by Dr. Rich Swier, October 20, 2011.
Tom Trento, President of The United West, was in Orlando, Florida to meet the Occupy Wall Street protesters, interview them and get a feel for what is driving the movement. At the Occupy Orlando protest Tom uncovered Shayan Elahi, a key Muslim Brotherhood leader in Florida was the primary leader and organizer of Occupy Orlando. Mr. Elahi is a leader in the Council of American Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. Further research by the United West found that one of the key purposes of Occupy Orlando is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood Arab Spring movement.
According to the Occupy Orlando Facebook page, its mission is: "Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants."
The Florida Political Press (FPP) reports:
"FPP gained a copy of the permit (click here to view the permit) issued for the ‘Occupy Orlando’ protest and it shows that Shayan Elahi, who lists himself as ‘Attorney for Occupy Orlando’ on the paperwork, is the individual who applied for the permit at Senator Beth Johnson Park, the site of the protest.
The permit also reinforces a growing perception by many that the City of Orlando is being overly accommodating toward the organizers. It states at the top of the form that applications ‘Must be submitted 3 business days before‘, yet, the form was submitted and approved on October 14th for the event with began the very next day on the 15th.
It also draws attention to the length of time. The application states that the requested time was from 8:00AM until 8:59 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2011. As the group is still encamped in the park 5 days later, does this mean that the protestors are in violation of city ordinances governing the use of city owned park facilities?"
Mr. Elahi did everything he could to keep Tom Trento from interviewing protestors and the below video shows him gathering his "media team" and actively running the Occupy Orlando protest. Mr. Elahi is identified by a protester as the legal representative of Occupy Orlando.
Watch this video expose of the Occupy Orlando/Muslim Brotherhood Connection: http://www.drrichshow.com/Video_post.cfm?VideoID=104