EGYPT/MUSLIMS/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization (FTO), the White House said on Tuesday [4-30-19], which would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement…Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked Trump to make the designation during an April 9 visit to Washington, a senior U.S. official said, confirming a report in the New York Times on Tuesday. After the meeting, Trump praised Sisi as a ‘great president’ while a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers raised concerns about Sisi’s human rights record, his efforts to stay in office until 2034 and Egypt’s planned Russian arms purchases. The White House did not say on what basis it might label the group a terrorist organization and former officials questioned whether the group met the legal standard of engaging in ‘terrorist activity’ that threatens U.S. citizens or national security.”

Steve Holland, Arshad Mohammed, “Trump weighs labeling Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group,” Reuters, April 30, 2019 4:22 am