The Hudson Institute has published a new report on the history of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. According to the synopsis:
The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (MB, or Ikhwan) has said that its goal was and is jihad aimed at destroying the U.S. from within. The Brotherhood leadership has also said that the means of achieving this goal is to establish Islamic organizations in the U.S. under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the early 1960s, the Brotherhood has constructed an elaborate covert organizational infrastructure on which was built a set of public or “front” organizations. The current U.S. Brotherhood leadership has attempted to deny this history, both claiming that it is not accurate and at the same time that saying that it represents an older form of thought inside the Brotherhood. An examination of public and private Brotherhood documents, however, indicates that this history is both accurate and that the Brotherhood has taken no action to demonstrate change in its mode of thought and/or activity.
The report goes on to identify the following organizations, among others, as components of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood:
- Muslim Student Association (MSA)
- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
- North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
- Muslim American Society (MAS)
- International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
- Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
The report is an unusually detailed and comprehensive look at the early U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and its connection to today’s organizations.
To download the report, go here.