The Patriot Post® · Muslim Brotherhood

By Guest Commentary ·

By Laurence F. Sanford

Anti-Semitic, anti-American, and pro-Hamas rallies, riots, and insurrections are occurring in American cities and universities.

These actions are the result of the years-long poisoning of American culture by:

  • The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) jihad
  • The influx of Muslim immigrants
  • The infusion of Islamic dollars into universities
  • The Marxist ideology of “oppressed versus oppressor” in education

The Muslim Brotherhood, or the Society of the Muslim Brothers, has been infiltrating American society since 1963. The movement’s goal is jihad aimed at destroying the United States from within. Jihad means struggle and can refer to a lesser inner struggle or to a greater external struggle against enemies. All non-believers (infidels) are enemies.

The MB is a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in 1928 in Egypt by Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna. The MB credo is:

  • Allah is our objective
  • The Prophet (Muhammad) is our leader
  • The Quran is our law
  • Jihad is our way
  • Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope

The above symbol represents MB dogma — jihad violence by the sword based on the Quran. The Quran calls for Muslims to kill Jews and establish Sharia law throughout the world. Al Banna accepted violence as a means to achieve the goals of Sharia law, political governance, and the elimination of Western Civilization.

In 1963, the MB started to build and fund infrastructure for radical Islam in the United States, beginning with the Muslim Students Association (MSA). A Saudi Arabian charity, the Wahhabist Muslim World League, also provided early funding.

Under MSA patronage, nearly every other Muslim organization (in America) was formed, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA was envisioned as an umbrella organization that would be the nucleus for the Islamic movement in North America. Its subsidiaries included the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Akram authored a memorandum that explained the MB’s goal was “Settlement” or the process of “Civilization-Jihadist,” “which means the Ikhwan’s (Muslim Brothers) work is a grand jihad in destroying Western Civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands … and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” The document was introduced by prosecutors as evidence in the successful 2008 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) terror financing trial, where the HLF was found guilty of funding Hamas over $12 million.

The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Muslim Brotherhood satellite organization. According to the FBI, CAIR was launched in 1994 as a secret front organization to support Hamas with help from HLF funding. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices throughout the United States, CAIR claims to be a Muslim civil rights group. In fact, CAIR is a propaganda arm for the MB in sabotaging the United States from within.

CAIR was listed by the FBI as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF trial. Prosecution of national leaders was avoided due to political considerations in the Obama administration.

After the October 7, 2023, genocide attack by Hamas against Israel, CAIR helped rally 100,000 Muslims and supporters in Washington, DC, to condemn Israeli retaliation. Multiple rally speakers called for the destruction of Israel. The rally was followed by protestors marching on the White House and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters. Protestors also defaced property with red paint to symbolize Gazan blood shed by Israeli military operations.

The Muslim Brotherhood helped create Hamas (the Islamic Resistance Movement) as a Palestinian terrorist operation with social welfare components. The Hamas charter advocates the destruction of Israel and identifies itself as a Muslim Brotherhood entity, calling for the killing of all Jews worldwide.


The Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamic organization dedicated to worldwide jihad for the purpose of installing Sharia law and governance. Hamas, MSA, and CAIR are just some of the MB political organizations that dominate Muslim communities throughout the world. Most of Al Qaeda’s leaders were members of the MB.

In the United States, the MB is waging jihad by sabotaging American institutions and culture. CAIR cries “Islamophobia” whenever one comments on some negative aspect of Islam. Many of the so-called “Islamophobia” claims later turn out to be false.

“Islamophobia” does not exist. A phobia is an unreasonable fear of something. There is nothing unreasonable about fearing Islam and the installation of Sharia law.


  1. Recognize that Islam is a problem. For 1,400 years, Islamic jihad has been attacking infidels in its quest for world domination. Actions speak louder than words.
  2. Stop working with Islamic organizations, such as CAIR, that advocate for jihad. In May 2023, the White House enlisted CAIR to take part in an initiative to fight anti-Semitism.
  3. Stop immigration from Islamic countries. Islam is a totalitarian ideology fundamentally opposed to the American civilization of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Free markets, free speech, and freedom of religion are anathema to Islam.
  4. Stop funding UN Palestinian programs.

Laurence F. Sanford is a senior analyst at the American Security Council Foundation.