The Muslim Brotherhood has declared war on the United States after President Trump announced today the official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intent to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
PJ Media In the published statement on the Ikhwanonline. (Muslim Brotherhood) info website, the group rabidly defended by the CIA and State Department as moderates, declares, “Jerusalem is Islamic and Arab; for it we’ll shed our blood and wage war. This is the way of our Jihad.”
Excerpts from the Muslim Brotherhood’s statement:
Muslim Brotherhood: The transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem classifies America as an enemy state and all its interest will be subject to the political position of the interests of the Zionist entity [statement]
The Muslim Brotherhood has followed the U.S. president’s statements about his intention to transfer the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of the Zionist entity, a decision that entered into force is a formal attack by the United States of America on the Islamic lands and holy places.
The Muslim Brotherhood recognizes the American president’s move to put America and all its interests in all countries of the world under the same political control of the interests of the Zionist entity, and it will become an enemy state of the Arab world and Islamic components international and institutional, political and popular.
The Muslim Brotherhood is launching today a solidarity call with all Palestinian factions and Islamic movements to ignite an uprising throughout the Islamic world against the Zionist occupation and the American administration in support of the occupation and against the rights and freedoms of the peoples.
The Muslim Brotherhood stresses that Jerusalem is a confession of faith (`aqīdah) and a religion (dīn)…. Jerusalem is an Islamic and Arab land, for which we will shed our blood, freedom and life, and we fight every aggressor and every supporter of aggression. This is the way of our Jihad.
This is hardly the first time that the Muslim Brotherhood has declared war on the United States.
Last May, the State Department closed the U.S.embassy in Cairo after a threat was made against it by one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s terror wings, Hasm.
Our late PJ Media colleague, Prof. Barry Rubin, noted in October 2010 that much like Al-Qaeda did in its 1996 and 1998 declarations of war against America, the Muslim Brotherhood’ supreme guide declared war against the U.S. just a few months before the beginning of the Arab Spring.
In August, the Israeli intelligence service Shin Bet announced that Muslim Brotherhood elements were directly responsible for the Temple Mount terror attack in July that killed two Israeli police officers.
As I’ve reported here this year, as the CIA, State Department, and Washington, D.C., foreign policy establishment have continued to defend the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood, many of our Arab and Muslim allies, as well as Israel, have begun to designated the group as a terrorist organization.
I also reported that Western intelligence agencies have begun to warn about the dangers of the Muslim Brotherhood, in stark contrast to the CIA. Just last month, German authorities denied the citizenship application of a Muslim Brotherhood supporter who had attended a Muslim Brotherhood terror training camp in Iraq.
This past May I published here at PJ Media a three-part interview (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) I conducted in Cairo with the Egyptian terror expert Khaled Okasha, former head of counterterrorism in the Sinai, on the establishment, development, and continued operations of the Muslim Brotherhood’s terror networks.