Titled "Shariah, The Threat to America," the report said the
Brotherhood, with headquarters in Egypt but heavily financed by Saudi
Arabia, has dominated Muslim politics in the United States. The report,
prepared by teams headed by former Deputy Defense Undersecretary William
Boykin and former Defense Intelligence Agency director Edward Soyster, said
the Brotherhood oversaw everything from Hamas fundraising to training for
FBI agents assigned to the Muslim community.
"As a result of this modus operandi, the Muslim Brotherhood is not only
to prevent any appreciable challenge to its efforts to dominate the
Muslim-American community," the report, released on Sept. 15, said. "It is
also able to exercise effective control over nearly all the Muslim
organizational infrastructure in the United States, including most of those
Muslim-American groups that are nominally outside its network. In any event,
the latter pale by comparison in terms of their influence to those
U.S.-based Islamic groups that are Ikhwan [Brotherhood] operations."
The report cited Abdul Rahman Al Amoudi, an Eritrean native who in the
1990s became executive director of the American Muslim Council. Under the
administration of then-President Bill Clinton, Al Amoudi helped develop
guidelines for government dealings with the Muslim community and often met
senior White House officials, including National Security Advisor Anthony
Later Al Amoudi met George W. Bush during his successful campaign for
president in 2000. In 2003, Al Amoudi was arrested and prosecuted on charges
that he served as a senior financier for Al Qaida.
"His arrest and conviction should have sent shockwaves through the U.S.
intelligence community, particularly its counterintelligence units, since Al
Amoudi's blown cover provided a reality check on the extent of shariah's
stealth jihad in this country, and how badly we have been penetrated," the
report said. "Here was, after all, proof that an Al Qaida and Hamas
operative had enjoyed access to the most senior levels of the American
Instead, the White House simply relayed high-level access to other
Brotherhood leaders in the United States. The report cited a decision by the
Defense Department to grant responsibility for military chaplains to the
Islamic Society of North America, regarded as the largest Brotherhood front
in the United States.
"In the absence of a serious effort to understand the true nature of
shariah and the determined campaign being mounted to insinuate it into this
country, together with an aggressive counter-intelligence operation aimed at
defeating such influence and penetration operations, it is predictable that
the next Al Amoudi will be able to do vastly more damage than did the
original," the report said.
The report said U.S. intelligence and security agencies have been
prevented from properly analyzing the Brotherhood threat. Analysts could
jeopardize their careers should they employ "accurate language to define the
enemy threat doctrine," the report said.
Under President Barack Obama, the Brotherhood was believed to have
gained even greater influence. The report cited White House
counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, an enthusiastic supporter of Saudi
Arabia who has denied any Islamic threat and called for a U.S. dialogue with
the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah.
"Indeed, it is hard to overstate the danger associated with the
president of the United States having as his top advisor in these sensitive
portfolios someone so severely compromised with respect to shariah and the
threat it poses," the report said.