The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Glenn Beck on al-Qaida links to Muslim Brotherhood
As Americans watch the Egyptian uprising from afar, politicians and pundits have speculated about whether the Muslim Brotherhood, an opposition group, will gain power. On his radio show on Jan. 31, Glenn Beck said listeners should know that conspirators of the 9/11 attacks were part of the group. "So the Muslim Brotherhood, they're nothing to worry about," Beck began sarcastically. "Abdullah Azzam and Muhammad Qutb, they taught in Saudi Arabia," Beck said. "…Their star student? Osama bin Laden." "Then, from the Egyptian Brotherhood, you have (Ayman) al-Zawahiri," …
Many of the 9/11 conspirators came from the Muslim Brotherhood, including Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.