Report: Experts urge Congress to designate Muslim Brotherhood as terror group
A trio of experts have urged the US Congress to designate Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group as it continues to pose significant global threat, a new report has revealed.
According to the Washington Times report, whether the group should be placed on the US terror list “has been a topic of debate here in Congress in recent years,” Rep. Ron De Santis, the Florida Republican who chairs the House Oversight national security subcommittee, is said to have acknowledged at the hearing.
According to the report, Brotherhood critics in Congress hoped to use the hearing to kick off a drive to designate the group as a terrorist organization, a move initially blocked by the Obama administration State Department.
The report said that several witnesses told the panel there was evidence to suggest that the Brotherhood deserved the terrorist tag. “The Brotherhood certainly means to be global and it means to be a threat,” Dr. Hillel Fradkin, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute think-tank, is said to have testified.
According to the report, Rep. Jody Hice, Georgia Republican, said that the threat of the Brotherhood cannot be ignored at home and abroad.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is alive and well, and they have had a number of splinter groups that have been birthed out of the main group that are present right here in the United States,” Hice is quoted to have said.