Muslim Brotherhood Mocks Bachmann Claims

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has claimed that members of the Muslim Brotherhood are infiltrating the US government. From Huma Abedin in the state department to Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., Bachmann has not been afraid to name the people she thinks are secretly working with the multinational Islamic party.

Bachmann’s claims have drawn brickbats from Democrats and Republicans alike. And now they’re drawing attacks from another party — the Muslim Brotherhood itself.

“I havenít heard these rumors, but they strike me as ridiculous,” said Ahmed Al Nahhas, a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Alexandria, Egypt. In an interview with GlobalPost, Al Nahhas said it was foolish to think Abedin was secretly working for Muslim Brotherhood. “Surely the United States government selects its employees very carefully,” he said.

Another Muslim Brotherhood leader,†Ibrahim Ali Iraqi, found the idea that the Muslim Brotherhood was penetrating the U.S. government laughable.

“The Muslim Brotherhood canít even penetrate the Egyptian government,” said Iraqi, referring to the ongoing standoff between the popularly-elected, Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt, and the Egyptian military’s transitional government.

Iraqi added that at the moment, the Muslim Brotherhood is more focused on domestic issues than any attempt to infiltrate anyone.

“We are in a period of darkness because the country is still governed by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces ó and they have a long history of support from the United States,” Iraqi said. “So it is ridiculous†that these accusations are leveled at us.”

That’s not to say that nobody in Egypt is listening to Michele Bachmann. Some opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood have used Bachmann’s assertions to claim that the U.S. is actually behind the Muslim Brotherhood’s electoral victory.

Nevertheless, Bachmann continues to occupy lonely territory. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., blasted Bachmann on Sunday, saying, “Religion is a personal issue to every one of the people who lives in the United States, whether you practice a faith, how you practice a faith, whether you donít practice a faith, whether you say youíre a member of a faith but donít practice it, itís none of the governmentís business.”

Bachmann also was rebuked — albeit mildly — from a fellow Minnesota Republican. In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., said, “Well, I’ll just say I don’t agree with her comments, and I don’t think they were right to go after an administration official without any background that would prove otherwise.”

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bob m.
bob m.4 years ago

YO FRANKIE ..TALK ABOUT OPENING YOURSELF UP to allow such a clownish movement of antisocial dhimmi hating useful idiot reigning brutes to virtually put your land in spiritual bondage.. last time I looked ... America had not slid even close to the edge of the morass that England has fallen into with black bearded big mouthed barbarians openly screaming death to democracy, freedom , and any true notion of relationship to Gods' in ENGland , and much of Europe .. whilst your daughters are raped as uncovered meat....with justifying koranic epithets to cover...
I just guess thanks to Bachman and others.. those awakening here are not as likely to drink the coolaid.. means no.
Light and darkness ..what fellowship have they?

Frank Mugford
Frank Mugford4 years ago

Oh yes! This woman is a classic yanky moron; I mean, she is off her trolley.
Why do you Americans open yourselves up to ridicule and derision by permitting such a clown to parade, as a normal citizen let alone a public servant?
You are severely screwed if you allow, let alone facilitate, people like romney, palin, bachman and their ilk anywhere near public service and administrative functions.
'God help America!' Forget about 'God bless America'.

Frances C.
Frances C.4 years ago

Why can we not call an ignorant fool, an ignorant fool?

Frances C.
Frances C.4 years ago

Shiela h. @2:38am, Good points to bring out. Regarding the most Christian King and Queen, Ferdinand and Isabella, when they decided they didn't need the Jews any longer they took their wealth, and told them to leave. Their inquisition tortured and killed thousands of their citizens whether they converted or not. After the Spanish took control there was no more religious freedom...the people had to be Catholic, and forget about not believing in their god, or any god.

Robert B., Your picture looks like you just came down from the high heavens. I think it was more like a hallucinations high. Look for help before it's too late.

As for terrorists, we certainly have our own homegrown murderers, mass killers, gun fanatics, would be Rambo's. We cry and wail, but do nothing about their ability to easily obtain massive amounts of weapons with which to do their dirty deeds. We best clean our own house before we clean others. President Obama did go after the murderer who caused 9/11 and killed him. Now we can come home.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill4 years ago

Why can we not call a duck, a duck? The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group!

Ernest R.
Ernest R.4 years ago

@ Michael T. “why muslims would attack the US.” Perhaps I can help. I believe that Muslims did in fact attach the US as well as a Us embassy in Kenya and the USS Cole. Reasons: US and British overthrow of the democratically elected Mossadegh government., installing Saddam Hussein as stooge in Iraq, support for repressive dictatorships such as Mubarak’s, support for every, and there are many, Israeli crime against Palestinians and Lebanese and blocking by veto every UN attempt to correct the abuse, US invasion and destruction of Iraq and invasion of Afghanistan, constant US and Israeli threats against Iran, and finally, the US is not Muslim and therefore stands in the way of Islam achieving its stated goal of establishing Sharia law in the entire world, a damn good start having already been made in Europe. I hope you know what that would mean, especially for your female descendants, if any.

Frances C.
Frances C.4 years ago

Michele Bachmann was nuts when she first came on the scene stating that President Obama was not a Citizen, and he wanted death panels. She is still nuts, now she is a real dingbat crazy moron. Perhaps Marcus Bachmann should turn his 'cure the gay' clinic into a mental facility for his wife.

ryan burger
Ryan B.4 years ago

There is a reason this woman is not running for president........her mouth.

ryan burger
Ryan B.4 years ago

There is a reason this woman is not running for president........her mouth.

sheila h.
sheila haigh4 years ago

@Michael T.

I just LOVE your stroy of the balloonist! Brilliant!!!