CLEVELAND – As national security took center stage at the Republican Convention on opening night Monday, WND spoke to a member of Congress, a Trump adviser and two campaign surrogates who believe a first step toward “making America safe” and reforming what they regard as a badly compromised counter-terrorism effort hamstrung by political correctness is to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
Muslim countries such as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates already have done it, pointed out Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who is promoting a bill in the U.S. House along with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. A similar measure has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Organizations spawned by the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. include the prominent Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, which were both named as unindicted co-conspirators by the Justice Department in a plot to fund Hamas.
Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, when they’re fighting ISIS in the Sinai every day together, we should look at two allies – two allies that often have been at odds with each other, that are working together, and ask why we’re not supporting them,” Issa told WND.
He pointed out that when Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi came to power in Egypt in 2012, President Obama “effectively congratulated them, went out of his way,” while practically not even acknowledging the election of his successor, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
“So, clearly you have an administration who sided with the Muslim Brotherhood, and even when the...