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  Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by a schoolteacher, with the goal of celebrating traditional Islamic family values.
The ban may have something to do with the fact that the Brotherhood has been tied to at least half a dozen attempts to assassinate whoever happened to be president of Egypt at the time.
One of the Brotherhood's beefs with the Egyptian government was its support of the Soviet Union, which may have won the attention of the young Central Intelligence Agency.
www.rotten.com /library/conspiracy/muslim-brotherhood   (1297 words)

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The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, an Egyptian seeking to overthrow Egypt's monarchy, expel western influences and establish an Islamic theocracy.
The Muslim Brotherhood no longer openly conducts terrorist operations; it is primarily a political organization that supports terrorism and terrorist causes.
The Muslim Brotherhood's theology is based on the doctrine of salafiyya: the belief that present-day Muslims have been corrupted and must return to the pristine form of Islam practiced at the time of the Prophet Muhammad.
www.adl.org /terrorism/symbols/muslim_brotherhood_1.asp   (486 words)

  Muslim Brotherhood - Egypt
The Brotherhood aimed principally on social and moral reform based upon Islam.
[The Brotherhood is] a salafiya message, a Sunni way, a sufi truth, a political organization, an athletic group, a scientific and cultural union, an economic enterprise and a social idea.
1939: The Muslim Brotherhood is defined as a political organization, that bases itself on the Koran and the Hadith as a system that is applicable even for the modern society.
i-cias.com /e.o/mus_br_egypt.htm   (873 words)

  Muslim Brotherhood. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Muslim Brotherhood remains strong in Egypt, Syria, Sudan, and other Arab countries and has resorted to acts of political violence.
In Jordan the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Islamic Action Front, is an important opposition party.
The Muslim Brotherhood has given rise to a number of more militant and violent organizations, such as Hamas, Gama’a al-Islamiya, and Islamic Jihad.
www.bartleby.com /65/mu/MuslimBr.html   (241 words)

  Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928, and Egypt is still considered the center of the movement; it is generally weaker in the Maghreb, or North Africa, than in the Arab Levant.
Brotherhood branches form the main opposition to the governments in several countries in the Arab world, such as Egypt, Syria and Jordan, and are politically active to some extent in nearly every Muslim country.
The Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood was formed in 1942, and is a strong factor in Jordanian politics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muslim_Brotherhood   (2176 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Egyptian sources said that the Muslim Brotherhood was absent at a meeting at the official residence of David Welch, the U.S. ambassador in Cairo, to discuss the much-criticized “Greater Middle East” initiative with American Undersecretary of state Marc Grossman.
According to the Muslim Brotherhood’s initiative, Akef said, reforms should be rather pioneered by all of the society, rather than by the government or a certain domineering political party.
The Muslim Brotherhood urged police and other bodies not to be exploited for repressing opposition, but rather be used to keep the entity of government.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2004-03/04/article04.shtml   (831 words)

 Muslim Brotherhood - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Muslim Brotherhood or The Muslim Brothers (Arabic: al-Ikhwan al-muslimoon, full title جماعة الإخوان المسلمين Jama'at al-ikhwan al-muslimin, "The Society of the Muslim Brothers", often simply الإخوان al-Ikhwan, "the Brotherhood") is the name of several Islamist organizations in the Middle East.
The first Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928; Muslim Brotherhoods have since been founded in other countries, including Syria and Jordan.
Founded in the 1930s by Syrian students who had participated in the Egyptian Brotherhood, the Brotherhood in Syria played a major role in the broad-based resistance movement that opposed the Ba'th regime starting in 1963; this conflict developed into an armed struggle that continued until 1982, when the rebellion was crushed by the military.
www.voyager.in /Muslim_Brotherhood   (472 words)

 MERIP Op-Eds: Hear out Muslim Brotherhood by Joshua Stacher and Samer Shehata
In Egypt, the Brotherhood is the country's largest opposition group and its best-organized political force.
Opening a relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood would signal to ruling regimes and opposition groups in the region that the United States is committed to promoting democracy -- not just to supporting those who are friendly to US interests.
After the Brotherhood's success in the 2005 parliamentary elections and the increasing popularity of other Islamist groups in the region, the United States needs to consider an open and frank dialogue with moderate, nonviolent Islamist groups.
www.merip.org /newspaper_opeds/oped032507.html   (1271 words)

 Muslim Brotherhood - Egypt
The Brotherhood focused on social and moral reform rooted in Islam.
[The Brotherhood is] a salafiya message, a Sunni way, a sufi truth, a political organization, an athletic group, a scientific and cultural union, an economic enterprise and a social idea.
— December: The Muslim Brotherhood is banned by the authorities.
www.i-cias.com /e.o/mus_br_egypt.htm   (852 words)

 NPR : Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Celebrates Founder
The brotherhood is a political, social and charitable organization, and although it has renounced violence, it is still officially banned by the Cairo government, which has recently intensified the crackdown on the movement.
The difference between other political parties and the Muslim Brotherhood was the difference between building a house only with bricks, and the Muslim Brotherhood's house built with bricks cemented together using cement.
Within a decade, the brotherhood was established in every province in Egypt and well on its way toward recruiting as many as a half million members by the end of the 1940s.
www.npr.org /templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=6709281   (1470 words)

 Muslim Brotherhood   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Muslim Brotherhood (jamiat al-Ikhwan al-muslimun, literally Society of Muslim Brothers) is an Islamic organization with a political approach to Islam.
The Muslim Brotherhood begun as a youth organization aimed at moral and social reform in Egypt.
The Brotherhood was banned, and Al Banna himself was killed by government agents in Cairo in February 1949.
meta-religion.com /Extremism/Islamic_extremism/muslim_brotherhood.htm   (1105 words)

 The Muslim Brotherhood
An important aspect of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology is the sanctioning of Jihad such as the 2004 fatwa issued by Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi making it a religious obligation of Muslims to abduct and kill U.S. citizens in Iraq.
The Muslim Brotherhood began as a youth organization aimed at moral and social reform in Egypt.
In 1984, the Muslim Brotherhood was partially reaccepted in Egypt as a religious organization, but was placed under heavy scrutiny by security forces.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Terrorism/muslimbrotherhood.html   (1304 words)

 IsraelNews -> About The Muslim Brotherhood
The Brotherhood's history and the challenges it poses to U.S. officials illustrate the complexity of the political front in the campaign against terrorism three years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Brotherhood radicals in Germany and Spain are suspected of organizing logistical support for the al Qaeda cell that carried out the attacks.
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by a 22-year-old schoolteacher named Hassan Banna in his house in the Egyptian city of Ismailiyya.
menewsie.3.forumer.com /index.php?showtopic=362   (3381 words)

 Muslim Brotherhood - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Muslim Brotherhood remains strong in Egypt, Syria, Sudan, and other Arab countries and has resorted to acts of political violence.
In Jordan the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, the Islamic Action Front, is an important opposition party.
The Muslim Brotherhood has given rise to a number of more militant and violent organizations, such as Hamas, Gama'a al-Islamiya, and Islamic Jihad.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/MuslimBr   (259 words)

 Islam :: A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America
Many Muslims believe that the Brotherhood is a noble international movement that supports the true teachings of Islam and unwaveringly defends Muslims who have come under attack around the world, from Chechens to Palestinians to Iraqis.
And while Brotherhood activities vary from country to country, and chapters are officially independent, international leaders in Egypt say that all chapters are united in their beliefs and that the Egyptian office gives them advice.
A U.S. chapter of the Brotherhood, documents and interviews show, was formed in the early 1960s after hundreds of young Muslims came to the U.S. to study, particularly at large Midwestern universities, such as Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
religionnewsblog.com /8806-A_rare_look_at_secretive_Brotherhood_in_A...   (4558 words)

 Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, a 22-year-old elementary school teacher, as an Islamic revivalist movement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent ban of the caliphate system of government that had united the Muslims for hundreds of years.
A Muslim Brother assassinated the Prime Minister of Egypt, Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi, on December 28, 1948.
Nasser's successor, Anwar-as-Sadat, promised the Brothers that shari'a would be implemented as the Egyptian law and released all of the Brotherhood prisoners; however, the Brothers lost their trust in Sadat when he signed the peace agreement with Israel in 1979; four Brothers assassinated Sadat in September, 1981.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/mb.htm   (488 words)

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The Brotherhood was founded in accordance with al-Banna's proclamation that Islam be "given hegemony over all matters of life." Accordingly, the Brotherhood seeks to establish an Islamic Caliphate spanning the entire Muslim world.
Later, however, the Brotherhood joined the political Left in opposing Sadat's peace treaty with Israel, believing the normalization of relations with Israel to be a betrayal of Islam.
Muslim activists affiliated with the Brotherhood have founded the Muslim Students' Association, the North American Islamic Trust, the Islamic Society of North America, the American Muslim Council, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought.
www.discoverthenetworks.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6386   (1398 words)

 The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe - Middle East Quarterly
While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by harsh repression from local regimes and snubbed by the younger generations of Islamists who often prefer more radical organizations.
The Muslim Brotherhood—led by Ramadan and Himmat[23]—sponsored the construction of the imposing Islamic Center of Munich in 1960,[24] aided by large donations from Middle Eastern rulers such as King Fahd of Saudi Arabia who, according to a 1967 Sueddeutsche Zeitung article, donated 80,000 marks.
While the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has chosen Munich as its base of operations in Germany, its Syrian branch is headquartered in Aachen, a German town near the Dutch border.
www.meforum.org /article/687   (4767 words)

 The British, Muslim Terrorism and September 11, Part Two
The Muslim Brotherhood emerged out of Egypt in 1928 to evolve into "the largest and most influential Sunni revivalist organization in the 20th century." It was founded by Hasan al-Banna, the first son of a respected sheik who was also an author and the leader of a local mosque.
In 1948 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were implicated in the assassination of the police chief of Cairo and the government retaliated when Prime Minister Nuqrashi Pasha issued a proclamation in December of 1948 dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood.
At the Muslim Brotherhood meeting in London in 1989 it was decided that Sudan would be a new base for the Islamist movement, and a Muslim Brotherhood leadership council of nineteen members was subsequently established in Khartoum under Turabi.
www.redmoonrising.com /Ikhwan/MB.htm   (19379 words)

 International Assessment and Strategy Center > Research > The Little Explored Offshore Empire of the International ...
The fundamental premise of the Brotherhood in setting up this structure was that it is necessary to build a clandestine structure that was hidden from non-Muslims and even Muslims who do not share the Brotherhood’s fundamental objective of recreating the Islamic caliphate and spreading Islam, by force and persuasion, across the globe.
One indication of a company or corporation being a Brotherhood activity, rather than part of individual assets and wealth, is the overlap of the same people on the directorships of the financial institutions and companies.
One possible exception is the NATO project on the Muslim Brotherhood, which focused on the Brotherhood’s activities in Europe and has sought to identify the different Brotherhood entities.
www.strategycenter.net /research/pubID.102/pub_detail.asp   (2380 words)

 NEXUS: Britain's Secret War in Antarctica.2
When war broke out, the Muslim Brotherhood promised in writing that they would rise up and help General Rommel and make sure that no English or American soldier was left alive in Cairo or Alexandria.
When Israel assassinated Sheik [Ahmed] Yassin a month ago [March 22, 2004], the Muslim Brotherhood published his obituary in a Cairo newspaper in Arabic and revealed that he was actually the secret leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza.
So the Muslim Brotherhood became this poison that spread throughout the Middle East, and on 9/11 it began to spread around the world.
www.nexusmagazine.com /articles/Fascist%20Roots%20of%20Al-Qaeda.html   (3509 words)

 The Truth About the Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimun)[2] also known as the Ikhwan is a good example of what the President described and what he must protect us against.
All the members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the international arena operate according to the written charter that states that Jihad is the only way to achieve these goals[11].
Brotherhood members rarely announce their affiliation, since they are sworn to secrecy when they join.
www.aina.org /news/20060616105850.htm   (5582 words)

 Foreign Affairs - The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood - Robert S. Leiken and Steven Brooke
Jihadists loathe the Muslim Brotherhood (known in Arabic as al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen) for rejecting global jihad and embracing democracy.
The Brotherhood is a collection of national groups with differing outlooks, and the various factions disagree about how best to advance its mission.
Although the Brotherhood's origins were lower-middle class, it soon pushed Islamization into the local bourgeoisie and then clear to the palace.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20070301faessay86208/robert-s-leiken-steven-brooke/the-moderate-muslim-brotherhood.html   (690 words)

 Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood - Editorials/Op-Ed - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Brotherhood's campaign motto has been "Islam is the solution." In practice, it has much more than a purely religious identity.
In the first two rounds of voting, the party won 76 seats, five times as many as it held in the outgoing parliament and more than the 65 seats it needed to be able to field a 2011 presidential candidate.
The Brotherhood, which renounced violence in the 1970s, is seeking to create an Islamic state through democratic means.
www.washingtontimes.com /op-ed/20051202-091547-7061r.htm   (561 words)

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