US Representative Sue Myrick released a statement yesterday about DNI Director James Clapper’s claim that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” organization. (Clapper has since clarified his remark.) Myrick, who has researched terrorist groups such as Hamas, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, believes the Muslim Brotherhood is a religious organization.
“Either the Administration doesn’t know who the Muslim Brotherhood is, which shows incompetence, or they are apologizing for them, which is inappropriate for those in charge of protecting the American people. Let’s be clear – the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT secular.
Here’s video from Fox News:
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s English language website highlights their bylaws, which state: ‘The Muslim Brotherhood, is an international Muslim Body, which seeks to establish Allah’s law in the land by achieving the spiritual goals of Islam…’. Its founding motto was: ‘Allah is our objective; the Koran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations’. Today, the Muslim Brotherhood uses the slogan ‘Islam is the answer’. If its own words don’t prove that it is not a “secular organization”, I don’t know what does.
“The Administration is playing with fire here. Did the Administration prep DNI Director Clapper on how to message on the Muslim Brotherhood, watering down the stated goals and ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, so they could create space to engage the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Looks like it to me”.