JERUSALEM – He’s done it again.
Department of Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary has penned yet another controversial tweet, this time likening the Muslim Brotherhood to evangelical Christians and comparing the Brotherhood’s indoctrination to Bible study groups.
WND found that Elibiary tweeted: “Ignorant #Islamophobes (redundant I know) protested my saying #MB like #Evangelicals. Usra like Bible study grp.”
The “MB,” or Muslim Brotherhood, seeks a worldwide Islamic caliphate ruled by Shariah, or Islamic law, and teaches followers to help establish an Islamic state wherever they live.
An usra is a small teaching group devised by Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna to indoctrinate his followers. Brotherhood leaders form weekly meetings to teach the Islamist group’s methods and ideology.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Ikhwanweb website describes usra as the “smallest unit of MB structure which represents the practical area of MB spiritual education and Tarbiah (training).”
Usra groups, compared to Bible study groups by Elibiary, are limited to active Muslim Brotherhood members.
There are three types of Muslim Brotherhood membership:
- General membership: Provided to all Muslims accepted by Muslim Brotherhood district administration.
- Practical membership: Muslims accepted by the district administration who agree to maintain specific Muslim Brotherhood duties as outlined by Al-Banna .
- Jihad membership: Active members approved by the Brotherhood’s general executive bureau.
Elibiary did not return a WND request for comment.
It’s the latest Twitter controversy for Elibiary.
Earlier this month, Elibiary used his Twitter account to warn the tea party against attempting to change the U.S. political landscape through “Christianist Xenophobia.”
Elibiary further charged some “white identity/privilege types” have a problem with a “black president” and “brown Mexicans.”
Elibiary further provoked controversy when he used his Twitter profile to defend the Muslim Brotherhood while implying Egypt’s persecuted Christian minority incited against Islam.
Last month, Elibiary, who was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council by then-secretary Janet Napolitano in 2010, tweeted that he was reappointed and even promoted.
His Twitter handle comes with a disclaimer that the tweets are his own personal opinions and not those of any agency.