U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says President Barack Obama’s administration has embraced what she calls a bid by Islamic fundamentalists to bring the U.S. government in line with Islamic law.
Bachmann, R-Stillwater, made the comments last weekend in an interview with Jan Markell, a Maple Grove-based Christian minister with Olive Tree Ministries.
Bachmann created national controversy earlier this year by claiming the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist fundamentalist movement that rose to power in Egypt, had penetrated the U.S. government.
In the latest interview, Bachmann warns of a 10-year plan crafted by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, which includes 57 nations, most of them in the Middle East. Bachmann, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, says the OIC plan aims “to criminalize worldwide any speech that is disparaging of Islam” in accordance with Sharia law.
What she describes as a “purge” by FBI and other Obama administration officials of materials deemed offensive to Islam shows the administration is “embracing” the OIC plan, Bachmann said.
“That’s what I spent my whole year doing, was talking about this issue of what the OIC was trying to do with their 10-year plan and all of these efforts in the Obama administration,” Bachmann said. “The only conclusion you could make is that they are embracing the 10-year plan and are supporting it.”
See also “Bachmann: Obama wants to ‘lift up the Islamists’ and impose Sharia law”, Right Wing Watch, 12 December 2012
The interview was broadcast on Jan Markell’s weekly radio show, which has the stated purpose of “discussing current events in the light of biblical end-time prophecy”. As Mother Jones has reported, Bachmann’s association with Markell and the Christian-Zionist Olive Tree Ministries goes back some years.