One of President Trump’s promises not kept was to ban the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization.
Even Egypt banned these bad boys after Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a coup, and spent the rest of his life in jail. He died in the courtroom where his future would be decided.
God had decided that before he was tried.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the Jihadi umbrella over Hamas, Hezbollah and CAIR. Evidently, when Trump was campaigning for the 2016 election, an advisor told him to tell the American people that he would ban MB (Muslim Brotherhood). Sadly, it did not happen.
For 92 years, the global Muslim Brotherhood has managed to create franchises across the world. Despite a rise in power in several countries after the Arab Spring revolutions, the group is witnessing steady recessions in the Middle East where it once flourished.
While the court action didn’t designate the group as a terrorist entity, it may pave the way for such an action in the future.
The IAF strongly opposes ending the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty. “We urge the government to meet the demands of people who have repeatedly called for freezing and eventually cancelling the peace treaty,” an IAF statement said.
Egypt designated its Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist entity following a series of terrorist attacks inside the country. The attacks followed the June 2013 revolution which ousted the Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in power.
Saudi Arabia followed suit a few months later with its own designation. Saudi Arabia has multiple motivations – including regional political dynamics – for opposing the Brotherhood after years of support. “We were wrong when we opened the doors of our schools and universities to foreigners who allowed such ideas to reach our youth,” said Mohamed Zulfa, a member of the Saudi Shura Council [consultative assembly]. “We, unfortunately, realized that too late.”
The 2014 Saudi ban shocked Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt, who had banked on the Saudi Kingdom’s support since the 1960s to counter the Egyptian ban during President Gamal Nasser’s rule. In response, Muslim Brotherhood media went as far as describing the Royal Saudi House of Al Saud, and particularly Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, as “Zionists” because in the Brotherhood’s view, opposing the Brotherhood benefits Israel. The Saudi ban was followed by the arrest and incarceration of a number of Islamist clerics considered supportive of the Brotherhood. Moreover, Saudi Arabia has enacted a series of reforms opposed by the Brotherhood following the ban, including giving women the right to drive, go out in public without wearing a hijab, and earlier this year, banning floggingas a means of judicial punishments.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a more extensive ban on the Muslim Brotherhood in 2014 as part of a broader Emirati fight with MB elements who allegedly plotted to overthrow the government. The Emirati government also listed dozens of Western based Muslim Brotherhood fronts, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim American Society, Islamic Relief, Muslim Association of Britain and Cordoba Foundation in Britain as terrorists. Other predominantly Muslim countries which listed the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist stretch from Bahrain, Syria, and the Libyan parliament of Tobruk, to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Ironically, the United States, which suffered the most horrific terrorist attack on its soil in September 2001, has not banned the mother group behind the ideology adopted by the 9/11 al-Qaida terrorists. Al-Qaida leaders were heavily influenced by the ideology of Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna and the group’s chief ideologue Sayyid Qutb. The 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial exposed the Brotherhood’s modus operandi on American soil.
HLF was the largest American Muslim charity. While it solicited aid for widows, orphans and other needy people, prosecutors proved it had a secret role: “HLF became the chief fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee in the U.S. created by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas.”
The Brotherhood created the Palestine Committee specifically to support Hamas politically and financially. “With the increase of the Intifada and the advance of the Islamic action inside and outside Palestine,” an internal Palestine Committee memo said, “the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), provided through its activities in resisting the Zionist occupation a lot of sacrifices from martyrs, detainees, wounded, injured, fugitives and deportees and it was able to prove that it is an original and an effective movement in leading the Palestinian people. This Movement – which was bred in the bosom of the mother movement, ‘The Muslim Brotherhood’ – restored hope and life to the Muslim nation and the notion that the flare of Jihad has not died out and that the banner of Islamic Jihad is still raised.”
The Holy Land Foundation and five former officials were convicted in 2008 of illegally funneling more than $12 million to Hamas.
Still, consecutive U.S. administrations have failed to ban the Muslim Brotherhood despite its role creating and directing the Palestine Committee’s support for Hamas.
For decades, many rulers in Muslim-majority countries saw the Brotherhood as a source of political and religious support. But that support sometimes becomes a threat, as the group infiltratededucational systems and posed other threats, as seen by Islamist political gains in countries like Egypt and Tunisia. The political, economic and security costs of harboring the Muslim Brotherhood were too much to bear. Jordan appears to be the latest country to reach that conclusion. source
I pray that President Trump will make good on that four year old promise.
It just may be what helps him to prevail in November.