With the immigration-terrorism debate still raging in the United States, one group has had an outsized and dangerous influence: the Muslim Brotherhood.
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed the Executive Order (EO) entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. The EO is meant to protect our nation from terrorists trying to slip into the U.S. by posing as travelers, refugees, or immigrants.
The Executive Order has a few key provisions:
Suspends for 90 days the entry of individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen while screening processes are reviewed
The EO states “the significant presence in each of these countries of terrorist organizations, their members, and others exposed to those organizations increases the chance that conditions will be exploited to enable terrorist operatives or sympathizers to travel to the United States.”
Suspends for 120 days the entry of refugees to the U.S. because terrorists have tried to infiltrate the U.S. homeland through these programs
The temporary travel ban does not apply to green-card-holders or to anyone who received a visa before the EO was signed
Sounds like a common sense way to protect our nation, right?
Unfortunately, activist judges, Muslim groups, and their allies who do not value national security have already taken steps to halt President Trump’s Executive Order.
Days after the EO was signed, Imam Ismail Elshikh, the leader of a Muslim Brotherhood-supported mosque in Hawaii, filed a suit claiming that he is suffering “irreparable harm” because of the Executive Action. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, an Obama appointee, issued a restraining order to stop the EO because of the suit by the iman.
This means that our national security policy is being dictated by a Muslim Brotherhood-backed imam.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a global Islamist organization dedicated to establishing an Islamic society worldwide. The Brotherhood is active in the United States through groups like the Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR), which provided financial support to the violent terrorist group Hamas.
CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups are heavily involved in politics and civil society in the U.S.
For example, CAIR hosted a town hall in mid-March with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring that focused on resisting President Trump’s Executive Order. The terrorist-linked group’s event also included a free “Citizenship Application Clinic” for those in attendance.
As the debate about terrorism and immigration continues in the United States and throughout the world, we can count on the terrorist-supporting Muslim Brotherhood and their allies to oppose policies that will protect our national security.