President Trump has decided to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group and panties are being bunched as we speak. The latest to urge him to make the move is Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
The New York Times has the report.
WASHINGTON — The White House is pushing to issue an order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, bringing the weight of American sanctions against a storied and influential Islamist political movement with millions of members across the Middle East, according to officials familiar with the matter.
The White House directed national security and diplomatic officials to find a way to place sanctions on the group after a White House visit on April 9 by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, for whom the Brotherhood represents a source of political opposition. In a private meeting without reporters and photographers, Mr. el-Sisi urged Mr. Trump to take that step and join Egypt in branding the movement a terrorist organization.
Such a designation imposes wide-ranging economic and travel sanctions on companies and individuals who interact with the targeted group. The president responded affirmatively to Mr. el-Sisi, saying it would make sense. Some of Mr. Trump’s advisers have interpreted that as a commitment, officials said.
According to Press Sec. Sarah Sanders, the internal process to make this happen has already begun.
“The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” Ms. Sanders said.
This move has got many in the media and those from the Obama, pro-Iran school of thought clutching their pearls. Remember, it was the Muslim Brotherhood who formed the basis of the disastrous “Arab Spring,” which the Obama administration helped foment.
That is a lie
But what can we expect from the mouthpiece for Brookings a Qatari-funded support mechanism for the #MuslimBrotherhood
How much have they given now? $25M+ that we know of, much more to the Doha Brookings campus https://t.co/Xy0oYWpyTn
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) April 30, 2019
Here’s how CNN describes the Muslim Brotherhood in their hand-wringing article on the new designation.
The Brotherhood, a political and social organization that calls for a society based on Islamic law, renounced violence decades ago and affiliated groups in Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco have joined the political process. Most notably, the Brotherhood won Egyptian elections in 2012 after the fall of Hosni Mubarak and ruled the country until President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popular revolt supported by the military.
Renounced violence? Nice of CNN to take their word for it.
Here’s a reminder of some of the things the Muslim Brotherhood do.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior yesterday said that security forces have managed to arrest 13 members of a new terrorist cell that is affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood in the city of Alexandria. The members of the cell, which is called “Lijan Al-Irbaak”, confessed to their involvement in carrying out 10 terrorist operations recently.
The Muslim Brotherhood are violent Islamists that try to hide behind a moderate facade. The very basis of their political ideology requires inhumane force from the top down. To suggest they aren’t violent is some hilarious gaslighting. CNN should also probably mention that Morsi was overthrown in Egypt because he was trying to make himself a dictator and had begun to violently attack protestors. That’s typically what happens when you elected Muslim Brotherhood members who want to live under sharia law.
This designation is long past due and I hope Trump gets it done sooner rather than later. He should ignore all the “experts” who will now come out of the woodwork to tell us what a bad idea this is. It’s not. It’s common sense and it will only help strengthen our relationship with our allies in the region.
Although, I’m sure a judge in San Francisco will find a way to put an injunction on Trump’s decision somehow.
Liberals: "The NRAnis a terrorist organization."
Also Liberals: "It's outrageous how Trump is calling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization."
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 30, 2019