Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Nathan J. Brown, Michele Dunne
Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/67771
Since 1997, U.S. law has empowered the secretary of state to designate specific groups as “foreign terrorist organizations,” bringing down on them—and those who support them—an imposing range of penalties and sanctions.
Such designations have come through a complex bureaucratic process. Several times in recent years, members of Congress have introduced legislation asking the secretary of state to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, but those efforts have not made it as far as floor votes, and would not have been greeted with enthusiasm by the Obama administration in any case.
Now there are new efforts from the Trump administration, as well as the Congress, to take up the question of designating the Brotherhood anew…
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