The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) have organized pro-Muslim Brotherhood rallies in Washington, D.C. and Houston in response to the Egyptian government's crackdown on the Islamist group. In one case, organizers even identified the event as a "Muslim Brotherhood meeting."
ICNA and MAS are two of the most powerful Muslim-American organizations. Their annual conferences draw tens of thousands. The last ICNA-MAS joint conference had over 32,000 attendees in person and online. The conference featured criticism of the U.S. Constitution for granting equality to Muslims and non-Muslims.
On August 16, about 50 protesters from the Houston chapters of ICNA and MAS demonstrated outside the Egyptian consulate in opposition to the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. ICNA President Naeem Baig was there and said: