Who are the “experts” who testify against designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group? PART 3 of a 3 part series.
The “experts” who give advice and who testify at Congressional hearings are very devious. One such “expert” compared the Muslim Brotherhood to the Boy Scouts (details below).
Many of the “experts” come from “think tanks” who pass themselves off as educational and research organizations. Often, the “trustworthy” sources that we rely on, take their “background” information from these think tanks, and this is why we often hear the same repeated lies.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood
It has been shown via the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2009 that there is a highly sophisticated organizational structure for the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Likewise, the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe have banded together to form the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE). The leaders at the top of the structure of all of these Muslim Brotherhood Organizations has always been the Egyptian Supreme Guide. Leaders under him and who head other branches are called Secretary Generals.
From the beginning of its formation in 1928, the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood and their ideology have been purposefully planted in universities. First in Cairo, at al-Azhar University, but rapidly placed in others. Secretly, Muslim Brotherhood members became faculty members, department chairs, deans, administration management and so forth, all the way to top positions that fully control the university. This same format was later used in universities in Europe and America (see: Muslim Brotherhood in America).
The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Communications Bureau with the Islamic World” was created in 1945. This was the Foreign Affairs section of the Brotherhood. When Gammal Abdul al-Nasser, president of Egypt, banned the Brotherhood in Egypt in 1954, many of the Brotherhood’s leaders left and began a massive endeavor to spread the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood worldwide.
A Brotherhood leader, Mustafa Machhour, began working to create the International Muslim Brotherhood. With help from another leader, Muhammad Akef (who later moved to Germany in 1981, and who became Supreme Guide in 2004), they coordinated an alliance with Jamaat Islamiya in Pakistan and Refah in Turkey (terrorist groups).
A Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader, Hassan Howeidi, was sent to Europe in the 1980’s to help coordinate other members and spread the organization inside universities in Europe.
After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, the Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood was expunged from Iraq. The Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood was one of the major sources of funding for the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood. After being banned from Iraq, many leaders of the Iraqi Brotherhood went next door to Syria where they continued their subversive activities.
By 2004, with Muhammad Akef now the Supreme Guide, the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood had become well established in many countries (in 2012, the Muslim Brotherhood’s website boasted that they were organized in 80 countries).
Though led by the Supreme Guide and other leaders in Egypt, called the “Guidance Bureau”, many other members ran the International Organization, including the leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan Huwaidi; leader of the Lebanese Muslim Brotherhood, Faisal Mawlawi; controller-general of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, Abd-Majid-Dhunaybat, and Tunisian Muslim Brotherhood leader, Rashid al-Ghannushi.
In 2004, an Egyptian Brotherhood member based in London, Ibrahim Munir, coordinated meetings. The International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood held their meetings with Egyptian leaders in different European countries because the Brotherhood was still banned in Egypt and was watched by security. There was no way to have meetings in Egypt.
In 2006, after the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections and the consolidation of the regime’s control of Turkey under Prime Minister Erdogan, Istanbul became a center for Muslim Brotherhood meetings. From 2006 until the Gaza flotilla, Turkey hosted at least ten International Conferences of the Muslim Brotherhood. An Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader living in Qatar, Youssef Qaradawi, began to visit Turkey frequently, to coordinate funding for the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Remember Qaradawi from the annual Brookings Conferences in Qatar? And his relationship to various Islamic charities, in 21 different countries?
All of the conferences in Turkey were well attended by Muslim Brotherhood leaders from Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East.(10)
In a 2009 interview with al-Quds al-Arabi, the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide, Muhammad Akef, gave some information about the International Organization. He said the International “Shura Council” consisted of 90 members from inside Egypt and 40 outside of Egypt. Those outside of Egypt were from Jordan, Syria, the Gulf, Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe. The “Guidance Bureau” consisted of eight Egyptians and five non-Egyptians.(11)
In 2011, when the Muslim Brotherhood wanted the Syrian government taken out and replaced with Islamic Law, as was being done in Egypt, they called on Muslim Brotherhood members worldwide. By 2015, Muslims from at least 80 different countries had gone to Syria to fight for Islamic takeover.(12) Though many joined ISIS, because of their belief in a Caliphate, the call to jihad was originally made by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The doors had previously been shut to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, where they had been banned for good reasons. Many other countries had banned them from forming political parties because of their past attempts at violent overthrow of governments via these “political parties”. But with the help of “expert” (liars) from alleged “research-based” educational think tanks, the doors were re-opened via U.S. intervention.
Originally published at CheriBerens with links to cited sources and additional photo.