CIA Defends the Muslim Brotherhood as Western Intel Agencies Warn of Dangers, Links to Terror
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.
I noted here at PJ Media last month that many of America's Arab allies (Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia), as well as Israel, had moved well ahead of the U.S. in addressing the group's toxic influence:
In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the central issues in the current Qatar crisis, where these Arab nations are taking active measures against Qatar for its support of the the Brotherhood:
Just last week the foreign minister of Bahrain, whose legislature includes representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood, said that the group is a terrorist organizations and its sympathizers must be prosecuted:
Back in February, I reported that the CIA and the National Intelligence Council (NIC) provided the funds to support Nixon Center researchers Robert Leiken and Steven Brooke to create the "moderate Muslim Brotherhood" narrative during the Bush administration. That became the basis for their Foreign Affairs article of that same title:
And the CIA still supports and defends the Muslim Brotherhood today:
Yet across Europe, intelligence agencies are warning about the group's operations in their respective countries -- and some are taking action.
Here's a rundown of the actions being taken by our European allies and our Arab allies against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Since the terror attack in Nice nearly a year ago, France has taken active measures against the Muslim Brotherhood that include shutting down the group's mosques and charities as well as banning leading members.