Egyptian Parliament - File photo
CAIRO – 14 August 2018: After a 32-year-old classified document by the CIA on the growing influence of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been lately revealed, a number of parliamentarians voiced their condemnation of the Brotherhood’s terrorist credo.
Drafted in 1986 under the title of "Building Bases of Support", a formerly classified document by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) unveiled the radical approach of the outlawed Brotherhood and how it threatens the national quests for social cohesion, and that most of the terrorist groups and organizations still carry their terrorist credo, adopted and expressed in the books of the group’s co-founder and fundamentalist thinker and writer Sayyid Qotb.
"The Brotherhood has been successful in building a fundamental network through the recruitment of educators, students, journalists, other professionals and businessmen," said the document, adding that "increased factionalism is the Brotherhoods' most serious problem."
Referring to the absconding scholar Youssef al-Qaradawi, the document warned against his role in contributing to the radical plots committed by the group.
Dubbed as “the Sheikh of suicide bombing”, Qaradawi was put on the terrorism watch list after being accused of escaping Wadi El-Natrun prison. He gave up his Egyptian citizenship, incited violence against Egypt and joined a terrorist organization. He articulated his permission for suicide bombing if it is required.
Qaradawi is banned from entering the US, UK and France.
For his part, Ayman Abul ela, head of the parliamentary committee of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the Muslim Brotherhood has maintained violent and radical approach and that many extremist groups have already spun off of the mother Brotherhood.
Abul Ela added that the United States has several similar documents in hand about the terrorist Brotherhood and is well aware of their involvement in terrorist acts.
He stressed that the Egyptian people took to streets on June 30 to demand the removal of the Brotherhood's regime, given the fact that they were cognizant of the threat their presence pose to the Egyptians' lives and peace of mind.
Ahmad al-Awadi, a member of the parliamentarian committee of the National Defense and Security, said that the recent CIA documents on the Muslim Brotherhood comes in line with the Egyptian political leadership's statements about the Brotherhood’s engagement in terrorist acts.
Awadi stressed that the Brotherhood's secrets became known to all countries, adding that the group has resorted to violence, killing the innocent and pursuing extremist approaches since its inception before the 1952 revolution.
“They eliminated everyone that was not with them, including police and army officers along with Egyptian intelligence officials,” he added.
In June, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that blacklisting the MB as a “totality” would complicate U.S. relations in the Middle East. He added, “but at the top of the quality chain, if I can call it that, there are elements of [MB] that have now become parts of governments,” Tillerson said, referring to MB elements in the Turkish Parliament.
Security services concluded Tuesday the necessary preparations to secure the country ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Rabaa sit-in dispersal.
The security plan was constructed to avoid attempts of breaking the law and of undermining the nation and its capabilities, security officials told Egypt Today.
With the aid of the Civil Protection Sector and the use of police dogs, many areas were inspected, particularly around state institutions. Also, a number of security ambushes in Cairo as well as border ambushes between governorates were established to boost security across the country.
Assistants of the minister of interior and security managers ensured the successful deployment of police on the streets.
Egypt witnesses the fifth anniversary of the dispersal of Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins where members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood had gathered and engaged into clashes with security forces on August 14, 2013.
Since December 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist group in Egypt.
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