Ted Cruz Just Threw Down the Gauntlet on Obama and Support of the Muslim Brotherhood

On Tuesday, Texas U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, along with Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, both Republicans, introduced legislation that would force the Obama Regime to declare one of Obama’s favored organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood, as a terrorist organization.

Called the “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act,” the bill, if passed, would require the Secretary of State, anti-American John Kerry, to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, noting that multiple countries have already declared the group to be terrorist organization and have stopped them from operating in their countries due to their support of radical Islamic terrorism around the globe.

The bill states that even Middle Eastern countries with large Muslim populations like Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates consider the Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization.

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s long-standing motto includes the following: ‘Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. [Allah is greater!],'” it says on page 3 of the 22 page Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, which is filled with examples of ties the Muslim Brotherhood has to various other terrorism-supporting organizations and terrorist activities.

“This bill recognizes the simple fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamic terrorist group. For years, American presidents of both parties have correctly designated the Brotherhood’s various affiliates, such as Hamas and Ansar al-Sharia, as terrorist groups. They have designated individual Muslim Brotherhood leaders such as Shaykh Abd-al-Majd Al-Zindani, who was complicit in the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, and Sami Al-Hajj, who was captured on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2001 running money and weapons for al Qaida, as terrorists. Now we can reject the fantasy that their parent institution is a political entity that is somehow separate from these violent activities,” Ted Cruz said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“A number of our Muslim allies have taken this common-sense step, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. As this bill details, the Brotherhood’s stated goal is to wage violent jihad against its enemies, and our legislation is a reality check that the United States is on that list as well,” Cruz proclaimed.

Representative Diaz-Balart called the bill “long overdue” and said that the pro-Islamist Muslim Brotherhood “has a long history of terrorism around the world.”

“I proudly join Sen. Cruz to introduce this bill in both chambers. This legislation codifies into law something that is long overdue. The Muslim Brotherhood has a long history of terrorism around the world. The group supports and stands behind numerous terrorist organizations that are responsible for acts of violence and aggression,” Rep. Diaz-Balart said. “It is time for Congress and the Department of State to recognize and sanction them as they deserve – as a foreign terrorist organization.”

By not addressing the clear and documented terrorist ties of the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama is giving wink and nod support to the group that says, “Dying in the way of Allah is our 20 highest hope.”

This will put on full display where Obama and the Democrat’s allegiance truly lies. Will they continue to support this Muslim terrorist organization at the expense of the safety of American citizens?

Meanwhile, do you think that Obama still thinks ISIS is no more than a “JV team?”

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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