A Rare Look at Secretive Muslim Brotherhood in America

(Chicago Tribune) Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe and Laurie Cohen - Over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to discuss their ultimate goal: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well. These men are part of an underground U.S. chapter of the international Muslim Brotherhood, an organization with a violent past. The U.S. Brotherhood has helped establish mosques, Islamic schools, summer camps, and prominent Muslim organizations. Federal authorities say they have scrutinized the U.S. Brotherhood for years. Agents currently are investigating whether people with ties to the group have raised and laundered money to finance terrorism abroad.

2004-09-20 00:00:00

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