Nahla Abdel Moneim
The international Brotherhood organization has been able to build multi-active and powerful institutions in the United States through which it manages its files that it wants to promote according to its own agenda.
The group’s institutions in Washington focus on the Muslim community and minorities by means of their social and ideological inclusion, as well as on issues related to their exposure to racism and marginalization by the administrations of various institutions in the country.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) works to exaggerate the misunderstanding of the conditions of religious and ethnic minorities in Washington in order to include them in its active community in the region.
The latest updates adopted by CAIR show that the organization promotes itself as a defender of Muslims around the world, regardless of the apparent selectivity in the facts it chooses for media marketing.
On July 21, CAIR issued a semi-annual report for 2021 that includes more than 500 cases of racism against Muslims as well as incidents of Islamophobia in the United States, most of which revolve around cases of bullying against Muslim students, in addition to incidents of political and social discrimination and hate crimes.
CAIR’s report indicated its keenness to defend the Muslim community and minorities, but the most dangerous fact in this file remains that the group exploits these criteria only as a manifestation of its political agenda aimed at spreading itself among the society so that it can build popular bases that can be exploited when needed in various political situations.
Regarding the methods of the international Brotherhood in employing these ideologies to serve its goals, Said Sadek, professor of political sociology at the American University in Cairo, said in previous statements to the Reference that Islamist movements exploit the weakness of some social groups and their need for humanitarian and economic support to win them over to their ranks and create a state of gratitude towards the organization for its own political benefits.
The Brotherhood realized the political benefits accruing to their movement from exploiting the problems of minorities since their merger with the Black Lives Matter campaign that fueled widespread protests in the United States against the background of the killing of African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of the police. This merger led to the popularity of their trend among the African minority communities in the country, which was evident in the referendums and opinion polls that the group promoted about the impact of the demonstrations on the chances of former US President Donald Trump continuing in office, as the group’s campaigns showed an influence of their ideas.
Consequently, the mutual response processes demonstrated by the protests between the Brotherhood and minority groups, as well as their campaigns about the necessity of voting massively among Muslims and Africans to guarantee their rights in society, showed the group’s growing influence among the ranks of the beneficiaries of its activities, which the group has become aware of and is focusing on developing its tools.
The group’s reports on human rights are directed towards special classifications related to their international interests, as it focuses on the file of minority rights in various regimes it opposes to a greater extent than others, such as the Middle East countries that have designated the Brotherhood as terrorist, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in addition to focusing on the actions of US representatives opposed to the terrorist group, such as Republican Senator Ted Cruz.