Ted Cruz introduces bill to classify Muslim Brotherhood as terror organization

Ted Cruz introduces bill to classify Muslim Brotherhood as terror organization
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A series of two bills being introduced by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would mark two organizations, including the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood, as terrorist groups, according to a statement released by the senator’s office Tuesday.

The bill was notable in that several major individuals and groups in the United States — including top Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin and Muslim advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations — have been tied to the Muslim Brotherhood in one way or another.

According to the statement, the series of bills would also target the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

“I am proud to reintroduce these bills that would codify needed reforms in America’s war against radical Islamic terrorism,” Sen. Cruz said.

“This potent threat to our civilization has intensified under the Obama administration due to the willful blindness of politically-correct policies that hamper our safety and security. A grand détente with the Muslim Brotherhood and a blind eye to the IRGC are not pathways to peace in this struggle; they guarantee the ultimate success of our enemy.

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