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  • Why Obama Gave Away the Middle East

    01/23/2012 12:44:13 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Editor’s note: The world is at this moment witnessing a horrific phenomenon: Islamists coming to power throughout the Middle East under the guise of a supposed “Arab Spring” – while the President of the United States is facilitating the entire process. Indeed, President Obama is reaching his hand out in solidarity to Islamists and enabling their solidification of power throughout the region. While displaying a disastrous weakness with Iran and allowing the Mullahs to move ahead aggressively with their nuclear weapon program, the Obama administration is helping the Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt and the Taliban regain power in Afghanistan....
  • Documents show feds’ ‘servile’ relationship with Muslim radicals

    01/18/2012 3:21:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/18/12 | staff
    Documents recently released by the Department of Justice in response to a Freedom of Information Act request show members of groups linked to the radical Muslim Brotherhood treating agency officials like “errand boys” who fulfill their every request, and setting them up to perform “gofer” duties, says researcher and activist Pamela Geller. “In a rational society, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups would be marginalized,” Geller told WND. “Instead, the DOJ is playing ‘stepin fetchit’ for them. They’re using the DOJ as their legal arm.” Founded in Egypt in response to the fall of the Ottoman-Turkish Empire at the end of World...
  • OBAMA AND ISRAEL

    01/05/2012 9:51:33 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    No previous American president has had so strained a relationship with Israel as Barack Obama. As Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions.” Author and scholar Dennis Prager concurred, “Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory.” In the spring of 2011, David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: “There's a traditional, special relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the...
  • Said Qutb on the Arts in America (Muslim B'hood Founder on 'Negro Music')

    12/27/2011 8:23:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    The Hudson Institute ^ | 1951 | Said Qutb (translated by Daniel Burns
    Said Qutb: On the Arts in America The American is primitive in his artistic taste, both in what he enjoys as art and in his own artistic works. “Jazz” music is his music of choice. This is that music that the Negroes invented to satisfy their primitive inclinations, as well as their desire to be noisy on the one hand and to excite bestial tendencies on the other. The American’s intoxication in “jazz” music does not reach its full completion until the music is accompanied by singing that is just as coarse and obnoxious as the music itself. Meanwhile, the...
  • Primer on Muslim Brotherhood

    12/22/2011 7:37:16 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 21, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Abroad and at home, on campus and off, the Muslim Brotherhood is an increasingly visible, yet enigmatic, presence in the world. “The Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest and most influential Islamist movement,” Lorenzo Vidino, author of The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West, said in a speech in Philadelphia on May 19, 2011. “It was founded in Egypt in 1928. And, like most of the grassroots movements that appeared in Egypt at the time, it was strongly opposed to colonial rule and advocated Egyptian independence. But while most of the movements that opposed British colonialism at the time in Egypt...
  • Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists: Same Goals; Different Strategies

    12/18/2011 5:09:09 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    gloriacenter ^ | 12-17-11 | Barry Rubin
    The two parties with the largest number of votes in Egypt have been the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party along with the Salafist al-Nour Party. Both are Islamist parties. Yet Western observers—including the Obama Administration—claim that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “moderate Islamist” group while the Salifists are radical. There are indeed important differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists but they are really issues of timing and tactics rather than of goals or principles. One way to think of them is as Coke traditional formula and Coke Light. The Brotherhood seeks to transform Egypt into a radical...
  • The Specter of Jizya Returns to Egypt

    12/18/2011 12:50:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ME Forum ^ | 12/18/11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In Egypt, calls for jizya—the tribute doctrinally demanded and historically collected from conquered infidels—are increasing day by day, by those who wish to be true to the words of Koran 9:29: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor forbid that which Allah and his Messenger have forbidden, nor follow the religion of truth [Islam], from the People of the Book [Christians and Jews], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves utterly subdued. Accordingly, days ago, Ahmed Imran—a candidate of Egypt's Salafi party, the "Party of Light," which won some 20% of...
  • American Muslims for Palestine's Web of Hamas Support

    12/15/2011 9:49:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 12-15-11 | Steve Emerson
    Muslims convicted in America of supporting terrorist groups are heroes and the victims of injustice, a national convention of Palestinian activists was told. In addition, speakers said the fight for a Palestinian state will center on American college campuses. American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)'s conference on Palestinian activism in America attracted more than 2,000 people Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago. Last year's AMP's conference revealed the organization's goal to delegitimize the State of Israel in America. This year's conference reinforced that message, while taking it a step further. At the opening ceremony, Jamal Said, an imam at the Mosque Foundation in...
  • Arab uprising could spark unrest in UK: general

    12/15/2011 4:34:59 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2011 | Mohammed Abbas
    (Reuters) - Britain's top soldier warned on Wednesday that pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East could spawn militant Islamist activity in Britain, but said the greatest threat was economic. In his end-of-year analysis of the dangers facing Britain, the chief of the defense staff, General David Richards, said the Arab Spring could stir unrest in Britain's immigrant communities. "(There is) the risk that the Arab awakening leads to fissures and internal conflict that could be exported, including militant Islamism," Richards told a defense thinktank, the Royal United Services Institute, in London. "They have diasporas reaching back to this country, as...
  • The end of Sharm el-Sheikh? Islamist parties call for ban on Westerners

    12/14/2011 7:55:09 AM PST · by bayouranger · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12-13-11 | Wil Longbottom
    Bargain holidays for Westerners looking to get a bit of sunshine and a drink by the pool in the winter could be a thing of the past on Egypt's Red Sea coast. The Muslim Brotherhood, which won success in the first round of parliamentary elections last month, is set on turning Egypt into a 'sin-free' holiday resort. But the end of sun worshippers flying to resorts like Sharm el-Sheikh could spell disaster for an economy that has already been battered by this year's political unrest.
  • Senator John Kerry Meets With Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    12/11/2011 11:40:34 AM PST · by Just4Him · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | 12/10/2011 | AP
    CAIRO – Sen. John Kerry has met in Cairo with members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that's set to dominate the new parliament. In a statement, the Muslim Brotherhood says three of its top officials attended the meeting with the Massachusetts Democrat, who was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson. Brotherhood officials vowed to respect civil rights and international treaties that have been signed in the past. That assurance could be an attempt to calm fears that the group may try to re-examine Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.
  • Hamas To Join Global Muslim Brotherhood

    12/13/2011 9:02:04 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 12-12-11 | GlobalMB
    An Israeli newspaper is reporting that a Hamas source has told a London newspaper that the organization has joined “the global movement of the Muslim Brotherhood.” According to the report: 12.10.11, 12:41 A senior Hamas source told the London-based Arabic-language al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday that the Palestinian organization has joined the global movement of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to the source, the move took place as early as two months ago. The expression “a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood – Palestine” has been added to Hamas’ official name – “The Islamic Resistance Movement.” The source added that the move had...
  • Everything You Need to Know about Muslim Brotherhood

    12/06/2011 8:40:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    europenews ^ | 12-06-11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A former Muslim Brotherhood leader spells out its ideology: Muslims "are masters of the world” and Jihad should be waged against the "thieving gangs of Zion,” according to a Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translation of the book by Mustafa Mashur, "Jihad is the Way." He was the official leader of the Muslim Brotherhood from 1996 until he died in 2002. The ideology in the book stands behind the "Freedom and Justice” party, the euphemism chosen by the Brotherhood as the name of its political party that won 40 percent of the votes in Egypt’s first-round legislative elections last week. Another...
  • Egypt: We’ve Heard What the Majority Thinks

    12/06/2011 8:45:09 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Barry Rubin
    Let’s figure out what the voting in Egypt means in concrete terms. What we have so far are these results for one-third — the most liberal one-third! — of Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood — 37 percent Al-Nour (Salafist) — 25 percent Egyptian bloc (mainly the Free Egyptian party) — 14 percent Wafd (liberal, but willing to work with Brotherhood) — 8 percent Al-Wast (Moderate Muslim party) — 4 percent The remaining votes went to small parties. (Here is a remarkable set of graphs analyzing the first round of the election.) Most importantly, 112 seats in the lower house of parliament —...
  • Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Ideology: "Jihad Is the Way"-Muslim Brotherhood goal: Islamic

    12/04/2011 6:32:24 PM PST · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/4/2011
    Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Ideology: "Jihad Is the Way"-Muslim Brotherhood goal: Islamic world domination For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the mission of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and around the world, read this. Commit it to memory. You'll need it. Muslim Brotherhood groups in the US (Hamas-linked CAIR, ISNA, MAS, MSA, etc.) are engaged in a propaganda war, intent on deceiving the American people about the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood until it's too late. The Obama administration has already met with the Brotherhood, after announcing plans for direct contacts. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Ideology PMW translation...
  • Muslim anti-Semitism, Israel and the dynamics of self-destructive scapegoating

    12/04/2011 11:10:11 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (blog) ^ | 12/1/11 | Richard Landes
    Richard Landes is an American writer and medieval historian specialising in millennialism. He is associate professor of history at Boston University and the author of several books including Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience (Oxford University Press). He has also, since turn of the millennium, become a critic of the mainstream news media (MSNM), in particular its treatment of both the Arab-Israeli conflict and more broadly the issue of Islamism and Global Jihad. He has two sites dedicated to these issues: The Second Draft and a blog, The Augean Stables. Anti-Semitism is everyone's problem, including the Muslims'....
  • Islamic Egypt goes fascist on stereoids

    12/03/2011 5:16:53 PM PST · by PRePublic · 12 replies
    News round-up
    Beware Egyptian fascism‎ Ynetnews - Nov 23, 2011 Op-ed: Radical Muslim takeover would make Egypt Islamic fascism’s regional power base Published: 11.23.11 [...] Radicals fear elections The military junta set a date for multi-party elections for parliament, and later for the presidency, and intends to deliver on its promises. The first phase is slated to begin in about a week. This is a critical national test. The leaders of the radical religious-political movements fear the experiment known as democratic elections. They are interested in absolute control, without elections. They are the loyal fans and representatives of political Islamic fascism. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4152152,00.htmlA...
  • RECOMMENDED READING: “Whitewashing the Muslim Brotherhood, Nobel Peace Prize for a ‘Muslim Sister’”

    12/01/2011 11:28:28 AM PST · by bayouranger
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 11-30-11 | GlobalMB
    Scholar Valentina Colombo has published a commentary on Tawakkul Karman, who recently received the first Nobel prize awarded to a member of the Global Muslim Brotherhood. According to the article: Once again the West has chosen among the heroes and heroines of the “Arab Spring” the most politicized, and especially the closest, to its short-sighted policies in the Middle East. Unfortunately, as mentioned by al-Mashari Dhaid on the Arab international daily Asharq al-Awsat, we should never forget that the Nobel Prize for Peace is political, and it “is an instrument of soft pressure to fulfill a specific path of peace...
  • Egypt's Brotherhood says it leads in vote count ("Arab Spring" turns to an Israeli nightmare)

    11/30/2011 4:10:09 AM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/30/2011 | Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
    The Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it was leading in the initial count of results from the first round of Egypt's parliamentary election and one source in its party said it had secured 40 percent of votes cast for party lists. A member of the rival liberal Egyptian Bloc also said that in Cairo, one area that voted on Monday and Tuesday, the list led by the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had 40 to 50 percent of votes. His Bloc had 20 to 30 percent, he said.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s “Kill the Jews” Election Platform

    11/30/2011 3:56:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 30, 2011 | Joseph Klein
    Egyptians have gone to the polls in large numbers this week to cast their votes in the first stage of protracted parliamentary elections that will stretch into early next year. Meanwhile, the country’s military rulers do not appear to be going anywhere, unless forced out by mounting street protests and outside international pressure. Few of the hundreds of thousands of protesters who have crowded Tahrir Square in recent days would appear to trust the integrity of the electoral process, nor think it will mean greater freedom any time soon. One voter quoted by the New York Times captured the situation...
  • Egypt Election Results Put Muslim Brotherhood Ahead ["Islamist-Dominated Parliament"]

    11/30/2011 8:40:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 30, 2011 | Jack Shenker
    Egypt Election Results Put Muslim Brotherhood Ahead Analysts says preliminary results suggest Freedom and Justice party could win as many 40% of seats in new legislature Jack Shenker in Cairo 30 November 2011 Political Islamists look likely to dominate Egypt's first post-Mubarak parliament, with sweeping victories for religious parties predicted in the first round of elections. With preliminary results trickling through from Cairo, Alexandria and seven other regions, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party seems set to emerge as the biggest winner, with some analysts estimating it will capture about 40% of seats in the new legislature. Al-Nour, a...
  • Voting in Egypt shows mandate for Islamists

    11/30/2011 10:24:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    The New York Times/post-gazette.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    CAIRO -- Islamists claimed a decisive victory Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt's first Parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet in the religious movement's rise since the start of the Arab Spring. The party formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's mainstream Islamist group, appeared to have taken about 40 percent of the vote, as expected. But a big surprise was the strong showing of ultraconservative Islamists, called Salafis, many of whom see most popular entertainment as sinful and reject women's participation in voting or...
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood says wants to form gov't

    11/30/2011 11:04:06 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO (AP) -- Partial results Wednesday showed the Muslim Brotherhood emerging as the biggest winner in Egypt's landmark parliamentary elections, and leaders of the once-banned Islamic group demanded to form the next government, setting the stage for a possible confrontation with the ruling military. The generals who took power after the February fall of Hosni Mubarak have said they will name the government and the parliament would have no right to dissolve it.
  • Egyptian elections stir disquiet in Israel (dark clouds of Islamic-fascistic "democracy")

    11/29/2011 9:16:16 AM PST · by Righting · 4 replies
    CSmonitor ^ | 29, Nov, 2011
    The Arab Spring could open the door for Islamists – as seen in Egypt elections – and threaten Israel,...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for Power

    11/28/2011 9:06:08 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 11/28/2011 | By Ulrike Putz in Cairo
    It seems clear that the Muslim Brotherhood will emerge from the current elections in Egypt with significant power. But what does the group intend to do with it? During the 30 years of Mubarak's iron-fisted rule, Mahmoud Ali became one of many Egyptians who experienced the regime's despotism first hand. Ali was repeatedly taken into custody, often arrested at dawn and whisked away. He would be imprisoned for a week at a time, hung up by his ankles and give electric shocks. But Ali prayed regularly and eventually became an Imam. Along the way, he often worked for the forbidden...
  • How to Tell Who is a “Moderate Islamist:” An Exam

    11/26/2011 7:23:16 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 26 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | Barry Rubin
    The Muslim Brotherhood held a rally at Cairo’s most important mosque. Demonstrators chanted, “One day we shall kill all Jews." Question 1: How can you tell they are “moderate Islamists?” Answer: They said “one day,” in other words, they aren’t going to do it this week. Question 2: At the rally someone said: "In order to build Egypt, we must be one. Politics is insufficient. Faith in Allah is the basis for everything. The al-Aqsa Mosque is currently under an offensive by the Jews." Who was it? Answer: Ahmed al-Tayeb, the “moderate” president of al-Azhar University and arguably the most...
  • Former U.S. Ambassador Says Egyptian Military Secretly Supporting Muslim Brotherhood

    11/25/2011 5:28:17 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 11-23-11 | GlobalMB
    Marc Ginsburg, a former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, is claiming that Egypt’s military leadership has been secretly providing financial, food, and security support to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its allied Salafist parties. According to a report in the Huffington Post: Posted: 11/23/11 06:49 Despite protestations of its purported political neutrality Egypt’s besieged military leadership has been secretly funneling financial, food, and security support to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its allied Salafist parties in the run up to next week’s parliamentary elections.The assistance takes the form of “walk around” money, clothing and food giveaways secretly funneled to the coffers of the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Qaradawi arrives in Cairo

    11/25/2011 5:34:51 AM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 11-24-11 | GlobalMB
    Egyptian media is reporting on the arrival of Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi in Cairo. According to a report on Youm7: Nov 24, 2011 – 00:11 Prominent Muslim Scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi arrived at Cairo Airport Wednesday to follow the incidents in Tahrir Square. Demonstrators have clashed with security forces for the past five days. Qaradawi was accompanied by the head of the Karama Organization for Human Rights, Abdel Rahman Naaniny. Qaradawi’s last known public appearance in Egypt was in February when he gave a sermon urging support for Hamas to a large crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Qaradawi, a...
  • A Saudi Writer Explains the “Muslim Brotherhood Spring

    11/16/2011 9:00:39 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | Barry Rubin
    It’s always fascinating to read the work of genuine Arab moderates (or that of non-Arab Muslims) to see how much it differs from the Western-celebrated false moderates and radicals so often prominently featured in the mass media and academia. Indeed, people like the following writer can never be found as heroes of the official West because they tell the inconvenient truths about the Middle East. Consider a young Saudi named Mshari al-Zaydi. He is the opinion page editor of Al-Sharq al-Awsat, the best Arabic newspaper, where this article first appeared. It was then reprinted on the website of al-Arabiyya, the...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates the GOP

    11/08/2011 11:22:18 AM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | NOV. 8, 2011 | Front Page Mag
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Paul Sperry, a Hoover Institution​ media fellow and author of Infiltration and Muslim Mafia. The latter, co-authored with P. David Gaubatz, exposes the radical Muslim Brotherhood​ and its fronts in the United States. FP: Paul Sperry, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Sperry: Always a pleasure, Jamie. Quick congratulations on another commendable work, Showdown With Evil. FP: Thank you Paul. I would like to talk to you today about how the Muslim Brotherhood penetrates the Republican Party and especially the latest disturbing evidence you have on Grover Norquist​ and Suhail Khan in this context. As you know,...
  • Freep a Poll! (was Bachmann right ‘not do anything’ for children of illegal immigrants?)

    10/30/2011 5:25:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 10-30-11 | NY Daily News
    Bachmann blunder? What do you think about Bachmann's remarks about the children of illegal immigrants? I agree with them. Bachman for 2012! I diasgree. This is an awful thing to say. I don't know.
  • Michele Bachmann: I would ‘not do anything’ for children of illegal immigrants

    10/30/2011 3:48:56 PM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 102 replies
    Michele Bachmann is coming under the microscope after insisting she would not help the children of illegal immigrants living in the United States. The Republican presidential hopeful made the eyebrow-raising remarks at a campaign stop in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday after a Latino college student asked what Bachmann would do to the children of undocumented immigrants. She said she would “not do anything,” for the children, adding"Their parents are the ones who brought them here," Bachmann said, as first reported by MSNBC. "They did not have the legal right to come to the United States. We do not owe people...
  • Must-See Video DHS Hearings: Big Sis Gives Secret Clearance to Muslim Brotherhood

    10/27/2011 4:17:10 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | Pam Geller et al
    (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCmdDP4Wn74&feature=player_embedded Homeland Insecurity in the hot seat: Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, with the most most disturbing hairdo/color I have ever seen, admits that she has been given secret clearance to Muslim Brotherhood-tied operatives here in the US at the US Immigration and Enforcement hearings. This is jawdropping testimony. Looking like a character in a John Waters film, Janet Napolitano is either clueless, complicit or downright lying to cover for her Muslim Brotherhood appointments. Napolitano denies being aware of a Muslim Brotherhood-tied operative whom she swore in. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas does a spectacular job on pressing Napolitano's knowledge...
  • 'Arab Spring': The chilly cruel winter reality of Arab racism and Islamic bigotry

    10/23/2011 2:57:37 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    'Arab Spring': The chilly cruel winter reality of Arab racism and Islamic bigotry Not that ethnic racism and religious bigotry weren't rampant before the so-called "Arab spring" sprung about. But the intolerance tide seems to be only worsening, and without an Arab dictator to "hold" various factions together, vulnerability expand, risks rise. --- RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY: As the D.B. puts it: "Violence Against Egypt's Copts in an Intolerant Arab Spring.. The elephant in the room of the Arab Spring is now the mistreatment of minority communities—Christians and others—across the Arab world." FPM asks: Hillary Clinton Promises to Save Egypt's Christians? ......
  • What Role Will Islamists Play In Libya?

    10/22/2011 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Third Person · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | October 21, 2011 | Corey Flintoff
    September 21, 2011 As Libyans work to form an interim government, some of those competing for power are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, raising fears that Islamist radicals may try to hijack the revolution. But many Libyans say those fears are mostly in the minds of Westerners. Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi banned the Muslim Brotherhood. The group attempted to overthrow Gadhafi in the 1990s, and he responded with a ferocious crackdown that put many of its members in jail. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been involved in the current revolution since it began in February, and group members...
  • Fears and Smears Islamophobia is not an irrational fear, nor is it the fear of Islam

    10/22/2011 9:17:53 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    From a purely academic point of view, this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works.” Taha Jabir al-Alwani was writing about Reliance of the Traveller, the English version of Umdat al-Salik, the classic manual of sharia (“Islamic Sacred Law,” as the cover of Reliance puts it). Alwani is no lightweight in these matters. His specialty is fiqh — Islamic jurisprudence. In fact, he has been a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Saudi Arabia and is renowned among orientalist scholars in the West as president of the Fiqh Council...
  • Top Obama aide invites head of terrorist-linked org to join administration.....

    07/09/2009 7:22:10 AM PDT · by yoe · 68 replies · 6,005+ views
    JWR ^ | June 29, 2009 | Steven Emerson
    Group's ‘mainstream’ Islamist convention last weekend featured hate speech and Hezbollah Defense A top aide to President Barack Obama provided a keynote address at last weekend's 46th Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) national convention, a gathering that attracted thousands of people and also featured anti-Semitic, homophobic rhetoric and defense of the terrorist group Hezbollah. In her remarks, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement and International Affairs Valerie Jarrett noted she was the first White House official to address ISNA. She spoke in general terms about interfaith dialogue and cooperation. She praised her hosts for "the diversity of American organizations, and...
  • A Rational Fear of Islamism‎

    10/02/2011 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Sep/30/11 | R. Spencer & D. Horowitz
    Not all fears are irrational, nor criticism unwarranted. In recent months, several reports have appeared to a generally uncritical reception in the press, which purport to expose alleged conspiracies organized by “Islamophobes” against American citizens who mean us no harm. These reports single out for condemnation a dozen prominent conservative figures (and mostly the same dozen) who have publicly criticized the misogyny, bigotry, and terrorism promoted by many (but not all) Islamic institutions and religious texts. The term “Islamophobia” itself was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the political fountainhead of Islamic terror, having spawned al-Qaeda and created Hamas....
  • The Arab Spring and Christian Persecution

    09/24/2011 6:01:11 PM PDT · by Righting · 9 replies
    The Arab Spring and Christian Persecution | U.S. Copts Association Sep 9, 2011 – Throughout the region, Christians have been targeted by Muslim mobs ... that the Arab Spring is posing a threat to Christian minorities throughout the Middle East. ... Signs of crisis between Brotherhood and Egypt's military ...
  • Michelle Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood

    09/18/2011 8:47:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/11 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    With the news that "[i]nfiltration of the federal government by members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood is worse than some have warned," it should come as no surprise that while Obama has been courting Muslim Brotherhood operatives, his wife has also gotten into the act. According to the toolkit site, "[t]he Let's Move! initiative, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of addressing the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today reach a healthy adulthood. Let's Move! engages every sector impacting the health of children and provides schools, families, and communities...
  • gry crowd turns on journalists reporting embassy attack in Egypt ["They were animals"]

    09/12/2011 4:02:42 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep 10, 2011
    Angry crowd turns on journalists reporting embassy attack in Egypt - CNN [...] When Margaret Warner, a correspondent with the PBS program "Newshour" managed to get the vehicle moving away from the crowd, men threw stones at the departing vehicle. Amer had few words to describe the terrifying ordeal. "They were animals," she said. Other Egyptian journalists told CNN they were also attacked Saturday while trying to report near the Israeli embassy.
  • Triple Islamic crime: massacring 3,000 on 911 / "Palestinians" celebrating / conspiracy theories

    09/09/2011 7:46:54 AM PDT · by Righting
    September 11, 2001                                         The Islamic Jihad [carried out by mostly Saudi Arabs] massacres (around) 3,000 innocent people in the U.S. * al-Qaeda's Bin Laden admits to the crime. * The sick 'death cult' - Arab "Palestinians" celebrating it. * Ring leader: Mohamed Atta & his accomplices: profiles of '"Pious" dirty Muslim hypocrisy'[The Jihadist Muslim terrorists --while professing criticism of western sexual morality and covered with towels pictures containing women hanging in their hotel room, they-- visited/used: strip joints, lap dances,...
  • 9/11 and the Muslim Brotherhood

    09/05/2011 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 8 replies
    theNewAmerucan ^ | Sep. 2011 | Sam Blumenfeld
    9/11 and the Muslim Brotherhood   Written by Sam Blumenfeld    On September 11, 2011, a solemn memorial service will take place at Ground Zero on the tenth anniversary of that fateful day when 3,000 innocent Americans were killed by an attack on the United States by radical Islamists. It will remind us that although Osama bin Laden was killed by American Navy Seals, the war against radical Islam continues. Indeed, it has simply entered a new phase, the nature of which will be determined by the outcome of the Arab Spring. As in memorial services in previous years, the...
  • DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

    08/26/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Steve Emerson
    The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller wrote in response to a query Aug. 16. He did not contest the existence of the settlement with the Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (IICG). Repeated attempts to...
  • Who's in the White House advising Obama?

    08/07/2011 10:47:18 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    LIVESTREAM ^ | August 08, 2011 | swampsniper
    Tarek Fatah is a Canadian moderate Muslim Advocate who considers himself a liberal democrat. He campaigned for Obama and believes there are advisors around Obama who are intentionally destroying our culture along with our economy. He believes they are from the Muslim Brotherhood; and being a Muslim himself, he can talk to these points.
  • Obama Reaches Out to the Muslim Brotherhood

    07/04/2011 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4 July 2011 | Robert Spencer
    The Obama administration is set to begin formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house.” This news came in a Reuters report Wednesday, quoting a “senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.” Why this official felt it necessary to speak on condition of anonymity is a mystery, given the fact that Barack Obama has never made a secret of his solicitude for the Muslim Brotherhood. Even though the Brotherhood was still outlawed in Egypt at that time, he made a...
  • Editorial: The U.S. Legitimizes A Terrorist Group

    07/06/2011 6:23:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 6, 2011 | Staff
    Foreign Policy: It's official — the radical Muslim Brotherhood has co-opted America's agenda in the Mideast and possibly the broader war. The Obama administration has formalized ties with the group. In a shocking first, the State Department will now allow diplomats to deal directly with Muslim Brotherhood party officials in Cairo, where the international organization is based. The terror-supporting group — whose credo is "Jihad is our way, and dying in the cause of Allah is our highest hope" — was formally banned by the secular Mubarak regime. Now it threatens to take power when elections are held in September....
  • US 'Welcomes' Dialog with Muslim Brotherhood

    07/02/2011 5:00:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the Obama administration wants to open a dialog with the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. "We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt, that it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful and committed to nonviolence, that intend to compete for the parliament and the presidency," Clinton told reporters in Budapest, Hungary. "And we welcome, therefore, dialogue with those Muslim Brotherhood members who wish to talk with us,"
  • The grand jihad is right on schedule [Ubama funding Muslim Brotherhood]

    07/02/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 2, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    When Lawrence Wright set out to tell the story of the path to 9/11, he began with Sayyid Qutb. Qutb was the chief propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood until his execution by the Egyptian government in 1966, and one of the leading contributors to contemporary Islamist ideology. Paul Berman calls him “The philosopher of Islamic terror.” Osama bin Laden was among his disciples. The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest and most important Islamist organization in the Arab world. It shouldn’t be too difficult to get a handle on what it is up to. It conceives of its mission as a...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood welcomes US talks

    07/01/2011 10:56:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 1, 2011 | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's powerful Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, is willing to hold talks with the United States, a spokesman said Friday, taking up an offer of dialogue seen as an implicit recognition by Washington that the group will likely hold significant political power in Egypt's post-Hosni Mubarak era. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said a day earlier that the Obama administration is reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood in a "limited" effort to build ties and promote democratic principles.