Nearly 80 Members of Congress on Board to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists

Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood wave the Palestinian flag as they gather during a protest to celebrate the 'Gaza victory' in the war against Israel, in the capital Amman on August 8, 2014.

This article originally appeared at the Clarion Project:

Almost 80 senators and representatives now support the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, with three more congressmen coming onboard since the last update. Twenty-three have chosen to back the legislation since the Clarion Project letter campaign was launched.

You can tell your representatives to support the legislation in less than one minute by using our online form.

A total of 79 members of Congress are cosponsoring the bill or have voted in its favor. It now has bipartisan support and has passed the House Judiciary Committee. Four organizations representing persecuted Christians are also pushing for the bill. A prominent Kurdish activist also rooting the effort on.

The three new congressmen are Jeff Miller (R-FL), Robert J. Dold (R-IL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

The next steps are for it to come to a vote in the House of Representatives and to be approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where it is currently stalled.

Regardless of whether it passes or not, the legislation is an unprecedented opportunity to educate congressmen about the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in terrorism. The legislation also outlines how the Brotherhood is linked to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

Read the full story at the Clarion Project.


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