Friday, February 04, 2011

Why Do Progressives Love The Muslim Brotherhood?

Because they both hate Israel. And Jews.

No wonder Barack Obama has been
empowering and voicing support for a new Egyptian government featuring the Muslim Brotherhood. They are, after all, in agreement on the true force of evil in the Middle East: The tiny Jewish democratic state known as Israel.

The Brotherhood speaks:

A political leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Thursday called on any government that replaces Hosni Mubarak’s regime to withdraw from the 32-year-old peace treaty with Israel.

“After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel,” Rashad al-Bayoumi, a deputy leader of the outlawed movement, said on Japan’s NHTV

More, from
a different mouthpiece:

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on Thursday evening repeatedly refused to commit to maintaining the peace treaty with Israel, or even recognizing Israel, if the Brotherhood becomes a player in the future governance of Egypt.

Asked on CNN if his organization would support the maintenance of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, Mohamed Morsy, a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, dodged a direct answer but said Israel had failed to honor the treaty...

Asked next if an Egypt with a Muslim Brotherhood component in government would even recognize the state of Israel, Morsy again evaded a direct answer despite being pressed several times....

And from
the Egyptian on the street:

“All of us hate Israel,” said Muhammad, who is a lecture assistant in the engineering faculty at a government university in Cairo....

But he cautioned that Egypt needed to concentrate on its internal politics before dealing with the problem of Israel.

“Regarding Israel, Egypt has a peace agreement with Israel and any new government should respect that agreement,” Muhammad said. “However, if the government wanted to change that agreement, it has the right after taking the opinion of the people. No agreement is eternal.”

"All of us hate Israel" - how true is that? Well, it is certainly true of the Egyptian government functionaries - of which this "lecturer" is an adjunct member - but how willing are the Egyptian people going to be to go from revolution to war, armed with camels and cudgels?

And what does this say about Barack Obama's support for the Muslim Brotherhood? Ask
Robert Spencer, who knows a thing or two about this particular subject:

Now that Barack Obama has given a green light to Muslim Brotherhood participation in a new Egyptian government, it is unlikely that the organization will be kept out of power. And since the Brotherhood is the largest and most ideologically committed group in Egyptian politics, most likely it will end up in the driver’s seat in any new regime, and set the nation on course toward becoming an Islamic state.

Obama almost certainly knows all this, and yet approved of Brotherhood involvement anyway...

Whatever Barack Obama has planned for the Middle East, it certainly has little to do with democracy. Look at his track record - ignoring the massive Iranian protests, shrugging off the Tunisia revolution with a throwaway line, ignoring Hezbollah's increasing role in Lebanon, rewarding Syria's faithless tyrant Bashar al-Assad, supporting an anti-Semitic Islamic hate group to run a new Egyptian government...

If I was an Israeli, I'd be getting real nervous right about now. Which, no doubt, gives an almost orgasmic glee to Barack Obama and his cadres on the hard Left...


Conservative Libertine said...

What does this say? I mean really?

Obama stayed silent when Iran was in protest after fake elections. Iran, a country already at odds with the U.S.A, Obama says nothing.

Then, an ally has similar protests and he comes out strongly for regime change.

What does this say? It's such a clear sign of weakness. It's such a failure for our country.

Honestly, there was/is no good way out for Obama on this issue, but that is mainly because of how he handled Iran.

LibertyAtStake said...

'Conservative Libertine' is right on target. The question "Stupid or Treasonous?" hangs heavy over the Republic tonight.
"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"