The Muslim Brotherhood (i.e., Ikhwan Arabic: إخوان) is an Islamic supremacist organization and movement founded in Egypt in 1928 shortly after the Islamic Ottoman Empire (hegemony) ended in 1924. It was started by Hasan Al-Banna and grew into a global Islamist movement with a presence in the United States. Most members and supporters in America keep their identity hidden. It was outlawed in Egypt for a number of years because of their supremacist and sometimes radicals views until the uprising there in 2011. I suspect these recent "freedom" revolutions will be used by the Brotherhood for their own benefit and advancement by appealing to all who want freedom (but many do not have) claiming they also support freedom but it is an Islamic supremacist organization.