A Congressional bill to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization passed the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, February 25. The bill identifies three Brotherhood entities in the U.S. including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The Muslim Brotherhood is not currently banned in the U.S. because it is not listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Hamas, its Palestinian wing is designated as a terror group, but the group a whole is allowed to operate freely in the U.S.
The legislation reviews the Brotherhood's terrorist history and how it has been banned by the governments of Egypt, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Syria. Egypt has released videos showing the Brotherhood's involvement in terrorism and the Egyptian government's website warns about the Brotherhood lobby in the United States.