Mideast Christian Victims of Muslim Brotherhood Demand U.S. Call It a Terror Group

This support for jihad terror is in line with the Brotherhood’s goal since its founding. Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna’s ambition was to restore the caliphate (which had been abolished in 1924, four years before he founded the Brotherhood), creating a global Islamic superstate instituting Sharia as a universal law. Al-Banna insisted:

[It is a] duty incumbent on every Muslim to struggle towards the aim of making every people Muslim and the whole world Islamic, so that the banner of Islam can flutter over the earth and the call of the Muezzin can resound in all the corners of the world: Allah is greater (Allahu akbar)!

That includes the United States. Brotherhood leader Muhammad Mahdi Othman Akef said in 2004:

I have complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America.

He was referring not to a military invasion, but one driven by propaganda. On Obama’s watch, that propaganda has spread far and wide, giving the Brotherhood a patina of respectability. One secular Muslim noted in 2015:

Most Americans do not know how vicious and bloody the Muslim Brotherhood is. They really can’t understand.

It’s time they do. The terror designation will enable the next president and Congress to move decisively against the Brotherhood, and maybe just in the nick of time. The passage of S. 2230, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, is not just an option. It’s a necessity for bringing sanity back to U.S. foreign and domestic policy.