The Trump White House continues to support a failed counter-extremism office in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that engages fringe Islamic activists while rejecting Muslim reformers.
The promotion of “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) was initiated by the Obama administration as an approach to stopping radicalization from within vulnerable communities. CVE resources mostly focused on Islamic radicalism, but did not officially recognize the Islamic component due to the former administration’s politically correct approach.
They wanted an example to hold up without it doing anything effective.
Palestinian terrorist organizations Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad followed the Muslim Brotherhood’s lead with a joint statement on Monday, also translated by IPT, “calling on the masses of the Palestinian people to prepare and declare a general mobilization to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque and to escalate the Quds Intifada.”
Back in October 2014, when the first PEGIDA demonstrators took to the streets to warn of the looming Islamisation of their homeland, there were practically no Muslims to be found in the German state of Saxony. Their share of the population lay under one percent, a fact that the media would constantly harp on in order to hold the Islamoskeptic PEGIDA protest group up to ridicule. Yet things have changed significantly since then in the wake of the mass influx of “asylum seekers”, whereby no one can say precisely how high the number of Muslims in the Free State of Saxony has already become, thanks to the authorities’ persistent failure to properly register the masses of so-called “refugees”.
As the CIA continues to defend their investment in the Muslim Brotherhood to bring “moderate Islamist democracy” to the Middle East, much of the Middle East and our European allies are moving against the group.
Yesterday, I published here at PJ Media the first part of my exclusive interview with former top Egyptian counter-terrorism official Khaled Okasha. This interview with Okasha, who is now director of the Cairo-based National Center for Security Studies and a frequent international media commentator on Egyptian security affairs, was arranged by the Center for Africa and Near East GeoSecurity Studies
A diverse range of voices favors Washington putting the squeeze on the Muslim Brotherhood, despite debates about to how to move forward effectively.
If we are to believe media reports, the Trump administration has all but abandoned efforts to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. While Brookings scholar Shadi Hamid trumpeted that “American experts who study the Muslim Brotherhood unanimously oppose their designation,” a wide range of opinion on the Islamist group remains, both inside and outside the Beltway.
In fact, a diverse range of voices favors Washington puting the squeeze on the Muslim Brotherhood, even if there are debates about to how to move forward in the most effective manner.
On my recent trip to Egypt, I met with Col. Khaled Okasha (ret), one of Egypt’s top former counter-terrorism officials, to discuss the developing security situation and to address a question that has received a lot of international media attention:
Is the Muslim Brotherhood directly engaged in terrorism?
In an April 11 Brookings Institution report titled “Is the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization?” senior fellow Shadi Hamid states that the Trump administration’s proposed designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group “could have significant consequences for the U.S., the Middle East, and the world.”
Among many astounding claims in the report, the three most misleading among them begin with his statement that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “non-violent Islamist Group,” that “there is not a single American expert on the Muslim Brotherhood who supports designating them as a Foreign Terrorist Organization,” and that President Trump’s advisors were enlisting Americans in what Mr. Hamid’s calls, “civilization struggle.”
In his inaugural address on January 20, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to “unite the civilized world against… and eradicate radical Islamic terrorism.” So far, however, the administration in Washington, like its predecessors, has done little to rein in one of the key sources of this growing global phenomenon — the Muslim Brotherhood.
Founded by Sheikh Hassan al-Banna in Egypt in 1928, the Brotherhood does not always openly advocate violence. But its main agenda is to establish a worldwide Islamic Caliphate by way of the sword. As its motto reads: “The Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
“Sweden needs to be a safe space for refugees… It is time to realize that the new Swedes will claim their space. And bring their culture, language and habits. It is time to see this as a positive force… Something new — The New Country”. — Video advertisement; last sentence spoken by a young woman in a hijab.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, along with Muslim Brotherhood Operative, Member of Parliament, Iqra Khlaid, successfully passed a motion against “Islamophobia” although 73% of Canadians did not want it to be put forward. Most did not want this motion to pass due to the ambiguity of the word Islamophobia and the abuses many can see coming because of it. Trudeau’s camp also deceptively conflated Islamophobia and racism within the motion causing further concern since Islam is not a race and made the assertion that systemic racism exists in Canada. These assertions are lies and smears against the Canadian public.
Trudeau and Khalid have stuck to their Muslim Brotherhood strategy of using psychological warfare on their opponents, the Canadian citizenry. The hunt for Islamophobes within the Canadian populace will commence even though statistics don’t bear out Khalid’s claim that Muslims get the brunt of hate crimes in Canada. Like a true Sharia Law supremacist, she won’t let the facts stand in her way.
We’ve covered this before but it is nice to see Pamela Geller promoting it too.
Human Rights Watch, an organization that is supposed to look out for victims of human rights abuses, not abusers of human rights is begging US decision makers not to designate the Muslim Brotherhood — which, if it had its way, would take away everyone’s human rights and substitute them with sharia law — a foreign terrorist organization.
“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”. — Muslim Brotherhood motto.
Conveniently, Hamas — which according to article two of its charter, is “one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine” — is, it seems, working on a new charter. The new charter would declare that Hamas is not a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, despite its always having been so. That way, is the Muslim Brotherhood’s “narrative” of newfound “nonviolence” suddenly supposed to become believable?
According to the news channel 24.ae, based in the United Arab Emirates, the Muslim Brotherhood is considering moving its international headquarters to Sweden. In security policy circles in the Middle East as well as into the White House, rumors have been going around for some time, and they picked up on January 21 when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.