Saturday, July 16, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood shaping up to be everything Obama said it wasn’t


Some updates over the past few weeks on the Obama administration’s newest partner – the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt – whom Obama has been embracing and legitimizing before and after he became president.
It’s official — the radical Muslim Brotherhood has co-opted America’s agenda in the Mideast and possibly the broader war. The Obama administration has formalized ties with the group.
In a shocking first, the State Department will now allow diplomats to deal directly with Muslim Brotherhood party officials in Cairo, where the international organization is based.
The terror-supporting group — whose credo is “Jihad is our way, and dying in the cause of Allah is our highest hope” — was formally banned by the secular Mubarak regime. Now it threatens to take power when elections are held in September.
Legitimizing the Brotherhood and its agenda has dangerous consequences both at home and abroad.
The group, which founded and still controls Hamas, does not recognize Israel. In fact, its leaders have called for its destruction. So the administration’s diplomatic overture is another affront to our key Mideast ally.
The Brotherhood responded this week by thanking Clinton, and issuing its first demand of its new American friends: drop support for the “Zionist regime.”
In an email response quoted by Bloomberg, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan stated that if America wants solid relations with the group, it should “stop supporting the corrupt and tyrannical regimes, backing the Zionist occupation and using double standards.”
It is important to remember that when the Muslim Brotherhood speaks of the “Zionist occupation” it does not mean only the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria, the so-called “West Bank.”
The Muslim Brotherhood sees all of Israel as a cancerous growth that must be eradicated. The group supports returning Egypt to a state of war with Israel, and wants to see the entirety of the region become an Islamic Caliphate.
Former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood for making peace with Israel.
CAIRO – Following the footsteps of their American allies, the European Union is not ruling out holding official contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Al-Ahram Online reported.
“We are always open to dialogue with anyone who is interested in democracy,” said Michael Mann, spokesperson for EU’s High Representative Catherine Ashton.
For years, the Muslim Brotherhood was banned and its leaders were repressed by governments since the 1950s.
The European move comes days after Washington said it would hold contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt, that it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful and committed to nonviolence, that intend to compete for the parliament and the presidency,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said earlier this month.
“And we welcome, therefore, dialogue with those Muslim Brotherhood members who wish to talk with us.”
The Muslim Brotherhood opposes the US policies in the Middle East and its wavering support to Israel.
It has historic links with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and shares its belief in armed struggle against Israel.
Historic links as in Hamas is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood – as stated in Hamas’ own covenant.
Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his intention to run in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections.
…“If I could apply sharia in Egypt, all people, including non-Muslims, would applaud me four years later,” said Abu Ismail.
“We seek to apply Islamic law, but those who don’t want it prefer cabarets, alcohol, dancers and prostitution, as the implementation of Islamic law will prohibit women to appear naked in movies and on beaches,” Abu Ismail added.
…Concerning the peace treaty with Israel, he said, “The Camp David peace treaty is insulting to the Egyptian people, so it must be canceled, and I will do my best to convince people to cancel it.”
“There is no other way but gradual action, preparing the [people's] souls and setting an example, so that faith will enter their hearts… Gradual action does not impose Islam at once, but rather step by step, in order to facilitate understanding, studying, acceptance, and submission. [...]
“The Prophet, peace be upon him, acted in a gradual manner, by first preparing the people, and then [preparing] family, society, state, and finally the caliphate
I ask the honorable Al-Azhar to rally the Islamic streams in order to unite the Muslim word and effort, restore the caliphate, and prepare a practical plan to implement the law of Allah the Exalted. This is the goal of the honorable Al-Azhar and of all Islamic streams. And Allah will help.
“O Allah, guide us, open our hearts to faith, and restore this [Muslim] nation to its previous self – one united nation worshipping You and You alone.”
And then there is this interesting note that has received absolutely no attention on the U.S. mainstream media.via Egypt Claims To Have Uncovered Secret ‘Muslim Sisterhood’
Egypt’s State Security Prosecution has uncovered what it claims to be a special women’s unit within the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.
The prosecution says this group is led by the brotherhood’s deputy chairman Mahmoud Ezzat, who was arrested with 15 other Muslim Brotherhood members on February 8.
“There’s a Muslim sisters organization and that’s nothing new,” Shadi Hamid, deputy director of the Brookings Doha Center told The Media Line. “It’s important to note that even though the Muslim sisters can’t technically be members of the formal brotherhood organization, they still participate in its activities in a sense that the brotherhood runs women candidates at different levels.”
Bringing those allegations closer to reality, MB’s First Women Conference Kicks Offand more via Muslim Brotherhood Revives Women Role
“It is a historic moment worthy of thanks to Allah,” Khayrat Al-Shatter, the deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, told the opening session of the conference on Saturday, July 1, cited by the group’s website.
“This conference is the first for the Sisters and Muslim women for nearly sixty years.”
Themed the “Muslim Sisterhood”, the one-day conference brought together 2,000 Brotherhood’s female members.
Why hasn’t this been mentioned in U.S. media? Why did left-wing liberal apologists for sharia law scoff at the notion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aid and confidant’s mother, Weiner’s mother-in-law a member of Muslim Brotherhood? Facts aren’t on their side:
Al-Liwa Al-Arabi reports that the members of the Muslim Sisterhood are the “the wives of some of the highest-ranking leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood,” who are being recruited to “smuggle secret documents for the members since women go undetected by security surveillance” and “to spread the Brotherhood’s ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes.”
The Sisterhood, the paper says, is commissioned to “fulfill the interests of the Brotherhood and also to benefit from international women’s conferences and unify all efforts to benefit the Brotherhood globally.”
The Sisterhood’s mission also includes organizing projects that will penetrate its prohibited ideology into the decision-making in the West in an indirect way under the guise of “general needs of women.”
The objectives will be accomplished, Al-Liwa Al-Arabi reports, “through the university and the state capitals and institutions.”
The newspaper lists Huma Abedin’s mother among a dozen members of the Sisterhood from Saudi Arabia.
Abedin’s mother has more troubling links, via You won’t believe sordid links to congressman’s mother-in-law
The mother of Huma Abedin, Hillary’s Clinton’s chief of staff, has represented a Saudi-funded Muslim charity accused of terrorism financing and ties to al-Qaida.
Abedin has reportedly represented the Muslim World League, or MWL, a Saudi-financed charity that has spawned Islamic groups accused of terror ties. One of the groups was declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front.
The Global Daily Muslim Brotherhood Report  reported on Clinton and the Abedin’s links to terrorism early last year in, Clinton Speaks At Saudi College Founded By U.S. Designated Terrorist
Global media are reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has addressed students at the Dar El-Hekma women’s college in Saudi Arabia, known to have been co-founded and patronized by an individual designated as a terrorist by the U.S as well as by important Saudi bankers and members of the Bin Laden family.
And why is the media still complicit in this flawed policy? Bonus flashback video: