Nader Hashemi, a Middle East Studies professor at the University of Denver, is quite upset over pending legislation regarding the Muslim Brotherhood in the Senate. The legislation was introduced in 2015 by none other than Senator Ted Cruz.
“I can’t have a serious conversation with you about the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and violence because” this author’s question “is driven by a certain ideological agenda,” declared University of Denver Middle East studies professor Nader Hashemi. His dismissal typified the ideological blindness towards the MB of a March 17 presentation by the Islamist-aligned Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) before about thirty-five at Washington, DC’s National Press Club.
The piece of legislation introduced by Cruz would have the Muslim Brotherhood be regarded as a terrorist organization in the U.S. – source
|To 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.|
Senator Cruz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To 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.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015”. – source
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“Hashemi concurred with his fellow panelists that enactment of the recently introduced Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act will “pour oil on the raging fires that are consuming” the Middle East. Despite the act’s extensive catalogue of MB violent support for Islamic supremacy in numerous affiliates across the Middle East, he echoed the panel in rejecting an American terrorist designation for the MB’s founding Egyptian branch. He contrasted a supposedly moderate MB with extremist groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and (Greater) Syria (ISIS) and warned that when “moderate forms of political Islam are crushed and denied a public voice, radical Islam thrives.” – source
More from congress.gov on this bill
The bill introduced by Cruz sites the conclusions of many nations regarding the Muslim Brotherhood:
The findings of Congress regarding the MB (Muslim Brotherhood)
“Multiple countries have declared the Society of the Muslim Brothers (commonly known as the “Muslim Brotherhood”) a terrorist organization or proscribed the group from operating in their countries.” (Emphasis mine)
- In 1980, following a wave of assassinations targeting government officials and the June 16, 1979, massacre of 83 military cadets in Aleppo, the Government of Syria
(A) banned the Muslim Brotherhood from the country; and
(B) made membership in the organization punishable by death.
- In a February 14, 2003, court decision, the Russian Supreme Court
(A) described the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization; and
(B) banned the organization from operating in Russia.
- In 2013—an Egyptian court banned the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt(A); and
(B) the Government of Egypt officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group on March 7, 2014.
- The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates has published a list of terrorist organizations, which includes the Muslim Brotherhood and its local affiliates.
- On March 21, 2014, the Foreign Minister of Bahrain backed the terrorist designations of the Muslim Brotherhood by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
- The Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, remains headquartered in Egypt but operates throughout the world.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s long-standing motto includes the following: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. [Allah is greater!]”.
Hassan al-Banna, in a book entitled “The Way of Jihad”, taught
(A) “Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim and cannot be ignored nor evaded. Allah has ascribed great importance to jihad and has made the reward of the martyrs and fighters in His way a splendid one. Only those who have acted similarly and who have modeled themselves upon the martyrs in their performance of jihad can join them in this reward.”; and
(B) “Jihad [means] the fighting of the unbelievers, and involves all possible efforts that are necessary to dismantle the power of the enemies of Islam including beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their places of worship and smashing their idols.”.
It is a known fact that President Obama has had close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood from the beginning of his first term. Mohamed Morsi and others in the MB were welcomed into the White House several times. These meeting were highly secretive.
After Hosni Mubarak was ousted as president of Egypt after being told by BHO that it was “time to go” – Morsi ran for the office of presidency and won. But only a year later he was ousted by a military coup, and sits in an Egyptian prison along with other members of the MB. Egypt not only declares that the MB is illegal in their country, but they also have a lawsuit against BHO and Hillary Clinton for “aiding and abetting the enemy (MB) in Egypt!
Back to the professor
In an attempt to distance the MB from ISIS, the professor said:
“Hashemi concluded that “it is not a coincidence that ISIS emerged and attracted new followers after the crushing of the ‘Arab Spring’” in 2013 in Egypt. He failed to explain the connection between Middle Eastern dictatorship and the many ISIS foreign fighters from Europe, nor ISIS’s drive to exterminate Christians and other minorities. Additionally, he ignored that ISIS developed not amidst dictatorial restoration, but rather the bloody Shiite-Sunni sectarian divisions destroying central rule in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has also gained ground in Libya after President Barack Obama engaged in yet another military campaign for democracy during the “Arab Spring” and overthrew Muammar Ghaddafi.” – source
The Muslim Brotherhood portrays itself to be a moderate Islamic group who denounces any terrorist activity. This could not be further from truth! These Islamist terrorists are quietly in the background of Hamas, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and yes – ISIS.
There is still much speculation as to whether BHO and his administration had anything to do with the creation of ISIS.
The same professor teaches that Israel is “occupying” land which does not belong to them. His rhetoric and propaganda is well received by the young students who look up to their teachers, and do not question or research for themselves.
My hat is off to Ted Cruz for introducing this legislation to the Senate. It should be accepted and is long overdue.
Talk to your kids about what they are being spoon fed on the campuses of this nation! They MUST know the truth.
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-17).