BUZZED NEWS, 9 FEBRUARY 2017, FEAT. PROF. WADIE SAID:
Leading Muslim advocacy groups are preemptively trying to insulate themselves from anticipated attacks that they are connected with the Muslim Brotherhood after reports that White House advisers are discussing designating the brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.
Well-funded anti-Muslim groups in the US like the Center for Security Policy and ACT for America — once fringe elements of the conservative movement that now have a central place within the executive branch — have contended for years that large and prominent American Muslim organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) are all fronts for, or have been heavily infiltrated by, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Those groups all told BuzzFeed News they are not connected to the brotherhood — and added it was absurd they are once again in a position where they have to defend against those charges.