Muslim Brotherhood a movement that was founded in Egypt in 1928 by a schoolteacher named Hassan al-Banna, who preached that an Islamic religious revival would help Muslim nations improve their situation and defeat their colonial masters.
After the Egyptian uprising which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the Brotherhood won the country's first free presidential elections. It was toppled by the military following widespread protests and was outlawed soon after.
President Donald Trump wants to designate the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist movement, as a terrorist organization. The designation would impose sanctions on the group and those who do business with it.
The Muslim Brotherhood began as a movement in Egypt back in 1928, as the means of booting out the British and purge the country from foreign imperialism. Hassan Al-Banna, an Egyptian schoolteacher and imam, sought to unify the Egyptians through religion.