President-elect Donald Trump isn’t in the White House yet, but he’s doubling-down on his “Muslim ban” promise. However, he’s going about it in a way you might have not expected.
Trump is eager to sign the legislation, which would classify the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR as terrorist organizations. The group was founded in the 1920s as a “nationalist group” then it was changed in the 1970s to spread Islamic thinking around the world. They are already banned in many countries, including five Arab states.
This is incredible!
Trump foreign-policy adviser Walid Pheres told Egyptian news outlet Youm7 that the legislation, introduced a year ago by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was held up due to the Obama administration’s support of the group. But Trump plans to back the bill.
Cruz’s bill, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015-16, identifies the Brotherhood and three of its offshoots, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Islamic Society of North America, as a terrorist organization.
The Brotherhood is already banned as a subversive organization in Russia and at least five Arab countries, including Syria, Saudi Arabia and its home base of Egypt. And the Brotherhood’s self-avowed “Palestine” branch – Hamas – was added to the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations in 1997.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, who introduced similar legislation during her last term in office, said such action is long overdue. It has been clear since the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial in 2007-08 that the Brotherhood is working through front groups toward an agenda of Islamic supremacy, which the Brotherhood calls “civilization jihad.”
“First, it is imperative to know the enemy,” Bachmann told WND. “The fundamental purpose of the Muslim Brotherhood is to supplant all societal structures, even in non-Islamic countries like the United States, with Islamic Shariah law.”
This is a powerful first step that could be taken by the Trump Administration to send a message that Islamic terrorism on American soil is not tolerated. ISIS and other terrorist networks have grown in size and power during 8 years of President Barack Obama, but there’s a new sheriff in town!
Interestingly, the frontrunner to take over the DNC’s leadership position – Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota – is a vocal supporter of CAIR.