Operationally, the Brothers have adopted the Leninist tactics of banned communist parties in the developing world.
However, if we are to believe the man President Barack Obama describes as his “principle intelligence advisor”, U.S. Department of National Intelligence head James Clapper, there is little to worry about.
At a congressional hearing in February, 2011, he told Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was a “largely secular” group with “no overarching agenda in pursuit of violence.” Congresswoman Myrick appeared flabbergasted. She had just shown the DNI chief a document presented by the FBI at a 2008 Dallas terror-funding trial that had recorded minutes of a 1991 Brotherhood secret meeting held in the U.S.
If this is the advice Obama is getting from his “principle intelligence advisor,” it is no wonder, leading up to the Egyptian presidential elections, his administration played host to the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington and were earlier accused of holding secret meetings in Cairo with its senior leadership.
If the Brotherhood’s agenda just concerned the Egyptian people, we could ignore them.
However, like the Ayatollahs in Iran in 1979, wherever Islamists seize power, their ultimate objective is the destruction of the West, even when they are feeding off it.
The Muslim Brotherhood document produced by the FBI as evidence in the Dallas terror trial lists the group’s objective in North America as a “Civilization-Jihadist Process.” It said: