Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is one of America’s most noted economic warfare and counter-terrorism scholars, who runs the American Center for Democracy and its Economic Warfare Institute. She has published hundreds of articles, numerous white papers and several books, including “Funding Evil” – How Terrorism is Financed; and How to Stop It.” She successfully lobbied New York and Congress to enact laws to protect American journalists, scholars, writers and publishers from the enforcement of foreign libel judgements in the U.S. Her efforts resulted in the passage of NY’s “Rachel’s Law” (2008), and the federal SPEECH Act, signed into law by Pres. Obama in 2010.
There is a debate underway, and a bill pending in Congress calling for the designation of the global Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organization and its affiliates as a terrorists. The MB propaganda machine have been advocating the false narrative of “Islamic democracy.” In 2006 Dr. Ehrenfeld authored a white paper calling to ban the MB, but American and European scholars ignored her warnings.
Instead, most submitted to “political correctness” dictated by MB organizations and their supporters. The MB launched a virulent attack on President Trump’s executive order to suspend U.S. visas to citizens of seven nations, as had been designated by the Obama administration, but went unchallenged by the MB at that time.
In this article, Banning The Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. Ehrenfeld provides a detailed profile of the origins, activities, motivations and stated intentions of the MB.
Banning The Muslim Brotherhood, By Rachel Ehrenfeld, American Center for Democracy, February 8th, 2017. Excerpt:
President Trump is considering designating the global Muslim Brotherhood organization as terrorist. It’s about time.
Two days before he signed the executive order on “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) began organizing nationwide protests against the anticipated order, which the mischaracterized the suspension of U.S. visas to Muslim refugees and travelers from only seven out of fifty Muslim-majority countries, as a “ban.”
CAIR was immediately joined by progressive Left organizations that protested the election of Donald Trump as President. Thus left-leaning, ill-informed organizations, CEOs of tech companies (how many of their employees are immigrants, or work-visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen?) and Democratic-run-states joined forces with MB-affiliated groups to undermine the power of the President and the security of the nation” […]
The Muslim Brotherhood has historically and continues to actively pursue the establishment of a Muslim regime that will serve as the basis to re-establish the Caliphate, not only by defending violence against civilians, The current leader of the international Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Mahdi Akef, “recently issued a new strategy calling on all its member organizations to serve its global agenda of defeating the West. He called on individual members of the Muslim Brotherhood worldwide to not only join the “resistance” to the U.S. financially but also through active participation.” In the MB Project (1982), Point of Departure instructs members,” To use diverse and varied surveillance systems, in several places, to gather information and adopt a single effective warning system serving the worldwide Islamic movement. In fact, surveillance, policy decisions and effective communications complement each other.”
In an interview to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, an international Arab newspaper on December 11, 2005, Akef stated that:
“the Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview – the spread of Islam, until it rules the world.”
To that end, Akef said, “the Muslim Brotherhood… are an all-encompassing Islamic organization, calling to the adoption of the great religion that Allah gave in his mercy to humanity.” Meanwhile, according to its leader, the MB is busily cementing its ties: “We are in the global arena, and we preach for Allah according to the guidelines of the Muslim Brotherhood. All the members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the international arena operate according to the written charter that states that Jihad is the only way to achieve these goals. “Ours is the largest organization in the world,” he said.
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