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  • (Vanity) Muslim Brotherhood now has all American secrets

    01/31/2011 8:50:11 PM PST · by The Comedian · 159 replies
    The mind of The Comedian | Jan 31, 2011 | The Comedian
    The Muslim Brotherhood, partner of the Nazis and enemy of infidel freedom, is now in possession of all American embassy communications to Egypt. There is no longer any American supremacy in the war for freedom based on intelligence. This is an Alinsky/Mohammad Red Alert. Prepare.
  • Symposium: The Red Arabs

    03/11/2011 4:33:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Mar 11th, 2011 | Jamie Glazov
    this special edition of Frontpage Symposium we have assembled a distinguished panel to discuss how and why Arab socialists and Islamists have been preparing for this Mideast moment for many years. Our guests today are: Michael Ledeen, a noted political analyst and a Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is the author of The Iranian Time Bomb, Machiavelli on Modern Leadership and Tocqueville on American Character, and he is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal. His latest book is Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West. Pavel Stroilov, a historian who...
  • Muslim clerics for better Vatican ties

    03/19/2013 10:08:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thepeninsulaqatar.com ^ | March 20, 2013
    DOHA: The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) led by noted Qatar-based Islamic scholar Dr Yousuf Al Qaradawi said yesterday that with the accession of a new Pope at the Vatican, the Union would like to reopen channels of communication with the supreme leader of the world’s Catholics. “The Union would like to announce that its freezing of communication with the Pope of the Vatican has ended. The Union’s earlier decision was due to the previous Pope’s stance on Islam. Now, however, we would like to open a new page with the new Pope,” said a statement issued by the...
  • Morsi supporters open fire at Church-Egypt’s Catholic Church praises military for pushing out Morsi

    07/10/2013 5:47:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | 7-10-13
    Egypt: Morsi supporters open fire at Port Said church Morsi supporters have been attacking Christians, blaming them for the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood government. "Masked gunmen open fire at Port Said church," from MENA, July 9: Masked gunmen opened fire at Mar Mina Church in Port Said's al-Manakh early Tuesday and managed to get away, according to state-run news agency MENA. No casualties were reported. Army and police squads arrived at the scene of the attack and efforts are being undertaken to identify the perpetrators. This is the third such attack in 24 hours. Yesterday, unknown attackers assaulted Port...
  • Egypt Is No 1979 Iran

    02/24/2011 12:52:24 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    AFPC ^ | 2/21/2011 | Micah N. Levinson
    In the wake of grass-roots protests that swept Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak from power, more than a few commentators have cautioned that the current political turmoil could end up bearing more than a passing resemblance to the events that led up to the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Even that bleak outcome, however, might end up being wishful thinking. Ominously, the present situation in Egypt closely resembles the events leading up to Algeria‘s bloody 11-year civil war, which stretched from 1991 to 2002. In October 1988, large demonstrations broke out throughout Algeria against the corrupt and authoritarian rule of the National Liberation...
  • The Danger in Dealing With Islamists

    07/09/2012 4:57:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 9, 2012 | Magdi Khalil
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Danger in Dealing With IslamistsPosted By Magdi Khalil On July 9, 2012 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the United States made the first strategic mistake by contributing to the creation of the most dangerous Islamic fundamentalist revival to take place in the twentieth century, or “The Islamic Awakening,” as termed by prominent Islamist scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi. The American perception of Islamic fundamentalism was shallow and lacking an in-depth look at history, while also being short-sighted with a focus on short-term objectives.Zbigniew...
  • Officials from Egypt's Brotherhood at White House (Huge Story)

    White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt's presidential election. The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Council staff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt's revolution last year, a US official said. The White House pointed out that Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and other US lawmakers and officials had also met with Brotherhood representatives in Egypt and elsewhere in recent months. "We believe that it...
  • Tunisia, Egypt Islamists signal bigger religion role

    02/28/2012 10:42:22 PM PST · by U-238 · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/22/2012 | Tom Heneghan
    After months of reassuring secularist critics, Islamist politicians in Tunisia and Egypt have begun to lay down markers about how Muslim their states should be -- and first signs show they want more religion than previously admitted. Islamist parties swept the first free elections in both countries in recent months after campaigns that stressed their readiness to work with the secularists they struggled with in the Arab Spring revolts against decades-long dictatorships. With political deadlines looming, the Tunisian coalition led by the reformist Islamist Ennahda party and the head of Egypt's influential Muslim Brotherhood both made statements this week revealing...
  • Egypt: Coptic priest Father Mina Abud Sharobim killedin the north of the Sinai

    07/06/2013 9:13:14 AM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Vatican Insider via byzcath.org ^ | 6 July AD 2013 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    Giorgio Bernardelli Vatican Insider Roma 6 July 2013 http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/nel-mo...to-egypt-26268/ [Machine translation of the Italian; no English version yet available] A Coptic priest was killed this morning in Egypt in an ambush in all probability due to the situation created in the country after the overthrow of President Islamist Mohammed Morsi. The murder took place in the town of El Arish in northern Sinai. The victim's father called Mina, was 39 years old and was the secretary of the Coptic bishop of El Arish Kosman. The cleric was shot while he was in the car with his wife, who would be...
  • Obama Reaches Out to the Muslim Brotherhood

    07/04/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4 July 2011 | Robert Spencer
    The Obama administration is set to begin formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” This news came in a Reuters report Wednesday, quoting a “senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.” Why this official felt it necessary to speak on condition of anonymity is a mystery, given the fact that Barack Obama has never made a secret of his solicitude for the Muslim Brotherhood. Even though the Brotherhood was still outlawed in Egypt at that time, he made a...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to field presidential candidate (Obama give Al Qaeda their own country)

    04/01/2012 12:46:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/1/2012 | Mohamed Fadel Fahmy
    The political arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has announced plans to run one of its leaders in the country's presidential elections in May, reversing an earlier pledge to stay out of the race. The once-banned Islamist movement will be represented by Khairat al-Shater, a longtime financial backer, the Brotherhood announced over the weekend. Al-Shater has resigned from his post as deputy chairman to join the already-crowded field of presidential candidates, group said. The jail terms he served under ex-Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak had been an obstacle that would have kept him off the ballot. But the Supreme Council of the...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: the enemy in its own words

    01/31/2011 11:47:26 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | Jan 31, 2011 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    As Egypt lurches towards the end of Hosni Mubarak's regime, one way or another - by "an orderly transition to democratic rule" (as Hillary Clinton delicately puts it), through violent overthrow or simply through the demise of the ailing 82-year-old president - much is unclear. One thing that should not be is that the Muslim Brotherhood is our enemy, and whatever role it plays in Egypt's future will be to our detriment.Such clarity is readily available since the Brotherhood (MB or in Arabic, Ikhwan) has told us as much. Consider, for example, the mission statement for the MB found in...
  • Fierce fighting in Cairo as protests continue (Video)

    07/05/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 01:04
    Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian president engage in running street battles on capital's 6th October Bridge. Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have been engaged in running street battles in the centre of Cairo after the pro-Morsi camp staged massive protests in the capital and other places across Egypt.A crowd of Morsi supporters surged across the 6th October Bridge over the Nile River in Cairo after nightfall on Friday and clashed with opponents of the deposed president. One man was seen apparently firing a gun, while gunshots could he heard in the area. People were seen...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Members Massacre 7-Raped in Tahir Square-Obama: “Leave the Brotherhood Alone!”

    07/08/2013 6:10:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslim Brotherhood Members Massacre 7 in Middle Class Neighborhood While Shouting “Allah Akbar” - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Muslim Brotherhood Members Massacre 7 in Middle Class Neighborhood While Shouting “Allah Akbar”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 7, 2013 @ 2:14 pm In The Point | 7 Comments But first a public service announcement from Barack Obama. “I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and...
  • Egypt prepares for backlash as Morsi allies reject new regime

    07/04/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 4, 2013 | Martin Chulov and Patrick Kingsley
    Egypt is braced for further dramatic events on Friday as the vanquished Muslim Brotherhood called for a "day of rejection" following a widespread crackdown on its leadership by the country's new interim president, Adly Mansour. Supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi, still reeling from the military coup that removed their leader from power, are expected to take to the streets after Friday prayers following a series of raids and arrests that decimated the Muslim Brotherhood's senior ranks and consolidated the miltary's hold on the country. In a stark sign of Egypt's new political reality, the group's supreme leader, Mohamed...
  • Egypt unrest: Morsi marchers die as army fires

    07/05/2013 10:35:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/5/2013 | BBC
    Egyptian troops have opened fire on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo, killing three people and wounding dozens more. The shooting came as crowds moved on the Republican Guard headquarters, where Mr. Morsi is believed to be held. Later the Muslim Brotherhood's leader told supporters that protests would continue until Mr. Morsi was reinstated. The army, which removed Mr. Morsi on Wednesday after days of unrest, denied firing live rounds at demonstrators. However, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen at the scene says he saw soldiers fire on the protestors on Friday. About 2,000 people had marched on the...
  • Fighting across Egypt as Brotherhood supporters told to stay on streets

    07/05/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 5, 2013 | Martin Chulov and Patrick Kingsley
    Clashes erupted on Friday night between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in central Cairo and other cities across Egypt , as fears of an expected backlash against his removal materialised. At least 17 people died. Fighting broke out shortly after the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohammed Badie – reported to have been arrested on Thursday – appeared unexpectedly at a rally in east Cairo on Friday evening to tell his followers to remain on the streets until Morsi's return. The ousted president had once been a senior member of the Islamist party. In Cairo, a crowd of...
  • Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.1 The Ikwhan Strikes Back: Deadly "Day of Rejection"

    07/05/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5,237 replies
    Various | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Kristinn
    USA Today reports from Cairo at least 10 killed, hundreds wounded in Egypt today on the Muslim Brotherhood's (Ikwhan) "Day of Rejection" of the Egyptian military's removal of President Morsi from office this week after a popular uprising.Twitter photoMeanwhile, the U.S. State Department admitted Secretary of State John Kerry was indeed on his yacht in Nantucket on Wednesday as the revolution in Egypt succeeded:CBS News photo via Twitter(Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.0
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie arrest ordered

    07/10/2013 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 July 2013 Last updated at 13:12 ET
    Egypt's state prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and at least nine other senior figures. Mr Badie is accused of inciting the violence in Cairo on Monday in which more than 50 people were killed.Many Brotherhood members are already in detention and warrants are said to have been been issued for hundreds more.Meanwhile, a foreign ministry spokesman has said ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a "safe place".Badr Abdul Atti told reporters he did not know where the 61 year old was, but that he was being treated in...
  • Rival gangs gearing up for battle after Egypt's military coup.....

    07/05/2013 4:14:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 3 July 2013 | David Williams et al
    Supporters of Mohamed Morsi expected to pour on to the streets after Friday prayers today Mohammed Badie detained in Mediterranean coastal city near Libyan border over killings outside Cairo HQ Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi being held at Presidential Guard facility just a year after coming to power Judge in Egypt's supreme court, Adly Mansour, sworn in as interim president in Cairo just hours after coup BBC reporter tweeted that people were chanting 'no more beards' apparently aimed at the Muslim Brotherhood Arrest warrants have been issued for 300 members of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood party as round-up begins Military suspends Islamist-drafted...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Official: We Rule Morsi

    12/10/2012 7:21:08 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 10DEC12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During Egyptian presidential elections, one of the biggest criticisms against President Mohammed Morsi was that he was just a stooge for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohammed Badie — who recently called for a jihad on Israel. The logic was that Morsi’s function was simply to fulfill the Guide’s will, which is the absolute Islamization of Egypt. Of course, the Brotherhood and Morsi brushed aside such talk, saying the latter was his own man, that his policies for Egypt would have nothing to do with Brotherhood interests, that he was a president for all Egyptians, etc., etc. Amazingly, however, a...
  • Muslim Brotherhood to US Ambassador in Egypt: Sharia Law ensures personal freedoms

    01/23/2012 11:30:22 AM PST · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    bikyamasr.com ^ | 1-21-12 | Mohamed Abdel Salam |
    CAIRO: A statement issued by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said that US Ambassador to Cairo Anne Patterson met with the group’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie on Wednesday, and reportedly told her that Sharia law, or Islamic law, “ensures personal freedoms for all.” The MB’s statement explained that Patterson expressed her gratitude for the meeting and congratulated the group for their political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), victory in the recent parliamentary elections, and stressed that the United States is looking forward to cooperate with “whoever is chosen by the Egyptian people and a democratic government.” The statement pointed out...
  • 7 of Top 10 ‘World’s Most Influential Muslims’ Are Islamists

    12/05/2012 1:47:58 PM PST · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    counterjihadreport.com ^ | 04DEC12 | Ryan Mauro
    The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre has released this year’s list of the 500 “world’s most influential Muslims” and of the top 10, seven are Islamists. The unfortunate reality is that Islamism is indeed mainstream thought in the Muslim world and non-Muslims have a lot of ground to make up in the struggle over the direction of the Muslim world. The most influential Muslim is Saudi King Abdullah. He is hailed as a reformer but that is by Saudi standards. Under his rule, Sharia is still the law of the land in an especially puritanical form. By setting this example...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt

    12/07/2011 12:15:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 7, 2011
    CAIRO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood claimed its political party won the majority of runoffs in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary election. Meanwhile, representatives of several political parties and organizations said Wednesday they will move their demonstrations from Tahrir Square to outside a government building to protest the appointment of Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, saying he doesn't represent them, al-Masry al-Youm reported. Ganzouri's cabinet was sworn in Wednesday. Official election results aren't expected until Thursday, but the Freedom and Justice Party said it had won 36 of the 56 seats available in the first round of voting...
  • Muslim Brotherhood joins in threat to boycott Egypt election

    09/30/2011 11:52:15 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/29/2011 | Adrian Blomfield
    The credibility of Egypt's first democratic exercise since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak is in doubt after the opposition threatened to boycott elections. Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie. His party is one of the groups threatening to boycott the upcoming election A coalition of Islamist and secular parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood, accused the country's military leaders of plotting to ensure that the former president's loyalists retained a significant presence in the first parliament of the post-Mubarak era. Elections are scheduled for November. They demanded that the ruling military council, which has ruled Egypt since Mr Mubarak's downfall in...
  • US Embassy to Remain Closed Tuesday; Obama Says Protecting US Missions Top Priority

    07/01/2013 8:17:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 7-1-2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    July 1, 2013 US Embassy to Remain Closed Tuesday; Obama Says Protecting US Missions Top Priority by Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com) – As Egypt’s turmoil continued overnight the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said it will remain closed for a third consecutive day on Tuesday, and President Obama said that ensuring U.S. diplomatic facilities there are protected is his “number-one priority.”Demonstrators who are calling for President Mohammed Morsi to step down by Tuesday celebrated after the military leadership threatened to intervene if Egyptian politicians did not “meet the people's demands” in 48 hours. The statement was viewed by many as an ultimatum...
  • Why Obama Is Wrong on Morsi

    12/06/2012 6:35:55 AM PST · by Katechon · 18 replies
    In-Extremis | December 6 | Katechon
    Obama, as well as main-stream journalists, academics, politicians and diplomats argue that the contemporary Muslim Brotherhood is no longer attached to the vision of the Caliphate. They say the Brotherhood is being transformed by the experience of democracy and of actual governance. It will internalize the culture of democracy, they assure us... Nonsense! Every Brotherhood leader is reaffirming the Brotherhood's mission -- the islamization of everything, from the individual, the family, to the society, the government and even the whole world. Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie The Muslim Brotherhood is close to achieving the “ultimate goal” set by the group's...
  • Brotherhood’s American defenders

    07/30/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 27JUL12 | Caroline Glick
    Why is the Obama administration shunning potential allies and empowering enemies? Why has the administration gotten it wrong everywhere? On Wednesday, John Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, made a quick trip to Israel to discuss Hezbollah’s massacre of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria last week. Hopefully it was an instructive meeting for the senior US official, although his Israeli interlocutors were undoubtedly dumbstruck by how difficult it was to communicate with him. Unlike previous US counterterror officials, Brennan does not share Israel’s understanding of Middle Eastern terrorism. Brennan’s outlook on this subject was revealed...
  • Peace Does Not Come from Pieces of Paper

    02/15/2011 8:55:20 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    For 33 years the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel were used as proof that negotiated accords could and would bring peace in the Middle East. But the peace accords could not outlast Sadat and his VP Mubarak. With Sadat assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mubarak driven out by a Brotherhood-Leftist alliance, the peace accords have proven themselves to be every bit as useless as the critics said they were. Ayman Nour, one of the leading liberal opposition politicians, has declared that the Camp David accords are over, and might be preserved only if Israel agrees to end...
  • Muslim Brotherhood in the White House

    04/20/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    A recently published report by Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine identifies six American Islamist activists that are connected to the Obama Administration as Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story suggests that the influence of these six MB operatives is "tantamount to a turning point for the Obama administration from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood in the world as well."The article was translated in full (read here) and separately summarized by John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (here). Founded in...
  • Sanitizing the Mulsim Brotherhood

    02/08/2011 10:44:26 AM PST · by radioone · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 08, 2011 | Leo Rennert
    As the Muslim Brotherhood begins to flex its muscle in the current Egyptian tumult, readers of the Washington Post may wonder why there should be any concern about its possible ascendancy to a position of great influence and power in any post-Mubarak regime. According to the Post, the Brotherhood is more victim than potential victimizer. It's a "fundamentalist Islamic party" that has "long been the target of various government crackdowns." ("Islamic party eyes comeback in Egypt -- Long-banned Muslim Brotherhood poised for first real stake in politics" Feb. 8, front page, by Ernesto Londono). The Post acknowledges that the Brotherhood...
  • Egypt's Morsi 'Told He Is No Longer President'

    07/03/2013 12:13:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/3/13 | staff
    Fresh presidential and parliamentary elections have been announced in Egypt amid reports that Mohamed Morsi has been told he is no longer in charge of the country. Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that the army told Mr Mursi at 7pm (6pm UK time) that he was no longer head of state, quoting a presidential source. The country's leading Muslim and Christian clerics and opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei will shortly unveil the details of a political road map for a short transitional period followed by new national polls, state news agency MENA reported.
  • Top judge sworn in as Egypt interim president

    07/04/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT · by bert · 41 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 07/04/13 | staff
    Chief justice Adly Mansour takes oath hours after democratically elected Mohamed Morsi overthrown by military. Top judge Mansour has been sworn in as Egypt interim president, hours after Mohamed Morsi was overthrown in a military coup following huge protests against his one-year rule. Adly Mansour took the oath of interim president on Thursday, as his democratically elected predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, was held in an unspecified military barracks along with senior aides. Before the constitutional court, Mansour said: "I swear by God to uphold the Republican system and respect the constitution and law... and safeguard the people and protect the nation."...
  • HAMAS MULLS JOINING THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    01/06/2012 12:05:40 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 1/5/2012 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The Muslim Brotherhood’s most prominent and notorious offshoot, Hamas, is reportedly considering formally joining the Egyptian Islamist group from which it spawned. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is by some estimates the oldest, largest, and most influential transnational Islamist group in existence today. Offshoots of the Brotherhood have cropped up in countries across the Middle East in recent decades, but Hamas appears to be entertaining the idea of becoming an official franchise – a “Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine.” A report in the London-based Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that 59 members of Hamas’ Leadership (or Shura) Council recently met in Khartoum, Sudan to...
  • Egypt's Brotherhood calls to cut ties with Israel

    11/15/2012 3:12:53 AM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    YNET ^ | 11/15/2012 | Roi Kais
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemned the assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Jabari, and called on the authorities in Cairo to sever diplomatic and commercial ties with Israel. The powerful group said in a statement that "the Egyptian government must be the first to (cut ties), and serve as an example to Arabs and Muslims who maintain relations with this entity." The statement further called on the Palestinian Authority to immediately halt its defense cooperation with the IDF. The Brotherhood urged Egyptians to take to the streets and protest in front of major mosques in Cairo and other cities after Friday...
  • Muslim Outreach 2.0

    05/19/2011 5:26:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/17/2011 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    On Thursday, President Obama will "reach out" yet again to what he insists on calling "the Muslim world." Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed, but seriously deficient, 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. His message this time, we are told, will be that the death of Osama bin Laden and the outpouring of support for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa opens a new dawn for Muslims - and even greater opportunities for expanded relations with the United States than he promised two years ago. But will they? The answer would appear...
  • Questions about Huma Abedin

    07/21/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT · by guitarist · 55 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 21, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Questions about Huma Abedin By Andrew C. McCarthy July 21, 2012 4:00 A.M. Der Spiegel pointed out the obvious: “A certain role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the transition process [to ‘democracy’] in Egypt seems acceptable to the Obama White House.” It was early February 2011, the moment when the uprising that would oust Hosni Mubarak was bubbling over in Tahrir Square. The prominent German newsmagazine figured, who better to ask about the Muslim Brotherhood than the American political establishment’s resident foreign-policy genius, John McCain? So, the reporter asked him, does Obama’s tolerance of the Muslim Brotherhood “concern you”? Senator...
  • Egypt's moslem brotherhood: Personal, to Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton

    06/25/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 25JUN12 | by Tarek Heggy
    Political Islam, which is the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood, is anti-modernity, anti-progress, anti-human rights, anti-democracy, anti-peace, anti-otherness, anti-pluralism, anti-women's rights, anti-liberal education, and anti-free-and-critical thinking -- BY DEFINITION. I cannot believe the "rumors" that the US wants to see members of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's new rulers. If this "rumor" is correct, that policy decision will be the most gigantic, monumental strategic mistake made by the US since the end of WWII. Such a policy decision would also reflect nothing but an amazing inability to understand that while there are many moderate Muslims, there does not exist such...
  • Egyptian Military Takes over Egypt's TV

    07/03/2013 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 85 replies
    CTV News ^ | July 3, 20013 | Jeff Head
    Latest Egypt News: July 3, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Egyptian Military Occupies TV Stations 10:05 EDT CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires. Mohammed Morsi has vowed not to step down in the face of millions of protesters in the streets in the biggest anti-government rallies the country has seen. His Islamist supporters have vowed to resist what they call a coup against democracy, and have...
  • Live Thread: Egypt Revolution 2.0

    07/03/2013 5:56:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,107 replies
    Various sources | Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Kristinn
    The Egyptian army has set a deadline of 4 p.m. Cairo time for the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Morsi to compromise with the people of Egypt (by stepping down.) Morsi refuses. 18 people were killed and 200 were wounded in clashes at Cairo University last night.A Washington Post report from Cairo on dueling statements from Morsi and the army: Waving his hands and shaking his fists in a 45-minute speech on national television late Tuesday, Morsi swore that he was committed to the democratic process that brought him to power and said that any attempts to subvert the constitution...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Wields Big Influence in Obama Administration

    07/25/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 16 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 25JUL12 | ROGER ARONOFF
    Many in the media are condemning Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and four other congressmen who sent a letter to the State Department Deputy Inspector General, and the IGs of four other agencies, calling for investigations into the possible infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of the State Department and other agencies. What's gotten the most attention is the fact that the letter to the State Department singled out Huma Abedin, the State Department's Deputy Chief of Staff, who has been a close aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton going all the way back to her time as First Lady,...
  • Knives Come Out for U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson

    07/03/2013 11:41:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    The Cable ^ | 3 Jul 2013 | John Hudson
    As the violent standoff between the Egyptian military and President Mohamed Morsy continues, U.S. ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson has become a lightning rod for critics of U.S. policy in the country. The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson's June 18 speech discouraging street protests has come to symbolize the administration's inability to recognize the potency of Egypt's liberal opposition. "Some say that street action will produce better results than elections," Patterson said. "To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical." Now, with the Egyptian military's 48-hour deadline for Morsy to yield to protesters demands passed,...
  • The West Courts the Muslim Brotherhood--and Its Own Destruction

    07/12/2011 12:34:28 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 5 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 07/12/2011 | Robert Spencer
    The suicidal side of the Western elites’ pervasive tendency toward fantasy-based policy making was on full display last week when the U.S. and the European Union both announced that they were opening formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated, in its own words, to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” “We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “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 Troubling Past and Frightening Future of Jihad, Part 2

    04/29/2011 8:07:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    Over the years, I've returned many times to Egypt, the land of my birth. That land has changed dramatically since my boyhood. In recent years, this formerly secular and religiously tolerant nation has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism. Though there has been political repression in Egypt throughout my lifetime, the one benefit of that repression is that Muslims, Jews, and Coptic Christians lived together in relative peace and security. Today, however, the peace and security of Egypt have been shaken. Radical, fundamentalist Islam is grabbing for power in Egypt. The radicalization of Egypt was vividly illustrated for me during...
  • Jerusalem to Be the Capital of ... What?

    06/11/2012 2:07:56 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    DianeWest.net ^ | 11JUN12 | Diane West
    If Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood candidate for president Mohammed Mursi (above) wins, Egypt's capital moves from Cairo to Jerusalem. So stated a leading Islamic leader, Safwat Hagazy, during a recent campaign rally as Mursi and MB head honcho Mohammed Badei looked on. Outrageous? Fantastic? Not in Muslimworld. As crack Islamic law expert Stephen Coughlin pointed out to me today, the 2008 charter of the Organization of the Islamic conference similarly calls for OIC's "permanent headquarters" to be moved to Jerusalem after the city's "liberation." Article 21 of the OIC Charter: The Headquarters of the General Secretariat shall be in the city...
  • Radical Islamist groups gaining stranglehold in Egypt

    04/17/2011 5:31:48 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17/2011 | Damien McElroy, Cairo
    The rapid spread of Muslim political parties ahead of September's parliamentary elections has strengthened fears that Egyptian democracy will be dominated by radical Islamic movements. The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest Islamic movement and the founder of Hamas, has set up a network of political parties around the country that eclipse the following of the middle class activists that overthrew the regime. On the extreme fringe of the Brotherhood, Islamic groups linked to al-Qeada are organising from the mosques to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of the dictatorship. The military-led government already faces accusations that it is bowing to...
  • Treat Muslim Brotherhood with caution, Blair urges

    02/07/2011 4:27:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-7-11 | Richard Allen Greene
    London (CNN) -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood needs to be treated with caution, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Monday. "It's not an extremist group in a way that we have seen in other countries; on the other hand, we shouldn't be complacent about it either," he said. "It is founded on a different view of the relationship between religion and public policy than most people in secular societies would want," he argued. "Religion is an important part of our society, its voice should be heard, but I wouldn't want to live in even a democratic theocracy," the former prime...
  • Prepare For Darker Mideast

    12/22/2011 8:17:39 PM PST · by edpc · 8 replies
    YNet ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | Giulio Meotti
    In Tunisia, the country that had the highest percentage of mini-skirts in the Arab world, Islamism got 40% of the vote. In Morocco, which was once considered a pillar of Arab secularism, the Islamists won 30%. Meanwhile, some 70% of Egypt’s new Parliament is in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and the salafists, who praised Osama bin Laden last April. In Libya, Islamic law supporters and former al-Qaeda bosses took power after Gaddafi’s fall. The Syrian National Council, the opposition group to Assad’s rule, has 19 members: 15 Islamists, 2 Christians and 2 Druze.
  • We Allow Them to Blackmail Us -- Islam vs. the West

    10/03/2010 2:03:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 03, 2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The Muslim world does not have to fire a single shot; the Western world is capitulating to the Islamists' every demand. Three recent events show the continuing and relentless interplay among Islamists worldwide. The latest assault is playing out in Spain. La Meca, a popular "discotheque in southern Spain, has agreed to change its name and architectural design" because of pressure from Islamic extremists who find the name of the discotheque and its design "offensive and insulting to their religion." Like the Danish cartoon uproar in 2005 when Muslims took to the streets in outrage because the newspaper Jyllands-Posten published...
  • Why We Should Fear the Moslem Brothers

    01/31/2011 3:23:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 31, 2011 | Karin McQuillan
    As we follow the unfolding story in Egypt, we are torn between hope and fear, hope that democracy will gain a toehold, fear that the fundamentalist Moslem Brothers could take control of Egypt. Perhaps you have heard the Moslem Brothers are the oldest and largest radical Islamic group, the grandfather of Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda. What you haven't been told is this: the Moslem Brothers were a small, unpopular group of anti-modern fanatics unable to attract members, until they were adopted by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich beginning in the 1930s. Under the tutelage of the Third Reich, the...