Sen. Cruz Leads Effort To Have Muslim Brotherhood Declared A Terrorist Group

Nov 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Weekly Washington Updates
William J. Murray and Senator Ted Cruz at a 2014 meeting on Capitol Hill

William J. Murray and Senator Ted Cruz at a 2014 meeting on Capitol Hill.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading an effort to pass a bill that will label the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist entity – and forces Secretary of State John Kerry to explain why the Obama Regime won’t label it as such.

As the Washington Beacon reported on November 3:

The Brotherhood’s political wing has been banned in Egypt, where affiliates of the organization overthrew the government and then violently cracked down on its opposition, the United States has avoided labeling the organization a sponsor of terrorism.

Should the State Department refuse to move forward with the designation, the bill would require it to provide a justification for this policy, according to the bill.

Multiple House lawmakers spearheaded a similar effort last year, but the bill failed to become law.

This time around, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is heading the legislation in the Senate, while Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.) is handling the House version of the bill, sources said.

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“We have to stop pretending that the Brotherhood are not responsible for the terrorism they advocate and finance,” Cruz told the Free Beacon. “We have to see it for what it is: a key international organization dedicated to waging violent jihad.  Since the Obama administration refuses to utter the words’”radical Islamic terrorism,’ and Congress owes it to the American people to tell them the truth about this threat.”

The bill also helps combat the notion that Brotherhood is a peaceful political group, Cruz said.

“This bill puts the lie to the notion that the Muslim Brotherhood is a peaceful political organization that can be a legitimate partner for America,” the lawmaker said. “In 2008 the Justice Department successfully prosecuted the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history arguing that the Muslim Brotherhood directed U.S. affiliates such as the Holy Land Foundation to provide ‘media, money and men’ to Hamas. That support was used for terrorist attacks against Americans and our allies in the Middle East.  When they are capable they will try to do the same thing here.”

The legislation provides a lengthy history of the Muslim Brotherhood, which makes it obvious that this group is a terrorist group.

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Read the rest of this story at the Washington Beacon. Read the text of the legislation here: http://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Muslim-Brotherhood-Terrorist-Designation.pdf.  

 

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