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baylor moves to dismiss lawsuit alleging 52 rapes by 31 football players


an associate director of football operations has been fired by baylor university, becoming the second staffer with ties to the football program to be dismissed this year as the program struggles to move beyond a sexual assault scandal.kwtx-tv in waco reported monday that demarkco butler was fired...






baylor hires 1st female president amid sex assault scandal


baylor university has hired its first female president as the nation's largest baptist school faces several lawsuits stemming from a sexual assault scandal.linda livingstone comes to baylor from george washington university in washington, d.c., where she has been a dean and professor of management. her academic career includes previous administrative and teaching roles at pepperdine university and baylor.a baylor investigation in 2016 found the school had mishandled sexual assault claims for years and that the football program operated as if above the rules. football coach art briles was fired and former president ken starr was demoted and later resigned.baylor faces lawsuits from about a dozen women, as well as criticism from state lawmakers and prominent donors.






baylor fires associate director of football operations after inappropriate text


an associate director of football operations has been fired by baylor university, becoming the second staffer with ties to the football program to be dismissed this year as the program struggles to move beyond a sexual assault scandal.kwtx-tv in waco reported monday that demarkco butler was fired for sending inappropriate text messages to a teenager.baylor in a statement said only they were sent to a person who was an adult under texas statute.butler's dismissal comes after another recent hire, assistant strength and conditioning coach brandon washington, was fired in february after being arrested on a charge of prostitution solicitation.baylor faces federal lawsuits as well as a civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program for years ignored or mishandled reports






baylor suspends football player hit with protective order


baylor safety travon blanchard has been suspended after the school was notified that a protective order had been issued against him.the baylor athletic department released a statement tuesday, saying it was aware of the complaint made by a woman against blanchard through the mclennan county district attorney's office.baylor says it was notified on feb. 7 and appropriate campus student-conduct process was initiated. blanchard was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities.baylor is facing at least six federal and state lawsuits as well as a federal civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program ignored, mishandled or tried to cover up reports of sexual or physical abuse and other criminal misdeeds across campus for years under former coach art briles and






texas rangers to investigate baylor handling of sex assaults


austin, texas — texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years.the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor's office to "determine if further action is warranted."a baylor spokeswoman said the school would cooperate with any investigation.a group of state lawmakers had called tuesday for the rangers to investigate baylor, which faces several federal lawsuits from women who say the school ignored or mishandled their reports of assault for years.baylor officials say an internal investigation found at least 17 women who reported being sexually assaulted by 19 football players in recent years, although one lawsuit puts the n






briles says he didn’t cover up sexual assaults at baylor


austin, texas (ap) — breaking months of public silence, former baylor coach art briles said thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest baptist university.briles released a one-page letter, saying he could no longer “remain silent” and defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules. the letter came a day after the texas rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary probe into how baylor handled assault reports over several years.“i did not cover-up any sexual violence. i had no contact with anyone that claimed to be a victim of sexual or domestic ass






baylor suspends football player hit with protective order


baylor safety travon blanchard has been suspended after the school was notified that a woman’s request for a protective order against him had been granted by a court.the baylor athletic department released a statement tuesday, saying it was aware of the complaint made against blanchard through the mclennan county district attorney’s office.baylor says it was notified on feb. 7 and appropriate campus student-conduct process was initiated. blanchard was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities.baylor is facing at least six federal and state lawsuits as well as a federal civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program ignored, mishandled or tried to cover up reports of sexual or physical abuse and other criminal misdeeds across campus for years under form






key dates and allegations in the baylor ault scandal


some of the key dates and allegations against baylor and former football coach art briles in the school's ual ault scandal:— september 2016: after a baylor football player is convicted of ual ault, the school hires philadelphia law firm pepper hamilton to review how the pus responds to reports of ual and physical violence.— march 2016: jasmin hernandez files the first of several federal lawsuits to come, claiming the school ignored warnings of violent behavior by football player tevin elliott years earlier. elliott was convicted of and sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2014.— may 2016: pepper hamilton's investigation determines baylor mishandled ual aults claims for years and the football program operated as it was "above the rules." briles is fired, and former president and chancellor ke






texas rangers to investigate how baylor handled reports of sexual and physical a


texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor's office to “determine if further action is warranted.” a group of state lawmakers had called tuesday for the rangers to investigate baylor, which faces several federal lawsuits from women who say the school ignored or mishandled their reports of assault for years. baylor officials say an internal investigation found at least 17 women who reported being sexually assaulted by 19 football players in recent years, although one lawsuit puts the number at more than 50 women. the statement from the texas rangers didn't say if the agenc






texas officials to investigate baylor university's handling of sexual and physic


texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor's office to “determine if further action is warranted.” a group of state lawmakers had called tuesday for the rangers to investigate baylor, which faces several federal lawsuits from women who say the school ignored or mishandled their reports of assault for years. baylor officials say an internal investigation found at least 17 women who reported being sexually assaulted by 19 football players in recent years, although one lawsuit puts the number at more than 50 women. the statement from the texas rangers didn't say if the agenc






baylor axes istant strength coach after prostitution bust


waco, texas — baylor university has fired a newly hired istant strength and conditioning coach after he was arrested on a prostitution solicitation charge.a baylor athletics department statement monday says brandon washington was fired urday after school officials learned that he had been arrested earlier in the day.mclennan county sheriff parnell mcnamara says deputies arrested the 33-year-old coach at a waco-area el. the cl b misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.the baylor statement says he p ed a full criminal background check when he was hired. washington has no listed telephone number.baylor faces multiple lawsuits as well as a federal civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program ignored, mishandled or tried to cover up report






ex-head of football operations at baylor sues university


waco, texas — the former director of football operations at baylor university has filed a lawsuit arguing he was unfairly named as contributing to the school's mishandling of student ual ault complaints.colin shillinglaw's lawsuit in district court in dallas county names the school, interim president david garland and others as defendants. in the lawsuit filed tuesday, shillinglaw contends baylor leaders and others were defamatory in unfairly blaming him when it was the university's public safety officials who were responsible for handling ault complaints.shillinglaw, who was fired last year, is seeking a jury trial and damages.a baylor spokesman said the lawsuit is without merit."we will defend the university aggressively," spokesman jason cook said. "we look forward to presenting our def






art briles, former baylor coach, says he didn't cover up sexual violence


cbs/apmarch 2, 2017, 8:24 pmin this september 26, 2015 photo, then-head coach art briles of the baylor bears leads his team against the rice owls at mclane stadium in waco, texas. tom pennington, getty images austin, texas -- breaking months of public silence, former baylor coach art briles said thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest baptist university. “despite the insistence of certain people, i can remain silent no longer,” briles said in a letter, cbs sports reported. “there is an onslaught of information coming out in the press that is inaccurate, misleading and unfair to baylor, its amazing students, its strong faculty, the administration and its athletic programs,” he wrote






spring rhule: new baylor coach ready to finally get on field


waco, texas — matt rhule has been in perpetual motion since becoming baylor's coach more than three months ago.now, rhule finally gets to coach football when the bears open spring practice saturday."i'm unbelievably excited," rhule said this week in his office as workers prepared the practice field outside the window. "i'm anxious to see what some of these guys can do. ... i haven't seen a quarterback throw a ball yet. we haven't done any technique stuff."rhule took over a program reeling from the sexual assault scandal that cost two-time big 12 champion coach art briles his job last may.the world's largest baptist university is facing several federal lawsuits from women who say the school for years ignored or mishandled reports of sexual and physical assault, some against football players






briles says he didn’t cover up sexual assaults at baylor


austin, texas (ap) — former baylor coach art briles says he didn’t cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations in the scandal at the nation’s largest baptist university.briles, who was fired in may 2016, released a one-page letter thursday defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and operated a program that considered itself above the rules.briles insists that when alerted to incidents his response was that victims should report details to the police.briles’ letter was issued one day after the texas rangers, the state’s top criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary investigation into how baylor handled assault allegations over several years. baylor faces several federal lawsuits from women who say thei






university of texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped


austin, texas — nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the university of texas at austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus friday.the survey comes at a time when baylor university and state lawmakers are facing a widespread sexual assault scandal involving football players at the nation's largest baptist university.the texas survey data works out to about 1 in 7 undergraduate women in austin. nationwide, about 1 in 4 college women reported unwanted sexual contact in a 2015 survey by the association of american universities.the flagship texas campus is one of the largest in the u.s. and released friday's report ahead of schedule after a legislator this week revealed the 15 percent figure during a hearing in the texas capitol. the bayl






texas top law enforcement agency investigating baylor sexual assault allegations


apmarch 1, 2017, 11:39 pma baylor bears helmet on the sidelines during the game against the buffalo bulls at ub stadium on sept. 12, 2014, in buffalo, new york. vaughn ridley/getty images austin, texas -- texas’ top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor’s office to “determine if further action is warranted.” playvideocbsn"60 minutes sports" looks into the growing baylor university sex assault scandal since 2011, 17 female baylor university students have claimed they were sexually assaulted. "60 minutes sports" correspondent armen keteyian join... a group of state lawmakers had






texas' top law enforcement agency investigating baylor sexual assault allegation


apmarch 1, 2017, 11:39 pma baylor bears helmet on the sidelines during the game against the buffalo bulls at ub stadium on sept. 12, 2014, in buffalo, new york. vaughn ridley/getty images austin, texas -- texas’ top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into baylor university and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. the texas rangers confirmed wednesday they are working with the mclennan county prosecutor’s office to “determine if further action is warranted.” playvideocbsn"60 minutes sports" looks into the growing baylor university sex assault scandal since 2011, 17 female baylor university students have claimed they were sexually assaulted. "60 minutes sports" correspondent armen keteyian join... a group of state lawmakers had






attorneys: briles drops libel suit against baylor officials


waco, texas — former baylor football coach art briles has dropped the defamation lawsuit filed against four university officials he accused of making false statements against him, according to attorneys in the case.briles in december sued the three regents and a university vice president for libel and slander, claiming they falsely stated that he knew of reported aults and alleged gang s by players and didn't report them.rusty hardin, an attorney for the regents, told the waco tribune-herald that the suit was dropped wednesday.the lawsuit that was filed in llano county also erted that baylor officials conspired to damage briles' reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. it sought damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach "on any level."briles'






art briles, former baylor football coach's conduct detailed in court filing


waco, texas — a new court filing detailed allegations that former baylor university football coach art briles ignored ual aults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing.the filing is in response to a lawsuit against baylor and several officials including interim president david garland by former istant athletic director colin shillinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.it said that in one case a m euse asked the team to discipline a player who reportedly exposed himself in 2013. the court filing said briles texted an istant coach: “what kind of discipline… she a stripper?”briles did not remove defensive lineman tevin elliott from the team or notify university officials even though two wome






court filing details former baylor football coach's conduct


waco, texas — a new court filing detailed allegations that former baylor university football coach art briles ignored ual aults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing.the filing is in response to a lawsuit against baylor and several officials including interim president david garland by former istant athletic director colin shillinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.it said that in one case a m euse asked the team to discipline a player who reportedly exposed himself in 2013. the court filing said briles texted an istant coach: "what kind of discipline... she a stripper?"briles did not remove defensive lineman tevin elliott from the team or notify university officials even though two wo






spring rhule: new baylor coach ready to finally get on field


waco, texas (ap) — matt rhule has been in perpetual motion since becoming baylor’s coach more than three months ago.now, rhule finally gets to coach football when the bears open spring practice saturday.“i’m unbelievably excited,” rhule said this week in his office as workers prepared the practice field outside the window. “i’m anxious to see what some of these guys can do. … i haven’t seen a quarterback throw a ball yet. we haven’t done any technique stuff.”rhule took over a program reeling from the sexual assault scandal that cost two-time big 12 champion coach art briles his job last may.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the world’s largest baptist university is facing several federal lawsuits from women who say the school for years ignored or mishandled reports






amid allegations of sexual assault, the rise and shame of baylor nation


since the rape of jasmin hernandez in 2012 the allegations of sexual assault by baylor football players have multiplied, causing incalculable damage to the university’s reputation and leading to resignations and firings.with spring in the texas air, some baylor university students were navigating the social challenges of another off-campus party, chatting and dancing while trying not to spill their drinks. amid the swirl, a petite freshman named jasmin hernandez lost sight of her friends.then tevin elliott, a 20-year-old baylor football player dating someone she knew, appeared. earlier he had been pouring hard liquor for hernandez and other underage students; now he was insisting that her friends had gone outside. when hernandez expressed doubts, she said, he began pulling her by the wrist






big 12 to withhold 25 percent of revenue share from baylor – the denver post


the big 12 said wednesday it will withhold millions of dollars in conference revenue from baylor until an outside review determines the athletic department is complying with title ix guidelines and other regulations in the wake of a ual ault scandal that has rocked the school.the sanctions against baylor are the first by the big 12 since the school was hit by a wave of complaints that it mishandled or tried to cover up ault allegations, many of them involving football players.baylor fired coach art briles last year and parted ways with university president ken starr and athletic director ian mccaw after an investigation by a law firm found allegations of ual ault brought to the school were not dealt with appropriately.the big 12 paid out $30.4 million to each conference member last year. b






judge: federal lawsuit against baylor university can proceed


houston — a lawsuit filed against baylor university by 10 women alleging they were sexually assaulted while students can proceed, a federal judge ruled tuesday.the women, identified as "jane doe" plaintiffs, allege baylor was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn't enforce federal general discrimination protections.baylor had sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing the former students' allegations were insufficient to state a claim of liability and the women had failed to plausibly allege they were subjected to "further" harassment after reporting their initial sexual assaults.the university faces several federal lawsuits from women who say baylor mishandled, ignored or suppressed their claims of assault for years, including several cases involving football play






attorneys: briles drops libel suit against baylor officials


waco, texas (ap) — former baylor football coach art briles has dropped the defamation lawsuit filed against four university officials he accused of making false statements against him, according to attorneys in the case.briles in december sued the three regents and a university vice president for libel and slander, claiming they falsely stated that he knew of reported aults and alleged gang s by players and didn’t report them.rusty hardin, an attorney for the regents, told the waco tribune-herald that the suit was dropped wednesday.the lawsuit that was filed in llano county also erted that baylor officials conspired to damage briles’ reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. it sought damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach “on any level.”mos






'knock them right in the face': baylor coach's tone-deaf message on sexual assau


if ncaa ignores baylor rape scandal, it deserves the death penaltysally jenkinsif even a fraction of the new allegations at baylor are true, former coaches art and kendal briles should be suspended from employment in college athletics, and the board of regents needs to feel the hurt too. the ncaa should consider the death penalty for baylor, or risk becoming an organization...if even a fraction of the new allegations at baylor are true, former coaches art and kendal briles should be suspended from employment in college athletics, and the board of regents needs to feel the hurt too. the ncaa should consider the death penalty for baylor, or risk becoming an organization... (sally jenkins)






cal women prepare for no. 1 baylor in second round of ncaa tournament


waco, texas — cal coach lindsay gottlieb really didn’t need to watch to know just how good top-seeded baylor is.an overwhelming first-round victory, and the 30 wins before that by the big 12 lady bears, only reinforced what gottlieb thought about the team cal plays next in the women’s ncaa tournament.“they’re like a wnba team. … they have pros on the floor, they’re very in sync with one another and they do a great job,” gottlieb said sunday. “just digging in the film obviously, there as legit as i thought they were.”before cal (20-13) held on to beat lsu in the first round on baylor’s home court, gottlieb had watched less than a half of top-seeded baylor’s record-setting game.now cal and baylor play monday night for trip to oklahoma city and a spot in the sweet 16.baylor (31-3) overwhelmed






baylor coach kim mulkey walks back her message about sexual-assault scandal


if ncaa ignores baylor rape scandal, it deserves the death penaltysally jenkinsif even a fraction of the new allegations at baylor are true, former coaches art and kendal briles should be suspended from employment in college athletics, and the board of regents needs to feel the hurt too. the ncaa should consider the death penalty for baylor, or risk becoming an organization...if even a fraction of the new allegations at baylor are true, former coaches art and kendal briles should be suspended from employment in college athletics, and the board of regents needs to feel the hurt too. the ncaa should consider the death penalty for baylor, or risk becoming an organization... (sally jenkins)






baylor scandal inspires raft of texas campus assault bills


austin, texas (ap) — texas lawmakers are pushing for tougher sexual assault reporting requirements on college campuses in response to the ongoing investigations into baylor university’s handling of sexual assault allegations involving its football program.the legislature convenes every other year and is in session for the first time since the baylor scandal blew up and led to the firing last year of its successful football coach, art briles, and the resignation of its president, ken starr.the nation’s largest baptist university is facing federal lawsuits from more than a dozen women who contend that school officials ignored or suppressed their sexual assault claims and fostered a culture of rape within the football program.lawmakers have reacted by proposing bills that would require school






court filing details former baylor football coach’s conduct


waco, texas (ap) — a new court filing detailed allegations that former baylor university football coach art briles ignored ual aults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing.the filing is in response to a lawsuit against baylor and several officials including interim president david garland by former istant athletic director colin shillinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.it said that in one case a m euse asked the team to discipline a player who reportedly exposed himself in 2013. the court filing said briles texted an istant coach: “what kind of discipline… she a stripper?”briles did not remove defensive lineman tevin elliott from the team or notify university officials even though two






no. 2 baylor rolls oklahoma 103-64 days after mulkey's rant


norman, okla. — kim mulkey walked into the postgame press conference with the expression and demeanor of a coach whose team had just lost by 39 points.in fact, her team won by 39. alexis prince scored 24 points to help no. 2 baylor roll past no. 19 oklahoma 103-64 on monday night. but the victory came just two days after mulkey unleashed a rant defending her school that has forced her to defend herself.after baylor defeated texas tech on saturday, mulkey complained about the negative coverage and the dip in reputation that have followed the sexual assault scandal involving the school and its football program. she told baylor fans if people tell them they will never send their daughters to baylor, they should "knock them right in the face."mulkey faced a barrage of criticism in the aftermat






baylor rolls past louisville 97-63 to reach elite eight


oklahoma city — nina davis scored 21 points to help top-seeded baylor defeat louisville 97-63 on friday to advance to the elite eight.the lady bears were a no. 1 seed in 2013 when they lost to louisville in the sweet 16 in oklahoma city. they played much better defense this time, holding fourth-seeded louisville to 30 percent shooting.beatrice mompremier and alexis prince each scored 14 points for baylor (33-3), which advanced to play mississippi state on sunday for a spot in the final four. the bulldogs defeated washington 75-64 in the early game friday night.asia durr scored 21 points for louisville (29-8).baylor never trailed, and the game was tied for just 13 seconds. the lady bears led by 18 at one point in the first half and were up 43-31 at the break. baylor continued to roll and le






freeman scores 21 as baylor tops new mexico state


al freeman came off the bench to score 21 points, and no. 3 seed baylor defeated no. 14 seed new mexico state, 91-73, on friday in the first round of the ncaa's east regional.jo lual-acuil scored 16 points and johnathan motley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the bears (26-7), who were upset in the first round by georgia state and yale the previous two years.ian baker and braxton huggins each scored 19 points for new mexico state (28-6).huggins hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give new mexico state a 40-38 lead at the half. the aggies made 6 of 14 three-pointers before the break to counter baylor's 55 percent shooting.baylor took control for good with a 14-3 run early in the second half to take a 58-47 lead. baylor held the aggies to 37 percent shooting in the second half.






baylor istant fired; charged with soliciting prostitute – the denver post


waco, texas — baylor university fired a newly hired istant strength and conditioning coach after he was arrested on a prostitution solicitation charge, the latest legal development at a school wracked a by a ual ault scandal.brandon washington was fired urday after school officials learned he had been arrested earlier in the day on a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in a jail and a $2,000 fine.deputies arrested the 33-year-old coach at a waco-area el, mclennan county sheriff parnell mcnamara said.“when we arrived at baylor, we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program,” new football coach matt rhule said. “brandon’s actions are completely unacceptable. we will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values.”rhule was hired from temple, where washington






new lawsuit against baylor alleges 52 s in 4 years


waco, texas — a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players.the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as "elizabeth doe," alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period.it also alleges a "culture of ual violence" and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn't detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with friends.fifty-two aults would dramatically increase the 17 reports of ual and physical attacks involving 19 players since 2011 previously acknowledged by baylor officials.the school faces at least five lawsuits from wome






former baylor university student files new lawsuit alleging


waco, texas -- a former baylor university student who says she was d by two football players filed a federal lawsuit friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more aults of women involving other players. the lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “elizabeth doe,” alleges at least 52 s by more than 30 football players over a four-year period. playvideocbs evening newsbaylor ual ault scandal worse than first thought the ual ault scandal involving football players at baylor university is more widespread than first reported. "60 minutes sports" has learne... it also alleges a “culture of ual violence” and describes her 2013 attack by two players. it doesn’t detail the other alleged attacks, but says some were recorded by the players, who shared them with






baylor's kim mulkey apologizes for remarks about assault scandal


baylor suspends another football player accused of violence toward a womanmatt bonesteelbaylor has indefinitely suspended rising senior travon blanchard, one of the nation's top defensive backs last season, after his girlfriend filed a protective order against him, alleging that he committed multiple acts of violence against her. it's the latest accusation against a bears program...baylor has indefinitely suspended rising senior travon blanchard, one of the nation's top defensive backs last season, after his girlfriend filed a protective order against him, alleging that he committed multiple acts of violence against her. it's the latest accusation against a bears program... (matt bonesteel)






baylor istant fired; charged with soliciting prostitute


waco, texas — baylor university fired a newly hired istant strength and conditioning coach after he was arrested on a prostitution solicitation charge, the latest legal development at a school wracked a by a ual ault scandal.brandon washington was fired urday after school officials learned he had been arrested earlier in the day on a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in a jail and a $2,000 fine.deputies arrested the 33-year-old coach at a waco-area el, mclennan county sheriff parnell mcnamara said."when we arrived at baylor, we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program," new football coach matt rhule said. "brandon's actions are completely unacceptable. we will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values."rhule was hired from temple, where washington






blacklisting muslim brotherhood carries risks


in the immediate aftermath of the arab spring, the muslim brotherhood and its affiliates were winning elections across the middle east—a testament to the islamist movement’s popular appeal.now, president donald trump’s administration is considering declaring the brotherhood a terrorist organization, something that could trigger a slew of unexpected consequences across the region.founded in egypt in 1928, the brotherhood says...