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Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

Trump to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Organization

nsnbc : Walid Phares, a top-foreign policy adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, said the Trump administration will sign a bill that designates the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Donald Trump_USA_May 2016Walid Phares spoke with the Egyptian Youm7 on Wednesday, saying that: “Trump considers the Muslim Brotherhood a dangerous group that fuels the Jihadist ideology, thus he seeks for a military strike against the group and will not politically contain the group as Obama and H. Clinton did”.

In February 2016 the US House Judiciary Committee approved legislation calling on the State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a foreign terrorist organization.

However, the U.S. State Department has not taken any further steps since February. The bill cites multiple countries who have declared the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) a terrorist organization. These countries include Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

huma-abedin_hillary-clinton_usaIn December 2013 Egypt outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood and several affiliated organization as terrorist or terrorist-linked organizations. Many leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood figures including ousted president Mohamed Morsi were detained and tried on terrorism-related charges. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi commented that the USA had stabbed Egypt in the back with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. He added that this was a fact that Egyptians would not easily forget or forgive.

It is noteworthy that the Obama administration and especially the State Department under then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton colluded with Muslim Brotherhood – linked organizations during the notorious Arab Spring in Libya, Egypt and Syria in 2011.

In fact, one of Clinton’s closest advisers, Huma Abedin and her family are known for close ties to Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda linked organizations.

Photo of U.S. Senator John McCain meeting illegally in a rebel safe house with the heads of the “Free Syrian Army” in Idlib, Syria in April, 2013. In the left foreground, top al Qaeda terrorist leader Ibrahim al-Badri (aka Al-Baghdadi of ISIS, a.k.a. Caliph Ibrahim of the recently founded Islamic State with whom the Senator is talking. Behind Badri is visible Brigadier General Salim Idris (with glasses), the former military chief of the FSA, who has since fled to the Gulf states after the collapse of any semblance of the FSA. (Courtesy

Photo of U.S. Senator John McCain meeting illegally in a rebel safe house with the heads of the “Free Syrian Army” in Idlib, Syria in April, 2013. In the left foreground, top al Qaeda terrorist leader Ibrahim al-Badri (aka Al-Baghdadi of ISIS, a.k.a. Caliph Ibrahim of the recently founded Islamic State with whom the Senator is talking. Behind Badri is visible Brigadier General Salim Idris (with glasses), the former military chief of the FSA, who has since fled to the Gulf states after the collapse of any semblance of the FSA. (Courtesy

But U.S. collusion with Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda linked “rebels” is not limited to Democrats. In April 2013 Conservative Senator John McCain was caught on photo in a safe-house in Syria after crossing the border illegally. (see photo left) Among the “celebrities” present at the meeting was Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi (al-Badri).

In November 2014 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood following intense rounds of negotiations between GCC member states, particularly Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The UAE designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, along with the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda associated Jabhat al-Nusrah, the so-called Islamic State a.k.a. ISIS/ISIL and Yemen’s Houthi.

Saudi Arabia’s position regarding the Muslim Brotherhood is dual. On one hand, some top-members of the Saudi oligarchy including government support Muslim Brotherhood-linked organizations abroad while the country opposes its “official” presence within the State. Saudi Arabia considers large parts of the international Muslim Brotherhood as instrument for is ally and rival Qatar, one of the primary international sponsors of Botherhood-linked organizations. Saudi Arabia is, however, “unofficially but blatantly” using Al-Qaeda an the Islamic State as an instrument abroad while it opposes its “official” presence in the country.

The United Arab Emirates published a comprehensive “terror list” after consultations with Egypt. Organizations in the following countries outside the United Arab Emirates are affected:

* Afghanistan * Algeria * Belgium * Denmark * Egypt * France * Germany * India * Iraq * Italy * Lebanon * Libya * Mali * Norway * Palestine * Pakistan * Philippines * Russian Federation * Saudi Arabia * Sweden * Somalia * Syria * Tunisia * United Kingdom * United States of America * Uzbekistan * Yemen.

Affected regions / regional operations: GCC, EU, AL, AU. The list of organizations which the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates designated as terrorist organizations includes:

  1. The Muslim Brotherhood UAE
  2. Al-Islah (or Da’wat Al-Islah)
  3. Fatah al-Islam (Lebanon)
  4. Fatah al-Islam (Association of Italian Muslims)
  5. Khalaya Al-Jihad Al-Emirati (Emirati Jihadist Cells)
  6. Osbat al-Ansar (the League of the Followers) in Lebanon.
  7. The Finnish Islamic Association (Suomen Islam-seurakunta)
  8. Alkarama organization
  9. Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM or Tanzim al-Qa idah fi Bilad al-Maghrib al-Islami)
  10. The Muslim Association of Sweden (Sveriges muslimska forbund, SMF)
  11. Hizb al-Ummah (The Ommah Party or Nation’s Party) in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
  12. Ansar al-Sharia in Libya (ASL, Partisans of Islamic Law)
  13. Det Islamske Forbundet i Norge (Islamic Association in Norway)
  14. Al-Qaeda
  15. Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST, Partisans of Sharia) in Tunisia
  16. Islamic Relief UK
  17. Daesh (ISIL / ISIS)
  18. Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HSM) in Somalia ( Mujahideen Youth Movement)
  19. The Cordoba Foundation (TCF) in Britain
  20. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  21. Boko Haraam ( Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad) in Nigeria
  22. Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) of the Global Muslim Brotherhood
  23. Jama’at Ansar al-Shari’a (Partisans of Sharia) in Yemen
  24. Al-Mourabitoun (The Sentinels) group in Mali
  25. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (Taliban Movement of Pakistan)
  26. The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organization and groups
  27. Ansar al-Dine (Defenders of the faith) movement in Mali
  28. Abu Dhar al-Ghifari Battalion in Syria
  29. Jama’a Islamia in Egypt (AKA al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya, The Islamic Group, IG)
  30. The Haqqani Network in Pakistan
  31. Al-Tawheed Brigade (Brigade of Unity, or Monotheism) in Syria
  32. Ansar Bait al-Maqdis (ABM, Supporters of the Holy House or Jerusalem) and now rebranded as Wilayat Sinai (Province or state in the Sinai)
  33. Lashkar-e-Taiba (Soldiers, or Army of the Pure, or of the Righteous)
  34. Al-Tawhid wal-Eman Battalion (Battalion of Unity, or Monotheism, and Faith) in Syria
  35. Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) group
  36. The East Turkistan Islamic Movement in Pakistan (ETIM), AKA the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), Turkistan Islamic Movement (TIM)
  37. Katibat al-Khadra in Syria (The Green Battalion)
  38. Majlis Shura al-Mujahideen Fi Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis (the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, or MSC)
  39. Jaish-e-Mohammed (The Army of Muhammad)
  40. Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Brigade in Syria
  41. The Houthi  (Houti) Movement in Yemen
  42. Jaish-e-Mohammed (The Army of Muhammad) in Pakistan and India
  43. Talha Ibn ‘Ubaid-Allah Company in Syria.
  44. Hezbollah al-Hijaz in Saudi Arabia
  45. Al Mujahideen Al Honoud in Kashmor/India (The Indian Mujahideen, IM)
  46. Al Sarim Al Battar Brigade in Syria
  47. Hezbollah in the Gulf Cooperation Council
  48. Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (Caucasus Emirate or Kavkaz and Chechen jidadists)
  49. The Abdullah bin Mubarak Brigade in Syria
  50. Al-Qaeda in Iran
  51. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
  52. Qawafil al-Shuhada (Caravans of the Martyrs)
  53. The Badr Organization in Iraq
  54. Abu Sayyaf Organization in the Philippines
  55. Abu Omar Brigade in Syria
  56. Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq in Iraq (The Leagues of the Righteous)
  57. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  58. Ahrar Shammar Brigade in Syria (Brigade of the free men of the Shammar Tribe)
  59. Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq
  60. CANVAS Organization in Belgrade, Serbia (a.k.a. DEMOZ)
  61. The Sarya al-Jabal Brigade in Syria
  62. Liwa Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas in Syria
  63. The Muslim American Society (MAS)
  64. Al Shahba’ Brigade in Syria
  65. Liwa al-Youm al-Maw’oud in Iraq (Brigade of Judgment Day).
  66. International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS).
  67. Al Ka’kaa’ Brigade in Syria
  68. Liwa Ammar bin Yasser (Ammar bin Yasser Brigade)
  69. Ansar al-Islam in Iraq
  70. Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe
  71. Sufyan Al Thawri Brigade
  72. Ansar al-Islam Group in Iraq (Partisans of Islam)
  73. Union of Islamic Organizations of France (L’Union des Organisztions Islamiques de France, UOIF)
  74. Ebad ar-Rahman Brigade (Brigade of Soldiers of Allah) in Syria
  75. Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) in Syria
  76. Muslim Association of Britain (MAB)
  77. Omar Ibn al-Khattab Battalion in Syria
  78. Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham Al Islami (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant)
  79. Islamic Society of Germany (Islamische Gemeinschaft Deutschland).
  80. Al-Shayma’ Battalion in Syria
  81. Jaysh al-Islam in Palestine (The Army of Islam in Palestine)
  82. The Islamic Society in Denmark (Det Islamiske Trossamfund, DIT)
  83. Katibat al-Haqq (Brigade of the Righteous)
  84. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades
  85. The League of Muslims in Belgium (La Ligue des Musulmans de Belgique, LMB)

Opponents of Trump attempt to denounce the U.S. President-elect as anti-Muslim, and Trump made some “politically incorrect” statements, about Muslim and other communities. That is, provocative campaign statements that could easily be abused and used against him. Meanwhile, a closer look reveals that Trump is not anti-Muslim at all. Much rather, he opposes the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and he at least appears to be opposed to using Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda-linked organizations as an instrument of US foreign and military policy.

F/AK – nsnbc 10.11.2016

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  1. Somewhat strange that no organisations from Bosnia and Kosovo are on the list, while these areas are important suppliers of ISIS fighters and the terrorism supporters world wide.

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