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Islamists March on in Egypt, With Western Blessing

April 2, 2012 8:13 pm 5 comments

I know, I know. It is shocking. After numerous pledges not to seek Egyptian presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood has fielded a candidate and is geared to win. Just a year ago, chairman of the Brotherhood’s political front “Freedom and Justice Party” Mohammed Morsi promised that Islamists have no desire to control neither legislative nor executive office, but to engage in “fruitful dialog”. This solemn promise was, of course, taken as Gospel by the usual suspects – various “experts” on the subject who, having taken an obligatory stroll around Tahrir square, declared the Israeli fears of rapid Islamization of their Southern neighbor “baseless fearmongering”.

Even when the Islamist parties took the Egyptian parliament by storm, leaving the Tahrir liberals no chance and no meaningful voice in the constitutional assembly, the liberal consensus, embodied by the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, continued to praise the “democratic transition” and to demand that the only remaining force of stability and pro-American continuity, the SCAF, speed up the transfer of power to the elected institutions. As usually happens with the current administration, in the end, when forced to face reality, it has backtracked on its criticism of the Egyptian military and waived restrictions on financial aid to Egypt (which goes mostly to the army). But the damage was already done. Announcing the candidacy of its money boss for the presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood explained this change of heart by saying that it needed to prevent the Army from “denying the people the achievements of the revolution”.

Apparently, having concluded that American pressure has neutered the threat of a military coup, Egyptian Islamists are no longer afraid of exposing their true objective for what is always was – the establishment of an Islamic state. Seeing that their fate under the new regime is being sealed and hoping to attract at least international protection, the Egyptian Christian Coptic Church and the defeated liberals decided to boycott the constitutional assembly, where the Islamists retain an absolute majority. Ironically, some Egyptian liberals appealed… to the military.

Since the arc of political transition in Egypt is becoming short and it bends towards triumphant Islamism, one is tempted to ponder whether the Brotherhood’s dissembling really ends at Egypt’s borders. Amid the promises to keep the peace with Israel, there’s a growing clamor in Cairo to “revise” the treaty in order to nullify the limitations on Egyptian military deployment in Sinai. When a few weeks ago Israel was forced to defend itself against terrorist threats and rocket attacks from Gaza, the Brotherhood promised “to provide the people of Gaza with all they need” to win the fight against Israel. As long as the control of the government rests with the army, the Islamists can’t put their promises into practice. When the “democratization” is complete, nobody will stop them from opening the Rafah crossing at the Gaza-Sinai border to provide Hamas with game-changing weaponry (such as the Libyan anti-aircraft missiles which are already present at Sinai).

It is, of course, Islamophobic to point out that, from its very beginning, Islam was very lax on a need to keep promises given to the unbelievers. Since Muhammad broke his treaty with the people of Mecca and took the future shrine of Islam by surprise, it was understood that Muslims should stick by their word only as long as this fidelity doesn’t contradict the commandment to spread Islam. “War is deceit”, – said Muhammad, and, being a bloody warlord himself, he was obviously correct.

Despite all this, despite all the experience, we’re still being bombarded by pro-Islamist propaganda. Islamists in Syria promise to create democracy after Assad’s defeat. Islamists in Iran claim that they have no intention to build an atomic weapon. Islamists in Turkey insist on having “deep commitment” to NATO and “mutual interests” with Barack Obama. And the liberal West is only too happy to lap it up, saving its suspicion and malice for the Jewish state. As long as the Western democracies, America first and foremost, refuse to see the Islamization of the Arab states for what it really is – an end to any hopes for democracy and a major threat to regional stability, American interests and the security of Israel, the Arab Spring will inexorably wilt into long and terrifying winter.

5 Comments

  • When will the West understand that Muslims are filthy sub-humans unworthy of Democracy? And as MBenFaivol points out Muslims did bad things a thousand years ago so they’re all bad now.

    Just bomb them all and give their land to Jewish Europeans, that’s the only right thing to do.

    • It is amazing that trolls have learned to use the keyboard! Congratulations to you salvage for your monumental achievement

  • It should be noted that there are 81 million people in Egypt; they have applied for a loan from the World Bank and the IMF for $3 billion and $1 billion respectively. Most people in Egypt live on $2 a day. Lacking a viable capital market, a depressed economy because of the ‘Revolution’ that replaced one dictator with another one (a history lesson easily learned, but apparently lost on Barak Hussein Obama, from when the Ayatollah Komani took over the rule from a civilian government in February 13, 1979 and founded the Islamic Republic of Iran), loss of tourism which represented 15% of Egypt’s GDP, loss of businesses. weak rain flow (mostly agrarian country still dependent on the Nile River), a new Muslim Brotherhood President would be walking into a world of pain and economic disaster. As Purim has just ended and Passover approaches, one cannot help but think of the words in the liturgy that infers that it may be for this purpose that God permitted this change at this time so that the Muslim Brotherhood could fail and others would see what it means to be part of a global community.

  • Mohammad broke his word with the King of Medina, not Mecca. When Mohammad realized that his and his army’s attempted siege of Medina was not only ineffective, but that Medina had huge storehouses of food (thanks to its Jewish leaders) and that Mohammad’s army was being cut up from its rear retreat, Mohammad made a deal with the King that if the King let Mohammad and his army leave, that they would never return. The reasoned–and against the advise of the Jewish leaders in Medina–that even if Mohammad came back to Medina again, that Medina had enough food to withstand any siege. Ten months later, Mohammad returned with an army four times the siege of the one that the King let retreat. This time, Mohammad’s army did not lay siege to the city-state (what the word ‘Medina’ means in Hebrew and Arabic, i.e. “state”); instead they charged the fortified city and the captured the King, then quartered him one limb at a time in the town square (then after the butchering,prevented him from then bleeding out so that they could cut another limb off the next day), then Mohammad brought the six hundred leaders ofthe Jewish community to the town square and again, in front of all of the people of Medina, demanded that they either worship Allah, accept Mohammad as the Messiah, and covert to Islam, OR die. Six hundred heads were loped off at Mohammad’s direction. The the rest of the city then converted to Islam. Mohammad was asked later how Mohammad could give his word, a sacred promise even written in a treaty called a Suq, and then breach his word; Mohammad responded that ‘anything that elevates the spread or empowerment of Islam is not only permissive but required’. It is for this “ends justify the means” and commandment to lie if it can be argued that Islam is in some way elevated or enhanced as the reason that Muslims are not–and should not–be trusted. This is not Islamophobia but reality; please also see Razi Khallli’s soon to be released book on “The Belief” in which he states that ‘Islam teaches that Muslims believe that they are the inheritors of the world and that it is their duty to subjugate all non-Muslims to its beliefs’.

    • Braham Finestone

      This is truly shocking. We really do need to put a stop to intifadas and rioting. If Jerusalem is not safe, Israel is on the brink, and we have enemies around every corner.
      The same seems true in 2012 as it was 3500 years ago, these people are brainwashed in to believing they are messianic.

      What price 2-200 years left for humanity? personally I fear we have less than 30.

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