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Thursday, 6 April 2017

US administration’s hesitation in labeling Ikhwan as a terrorist organization is a “grave error”

The Trump administration’s hesitation to officially designate the Ikhwan as a terrorist organization is a “grave error,” particularly in light of “its declared objective to ‘destroy the Western civilization from within,’” writes the Conservative HQ, which attributes the lack of movement to the Ikhwan’s “penetration” of the US government, pointing to Obama-era officials such as Huma Abedin. Documents obtained by Al-Monitor, meanwhile, seem to indicate the US administration dragging its feet on the matter is a result of persistent lobbying from the Ikhwan. The organization says “they remain “‘the strongest [group] on the Egyptian political scene, and is still capable of engaging in any democratic political competition despite all the deadly blows it receives.’ The group will soon return to the scene, it notes.” Al-Monitor says the documents show “the Brotherhood is still counting on major powers” to support their return to work in the Egyptian political arena once it has the opportunity to do so.

(The domestic press, meanwhile, is convinced that the Ikhwan will never be designated as terrorists because we’re surrounded by Islamist stooges including Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco.)

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