Leaked Docs Show Qatari Charity Funds MB, Tariq Ramadan in Europe

Leaked Docs Show Qatari Charity Funds MB, Tariq Ramadan in Europe by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, received €35,000 – roughly $39,290 – per month from the Qatar Foundation as a “consultant,” documents obtained by French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot show, the Swiss…

U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Lobby Congress for Third Straight Year

U.S. MB Supporters Lobby Congress for Third Straight Year by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Muslim Brotherhood supporters from the New York-New Jersey area lobbied members of Congress Monday to ask them to pressure Egypt about its execution of political opponents. The event piggybacked on a broader Muslim Advocacy Day organized by…

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins

Tunisian Ennahda’s ‘Secret Apparatus’ Draws Comparisons to Brotherhood Origins by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A lawsuit accusing Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement of plotting the assassination of two political opponents poses the most serious challenge to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group since its 1981 inception. Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid were killed…

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred

Egyptian Islamist Uses New Jersey Base to Stoke Christian Hatred by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Inciting sectarian strife against Egypt’s Coptic Christians is not a novelty. Islamist propaganda targeting the Coptic Church, businesses and doctrine thrived for decades and often led to violence and prosecution. Earlier this month, a…

Muslim Brotherhood Groups Increasingly Open in Endorsing Anti-Sisi Violence in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood Groups Increasingly Open in Endorsing Anti-Sisi Violence in Egypt By John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A group of exiled Morsi-era Muslim Brotherhood politicians based in Istanbul has posted on Facebook a blueprint for overthrowing Egypt’s military regime. The Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC) reposted several videos on July 31 that it…

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack

Muslim Brotherhood Affiliate Claims Responsibility for Cairo Attack By IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Hasm Movement claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo on Sunday. Its operatives detonated an “anti-vehicle explosive device” under a road “at the Maadi Autostrada south of Cairo… which led to…

Islamist Who Lobbied Congress Lauds Muslim Brotherhood Luminary

Islamist Who Lobbied Congress Lauds Brotherhood Luminary by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism One of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters who recently tried to lobby Congress to cut off aid to Egypt’s military regime is lauding an Islamist ideological architect who inspired Osama bin Laden‘s thinking. Ayat Orabi joined the Egyptian Americans for Freedom and…

Half of Prominent Jihadis Tied to “Non-Violent” Islamism, New Study Shows

Half of Prominent Jihadis Tied to “Non-Violent” Islamism, New Study Shows by IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Half of the prominent jihadists profiled in a new study by The Centre on Religion & Geopolitics had ties to supposedly non-violent Islamists prior to joining terrorist organizations. The study’s authors – Mubaraz Ahmed, Milo Comerford, and…

Palm Sunday Bombing Underscores Depth of Egypt’s Anti-Christian Bigotry

Palm Sunday Bombing Underscores Depth of Egypt’s Anti-Christian Bigotry by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Suicide bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt Sunday by ISIS terrorists should not be viewed in isolation. The bombings killed 44 people and injured 100 more, and mark the deadliest in a series of attacks targeting…

Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump Immigration Order

Dubai Security Chief Backs Trump Immigration Order by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A prominent figure in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) security apparatus is endorsing President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S., the Jordanian news service Al Bawaba reports. “We completely support Trump in…

Islamism in America and Egypt: Brooklyn Imam Linked to Qaradawi Group Calls for Sisi’s Head

Brooklyn Imam Linked to Qaradawi Group Calls for Sisi’s Head by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism A Brooklyn imam issued what appeared to be a call to behead Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi last Wednesday at an event sponsored by the pro-Muslim Brotherhood group Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice (EAFJ). Sisi has led…

Muslim Brotherhood Members Gather in Washington D.C. to Blast Egyptian Government

Brotherhood Members Gather in D.C. to Blast Egyptian Government by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Roughly two dozen Egyptians opposed to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, some with Muslim Brotherhood connections, signed a declaration last week in Washington endorsing a civil constitution that separates mosque and state. Three of the declaration’s points involve…

Egypt and America: Emails Show Clinton Was Told About Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda Links

Emails Show Clinton Was Told About MB-AQ Links by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails suggest that she may have known about connections between the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and hardcore jihadist groups such as al-Qaida early in the 2011 Arab Spring. Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal noted…

Tunisian MB Leader’s ‘Time’ Column Glosses Over Tunisia’s Jihadi Problem

Tunisian MB Leader’s ‘Time’ Column Glosses Over Tunisia’s Jihadi Problem by John Rossomando IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, founder and head of Tunisia’s Muslim Brotherhood-linked Ennahda Party, claims in a recent Time magazine column that his country offers the antidote to the poison spread by the Islamic State (ISIS). That’s an…