Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism and Karen Lugo for passing this on
The Muslim Public Affairs Council is another one of those phony moderate Islamic organizations in the US that poses as moderates. In reality, they are a front for the Muslim Brotherhood. Their CEO, Salam al Marayati, is a phony moderate who once told me there was no death penalty in Islam for apostasy (a lie). Under the Obama administration, this organization participated in a giant ruse with the government called, "Countering Violent Extremism", which relied on mosques and groups like MPAC to root out the "violent extremists" in their own community and train them to be good little citizens. Now the Trump administration has wisely withdrawn funding from MPAC.
As the article aptly points out, MPAC is one of law enforcement's biggest critics when it comes to catching terrorists in the US. Depending on MPAC and the imams and mosques to identify and cure would be terrorists (as opposed to identifying them and notifying police) is like expecting elephants to pass the peanuts.
This entire Countering Violent Extremism program should be halted and replaced with something more sensible like monitoring extremist mosques.