Over the past few months, the Blaze has explored the Muslim Brotherhood’s increasing influence here in America and abroad. This week, CBN’s Erick Stakelbeck produced a new report that touts the shocking allegation that the radical group has already begun working its way into the American government.
Stakelbeck describes the Brotherhood as “the first modern terrorists and the forerunner of al-Qaeda.” Following 9/11, the al-Qaeda became somewhat of a household name in the United States. But while most Americans are familiar with the infamous radical Islamic cohort, many likely don’t know a great deal about the Brotherhood.
Below, watch Stakelbeck’s most recent news report, which makes a number of startling claims about the group’s apparent goals and mission here in America:
Following the Arab Spring, which has led to intense turmoil as well as the uprooting of governmental structures in the Middle East, the Brotherhood has purportedly used unrest to gain precedence in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Jordan. In his report, Stakelbeck discussed the notion that America is on the list of governmental targets that the Islamist group seeks to infiltrate.
Former FBI Special Agent John Guandolo explains that the Brotherhood is already ensuring that its influence and power seeps into American government. ”Their goal is primarily deception, manipulation and intelligence gathering,” Guandolo says. He continues:
“What we’re seeing not just inside the White House, but inside the government entities, the national security entities, the State Department — is a strong push by the Muslim Brotherhood to get their people not just into operational positions, but policy positions — deeper, long term, bureaucratic positions.”