The Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate said he is introducing the bill to protect against the “violent jihad” carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood affiliates both in the United States and the rest of the world.
“As this bill details, the Brotherhood’s stated goal is to wage violent jihad against its enemies, and our legislation is a reality check that the United States is on that list as well,” Cruz said in a statement released on Wednesday.
The Brotherhood is already considered a terrorist organization in Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Islamist outfit–which was founded in the early 20th century by Egyptian Imam Hassan al-Banna, an admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis–seeks the end-game of a global Islamic caliphate.
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