There’s a lot of things that Donald Trump that does that drive liberals nuts (As a golfer I know it’s not really a drive, it’s more like a putt) but the announcement he made on Muslims has set their little girlie pants on fire. Liberals have fought against for years. That is whether the United States should recognize the Muslim Brotherhood and C AIR should be listed as terrorist organizations. He plans to name the Islamic Society of North America for good measure. Prepare for the incoming accusations of Islamophobia and Xenophobia.
Founded in 1928 as a nationalist group, the Muslim Brotherhood was re-purposed in the 1970s as a tool to spread Islamic thought and values. Its motto is “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 hope. (Allah is greater!)”
The Brotherhood is banned in a number of countries, including five Arab states. Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood’s home base of Egypt all ban the group.
While it claims not to be a terrorist organization, a document found during a 2004 FBI raid of a Brotherhood safe house reads that they believe “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack.”
The group and American offshoot CAIR were also listed in the largest terrorism funding case ever prosecuted in the United States.
The measure will likely meet strong opposition from Democrats, especially since a possible candidate for a Democrat leadership position — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison — has been an enthusiastic supporter of both CAIR and ISNA.