US congressmen tried to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist

04.11.2015 La rédaction

Ted Cruz (R., Texas) for the Senate, and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.) are handling a bill requiring the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.

One of the argument is that “Multiple countries have declared the Society of the Muslim Brothers (commonly known as the ‘‘Muslim Brotherhood’’) a terrorist organization or proscribed the group from operating in their coun- tries.”

Follows, in the bill, the multiple act of violence ordered by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since August 2013, attacks included 70 churches and more than 1,000 homes and businesses of Coptic Christian families torched in the ensuing violence.

On January 27, 2015, the Muslim Broth erhood published on their official website an announcement that the organization was entering a ‘‘new phase’’ and calling its followers to prepare for a ‘‘long, uncompromising jihad’’ against the Egyptian government.

On May 27, 2015, a group of 159 Muslim Brotherhood-associated scholars from 35 nations announced the publication of a document endorsing violence in Egypt in response to a ‘‘war against Islam’s principles”.

A senior Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader, Ashraf Abdel Ghaffar, gave a July 3, 2015 interview in which he defended the sabotage of  power stations and high voltage pylons targeting  Egyptian citizens by the Muslim Brotherhood as punishment for support of the Egyptian government.

On these regards, for the Congressmen the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189)

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