It’s taken eight years, but it looks like it might actually happen: Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee favorably reported HR 3892 out of committee and onto the floor. The bill, if passed by the full House, would declare that the Muslim Brotherhood meets all the conditions that define a foreign terrorist organization, and would require the State Department to designate it as such.
The Muslim Brotherhood has been patiently infiltrating its assets into American institutions for more than two decades. It has placed agents at high levels in the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House. Members of Muslim Brotherhood serve as legislative advisors to congressmen and senators.
After the convictions handed down in the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2008, the Muslim Brotherhood in America should have been rolled up and shut down. That same year, however, the American people elected a friend of the Muslim Brotherhood as their president, and U.S. government policy concerning the Ikhwan subsequently did a 180-degree turn. The new administration not only formed a positive relationship with the Brotherhood, it actively promoted the “Arab Spring” revolutions that thrust Ikhwan members into power.
It took until 2016, the final year of the Obama administration, for a Republican-controlled Congress to push back against the forces that are relentlessly Islamizing the United States.
This is the summary of HR 3892 from Congress’ website:
Introduced in House (11/03/2015)
Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Muslim Brotherhood has met the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization, and (2) the Department of State should so designate it.
Requires the State Department to report to Congress within 60 days whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for foreign terrorist designation, and if not, which criteria have not been met.
In the video below you can hear Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA — from the 6th District, next door to ours) read out the infamous quote from the Explanatory Memorandum:
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
After Mr. Goodlatte’s opening statement, you’ll hear John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) declare his opposition to the bill. His statement sounds like it was crafted by CAIR, and it probably was. After all, he represents Michigan’s 13th District, which includes portions of Detroit, Dearborn, and Hamtramck — some of the most culturally enriched real estate in the United States.
Mr. Conyers’ arguments may be summarized thus:
|1.||This bill is procedurally flawed.|
|2.||Five years ago (when the Democrats controlled the House) Congress didn’t think this was such a good idea.|
|3.||Not all members of the Muslim Brotherhood are terrorists.|
|4.||The Muslim Brotherhood does important charitable work.|
|5.||This bill would be provocative and Islamophobic, and would increase the likelihood of hate speech and physical attacks against Muslim-Americans.
In his objection to Chairman Goodlatte’s amendment to the bill, Mr. Conyers cites Professor John Esposito of Georgetown University. If you aren’t familiar with Prof. Esposito’s sympathies, see the entry for him in Discover the Networks. Rep. Conyers might as well have cited Hassan al-Banna or Sayyid Qutb to support his arguments.
By arguing that the amendment “plays into ISIS’ hands and makes us less safe”, Mr. Conyers is inadvertently admitting that the Muslim Brotherhood is associated with terrorists. He is telling us, in effect: “If we say bad things about the Ikhwan and ostracize it, then Islamic terrorists will become angry at us and try to kill us.”
What more do we need to know?
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this video:
The full text of HR 3892 is available here.