Why Did NPR Lie About the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas?

PJ Media, by Patrick Poole, July 19, 2017:

In the ongoing debate over the possible terror designation of the Muslim Brotherhood the media cartel has outdone itself pushing fake news and false propaganda regarding the group.

One such example was a puff piece by Jane Arraf at NPR back in February, who in noting the debate over the terror designation issue, painting the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliate in Jordan as “mainstream” moderates pursuing peace and democracy.

That fake news was exposed by an incident earlier this week, where Hamza Mansour, a senior leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, openly encouraged suicide terror attacks, even by young children:

This is not the first time that Mansour has made news, such as his refusal in 2015 to call ISIS terrorists as they were engaged in widespread genocide and religious cleansing in Iraq and Syria:

Arraf’s NPR agitprop also conveniently fails to mention the symbiotic relationship between the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and the designated terrorist group, Hamas.

Also missing is the fact that the Jordanian government has already all-but banned the Muslim Brotherhood, shutting down its headquarters and most of its activities.

These can be seen as deliberate omissions intended to give a false impression to NPR listeners. Lying, in other words.

For years Hamas has operated as an arm of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, as this 1998 intelligence report on Hamas by the South African National Intelligence Agency noted (HT: John Rossomando):

In fact, the Hamas senior leadership lived and worked out of Amman until 1999, when King Abdullah expelled them in one of his first major moves during the first year of his reign.

Since 2008, Hamas has been directly affiliated with the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau, operating more independently.

Despite the expulsion of Hamas from Jordan, the group still relies on the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood for support, such as the discovery of their storing weapons for the terror group back in 2006. The weapons cache included rockets, C4 explosives and small arms.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Islamic Action Front (IAF) rose to Hamas’ defense, claiming the weapons cache was a set up and a conspiracy theory.

Since then, the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has made no secret of their support for Hamas.

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