THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
May 14, 2012
At the beginning of Parts 8 and 10 of this series, I referred to Power Elite (PE) member George Soros. The power of this individual over many years cannot be overemphasized. As Cliff Kincaid wrote in his November 1997 The ASAP Report, Soros "reportedly had a key role in promoting last month's (October 1997) near collapse of the global economy by making hundreds of millions of dollars attacking the currencies of Asian countries, causing them to approach bankruptcy." Think of the domino effect Soros could have today with an attack coordinated with other PE members against the currency of a European Union member nation.
Another such PE member is Maurice Strong, a founder of the World Economic Forum. Strong in 1990 gave an interview to Daniel Wood of WEST magazine (May 1990), in which he described a supposedly fictional group of world leaders who formed a "secret society to bring about an economic collapse," and who "have positioned themselves in the world's commodity and stock markets" in a way that would allow them to cause a collapse of the world's current economic system.
Whenever the members of the PE want, they can cause such a collapse in order to achieve their goal of a World Socialist Government (WSG) brought about via a global economic crisis that would force the nations of the world to accept a global currency. The present stage of their plan is to complete the formation of regional economic arrangements, which can then be united to form the WSG. The formation of a Middle Eastern (plus North African Arab nations) region is important in this regard, and this "(economic) order" planned for there by the PE is being brought about by the "chaos" of the current revolutions in that part of the world.
The PE is using the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to take control of the nations which have had these revolutions by appealing to their desire for a New World Order based upon Islam. In 1944, Maulana Muhammad Ali wrote The New World Order, in which he professed: "There is but one faith, Islam, which has been able to weld different nations into one homogeneous whole; and this, therefore, is the New World Order on which depends the advancement of man towards a higher goal."
This is why it was important that the PE made sure Barack Obama, who was raised as a Muslim in his youth, would be president of the United States at this time. As leading terrorism and national security expert Steve Emerson told Newsmax.TV on January 14, 2012, the MB came here in 1963 (2 years after Barack Obama was born) setting up front groups all around the country. Emerson explained that the MB front groups' infrastructure "dominate 99% of the (Muslim) leadership here, unfortunately. So they disenfranchise a lot of moderates.... They've got the money, the organization.... The Muslim Brotherhood's radicalism is basically cloaked in deception when they say they're for peace and justice and moderation.... And with this [Obama] administration, I first thought they were sort of dupes or unwitting collaborators. I don't believe that any longer."
Radical Islam's views are perhaps nowhere better seen than in its attitude toward Israel. For example, Tunisia's Ennahda movement came from the MB, and in a YouTube video posted November 20, 2011 a leader of the movement pledged: "We shall set forth with God's help to conquer Jerusalem." Ennahda then held a rally celebrating its electoral success, and the movement's secretary-general stated: "The liberation of Tunisia will, Allah willing, bring about the liberation of Jerusalem." Ennahda Party cofounder Rashid Ghannounchi in a May 2011 interview with the Al Arabiya Qatari website proclaimed: "I give you good news that the Arab region will get rid of the bacillus (bacteria) of Israel. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the leader of Hamas, said that Israel will disappear by the year 2027. I say that this date may be too far away, and Israel may disappear before then."
According to Steve Emerson's NEWSMAX column of February 11, 2011, FBI Director Robert Mueller on February 10 of last year told the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that elements of the MB were in the U.S. and that the MB's ideology had inspired terrorists such as Osama bin Laden. Also addressing the committee was U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick (NC), who related: "I'm concerned that the Muslim Brotherhood is using peaceful protests in Egypt for a power grab, and our government doesn't seem to grasp their threat. The Muslim Brotherhood isn't a danger because they are terrorists, but because they push an extremist ideology that causes others to commit acts of terrorism. The danger of the Muslim Brotherhood is not just encouraging terrorism through their ideology, but also trying to take over government, so everyone has to succumb and live under their ideology."
Concerns regarding the threat posed by the MB are also evident in the Middle East, as Dubai's police chief, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan, claimed on March 25 that the "Brotherhood was plotting to change the regimes in the Gulf (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). My sources say the next step is to make Gulf governments (their ruling families) figurehead bodies only without actual ruling. The start will be in Kuwait in 2013 and in other Gulf states in 2016." Relevant to Saudi Arabia in this regard, some Saudi leaders "have accused the Brotherhood of inspiring the kingdom's main domestic opponents group, the Salwa movement that in the 1990s agitated to bring democracy to Saudi Arabia" (see "Rise of Muslim Brotherhood frays ties," Al Arabiya News, May 1, 2012).
Lt. Gen. Khalfa's assessment came the day after the MB's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in Egypt questioned whether the Egyptian military's support for Prime Miniter Kamal al-Ganzouri's cabinet (considered a failure by the MB) was due to "a desire to abort the revolution and destroy the people's belief in their ability to achieve their goals? Or is there an intention to defraud or influence the forthcoming (May 23 and 24) presidential election?" Further evidence of the power or influence of the MB in Egyptian politics came several days later (March 28) when the constituent assembly (charged with drafting Egypt's new constitution) elected as its head Saad al-Katatni, an MB member and current speaker of the Egyptian parliament.
To allay public fears regarding the MB dominating the political process, the Brotherhood originally declared it would not field a presidential candidate. However, faced with the prospect of having a candidate winning who wouldn't be acceptable to them (or beholden to them) politically or religiously, on March 31 the MB announced its deputy chairman, Khairat al-Shater (leading MB financier), would run for president. The reason the MB gave for announcing its own presidential candidate was that it felt forced to do so because of "threats to the Egyptian revolution," including the intransigence of the ruling military council in supporting al-Ganzouri's interim government, which the MB felt had been a failure.
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The reaction by many to this decision by the MB was one of alarm. On April 3 the head of the liberal Free Egyptians Party, Ahmed Said, questioned: "If al-Shater is president, will he rule in the name of the people or according to the orders of the Brotherhood?" The answer to this question was no small matter, because as Associated Press reporter Sarah El Deeb wrote on April 3: "A female Brotherhood lawmaker caused a stir by speaking out against the 4-year-old ban on female genital mutilation." The same day, al-Shater gave an indication of how he would rule by stating that implementing the Sharia (Islamic law) was "his first and final goal." The FJP quickly sought to allay public fears about this by announcing this did not mean a "theocracy" ruled by religious men, and that Christians and Jews would be protected though only Muslim men can rule.
All of this became moot a few days later when the Egyptian election commission on April 14 disqualified al-Shater due to a past criminal conviction (the MB had been outlawed under President Mubarak).
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