Mario Diaz-Balart

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Mario Diaz-Balart

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Cosponsor the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act

Dear Colleague:         

I invite you to be a cosponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2019. This bill would encourage the U.S. Secretary of State to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219(a) of the Immigration
and Nationality Act.

Regrettably, the Muslim Brotherhood is a foreign entity that has advocated for violence to advance its mission of destabilizing the West. As stated in its Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America, which was
discovered as part of the Holy Land Foundation trial, “The process of settlement is a Civilization-Jihad process… The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western
civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers…” Toward that end, the Muslim Brotherhood continues to support terrorist organizations that are responsible for acts of violence around the world. Important
Middle East allies have expressed profound concern regarding the destabilizing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. Designating it a foreign terrorist organization would be subject to tough sanctions that would hinder its ability to spread violence and hate-filled
ideology around the world.

Although the United States has designated individual members, branches, and charities of the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists, including Hamas, al Qaeda, the Holy Land Foundation, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, it has not yet designated the organization
as a whole. Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization is long overdue. Please join me in cosponsoring the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2019 so that the United States may impose tough sanctions on a dangerous
organization with longstanding ties to violent, extremist groups. 

If you have any questions or to sign onto this legislation, please contact Gisselle Reynolds at


Mario Diaz-Balart                                                                                          
Member of Congress


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Foreign Affairs

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 2412
Special Note: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act

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