A Congressional bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization passed the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, February 25. The bill identifies three Brotherhood entities in the U.S. including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The Muslim Brotherhood is not currently banned in the U.S. because it is not listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Hamas, its Palestinian wing is designated as a terror group, but the group a whole is allowed to operate freely in the U.S.
The legislation reviews the Brotherhood's terrorist history and how it has been banned by the governments of Egypt, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Syria. Egypt has released videos showing the Brotherhood's involvement in terrorism and the Egyptian government's website warns about the Brotherhood lobby in the United States.
The legislation explains that the Muslim Brotherhood set up secret "Palestine Committees" in countries around the world – including the U.S. -- to covertly assist Hamas terrorist activity with "media, money and men."
A mountain of documentation shows that CAIR's role in the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee is media and political influence. Two of CAIR’s founders were present at a secret meeting in 1993 that was wiretapped by the FBI where they were instructed to deceive American audiences. ("War is deception," they said at the meeting.)
The vote, 17-10, was conducted down party lines, with Republicans in favor of the legislation and Democrats opposed.
Speaking in favor of the legislation before the vote, Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) quoted the Brotherhood's 1991 Explanatory Memorandum, saying, "The Brotherhood's 'strategic goal' in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house from within so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
Goodlatte also explained that, "The Brotherhood and its leaders and affiliates, such as Hamas, have supported Islamist terrorism – directly, through fundraising, and through exhortation. Each of these activities constitutes an act of terrorism under the Immigration and Nationality Act."
The legislation gives the secretary of state 60 days to provide a detailed response as to whether the Brotherhood fits the criteria or not.
President Barack Obama has embraced the Muslim Brotherhood since assuming office. At his 2009 speech at Cairo University, he insisted that Muslim Brotherhood members were present and given front-row seats. At the time, the Brotherhood was an outlawed organization in Egypt. Members of the Brotherhood who were open supporters of terrorist organizations were allowed into the U.S. and even invited to the White House.
Summaries for the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015 written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress is below.
The Act Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Muslim Brotherhood has met the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization, and (2) the Department of State should so designate it.
The Act Requires the State Department to report to Congress within 60 days whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for foreign terrorist designation, and if not, which criteria have not been met.
But the HR-3892 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act is expected to be DOA even if it passes both House and Senate. As a card-carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Barack Hussein Obama will never allow this bill to pass. Wait for Trump.
Obama Is A Member Of The Muslim Brotherhood. Americans are Obama’s enemy. The Muslim Brotherhood are his allies. Barack Obama has gorged his administration with Muslim Brotherhood members. Obama openly backed the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt. And Obama’s minions are plotting their return to power.
The Muslim Brotherhood front group, Council on American Islamic Relations—found to have funneled millions of dollars to the terrorist group Hamas—have met with White House officials hundreds of times.
The most pernicious act, however, of this Quran-toting President, Barack Hussein Obama—revealed in a classified State Department memo this week—is that Muslim Brotherhood members are regularly given VIP treatment at airports, not being subject to the TSA’s unconstitutional searches.
No body scanners, no invasive searches, no Muslim Brotherhood members’ children having TSA agents stick their hands down their pants. Their treatment has been likened to that given to Saudi royalty!