The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated The White House-Unproven!

The Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated The White House-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email with the title of  “White House Staff” or “New In The White House” that alleges that six American Islamist Activists who work with the Obama Administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives influencing American policies.

The Truth:
This eRumor is an unproven conspiracy theory.
The first member on the list is Arif Alikhan, who has been serving in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2006.  His first appointment was Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for the city of Los Angeles. Alikhan is a first generation American and his parents immigrated from Pakistan. One of his primary tasks over the years has been to educate our government and military on the culture and mindset of the terrorists that that the U.S. has been fighting since it began the War on Terror.   In 2009, DHS head Janet Napolitano appointed Alikhan  Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.
Imam Mohamed Magid naturalized citizen who immigrated to the United States from the Sudan in 1987.  In 2011 President Barack Obama appointed Magid to serve in a Countering Violent Extremism Working Group with the DHS.  On January 22, 2013 Magid took part in the inaugural ceremonies of President Obama but the White House has no Sharia Czar, a title given to Iman Magid by critics of the Obama Administration.
Mohamed Elibiary is an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security.  Out of this list he probably is the most controversial.   According to a November 9, 2011 CBN News article, Elibiary spoke at a Texas conference in 2004 and honored Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini as a “great Islamic visionary.”  Elibiary is a  member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council.  He was granted access to a nationwide database that contained terror watch lists and sensitive FBI reports, which he was accused of leaking portions of the  documents to the media in order to spread charges of “Islamophobia” within Governor Rick Perry’s Texas government.
Eboo Patel came to the United States as a child when his parents immigrated from Mumbai, India. Patel serves on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.  As a child Patel lived in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where he attended Glenbard South High School and went on to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a degree in Sociology.  He is a Rhodes Scholar and earned his doctorate in Sociology at Oxford. While attending Oxford Patel oversaw a number of interfaith youth projects in India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.
Rashad Hussain is a first generation American of parents who immigrated to the U.S. from India.  He was born in Wyoming, raised in Plano, Texas and is a graduate of the Greenhill School in Dallas.  Hussain later  attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in both philosophy and political science.  In 2009 he was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and served as an Associate Counsel to the Obama Presidential Transition Team.  On February 13, 2010 President Obama appointed Hussain as the United States Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.  He was awarded In January 2013 the Distinguished Honor Award for “exceptionally outstanding service to the agencies of the U.S. Government resulting in achievements of marked national or international significance.”  Hussain is an advocate  for the protection of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries.
Salam al-Marayati was born in Bagdad, Iraq and at the age of 4 his family immigrated to the U.S.  He became a naturalized citizen and earned a bachelors of science degree in Bio-Chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles.  According to his bio Al-Marayati is one of the founders of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is currently the director of the organization. Al-Marayati has been a member of the Executive Committee of the California Democratic Party. His political experience stems back to 1992 where he was a delegate at the 1992 and 1996 Democratic National Convention.  He is a writer for the Islamic magazine, The Minaret, and has covered Republican conventions as a reporter.  In 2012 al-Marayati was appointed by the President to the U..S. delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe forum in Poland.  This raised many concerns from critics of the Obama administration because al-Marayati is an “outspoken critic of Israel who once said the Jewish state should be added to the list of 9/11 terror suspects.”  This according to an October 17, 2012 article by Fox News.

Posted 05/08/13   Updated 09/08/14