Israel announced the banning of the northern branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a sister movement of Hamas, from operating in the country due to their incitements to violence and their attempts to replace Israel with a caliphate.
In the USA, Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart introduced legislation that calls on the Obama administration to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Several US-allies in the Middle East, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, have already taken that step.
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs argues that the northern branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has led a campaign that falsely accused Israel of trying to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque and has even paid activists to initiate provocations on the Temple Mount. These provocations have increased the tensions between Israel and the Palestinians and thus have led to several terrorist attacks.
The Israeli ban of the group resulted in immediate action against the Muslim Brotherhood’s network including the confiscation of property, the freezing of its bank accounts as well as the closing of its offices and 17 of its non-profit organizations.
It is generally known that the northern branch of the Muslim Brotherhood belongs to radical Islam and has an extremist ideology. Thus it aims at the destruction of the State of Israel which is a justified reason to take action against the group.
In the USA, Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart have introduced legislation that officially designates the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.
Members, supporters and apologists for the Muslim Brotherhood criticize the initiative and claim that the movement opposes violence. Thereby, they fully ignore the Muslim Brotherhood’s motto “Allah is our objective, the Prophet is our leader, the Quran is our law, Jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest goal” which is regularly used to justify violence.
By legitimating, funding and even arming the group, the Obama administration committed an act of national security fraud. Notwithstanding, the debate on the new bill will provide an opportunity to reveal the danger posed to the USA by the jihadists.
Oklahoma’s Muslim community will have a float in the Veterans Day Parade in Tulsa to the great displeasure of some US-military veterans. The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oklahoma) will sponsor the participation at the event. Muslim communities in the USA are not concentrated in large cities anymore but spread all over the country. Organizations like CAIR stress that they are representations of American Muslims who support the government and have even served in the army. Conservative organizations like the Tulsa 912 Project counter that argument by saying that veterans shouldn’t be forced to march alongside people who represent the enemy in the ongoing war. Especially if that means that they will be asked to share their honor with CAIR that is closely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood according to court records from a Holy Land Foundation trial. The FBI has identified CAIR as the American arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Although the organization denies any connections with terrorist groups, 14 former CAIR officials have been investigated in cases related to terrorist activity.
Nevertheless, the organizers of the parade claim that the parade is nonreligious and thus the organization has a right to participate. Also the president of the Tulsa 912 Project stated that the group does not ask to remove CAIR from the parade but requests the parade organizers to be honest about its participation and inform the public.