There has been controversy surrounding comments I made recently ("Colbeck under fire for Muslim conspiracy claims," April 25) about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed.
But is concern over the Muslim Brotherhood in North America worthy of political discourse and public debate? Documents exist that allow for you to decide.
As background, in 2004 a police officer observed a suspicious person videotaping the support structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The person she was with ended up being identified as Ismail Elbarasse, who was the subject of an outstanding material witness warrant in connection with fundraising for Hamas. When the FBI executed a search warrant on Elbarasse's residence they discovered a hidden sub-basement that contained the archives of the group known as the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. Among the myriad documents they found was one referred to as the "Explanatory Memorandum," a blueprint for how the organization seeks to try to destroy our country from within.