In his U.N. address September 24th 2014, President Obama praised the Sheik and, for a while today, they had a link to the Sheik’s site up on the White House website.
That compelled us to repost an article below from June 27, 2013 about the Sheik.
Mr. Obama said this today: The ideology of ISIL or al Qaeda or Boko Haram will wilt and die if it is consistently exposed, confronted, and refuted in the light of day. Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies – Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose: “We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.”
Original Article: The Obama administration admits that senior White House officials met with radical Sheik and Islamic scholar Abdullah bin Bayyah at the White House, the same White House that is closed to the American public. Obama’s spokesperson said that bin Bayyah spoke against al Qaeda in 2010 and he was at the White House to “counter the al Qaeda narrative, discuss poverty, and global health efforts.
Photo of Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah
Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group founded by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi — a Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S. Bin Bayyah has strong ties to Saudi Arabia.
Bin Bayyah has called for an Islamic state in place of Israel and is an ardent supporter of the terrorist group Hamas. He has asked the UN to criminalize any statements against Mohammed or Islam. In 2009, he issued a Fatwa against any normalization of relations with Israel.
According to the White House, the meeting was requested by Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council, where she is responsible for global development, democracy, and humanitarian assistance issues. She is a former American Progress Senior Fellow. American Progress is a very far-left think tank.
If it is such a good idea, why was it kept so secret?
Bin Bayyah claimed on his website to have met with senior White House officials on June 13 at the behest of Barack Obama to promote communication between the White House and the Association of Muslim Scholars. He said he met with Obama to discuss more US involvement in Syria.
Photo of Bin Bayyah meeting with senior White House officials on June 13 2013
We have such a great foreign policy, whatever it is.