A relationship between the former chairman of a mosque in the U.S. notorious for breeding terrorists may help to further illustrate the connection between the Muslim Brotherhood, the Syrian opposition, Turkey, and unfortunately, the U.S. Government. At Shoebat.com, we have demonstrated that Bassam Estwani, who chaired the Dar al-Hijrah mosque for years, has curried favor with several very powerful politicians to include President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and many others. Estwani is also a Syrian and clearly supports the Muslim Brotherhood.
This leads us to a man named Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib Alhassani, whom Estwani appears quite comfortable with despite al-Khatib’s alliance with Osama bin Laden during Operation Desert Storm. Al-Khatib shared bin Laden’s brand of fundamentalism and opposed any U.S. presence in Arab lands for the same reasons. As 2012 began to wind down, the Obama administration aggressively pushed al-Khatib as its handpicked choice to Syria after the fall of Bashar al-Assad.
Inexplicably, the Obama administration did this just two months after the attack on its Mission in Benghazi by like-minded jihadists. In fact, Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ counterpart Robert S. Ford, the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, spearheaded the effort. Despite the reality that Stevens’ killers were inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood, Ford aggressively pressed for a Muslim Brotherhood leader in al-Khatib. This is precisely what al-Khatib was and is, despite attempts by western governments and media entities like the BBC and AFP to give him a facelift. The common denominator between France, the UK, the U.S. and Turkey – which has a tremendous stake in seeing the Muslim Brotherhood succeed – is that they are all NATO member countries. In seeking a rise in Brotherhood influence, the only member country whose interests are truly being served is Turkey, as Shoebat.com reported.