Muslim Brotherhood wants to wage discredit campaign against Clinton emails amid growing backlash

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – The Muslim Brotherhood, a designated terrorist organization in many countries, wants to wage a campaign to discredit the newly declassified emails of the former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, which revealed the Brotherhood’s rise to power during the Arab Spring, according to a leaked document.

The Brotherhood held a meeting last Tuesday, October 13, in which the members agreed to collectively deny what the emails say about the Brotherhood, according to a leaked statement of its Shura Council.

The Islamist organization member also agreed during the meeting to wage a campaign on social media to discredit the emails.

The Brotherhood also called on its members to seize all communications with the current US administration until the upcoming presidential election in November is over.

After the Brotherhood seized power in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the United States announced that it would reopen formal diplomatic channels with the group, with whom it had suspended communication as a result of suspected terrorist activity.

Clinton’s newly released emails exposed the magnitude of the Brotherhood’s regional influence post-Arab Spring, which ignited the backlash against the Islamist group.

The emails revealed that that Brotherhood was cooperating with Qatar to establish media channels with large investments, after the terrorist organization complained about the weakness of its media institutions.

They have also revealed how the Brotherhood held an iron grip on power in Libya, with the Qatar-backed Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Head of the National Transitional Council, exposed for his involvement in the assassination order of Major General Abdel Fattah Yunus, who was the leader of the armed opposition against late dictator Muammar Gaddafi.


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