The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States

The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most sinister organizations operating inside the United States. It has established front groups that have achieved success in advancing the Brotherhood’s goals, and yet little attention is paid to the activities of these front groups seeking to undermine the United States and its efforts to defend itself.
The stated intent of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States is to conduct an “organizational jihad” in order destroy the U.S. from within. Last year the Hudson Institute published Steven Merley’s The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States. It is an impressive research monograph with the following synopsis:

The leadership of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (MB, or Ikhwan) has said that its goal
was and is jihad aimed at destroying the U.S. from within. The Brotherhood leadership has also said that the means of achieving this goal is to establish Islamic organizations in the U.S. under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the early 1960s, the Brotherhood has constructed an elaborate covert organizational infrastructure on which was built a set of public or “front” organizations. The current U.S. Brotherhood leadership has attempted to deny this history, both claiming that it is not accurate and at the same time that saying that it represents an older form of thought inside the Brotherhood. An examination of public and private Brotherhood documents, however, indicates that this history is both accurate and that the Brotherhood has taken no action to demonstrate change in its mode of thought and/or activity.

Among the tentacles of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States discussed by Merley are the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim American Society, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Muslim Student Association. Merley’s monograph summarizes and footnotes much of the information we have written about here about these organizations over the past few years. Please check it out.

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