New York Times Falsely Claims No One Believes Muslim Brotherhood is a Terror Group
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Jihad Watch : David Kirkpatrick at the New York Times is without a doubt the most
deeply dishonest journalist working the Islamic beat today. Kirkpatrick
‘s favorite thing in life seems to be the Muslim Brotherhood.
there was talk that the Trump administration might designate the
Brotherhood a terrorist group, the Times decided to have Kirkpatrick
write up an explainer defending the Brotherhood.
And this may be the most bizarre line in that deeply dishonest explainer.
Is the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood terrorist?
No. Even experts critical of the Brotherhood agree that the organization does not meet the criteria for a terrorist group. Really? Three experts at the DeSantis hearing on the Brotherhood agreed that it was. Which experts does Kirkpatrick mean? Who knows. He later cites “historians”, but never clarifies which historians he means. Experts critical of the Brotherhood have been highly supportive of this move.
“Historians say there has been no evidence since then that the
Egyptian Brotherhood, as an organization, has engaged in violence,”
Kirkpatrick writes. Are these nameless historians aware of the assassination of Hisham
Barakat and the conviction of Muslim Brotherhood members for that
Since the military takeover of Egypt’s
government in 2013, some members of the Brotherhood have broken off to
form organizations that carry out acts of violence against the
military-backed government. Two of those groups, Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra, have been designated as terrorist organizations by the United States government.
Kirkpatrick’s argument is that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a terror
group, it just keeps generating them, over and over again, as plausible
But even experts who consider the Muslim Brotherhood
sinister say that they have never seen enough evidence to convince a
court that it was a terrorist group. Those “experts” keep saying things. But let’s stop listening to Kirkpatrick ‘s imaginary experts and listen to the Brotherhood.