Finally the left enemedia is admitting that Obama was behind the ascent of the Muslim Brotherhood early in his presidency (something I have written about since early 2009, and meticulously documented in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America). The left has been lying and covering for Obama for so long, it was a hard slap in the face to read the NY Times' senior asshat, David Ignatius, all but own up to it in his column, "Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Gamble."
But Ignatius's brief moment of objective reportage diverges, yet again, into leftist/Islamic propaganda and America-hate. The boy can't help it, he just can't help it. Describing the origins of the Muslim Brotherhood as anti-colonial in nature is patently dishonest.
The pious and devout Muslim Brotherhood actually originated as a response, an attack on "moderate" voices in Islam that emerged in the post-Ottoman era of Ataturk in Turkey. The idea of co-existence with non-Muslims and separation of mosque and state had no theological leg to stand in under pure Islam, authentic Islam (Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, Anwar Awlaki, the Muslim Brotherhood). They are right -- there is no moderate Islam.
Ignatius finally admits that without Obama, the Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood could never have ascended and staged the Islamic coup of this early century, changing the course of human events and setting freedom back centuries.
The Muslim Brotherhood emblem: The sword and the quran, the two symbols of Islam. (right) here:
The Muslim Brotherhood, also called Muslim Brethren or The Society of the Muslim Brothers (Arabic: جمعية الأخوان المسلمون Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-muslimun) is an Islamic organization with a political approach to Islam. It was founded in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna in Egypt after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
The Muslim Brotherhood opposes secular tendencies of Islamic nations and wants return to the precepts of the Qur'an.
The organization's motto is as follows: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
An important aspect of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology is the sanctioning of jihad such as the 2004 fatwa issued by Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi making it a religious obligation of Muslims to abduct and kill U.S. citizens in Iraq.
The Brotherhood has branches in 70 countries. They claim to have taken part in most pro-Islamic conflicts, from the Arab-Israeli wars and the Algerian War of Independence to recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Kashmir. Currently, the Egyptian Brotherhood exists as a militant clandestine group, and has been connected to many underground political operations. In other countries, they have more prominent roles, including parliamentary seats.
The Brotherhood's founder, al-Banna, was a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. During the 1930s, the Brotherhood became more political in nature and an officially political group in 1939. Over the years, the organization developed an apparatus through which to provide military training to its followers and to engage in political terrorism against Egyptian Coptic Christians and government officials.
In 1942, during World War II, Hassan al-Banna set up more Brotherhood branches in Transjordan and Palestine. The headquarters of the Syrian branch moved to Damascus in 1944. After World War II, Egyptian members took violent action against King Farouk’s government. When the organization was banned in Egypt, hundreds moved to Transjordan. Many also participated in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949.
Do you get the picture? Ignatius is lying ............. to our peril. To our great peril.
[David Ignatius] Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood gamble
WASHINGTON ― President Obama’s outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood began three years ago in his famous June 2009 speech in Cairo. Ten members of the Brotherhood were invited to listen to the address, and they heard a passage crafted especially for them:
“America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard around the world, even if we disagree with them. And we will welcome all elected, peaceful governments ― provided they govern with respect for all their people.”
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak didn’t attend the speech, but there was a message for him, too, when Obama said: “Suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away.” Obama certainly had that right.
The Obama administration has made what might be described as a “cosmic wager” on the Muslim Brotherhood’s peaceful intentions. By courting them in 2009, the U.S. helped legitimize their political aspirations; by refusing to come to Mubarak’s rescue during the Tahrir Square protests a year ago, the U.S. all but guaranteed that the Brotherhood would emerge as a dominant political force in a new Egypt.
The Brotherhood is now ascendant, with its “Freedom and Justice Party” having won nearly 50 percent of the seats in Egypt’s post-revolutionary parliament. Its officials have issued soothing statements and pro-free-market position papers. There’s even a Muslim Brotherhood rap video on YouTube, with a catchy beat and this benign refrain: “Freedom we will protect, and justice we will maintain.”
More Ignatius dissembling. The translation of "freedon" under Islam is "perfect slavery." Hardly "ressuring."
It all sounds reassuring. But the Brotherhood’s reliability as a partner is still largely untested, and even administration officials concede that the democratic transition in Egypt has gone worse than expected. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood is driving the opposition movement in Syria.
The Brotherhood is so important to the future of the Arab world ― and is, still, such a mysterious organization in the West ― that it’s useful to review its history. What’s clear is that from its inception, the Brotherhood has stressed the importance of liberating Muslims from Western manipulation. This aspiration for dignity and independence is the Brotherhood’s strongest appeal, but it may make the organization a difficult partner.
The Brotherhood was formed in 1928 by Egyptians who opposed British colonialism. The founder, a schoolteacher named Hassan al-Banna, gathered six friends who worked for the Suez Canal Co. To fend off informers, the group developed elaborate initiation procedures.
The movement, at once political, cultural and religious, took off quickly: By one estimate, it grew to 200,000 members by 1938. Banna was assassinated in 1949, after the Brotherhood had attacked the corrupt monarchy of King Farouk.
The anti-Western message was honed by the Brotherhood’s other great martyr, Sayyid Qutb. He was a brilliant essayist whose encounter with America in the late 1940s proved poisonous. After visiting New York, Washington, Colorado and Los Angeles, he concluded that “the soul has no value to Americans.”
Ignatius fails to point out there is no unique soul under Islam. How can we survive these quislings in unquantifiable positions of influence?
Qutb’s abhorrence of the open sexuality he saw in America is clear in this passage quoted in “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright: “A girl looks at you, appearing as if she were an enchanting nymph or an escaped mermaid, but as she approaches, you sense only the screaming instinct inside her, and you can smell her burning body, not the scent of perfume but flesh, only flesh.”
When Qutb returned to Egypt, he joined the Brotherhood. He refused all efforts by the government of Gamal Abdel Nasser government to recruit or co-opt him, and he was executed in 1966.
Facing unrelenting repression, the Brotherhood’s mainstream gradually evolved into a political movement that, on paper at least, disavowed violence; it put down deep roots in Egypt’s professional organizations and won about 20 percent of the seats in parliament when it was allowed to run in 2005. It learned to speak a more conciliatory language.
Ignatius lies. Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza. Have they disavowed violence?
It was in this tone of reassurance that Brotherhood officials said they would contest only contest 30 percent of the seats in the recent parliamentary elections; in fact, they ran in nearly every district and won a near-majority. The Brotherhood also organized a decisive 77 percent win in last March’s constitutional referendum, which they pegged as a vote to protect language that promises the Islamic Shariah as “the main source of legislation.”
Olivier Roy, a French expert on the Muslim world, argues that the Brotherhood will learn democracy by doing it: “Democratic culture does not precede democratic institutions; democratic culture is the internalization of these institutions,” he says. That, in essence, is the wager Obama has made.
By David Ignatius
Civilizational suicide by these treacherous intellectual terrorists.