The western front of the United States Capitol. The Neoclassical style building is in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill, at the east end of the National Mall. The Capitol was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 - press photo via Wikimedia The western front of the United States Capitol. The Neoclassical style building is in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill, at the east end of the National Mall. The Capitol was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 - press photo via Wikimedia

US Congress holds session on listing Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

By: MENA
Fri, Jun. 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - 21 June 2019: The US Congress held a session to debate designating the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a terrorist organization by the US administration.

A host of congressmen, experts and those concerned with the issue took part in the congressional hearing during which they urged the administration of US President Donald Trump to take further steps towards branding the MB as a terrorist group.

The American Pulse foundation, under its chairman Egyptian-American Dr. Michael Morgan, called for holding the session that was inaugurated by Senate Majority Leader Louie Gohmert of Texas.

Gohmert affirmed the importance of listing the MB as a terrorist group. He also accused the FBI of destroying documents during the presidency of Barack Obama due to the infiltration of MB elements into his administration.

Answering a question about the reason behind the frequent failure to brand the MB a terrorist group, he said that previous US administrations overlooked that file. However, new challenges are looming on horizon, he asserted.

Addressing the attendees via video, Texas Senator Ted Cruz asserted the necessity of insistence to brand the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

Leaked information implicate ex-president Obama administration in giving orders to delete or change the content of 800 documents related to Jihad, Cruz said.

He added that he had submitted legislation to the congress to criminalize the MB group and place it on terror lists, noting that an amended bill is due to be submitted shortly to serve the same purpose.
 
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