We can’t stess enough the evil this group seeks to impose on the rest of the world. It is bad enough we are concerned about the motives of our own government, let alone the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood!
Founded in 1928 in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the world’s oldest, largest and most influential Sunni Islamist groups—and an inspiration for the ideology and actions of a majority of contemporary Islamist movements. In the first decades of its existence, the movement advocated armed struggle (jihad) as a means to impose Islamic law (sharia) at home, while seeking to fight Western colonialism and the State of Israel in the Middle East. Following Gamal Abdel Nasser’s assumption of power in Egypt in 1952, the Brotherhood was formally outlawed and moved into the political opposition, alternatively demonized, repressed or silently tolerated during the decades that followed. Throughout this period, the movement developed a wide network of social and religious charities and programs, expanding its influence across the entire Muslim world, and beyond it. Simultaneously, however, it has gone through key ideological transformations, in particular a de-radicalization embodied…
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