Beginning tomorrow, May 28th, 2011, along with the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Society of North America [ICNA] will be holding its 36th annual convention, entitled "Quran: Guidance Towards a Just and Balanced Way." The event is scheduled to take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Although lately, we have been hearing from a broad spectrum of the media about the wide influence of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East, serious discussions about the Brotherhood inside America are few and far between.

There is also a newfound awareness of the Muslim Brotherhood for people inside the U.S., who might not previously have heard of the group. What many Americans still unaware of, however, is the fact that the Brotherhood has a fairly large presence inside the U.S., where many if their entities operate under the guise of "civil rights" organizations.

The Muslim Brotherhood motto is: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qu'uran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest cause."

There is also a newfound awareness of the Muslim Brotherhood for people inside the U.S., who might not previously have heard of the group. What many Americans still unaware of, however, is the fact that the Brotherhood has a fairly large presence inside the U.S., where many if their entities operate under the guise of "civil rights" organizations.

According to ICNA's website, featured as speakers at this year's event will be a number of Islamic radicals. These include According Siraj Wahhaj, a government-named "unindicted co-conspirator" for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and Jamal Badawi, whose work, Gender Equity in Islam, justifies wife beating.

Another of the scheduled speakers is Yusuf Islahi, whose involvement with ICNA is substantial. In addition to speaking at ICNA functions, Islahi has been the Chief Patron of ICNA's Islamic outreach (dawah) faction, named: Why Islam (WI). Until recently, Islahi's personal website, farrukh.net, was the Registrant for ICNA National's official site.

Islahi has also been directly involved with Jamaat-e-Islami as a member of its Central Advisory Council, the Markazi Majlis-e-Shoora, of the JI-Hind, the Indian branch of Jamaat-e-Islami. In this position, he is currently serving his fifth term -- someone involved in both the Muslim Brotherhood overseas and here at home.

While the ICNA event will most probably get news coverage, it is likely that no mention will be made in the media of the Brotherhood or ICNA or Ilashi's association with it. These will, in all likelihood, be ignored, as they have been so many times in the past; and America's citizens will remain uninformed to what is happening around them and its agenda of Islamist global political power.

Contemporary U.S.-based groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) had their beginnings in the Brotherhood.

The Muslim Students Association (MSA), with chapters in most of, if not all of, the universities throughout the United States, was the first major Brotherhood group in the U.S. Further, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) owns the properties of hundreds of Brotherhood-oriented mosques and Islamic centers.

Another Brotherhood organization – one of the largest within the United States – is the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). Started in the late 60s and early 70s, ICNA began as an American arm of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan.

The media's reporting of revolutions taking place in various Middle Eastern nations sh0ould be raising concern about the potential for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) – or Ikhwan al-Muslimun – to gain power within various nations, especially inside Egypt, where the global headquarters of the Brotherhood is located. As the Brotherhood is responsible for the emergence of a number of terrorist movements around the globe, including Hamas and al-Qaeda, unfortunately the concern is warranted:

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