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Labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorists Invites Complications for the U.S.

May 7, 2019 | 05:15 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L), shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of a bilateral meeting in New York on Sept. 24, 2018.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L), shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of a bilateral meeting in New York on Sept. 24, 2018. Washington might be shooting itself in the foot by recognizing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

One of the standard bearers of political Islam finds itself square in the White House's crosshairs. The Trump administration confirmed that it is weighing whether to designate the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that is prominent in politics and society throughout the Sunni world, as a foreign terrorist organization. If the...

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