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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Evils of the Muslim Brotherhood: Evidence Keeps Mounting
longtime banned Muslim Brotherhood—the parent organization of nearly
every subsequent Islamist movement, including al-Qaeda—has just won the
nation's presidency, in the name of its candidate, Muhammad Morsi. That
apathy reigns in the international community, when once such news would
have been deemed devastating, is due to the successful efforts of
subversive Muslim apologists in the West who portray the Brotherhood as
"moderate Islamists"—forgetting that such a formulation is oxymoronic,
since to be "Islamist," to be a supporter of draconian Sharia, is by
definition to be immoderate. Obama administration officials naturally
took it a step further, portraying the Brotherhood as "largely secular"
Back in the real world, evidence that the Brotherhood is just another hostile Islamist group bent on achieving world domination
through any means possible is overwhelming. Here are just three
examples that recently surfaced, all missed by the Western media, and
all exposing the Brotherhood as hostile to "infidels" (non-Muslims) in
general, hostile to the Christians in their midst (the Copts) in
particular, and on record calling on Muslims to lie and cheat during
elections to empower Sharia:
Anti-Infidel: At a major
conference supporting Muhammad Morsi—standing on a platform with a big
picture of Morsi smiling behind him and with any number of leading
Brotherhood figures, including Khairat el-Shater, sitting alongside—a sheikh went on a harangue,
quoting Koran 9:12, a favorite of all jihadis, and calling all those
Egyptians who do not vote for Morsi—the other half of Egypt, the
secularists and Copts who voted for Shafiq—"resisters of the Sharia of
Allah," and "infidel leaders" whom true Muslims must "fight" and
The video of this sheikh was shown on the
talk show of Egyptian commentator Hala Sarhan, who proceeded to exclaim
"This is unbelievable! How is this talk related to the campaign of
Morsi?!" A guest on her show correctly elaborated: "Note his [the
sheikh's] use of the word 'fight'—'fight the infidel leaders' [Koran
9:12]; this is open incitement to commit violence against anyone who
disagrees with them…. how can such a radical sheikh speak such words,
even as [Brotherhood leaders like] Khairat el-Shater just sits there?"
Nor did the Brotherhood denounce or distance itself from this sheikh's
calls to jihad.
Anti-Christian: It is
precisely because of these sporadic outbursts of anti-infidel rhetoric
that it is not farfetched to believe that Morsi himself, as some maintain, earlier boasted that he would "achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya."
Speaking of Christians, specifically the
minority Copts of Egypt, in an article titled "The Muslim Brotherhood
Asks Why Christians Fear Them?!" secularist writer Khaled Montasser,
examining the Brotherhood's own official documents and fatwas, shows
exactly why. According to Montasser, in the Brotherhood publication "The
Call [da'wa]," issue #56 published in December 1980, prominent
Brotherhood figure Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah al-Khatib decreed several
anti-Christian measures, including the destruction of churches and the
prevention of burying unclean Christian "infidels" anywhere near Muslim
graves. Once again, this view was never retracted by the Brotherhood. As
Montasser concludes, "After such fatwas, Dr. Morsi and his Brotherhood
colleagues ask and wonder—"Why are the Copts afraid?!"
Lying, Stealing, and Cheating to Victory: In a recent article titled "The Islamist Group's Hidden Intentions,"
appearing in Watani, the author Youssef Sidhom exposes a document
"which carries the logos of both the Muslim Brotherhood and its
political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party." Written by the Deputy to
the Supreme Guide, Khairat el-Shater and addressed "to all the
Brotherhood branches in the governorates," the memo calls on Muslims to
cheat, block votes, and "resort to any method that can change the vote"
to ensure that Morsi wins, which, of course, he just did—amidst many
accusations of electoral fraud. El-Shater concluded his memo by saying,
"You must understand, brothers, that our interest lies wherever there is
the Sharia of Allah, and this can only be by preserving the [MB] group
and preserving Islam."
In short, the Muslim Brotherhood has not
changed; only Western opinion of it has. As it was since its founding in
1928, the group is committed to empowering and spreading Sharia law—a
law that preaches hate for non-Muslim "infidels," especially Islam's
historic nemesis, Christianity, and allows anything, from lying to
cheating, to make Islam supreme. Now that the Brotherhood has finally
achieved power, the world can prepare to see such aspects on a grand
Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum