If Egypt Falls: James And The Giant Bungle

The Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in 1928 by Egyptian schoolteacher, Hassan al-Banna, is inciting rebellion against the Mubarak regime in Cairo. The Brotherhood’s goal is to inflict Islam on the world.  Its motto is: “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.”

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper claimed in testimony on Capitol Hill that the Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular, has “eschewed violence” and doesn’t need to be speculated upon.

“The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” Clapper said. “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, etc…In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”

Let’s review.  Do these words sound largely secular?  “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.” Nope. No mosque-state separation there.

The Brotherhood has not only described itself as an Islamist group, but is committed to implementing Sharia law.  Its progeny is Egyptian Islamic Jihad which was responsible for the murder of Anwar Sadat in 1981 and later joined forces with al Qaeda.  And let’s not forget their bloody offshoot, Hamas, the terrorist group that lobs scud missiles into Israel.

Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence later in the day said in a statement to ABC News: “To clarify Director Clapper’s point—in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation—he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.” 

Ambassador Dore Gold, a world renowned expert on Middle Eastern affairs, offers this instructive background:  “The current Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Muhammad Badi’, gave a sermon in September 2010 stating that Muslims today ‘need to understand that the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death, just as the enemies pursue life.’ In short, the Muslim Brotherhood remains committed to supporting militant activities in order to advance its political aims. From looking at the biographies of its most prominent graduates, one can immediately understand the organization’s long-term commitment to jihadism.”

If Egypt falls to the Muslim Brotherhood, it will embolden other fanatical revolutions throughout the region and the world. As surely as day turns to night, they will come after Europe which is almost gone and America, which still has time to save itself.

At 11:04AM EDT on February 11, 2011 Twitter Breaking News announced that Mubarak has stepped down.  What is the new thing that replaces him?

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