Muslim Brotherhood in America – the course

It is difficult to understand the impact of much of the news we hear if we lack the context in which to evaluate it.  While I have educated myself on Islam and even early Middle Eastern history in order to better understand the cultural context which gave rise to this major world religion.

Still, this does not mean that I understand all the intricacies of the modern network of Muslim organizations.  Without understanding this, how can I recognize the difference between truly moderate Muslim voices (whom we need to help be heard) and shameless fronts for Islamists?

The ‘litmus test’ I usually use is ‘Sharia’:  Muslims who have attempted to escape Sharia tend to be moderate voices of reason while Muslims who support Sharia, by definition, wish to impose their religious views onto their neighbors….  This may be a good ‘rule of thumb’, but it does not help me understand the complexities of the various Muslim organizations in North America.

Here is something that might help get one started:  a 10-part course about the history and activities of Muslim Brotherhood in America.

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