Major Muslim organizations, including CAIR and ISNA, have convinced Washington and the media that they represent mainstream American Islam. In fact, only about 10 percent of American Muslims express support for these groups, which maintain close ties to the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood, receive lavish funding from the Organization of Islamic States, and work hard to deflect attention away from the threat of radical Islamism. M. Judi Jasser, a Syrian-American activist, explains:
You have to ask yourself not only to what degree Brotherhood-linked individuals influence [what] the administration [says], but also what it does not say. The president, even when talking about an organization as Islamist as ISIS/IS, whose very name epitomizes Islamism, won’t use the term “Islam.” He’ll use the terms “violence,” “barbarism,” and “extremism” instead—that’s clearly coming from Islamists who want the American public to remain numb to the threat of Islamism.