US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has released the following statement following today's Worldwide Threat Assessment Intelligence Committee Hearing where DNI Director James Clapper claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood is a "largely secular" organization:
"Either the Administration doesn't know who the Muslim Brotherhood is, which shows incompetence, or they are apologizing for them, which is inappropriate for those in charge of protecting the American people. Let's be clear -- the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT secular.
"The Muslim Brotherhood's English language websitehighlights their bylaws, which state: "The Muslim Brotherhood, is an international Muslim Body, which seeks to establish Allah's law in the land by achieving the spiritual goals of Islam '. Its founding motto was: "Allah is our objective; the Koran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations'. Today, the Muslim Brotherhood uses the slogan "Islam is the answer'. If its own words don't prove that it is not a "secular organization", I don't know what does.
"The Administration is playing with fire here. Did the Administration prep DNI Director Clapper on how to message on the Muslim Brotherhood, watering down the stated goals and ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood, so they could create space to engage the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Looks like it to me".