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Editorial Comment - February 7, 2011
Egypt, The Muslim Brotherhood
And Those Idiots In Washington!
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James Dearmore
Garland, Texas

Editorial - Biblical Patriot - February 7, 2011 - JHD

Those idiots in the State Department and others in the Obama administration, apparently with the blessing of the White House, are trying to destroy Egypt, and turn it over to Islamic Terrorists. They are attempting to turn Egypt over to the terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt has been, with the exception of Israel, our best and strongest ally in the Middle East for many years, and could still be so in the future.

Anything which destabilizes Egypt and puts it into chaos, as is now being promoted and engineered by our own "idiots in Washington" is an open invitation for the long suppressed terrorist group to seize power. If the American administration and other western interests continue to favor the Muslim Brotherhood, it will take power quickly. If America and the rest of the West use their influence and power against the Brotherhood's efforts to take over, it will be many years, or never, before they will be able to seize control.

The "experts" on the Egyptian political situation all agree that the Muslim Brotherhood only has the support of between 20 and 30 per cent of the Egyptian populace at most.

If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over, the Peace Treaty with Israel will be abrogated immediately, and they will lend strong support to every terrorist effort to destroy Israel. They will also aid terrorism worldwide wherever they can. They may even be foolish enough to launch open warfare against Israel, with help from Iran, Syria, and Hamas. If they do this, they will get their head handed to them before it ends, and Israel will be holding the platter on which their heads rest! (If it comes to this, we should help the Israelis).

But the Brotherhood can stir up endless trouble in the Middle East, and in other parts of the world, using Egypt as their base of operations, without major open warfare. The trouble they can and will stir will be very harmful to the United States, Israel, and the West in general, until we get someone in the White House with the guts to do "whatever it takes" to end their trouble making.

Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood, which he launched in March 1928. In the beginning the society was just one of numerous small Islamic associations that existed at the time. By the late 1930s, it had established branches in every Egyptian province.

Less than a decade later, it had 500,000 active members and as many sympathizers in Egypt alone, while its appeal was spreading into several other countries. Growth was particularly pronounced after Al-Banna relocated its headquarters to Cairo in 1932. The most important factor that made this rapid expansion possible was the organizational and ideological leadership provided by Al-Banna himself.

Al-Banna was born in 1906 in Mahmudiyya, Egypt (north-west of Cairo). His father, Sheikh Ahmad 'Abd al-Rahman al-Banna al-Sa'ati, was a local imam and mosque teacher.

When Hasan al-Banna was twelve years old, he became involved in a Sufi order, and became a fully initiated member in 1922. At the age of thirteen, he participated in demonstrations during the revolution of 1919 against British rule.

He appears to have been a very clever "Community Organizer" type, and was successful in building up quite a large following, especially in Egypt, before 1948.

Rooted in Islam, Al-Banna's message tackled issues including colonialism, educational policy, public health, natural resources management, Marxism, social inequalities, Arab nationalism, weakness of the Islamic world on the international scene, and the growing conflict in Palestine. By emphasizing concerns that appealed to a variety of constituencies, Al-Banna was able to recruit from a cross-section of Egyptian society though modern-educated civil servants, office employees, and professionals remained dominant among the organization's activists and decision makers. Al-Banna was also active in resisting British rule in Egypt.

Between 1948 and 1949, shortly after the society sent volunteers to fight in the war in Palestine, the conflict between the (Egyptian) monarchy and the society reached a climax. Concerned with rumors that it was plotting a coup, Prime Minister Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha disbanded the Muslim Brotherhood in December 1948. The organization's assets were impounded and scores of its members sent to jail. Less than three weeks later, the prime minister was assassinated by a member of the brotherhood, Abdul Majid Ahmad Hasan.

In 1949 the Muslim Brotherhood attempted the assassination of the new Prime Minister of Egypt, Ibrahim Abdel Hadi, but instead they killed Supreme Court Judge Moustahar Ahmad El-Kazendari.

To consecrate the Islamic order, al-Banna called for banning all Western influences from education and ordered that all primary schools be part of the mosques. He also wanted a ban on political parties and democratic institutions other than a Shura (Islamic-council), and wanted all government officials to have a religious study as their main education. Al-Banna was assassinated February 12, 1949 in Cairo.

In this atmosphere an intelligent young Egyptian named Sayyid Qutb (later know as the Martin Luther of the modern jihad movement) finished his degree and began a career in education. Born in Southern Egypt in 1906, he was chosen and sent by the government in 1948 to the United States to study special methods of education. He returned to Egypt filled with both envy and hostility toward the United States.

He became a leader among the Muslim Brotherhood, and he and his book, "Signs Along The Road" have become the heartbeat of radical Islamic movements down to this day. He is the philosopher and spiritual leader of today's Islamic terrorist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.

In his vision for the Muslim Brotherhood, Qutb believed they needed to establish a group along the following lines, to "take over the world" for Islam. --- The group must be purified from all inclinations toward the pagan world, and must eliminate all sources for spiritual beliefs that would compete with Allah and the Quran. He believed this should include destroying books and all man made commentaries.

The only authority he would accept for beliefs, worship, systems, laws and constitution was Allah. Thus the teachings of Allah would dominate both religious and secular or civil life in all matters.

He conceded they would face stiff resistance from the rest of the world, governments, financial difficulties, and even their own families.

The claim was that in order for their desired new Islamic world to exist they must obtain great power and force to gain the submission of the "pagan" [read "non-muslim"] world. They must and would use armed force to overthrow governments, as Mohammed did.

There must be no compromise or mercy shown in this war.

His final point of description of the group he envisioned was that even though the beginnings might be hard, as soon as true believers hear the call, the numbers will multiply to hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, and then worldwide.

Hasan al-Banna had earlier taught that Jihad was a God-ordained strategy, stating that most Islamic scholars: "Agree unanimously that jihad is a(n) . . . obligation imposed upon the Islamic "ummah" [community] in order to broadcast the summons [to embrace Islam], and that it is an individual obligation to repulse the attack of unbelievers upon it." He further taught that: "It has become an individual obligation, which there is no evading, on every Muslim to prepare his equipment, to make up his mind to engage in jihad, and to get ready for it until the opportunity is ripe and God decrees a matter which is sure to be accomplished."

Al-Banna did not accept claims that the jihad of the spirit is the greater jihad, and the jihad of the sword the lesser jihad, and he said "supreme martyrdom is only conferred on those who slay or are slain in the way of God. As death is inevitable and can happen only once, partaking in jihad is profitable in this world and the next."

The vision of al-Banna on the rule of Jihad for the Ummah [Muslim community] in a citation of the Five Tracts of Hasan al-Banna in which he goes back to the Hanafi-rules: "Jihad in its literal significance means to put forth one's maximal effort in word and deed; in the Sacred Law it is the slaying of the unbelievers, and related connotations such as beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their shrines, and smashing their idols." and "it is obligatory on us to begin fighting with them after transmitting the invitation [to embrace Islam], even if they do not fight against us."

To sum it all up, the Muslim Brotherhood is the "granddaddy" of the modern Islamic Terrorist movement, including the very same groups which now infest the modern world, and have committed, according to a site [ http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ ] which keeps a daily count of Islamic Acts Of Terrorism which reports that as of today, February 7, 2011, there have been 16,778 deadly Islamic Terror attacks since 9/11!

And this is the bunch now trying to take over in Egypt, apparently being ably assisted by the President, Hillary, and others in the Obama administration!

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