The Islamic Society of North America held its 3-day, 53rd annual convention in Rosemont, Illinois, and one of the speakers on Saturday, September 3 was Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
The group has been described as the largest Muslim organization in North America, and has been identified by the Justice Department as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Johnson, who holds the top job in the department intended to protect America from terrorists, said he was privileged to speak at the ISNA convention. “I’m told that I am the highest ranking U.S. government official and the first sitting cabinet officer to ever speak in person before this convention. I welcome that, as you have welcomed me. I am proud to have broken that glass ceiling, and to have created the expectation, in the future, that government officials of my rank will attend your annual convention.”
The man in charge of keeping America safe told the organization who has ties to terrorist groups: “Continue to prod us toward a more perfect union. Aspire, excel, contribute, engage, and vote. Channel your energy in a way such that Muslim Americans too become recognized as a full part of the fabric of this diverse society, like others have done before you. This is your moment of opportunity.”
Johnson’s speech was all about the “discrimination” that Muslims have faced in America. He told them, “Realize it or not, your story is the quintessential American story,” and he likened the Muslim experience to the African American experience in America.
Johnson told the story of his own grandfather, Charles S. Johnson, being questioned on suspicions that he was a communist during his time as a “prominent sociologist” and president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He said in 1949 Dr. Johnson was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Congress, and had to deny he was a member of the Communist Party.
Johnson had told this story last December to another group of Muslims, when he spoke to the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia (a mosque founded by the Muslim Brotherhood leaders.)
Investors said of the story that Congress had good reason to be suspicious of communist activity from Dr. Johnson, as he had personally hired several known communist professors, and was a member of a communist front organization, the National Sharecroppers Fund.
In fact, the grilling was more over the two white communist professors that Dr. Johnson had hired, but in telling the story, Jeh Johnson left the impression it was all about racism: “Some of that suspicion was focused on African Americans who dared publicly challenge the government to deliver equal protection of the laws for all people. Dr. Johnson appeared before this Committee and had to deny he was a member of the Communist Party, and to defend the patriotism of all African Americans.”
Jeh Johnson told the Muslims at the ISNA convention that his grandfather’s experience, and the struggles of all African Americans is the same as the Muslim struggles of “discrimination, vilification, bullying and physical attacks” that Muslims face. He told them he knows they are a religion of peace.
World Net Daily reports: “In 2007, the U.S. government labeled ISNA a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial involving the Holy Land Foundation funneling money to Hamas. The label was upheld in 2009 because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to Hamas. Several years ago, ISNA’s Canadian affiliate lost its status as a charity because of its accounting discrepancies and links to Pakistani terrorists.”
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s full speech to the ISNA convention he was so proud to attend and the people he felt so akin to can be read on the DHS website.
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