With the events in Egypt quickly getting worse, it behooves us to know about the Muslim Brotherhood – an Egyptian terror group that goes back nearly 100 years. It is likely (unfortunately) to gain partial or even total control of that country once the dust settles. David Horowitz has been teaching about them for years and I encourage you to read the entire article here:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6386 

Bottom line, America is under greater threat if they ascend to power. Here is a summary.

  • Influential Islamist organization
  • Ideological forebear of Hamas and al Qaeda
  • Supports imposition of Shari’a law
  • Approves of terrorism against Israel and the West

Founded in 1928 by the Egyptian activist Hasan al-Banna (a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis), the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) — a Sunni entity — is one of the oldest, largest and most influential Islamist organizations in the world. While Egypt historically has been the center of the Brotherhood’s operations, the group today is active in more than 70 countries. Islam expert Robert Spencer has called MB “the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda.” In 2003, Richard Clarke – the chief counterterrorism adviser on the U.S. National Security Council during both the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrationstold a Senate committee that Hamas, al Qaeda, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad were all “descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers.”

MB was founded in accordance with al-Banna’s proclamation that Islam should be “given hegemony over all matters of life.” Accordingly, the Brotherhood seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate, or kingdom — first spanning all of the present-day Muslim world, and eventually the entire globe. The organization also aspires to dismantle all non-Islamic governments wherever they currently exist, and to make Islamic Law (Shari’a) the sole basis of jurisprudence everywhere on earth. This purpose is encapsulated in the Brotherhood’s militant credo: “God is our objective, the Koran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, struggle is our way, and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations.”

Consistent with the foregoing credo, MB since its founding has supported the use of armed struggle, or jihad, against non-Muslim “infidels.” As al-Banna himself wrote: “Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim and cannot be ignored nor evaded.”

Numerous statements by MB leaders belie the organization’s purportedly more-moderate posture of recent times. For example, Ali Sadreddine Bayanouni, leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, has repeatedly pledged his support for the terrorism of Hamas and Hezbollah. Muhammad Mahdi Othman Akef, another prominent MB leader, expressed his support for suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq (during the Iraq War) “in order to expel the Zionists and the Americans.”

Many other MB luminaries have likewise justified jihadist terrorism against Israel and the United States. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of 9/11, was a member of the Brotherhood. Abdullah Azzam, a Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood preacher, was a mentor to al Qaeda kingpin Osama bin Laden. And bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was a Brotherhood member as a young man, though he later broke with the group because of its willingness to participate in political elections. In 2006, Rajab Hilal Hamida, a Muslim Brotherhood member serving in Egypt’s parliament, said:

“From my point of view, bin Ladin, al-Zawahiri and [the late radical Islamist] al-Zarqawi are not terrorists in the sense accepted by some. I support all their activities, since they are a thorn in the side of the Americans and the Zionists.”

Venomous contempt for Jews remains a permanent element of the MB mindset. As Qaradawi has written: “There is no dialogue between them [the Jews] and us, other than in one language — the language of the sword and force.”

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