Meet the Controversial Muslim Leader Who Has Advised the White House

In National Journal, Kaveh Waddell discusses the Obama administration’s controversial relationship with “Abdullah bin Bayyah, a 79-year-old cleric who, even though lauded on the world stage for his recent efforts at peacemaking, is dogged by controversy over connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.” Bin Bayyah has met with National Security Council staff at the White House, and Obama quoted him in a recent speech. Bin Bayyah has been under fire in recent years for his nine-years as vice president of┬áthe International Union of Muslim Scholars, which has issued fatwas against the U.S. and Israel.

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