Muslim Brotherhood

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Muslim Brotherhood
Party leader Mohamed Badie
Parliamentary leader
Founded 1928
Headquarters Vienna, Austria
Political ideology Islamism


Political position
International affiliation

The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al Muslimun or sometimes just Ikhwan[1]) was founded in 1928 after the dissolution of the Turkish Caliphate. It was booted out of Egypt after attempts on Abdel Nasser's life. From 1954 until 2015 its international headquarters were in London and have since relocated to Austria after it came under investigation for subversive activities against the UK government. It is considered a terrorist organization by the governments of Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Syria.

It has branches or affiliates in over 70 nations[2] including the United States. According to author Raymond Ibrahim the Muslim Brotherhood was founded and/or works under the cover of following organizations: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and the Muslim American Society (MAS).[3]

Since the beginning, throughout, the Muslim Brothethood has been having Fascistic tendencies.[4]


Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood

During the 1920s, Islamic extremism took a firm hold on Islam, beginning with the foundation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in 1928. Hassan al-Bana, with the assistance of Sayyid Qutb, was the founder. The Muslim Brotherhood was hostile toward all secular attempts to rationalize the Middle East. [5]

In addition to radical Islam, it was an extremist Arab nationalist organization.[6]

Al-Banna had pro-Nazi orientation,[7] was a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.[8]

Al-Banna the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, was an ardent admirer of Hitler since he first read Mein Kampf.[9]

Authurs: [10]

In 1936, the Brotherhood was but a small organization with some 800 members. Yet its ranks soon swelled, and two years later it boasted a total of 200,000. The driving factor behind this upsurge was mobilization for the Arab uprising in Palestine, as passages of the Koran hostile to Jews were interwoven with antisemitic formulations of struggle from the Third Reich, and the hatredof the Jews was transformed into jihad, "holy war." The consequence was boycott campaigns and violent demonstrations under the slogan," Jews out of Egypt and Palestine!”

In October 1938, a conference of Islamic parliamentarians "for the defense of Palestine" was held in Cairo; antisemitic tracts were distributed, including the Arabic versions of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

In April and May 1938, the Muslim Brotherhood led violent demonstrations against Jewish communities in Egypt. In October, they organized the Parliamentary Conference for Arab and Muslim Countries in Cairo, where they distributed Arabic translations of Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In 1939, they planted bombs in a Cairo synagogue and in Jewish homes.[11]

Seized documents showed, that prior to October 1939, the Muslim Brothers received subsidies from Nazis, instrumental in transferring these funds to the MB, which were considerably larger than the subsidies offered to other anti-British activists. These transfers appear to have been coordinated by Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini and some of his Palestinian contacts in Cairo.[12]

On June 11, 1946, Hassan al-Banna, penned the following welcome home to Hitler's Mufti Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini:[9]

Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimin and all Arabs request the Arab League on which Arab hopes are pinned, to declare that the Mufti is welcome to stay in any Arab country he may choose, and that great welcome should be extended to him wherever he goes, as a sign of appreciation for his great services for the glory of Islam and the Arabs. The hearts of the Arabs palpitated with joy at hearing that the Mufti has succeeded in reaching an Arab country. The news sounded like thunder to the ears of some American, British, and Jewish tyrants. The lion is at last free, and he will roam the Arabian jungle to clear it of wolves. The great leader is back after many years of suffering in exile. Some Zionist papers in Egypt printed by La Societé de Publicitéshout and cry because the Mufti is back. We cannot blame them for they realize the importance of the role played by the Mufti in the Arab struggle against the crime about to be committed by the Americans and the English…The Mufti is worth the people of a whole nation put together. The Mufti is Palestine and Palestine is the Mufti. Oh Amin! What a great, stubborn, terrific, wonderful man you are! All these years of exile did not affect your fighting spirit.

Hitler’s and Mussolini’s defeat did not frighten you. Your hair did not turn grey of fright, and you are still full of life and fight. What a hero, what a miracle of a man. We wish to know what the Arab youth, Cabinet Ministers, rich men, and princes of Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Tunis, Morocco, and Tripoli are going to do to be worthy of this hero. Yes, this hero who challenged an empire and fought Zionism, with the help of Hitler and Germany. Germany and Hitler are gone, but Amin Al-Husseini will continue the struggle.

It is the longest running radical Islamic group globally, supporter of Hamas,[13][14] advocates Jihad as well as the spread of Sharia Law.[15] The organization which grew to encompass over 70 countries[16] including Syria, Sudan, and other Arab countries, was founded in Egypt by Hassan al-Banna in 1928 and has had many high-profile Islamic terrorist members, including the founder of modern-day jihad, Sayyid Qutb, Osama Bin Laden, and Egyptian terrorist mastermind and Al-Qaeda boss Ayman Al-Zawahiri.[17]

After the Second World War Muslim migrants created a mosque in the German city of Munich, which became the nerve center of the Muslim Brotherhood in post-war Europe. Mahmud Abouhalima, one of the perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing frequently visited this mosque.[2]

In 1948, The Nuslim Brotherhood, its head, al-Bana, threatned: “If the Jewish state becomes a fact, and this is realized by the Arab peoples, they will drive the Jews who live in their midst into the sea.”[6]

The Brotherhood was booted out of Egypt in 1954 after a botched attempt to assassinate Egyptian President Abdul Nasser and found asylum in London where it assumed a veneer of an oppressed, non-violent, opposition political party. Members assassinated Nassar's successor, Anwar Sadat who made peace with Israel, in 1981. It has given rise to new more violent militias including Hamas, Gama’a al-Islamiyya, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.[15] Hafez al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad's father, wiped out 20,000 members of the Brotherhood in an uprising against the Syrian government in 1982.[18]

Despite being illegal under Egyptian law, the Muslim Brotherhood gained success in Egypt’s parliamentary elections, winning 20 percent of the assembly's seats in 2005.[15] After the fall of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the Brotherhood came to power in 2011. The following year, Mohamed Morsi, a member of the organization, was elected as president of Egypt. During the election Christians were prevented from voting because of Brotherhood-led violence.[2] Morsi subsequently introduced Sharia law in his country and granted himself powers to legislate without judicial oversight. He was deposed by the Egyptian Deep State in 2013 and the Muslim Brotherhood was designated as terrorist organization while many of its members including Morsi and Mohamed Badie being arrested.


The Muslim Brotherhoods’ original goal was to found a total Islamic state which was not influenced by Western countries and would fellow strictly the teachings of the Koran. The organization has also been a leader indicting terrorism and propaganda against Israel and Jews. The Muslim Brotherhood's theme is:

Allah is our objective. "The messenger is our leader. Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.[16]"

Frank Gaffney wrote:

  • ...from the Brotherhood’s inception in Egypt in 1928, it has been a revolutionary organization committed to the imposition worldwide of a totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine they call Shariah." Muslim Brotherhood’s bait-and-switch - Egypt’s presidential election is a stealthy prelude to Shariah

In 2004, the FBI seized documents relating to the plan to overthrow America titled, “An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group.” [19]

The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within...

Author elaborates on the Muslim Brotherhood, how it presents a far greater threat than is usually perceived, being nothing less than the world’s incubator of modern Islamic terrorism and the world’s most dangerous militant cult.[20]


The Syrian Islamic Brotherhood had existed since about 1937. It was banned from participating in political life by Syrian President Adib Shishakli in the early 1950s (MB then was known as the Islamic Socialist Front). Not until the seizure of power by the secular Ba'ath party in 1963 did it form into an opposition group. In February 1964 the Brotherhood instigated riots against Ba'ath party rule in the Islamist stronghold of Hama which were suppressed by the army.

Inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran the Brotherhood developed a plan to trigger a similar popular revolt to oust Ba'athist dictator Hafez al-Assad (father of Bashar al-Assad). Beginning in 1979 the Brotherhood forged links with Syrian Ba'athist dissidents and the Iraqi Ba'athist President Saddam Hussein for help in overthrowing Assad. The Iraqi regime provided covert assistance to the Brotherhood rebels in Aleppo, Damascus, and Hama. Saddam Hussein's government accused the Assad regime of human rights violations against the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Wikipedia, after the uprising was brutally crushed in the 1982 Hama Massacre one faction "for several years retained a military structure in Iraq, with backing from the [Iraqi] government."

The Muslim Brotherhood was later vilified by the Salafi theorist Abu Musab al-Suri in his 1991 treatise, Notes on the Jihadi experience in Syria. Among the Brotherhood's "crimes" was its "alliance with parties of infidelity, freethinking (zandaqa), and apostasy".[21]

In June 1980, the Brotherhood attempted to assassinate President Assad following which the government passed a law making membership of the Brotherhood a capital offence; the law is still in force today.

Controversy within Obama Administration

  • The director of national intelligence, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, stunned the committee by describing Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -- the organization that has co-opted pro-democracy protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square -- as "a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam. ... They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt."[22]
  • FBI Director Robert Mueller contradicted the DNI by observing, "Elements of the Muslim Brotherhood here and overseas have supported terrorism."[23]

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  1. Not to be confused with the Saudi Ikhwan, a Wahhabi group organized prior to the Turkish and Egyptian brotherhoods, which has at various times, resisted the Saudi ruling clan's domination of the Arabian Peninsula due to the Saudis' alliances with Western, infidel, non-Islamic, Angelo and American interests. As a political force, the Saudi Ikhwan pull the Saudi ruling clan in the direction of maintaining Wahhabist tradition.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization, Qanta A Ahmed, NRO, March 10, 2017.
  3. The Muslim Brotherhood: Origins, Efficacy, and Reach, Raymond Ibrahim, ME Forum, Jul 4, 2013
  4. Amir Darwish, Fascistic Tendencies in the Muslim Brotherhood, Fair Observer, November 18, 2022
    Right from its beginnings in 1928, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was inspired by fascism. Even today, its animating ideas, guiding principles, policy positions, and organizational structure are fascist in some way or form.
  5. Rodney P. Carlisle, "Encyclopedia of Politics," SAGE, 2005, p.770
  6. 6.0 6.1 AIM TO OUST JEWS PLEDGED BY SHEIKH; Head of Moslem Brotherhood Says U.S., British 'Politics' Has Hurt Palestine Solution. Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. By Dana Adams Schmidt. Aug. 2, 1948. CAIRO, Egypt, Aug. 1 -- Sheikh Hassan el-Bana, head of the Moslem Brotherhood, largest of the extremist Arab nationalist organizations, declared in an interview today: “If the Jewish state becomes a fact, and this is realized by the Arab peoples, they will drive the Jews who live in their midst into the sea.”
  7. Tibi, B. (2012). Islamism and Islam. United Kingdom: Yale University Press. p. 88
  8. Terrorism: Muslim Brotherhood JVL
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Nazi Roots of Islamist Hate, Tablet Magazine, Jul 5, 2022.
  10. Klaus-Michael Mallman and Martin Cüppers, "'Elimination of the Jewish National Home in Palestine': The Einsatzkommando of the Panzer Army Africa, 1942" in Yad Vashem Studies XXV. PDF (15).
  11. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Evolution of Jihadist Antisemitism, ISGAP, Jan 17, 2018.
  12. Documents seized in the flat of Wilhelm Stellbogen, the Director of the German News Agency (Deutsches Nachrichtenbüro) affiliated to the German Legation in Cairo, show that prior to October 1939 the Muslim Brothers received subsidies from his organisation. Stellbogen was instrumental in transferring these funds to the Brothers, which were considerably larger than the subsidies offered to other anti-British activists. These transfers appear to have been coordinated by Haj Amin el-Husseini and some of his Palestinian contacts in Cairo.
    Lia, B. (1998). The Society of the Muslim Brothers in Egypt: The Rise of an Islamic Mass Movement 1928-1942. United Kingdom: Ithaca Press. p. 175.

    qtd in Jewish Political Studies Review. (2005). Israel: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. p. 107; Ledeen, M. A. (2009). Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West. United States: St. Martin's Press. p. 99.

  13. Egypt Aflame
  14. Earle, R. J. (2019). Muslim Brotherhood. (n.p.): eBooks2go Incorporated. (ISBN:978154574599). Egypt's oldest and largest Islamist organization, is the father, mother, and guiding light of several of the world s leading terrorist groups.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Hear out Muslim Brotherhood, By Joshua Stacher and Samer Shehata, Boston Globe, March 25, 2007
  16. 16.0 16.1
  17. The Looming Tower, al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 (book), by Lawrence Wright
  19. FBI Captured Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan,, October 26, 2010
  20. The Secret Apparatus: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Industry of Death. N.p.: Bombardier Books, 2022. [1].
    Foreword to The Secret Apparatus: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Industry of Death

    By Daniel Pipes

    In this ambitious and powerful book, Cynthia Farahat argues that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), founded nearly a century ago, presents a far greater threat than is usually perceived, being nothing less than the world’s incubator of modern Islamic terrorism and the world’s most dangerous militant cult. She traces leading Egyptian groups such as al-Takfir wa’l-Hijra, al-Jama’a al-Islamiya, and Egyptian Islamic Jihad back to the MB, as well as non-Egyptian ones like Ansar al-Shari’a in Libya, Jama’at al-Tawhid wa’l-Jihad in Jordan, Talai’ al-Fateh in several countries, Hamas, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS. With such an array of accomplishments, she concludes that the MB presents an existential threat to the United States. Those not alarmed by the MB, in brief, Farahat wants urgently to alarm.

    The author is an Egyptian who immigrated a decade ago to the United States, where she has written on jihad for American publications, penned a column for an Egyptian newspaper, testified before Congress, and advised US law enforcement about Islamism and jihad. Before that, in Egypt, she co-founded the Liberal Egyptian party, whose platform endorsed capitalism, separation of mosque and state, and peace with Israel. She studied Islamic jurisprudence and history and co-authored a book (in Arabic) titled Desecration of a Heavenly Religion in 2008. For her efforts, al-Azhar University banned the book while she herself was banned from Lebanon and landed on the hit list of an Qaeda-affiliated group.

    This book, The Secret Apparatus, contains a wealth of names, dates, events, and other granular facts, all needed to establish the author’s case; accordingly, it is not a book to be speed read but studied and returned to. Much of the evidence is original, Farahat having taken advantage of archives opened after the 2013 revolution in Egypt or relying on new sources, such as memories of the hyperthymestic Tharwat al-Kherbawy. To help the reader approach and appreciate the pages that follow, therefore, I propose to sketch out their main lines in this foreword, adding some reflections of my own.
  21. Jihadi After Action Report: Syria, by Stephen Ulph, William McCants editor. The Combating Terrorism Center, United States Military Academy, West Point, p.6.
  22. Numbness on the Nile - Oliver North
  23. Numbness on the Nile - Oliver North