Friday, August 23, 2013

Don’t Rescue the Muslim Brotherhood

Believe me, there is NO ONE more on top of what the Muslim Brotherhood really is and what needs to happen and not happen in the Middle East than Frank Gaffney, Jr.  This is an article that must be shared with everyone you know - we have to force the Main Stream Media to stop carrying the water for Obama on this one issue.

The story comes from Family Security Matters.

Don’t Rescue the Muslim Brotherhood

Ever since President Obama came to office, his administration has cultivated relations with, legitimated, emboldened, empowered, funded and even armed the Muslim Brotherhood. This policy has amounted to our changing sides in what is best described as the War for the Free World.

As documented in a free online, video-based course I produced last year (, one of the factors behind this strategically disastrous - and largely unnoted - reversal is the success the Brotherhood has had, going back at least to the Clinton administration, in penetrating and running influence operations against our country. The Brothers call it "civilization jihad." And it has enabled them to establish not only an array of front groups to insinuate themselves into American civil society institutions and governing agencies. It has also largely obscured the true nature of this organization and the threat it poses to our nation, allies and interests.

The success of such patient, stealthy subversion is much in evidence at the moment in the response to events in Egypt on the part of some prominent Democrats and Republicans, alike. In recent days, President Obama and Senators like Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Republicans John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Kelly Ayotte of Arizona, South Carolina and New Hampshire, respectively, have discussed the need to cut off assistance to those in Egypt now battling the Muslim Brotherhood.

The principal justification offered for doing so is that the Egyptian people elected the Brotherhood to run their country after America's longtime ally, Hosni Mubarak, was overthrown, with the support of the Obama administration. It is further being intensified by the Brothers' success in forcing the government to resort to violence to establish order throughout Cairo and other cities.

The trouble is that the bloodshed now taking place in Egypt - including that of Christians at the hands of Islamists who have torched or otherwise damaged more than eighty churches in recent days - is just a foretaste of what is to come if we do as the aforementioned leaders have in mind and rescue the Muslim Brotherhood. And some of that blood will inevitably be ours.

This unhappy prospect is inevitable because of a fact obscured by the Brotherhood's successful influence operations, and ignored at our peril: We know for a fact that the Muslim Brotherhood has as its mission the worldwide imposition of Islam's toxic, brutally repressive and anti-constitutional supremacist doctrine known as shariah. And yes, it means here, too.

Lest there be any confusion on that point, consider the 1991 mission statement of the Muslim Brotherhood in America: "It is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within...sabotaging its miserable house from [our] hands and the hands of the believers so that God's religion is made victorious over all other religions." The strategic plan from which this passage comes was introduced into evidence during the successful 2008 federal prosecution of Muslim Brotherhood operatives in Dallas, Texas in connection with their fundraising in this country for the organization's Palestinian franchise: the designated terrorist organization known as Hamas.

Senators McCain and Graham have also provided bipartisan political cover to the Islamists' efforts to takeover other countries, as well. These include, notably, Libya and Syria. The former has been a debacle of the first order; the murderous attack on our missions and personnel in Benghazi is but a taste of what is to come there and beyond. And these lawmakers are working with Team Obama to inject the United States into the latter's civil war, with the predictable practical effect of helping the Brotherhood and/or al Qaeda take over that country next.

As in these other places, if the Muslim Brotherhood's American friends have their way in Egypt - most immediately, by cutting off U.S. aid or other ties to its military - the killing will not stop. It will, instead, mean those dying will increasingly be people who have historically looked to us as allies and partners. And they will be dispatched by jihadists bent on our destruction, as well.

It seems the military and tens of millions of ordinary citizens in Egypt have no intention of rolling over, as their counterparts have done in Turkey. In that case, an Islamist regime has used elections to destroy democracy and institute an increasingly shariah-compliant order - complete with the incarceration on trumped-up charges of much of the leadership of the Turkish armed forces. Having tried and failed to effect a similar transformation in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood seems now determined to crush its opponents through full-scale civil war. Were the United States to cut off Egypt's military, it would simply encourage and perhaps enable the Muslim Brotherhood to pursue that course.

Even worse from our point of view, the United States will likely drive the Egyptian military back into the arms of the Russians - and possibly this time the Chinese - folks who would love to displace us and secure close relations with a nation that sits astride the strategic Suez Canal. These are, after all, countries now seen, unlike America, to be reliable allies, not fair-weather friends.

The Muslim Brotherhood is our enemy. Insisting on its restoration to power - either immediately or through another round of premature elections - will be perilous for this country and for people in Egypt and elsewhere who do not want to submit to the Islamists and their anti-freedom shariah agenda.


Xi Jingping said...

Perhaps a negotiation towards the 1967 borders might bring peace? No I'm just kidding. We all know that's dovish pipedreams.

I think it was Voltaire who said no force can stop an idea who's time has come. That and record debt and deficit will simply allow the idea to come into place. Count your pennies....or your shekels, you're going to need them.

Israel is a unique country that for 65 years has managed to outfox its much larger Arab neighbors. With a lot of help from its wealthy patron. But what happens when the well goes dry? When the gravy train stops delivering? For now Israel has money and patronage, the two go hand in hand. But the Arabs have time. Due to of course to their demographic advantage.

Wouldn't it be prudent to scale back or even cancel your "Asia Pivot" to save money for Israel's continued existence? After all even Israel inside the lion's den is cutting its military budget.

There's undue stress on your fiscal status because of your bloated military spending. You risk at least one lost decade, of which you are in. In time the electorate might simply decide which is more important....$3 billion to Israel every year....or funding their children's education at home.

How much can you borrow to finance the sovereign integrity of a nation 6,000 miles away?

Eventually we'll turn those bonds into real estate acquisitions of sensitive industries.....well we already have.

Anonymous said...

Given teh hacking teh chinese government (sorry I mean the governments proxies0 and teh data stolen resulting in some nice look alike stealth aircraft, I would not be so smug. Americans in general are getting fed up. The President is a jerk everyione knows. But once teh peiople react and demand Chinas most favoured nation trading status be removed because of her malfeasance things will change in China at a much faster rate than here. When that happens what will Xi do.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

Your atrocious spelling aside......if you would, remove that most favored trading nation status.

Demand? Americans? You guys are so hopelessly divided you can't even muster a proper protest. Look at the two most scene grabbing protest movements of the past 5 years. Tea Party Movement and Occuppy Movement. Both failed in their primary objectives. Unseat President Obama and hold Wall Street accountable.

And you think your fast food eating obese, Reality TV ADD afflicted nation can unite over something as complex as international trade? Funny.

Oh yeah that's original, blame your current trade woes on the incumbent. Even though all his predecessors dating back 30 years have had the same problem.

Oh you "teh" individuals. You're hopeless.

Maybe we'll just quietly keep on with our acquisitions of your infrastructure.

Xi Jingping