There are no accidents. Obama invited the outlawed Musim Brotherhood global jihadists to his submission speech in cairo in June 2009. Those of us that reported on it were ..... deeply disturbed by this pro-jihadist stand by an American president. His subsequent contacts with the group concerned us (and this was well before their coup on the Mubarak.
Now Obama will establish formal contacts with the genocidal, racist Islamic supremacist group. Muslim Brotherhood-tied CAIR must be squealing.
The MB as an international Islamic organization dedicated to the imposition of Sharia, by violent or peaceful means, throughout the world.
"International law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of “cultural invasion” and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades" (more here).
And according to Article Two of the Hamas Charter: “The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of the Muslim Brotherhood in "Palestine" (more here). The Organization of the Islamic Conference is the brainchild of the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR in the USA has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is acting to overthrow democratic governments world wide.
This Reuters piece tries to cast the Muslim Brotherhood in a soft light - I did not include the taqiya by the Reuters reporter, Mohammed.
Exclusive: U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts
By Arshad Mohammed | Reuters – 6/29/11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group's growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers.
"The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing," said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency."
The official sought to portray the shift as a subtle evolution rather than a dramatic change in Washington's stance toward the Brotherhood, a group founded in 1928 that seeks to promote its conservative vision of Islam in society.
Under the previous policy, U.S. diplomats were allowed to deal with Brotherhood members of parliament who had won seats as independents -- a diplomatic fiction that allowed them to keep lines of communication open.
Where U.S. diplomats previously dealt only with group members in their role as parliamentarians, a policy the official said had been in place since 2006, they will now deal directly with low-level Brotherhood party officials.
There is no U.S. legal prohibition against dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood itself, which long ago renounced violence as a means to achieve political change in Egypt and which is not regarded by Washington as a foreign terrorist organization.
But other sympathetic groups, such as Hamas, which identifies the Brotherhood as its spiritual guide, have not disavowed violence against the state of Israel.
The result has been a dilemma for the Obama administration. Former officials and analysts said it has little choice but to engage the Brotherhood directly, given its political prominence after the February 11 downfall of former President Hosni Mubarak.
STIRRING UP DEMONS
U.S. President Barack Obama will surely face criticism for engaging with the Brotherhood, even tentatively.
Howard Kohr, executive director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, made clear the pro-Israel group's deep skepticism about the group in a speech last month.
"While we all hope that Egypt emerges from its current political transition with a functioning, Western-oriented democracy, the fact is the best-organized political force in Egypt today is the Muslim Brotherhood -- which does not recognize Israel," Kohr said.
Former U.S. diplomats said the United States had to engage with the Brotherhood given its influence in Egypt.
"We cannot have a free and fair election and democracy unless we are going to be willing to talk to all the people that are a part of that democracy," said Edward Walker, a former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel who now teaches at Hamilton College.
"It's going to stir up demons," he added. "You have got an awful lot of people who are not very happy with what the roots of the Brotherhood have spawned ... There will be people who will not accept that the Brotherhood is of a new or different character today."
Egypt's parliamentary elections are scheduled for September and its military rulers have promised to hold a presidential vote by the end of the year.
DIPLOMATIC FIG LEAF
U.S. dealings with the Brotherhood have evolved over time and officials have found ways to keep lines open under the cover of one diplomatic fig leaf or another.
"We have not had contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood," then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in response to a question at the American University in Cairo in June 2005. "We have not engaged the Muslim Brotherhood and ... we won't."
The group says it wants a civil state based on Islamic principles, but talk by some members of an "Islamic state" or "Islamic government" have raised concerns that their goal is a state where full Islamic sharia law is implemented. The group says such comments have been taken out of context.
"It's critical ... that we make it very, very clear to Egyptians, if we are going to do a meeting, that we are no less opposed to the ideas they represent," Abrams said, noting that there are splits among Brotherhood members.
"We have to think about whether we can use meetings to deepen those splits and to help, quietly, those who are trying to moderate the positions of the Brotherhood," he added, saying the United States should choose its interlocutors with care and that the talks need not be conducted by the U.S. ambassador.
Previously at Atlas:
UPDATE: The Real Egyptian Revolution Will Not Be Brought to You by CNN Right Side News
Do you know ALL English Speaking JOURNALISTS are YAHOOD?? (Jews)"
...Egyptian Anti-Mubarak YouTube commenter
There are two Egyptian revolutions. The one marketed for Western consumption
by Egyptian bloggers and the American media-- and the real revolution. The
rape of Lara Logan brought that second revolution out of the shadows for the
Muslim Brotherhood leader Sheik Qaradawi:
In the past two years, he has:
Called on Muslims to acquire nuclear weapons "to terrorize their enemies."
Called jihad an Islamic moral duty and said Muslims are permitted to kill Israeli women because they serve in the army.
Affirmed his support for suicide bombings. "I supported martyrdom operations," he said, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). "This is a necessary thing, as I told them in London. Give the Palestinians tanks, airplanes, and missiles, and they won't carry out martyrdom operations. They are forced to turn themselves into human bombs, in order to defend their land, their honor, and their homeland."
Called the Holocaust a divine punishment of Jews "for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them - even though they exaggerated this issue - he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers."
Prayed for the opportunity to kill a Jew before his death. "The only thing that I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah's enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah."
MEMRI had this the day Muslim Brotherhood leader, Sheik Qaradawi, returned to Egypt:
Cairo's Al-Tahrir Square, prominent Sunni cleric and International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) head Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi led Friday prayers.
Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi in Friday Sermon at Cairo's Tahrir Square: Pray for the Conquest of Al-Aqsa
Today in Cairo's Al-Tahrir Square, prominent Sunni cleric and International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) head Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi led Friday prayers.
Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi has not been allowed to lead Friday prayers in Egypt for the past 31 years; he last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 following the assassination of President Anwar Al-Sadat.
The following is a report on the sermon, compiled by MEMRI; following that are links to MEMRI's extensive research on Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi.
Al-Qaradhawi: Revolution Against "Tyrannical Pharaoh" Belongs To All Egyptians
During a massive gathering at Cairo's Tahrir Square, where crowds were estimated at one million, Friday prayers were led by International Union of Muslim Scholars head Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi.
In his sermon, he expressed his esteem for Egypt's youth for their accomplishments in the revolution against "the tyrannical pharaoh" Hosni Mubarak, and said that the revolution belongs to all Egyptians, both Muslim and Christian.
Youth Must Not Let Revolution Be Snatched From Their Hands
Al-Qaradhawi called on the young people to contribute to the building of the country, to preserve their unity, and to prevent the revolution from being snatched from their hands. He praised the army's announcement of support for democracy, elections, and the establishment of a committee for changing the constitution.
He asked the army to disband the new government and to free the political prisoners, and promised that the Egyptian military would not be less patriotic than the Tunisian military.
Arab Leaders Must Listen To Will of the People
Addressing the Arab leaders, he called for them to regard the will of the people, because no one can change the wheels of history.
Pray For Conquest of Jerusalem; I Want To Give Friday Prayer Sermon At Al-Aqsa
In a special mention of the Palestinian issue, Al-Qaradhawi asked the Egyptian army to open wide the Rafah crossing and to pray for the re-conquest of Jerusalem by the Muslims, so that he and the Muslims could pray in security at Al-Aqsa Mosque. This part of his sermon was cheered and applauded by the crowd.
He also said that he wants to give the Friday prayer sermon at Al-Aqsa mosque.