Bill Would Label Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group
The bill directly opposes Obama’s past actions.
Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation in the Senate that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. If passed (and signed — fat chance), the bill would change U.S. foreign policy to directly oppose Barack Obama’s past actions. The Obama administration backed the Brotherhood’s takeover in Egypt before it didn’t back it. And the White House quietly met with Brotherhood officials in February when a group of them were in Washington, DC. “[T]he Obama administration refuses to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’ and Congress owes it to the American people to tell them the truth about this threat,” Cruz told the Washington Free Beacon. “In 2008 the Justice Department successfully prosecuted the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history arguing that the Muslim Brotherhood directed U.S. affiliates such as the Holy Land Foundation to provide ‘media, money and men’ to Hamas. That support was used for terrorist attacks against Americans and our allies in the Middle East. When they are capable they will try to do the same thing here.” Given Obama’s blinding Islamophilia, it would not be surprising for him to call the whole thing an exercise in Islamophobia. But it raises the question: Just who are the “moderate” rebels that the Obama administration is arming and advising in Syria?
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