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State Dept: Wrong to Say Georgetown Sponsored Muslim Brotherhood

By    |   Monday, 02 Feb 2015 07:49 PM

The State Department admitted Monday it wrongly claimed Georgetown University sponsored a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood allies involved in a controversial sit-down at the department.

"Unfortunately, I didn’t have the accurate information on one small piece," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki conceded.

"The meeting was set up by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, a nonprofit. So the visit was not funded, as you know, by us or the U.S. government, but it was also not funded by Georgetown."

The Washington Free Beacon reports it had contacted Georgetown after Psaki's Jan. 29 claim the delegation was organized by the the university, which denied it had anything to do with it.

The State Department's meeting, first reported by the Free Beacon, kicked up a storm of controversy, including over a photo posted on Facebook by one participant who held up the Islamic group's four-finger Rabia symbol.

But Psaki said the Obama administration remains comfortable entertaining the Brotherhood, the Free Beacon reports.

Just days after the delegation was at the State Department, the Islamist organization released a statement calling for "a long, uncompromising jihad."

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