If the Bonnano crime family (mafia) initiated a turf war against the Gambino family in New York, does that mean the Gambino crime family is a friend to the New York Police Department?If the Islamic State publicly condemns the Muslim Brotherhood, does that mean the Muslim Brotherhood is a “friend” of the United States?
In today’s illogical world, the answer seems to be yes to both these questions when you ask senior U.S. government officials.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s objective from its inception until today is to wage jihad to establish an Islamic State (caliphate) encompassing the entire world. This is the same objective as Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and all other jihadi groups across the globe.
Last spring the Islamic State called the Muslim Brotherhood out for being apostates.
Why would the Islamic State, many of whose members are Muslim Brothers, do such a thing?
Remember, this is much more a counterintelligence and espionage war than it is merely “terrorism,” and our enemy is primarily engaging us in the information battlespace—propaganda and the like.
Deception is key to how they fight and how they win this war. And they plan on winning.
When Islamic leaders and groups come against each other, it is over matters of sharia or power.
When the Islamic State calls out the Muslim Brotherhood as “apostates,” the antenna of savvy UTT followers should go up.
At the same time President Trump was moving to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), the Islamic State declares the MB “apostates.” The MB then turns around and uses this to prove they are “moderate” to draw American politicians closer to them.
This “contrast” between the barbarity of the Islamic State and the suit-wearing jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Hamas doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Muslim Advocates, and all the others is exactly what the Islamic Movement is after.
Our enemies use this contrast to appear more “moderate” to give the impression we can work with them. The problem is, our leaders in government, law enforcement, intelligence, and religious communities are falling for it.