Obama Administration Faith Advisor Dahlia Mogahed has posted a comment on her Twitter feed criticizing Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad for his failure to support “resistance to Israel.” The tweet, dated March 10, reads as follows:
” To those siding w/Assad: he cannot deliver stability, protection of minorities, or resistance to Israel. He is a killer w/0 legitimacy.”
It should be noted that “resistance to Israel” is a phrase normally associated with organizations such as Hamas.
In May 2011, a post reported that Ms. Mogahed took part in a conference held in Abu Dhabi where she told the participants that “politics” and not religion caused Muslim anger toward the US andwhere participants blamed the Mideast conflict on the West.
Dahlia Mogahed is the Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, associated with Global Muslim Brotherhood supporter and academic John Esposito. She was appointed in April 2009 as one of two Muslim members to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Ms. Mogahed, who was born in Egypt and lived in the U.S. since the age of 5 was identifiedin 2003 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) whose co-founder lost a DOE security clearance and whose Imam was last reported facing deportation on immigration violations. Ms. Mogahed is the daughter of Elsayed Mogahed, an Egyptian immigrant who is an engineering scientist at the University of Wisconsin and a past President of the Islamic Center of Madison (ICM) where he remains a member. The website of the ICM had in the past linked mainly to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Souheil Ghannouchi, the former President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was ICM Imam and President for several years. The MAS is part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and closest to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.