Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, who serves as vice-president of an organization that supports the terrorist group Hamas and whose president sanctioned the killing of American soldiers in Iraq, has met with senior Obama administration officials at the White House.
Bin Bayyah is the principal deputy to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s chief Sharia jurist and the driving force of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). In addition to being behind the 2004 fatwa calling for the killing of American troops and other personnel serving in Iraq, Qaradawi also promotes suicide bombing against Israel.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that in 2011, Bayyah made a statement on his Arabic-language website where he criticized the West for placing Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and others in the same category as al-Qaeda.
In a posting on his website Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah revealed that he met at the White House on June 13 with Gayle Smith, senior director of the National Security Council, and Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, among other officials.
The posting originally stated that the "national security adviser" was at the meeting, without naming him directly, though that part of the post was removed shortly thereafter when it was revealed that National Security Adviser Tom Donilon was not in fact at the meeting.
Among the topics the posting says bin Bayyah addressed at the meeting was how to "lift the injustices from vulnerable peoples such as the Syrian people, the Palestinians and the Muslims in Myanmar" and for the U.S. to do more to aid the Syrian revolution.
According to bin Bayyah’s website’s account of the meeting, it was the White House who asked for an audience with him.
A senior Obama administration official confirmed that the meeting took place, but declined to confirm whether all the officials listed by bin Bayyah’s website, including the American "national security adviser," were in attendance.
The official claimed that the meeting was set up to learn about bin Bayyah’s efforts to "counter the al-Qaeda narrative."
In granting bin Bayyah a visa, White House officials ignored his radical statements as well as his close connection to Qaradawi.
IUMS's hostility toward Israel, and its support of terrorists, is well documented. Considering that this information is readily available on the internet, it would not have been too difficult for White House officials to uncover that both Bin Bayyah and the IUMS support Palestinian terrorism and Israel's destruction. Hmmmm.....It seems the love from the Obama 'Admin' is still strong for #Israel's enemies. Source. More on the Sheikh's past can be read here.......Amazing coincidence that the Sheikh resigned from Qaradawis MB Club once the Obama White house was inviting him.