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Why Did NPR Lie About the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas?

In the ongoing debate over the possible terror designation of the Muslim Brotherhood, the media cartel has been pushing fake news and false propaganda regarding the group.

One such example was a puff piece by Jane Arraf at NPR back in February. Arraf, in noting the debate over the terror designation issue, painted the Muslim Brotherhood's affiliate in Jordan as "mainstream" moderates pursuing peace and democracy.

That fake news was exposed by an incident earlier this week when Hamza Mansour, a senior leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, openly encouraged suicide terror attacks, even by young children:

This is not the first time that Mansour has made news. In 2015, he refused to call ISIS terrorists while they were engaged in widespread genocide and religious cleansing in Iraq and Syria:

Arraf's NPR agitprop also conveniently failed to mention the symbiotic relationship between the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and designated terrorist group Hamas.

Also missing was the fact that the Jordanian government has already all but banned the Muslim Brotherhood, shutting down its headquarters and most of its activities.

These can be seen as deliberate omissions intended to give a false impression to NPR listeners. Lying, in other words.

For years Hamas has operated as an arm of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, as this 1998 intelligence report on Hamas by the South African National Intelligence Agency, noted (HT: John Rossomando):

In fact, the Hamas senior leadership lived and worked out of Amman until 1999, when King Abdullah expelled them in one of his first major moves during the first year of his reign.

Since 2008, Hamas has been directly affiliated with the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau, operating more independently.

Despite the expulsion of Hamas from Jordan, the group still relies on the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood for support, as was seen with the discovery that the Muslim Brotherhood was storing weapons for the terror group back in 2006. The weapons cache included rockets, C4 explosives, and small arms.

The Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), rose to Hamas' defense, claiming the weapons cache was a set-up and a conspiracy theory.

Since then, the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has made no secret of its support for Hamas.