Cruz Reintroduces Bill to Designate Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group

Originally published by PJ Media

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reintroduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, explaining that he believes it will “advance America’s fight against radical Islamic terrorism.” Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), one of the bill’s cosponsors, notes that “since the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Brotherhood-affiliated groups have consistently preached and incited hatred against Christians, Jews and other Muslims while supporting designated radical terrorists.” That is true, and they have done it while having the ear of some of the top officials in the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement apparatus, and that’s why this bill is so needed.

The passage of S. 2230, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, is not just an option. It’s a necessity – to bring sanity back to U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

If anyone should know whether or not the Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, it is those who have borne the brunt of its wrath. Thus it was illuminating when Coptic Solidarity, a group dedicated to defending the rights of one of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s chief terror targets, began an advocacy campaign in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act when it was first introduced in 2016.

Coptic Solidarity President Alex Shalaby declared: “It is unconscionable that the US still has not taken this action when countries such as Egypt, Syria, Russian, UAE, and Saudi Arabia have all declared the Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization.”

This delay was initially the responsibility of the powerful friend of the Brotherhood who lived in the White House until January 20, 2017, and since then has been perpetuated by his minions in the deep state. Barack Obama made sure that Muslim Brotherhood members were in the audience when he gave his Cairo speech in June 2009, and came out in favor of the uprisings against Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak even when it became clear that the Brotherhood stood to be their chief beneficiary. Protesters against the Brotherhood regime in Egypt as it was driven from power in 2013 accused Obama of supporting terrorism.

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About Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of nineteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community.