Michele Bachmann responds to attacks after she calls for investigation into Muslim Brotherhood

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann joined The Glenn Beck Radio Program on GBTV (soon to be known as TheBlaze) this morning to discuss the growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington, DC and the attacks on her in the wake of her calls for an investigation. The full interview is available in the clip above.

Transcript of the interview is below:

GLENN:  There are a few people in Washington D.C. that I trust and tell the truth.  There are a few people that call me every time they turn on a water faucet from Washington D.C. and they say, “I just want you to know I’m holding a press conference today because I turned on a water faucet.”  You’re like, oh.  And after a while, I don’t take those people’s phone calls and after a while I stop reading their e‑mails.  And there are a few people that are in it for the wrong reasons.  And then there are a few people ‑‑ Jim DeMint is one of them, Michele Bachmann is one of them, Mike Lee is one of them ‑‑ that do it for the right reasons and are clean.  I mean, we were talking about this with Jim DeMint the other day.  Look what Jim DeMint has done.  Jim DeMint just stopped the Law of the Sea Treaty.  I mean, that’s ‑‑ that’s a pretty amazing thing to do.  You can’t take Jim DeMint out because he’s clean.  Does he make mistakes from time to time?  Sure.  Everybody does.  But look at what this guy has done.  Michele Bachmann is the same way.  She’s a good, decent person.  May not agree with her all the time, but she’s a good, decent woman.  And she is standing and she’s on the intelligence committee.  Rarely do I get calls from Michele Bachmann.  But when I do, they’re always important.  And she has called me a few times and lately it’s been about the Muslim Brotherhood because I’ve been ‑‑ I’ve been talking to people in Washington D.C. and saying, “Hey, what’s the deal with the Muslim Brotherhood thing?  Are we looking into this?”  Michele called me this morning and she said, “Glenn, there are decent people up on the Hill that are trying to expose the Muslim Brotherhood and it is spreading.  This disease is spreading so rapidly, it is breathtaking.”  This goes to a documentary that we did about, what, four months ago, three months ago where we exposed what this president is doing with the Muslim Brotherhood and how it is infiltrating all levels.  And we’re at a place now that if we don’t stop it, we’re approaching a point of no return.  And they are purging everything from our military, from our FBI.  So we’re not even teaching what the Muslim Brotherhood stands for.  We’re not teaching what radical Islam even is.  So how are you ever going to find it?  How are you ever going to recognize it?  It’s out of control.

The inspectors general were asked a few questions by a few members of congress.  Michele Bachmann is here to talk about it and this is important.  I beg you to listen because the elephant media and Drudge, Fox, have come out on the wrong side on this issue.  They are following John McCain’s lead.  It’s the wrong lead.  And if you’re not there to back these people up, they’re going to be eaten by CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Michele Bachmann, welcome to the program.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  Glenn, thank you so much.  What an important topic, and I have to say that you and the people at The Blaze have been leading the pack on this.  And thank you for the wonderful documentary that you’ve done because the influence today of the Muslim Brotherhood at the highest levels, from the White House, to the Pentagon, to the FBI, even to our United States military truly is breathless and people have to know about it.

GLENN:  Okay.  So tell me what happened.  You and who else wrote a letter to the inspectors general’s office and said, “There are some questions here that need to be addressed.”

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  That’s right.  It was three members of the intelligence committee:  Myself, Lynn Westmoreland from Georgia, Tom Rooney from Florida and two members of the judiciary committee, Trent Franks of Arizona and Louie Gohmert of Texas all signed onto a letter.  We asked numerous questions of the federal government because a letter was sent ‑‑ well, let me just back up.  After the Fort Hood tragedy, a report was issued that said the real problem in our government is that we are not teaching FBI agents or our military to recognize radical Islam.  So that’s what we need to do.  We need to teach about it.

Well, in response to that, 50 ‑‑ over 50 Muslim organizations wrote a letter requesting that the White House start a task force to stop that from happening.  Five days after the White House got this letter, this October 19th letter ‑‑ and people can see it on my website, or maybe you have it on The Blaze ‑‑ five days after the White House got this letter from the 50 Muslim groups, they started the purge of the federal government.  Let me tell you, the federal government doesn’t do anything in five days.  But they started the purge of the FBI.  So now the FBI, who are supposed to be trained in radical Islam, elements have been purged off their training materials so they are no longer being taught about what radical Islam is in order to be able to truly identify it ahead of time.  This is serious.  This is also happening throughout our United States military, Department of Justice, and Homeland Security.  And the word “purge” isn’t my word.  That’s the word used by the 50 Muslim organizations.  They demanded that the president purge the training materials and the trainers.  And so already people have been fired who formerly were teaching what radical Islam is.  They’ve been fired or they’ve been reassigned.  And they ask that the library be purged.  Americans don’t purge libraries, but they demanded that the FBI’s library be purged.  All of this was happening and so we wrote a letter to the inspectors general asking the question:  Don’t you think you should look into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and what it is they’re seeking to do.

GLENN:  Okay.  So you write this, which is your job.


GLENN:  Your duty to protect and defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.


GLENN:  There is no question in any sane person’s mind that the Muslim Brotherhood ‑‑ I mean, look at this ‑‑ look at this guy who ran and won the presidency in Egypt.  He says, “Oh, I’m a moderate.  I’m a moderate.”  As soon as he wins, it’s Sharia law, we’re going down, you know, death for Allah is our highest goal.  It’s the all the same crap.  So ‑‑

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  And they call for Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital, not Israel’s capital.  They call for the demise of Israel and the demise of the United States.  They believe in civilization, jihad, which is to come into the United States and subvert the United States from within.  I know it sounds like radical stuff, but all you have to do is look ‑‑ right, just look at the Muslim Brotherhood and who they say they are.

GLENN:  Okay.  So when you wrote this letter, then Keith Ellison comes out.  And Keith Ellison is ‑‑ he has a record of being the Mafia hitman.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  Well, he has a long record of being associated with CAIR and with the Muslim Brotherhood.  CAIR is an unindicted co‑conspirator, as stated in the large terrorist financing case that we’ve had in the United States of America and so he came out and essentially wanted to shut down the inspectors general from even looking into any of the questions that we were asking.  So he wanted to shut it down.  In response I wrote another letter back to Keith Ellison, a 16‑page letter which I would encourage all of your listeners to go and read this letter.  It’s what I call a bulletproof letter.  I have 59 footnotes with one example after another of the penetration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the federal government.  One of the most recent is so outrageous, it’s hard to believe.  Two weeks ago the State Department broke its own law, like I said, and let a foreign terrorist come into the United States, into the White House, meet with the National Security Council ‑‑

GLENN:  Listen to this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: ‑‑ and demand the release of the blind Sheik.  This is absolutely outrageous.

GLENN:  There’s more to this story that I think is even more outrageous.  Not only did they break their own laws, give this guy a special waiver, bring him into the White House.  This is a guy who is a known ‑‑ part of a known terrorist organization.  He then campaigns to have the blind sheikh released, but who pays for his airline ticket?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  We do.  The taxpayers.  What I want to know is did we upgrade him to first class.  I mean, this is ‑‑ this is outrageous what has happened.  And so then now what’s happened is the attack machine has been turned on myself and the other members of congress who have been asking the questions, that somehow we’re the Muslim haters, we’re the witch‑hunters, we’re the new Joe McCarthyites because we’re asking these questions.  All the while two weeks ago the Obama administration breaks federal law to bring someone that we list on the State Department as a terrorist organization, a member of that terrorist organization, we bring him into the White House?  You don’t get any higher when it comes to intelligence secrets, you don’t get any higher than the National Security Council.  He sits down with the National Security Council in our White House and has the guts to demand that we release one of the worst, most violent terrorists that we have behind bars.  He wants us to let him out of prison, to let him go free, the guy who was the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the blind sheikh.

GLENN:  So let’s ‑‑

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  And you don’t hear a peep about this.

GLENN:  No, of course not.  Let me ‑‑ let me take you here because one of the more controversial things is you say Anthony Weiner’s wife will is ‑‑ has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.  Now, this is important because she works for Hillary Clinton.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  She is the chief aid for the ‑‑ to the Secretary of State, and we quoted from a document, and this has been well reported all across Arab media, that her father ‑‑ her late father who’s now deceased was a part of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Her brother was a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, and her mother was a part of what’s called the Muslim Sisterhood.  It would be, we have requirements to get a high level security clearance.  One thing that the government looks at are your associations, and in particular your family associations.  And this applies to everyone.  It would be the same that is true with me.  If my family members were associated with Hamas, a terrorist organization, that alone could be sufficient to disqualify me from getting a security clearance.  So all we did is ask, did the federal government look into her family associations before she got a high level security clearance.

GLENN:  And it’s not an unreasonable thing to ask seeing that this president and this administration has ‑‑ didn’t know ‑‑ apparently didn’t know that Van Jones was the founding ‑‑ one of the founding members of a radical revolutionary, anti‑American, Communist organization, and he’s in the White House.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  That’s right.  That’s right, and it’s not ‑‑

GLENN:  So something is ‑‑ somebody’s dropping the ball some place, or somebody knows.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  That’s right.  And somebody has been dropping the ball since the beginning of the Obama administration.  And this isn’t intent to be partisan or out to get the president.  I mean, quite honestly on the intelligence committee I’m happy to report we are the most bipartisan committee I’ve ever been a part of, and with all of these unprecedented leaks that have been coming out from our federal government, all of which, by the way, undermine Israel, and Israel’s ability to defend herself against a nuclear Iran, we are with one voice, Democrat and Republican, outraged by these leaks that are coming out of the administration.  Never before in the history of the country have we seen this level of leaks coming out, but at the same time there’s also a parallel track of influence from the Muslim Brotherhood in the highest levels of the federal government, and we think that we need to get answers to these questions.  And that’s the purpose of our letters.  We’re asking that the inspectors general answer these questions, and Keith Ellison is trying to shut this, these questions down from getting addressed.

GLENN:  I’m really tight on time and I want to hit a couple of other things.  Stu’s got ‑‑ Stu’s been going over all of this information, and he’s got one question for you.

STU:  Well, I see here that you did like, too, the actual military document that talks about what is a potentially disqualifying condition for security clearance.  It says, quote:  Contact with a foreign family member, if that contact creates a heightened risk of foreign exploitation, inducement, manipulation, pressure or coercion.  Then goes on to say the subject’s closest and most frequent contacts are the ones most likely to present a security risk.  And you’re talking about both her father, who’s now deceased, her mother and her brother.  So I think the media seems to be holding you to this standard that you have to have this case completely proven when it seems like what you’re saying is, is there a legitimate process question:  Are they actually asking these questions before handing out these clearances.

GLENN:  Right.  This has been ‑‑ I mean, your links and your footnotes ‑‑ and they’re down, by the way.  I don’t know if you know that, Michele.  But the Al‑Jazeera links that you put in and you said, here, go link ‑‑ go find the story on Al‑Jazeera.  We can’t get to them this morning.


GLENN:  Oh, yeah.  We’re going to need ‑‑

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  Gosh.  Maybe we can go ‑‑ maybe we can go in the past and dig them up so that we can resurrect them.

GLENN:  Yeah, we’re going to have to get them because they’ve either been scrubbed or they’re being hammered, you know, by so much traffic which I highly doubt.


GLENN:  So that’s ‑‑ I mean, you have links showing that in Al‑Jazeera’s own coverage.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  Well, these links were up as of last Friday.

GLENN:  Yeah, well, they’re not ‑‑

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  I wrote the letter and we got it out by midnight last Friday night and the links were up last Friday.  So they’ve taken them down.  Gee.

GLENN:  I will tell you that that’s not unusual.  As we’ve followed these stories like this, that’s really not unusual anymore.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  That’s even more reason why we should be looking into this.

GLENN:  Yeah.  Let me just say this to you and then one more quick question.  I just wrote a letter to the president of my company for The Blaze and he’s in charge of all content.  He’s kind of our news, you know, our uber news director, if you will, he’s the president of content.  And I just said we know the truth on this story.  We’ve had this for a while.  I do not want this company to sit down on this.  So we are going to cover this and continue to cover this to make sure that people hear this story because, Michele, you guys are absolutely right and it is a matter of national survival.


GLENN:  Let me ask you ‑‑


GLENN:  Let me ask you one quick question.  John McCain and all of the elephant media are falling right in line with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Bullcrap.  What did John McCain do yesterday?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  He went on the Senate floor and he gave a spirited defense of Huma Abedin, who is a friend of his.  And so that’s what he did and I think ‑‑

GLENN:  But you’re not saying that she is compromised?  You’re saying have we looked into this, right?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  That’s right.  That’s all we’re saying because we did not infer that she is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or that she’s working on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.

GLENN:  Right.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  Our point was regarding the security clearance.

GLENN:  Right.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  And did she have to go through the same sort of process that anyone else has to go to.  Did they check the boxes.  Because if the State Department breaks American law to bring a terrorist into the White House, a member of a terrorist organization, it certainly is conceivable that maybe they looked the other way on issuing the security clearance.  That’s all we’re doing is asking a question.

GLENN:  I have to tell you, we’re at war.  We’re at war with people in the Middle East, and her ‑‑ she’s compromised ‑‑ forget about the Muslim thing.  She’s compromised or could have been compromised.  Her husband was sending dirty photos of himself.  I mean, you know, in a wartime, you would never put that person in a delicate situation because the family has already been compromised.  But I digress.


GLENN:  Thank you very much.  Go ahead.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN:  I was just going to say the Muslim Brotherhood elements have declared war against the United States.

GLENN:  All right.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: ‑‑ and Israel.  And we need to recognize that they are at war, even if we don’t fully, are onto this.  And we’ve got to, but I thank you and everyone at The Blaze for taking this on because the media has a completely different view of it.  So thank you.

GLENN:  Well, they’re always ‑‑ they’re almost always wrong, especially when it comes to these things.  Michele, thank you very much and keep up the fight.  Never sit down.  We’ve got your back.

5 thoughts on “Michele Bachmann responds to attacks after she calls for investigation into Muslim Brotherhood”

  1. WALID SHOEBAT EXCLUSIVE: Former Muslim, Walid Shoebat, explains, with facts, why John McCain and his GOP cronies are dead wrong about Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff’s Muslim Brotherhood ties


    It disgusts me to see FOX News and several dhimmi Republicans joining forces with the goons at terror-linked CAIR to condemn Michele Bachmann’s valid questions about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the highest levels of our government. Listen to a man who knows the Muslim Brotherhood personally.
    Background WALID SHOEBAT

    Shoebat While there are many chickens standing in line to peck at Rep. Michele Bachmann’s head while calling her shameful and demanding that she “fess up or shut up” perhaps its time to ask such ‘truth-phobic’ critics why they’ve chosen to indignantly point to “character assassination” when they, themselves are the actual practitioners of it. Senator John McCain, stated on the Senate floor:

    “The letter (from Bachmann and four other Congressmen) alleges that three members of Huma’s family are ‘connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations…’ These sinister accusations rest solely on a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations of members of Huma’s family”.

    McCain’s statements above are demonstrably false. The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies / Islamic Trust Annual Reports of the Board of Trustees from the official government of Great Britain has Hassan Abedin – Huma’s brother – partnering with notoriousSheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the spiritual head and the international liaison of the Muslim Brotherhood, a known enemy of the United States and closely works with the notorious Al-Qaeda Godfather Omar Naseef whose signature is on the document that includes Huma’s brother Hassan Abedin on his board in 2004-2005 (see page 7), 2005-2006 (see page 7), and 2007-2008 (see page 12).

    How can this organization (OCIS) be ‘Pro-West’ while Naseef and Qaradawi are both actively partnering with Huma Abedin’s brother?

    The following statement made by McCain on the Senate floor not only defies logic but is completely irrelevant:

    “Never mind that one of those individuals, Huma’s father, passed away two decades ago.”

    Ah, the sympathy card… There’s a small problem for McCain here; emotion is devoid of logic. Using his formula, Osama Bin Laden’s children should be given a pass to work in the US Government in 2031 without being vetted.

    Saleha Abedin (Huma’s mother) is a leader in the Muslim Sisterhood and a member of the terror-supporting Muslim Brotherhood, which gave birth to al-Qaeda. Again, using McCain’s logic, shouldn’t we wait until 20 years after Huma’s mother croaks before Huma should be eligible to hold such a lofty position?

    No one on earth can refute that Huma Abedin’s mother supports marital rape, under-age marriage, polygamy and her membership of the Muslim Brotherhood is circulated in the Arab media. These are facts that should be presented to the American people to see ifthey think this is all guilt by association but… facts are facts.

    Siham al-Qaradawi, the daughter of Yusuf Qaradawi was awarded a scholarship in the Fulbright Academic Program in 2010-2011 in the US. If we use John McCain’s logic, we cannot reject her to work in the government as “guilt by association” just because her father, Sheikh Yousuf Qaradawi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. After all, it was 18 years ago that he proclaimed:

    “We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America, not by the sword but by our Dawa [proselytizing].”

    In two years, those words will be two decades old. Can we ignore them then?

    Applying McCain’s logic regarding Huma Abedin to Siham al-Qaradawi is the equivalent of a national suicide wish. McCain stated:

    “…there is not one instance of an action, a decision, or a public position that Huma [Abedin] has taken while at the State Department that would lend credence to the charge that she is promoting anti-American activities within our government.”

    The same applies to Siham Qaradawi. Would McCain find it acceptable for her to work in our government? Of course not. So who has lost their mind here? John McCain, the liberal media, or Bachmann? Was Bachman insane to state that:

    “Most recently, the State Department shockingly decided to give Hani Nour Eldin, a member of an Egyptian designed terrorist group, a visa to not only enter the country in violation of the federal laws …”?

    Bachmann’s former campaign chief – Ed Rollins – wrote that as a “Christian”, Bachmann should “seek forgiveness” for what she has done to Huma Abedin.

    Politicians who behave as deer in fight and lions in peace have never made history. Churchill made it, Chamberlin did not. With respect to this issue, the Senator from Arizona has positioned himself to become John McChamberlain and The congresswoman from Minnesota just got a wink from Sir Winston.

    Then we have some Rabbi by the name of Saperstein, who stated:

    “The Reform Movement, and I personally, have worked with Ms. Abedin, Imam Magid and ISNA for many years. All have worked on behalf of U.S. interests at home and abroad, built relationships across religious lines and affirmed U.S. constitutional values.”

    Where is Saperstein’s similar outrage at Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President Imam Magid? Why hasn’t he called on Magid to condemn ISNA’s Louay Safi, who wrote:

    “The war against the apostates [Saperstein] is carried out not to force them to accept Islam, but to enforce the Islamic law and maintain order.”

 (Louay Safi, Religion and Politics pp.121)

    Did Saperstein say or do anything when Safi was chosen by ISNA and approved by our government to lecture our troops at Ft. Hood after the Jew hating murderer of innocent Americans Nidal Malik Hassan committed the massacre? This would be like bringing a Nazi to speak to American Jews right after Auschwitz.

    Then we have Keith Ellison, who told Anderson Cooper on CNN:

    “U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s allegations of a Muslim Brotherhood “deep penetration” of the federal government is “untrue” and a “phantom”.

    Dare Mr. Ellison deny that Barrack Obama’s Islamic envoy Rashad Hussein, who was appointed by the government, made commentsto the Musim Student Association in 2004 supporting the convicted terrorist fundraiser Sami al-Arian? Can he or anyone deny that the Muslim Brotherhood founded the Muslim Student Association and intends to destroy the U.S.?

    The “proof” can be viewed in this English translation of an Arabic website.

    Want more “proof”? What about the editor of Egypt’s al-Ahram Yahya Ghanem who, on May 20, 2010 asked Rashad Hussain in direct fashion if he is a mover and shaker for Islamist causes:

    “Part of your work covers Iran since it is part of the Islamic world, have you made things happen on this level?”

    Ghanem notes in the article that “Hussain refuses to talk”. Then Ghanem insists:

    “Do you not think that a move on your part will have a positive impact on resolving the crisis?”

    Hussein responds:

    “I think so, but we will do so when the right opportunity comes.”

    For “proof”, here is the full transcript.

    At what level or qualifications does Rashad Hussein work to be an advisor for President Obama regarding Iran’s nuclear affairs Mr. McChamberlain?

    Then we have Anderson Cooper stating:

    “As per Abedin’s mother and brother, Bachmann never gives any evidence of their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood.”

    Evidence? Try helping to answer the questions I posed to Rabbi Saperstein, Keith Ellison and Senator McChamberlain. And while he’s at it, perhaps he can air the entire, un-edited interview with me and CNN’s Drew Griffin without the typical CNN cutting and pasting to fit an agenda. Perhaps the American people can see how poorly his staff did while they sat there and ignored that in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, two million Egyptians chanted:

    “to Jerusalem we march, martyrs by the millions”.

    Millions of Egyptians witnessed the event, a revolution hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood, and the CNN team failed to report it even though I sent him the proof during his inquires to me. When will the American on the street realize, it’s not about proof? It’s about coming to grips with a reality that is about to hit us in the head like a 2×4.

    The tactics of the smear merchants is easy to reveal: find something someone said which was false, then write them off on everything else they say that was true. This is how the masses are fooled. It’s the oldest trick in the book. Case in point: Cooper picked on Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), stating:

    “Sir, do you want to offer any evidence? I’m giving you an opportunity to offer to say what research and evidence you have. You’ve offered none, other than yelling.”

    Did Cooper offer any evidence or sources when CNN claimed that they checked my prison records and supposedly found none? Did CNN provide any source from the Israeli government that states my story was “fraudulent” as they claimed? Where are the official sources? They do not exist and neither can CNN provide anything except claims to fool the masses that believe the typical character assassination.

    One last thing to Mr. Cooper…

    I was not interested in your story coming out of the closet; you getting “penetrated” is your business, but our nation getting penetrated is mine.

  2. Amazing article. The video is worth it to see I had no idea that taxpayers were helping fund the release of the sheik who is the planner of the 1993 world trade center attack. I guess he will end up getting deported if the Egyptians keep trying to secure his release.

  3. Muslim Brotherhood elements have declared war against the United States.
    Do away with Billary and her top adviser……Fire the Muslims!
    Old McCain is so old he can’t remember if he changed his depends from one day till the next.I am so happy he is not my President just like Odumbo is not a Leader………

  4. Yes even Obama thinks the release of Omar Abdul Rahman is outrageous that terrorist’s over with he is probably not going to last much longer. If Michelle Bachman wants to ask the question then let her ask there is the concept of free speech and no one should stop her from wondering.

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