Author argues in favor of designating Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization

Author argues in favor of designating Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

The Arab spring brought unrest on a global scale. In Egypt, for a time, it swept the Muslim Brotherhood into power, a move initially supported by the Obama Administration, with an impact still reverberating in the halls of Congress, according to New Zealand Author Trevor Loudon.

“A lot of your Congressmen and Senators have been heavily involved in Muslim Brotherhood fronts, Muslim brotherhood organizations and they will use their positions to cover for these groups in Congress. The Muslim Brotherhood and Marxist groups have so infiltrated your government that they’re actually influencing policy,” Loudon said in an interview.

He argues that the FBI won’t be able to properly investigate the group until it is designated a terrorist organization.

“They’re a terrorist organization not in the sense that they go out and commit terrorist acts they’re part of the support network for those who do you’re just as guilty if you enable and finance terrorists as if you go and throw the bomb yourself,” Loudon said.

Bills looking at designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization have been proposed time and time again but gained little traction with President Obama in the White House. More than 40 lawmakers are now hoping that will change under President Trump.

In the last couple months, both a House version and Senate version of the legislation have been proposed once again.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is sponsoring the Senate Bill and at a hearing in June of last year made the case for why he thinks it’s important.

“We cannot combat and defeat radical Islamic terrorism without acknowledging it exists and directing our resources to stopping it.”

Critics warn the negative impact of such a designation could be extreme and harm relationships with the Muslim community in this country as well as abroad.

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