January 30, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In words which should fall reassuringly upon the ears of Mr. Obama and his dysfunctional State Dept., the Muslim Brotherhood today proclaimed that it is devoted to peace, having demonstrated a, "long record of commitment to non-violence":
"Now consider the history of the political Islamist actor that probably is receiving more attention than any other these days: the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. That history is one of decades of remarkable forbearance and endurance in the face of different degrees of repression by different Egyptian regimes. The Brotherhood has a long record of commitment to nonviolence - a record that has made it the target of vehement denunciation by the likes of al-Qaeda. What is there about the Brotherhood, beyond its Islamist coloration, that should make it any more the object of suspicion than other parties, movements and groups vying for influence in a new Egypt? How else should it have behaved to make us less suspicious?" [source, Ikhwanweb, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29616]
That is a rather odd claims for a group whose motto is "Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
But it has been actions, not words which have distinguished the Muslim Brotherhood.
Since its founding in 1928, the ideology [Islamic supremacy established through jihad] developed by the MB's founder Hasan al-Banna and the group's chief theoretician Sayyid Qutb, ignited and then carefully stoked the phenomenon of modern Islamic terrorism, serving as the inspiration for al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. The Brotherhood has never refrained from using violence to gain political traction, assassinating Egypt's prime minister Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi in 1948 and splinter group members murdering president Anwar Sadat in 1981 after he signed a peace treaty with Israel.
Of no little concern, the Muslim Brotherhood also created Hamas, designated as an international terrorist organization by most of the West, including the United States. It has been estimated that the group has been responsible for roughly 7,000 killings since it was formed.
The Brotherhood has established chapters in over 100 countries and is represented in the United States by numerous front groups which have successfully conned the American media into believing they don't represent a national security threat.
So we are left with a choice, are we to believe the MB's chest thumping claims of non-violence or should we believe the historical record of its bloody actions, which casts the Ikhwan as one of the deadliest movements in the world today?
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