Skip to comments.Neocons vs. Islamophobes
Posted on 05/24/2012 5:37:04 PM PDT by rmlew
The Muslim Brotherhood, a group that was once thought virtually extinct in Syria, has surprised everyone by staging a comeback. The Islamist group is, according to Reuters, a “dominant force” in the Syrian opposition. Similarly, in Egypt, the MB has become perhaps the most powerful group in the wake of the Revolution.
This doesn’t sit well with everyone in the American conservative movement, and two factions are vying to define the Republican response to the increased power of political Islam. Leading what might be called the ‘to-hell-with-democracy strain of thought is Andrew McCarthy, a national-security columnist for National Review and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. McCarthy has been relentless in arguing that the MB poses a major threat to America, and that it must be opposed at all costs. McCarthy called Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain the useful-idiot brigade for meeting with MB members in Egypt. He accused the senators of helping install an Islamist government in Libya that he says is composed of al-Qaida members.
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McCarthy’s book is essential, and becoming essentialer and essentialer by the moment.
PLEASE: Anyone who has not viewed Frank Gaffney's EXCELLENT 10 part series on the Muslim Brotherhood, you need to at least bookmark it and watch it as soon as time permits:
This is the man they refuse to even acknowledge exists. Obama killed bin Laden to save his a$$.
This should read “neocons and other liberals vs conservatives and other people with their eyes open”.
Ayman Al-Zawahiri is perfectly capable of killing people to save himself. Al-Zawahiri is known for killing untrustworthy or competing members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the rival Gamat Al-Islamiyyah. Zwahiri is one of the possible killers of Abdullah Yusuf Azzam. Azzam’s two errors were bringing Bin Laden in as the moneyman for Maktab al-Khadamat. After the withdrawal of the Soviets, Azzam wanted to focus on “liberating” Muslims under non-Muslim rule. Ayman al-Zawahir, ever teh follower of Sayyid Qutb, wanted to take on the corrupt Muslim regimes first.
I’m not sure that President George W Bush would have been any better. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577406612351805018.html