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  • Stephen Coughlin on the CVE: The Triumph of the Narrative Over Reality

    06/19/2016 9:08:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Feb 21, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The greatest achievement in the history of the Muslim Brotherhood has been its successful subversion of the American intelligence community over the past fifteen years or so. Carefully placed agents of the Ikhwan have managed to persuade the Pentagon, the CIA, and the FBI that examining Islamic doctrine and law is not only a form of ethnic and religious discrimination, but also helps to validate the ideology of the “radicals” who commit violent terror attacks in the name of Islam. By some unspecified magical process, any study of Islamic law by the DIA or the FBI would cause the “extremists”...
  • Jihadist Camps in America: A Ticking Time Bomb

    07/25/2013 5:07:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 25, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The Muslims of the Americas (MOA), a Pakistan-linked Islamist group that runs 22 “villages” across the U.S., is waging a litigation jihad against Martin Mawyer, President of the Christian Action Network. His offense, for which MOA demands $30 million, is exposing the group’s extremism in a new book with the help of inside information from a former MOA leader. Readers of Twilight in America get an inside look at MOA, a cultish Sufi Islamist group that follows Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani as a representative of Allah. Gilani also leads Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistani “Islamic sect that seeks to...
  • Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

    06/30/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    The demonstrations that began Sunday in Cairo, Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Mohamed Morsi have attracted "millions" of supporters and many counter-demonstrators as well, making the protest the largest political event in the history of the world, according to the BBC. The protests in Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt exceed those that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 in the key event of the Arab Spring. Two years later, after constitutional reforms and elections that saw Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood move to aggrandize their power, the public backlash is immense.
  • The Egyptian People’s Message For America: “Obama Supports Terrorism”

    06/30/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT · by FreedomOutpost · 16 replies ^ | 06-29-2013 | Dean Garrison
    I am not sure when the people of Egypt became more worldly than the people here in America but it would seem they have it figured out. Betsy Hiel tweeted a picture of a banner that has been hoisted in Tahrir Square that reads “Obama Supports Terrorism” in both English and Arabic. The banner has been placed in preparation for Sunday’s scheduled protests against Mohamed Morsi and The Muslim Brotherhood. Read more:
  • Egypt’s culture ‘under attack’ from government, claim artists

    06/06/2013 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 5 June 2013 10.21 EDT | Louisa Loveluck
    As the curtain rose for the evening performance at Cairo Opera House, the cast did not assemble for the opening prelude of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida as they had on previous nights. Instead, more than 300 actors, dancers and theater staff filled the stage, wearing full costume and clutching protest signs. Addressing the audience, conductor Nayer Nagi announced: “In a stand against a detailed plan to destroy culture and fine arts in Egypt, we abstain from performing tonight’s opera.” Following a spate of sackings within Egypt’s culture ministry, a new political battleground has emerged in the country’s opera houses and theaters....
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Mosque's donation to charity prompts closing of account (CAIR seethes)

    03/11/2005 6:18:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 1,236+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | March 11, 2005 | AP
    PALOS HILLS, Ill. (AP) A local bank has closed a mosque's account after it donated money to an Islamic charity under federal investigation for allegedly helping terrorists. Family Bank and Trust Co. closed the account of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview after the mosque wrote two checks to the Islamic American Relief Agency, according to the mosque's imam, Sheikh Jamal Said. Mosque Foundation president Oussama Jamal said the mosque made its donations in August and September, before the federal government froze the charity's assets and raided its Missouri offices in October. The Treasury Department alleged Islamic American Relief was part...
  • The Birth of Hamas

    11/26/2012 9:40:41 AM PST · by Katechon · 21 replies
    In-Extremis | November 26 | Katechon
    Hamas traces its roots back to the Muslim Brotherhood. Sheikh Hasan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna launched the Muslim Brothers in March 1928. The motto of the Muslim Brotherhood, which al-Banna supplied, is: "Islam is the solution, the Koran is our Constitution, Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our Leader, Jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Said Ramadan was born in 1926 in Shibin al-Kawm, a village in the Nile delta. He encountered al-Banna and joined the Muslim Brotherhood when he was 14. After graduating from Cairo University, he became al-Banna's...
  • Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 25, 2012, 8:50
    Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Convention Comes to Chicago

    11/14/2012 5:33:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Muslim Brotherhood Convention Comes to ChicagoPosted By Ryan Mauro On November 14, 2012 @ 12:41 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments For the second time in two months, stars of the Islamist movement in America will come together in the Chicago area, parading as the moderate Muslims we need to guide us. This time, itÂ’s the 11th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on December 21-25.Both the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are in a 1991 internal Muslim...
  • Benghazi. A view from Turkey (the Iskanderun port & Ali Sait Akin)

    11/08/2012 9:33:42 AM PST · by Katechon · 32 replies
    In-Extremis | Katechon
    The Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar (The Victory) was on the port of Malta on Ausgust 27 2012. According to a Fox News investigation, shipping records confirmed that the Al Entisar docked at the Turkish port of Iskenderun on September 6. Iskanderun, or 'Alexandrette' on the map below is quite close to Idlib (where the Syrian revolution is raging now). [source] Fox News reported that, according to a report by the Times of London (September 14, 2012), the Al Entisar was carrying 400 tons of cargo when it dock in Iskanderun. Some of it was humanitarian, but also reportedly weapons,...
  • Libyan Leaks: Obama’s Gift to Al-Qaeda – Libya itself

    11/03/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 15 replies ^ | 11/03/12 | Walid Shoebat
    Barack Obama’s claim to election fame – that Al-Qaeda has been destroyed – needs a reality check, according to a group of anti-Al Qaeda Libyans in exile. “We beg to differ,” they exclaimed. “Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to Al-Qaeda, and we can prove it.” The group stated they have come into possession of some highly classified documents that in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.” They were not bluffing; they provided the first installments of official classified documents which we provided in some of our previous reporting. “The rest,” they say, “will be provided when Mitt...
  • U.S. yanks support for Syrian opposition group, warns of extremist takeover of uprising

    11/01/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    ZAGREB, Croatia — The Obama administration on Wednesday renounced the proclaimed leaders of the Syrian political opposition and said any group seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad must reject attempts by extremists to “hijack” a legitimate revolution. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Syrian National Council, or SNC, should no longer be considered the “visible leader” of the opposition. That made official what has been the increasingly obvious sidelining of an opposition group led mostly by middle-age Syrian expatriates.
  • Benghazi Reveals Obama-Islamist Alliance

    11/01/2012 5:44:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies ^ | 11/1/2012 | James Lewis
    The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear. Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria. Smuggling arms to the so-called "Free Syrian Army" is itself a huge gamble, but Obama has been a gambler with human lives over the last four years, as shown by the tens of thousands of Arabs who have died in the so-called Arab Spring -- which has brought nothing but disaster to the Arab world. For the last four years, the Obama policy...
  • Leaked Docs Reveal Obama Admin Hired Al-Qaeda Linked Radical to Run Security at Tripoli Embassy

    10/31/2012 1:55:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-31-2012 | Jim Hoft
    Unbelievable. Commander of the Tripoli Military Council, Abdelhakim Khwildi Belhadj, an Al-Qaeda ally. (Tunisia Live)Leaked security documents reveal the Obama Administration hired a top al-Qaeda brother to run security at the US embassy in Tripoli. Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack reported, via Jihad Watch: A treasure trove of secret documents has been obtained by a Libyan source who says that secularists in his country are increasingly wanting to see Mitt Romney defeat Barack Obama on November 6th. This charge is being made despite Muslim Brotherhood losses in Libyan elections last July which resulted in victory for the secularists. One of...
  • AL-QAEDA IN LIBYA: A PROFILE----Prepared by Library of Congress --PDF

    10/29/2012 8:50:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | August 2012 | Library of Congress
    AL-QAEDA IN LIBYA: A PROFILEA Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office’s Irregular Warfare Support Program August 2012
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...

    07/28/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 8 replies
    self ^ | 7/24/2012 | RaceBannon
    video of a seminar on the muslim brotherhood and the infiltration in the usa done by Tom Trento and THE UNITED WEST
  • Muslim Brotherhood heading for surprise victory in first round of Egyptian election

    05/24/2012 7:03:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 May 2012 | Richard Spencer
    First results after polls closed at 9pm last night showed Mohammed Morsi, the leader of the Brotherhood's political front, the Freedom and Justice Party, taking an early lead, seemingly confirming the group's own earlier exit polls. Analysts stressed that the count would be long and difficult, with a formal result only due on Tuesday. But other campaigns, including that of Amr Moussa, the former Arab League secretary-general long considered the front-runner, also said Mr Morsi was ahead and at least likely to gain one of the two spots in next month's run-off. Whether he will go on to win that...
  • Obama gives $1.5 billion to Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT · by Penn4God · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/7/2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This week, the Obama administration quietly released $1.5 billion in foreign aid to the new Egyptian government, now dominated by a Brotherhood-led coalition in parliament — soon to be joined by an Ikhwan (i.e., Brotherhood) luminary as president.
  • Egyptian Presidential Candidate...Calls for the Expulsion of US Ambassador...

    03/15/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3-11-12 | Al-Faraeen TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from a report about a demonstration against US Ambassador to Cairo Anne Patterson, which aired on Faraeen TV on March 11, 2012: Reporter: The determination of the Egyptian people erupted yesterday, in order to express their objection to the presence of the US ambassador on Egyptian soil, and to demand that she be expelled, and that the US diplomatic delegation be cut in half. 3,500-4,000 citizens from all walks of life gathered to demonstrate. […] The masses carried journalist Dr. Tawfiq Okasha on their shoulders, and lifted him onto the stage of this million-man demonstration. The masses...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Plans to Cancel Peace Pact with Israel

    01/01/2012 5:43:39 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 36 replies · 3+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Muslim Brotherhood comes up with a neat trick to break the peace treaty with Israel without formally doing so. Egypt’s next likely ruling party says it simply will hold a plebiscite and let the people do it. Rashad Bayoumi, deputy Supreme Leader of the Brotherhood, told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat on Sunday it respects international treaties and will leave the issue of the peace treaty in the hands of the people. The pact was signed by then-Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, but a "cold peace" has set in over the past several years.
  • Kerry calls for US funding to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

    12/15/2011 8:20:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/15/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Ma) is in Egypt where he has been sucking up to the Muslim Brotherhood. With the US already $15 trillion in debt, Kerry wants the International Monetary Fund - for which the US provides the largest piece of the budget - to finance the Muslim Brotherhood's takeover of Egypt. In addition to praising the Brotherhood’s election as a model of transparency and integrity, Sen. Kerry also called for an infusion of cash from the International Monetary Fund to undergird Egypt’s new Islamist government.
  • Muslim Brotherhood sure of election victory as Tahrir unrest lingers

    11/26/2011 7:47:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    haaretz ^ | 11/26/2011 | Anshel Pfeffer
    A protester was killed yesterday when he was run over by a police vehicle during mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square that called for Egypt's military leaders to step down from power. But, in general, order was maintained in the Egyptian capital over the weekend, despite the gathering of tens of thousands of demonstrators. Meanwhile, the army and the interim government continued to prepare for Monday's first round of parliamentary elections. The elections threaten to split the opposition: While some members of the protest movement are calling for this week's elections to be deferred until power is transferred to civilian hands,...
  • Islamist PJD Party Wins Morocco Poll [The Raising of Crescent and Sword]

    11/26/2011 9:49:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 26, 2011
    Islamist PJD Party Wins Morocco Poll Abdelilah Benkirane's PJD party will be the single biggest party in the new chamber. Morocco's moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has won parliamentary elections, say officials. According to provisional results, the PJD won 80 seats in the 395-seat assembly, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui told a news conference. That would make it the largest party and give it the right to lead a government. The poll is part of reforms which King Mohamed VI hopes will defuse protests prompted by the Arab Spring. "We thank the Moroccans who voted for the PJD and...
  • Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews

    11/25/2011 3:53:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    YNet ^ | 11/25/11 | Eldad Beck
    Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come Arab hate: A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest, with attendants vowing to "one day kill all Jews." Some 5,000 people joined the rally, called to promote the "battle against Jerusalem's Judaization." The event coincided with the anniversary of the United Nations' partition plan in 1947, which called for the establishment of a Jewish state.
  • Arab Winter

    11/25/2011 11:49:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies ^ | 11-23-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    After making numerous phone calls and speaking to many Christian leaders in Egypt this week, I have learned that what is really happening on the ground is far removed from the television reporters’ happy endorsement of democracy seekers. To describe what is really going on around the country as “barbaric” would be an understatement. While some of the protestors may be true democracy lovers, the widespread terrorism on display defies all human decency. The truth about recent events in Egypt reveals that the country has disintegrated into a total anarchy and barbarianism that would make the Vikings blush. Peaceful Christians...
  • Former U.S. Ambassador Says Egyptian Military Secretly Supporting Muslim Brotherhood

    11/25/2011 5:28:17 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies ^ | 11-23-11 | GlobalMB
    Marc Ginsburg, a former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, is claiming that Egypt’s military leadership has been secretly providing financial, food, and security support to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its allied Salafist parties. According to a report in the Huffington Post: Posted: 11/23/11 06:49 Despite protestations of its purported political neutrality Egypt’s besieged military leadership has been secretly funneling financial, food, and security support to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its allied Salafist parties in the run up to next week’s parliamentary elections.The assistance takes the form of “walk around” money, clothing and food giveaways secretly funneled to the coffers of the...
  • The Future of Egypt

    11/24/2011 4:25:20 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the wake of the latest instability everyone has an opinion on the future of Egypt. But the future of Egypt is the past, not the distant past of its pre-Arab culture, but a repetition of the last century. In a region that has never escaped from the past, history is not a road, it is a circle. Travel far enough along it and you come back to where you were. There was once a time when the UK thought that Egypt and Jordan were the best regional prospects, but instead of becoming Arabic accented versions of Albion, today it...
  • US to Egypt: Stick to election plan, even if it favors Islamist parties

    11/23/2011 1:13:50 PM PST · by mojito · 27 replies
    CSM ^ | 11/23/2011 | Howard LaFranchi
    The United States is encouraging Egypt’s military rulers to stick to a schedule of elections set to kick off next week, despite continuing violence – and despite the likelihood that the electoral timetable favors the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements. The Obama administration is in essence caught between two unpalatable options: pressing ahead for elections that the Islamists are likely to win, and thereby sounding like a force for Egypt’s democratic transition; or recommending a postponement that a growing number of liberal Egyptians prefer, but which risks coming across as anti-democratic. Egypt’s transitional military rulers announced Wednesday that parliamentary...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Plans for North America

    11/17/2011 6:04:58 AM PST · by BCW · 21 replies
    Babylon's Covert War - Analysis Page ^ | 2004 | Muslim Brotherhood
    Translated Document captured by the FBI in 2004 - scroll into the PDF for the English translation.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates the GOP

    11/08/2011 11:22:18 AM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | NOV. 8, 2011 | Front Page Mag
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Paul Sperry, a Hoover Institution​ media fellow and author of Infiltration and Muslim Mafia. The latter, co-authored with P. David Gaubatz, exposes the radical Muslim Brotherhood​ and its fronts in the United States. FP: Paul Sperry, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Sperry: Always a pleasure, Jamie. Quick congratulations on another commendable work, Showdown With Evil. FP: Thank you Paul. I would like to talk to you today about how the Muslim Brotherhood penetrates the Republican Party and especially the latest disturbing evidence you have on Grover Norquist​ and Suhail Khan in this context. As you know,...
  • U.S. Won’t Oppose Islamic Parties

    11/08/2011 11:16:05 AM PST · by americanophile · 13 replies
    Media LIne ^ | NOV. 6, 2011 | David Rosenberg
    Clinton closes policy debate, saying Islam, democracy can be compatible The U.S. government will not oppose Islamic political parties that have quickly become leading players in the emerging democracies of the Arab Spring, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said late on Monday, asserting that Islam and democracy could be compatible. “Not all Islamists are alike. Turkey and Iran are both governed by parties with religious roots, but their models and behavior are radically different. There are plenty of political parties with religious affiliations -- Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Muslim-- that respect the rules of democratic politics,” Clinton told a conference...
  • U.S. hints it would not object to Brotherhood win in Egypt (How Special)

    11/04/2011 8:39:56 PM PDT · by Driftwood1 · 58 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 11-4-11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON - The United States would be "satisfied" if fair parliamentary elections in Egypt produced a Muslim Brotherhood victory, President Barack Obama's pointman for democratic transitions in the Middle East said Friday. "I think the answer is yes, I think we will be satisfied, if it is a free and fair election," the newly appointed special co-ordinator for Middle East transitions, William Taylor, said when asked about what the U.S. reaction would be if the Islamist party comes out ahead in elections starting this month. "What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they...
  • The grand jihad is right on schedule [Ubama funding Muslim Brotherhood]

    07/02/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 2, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    When Lawrence Wright set out to tell the story of the path to 9/11, he began with Sayyid Qutb. Qutb was the chief propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood until his execution by the Egyptian government in 1966, and one of the leading contributors to contemporary Islamist ideology. Paul Berman calls him “The philosopher of Islamic terror.” Osama bin Laden was among his disciples. The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest and most important Islamist organization in the Arab world. It shouldn’t be too difficult to get a handle on what it is up to. It conceives of its mission as a...
  • U.S. recognizes Muslim Brotherhood

    06/30/2011 5:57:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | June 30, 2011 | Tim Mack
    The U.S. has decided to formally resume contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group - which does not recognize Israel – in a move that could further alienate some Jewish voters already skeptical of President Barack Obama, it was reported. One senior U.S. official said the Brotherhood’s rise in political prominence after the forced departure of former President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year makes the American contact necessary. The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing… It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency,” said the official,...
  • Christian Protesters Attacked In Egypt

    05/17/2011 1:57:39 PM PDT · by Wuli · 1 replies
    Christian Freeddom International ^ | May 17, 2011 | CFI Field Staff
    An angry mob of over 100 people rushed into a crowd of Christian protesters who were assembled outside a TV station in Cairo, Egypt last Sunday, hurling rocks and fire bombs and setting fire to vehicles in the middle of the street. According to an anonymous security official at the scene, the attack was in retaliation for an earlier conflict that took place between the protestors and motorists who had attempted to pass through the demonstration area. One demonstrator claimed that the motorists had refused to be searched before entering the protest area, then began firing blank rounds into the...
  • Willful blindness, Egypt edition

    05/12/2011 1:17:15 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 4 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | May 11, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    Barry Rubin cites Matt Bradley's Wall Street Journal interview with Amr Moussa -- the leading candidate in Egypt's presidential race -- to highlight the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt's coming elections. Bradley quotes Moussa indirectly: "It is inevitable, he said, that parliamentary elections in September will usher in a legislature led by a bloc of Islamists, with the Brotherhood at the forefront." The "bloc" will include Salafists who are even more maniacal than the Muslim Brotherhood. The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in the coming election was easily foreseeable. Indeed, Rubin himself foresaw it...
  • Religious Radicals’ Turn to Democracy Alarms Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood "Mainstream")

    04/02/2011 11:03:10 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 4/1/2011 | Neil MacFarquhar
    Abboud al-Zomor — the former intelligence officer who supplied the bullets that killed President Anwar el-Sadat and is Egypt’s most notorious newly released prisoner — waxes enthusiastic about ending the violent jihad he once led. “The ballot boxes will decide who will win at the end of the day,” Mr. Zomor said during an interview in his large family compound in this hamlet on Cairo’s western edge. “There is no longer any need for me to use violence against those who gave us our freedom and allowed us to be part of political life.” In its drive to create a...
  • Egypt: Arab 'Democracy' Gives Way To A New Islamist State

    03/26/2011 12:32:27 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2011 | Rob Miller
    March 26, 2011 Egypt: Arab 'Democracy' Gives Way To A New Islamist StateRob Miller Remember when the pundits, columnists and the newsrooms in the dinosaur media were practically jumping out of their shoes touting the Egyptian 'pro-democracy' movement? How wonderful it all was, and how Egypt was going to be the new liberal paradise in the Arab world? How sagacious and wise Obama was for encouraging it all and dumping Mubarak so quickly? Well, it appears that some second thoughts and some serious walking back are in order as reality rears its ugly head. They've finally noticed that the secular...
  • NYT: Surprisingly, the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have seized the Egyptian revolution

    03/25/2011 1:09:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 75 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 25, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    You don’t say! This must come as quite a shock to certain experts who assured us that the Ikhwan was a mostly secular movement. Even some hard-nosed realists might find themselves a bit surprised at how quickly the nature of the Egyptian revolution changed after Hosni Mubarak fled: In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a...
  • New horror details of Lara's nightmare

    02/23/2011 12:02:04 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | Don Kaplan
    War reporter Lara Logan was stripped and beaten with makeshift poles used to fly flags during the celebration of the downfall of Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, according to new details of her sex attack in Cairo's Tahrir Square almost two weeks ago. CBS News' 39-year-old chief foreign correspondent also was kicked, punched, slapped, pinched and her hair pulled out while a crowd of about 200 chanted "Jew, Jew, Jew" and accused her of being an Israeli spy, according to The Times of London. Logan is not Jewish. Doctors say welts on Logan's body, originally thought to be bites, are consistent...
  • Inside the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/23/2011 11:45:34 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies
    Global Post ^ | Feb. 21, 2011 | Charles M. Sennott
    CAIRO, Egypt — The historic events in Cairo's Tahrir Square were sparked by largely secular Egyptian youth who came together through social networking on Facebook. Inspired by Tunisia, these young people lit a virtual brush fire on Jan. 25. But according to Egyptian analysts and many young leaders of the revolution, it was the Muslim Brotherhood that quietly sustained the real fires of protest until they engulfed Egypt in an all-out revolution that would topple the corrupt and brutal 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak. The question now looms: What role will the Muslim Brotherhood — by far the largest and...
  • Amid Clashes, Iranian Lawmakers Want Opposition Put to Death

    02/15/2011 1:30:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 15/2/11 | Nasser Karimi
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Hardline Iranian lawmakers called on Tuesday for the country's opposition leaders to face trial and be put to death, a day after clashes between opposition protesters and security forces left two people dead and dozens injured. Tens of thousands of people turned out for the opposition rally Monday in solidarity with Egypt's popular revolt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak after nearly 30 years in power. The demonstration was the first major show of strength from Iran's beleaguered opposition after canceling planned rallies for the past year when authorities refused permission. Amid Clashes, Iranian Lawmakers Want Opposition Put...
  • Muslim Brotherhood in Talks with Turkey?

    02/13/2011 2:45:35 PM PST · by Porterville · 9 replies
    Turkish Weekly ^ | February 11, 2011 | Hurriyet Daily News&Economic Review
    Although there has been no official dialogue between Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior Turkish diplomat indicated Thursday that discussions were likely occurring at the party level. “[There might be dialogue] between political parties,” the diplomat told a group of journalists in Istanbul on condition of anonymity, noting that a key Brotherhood figure, Ashraf Abdel Ghaffar, had been in Turkey recently. Ghaffar, however, denied that his group had contacted any Turkish political parties in any way, officially or unofficially. “We did not contact any party; we are currently concentrated on the media,” he told the Hürriyet Daily...
  • The Reality of the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/12/2011 12:40:34 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Faces ^ | Tarek Heggy
    The Muslim Brotherhood was launched in 1928 to restore a caliphate, a global religious government aimed at fighting the “non-believers” (specifically, Christians, Hindus, and Jews) and at spreading Islam. The group opposed the existence of any secular states in all Muslim societies throughout the Middle East. The Brotherhood killed Egypt’s Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi Nuqrashi in 1948 and plotted to kill President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the early 1950s. An offshoot group, Islamic Jihad, led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, later Osama bin Laden’s number-two man, assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat in 1981 and tried to kill President Hosni Mubarak in 1995....
  • The Muslim Brotherhood At The Yorba Linda, CA. Community Center Feb 13 2011 - 'STOP IT'

    02/11/2011 1:49:27 PM PST · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 11 replies
    Email Only From: ACT for America - ^ | 02-04-2011 | Ashley Executive Assistant to Kelly Cook
    *ACTION ALERT* ICNA is holding an event at the Yorba Linda, CA Community Center Please call the Yorba Linda Community Center and inform them they have booked an organization directly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood and two Anti American Radical Islamic speakers, Siraj Wahhaj and Anur-Abel Malik-Ali. Politely ask them to cancel the event. Yorba Linda Community Center Contact Information: Event Coordinator: Valerie Taylor Phone: 714-961-7181 ext. 182 Email: Event Specialist: Juan Ugaarte Phone: 714-961-7181 ext. 188 Email: This event is scheduled to take place on February 13, 2011, at 5:30pm so ACT fast! For more information on...
  • American Thinker: Egypt After Mubarak (fear a radical Arab nationalist Egypt, not Islamist Egypt)

    02/11/2011 2:17:58 PM PST · by RightCenter · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 08, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Egypt After Mubarak By Barry Rubin Amr Moussa, Arab League secretary-general, went to Tahrir Square to support the protests. The crowd cheered him. This is a symbol that the current government is sinking but also a sign of what the next regime may become. It appears to be sinking, indeed. But Moussa represents the worst demagogic forces of radical Arab nationalism. Syria, Moussa, and other forces in the Arab world represent that radical wing, while Mubarak followed policies that might be deemed more moderate and Egypt-centered. And as brutally repressive as Mubarak's regime was, Syria and Iraq -- radical regimes...
  • The Huge Clue Everyone Is Missing re: Sign of the Radical Islamic Focus of Egyptian Overthrow

    02/11/2011 11:01:17 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 68 replies
    Video from FNC, CNN, others
    The overthrow of the Egyptian government is being led by the hard-corps Islamics, and there is video to prove it. We are repeating history. In 1962, a group of senior enlisted USAF photo interpreters was secretly slipped into the back door at the White House. They were there to brief President Kennedy. There had been unconfirmed rumors of a significant Russian military presence in Cuba, but the CIA agents on the ground were supplying conflicting information, and no proof of anything. In addition, no one had reported the missile crates being unloaded from Russian ships in Cuban harbors. The crates...
  • NBC: Mubarak stepping down tonight

    02/10/2011 7:43:55 AM PST · by combat_boots · 70 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | Unknown