Intel Chief Clapper: Muslim Brotherhood Is "Largely Secular, Has Eschewed Violence and Decried Al Qaeda as a Perversion of Islam"

The Republican leadership should demand that this guy resign immediately...

The House Select Intelligence Committee held a hearing today on U.S. National Security Threats, including terrorism. Witnesses included Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular."

In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said"

The Brotherhood uses the slogan, "Islam is the answer," and generally advocates for government in accordance with Islamic principles. The movement has as a broad goal unifying what it perceives as Muslim lands, from Spain to Indonesia, as a "caliphate."
This is the same guy that was clueless about the London bomb plot in December (Video)