NYT Slams Trump Over Terror Label for Muslim Brotherhood

The New York Times argued Monday that President Trump would be siding with “autocrats” and would “ignite a firestorm in the Middle East” if it designated the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization.

“The designation would impose wide-ranging American economic and travel sanctions on companies and individuals who interact with the loose-knit Islamist movement that was founded in Egypt and is recognized as a legitimate political entity in many Muslim-majority governments,” the newspaper wrote.

The Trump administration has contemplated labeling the MB a terrorist group since soon after taking office.