Thursday, February 22, 2024

Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird is director of the Middle East Forum's Islamism in Politics program.

America’s First All-Muslim City Council Is Riddled with Antisemites

On Feb. 28, America’s first all-Muslim city council in Hamtramck, Michigan passed a proclamation “opposing military aid to all repressive governments.” Although the bill makes ambiguous statements about...

MEF Investigation Reveals: Los Angeles Police Infiltrated by Pakistani Regime Loyalists

A Los Angeles-based network of Pakistani Americans with links to Pakistan’s government has infiltrated local law enforcement agencies and is using its influence with...

Islamists Commandeer Muslim Vote to Sweep Midterm Elections

A tight network of politically active Islamist organizations have employed sophisticated electioneering techniques to multiply their political power and play a major role in...

Did Ohio Just Elect The Next Ilhan Omar?

The following article was published in The Federalist on December 14, 2022. As the first Somali Muslim woman elected to the Ohio state legislature, Munira Abdullahi is expected to bring “diversity”...

Move Over, Ilhan Omar! Minnesota Republicans Pander to Somali Islamists

Minnesota is experiencing a reshuffling of political loyalties as the state GOP forges alliances with a once-reliable Democratic constituency. Following years of indifference, Minnesota...

Al Qaeda-Linked Lawyer Could Become Next Los Angeles City Attorney

The front runner in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s race is a former Republican operative who is deeply enmeshed in Islamist political circles. Now...

Is This Immigrant Muslim Stronghold in Michigan America’s Election Fraud Capital?

An immigrant sanctuary surrounded by inner-city Detroit may represent America’s election fraud capital. Over the past decade, the city of Hamtramck, Michigan, has experienced...

Palm Beach Activists Demand School Board Members Return Awards from Terror-Tied Group

Activists and concerned citizens attending an August 17 Palm Beach County School District hearing called on two board members to return awards recently granted...

Harvard Replaces Michigan Mayor Accused of Election Fraud from Voting Rights Panel

Amer Ghalib, the mayor of Hamtramck, Michigan, apparently believed he dodged a public relations disaster after Harvard University invited him to lecture students about...

Why Are Media Ignoring This Muslim Mayor’s Racism And Alleged Election Fraud In Michigan?

The following article was published in The Federalist on Aug. 8, 2022. The mayor of Hamtramck, Michigan, Ameer Haiderah Ghalib, was recently exposed for mocking black political demonstrations and endorsing comments that referred...

Islamist Lobby Day: Congress Welcomes Turkish-Backed Extremists to Capitol

A Turkish-backed coalition of the nation’s most prominent Sunni Islamist organizations converged on Capitol Hill for the 7th annual National Muslim Advocacy Day in...

Exclusive: Hamtramck Mayor’s Bigotry and Apparent Voter Fraud

In January, the city of Hamtramck, Michigan, became the first municipality in the United States to be governed entirely by Muslim Americans. Mayor Amer...

Candidate Oz Must Come Clean on Entanglements with Turkey’s Islamist Regime

Senate candidate and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz has been hamstrung by allegations that he possesses dual loyalties to Turkey's hardline Islamist government. Now, fresh...

Connecticut Congressional Candidate Bankrolled by Libyan Muslim Brotherhood Supporters

Muad Hrezi, Connecticut’s 27-year-old longshot candidate for U.S. Congress, is concerned about campaign finance. “The game has been rigged,” he proclaimed when he kicked...

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