Friday, February 4, 2011

Playing with Gas - H/T Gayle Mahon

Below is an article by author and Middle East expert Joel Rosenberg:


* FYI: I'll be on Glenn Beck's TV show on Friday.
* Note: Epicenter Conference and Israel tour are sold out.
By Joel C. Rosenberg
(Washington, D.C., February 3, 2011) -- Key headline this morning: "Muslim Brotherhood wants to end Egypt-Israeli peace deal." Surprise? Not to those who understand Radical Islam. The problem is that the President and Vice President continue to demonstrate that they don't understand the jihadists' history or objectives. As a result, they are making a mounting series of mistakes in this crisis, and it could cost the U.S. and our allies dearly.

The Obama administration is playing with gasoline near an open flame. My desire is not to be partisan, but we can't ignore what's happening in front of us. As lawlessness and violence continues to spread through Cairo and other cities -- fueled and encouraged in large part by the Islamists -- senior White House and State Department officials are inexplicably indicating that they are interested in welcoming the Muslim Brotherhood and other "non-secular" groups into whatever new government is created once Hosni Mubarak leaves office, as he has indicated
he is now willing to do, saying he won't stand for re-election in September.

"The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government," reports the Los Angeles Times. "White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that a reformed government 'has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be [a] stable and reliable partner.'" The New York Times and Washington Post have also published major stories on this in the last two days, each of which
are posted on the blog.

Few moves could be more disastrous. Does the administration not understand who they are dealing with? The Muslim Brotherhood's stated mission is as follows: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

According to a blue-ribbon group of national security experts that include former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Delta Force commander Lt-Gen (ret) Jerry Boykin, and former Defense Dept. official Frank Gaffney, a group convened by the Center for Security Policy and called "Team B-II": "The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928. Its express purpose was two-fold: (1) to implement shariah worldwide, and (2) to re-establish the global Islamic State (caliphate). Therefore, al Qaeda and the MB have the same objectives. They differ only in the timing and tactics involved in realizing them."

Former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Akef declared in 2004 his "complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America," reports the Center for Security Policy, adding that in 2001, the Muslim Brotherhood's publication in London, Risalat al-Ikhwan, featured at the top of its cover page the slogan: "Our Mission: World Domination." This header was changed after 9/11, notes CSP.

Meanwhile, Mohammed ElBaradei continues to prove he is a wolf in sheep's clothing by continuing to deny that the Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist Radical group intent on building an Islamic caliphate. Instead, he says they are a peaceful group and should be included in national politics in Egypt just like evangelical Christians are including in the U.s. and Orthodox Jews in Israel. In an interview picked up by Politics Daily, ElBaradei "said the Muslim Brotherhood, which had the largest organized opposition to the government, did
not pose the threat of turning Egypt into another Iran. 'This is totally bogus,' ElBaradei said. 'They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people. They will not be more than maybe 20 percent of the Egyptian people. You have to include them like, you know, new evangelicals, you know, groups in the U.S., like the orthodox Jews in

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