Michigan's Regressive "Progressive" Gubernatorial Candidate


Abdul El-Sayed is trying to become the nation's first Muslim governor. That might be a nice milestone. But his connections and actions over the years indicate that - while his political agenda is "progressive," his core beliefs are rooted in very conservative Sunni ideology. El-Sayed's connections with Muslim Brotherhood-tied groups date back at least to his college days. He served as the University of Michigan's Muslim Students Association vice president. MSA was created in 1963 by Muslim Brotherhood members who came to the United States to complete their education. An MSA history acknowledges that its founders saw a "responsibility (sic) of spreading Islam as students in North America.