What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” — Muslim Brotherhood Motto

The Muslim Brotherhood, also known as the Ikhwan, was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna with the intention of restoring the Caliphate and instituting shariah (Islamic law) as a political system and a complete way of life.

For a comprehensive treatment of the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat it poses read: Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II)

Under guidance from Said Qutb– a great intellectual influence on Osama Bin Laden and al Qeada– the Muslim Brotherhood is committed to ‘civilization jihad’ as a pre-violent strategy of settlement and Islamization to prepare the way for an Islamic society and government.

Because of the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, the Brotherhood has been banned in many countries and operates in secret. There are Muslim Brotherhood cells over 70 countries, the most famous being Hamas– the Muslim Brotherhood organization in Gaza.

We caught a glimpse of the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood through the Holy Land Foundation Trial. The Holy Land Foundation– once the largest Islamic charity in the United States– was found to be moving money illegally donated by American Muslims to Hamas’ jihad against Israel.

During the trial, documents were entered into evidence uncontested that were captured at the house of Mohammed Akram, a Muslim Brother. They include the strategic plan and other secret documents outlining the Brotherhood’s agenda in the US.

At the end of the strategic plan, a list of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends” is included; it’s a tally of every major Islamic organization in America. In addition to the list, we know from piecing together the interlocking leadership and board-membership of these organizations. For their part in facilitating aid to a designated terrorist entity—Hamas—these groups were listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorist financing trial in US history.

Since that time, some groups have unsuccessfully sued to get off the list. Recently a federal judge rejected them, and emphasized that there is more than enough evidence to suggest that the groups were involved knowingly in aiding Hamas.

According to the US government’s own findings :

The following are individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood:

  1. Abdel Rahman Alamoudi
  2. Gaddor Ibrahim Saidi
  3. Islamic Society of North America, aka ISNA
  4. Muslim Arab Youth Association, aka MAYA
  5. Nizar Minshar
  6. North American Islamic Trust, aka NAIT
  7. Raed Awad
  8. Tareq Suwaidan