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State Department to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a “foreign

How Hatred of Islam is Corrupting the American Soul

Khaled Abou El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. State Department to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a “foreign terrorist organization” is very likely to become law in the coming days.

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In the same press release, Cruz cited to what is known as the “civilization jihad” memorandum a document in which he accuses American Muslim organizations such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) of being affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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And most Americans do not know or understand a thing about Islam except what has been steadily fed to them by the obscenely well financed Islamophobic industry that is behind the very same law at issue. One thing of which I am absolutely certain is that every American who is currently oblivious towards the entire issue of the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood will soon have a very compelling reason to care and care a great deal because what is at issue is not the Muslim Brotherhood, Muslims, or even Islam, but the very moral identity and character of the United States and the world in which we live.

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canada goose deals After purportedly winning the elections in Tunisia, they were quickly marginalized by the Tunisian old guard canada goose outlet store near me that was bankrolled by the UAE. However, al Nahda, the Islamic party that initially won the elections in Tunisia was never formally a part of the Muslim Brotherhood but was inspired by the broad lines of some of the Brotherhood’s ideological underpinnings. canada goose deals

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The motivating impulse behind the Center for Security Policy and the other more than fifty organizations, foundations, think tanks and so on canada goose outlet houston that are behind, not only the recent legislation for the designation of the Brotherhood, but the very rise of Trump himself is that they all share an historic, religious and civilizational outlook united in its venomous hatred of Islam.

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