The leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood – File Photo
CAIRO – 13 August 2018: A formerly classified document by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) unsealed new secrets about the Muslim Brotherhood's radical schemes, showing the group's plots to recruit its followers through penetrating into educational systems, syndicates and student unions.
The CIA prepared "Building Bases of Support" document in 1986, warning against the growing influence of Islamic extremists, whose number was estimated by the CIA at 30,000 from around 24 fanatic groups of different ideological backgrounds. Most of these elements were involved in perpetrating acts of terror, added the document.
It also pointed out that all extremist MB organizations were inspired by the writings of Sayyid Qotb, who became a strong reference to extremists.
The document underlined the key influential role played by Yusuf el Qaradawi within the MB group, warning of his future schemes.