Skip to comments.DNI Clapper: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood 'largely secular'
Posted on 02/10/2011 10:48:30 AM PST by OldDeckHand
During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular."
In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.
"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, et cetera.....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."
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What else would you expect from members of BO’s admin?? The USA MUST get rid of OBAMA in 2012 to survive....
This settles it. Obama is a Muslim.
Wow....one has to even ask?? How about doing some homework.
The MB assassinated Sadat...
Clap on, clap off. Obviously off right now.
And even if they were ‘largely secular’ what difference would that make when they clearly pursue violence to achieve their ends when necessary. Case in point: the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
Uh huh. And the Ayatollah Khomeini was a “liberator” of his people.
Different decade, same Leftist idiocy.
I always thought “secular” and “Muslim” were oxymorons!
What a crock of shi-ite. I guess collecting a paycheck is a greater goal than being truthful. I call it treasonous, but call me small minded and uneducated.
A useful idiot, following his unholy bosses directives.
Clapper is an effing idiot!
The Clapper turns on or off whenever Hussein claps.
Or perhaps surrounded by idiots?
>>>Muslim Brotherhood movement “largely secular.”
So is the Catholic Church, never mind the name, proclamation or history. Idiot
Oh I would agree. If largely secular means stoning rape victims, mutilating women’s sex organs, selling them into martial slavery to 60 year old men at the age of 14, baring them from attending school or working, keeping them at home, or only allowing them to venture out if every square inch of their bodies are covered under the penalty of being stoned, then by all means, the Muslim Brotherhood is secular.
The MB assassinated Sadat...
John Clapper (pronounced clap-WHORE) was an idiot when he was on active duty. He is still an idiot.
Everything you need to know about Clapper is right here:
As a certain rabbit would say: “what a maroon!”
Minor details. Sheesh.
This is straight out of one of my current text books: “terrorism: an interdisciplinary perspective”
“The Islamic Jihad
Although Hizbollah found an ally in the Islamic Jihad when it came to the Bekaa Valley in 1982, the Iranian Revolution was not directly responsible for the birth of this terrorist group. Islamic Jihad began as a political movement inside the Muslim Brotherhood. Actually there are several Islamic Jihads, and they are mostly nationalistic factions of the same movement. The group that receives the greatest attention emerged after the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and it came from the link with Hizbollah. This Islamic Jihad perfected three tactical innovations of terrorism: a dynamic “umbrella” organizational structure, the use of suicide bombers, and the shift away from hijackings and hostage-taking to individual kidnappings.”
The umbrella spoken of here is the Muslim Brotherhood. Members of all these separate factions move in and out from under this umbrella as they see fit, and in consistency with the groups goals as a whole. This makes these groups hard to track, and makes it harder to track individuals within groups as they frequently shift around. The most consistent common denominator however is the Muslim Brotherhood. The goal is to remain as hard to trace and track as possible and to conceal Iranian government involvement in all of it.
It ALL goes back to Iran, one way or another. Not religous my ass, its ALL based and justified by the religion of Islam. Power mongers USE it as a modivational tool, and use it as a means of control.
A deliberate LIE. It has to be as nobody, even a Democrat is THAT STUPID.
Lap Dog Alert!
Wonder how Clapper feels when he looks into the mirror.
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, October 2010:
Arab and Muslim regimes are betraying their people by failing to confront the Muslims real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded.
All Muslims need to understand that (what) 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.
you (are) commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.
When did this actually happen
Is it Crapper or Clapper?
I don’t know if Clapper is stupid but he obviously thinks the American people are.
Oxymoron: A Democrat Director of National Intelligence.
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I think it’s a chronic case of lying his ass off.
CAN WE GET SOME GROWN UPS IN THIS ADMIN PLEASE.
This man is a complete idiot, homeland, DOJ and now intel all following this man who has pissed on allies and has appeased radical islam
WHERE IS THE GOP for crying out loud, we know debt is important but for heavens sake get a grip and speak up
our corrupt media will now report this instead of saying this man has no clue and WTH is going on in this admin as they have no clue, [pissing on allies, helping radical islam
What a Clymer!
It’s worse than stupid...
The Muslim Brotherhood is “largely secular?” That’s about as believable as...
1917 — Post-Revolution Russia:
“No worries, your Highness. You, the Tsarina and your family should consider yourselves our guests. Now, sleep well, as we have planned enjoyable activities involving all of you for tomorrow morning.”
1975 — Post-Revolution Cambodia:
“All those who have experience in business or government, please come forward and identify yourselves to the peasant soldiers of Brother Number One Comrade Pol Pot... Angkha needs your skills to conduct the affairs of Democratic Kampuchea.”
In the same way that Al Qeada is “largely tolerant” (err...of those who submit to the Koran).
Sounds like Iran Revolution II is on the way.
“...James Clapper called Egypt’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement “largely secular.””
this is an appeal to the PC world/mindset...that everything that is secular is good.
i submit that that is false...and dangerous.
Was he under oath? Lying under oath is a felony. He should be in jail.
Can he really be so dense as to believe the MB is largely secular? Really?
This is either rank incompetence of beyond-Carter levels or is yet ANOTHER indication of where Team Obama’s sympathies are, and they sure as heck aren’t with the Judeo-Christian crowd.
This guy is clueless.
James Clapper, director of national intelligence, looked stumped when asked by Diane Sawyer on ABC about the arrests of 12 suspects in London and elsewhere around Britain earlier this week. "London?", Clapper asked, looking puzzled.
The second is his name. The first is descriptive.
Or, maybe there is a secret program at Harvard that brainwashes people into hating America...
He sure got a long way for an idiot but the label appears to fit.
One wonders if he is stupid, ignorant, an obama lap dog whore or all of the above?
Not to split hairs, but...lying under oath in a criminal or civil trial can indeed be a felony - perjury. Lying to Congress is a slightly different beast, insomuch that it is called Criminal Contempt of Congress - and I believe it's "only" a misdemeanor, but I'm not positive without looking it up.
Here's the rub when an administration official lies to Congress - Congress can't prosecute anyone. Only the Executive Branch can prosecute people. If Congress believes someone has lied to them, then they have to refer the matter to a federal prosecutor (I think the US attorney for the District of Columbia), who then decides to prosecute, or not. Most legal scholars believe that Congress can't compel prosecution because of separation of powers problems.
For this reason, and several others, I don't believe anyone has actually ever been prosecuted for Criminal Contempt of Congress, whereas many (dozens and dozens) have been found to be in contempt of Congress, by Congress. But these are generally pursued civilly, and not criminally.
Must be a long line of wild bears waiting to use his bathroom. Since, in his world, they don't use the woods.