Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), known for calling out Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the past and being rebuked by members of her own Party for doing so, will be introducing a bill to identify the group as a terrorist organization. Said Bachmann:
I’m working on legislation to do exactly that. I’ll be introducing the bill very shortly. The Muslim Brotherhood is a violent terrorist organization. Egypt wisely designated them an FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization), and the United States needs to do the same. The US needs to defund, sanction, do everything we can to delegitimize the Muslim Brotherhood.
Even if such a Bill were to pass in the House, it would never be brought to the floor of the Senate with Harry Reid as the majority leader. At that, there is no way Barack Obama would sign a bill that targets his allies.
Nonetheless, for the U.S. to ultimately confront its Islamic enemies, the passage of such a bill is certainly one of the necessary steps that will have to be taken one day. This fact demonstrates how far the U.S. is from actually confronting those enemies. Moreover, for Bachmann’s bill to be an accurate predecessor of the bill that will actually have to pass one day, it must also include language that identifies all Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. as well (CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, MAS, MSA, etc. etc. etc.).
As Americans and their politicians are being dragged – kicking and screaming – to a reality they simply want to deny, if Bachmann’s bill is introduced, Congressmen will have the opportunity to be on the right (or wrong) side of history.
Just two years ago, Bachmann was one of five signatories to five letters sent to five separate Inspectors General. Each letter focused on the issue of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration. One figure named became the face of the controversial letters – Huma Abedin. Only one elected member of Bachmann’s Party – Rep. Steve King (R-IA) – expressed support for the Bachmann five. The following Republicans sided with Abedin and rebuked Bachmann:
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Scott Brown (R-MA)
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Former Bachmann campaign chief Ed Rollins was despicable in his criticism. At the time, he wrote the following about Bachmann:
As a member of Congress, with a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, Mrs. Bachmann you know better. Shame on you, Michele! You should stand on the floor of the House and apologize to Huma Abedin and to Secretary Clinton and to the millions of hard working,loyal, Muslim Americans for your wild and unsubstantiated charges. As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior.
Since Rollins penned those irresponsible words, Bachmann’s five letters have aged like a fine wine of accuracy and foresight. Muslim Brotherhood infiltration has become far more obvious. Yet, people like Rollins, McCain, Rogers, Boehner, et. al. remain silent on the matter.
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