Tawfik Hamid, Potomac Institute Senior Fellow and chair of the study of Islamic Radicalism at the Institute, recently spoke to Fox News to discuss the Muslim Brotherhood's radical ties.
Treating the organization as a moderate group would be a mistake, Hamid said in an interview. Although the first three stages of how the Brotherhood works is peaceful, the fourth is using violence to enforce Sharia, or the religious law of Islam, according to Hamid. But if their operations spread, the fourth stage will become reality.
Although the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't directly engage in terrorist acts, Hamid said he believes they secretly support jihad movements, and he cited examples of that work.
Hamid spoke further on the current situation in Egypt, including Morsi's removal from power.
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