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Trump Urged To Designate Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group – OpEd

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During the so-called Arab Spring in the midst of the Egyptian transition from a dictatorship to a democracy, the radical Islamic group known as the Muslim Brotherhood was being sold to the American people by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and others as being “moderate” Muslims.

However, the Egyptian military didn’t see it that way and the Muslim Brotherhood president and the groups legislators were removed and eventually arrested as terrorists.

In a hopeful departure from the Obama-Clinton Egyptian Policy, Americans are urging President Donald J. Trump to push legislation that designates the Muslim Brotherhood — and it’s affiliate Muslim Sisterhood — as a terrorist organization, Walid Phares, a foreign policy advisor for the president-elect told the officials at Clarion Project.

Phares told the Middle Eastern news media and the Clarion Project, a U.S. think-tank that the legislation, has already received the approval of the House Judiciary Committee earlier this year. But when it was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee it was stonewalled by Senators because the Obama administration supports the radical Muslim group despite it being listed as a terrorist organization by a number of other nations including Middle Eastern countries.

According to officials at the Clarion Project, they have been campaigning to educate legislators and the group and to move the bill forward. The think-tank noted that the bill garnered bipartisan support.

Exactly one year ago, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced the bill, which identifies three Brotherhood entities in the U.S. including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“We have to stop pretending that the Brotherhood are not responsible for the terrorism they advocate and finance … We have to see it for what it is: a key international organization dedicated to waging violent jihad,” Cruz is quoted as saying by the Washington Free Beacon..

The bill provides a review of the Brotherhood’s terrorist history and how it is banned by the governments of Egypt, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Syria. Egypt released videos showing the Brotherhood’s involvement in terrorism and the Egyptian government’s website warns about the Brotherhood lobby in the United States.

Cruz’s bill also accuses the Muslim Brotherhood being connected to CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

The U.S. designated the Brotherhood’s Palestinian wing—Hamas— in 1997, but the group as a whole is allowed to operate in the U.S.


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Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

2 thoughts on “Trump Urged To Designate Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group – OpEd

  • November 16, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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    Here is the legislation and contact information:

    CONTACT CONGRESS
    House Bill HR 3892 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act and S2230 the Senate companion bill would, through the FTO designation, give congress investigative powers to unseal Obama’s school records to see if he had Muslim Brotherhood ties before the presidency.

    The FTO designation would also give congress power to investigate Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood appointees and their role in gutting FBI and other NSA counter-terrorism effectiveness.

    For the senate email: [email protected]
    Call Sen. Corker Chrmn 202-224-3344, Fax 202-228-0566
    “Senator Corker – I support S2230 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act please send to committee. Thank you.”

    For the House contact: Speaker Paul Ryan 202-225-3031, Fax 202-225-3393
    Maj Ldr Kevin McCarthy 202-225-2915, Fax 202-225-2908
    “I support HR 3892 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act
    please schedule for a FULL HOUSE VOTE. Thank you.”

    Reply
    • July 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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      I support HR 3892 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act
      please schedule for a FULL HOUSE VOTE. Thank you.”

      Reply

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