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The United Arab Emirates classified the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, the U.S.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) to be terrorist organizations on Saturday.

The seven-member federation cabinet listed two of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties groups with the backers of Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi and the largest international terrorist organization, as well as some 83 other Islamist groups as terror organizations.


On the list were the Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front), Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to the WAM official state news agency.

CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation case in which its leaders were found guilty of aiding Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. CAIR was listed as a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee in the case.

The Muslim American Society also has ties to the Brotherhood, as explained by a 2004 article in the Chicago Tribune, which reported the group was secretly created by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

In a statement released Saturday, MAS responded that the group was “shocked” to read it was listed with “numerous other organizations, as a terrorist organization… Before proceeding any further we would first like to verify the accuracy of the news reports and receive an official response from the United Arab Emirates regarding the reports,” the group said.

The move to name the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group follows a similar decision by Saudi Arabia this past March. Egypt had already outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization last December. It was the second time the group had been outlawed in Egypt, albeit the first ouster of a Brotherhood-backed president, also the first Egyptian leader to be chosen in democratic elections that many believed were rigged.

Istanbul-based Islamic scholar Adnan Oktar predicted in an interview last week, meanwhile, that ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood will eventually merge. The Muslim Brotherhood is “at the root” of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Oktar said during his A9TV satellite television program on November 11. “The Brotherhood in Egypt could soon come entirely under ISIL control… [Gaza’s ruling terrorist group] Hamas may also join ISIL,” he added, using the alternate name for ISIS, the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL).

“No harm will befall Israel. But there will be a chain of recruitment to ISIL… Very few groups in the Islamic world will not join. The Brotherhood is at the roots of Al Qaeda and Hamas. The Brotherhood fed them both.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. The UAE just named the criminals operating in America by the exact address. The infamous criminal case against The Holy Land Enterprise unveils the ways stealth jihad sneaks along. The outcome was that CAIR stripped of any credibility. – But they move on today with the Obama Administration’s silent approval. By pointing to the leader’s US citizenship which should make them immune of further confinements, doesn’t hold. During the WW2, the Japanese segment was isolated in camps on desolate territory; they were kept there until Japan’s total break down. – The upper layers of the Muslim leadership, especially CAIR, are dangerous to the US Constitution. They ought to be haunted down like the communists in the 1950s.

  2. Great article, it should wake people up to the threat of the radical Muslim Terrorist groups, and those U.S. elected officials supporting these radical Muslim Terrorist groups in the United States. The Obama administration has been supporting these radical Muslim Terrorist groups and individuals for some time, an investigation should be immediate, because of some being placed in the highest levels of the U.S. Government, and that investigation should include the Obama administration and those elected officials who supported or knew of the threat and remained silent. A few years ago when Michele Bachmann and others gave warning to House Speaker John Boehner requesting an investigation into the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into high levels of the U.S. Government, John Boehner stopped them in their tracks, ignoring the request. Elected officials if they had paid any attention should have known the Muslim Brotherhood along with the Muslim groups under their umbrella, were a threat to our safety, Liberties and Freedoms. We have witnessed the current administration throughout the middle east support and fund the radical Muslim Brotherhood and likeminded Terrorist groups, even calling some of these groups and individuals moderates as a way to deceive the American public and get our support for Muslim Terrorists. The Obama administration and those radical Muslim Terrorist groups throughout the middle east that he supported were not moderates, and neither President Obama nor the radical Muslim Terrorist groups he funded and supported were ever going to bring anyone real Freedom. The Secretary of State John Boehner is deceiving those who believe him, when he says Mahmoud Abbas is a moderate. America is in need of new leaders, we are being hoodwinked by those in office, and it seems there are a good many elected officials who don't have the brass to speak out against the threat before us.

  3. Well as if we didn't know this, CAIR / Hamas should have been shut down years ago. If it wasn't for the Muslim and Chief it would have been. What amazes me is how Muslim terror groups can be allowed to operate in a free nation. They obviously are going to try and subvert our system in every way they can. Just like CAIR/Hamas does people wake up. One of the worst terror back groups is the MSA they are full out trying to indoctrinate our young people.

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