The Muslim Brotherhood is not just some peaceful and philanthropic community organization and political party that our great National Intelligence Directer, James Clapper seems to believe. As long as our powers that be refuse to see them for what they really are we will be forever mired in the problems of the Middle East and will never get a grasp on the evil that is Islamic Terrorism. If the man that is suppose to be in charge of intelligence can't tell you what any first year analyst can, that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization, then our terror policy, heck our national security is doomed. If we had a true fourth estate, instead of these politically correct lapdogs that loves to play thought police masquerading journalist, they would point out this discrepancy.
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by an Egyptian teacher, Hassan al-Banna as a youth group. He knew what President Obama and the progressive movement has figured out, that if you have the youth you eventually have the nation. So that is why movements such as these find refuge in the universities. It didn't stay a youth movement long, and really wasn't ever intended to. It quickly morphed into a religious and political movement that called for all muslim nations to establish a government based on Islamic principles. By 1940 they had over 500 branches scattered throughout the Middle East. Today those tentacles reach around the world, even to our own shores playing a major role in Islam in America. During this period of growth and transformation they found the tactics which have served them well, those of militancy and terror that has littered their past with bombings, assassination, and out right murder. Their hands have been bloodied in the assassination of three leaders of Egypt: Mahmud Nagrashi, Gamel Abdel Nasser, and Anwar Sadat.
One of its most dynamic and influential leaders drove this push to radicalization, Sayyed Qutb, the father of modern Islamic extremism and terror. He plied his trade in academia as well. He was an Egyptian scholar and at one time the Minister of Education for Egypt. He spear headed the Islamic revival of the 1950's and was the editor of the Muslim Brotherhood's official journal, Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimen. He gave rise to many famous extremists including Yasser Arafat, Ayatollah Khomeini (which is very surprising, because the Ayatollah was a Shiite.), and Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman. Let us not forget the very violent offshoots of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Qutb's school of Islamic thought is that Islam is the doctrine of governing man's entire life, not just religion. That it should reign in everything from family and child custody to economics and foreign policy. The Quran must be an Islamic nations constitution. His stated goals are that of most of the Islamist today, that the flag of Islam should fly over every nation in the world, a global caliphate. His manifesto, Signposts, written while in prison has become the blueprint for Islamic radicals from the Sudan to the Philippines. In it it says that to be a good muslim there is but one path, jihad! Jihad against the jew,the infidel, and the west. It justifies violence against all non-believers and urges radicals to seize political power by any means neccessary.
His ties to the late Osama bin Laden goes far beyond that of the hero worship given him from most in the terror circle for his writings, doctrine, imprisonment and execution in 1966. It also stems from Sayyed's brother Mohammed, who in the late 1970's taught at King Abdul Aziz University in Jedda, Saudi Arabia and whose star pupil was Osama bin Laden himself. Mohammed Qutb also helped to bring bin Laden together with his mentor Abdullah Azzam.
At one time or another the Muslim Brotherhood has found themselves banned from almost every muslim nation the gained a foothold in. On one such ban from Egypt, they sought refuge in Saudi Arabia and there found their doppleganger, the wahabi movement. There they sought refuge in the universities and mosque throughout the Islamic Kingdom. In the wahabi movement they not only found a loyal ally, but one with very deep pockets. Together they were able to finance their many community organizations and terror front groups throughout the United States and the world. Ones such as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), Muslim American Society, Islamic Supreme Council of America, and the North American Islamic Society here in America and the World Muslim League, Union of Young Muslims, Muslim Youth Organization, and International Islamic Relief Organization that spans the globe. These are just a few of the thousands of organizations and front groups started by this devious duo to push their global agenda.
They are also the mother of many of the worlds worst, most violent and murderous terrorist organizations. They have spawned groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad of Egypt, PLO, Islamic Action Front, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, National Islamic Front, Jammaat-e-Islami, Armed Islamic Group, Egypt's Islamic Group, al-Shabab and al-Jihad just to name a few on the hall of fame list that is scattered throughout the Islamic Areas as well as the world. Their two main children though are the Taliban and yes, even al-Qaeda whose many members cut their teeth in the Muslim Brotherhood. Names such as Ayman al-Zawahiri, whom we all know as co-founder od al-Qaeda and bin Laden's second in command. He was a card carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who along with his fellow brotherhood and al-qaeda member, Mahammed Atef founded the Islamic Jihad of Egypt which was absorbed into al-Qaeda. Other names are just as recognizable: Omar "the Blind Sheikh" Abdel Rahman, Abdullah Azzam, Sayyed Qutb, Mahammed Qutb, Zacarias Moussaui, Gulbuddin Hekmatyel (key figure in Afghanistan), Burhanuddin Rabbini (also Afghanistan), Hasan al-Turabi(Cleric in Sudan that helped bin Laden), Mohammed Atta, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and these names don't even scratch the surface of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist. Pretty telling list of alumni though.
People argue all the time of all the good they have done. There is no denying the poor they have fed and schools they have built, but as the old saying goes; you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Using their argument can't neo-nazi's say that Adolf Hitler was just a community organizer and politician. There is no denying some of the good things he did for Germany. Sounds pretty ridiculous doesn't it? Well so does that argument when used for the Muslim Brotherhood. No matter what good they have done or are doing, just like the NAZI's, they are bad people that can't disguise all the terror they have brought to people around the world.
Sure in recent years they have put lots and lots of lipstick on that pig to make it look as though they have cleaned their act up. Even fooling many people including our National Intelligence Director (scary as hell, isn't it?). They have even gone as far as "condemning" groups like Hamas, al-Shabab and al-Qaeda, while at the same time funneling money to them through their many front groups. They may not (stress the "may") be committing these acts themselves anymore, but they have no problem contracting it out to one of their many evil issues. They are more than likely behind the vicious and ever growing attacks on the Coptic Christian community in Egypt (even they most recent all out assault on the Coptic Church of 7 May), which has grown exponentially since the uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak. The Muslim Brotherhood is set to gain over 50% of the seats in parliament and it was just announce that the main officer of the Muslim Brotherhood will be throwing his hat in the ring for President, but according to our great National Intelligence Director and State Department The Muslim Brotherhood had nothing to do with the happening in Egypt. Their evil finger prints are plastered all over Egypt and this media described "arab spring" that has caused the Middle East to explode. Even more scary, if their plans succeed it could result in a new American hating caliphate that spans the Middle East and is funded by trillions in petrodollars.
Until we can get our leaders, our media and our people to see these people for who they really are, terrorists, our nations security is in danger and her people are in peril.