January 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a January 1 article published by Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood's official English website [see, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27728] the Muslim Brotherhood [MB, Ikhwan - Muslim brothers - in Arabic] railed against the terror bombing of a Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, " The Muslim Brotherhood vehemently condemns the criminal blast outside Alexandria's church..."
Two days later, on January 3, the same site published a piece which continued to develop the narrative which comprised the last portion of the Jan 1 posting, attacking the Egyptian government for its failure to deal with security, "The attack comes after Egypt's interior ministry promised it would increase security around Christian sites following threats on Egyptian Christians by Al-Qaeda in Iraq and a year after another attack on Coptic Christians - a drive-by shooting in the town of Nag Hammadi that left six Christians and one Muslim dead."
The kicker in the Jan. 3 piece is that it cynically uses the church bombing to attack the MB's main domestic enemy, the Mubarak government, "The Arabic Network expressed its concern that terrorism will be an excuse to impose more restrictions on civil and political freedoms under the pretext of combating terrorism, especially when the international community is complicit with shameful silence; overlooking rigged elections that resulted in an illegitimate parliament and declaring their satisfaction with fragile stability at the expense of democracy."
The network referred to above is ANHRI, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, a group which regularly defends the MB [see, http://www.anhri.net/en/?s=muslim+brotherhood]. Groups such as ANHRI join with similarly motivated organizations to assail governments, many of which are dealing with Islamic terrorism, to become more "democratic."
The methodology here is to force these countries to engage in the ephemera of democracy including "free" elections. In the case of Egypt this would mean "one man-one vote-one time," resulting in an Islamic theocracy run by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt is a particular thorn in the side of the Islamists, since it is the only Arab nation nominally not at war with Israel.
Egypt has served as the home for the Muslim Brotherhood since its inception in 1928. Many experts on Islamic radicalism, place the MB in the seminal role of godfather to the modern jihadist movement, including al-Qaeda and its brethren. Though the Brotherhood has a long record of engaging in violent attempts to overthrow the Egyptian government [some speculate that Anwar Sadat's assassination was a MB hit] and created the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, it now claims that it no longer advocates violence, though its motto remains, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Though the group's rhetoric has changed over the last few decades it retains perhaps the key leadership role in promoting Islamism around the globe.
For example, a major document presented as evidence in the largest successful U.S. prosecution of terror funding [U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation] outlines a plan by the Muslim Brotherhood and its American front groups on how to wage civilizational jihad against the West. The author of the 1991 document was Mohammed Akram.
The text of the plan includes the following:
"The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated ad God's religion is made victorious over all other religions..." "Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack..."
To view the entire document [first half in Arabic, last half translated into English] please go here: General Strategic Goal For The Group In North America
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