Skip to comments.DNI Clapper: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood 'largely secular'
Posted on 02/10/2011 10:48:30 AM PST by OldDeckHand
During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular."
In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.
"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood'...is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said. "They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera.....In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally."
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What else would you expect from members of BO’s admin?? The USA MUST get rid of OBAMA in 2012 to survive....
This settles it. Obama is a Muslim.
Wow....one has to even ask?? How about doing some homework.
The MB assassinated Sadat...
Clap on, clap off. Obviously off right now.
And even if they were ‘largely secular’ what difference would that make when they clearly pursue violence to achieve their ends when necessary. Case in point: the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
Uh huh. And the Ayatollah Khomeini was a “liberator” of his people.
Different decade, same Leftist idiocy.
I always thought “secular” and “Muslim” were oxymorons!
What a crock of shi-ite. I guess collecting a paycheck is a greater goal than being truthful. I call it treasonous, but call me small minded and uneducated.
A useful idiot, following his unholy bosses directives.
Clapper is an effing idiot!
The Clapper turns on or off whenever Hussein claps.
Or perhaps surrounded by idiots?
>>>Muslim Brotherhood movement “largely secular.”
So is the Catholic Church, never mind the name, proclamation or history. Idiot
Oh I would agree. If largely secular means stoning rape victims, mutilating women’s sex organs, selling them into martial slavery to 60 year old men at the age of 14, baring them from attending school or working, keeping them at home, or only allowing them to venture out if every square inch of their bodies are covered under the penalty of being stoned, then by all means, the Muslim Brotherhood is secular.
The MB assassinated Sadat...
John Clapper (pronounced clap-WHORE) was an idiot when he was on active duty. He is still an idiot.
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