The Muslim Brotherhood is the group from which all terrorist Islamic groups originated but they claim that they will be a moderate political government with some Sharia law.
It was not long ago when Rashad al-Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s second in command, said the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt must be canceled because it “offends the Arabs’ dignity and destroys the interests of Egypt and other Arab states.”
The Brotherhood said they would not seek the presidency of Egypt and we all know that changed quickly. Their candidate, who is now President, Mohammed Morsi, is allegedly anti-Israel and he is an Islamist.
The next video is from June 12th of this year, but it’s still relevant, especially since it came from a left wing cable station –
Left wing apologists in our government refuse to believe the truth about what is happening in Egypt and about what the Arab Spring has become. Why they ever thought it would result in Jeffersonian democracy, I can’t say.
John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said we mustn’t engage in “prejudging” the Muslim Brotherhood.
“During my recent visits to Cairo, I’ve had two candid discussions with the new president. He’s acknowledged that the central issue to Egypt’s future is economic. His words suggest he understands the gravity of the challenges facing Egypt,” Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said.
The media continually emphasizes Morsi’s U.S. education and the fact that two of his children were born in the U.S. and have citizenship by birth. So what?
Shafwat Hijazi, an Imam and TV preacher is one of Morsi’s representatives. In 2012, Safwat launched the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammad Morsi’s Campaign. In his speech to a crowd of hundreds of thousands of Egyptians, Safwat emphasized that Morsi will lead Egypt’s campaign to restore the “United States of the Arabs” with Jerusalem as its capital, and urged listeners to “awake Jews from their slumber” and to march as martyrs toward Jerusalem-
Hijazi said at a rally for Morsi, “We are seeing the dream of the Islamic Caliphate come true at the hands of Mohammed Morsi.” [Front page Magazine]
The White House congratulated Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi on his victory a few days ago, calling it a “milestone” in the country’s transition to democracy.[I wish someone would help B.H.Obama understand the meaning of democracy.]
Obama told Morsi that he was looking forward to working with Morsi on their “shared interests.” [Would that be their shared anti-semitism?] On Monday, Jay Carney, said, “We judge individuals and parties that are elected in a democratic process by their actions, not by their religious affiliation…Our commitment to the revolution that began in Egypt … is to a process that provides for a transition to democracy that is transparent.” [It is not possible for an Islamic government to be a democracy. An Islamic democracy is an oxymoron.]
Carney reminds me of Charlie McCarthy.
Hillary Clinton was worried the Brotherhood would be kept from victory by the military and told the Middle Eastern press the following –
Egyptian military authorities must cede power to the winner of the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted Wednesday.
“We think that it is imperative that the military fulfill its promise to the Egyptian people to turn power over to the legitimate winner,” Clinton said in a discussion hosted at the State Department.
Some of the actions by the military leadership in past days were “clearly troubling,” Clinton said, sitting with former secretary of state James Baker at the event to support the creation of the first US museum for diplomacy. ”The military has to assume an appropriate role which is not to interfere with, dominate or try to subvert the constitutional authority,” she warned…Read more at National Review Online
It reminds me of the democratic process used in Gaza.
Mohammed Morsi might have reached out to Iran. It is alleged that he told Iran he wants to restore “normal relations” with Iran to achieve “strategic regional balance.” Morsi’s spokesperson has since denied any such interview has taken place. Let’s hope that is the case.
Sheik Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi is the “spiritual leader” of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a “prominent Islamic scholar.” He says he was asked to lead the Brotherhood on two occasions. This video gives a good idea of where their spiritual guide hopes to take the Egyptians –
The Muslim Brotherhood has global aspirations and envisions a worldwide Caliphate.