Why was Member of Muslim Brotherhood Student Group Included on Benghazi ‘Smoking Gun’ Email?

For the past couple of weeks, the fires of the Benghazi scandal have been burning brightly since the surfacing of a very damaging e-mail. The flames have become so hot that Congress just convened an investigation into the White House and State Department’s obvious cover-up.

While everyone is focused on what the ‘smoking gun’ email says, Walid Shoebat noticed something about who was included in the recipients of the email that should be just as scandalous as the email itself. Shoebat, a former Palestinian Muslim extremist turned Christian, noticed that one of the recipients of the email was Mehdi K. Alhassani. His name was included with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, NSC Deputy Press Secretary and others.

Unless you were well versed in the who’s who of American Islamic extremists, you would pass right over Alhassani’s name without a clue as to who he is. But Shoebat readily recognized the name and has sounded an alarm. According to Shoebat:

“Alhassani was the leader of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), a Muslim Brotherhood front group and attended the sister mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) mosque attended by the Boston Marathon bombers. It is a mystery how Alhassani slipped through the cracks to become a Special Assistant to the Office of the Chief of Staff, National Security Council Staff, and Executive Office of the President. It is unknown why a few hours before the Benghazi attack, Alhassani met in the White House with Samir Mayekar, a George Soros ‘fellow’ for an unscheduled visit.”

“As to Alhassani’s affiliations with Islamist groups, the proof is found in a document published by the Islamic Institute of Boston (IIB) entitled, Participants at the Citizen Dialogue Group. One of the participants of this U.S. State Department initiative was Mehdi Alhassani. In his bio, Alhassani is identified as a student of George Washington University (GWU) who was President of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) there from 2005 to 2006 and who served as an intern at both the White House and the U.S. State Department.”

In 1997, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and close advisor Huma Abedin also served on the board of the Muslim Student Association at George Washington University. We already know that Abedin has close and strong connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Prior to Alhassani and Abedin’s involvement with the leadership of the MSA, none other than Anwar al-Awlaki, known Islamic terrorist, served as chaplain for the organization.

Shoebat also shows further questionable affiliations that Alhassani was involved in:

“In addition to a work history that includes time at the State Department and White House, Alhassani has also worked at the Arab American Institute (AAI), which actively collaborates with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) and CAIR. The AAAN was founded in Chicago by Rashid Khalidi, who was the Director of the PLO press agency at a time when the PLO was designated as a terrorist organization. Khalidi is also a friend of President Barack Obama.”

I’ve often questioned Obama’s loyalty and allegiance, whether he is more loyal to his Muslim brothers or the people of the United States. Having Muslims with known ties to terrorists and terrorist organizations on the White House staff and including them in sensitive emails involving government cover-ups is further evidence of where Obama’s loyalties lie. And why was Alhassani’s name included in the smoking gun email? Because the White House needed his Muslim connections to help with the cover-up in blaming the video rather than our government’s incompetence!