Muslim Brotherhood Declares U.S. 'An Enemy of the Arab World' After Trump Embassy Announcement
The Muslim Brotherhood has declared war on the United States after President Trump announced earlier today the official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intent to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
In the published statement on the Ikhwanonline.info website, the group rabidly defended by the CIA and State Department as moderates, declares, "Jerusalem is Islamic and Arab; for it we'll shed our blood and wage war. This is the way of our Jihad."
Here's a translation of the Muslim Brotherhood's statement:
Muslim Brotherhood: The transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem classifies America as an enemy state and all its interest will be subject to the political position of the interests of the Zionist entity [statement]
In the name of Allah the Merciful
We are for the victory of our messengers, and for those who believe in this life.
Praise be to Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, and those who follow him. The Muslim Brotherhood has followed the U.S. president's statements about his intention to transfer the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of the Zionist entity, a decision that entered into force is a formal attack by the United States of America on the Islamic lands and holy places.
The Muslim Brotherhood recognizes the American president's move to put America and all its interests in all countries of the world under the same political control of the interests of the Zionist entity, and it will become an enemy state of the Arab world and Islamic components international and institutional, political and popular.
The American president has exploited the weakness of the Muslim world at present, and the ability of tyrannical regimes to strike deadly blows to the Arab Spring, and decided to support the Zionist lobby, to support the Zionist project on the Palestinian territories, but he should know that his decision presents his state of classification as a state sponsor of the occupation -- a country hostile to all freedom in various parts of the world.
The Muslim Brotherhood is launching today a solidarity call with all Palestinian factions and Islamic movements to ignite an uprising throughout the Islamic world against the Zionist occupation and the American administration in support of the occupation and against the rights and freedoms of the peoples.
The Muslim Brotherhood stresses that Jerusalem is not [just a] land or symbol. Jerusalem is a confession of faith (`aqīdah) and a religion (dīn).... Jerusalem is an Islamic and Arab land, for which we will shed our blood, freedom and life, and we fight every aggressor and every supporter of aggression. This is the way of our Jihad.
Muslim Brotherhood - General Office
Cairo - Wednesday, 17 Rabi'al-Awwal 1439H - December 6, 2017
This is hardly the first time that the Muslim Brotherhood has declared war on the United States.
Our late PJ Media colleague, Prof. Barry Rubin, noted in October 2010 that much like Al-Qaeda did in its 1996 and 1998 declarations of war against America, the Muslim Brotherhood' supreme guide declared war against the U.S. just a few months before the beginning of the Arab Spring.
In August, the Israeli intelligence service Shin Bet announced that Muslim Brotherhood elements were directly responsible for the Temple Mount terror attack in July that killed two Israeli police officers.
As I've reported here this year, as the CIA, State Department, and Washington, D.C., foreign policy establishment have continued to defend the "moderate" Muslim Brotherhood, many of our Arab and Muslim allies, as well as Israel, have begun to designated the group as a terrorist organization.
I also reported that Western intelligence agencies have begun to warn about the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood, in stark contrast to the CIA. Just last month, German authorities denied the citizenship application of a Muslim Brotherhood supporter who had attended a Muslim Brotherhood terror training camp in Iraq.
This past May I published here at PJ Media a three-part interview (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) I conducted in Cairo with the Egyptian terror expert Khaled Okasha, former head of counterterrorism in the Sinai, on the establishment, development, and continued operations of the Muslim Brotherhood's terror networks.
I've also noted that much of the "moderate Muslim Brotherhood" narrative (initially funded by the CIA) has rapidly crumbled as the so-called "moderate" affiliates in places, including Tunisia and Jordan, have had their extremism exposed. I've reported on the testimony of captured ISIS fighters who said they were recruited and sent to Syria through Muslim Brotherhood networks.
Meanwhile, bills calling on the State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization (S. 68 sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, and H.R. 377 sponsored by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart) languish in both houses -- bottled up by Republican congressional leadership.