Desantis Hearing Establishes the Muslim Brotherhood Must Be Designated as a Terrorist Organization – the Sooner, the Better

Center for Security Policy, 

NEWS RELEASE, July 11, 2018

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DESANTIS HEARING ESTABLISHES THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MUST BE DESIGNATED AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION – THE SOONER, THE BETTER 

Washington, DC:  It is no longer a question of whether the United States will designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. It is only a matter of when and how.

That’s the principal take-away from a congressional national security panel this morning that addressed “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat” and what the US should do about it.

“This hearing is an opportunity to discuss what the United States’ next step should be in combatting the Muslim Brotherhood’s threat,” said Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security of the House oversight committee.

“The Muslim Brotherhood is a militant Islamist organization with affiliates in over 70 countries,” DeSantis said. “There’s no question that the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliates are involved in terrorism.”

The historic hearing follows a June 28 Center for Security Policy Decision Brief that called on the Trump Administration to declare the entire Muslim Brotherhood and its fronts and affiliates as terrorist organizations.

“Thankfully the Trump Administration has discarded the Obama-era policy of treating the Brotherhood as a potential ally,” DeSantis said. “Now, the questions are focused on how expansive to make the terror designation, and whether it should be done through the State Department or Treasury Department.” 

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a longtime associate of the Center for Security Policy, was one of the four witnesses who testified. He was the only Muslim witness, and made the case powerfully for Center-recommended policy of designating the entire Muslim Brotherhood and its fronts as terrorist entities.

In the course of his testimony, Dr. Jasser rebutted characterizations by the Brotherhood’s apologists and enablers of its critics as “haters” and “Islamophobes”:

Nothing would be more pro-Muslim than the marginalization of the Muslim Brotherhood and its direct affiliates. Making the Muslim Brotherhood radioactive would allow the light to shine upon their most potent antagonists in Muslim communities – those who reject political Islam and believe in liberty and the separation of mosque and state.

He also discussed national security risks associated with failing to designate the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates as terrorist entities. One of them is censorship of jihadist terminology in U.S. government agencies.  Dr. Jasser correctly observed that such censorship impedes analysts’ ability to protect the nation:

To think that these words and concepts, and others are off limits in the freest nation on earth, censored [in] our agencies, is just incredulous considering the growing threat we face today from violent Islamism.  It smacks of a bizarre invocation of blasphemy laws in America. It is groups like the Muslim Brotherhood that have benefited from our refusal to discuss these elements of Islam and Islamism.

The three other witnesses – Hillel Fradkin of the Hudson Institute, Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Daniel Benjamin of the Qatar-funded Brookings Institution – agreed to varying degrees that the Muslim Brotherhood constitutes a threat.  They recommended, however, more narrow terrorist designations of specific Muslim Brotherhood entities.

Chairman DeSantis observed: “It is clear that the Brotherhood constitutes a real threat to the national security interests of the United States.  We can debate the best way to counter this threat, but simply ignoring the threat is not an acceptable answer.”

The Center for Security Policy has submitted a statement for the hearing recordendorsing Rep. DeSantis’ assessment and laying out the factual basis for designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Center President Frank J. Gaffney urged legislators, executive branch officials, the media and the public at large to examine particularly compelling evidence of the threat the Brotherhood poses: Its 1991 Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal of the Group in North America– a secret plan for “destroying Western civilization from within” written by a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Mohammed Akram, and introduced by the federal government into evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation et.al. v. United States terrorism financing trial.

5 thoughts on “Desantis Hearing Establishes the Muslim Brotherhood Must Be Designated as a Terrorist Organization – the Sooner, the Better

  1. Who said this, to whom, when, why and what have we ever done about it? Would you consider this statement to be contrary to our Constitution, our way of life, a danger to our National/Homeland Security and the preservation of our Constitution? Would you think these are words of an enemy? Surely, both the House and the Senate studied this but where are the reports?
    “The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every musselman [muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
    This statement was a part of a March 28, 1786, letter from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Continental Congress, concerning their conversation with Tripoli’s to London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman as to why his pirates/terrorists hijacked our merchant ships, stole the ships and cargo while holding the sailors for ransom. (Source: Founders Online: http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-09-02-0315

    Just Google March 28, 1786, letter from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to John Jay

    Why are we failing to mention the obvious issues in the 1786 letter that still exists today? Here are the main points in 1786; are they the same today with the Muslim Brotherhood in America and their plan they wrote to destroy us?
    a. “it was founded on the Laws of their prophet”;
    b. “that it was written in their Koran”;
    c. “that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners”;
    d. “that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and”;
    e. “to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and”;
    f. “that every musselman [muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
    g. “that it was a law that the first who boarded an Enemy’s Vessell should have one slave more than his share with the rest”;
    h. “which operated as an incentive to the most desperate Valour and Enterprize;
    i. “that it was the Practice of their Corsairs to bear down upon a ship;
    j. for each sailor to take a dagger in each hand, and another in his mouth, and leap on board, which so terrified their Enemies that very few ever stood against them.”
    k. “That he verily believed the Devil assisted his Countrymen, for they were almost always successful.
    http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-09-02-0315

    The Muslim Brotherhood wrote a plan to infiltrate America and destroy us from within by what they call their “Civilization-Jihadist Process” plan dated May 22, 1991, this makes them our enemy! Google: An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America and read it!

    On January 9, 2017, Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) filed S.68 and Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) filed H.R.377 both bills titled “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017” it will require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization and for other purposes.

    Each of us must DEMAND our House and two Senators co-sponsor these bills and if they won’t, FIRE THEM for their failure to uphold our Constitution, their oath of office and our NATIONAL SECURITY! America must have open and transparent hearings on the Islamic threat identified over 232-years ago!

    Here is the Muslim Brotherhood’s “Civilization-Jihadist Process” plan dated May 22, 1991, designed to slowly infiltrate America and destroy us from within!
    Simply Google: Government Exhibit 003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G in U.S. v Holy Land Foundation, et al.

    • Good post on that history on the Muslim Tripoli pirates from Thomas Jefferson. I have written both my Congressman Ratcliffe (4th District Texas) and my former Congressman Burgess (26th district Texas) why they were not on the list of supporters for this designation. I will vote against Ratcliffe if I do not get an answer that he will support this designation. Can’t answer for Burgess who is a good conservative but maybe not a fighter.

    • Just saw Ratcliffe take on Strzok in the hearing and he was a fireball. Maybe I’d better wait a while and see if he responds on the Muslim Brotherhood designation. He was a prosecutor in the Holy Land Trial here in Dallas…I think.

  2. The audacity of hope, yes we can, real hope and change. If you like your caliph, and if you want to keep your Sharia law you can keep. A radical transformation of America. Paraphrasing the Kenyan born usurper Obama emperor and Muslim Brotherhood employee of the year.quote * at this point what difference does it make” opined the failed Ikhwan presidential candidate crooked Hilary Clinton. Retort I makes a damn big difference thank God for both finally a few congressional representatives are doing the job us kefirs’ gave them and the Trump effect shows transparency at last HR 377 now more than ever

  3. I pray every day that governments, that is federal, state and city in America and comparable governments in Canada take serious steps this year to ban outright The Muslim Brotherhood and all of its dozens of affiliates ! The sole purpose of these organizations at every level is the eventual take over and destruction of our country so that they end up ruling via shariah laws.

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