Islamist Group Hosts Tunisia's Muslim Brotherhood Leader on Capitol Hill

(National Review) Andrew C. McCarthy - The Muslim Public Affairs Council was given space on Capitol Hill Tuesday to welcome Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of the Ennahda, the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that recently won the election in Tunisia. MPAC is an Islamist group whose founders included disciples of Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna as well as admirers of Hizbullah. After 9/11, MPAC's current director, Salam al-Marayati, immediately pronounced that Israel should be on top of the list of suspects. Only a few months ago, in an interview with an Arab-language website, Ghannouchi called for the destruction of Israel and expressed optimism that the Jewish state would soon disappear.

2011-11-30 00:00:00

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