If westerners want to see how their governments should be dealing with Muslim Brotherhood infiltration, they should look no further than Egypt. After the overthrow of Mohammed Mursi last year, Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has been putting on a clinic when it comes to going on offense with these terrorists.
Egypt’s new government is now going after mosques that are home to radical preachers:
The struggle against the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is being played out in part through surveillance of small mosques across the country, where incendiary preachers use their speeches for political ends. Several media outlets have reported on the actions taken on the authorities in recent weeks, especially important as the last ten days of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan near. In late May, a few days prior to leaving the post, acting president Adly Mansour issued a decree restricting the giving of sermons to preachers that have been approved either by Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb or the Ministry for Religious Endowments (Waqf).
To illustrate just how right Egypt is, consider what would happen if the U.S. applied the same standard. For one, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque would have been shut down a long time ago and imams thrown in jail.
Understandably, Americans in particular are skittish about things like this because of the first amendment, which includes freedom of religion and freedom of speech. However, the paradox in this case is that we’re dealing with a religion that seeks the elimination of the first amendment.
Much of this could be significantly dealt with in Congress, with a bill similar to that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is planning to introduce, as reported by Shoebat.com. It would declare the Muslim Brotherhood – which must include all front groups – a terrorist organization. Such a designation would preclude the Brotherhood from being granted the same Constitutional protections as non-terrorist entities.
Egypt understands this line of distinction far better than western countries. The U.S. grants these groups tax exempt status while targeting patriotic groups for heightened scrutiny and harassment.
h/t Right Scoop