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Sen. Ted Cruz and several House Republicans are leading a new legislative effort aimed at compelling the U.S. government to label Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood a "foreign terrorist organization."

"This bill recognizes the simple fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamic terrorist group," Cruz said upon the introduction of his Senate version of the bill. "A number of our Muslim allies have taken this common sense step, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the [United Arab Emirates]."

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