THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
July 25, 2011
German political scientist Matthias Kuntzel in Islamic Anti-Semitism and Its Nazi Roots describes how the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) gave rise to the PLO’s Fatah, Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad (Egyptian) and has its roots in Nazism. He relates that the concept of a Jihad against non-Muslims wasn’t basic to any Islamic doctrine until the 1930s, and “its concurrence with the arrival of a newly virulent anti-Semitism is verified in no uncertain terms.”
The MB in Egypt in the 1930s began to hold large demonstrations with slogans such as “Jews get out of Egypt and Palestine” and “Down with the Jews.” They also cheered the anti-Semitic violence of Amin al-Husseini’s followers in the Palestine Mandate area, with his followers using Nazi salutes and younger members wearing Hitler Youth uniforms.
Concerning Egypt today, Yaakov Lappin in the June 1, 2011 Jerusalem Post, claimed that the MB is using mosques as headquarters for its party branches, and that it is seeking to create a Sharia-based nation, according to Shabtai Shavit (former Mossad chief). Picking up on this, Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick in her June 3, 2011 article, “The real Egyptian revolution,” reveals that the MB is really “calling the shots” there, and that the military “see themselves as engines for a transition from [Hosni] Mubarek’s authoritarian secularism to the Brotherhood’s populist Islamism…. The military junta has embraced Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood…. Jihadists from Hamas, al-Qaeda and other groups are inundating the [Sinai] peninsula…. The Brotherhood is using its mosques as campaign offices. The message is clear: If you are good Muslim you will vote for the Muslim Brotherhood…. In all likelihood, in September the Brotherhood will contest and win the majority of the seats in the Egyptian Parliament…. They are invoking the strategies of the movement’s founder, Hassan al-Banna, for establishing an Islamic state. His strategy had three stages: indoctrination, empowerment and implementation. Al-Masry Al-Youm cites Khairat al-Shater, the Brotherhood’s ‘organizational architect,’ as having recently asserted that the Brotherhood is currently in the second stage and moving steadily towards the third stage…. Facing the prospect of a Muslim Brotherhood Egypt in September, Israel’s government must begin preparing both diplomatically and militarily for a new confrontation with Egypt.”
In Eli Karmon’s June 23, 2011 column in the Jerusalem Post, he assessed that a major victory by the MB in the upcoming September elections could cause it to attempt to revive Egypt’s regional hegemony and become the Islamist leader of the Sunni Arabs not accepting Turkish patronage for the neo-Ottoman vision of the Turkish AKP (Justice and Development Party). Two weeks later, Jeremy Sharon in “Wiesenthal Center slams U.S. position on Muslim Brotherhood” (Jerusalem Post, July 4, 2011), referred to the MB leaders’ continual use of extremist statements, such as the recent call of prominent MB leader Sheikh Hazim Abu for the imposition of the jizya (Islamic poll tax) on Egypt’s Coptic Christians. And four days later, the MB participated in the July 8 “Friday of Persistence” rally, a massive protest by those dissatisfied with the Egyptian military rule since Hosni Mubarek was ousted.
Regarding Libya, the rebels have been connected with the MB (and al Qaeda), and they are led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who joined the CIA-funded Libyan National Salvation Front in March 1987 and then came to the U.S. in 1991. For the next two decades, he lived only about five miles from CIA headquarters in Langley, VA, and trained with the Libyan National Army here in the U.S. According to the British-based Saudi daily, Asharq Al-Awsat, in late June 2011, “Suleiman Abdul-Qadair, the General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, said Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi’s call on the MB to enter political negotiations with his government to find a political solution to the Libyan crisis is a desperate attempt to drive a wedge in national ranks by dividing them into factions…. There will be no dialogue except on the departure of Gaddafi, his sons, and his henchman from Libya….”
Concerning Yemen, according to the Assyrian International News Agency (June 7, 2011), “The dominant party is Islah, the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliate in Yemen…. Sheikh Sadiq Ahmar leads the powerful Hashid tribe…. His brother is a leader in the party, and Gen. Ali Mohsen is known to be a hardline Islamist supporter of Islah. One of the group’s top leaders is Sheikh Abdul-Majid Zindani, who openly calls for creating an Islamic state. Sheikh Zindani has also been sanctioned by the U.S. for his ties to al Qaeda, and he is also connected to Hamas and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi,” the MB advisor who has returned to Egypt after 30 years of semi-exile. Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, has said the Yemeni al Qaeda poses “the most significant risk to the U.S. homeland.”
Pertaining to Jordan, the MB leader there is Hamam Saeed. According to the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, he recently gave a speech to nearly 500 people calling for them to “rise against” that nation’s prime minister if they want “freedom.”
Regarding the Obama administration, former MB member Walid Shoebat has revealed that Congressman Anthony Weiner’s wife’s mother, Saleha Abedin, belongs to the MB affiliate the Muslim Sisterhood. Rep. Weiner was under investigation for lewd photos, and his wife (Huma Abedin) is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Huma is a devout Muslim who in her federal position has access to classified material. Her brother, Hassan, works at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies which has close ties to the MB.
Walid Shoebat provides a list of the Muslim Sisterhood members along with their defined goals at www.shoebat.com/blog/archives/1202. In Al-Liwa Al-Arabi, one finds that the role of the Muslim Sisterhood (which has 40 divisions spread throughout different continents) includes smuggling documents through an underground network; infiltrating universities, schools and homes; and penetrating its prohibited ideology into the decision-making in the West.
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Shoebat further reveals that Hillary Clinton “signed a document less than one month prior to her trip to Saudi Arabia with Huma that lifted the ban on Tariq Ramadan, allowing him entry into the United States. Ramadan is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, and has ties to Islamic terrorists groups.” Makes one feel so safe, doesn’t it!?
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