by Ryan Mauro
President-Elect Trump’s first picks for his administration believe that the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of Hamas, should be designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
The first picks for A Trump administration believe that the Brotherhood should be designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Clarion Project recently reported on comments by a senior foreign policy adviser, Dr. Walid Phares, indicating that the future Trump Administration would support the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. The legislation has passed the House Judiciary Committee and has the support of 87 members of Congress, including two Democrats.
The legislation outlines the evidence linking the Brotherhood and Hamas to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was chosen as attorney general. He is a cosponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) was chosen as director of the CIA. He was one of the original cosponsors of the bill.
President-Elect Trump chose General Michael Flynn for national security adviser. He is on the board of Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT For America activist organization, which advocated for passage of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act.
Trump also chose Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his chief strategist and Senior Counselor. Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News provided regular updates on the act, including links to Clarion Project articles documenting its progress.
It also covered CAIR’s outrageous attempts to stop Clarion Project's National Security Analyst Prof. Ryan Mauro from educating law enforcement about Islamist extremism, as well as his crashing of a CAIR leader’s radio interview.
Four organizations representing persecuted Christians are also pushing for the bill. A prominent Kurdish Muslim activist is also supporting the bill.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), initiator of the bill, reiterated his commitment to passing the legislation on November 15 and linked to a blog post based on the Clarion Project’s article.
Click here to ask your representatives to support the legislation. Below is a list of members of Congress who have cosponsored the bill or voted in favor of its passage:
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Original introducer of legislation
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Foreign Relations Committee member
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Jerry Moran (R-KS)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
David Perdue (R-GA)
Foreign Relations Committee member
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
|Mike Bishop (R-MI)||Diane Black (R-TN)|
|Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)||Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)|
|Ken Buck (R-CO)||Ken Calvert (R-CA)|
|Steve Chabot (R-OH)||Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)|
|Curt Clawson (R-FL)||Doug Collins (R-GA)|
|Charlie W. Dent (R-PA)||Ron DeSantis (R-FL)|
|Scott DesJerlais (R-TN)||Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)|
|Blake Farenthold (R-TX)||J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)|
|Trent Franks (R-AZ)||Louie Gohmert (R-TX)|
|Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)||Trey Gowdy (R-SC)|
|Kay Granger (R-TX)||Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)|
|Darrell Issa (R-CA)||Bill Johnson (R-OH)|
|Jim Jordan (R-OH)||David P. Joyce (R-OH)|
|Steve King (R-IA)||Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)|
|Tom Marino (R-PA)||John L. Mica (R-FL)|
|Steven Palazzo (R-MS)||Colin C. Peterson (D-MN)|
|Ted Poe (R-TX)||Mike Pompeo (R-KS)|
|Bill Posey (R-FL)||John Ratcliffe (R-TX)|
|Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)||Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)|
|David Rouzer (R-NC)||Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)|
|Lamar Smith (R-TX)||Steve Stivers (R-OH)|
|David A. Trott (R-MI)||Mimi Walters (R-CA)|
|Randy Weber (R-TX)||Mike Kelly (R-PA)|
|Duncan Hunter (R-CA)||Candice S. Miller (R-MI)|
|James B. Renacci (R-OH)||Daniel Webster (R-FL)|
|Peter J. Roskam (R-IL)||Tim Huelskamp (R-KS|
|Charlie J. Fleischmann (R-TN)||Jeff Duncan (R-SC)|
|Dave Brat (R-VA)||Todd Rokita (R-IN)|
|Kenny Marchant (R-TX)||Robert Pittenger (R-NC)|
|Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)||Richard Hudson (R-NC)|
|Gene Green (D-TX)||Bruce Westerman (R-AR)|
|Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)||Doug Lamborn (R-C)|
|Mick Mulvaney (R-SC)||Austin Scott (R-GA)|
|Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)||Kevin Cramer (R-ND)|
|Dennis A. Ross (R-FL)||Jeff Miller (R-FL)|
|Robert J. Dold (R-IL)||Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)|
|Tom Marino (R-PA)||Tim Walberg (R-MI)|
|John Moolenaar (R-MI)||Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)|
|Mo Brooks (R-AL)||Sam Johnson (R-TX)|
|Lee Zeldin (R-NY)||John Fleming (R-LA)|
|Lou Barletta (R-PA)|
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