It is the holy grail of the anti-Islam lobby: the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a "foreign terrorist organization" (FTO) by the U.S. government. The move could mean open season on American Muslims, cripple U.S. policy in the Muslim world and have implications for American domestic politics.
Originally published Friday, February 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM "THE birth pangs of a new Middle East." That was how then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described Israeli bombing of Beirut during the 2006 war with the Shiite militia Hezbollah, which left more than 1,000 dead.
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