Introduction: The Muslim Brotherhood in America by Robert Spencer is a new Freedom Center pamphlet that shows how the Muslim Brotherhood has targeted the United States for subversion.
It is well known that the Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al Banna, who became an avowed admirer of Hitler, is the godfather organization for the terror group Hamas and has become a dominant player in the changing politics of Egypt, Libya and Syria. Less well known is that it has also created a presence in Western countries with an eye toward creating more space for Islamic extremism there.
Robert Spencer, a nationally recognized expert on Islamism, shows in this pamphlet how the Brotherhood has been active in America for decades, and bolstering its power and influence with increasing momentum over the past few years. The MB acts through “fronts” such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and especially the Muslim Students Associations (MSA) — which the FBI has documented it set up as part of a “stealth jihad” to make U.S. public opinion and social institutions more vulnerable to the inroads of radical Islam.
In Muslim Brotherhood in America, Spencer outlines the history of the Brotherhood’s secret efforts to establish a presence in the U.S., dissects the organizations it created to spread its message, and explains why its hidden agenda could succeed.