Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Congress, don’t meet with the Muslim Brotherhood

Congress, don’t meet with the Muslim Brotherhood

  • September 13, 2017

The Hill

Amr Darrag, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, will be speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, and he is trying to extend his speaking gig into a lobbying tour, as other Brotherhood-aligned delegations have done in the past.  

U.S. officials and members of Congress would be wise to decline Darrag’s requests for meetings: The Muslim Brotherhood is an international hate group that seeks to overthrow the region’s existing governments, and Washington should have no interest in allowing the Brotherhood to score a propaganda victory by giving Darrag an audience during his visit.

The list of the Muslim Brotherhood’s hatreds is extensive. Darrag’s organization notoriously incites against Egypt’s Christian community, with Muslim Brothers frequently offering justifications for terrorist attacks on churches and other Christian targets. The Muslim Brotherhood also promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, mourned arch-terrorists such as Osama bin Laden and the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdelrahman, and developed sharia interpretations to justify terrorist attacks on a wide array of targets. 

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