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The Secret Apparatus

The Muslim Brotherhood's Industry of Death

Foreword by Daniel Pipes
Published by Bombardier Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Secret Apparatus” is a clandestine incubator for Islamic terrorism, and it exports its “industry of death” to destroy the world through infiltration, disinformation, and jihad.

The world’s most dangerous terrorist group is not hiding in the caves of the Hindu Kush or in the Saharan wilderness—it operates inside the United States, and its members have sworn to fight eternal jihad. The Muslim Brotherhood is a fraternal cult inspired by the Order of the Assassins and modeled after Joseph Stalin’s Secret Apparatus. It’s an incubator for Islamic terrorist organizations, and it has implemented a one-hundred-year plan to destroy the West. The Muslim Brotherhood claims to be a reformist, non-violent political organization, but it is a terrorism apparatus with a political facade, which its founder Hassan al-Banna called “an industry of death.”

The Secret Apparatus proves the Muslim Brotherhood’s clandestine militia—the secret apparatus—is still operational. The Brotherhood leadership’s own words, internal documents, and highest-ranking defector confirm the Brotherhood founded most modern terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. This book examines the Brotherhood’s history, political theology, and secret alliance with Iran, and offers policy recommendations needed to stop an existential threat to the United States and the world.

About The Author

Cynthia Farahat is an Egyptian-American author, columnist, political analyst, counterterrorism expert, and fellow at the Middle East Forum. She co-founded the Liberal Egyptian Party in Egypt, which advocated for peace with Israel, capitalism, and the separation of mosque and state. She studied Islamic jurisprudence for more than twenty years and co-authored Desecration of A Heavenly Religion, which was officially banned by Al-Azhar University in Cairo in 2008 for its criticism of Egypt’s blasphemy law.

Farahat landed on an al-Qaeda affiliated group’s hit list and was officially banned from entering Lebanon for her work fostering regional peace. For almost a decade, she received daily death threats from Islamists. After her brother was tortured, her friend was murdered, and Islamists tried to assassinate her, Farahat immigrated to the United States.

Farahat has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, briefed more than two hundred congressional offices, and advised intelligence and law enforcement agencies. She received the Speaker of Truth Award from the Endowment for Middle East Truth and the Profile in Courage Award from ACT for America. Her writing has been published in many national and international outlets, and her work has been translated into more than fifteen languages.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Bombardier Books (September 27, 2022)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781642938654

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Raves and Reviews

“A unique fountain of knowledge.”

– Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, Historian and Co-Author of Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

"In The Secret Apparatus, Cynthia Farahat names names, maps connections, and compellingly exposes both the vast reach and the singular purpose of the Muslim Brotherhood-- namely, to lay the groundwork and prepare the jihadist foot soldiers to achieve the Brotherhood's unchanging ultimate goal: a world-conquering, Sharia-enforcing global caliphate. Her book thoroughly refutes the all-too-frequent claims from Western foreign policy salons that the Muslim Brotherhood has renounced terrorism and can be a partner for peace. It has not, it cannot, and we are all in Cynthia Farahat's debt for so thoroughly and definitively documenting those hard yet vitally important realities."

– Henry Kopel, Former U.S. Federal Prosecutor and author of War on Hate: How to Stop Genocide, Fight Terrorism, and Defend Freedom

"Cynthia Farahat has produced what has to be considered the definitive investigation into the true aims, agenda, and operations of the Muslim Brotherhood. For years now, the MB has been protected by a coterie of Islamists, apologists, Western academics, and journalists who have asiduously sought to portray the MB as a democratic movement, which has long ago given up violence and terrorism. As Ms. Farahat has shown in her phenomenal research, nothing could be further from the truth. Ms. Farahat has delved not into secondary sources but primary ones in writing a book that is one of the most factual accounts of the MB that we now have. If you have any interest in the Middle East or in Islamist politics, Ms. Farahat's book is not optional reading; it is mandatory. Its narrative is mesmerizing. This is a book you definitely want to read."

– Steven Emerson, Executive Director, The Investigative Project on Terrorism (www.investigativeproject.org) and the author of 6 books on terrorism

"Cynthia Farahat's fascinating book on the Muslim Brotherhood-- whose power has not descended at all, over the years, is required reading for anyone who wants to understand their amazing grip on power and their motivations and methods. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to protect democracy and Western civilization."

– Sarah N. Stern, Founder and President, The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)

“Brilliant researcher, Cynthia Farahat, has finally released her book, The Secret Apparatus: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Industry of Death. I believe this is the greatest book written about the Muslim Brotherhood and the deepest journey ever taken into the heart of the Brotherhood. This book reveals colossal secrets uncovered by the author. Ms. Farahat has suffered tremendously during her expedition into the caves of the group, but she has emerged victorious. The knowledge she has acquired is itself a triumph. Cynthia Farahat faced the bats of darkness, but in the end she has provided us with a book that will assist us in uncovering the truth.”

– Thawat El-Kherbawy is the Muslim Brotherhood’s former general counsel and the group’s highest-ranking defector. He is a world-renowned counterterrorism expert and bestselling author.

“The West remains largely clueless about the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood. In her tour de force of scholarly sleuthing, Cynthia Farahat not only reveals its not-so-hidden agenda and principles, but also unveils the hidden agenda and the clandestine Secret Apparatus of violence that is at its beating heart. For disclosing the deceit at the core of the Ikwhan, Ms. Farahat should earn the gratitude of those in the West who are at least willing to look at the frightening evidence she has so carefully compiled, if for no other reason than their own self-survival. If those last words seem hyperbolic, they won’t after you read what Secret Apparatus members say about themselves and what their plans are for you.”

– Robert R. Reilly, Author, The Closing of the Muslim Mind

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