Obama Administration’s Support for Muslim Brotherhood Should Be Fully Revealed, Says Washington Think Tank

President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 25, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) has published a Decision Brief insisting that “President Trump Must Declassify Obama’s Secret PSD-11 Strategy to Support the Muslim Brotherhood“. The CSP was founded in 1988 and describes itself as as a “non-partisan, educational public policy organization with a single, overarching mission: secure freedom.”

PSD-11 is the document “Presidential Study Directive 11” prepared by the National Security Council in 2010 at U.S. President Barack Obama’s instruction. It formed the basis for and legitimized U.S. engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood, leading to the overthrow in 2011 of pro-American regimes led by Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, as well as the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

According to the Decision Brief, the Obama Administration, in a major shift of U.S. policy,  also “granted entry visas to individuals belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups who made statements of Islamic terror activities,” many of whom “should not have received visas under federal law,” and some of whom had previously been denied visas.

The CSP has also called for the Muslim Brotherhood “and its fronts” to be formally designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations and Specially Designated Global Terrorists under applicable U.S. law.