Islamists long for the days of when Spain was under an Islamic state called Andalusia. The Muslim Brotherhood's founder preached that Spain must return to the House of Islam. The Islamic Society of North America, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, printed a recent article referring to Andalusia as a "paradise" that will return when "the only victor is Allah."
"Thus Andalusia, Sicily, the Balkans, the Italian coast, as well as the islands of the Mediterranean, are all of them Muslim Mediterranean colonies and they must return to the Islamic fold … [The Roman Empire] was founded on cupidity and lust. It is thus our duty to rebuild the Islamic Empire …," said Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.
The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood listed the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) first among "our organizations and the organizations of our friends" in a 1991 document. The U.S. government likewise labeled it a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity when it designated ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation. Yet, a top White House official recently said ISNA is "his primary means of outreach to the American Muslim community."