Petition Calls on Obama to Declare Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists

Monday, 05 Aug 2013 12:31 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A petition bearing more than 176,000 signatures — asking the Obama administration to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization — has been posted on the White House website.

Posted July 7 under the site's "We the People" outreach program, the petition and quickly garnered the 100,000-signature tghreshold for it to be considered for action by the White House.

The petition was created by a resident of La Mesa, Calif., just days after the Egyptian military removed President Mohammed Morsi from power. Morsi was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood.
.
By 12.30 p.m. on Monday it had received 176,018 signatures.

Citing what it called the Muslim Brotherhood's "long history of violent killings and terrorizing opponents," and asserting that the group has "direct ties with most terrorist groups," the petition blamed the violent protests now taking place in Egypt in opposition to Morsi's removal on the group.

The Muslim Brotherhood, it said, "has shown in the past few days that it is willing to engage in violence and killing of innocent civilians in order to invoke fear in the hearts of its opponents. This is terrorism."

But Lawrence Haas, a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, told Fox News it's unclear whether the Brotherhood itself has engaged in specific activities. He added, however, that it has "surely inspired or spawned terrorist activities."

The organization, Haas noted, has "now involved itself fully" in the political process of its home nation, Egypt. "Rather than rule democratically, however, Morsi and the Brotherhood began to rule in an authoritarian manner, which was always the fear about this fundamentalist organization."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

UAW Withdraws Appeal of Volkswagen Union Vote

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 08:57 AM

The United Auto Workers is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tenne . . .

Teenager Survives Flight over Pacific in Jet Wheel Well

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 07:40 AM

A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 3 . . .

Boston Bombing Nightmare Leads Survivor to Dream Startup

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 06:15 AM

Hours after the blast that ruptured an eardrum and left a 9-inch gash in one leg -- but spared her life -- Amanda North  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved