAIR), an impor­tant part of the US Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. How­ev­er, in 2016 Schumer was sup­port­ing Con­gress­man Kei­th Elli­son in his bid to become chair­man of the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee, despite Ellison’s close ties to the US Brotherhood.