If it walks like a terrorist, talks like a terrorist, kills innocents like a terrorist, then it must be a duck.
Oh no, wait, it’s, it’s … a terrorist.
After years of our government pretending that the Muslim Brotherhood is some sort of social club, as if it were a sewing circle or something, we may finally have a slim chance of seeing the organization at the root of most Islamic terror organizations itself designated a terrorist group.
A group of eight Republican representatives led by Michele Bachmann has sponsored the “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014,” which would officially name the Brotherhood as an “FTO” — Foreign Terrorist Organization.
The bill gives an extensive list of reasons why the organization deserves the designation, compiled with the help of a team of investigators, lawyers and terrorism experts.
The accusations link the group to crimes and acts of terrorism, as well as making the case that the Brotherhood is the umbrella and ideological parent of Hamas, al-Qaida and a host of other terror groups.
Hamas and other wings of the Brotherhood have already been classified as FTOs, and the Brotherhood itself has been declared terrorist by Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Several individual members of the Brotherhood were declared terrorists by executive order in 2001 for their part in the 9/11 attacks.
In 2005, the Department of Justice proved that the supposedly nonprofit Holy Land Foundation was in fact a Muslim Brotherhood front and money laundering operation that was part of an international conspiracy by the Brotherhood to support terrorist activities.
That the Muslim Brotherhood is in fact a terrorist organization is a no-brainer. But you can expect this bill will die in the Senate, shoved into a dark place by Mr. Harry Reid himself, most likely.
Obama’s toady would never allow such a bill to reach the president’s desk, where Obama would be obliged to veto it and be publicly seen doing so.
The Obama Administration has made alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups a key part of its foreign policy, which seems in retrospect to have been aimed at clearing the way for establishment of a Muslim caliphate, as has happened recently.
Forcing Obama to publicly veto such a bill would embarrass him in front of his remaining supporters. If, on the other hand, he were to sign such a bill, he would alienate his allies in the Mideast.
The bill may say Muslim Brotherhood on it, but the other target is Obama.