Cruz Adviser Clare Lopez Claims Obama “Switched Sides” On Terrorism Fight

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz recently named Clare Lopez as a national security adviser. Lopez works for an anti-Muslim hate group and has claimed that the “Obama administration very clearly has switched sides in the war on terror.” Lopez thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the federal government and influences President Obama's foreign policy.

Cruz Adviser Clare Lopez Works For An Anti-Muslim Hate Group

Cruz Named Lopez To His National Security Coalition. On March 17, Cruz announced his national security coalition, which included Clare Lopez. Cruz said he's “honored and humbled to have a range of respected voices willing to offer their best advice.” [, 3/17/16]

Lopez Works For The Center For Security Policy, An Anti-Muslim Hate Group. Lopez is the vice president for research & analysis at the Center for Security Policy (CSP). The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the center an anti-Muslim hate group and criticized it for “demonizing Islam and Muslims under the guise of national security.” [Media Matters3/17/16]  

Center For Security Policy Is Headed By Frank Gaffney, Another Cruz Adviser And Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist. [Media Matters, 3/17/16]

Lopez Believes Obama “Switched Sides” In Terrorism Fight, Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated His Government

Lopez: “The Obama Administration Very Clearly Has Switched Sides In The War On Terror.” During an August 2014 interview with the right-wing program TruNews, Lopez said: “The Obama administration very clearly has switched sides in the war on terror, what used to be called the war on terror. And we have provided arms and intelligence and funding and assistance and NATO warplanes to help Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. I think this administration came into office with an agenda to withdraw American power and influence from Muslim lands in particular.” [, 8/25/14]

Lopez “Bluntly Told WND, America Has Switched Sides In The War On Terror Under President Obama.” Conspiracy website WND wrote in 2014 that Lopez “bluntly told WND, America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama” and that she “also came to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden”:

A former CIA officer bluntly told WND, America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama.

Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have confided to WND in private, but declined to say on-the-record.

She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.

Why the switch?

Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”

And why would Obama want to do that?

As she told WND earlier this month, Lopez believed the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government.

She also came to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.”

Why would Obama order the killing of bin Laden?

Because the president “couldn't delay any longer,” once the opportunity was presented, Lopez told WND. [, 8/28/14]

Lopez Believes There's Been An “Infiltration Of [Obama's] Government By The Muslim Brotherhood.” WND interviewed Lopez and wrote:

Lopez said Obama only threatened [Bashar al-]Assad, “because of the infiltration of his government by the Muslim Brotherhood, who are clamoring in his ear at the National Security Council, 'Do something, do something.'”

“They wanted help for their Muslim Brotherhood brothers. But the Middle East and Syria is designated for Iran, so what's Obama gonna do? He decided on half and half. Give the Muslim Brotherhood Sunnis a little bit of aid, but not enough to overturn Assad. Make the Brotherhood happy. But don't overturn Assad. And, at the same time, back and support Iran to be the hegemon.”

Lopez said, in addition to infiltrating the administration, the Brotherhood has established influence over many branches of the federal government over the last few decades. [, 8/13/14]

Lopez Believes That Joseph McCarthy Was “Spot-On” About Communist Investigation. As Right Wing Watch noted, Lopez said during a March 1 radio interview that the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy “absolutely was spot-on” when he investigated alleged communist infiltration of the government. Lopez used the McCarthy example to justify her allegations about the current government being infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. [Right Wing Watch, 3/21/16; Talking Points Memo, 3/22/16]