Jihad Watch : After the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a year following
its hijack of the Arab Spring and kidnapping of the revolution of the
Egyptians and Syrians after massive peaceful protest movements in the Arab Spring countries, the Trump administration is considering correcting a mistake which allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to be part of the democratic process in all countries.
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The New York Times reported in late April
that “the White House is pushing to issue an order that would designate
the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, bringing the
weight of American sanctions against a storied and influential Islamist
political movement with millions of members across the Middle East,
according to officials familiar with the matter.”
Perhaps it’s the “decision of the century” to include the Muslim
Brotherhood on the terrorist lists, but first and foremost, it’s a
security decision, and a political decision only secondarily. From the
beginning of the 2016 election campaign, US President Donald Trump has
not hidden his disgust with those who “harbor hatred and evil” for
America, the free world, and humane and civil values. He did not
hesitate to mention this on more than one occasion, both before and
after taking office.
Trump’s position is supported by the vast majority
of Americans, but the ongoing conflict has been over how to deal with
this evil. The difficulty is within the title of this organization and
its mandate of “political Islam” and apparent presentation of “moderate
Islamists.” Yet those who have studied political Islam certainly know
that the Muslim Brotherhood is a militant political organization. They
are also fully aware that Machiavellian conduct is part and parcel of
this organization, under the guise of pious and pragmatic opportunism.
The public and the private debates over the Muslim Brotherhood and
Islamists in general cannot continue to ignore the historical mistakes
of two of America’s most popular Presidents: Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat Barack Hussein Obama.
Ronald Reagan hosted the students of Hassan al-Banna and Sayed Qutb in
the White House, and history will not forget Barack Obama’s failed
attempt to empower the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere.
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