Mapping the Muslim Brotherhood in America

Part 16 of a serialization of Shariah – The Threat to America, the report of Team B II of the Center for Security Policy. In this section, we use the Muslim Brotherhood’s own internal documents to map out the organization’s networks in North America.

The “process of settlement” outlined in the Explanatory Memorandum and in published Muslim Brotherhood doctrine, such as Toward a Worldwide Strategy for Islamic Policy and Methodology of Dawah Ilallah in American Perspective has been operationalized in the United States by one MB-related front group after another, starting with the very first, the Muslim Students Association (MSA), and continuing to the present day.


As noted earlier, through this process, the Muslim Brotherhood has, as a matter of historical fact, established, built and maintained control over most of the prominent Muslim organizations in America.

The identified MB fronts and the other, as-yet-unknown groups share an inherent enmity for the United States and the West. It follows that when any friendly entity – to include federal, state and local law enforcement or intelligence units in the United States, other public officials, media organizations and religious institutions – works with individuals representing a self-described “Muslim” group, there is the probability those with whom such outreach is being conducted and the group with whom it is being undertaken, are actually hostile to the United States.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s own Explanatory Memorandum identifies the following groups under the heading “a list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends”:

• Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

• Muslim Student Association (MSA)

• The Muslim Communities Association (MCA)

• The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)

• The Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)

• Islamic Medical Association (IMA)

• Islamic Teaching Center (ITC)

• North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)

• Foundation for International Development (FID)

• Islamic Housing Cooperative (IHC)

• Islamic Centers Division (ICD)

• American Trust Publications (ATP)

• Audio-Visual Center (AVC)

• Islamic Book Service (IBS)

• Muslim Businessmen Association (MBA)

• Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)

• ISNA Fiqh Committee (IFC)

• ISNA Political Awareness Committee (IPAC)

• Islamic Education Department (IED)

• Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA)

• Malasian (sic) Islamic Study Group (MISG)

• Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)

• United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)

• Occupied Land Fund (OLF)

• Mercy International Association (MIA)

• Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

• Baitul Mal Inc (BMI)

• International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT)

• Islamic Information Center (IIC)

Several of the preeminent Muslim-American organizations in the United States today (notably, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC] and the Islamic Free Market Institute [II]) had not been established at the time in 1991 when this document was adopted by the Muslim Brotherhood.

To Know the Front Groups is to Know the Networks

The Team B report shows that the ties of such groups to the Muslim Brotherhood can nonetheless be readily established by the involvement in their founding and/or operations of individuals associated with other Ikhwan fronts.

In order to be considered by the Muslim Brotherhood to be one of “our organizations” or an “organization of our friends,” all of these entities had to have embraced the aforementioned Ikhwan creed: “Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our guide: the Koran is our law; Jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our inspiration.”

As we have seen, the actualization of the Muslim Brotherhood creed demands the triumph of shariah globally and the re-establishing the caliphate on a global basis. This end-state will entail subordinating to shariah the governing system of non-Islamic nations like ours (and Muslim nations not currently adhering to Islamic law) and, in due course, the destruction of such alternatives.

Pre-violent Jihad

The inherently seditious nature of the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda and its incompatibility with Western civilization and governments is typically obscured in the Free World by the assertion that the Ikhwan only seeks to achieve its objectives through non-violent means. As a result, the Brothers, their allies and proxies are all-too-often considered to be acceptable and reliable partners for governments seeking to counter violent jihad.

Such openness to the Ikhwan is astounding not only because of the toxic nature of the MB’s ambitions.

It also ignores the fact that Brotherhood doctrine recognizes that violence must be used when needed to achieve shariah’s supremacist objectives. For example, the Brotherhood bylaws call for Muslims to “fight the tyrants” when necessary to establish the Islamic State, indicating violence is approved when the time is appropriate.

Even more dispositive is the fact that the U.S. State Department-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, Hamas, was formed out of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood. In addition, jihadi organizations such as al Qaeda sprang out of the Muslim Brotherhood and have among their leaders senior Muslim Brothers.

These realities underscore the inadvisability of any “outreach” to American Muslim organizations that espouse shariah, whether or not they acknowledge a tie to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Part 17 is devoted to “Understanding the Depth of Muslim Brotherhood control of the shariah offensive in the West.”

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