A group in Arizona connected to two major Muslim-American organizations is praising the Muslim Brotherhood as a "great Islamic movement." This find helps expose a web of interconnected groups in the state that support the Islamist cause.
The website of the Muslim American Society's Arizona chapter praises the Muslim Brotherhood as "a great Islamic movement" even though the group's stated purpose is to wage jihad in order to institute sharia-based governance. The website also quotes Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Brotherhood.
In 2008, federal prosecutors said that the Muslim American Society (MAS) "was founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America." This was confirmed by Abdurrahman Alamoudi, a convicted terrorist and admitted U.S. Muslim Brotherhood member, who said in 2012, "Everyone knows that MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood."