It’s a typical government letter which dances around the issue but doesn’t reveal how the Senator would actually vote on it. Schumer, in the past, has mentioned Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR’s terrorism ties.
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for S.68, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017, which would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.
I understand your concern surrounding the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. (Apparently Schumer does not know that Egypt, under President El-Sisi, has banned the Muslim Brotherhood and either expelled, jailed, or executed its leaders as have several other Muslim countries) The Egyptian people have endured decades of suffering from violence and political unrest. Reports of the Muslim Brotherhood’s persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt and other countries are especially troubling.
The killing of innocent people because of their nationality, race, religion or ethnicity is a deplorable act and those who perpetrate such violence must not be allowed to continue. I firmly believe that the United States cannot stand by while innocent people are denied their basic human rights.
Throughout my career, I have opposed violence and mass atrocities. During the 112th Congress, I was proud to support S.Res.44, which passed in the Senate by Unanimous Consent. The legislation supported democracy, universal rights, and the peaceful transition to a representative government in Egypt. The United States should be a global leader in promoting human rights around the world. I will not tolerate violators of human rights and will do all in my power to hold accountable perpetrators of such violence.
S.68 is currently being reviewed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I will closely monitor its progress as it makes its way through the Senate.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please keep in touch with your thoughts and opinions.
Charles E. Schumer, United States Senator
I wouldn’t hold out much hope that Schumer will vote in favor of this designation considering how he clouded up and boohooed over President Trump’s Muslim travel ban.