(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the announcement that the “Freedom and Justice Party,” established by the Muslim Brotherhood, has been officially recognized by Egypt’s interim government:

“Given its radical and violent ideology, it is deeply disturbing that the Muslim Brotherhood would be recognized in any way as a legitimate political entity.

“The Muslim Brotherhood is committed to violence and extremism. Neither freedom nor justice will be advanced by any political party established by the Muslim Brotherhood.

“United States policy must reflect this reality, and the Administration must not engage the Muslim Brotherhood, or allow direct or indirect U.S. assistance to benefit that organization.”

And right on cue, the Soros-funded tools go on the attack:

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Issues AlarmistStatement Calling For Isolating The Muslim Brotherhood In Egypt — ThinkProgress

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairperson of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reacted quickly to the Egyptian government’s recognition of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party.

In an alarmist statement, she denounced the recognition and called for the U.S. to isolate the Brotherhood. . . .

Of course, as actual experts will tell you, the Muslim Brotherhood is not “committed to violence” (“Since the 1970s, the group has not engaged in violent activity.”); they are not “radical” (“[T]his is a very conservative movement.”); and the U.S. should not be afraid of Brotherhood.