by BREITBART NEWS 24 Jul 2014
Late Thursday evening Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, with the co-sponsorship of seven other House Representatives, released a bill to finally designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).
The Breitbart News Network has obtained a copy of the potentially historic document that links the MB to Al Qaeda and the global jihadi movement.
Titled the ‘‘Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014,” the proposed legislation provides extensive evidence proving why the organization, which has recently been designated a a terrorist group by both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, satisfies the federal requirements to be placed on the official FTO list.
Compiled with the collaboration of a team of counterterrorism experts, lawyers and former prosecutors, the draft legislation makes the case that the Muslim Brotherhood is not only directly responsible for numerous acts of terrorist violence, but that the MB is the ideological parent of all modern jihadi terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda and Hamas.
In addition to Representative Bachmann, the bill is sponsored by Louis Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Steve Southerland (R-FL), and Kevin Brady (R-TX).
The Muslim Brotherhood was established in 1928, just four years after the last Islamic empire, or Caliphate, was officially dissolved. It became known for its motto, “Jihad is our way,” and for its commitment to reestablishing totalitarian theocratic regimes wherever it comes to power, the most recent example being the Brotherhood government of the former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi.
Morsi was deposed by the Egyptian Army for attempting to create a one-party religious state and for promoting violence, especially against religious minorities, such as the Coptic Christians of Egypt. Whilst still in power, Morsi released Mohammad al Zawahiri, a convicted terrorist and brother of the current head of Al Qaeda, from prison, and encouraged foreign jihadi fighters to establish a stronghold in the Sinai region of Egypt.
In 1995, President Bill Clinton designated Hamas, a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood operating in Palestine, as a terror organization. Six years later, President George W. Bush added the Kuwaiti MB branch, Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya, to the list, in part for its connections to Al Qaeda.
Additionally, after the 9/11 attacks of 2001, individual Muslim Brotherhood leaders, such as Shaykh Abd al Majid Al-Zindani, Mohammad Jamal Khalifa, and Sami Al Hajj, were designated as terrorist actors by executive order as all three had assisted Al Qaeda or been senior associates of the Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
As detailed in the bill, in 2003, Richard Clarke, Counterterrorism ‘Czar’ to both President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, stated before the Senate that the terrorist organizations Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al Qaeda are all linked by the fact that they are all “descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers.”
Even more concretely, just three years ago, the then-director of the FBI Robert Mueller testifying before the House Select Committee on Intelligence went on record regarding the MB: “I …read more