Egypt’s New Hitler


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With the Muslim Brotherhood almost certain to play a substantial role in the next Egyptian government, looming in the background is the man that Der Spiegel described this week as “the father figure of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood”: Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Qaradawi has been praised by Saudi-funded Islamic scholar John Esposito as a champion of a “reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights.” But numerous statements of Qaradawi demonstrate that he anything but a “reformist” or a genuine champion of “democracy, pluralism and human rights” – and is, in fact, positively Hitlerian in his Jew-hatred and bloodlust.

Qaradawi, 84, is based in Qatar, but was born in Egypt, and still wields considerable influence there. During the uprising against the Mubarak regime, a Muslim website published a chapter from Qaradawi’s book Laws of Jihad, including this passage: “One of the forms of jihad in Islam is jihad against evil and corruption within [the Islamic lands]. This jihad is crucial in order to protect society from collapse, disintegration, and perdition — for Muslim society has unique characteristics, and if these are lost, forgotten or destroyed, there will be no Muslim society.”

In 2002, the Muslim Brotherhood asked him to take over as their leader, but he refused, probably because he saw the position as too small for him: Qaradawi’s renown is not limited to Egypt or even to the Middle East. He is an international figure, reaching sixty million Muslims weekly through his Al-Jazeera TV show, “Sharia and Life,” and touching countless more through his 120 published books (including his famous popular Sharia manual, Al Halal wal Haram fil Islam – that is, The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam), his website IslamOnline.com (which publishes many of his fatwas) and positions as president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars and the European Council for Fatwa and Research.

Qaradawi also enjoys a reputation as a moderate beyond just Esposito: the former Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is himself widely assumed to be a “moderate” despite evidence to the contrary, has hailed Qaradawi as a “very very well known Islamic jurist, highly regarded all over the Muslim world.” And another Muslim leader whose moderate bona fides have been questioned, the vaunted “Muslim Martin Luther” Tariq Ramadan, wrote a foreword to one of his books in 1998, and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone welcomed him to the city in 2004 and praised him repeatedly, despite the fact that during that visit Qaradawi explained to the BBC that suicide attacks against Israelis were not actually suicide at all, but “martyrdom in the name of God.” (Qaradawi has since been banned from Britain, as well as from the U.S.)

And the things that Qaradawi tells the millions of Muslims that he reaches are anything but moderate. In January 2009, during a Friday sermon broadcast on Al-Jazeera, he prayed that Allah would kill all the Jews: “Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one.” He also declared: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by [Adolf] Hitler.”

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  • http://theoldgeek.com Bob Madden

    But… According to our oh so savvy DNI this organization is composed mostly of boy scout types who spend most of their time helping little old ladies cross the street? Shouldn't we feel all warm, and fluffy about such a benevolent, and peaceful group? arrrrrgh…. Now I am gonna go wash my mouth out with soap. lol

    • Egyptian Muslim

      If everyhting fails and you don't like the outcome of the new democracy forming in Egypt, you can always revert to what you do best. INVADE Egypt and "liberate" it the way you did in Afghanistan and Iraq.

      • Nomoremr.niceguy

        "Egyptian", "Muslim" – you really ought to stop insulting yourself.

        • Egyptian Muslim

          I am Egyptian and Muslim and I am proud of it.

          • Nomoremr.niceguy

            Yes, well, murder, rape, wife-beating, child-beating, theft, lying, sharia, etc. It's all over the news, over and over again ! Your prophet taught you all you need to know! Suits you very well.

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  • Fred Dawes

    Its starting; to look like a big time nuke in our Future. And i think that the vermin in the FBI/DIA/DNI/CIA AND DHS Must be working for the other side.
    We must stand up to evil or be eaten alive by Evil, The funny thing is the Muslims do want a peaceful world and will have it if we do not stand up, that peace will be the Grave of all Jews and all unbelievers meaning You and Your Kids.

  • thomas paine

    haven't figured out that glenn beck is anti-semitic yet? and he's an american with a daily tv show on american television!

    but hey – if you seekers haven't had your fill of moronic conspiracy theories from glenn about how soros and other people – almost all of whom "just happen" to be jewish – are taking overrr the worrrrld!, why don't you visit The Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator page:

    The Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator

    test your gullibility by seeing if there is any theory that the program generates automatically that you don't believe!

    have fun, and remember: there's a seeker born every minute!

    • USMCSniper

      Tell me Mr Paine, did you ride to school on the little yellow bus when you were a kid. You post like you are one of the… errr… hmmmm…. intellectually challenged… as I guess the use of the term retarded is not stylish nowadays.

    • WildJew

      I'm not prepared to say Glenn Beck is a great friend of the Jews. On what basis do you believe he is anti-Semitic? Because he revealed that George Soros as a young boy, aided the Nazis?

      • WildGerman

        Doesn't matter what Glenn Beck says, as long as he doesn't condone Violence, Hate, Anti-Democratic Ideology and discrimination against others. I don't like him, but the left has no "Beruehrungs-Angst" (fears of contacts) with anarchist, (pseudo-)antifascist, stalinist and as we all dreadfully see ISLAMIST extremists on their side, similarily the "right" should act, of course trying to exclude any Racists or Supremacists as much as possible.

        Christian, Jewish, Atheist, Hindu, Buddhist – Every single human being is a lot more than these labels, there are Rightwingers on the right and leftwingers on the left, but don't elevate nor marginalize their existence among us. We have to unite against left-liberal cultural relativism and Appeasement towards the islamist threat, stand united for our ideas of human rights, secularism, peace and freedom for all. We germans will be forever thankful for the americans, the british and the french for the gift of human rights and civil liberty. And also for the israeli folks that managed to forgive "us" which obviously is very gracious and difficult.

        Mr. Bob Spencer once elaborated with his mentor about "Enlightenment" being the start of the "Decline of the West (Abendland)" I disagree, still Bob Spencer has my full backing and support! Its enough to agree on the principles and core values of political ideas to unite for a common course which is Freedom, Peace, Justice and Prosperity for our children and children's children.

        And don't never forget: We fight for HUMAN RIGHTS, muslims that won't accept Sharia and conservative Islamic Doctrine are on our side as well, there're many of them! – In Germany, the islamcritics-Scene is strongly propped by muslim liberals who want to protect our western way of life, they are often Alevi from turkish backround, also ex-Muslims and "cultural muslims". Even they are being harrassed by the usual suspects' accusations of being "racist", "intolerant", "islamophobe" – the usual program in defaming islamcritics.

        Just wanted to remind everybody, we fight ISLAM, not MUSLIMS. You all hopefully agree on this important differentiation, even if radical islamists are of course also muslims.

        Robert Spencer, I'm so thankful for Your hard work of "enlightening" the public about the grave danger of conservative islamic dogma!

        • WildJew

          "Just wanted to remind everybody, we fight ISLAM, not MUSLIMS. You all hopefully agree on this important differentiation, even if radical islamists are of course also Muslims….."

          I understand your point. There can be a problem with this reasoning however. Muslims embrace Islam. There are little doubt peace-loving, devout Muslims. I want to believe this. There are Muslims who reject the literal, mainstream interpretation of the Qur'an. How many are there in the world remains the unanswered question.

          • Wook

            What we actually need is 'back-sliding' muslims – ones that don't devoutly follow every sentence in the koran or hadiths. These would be the ones that believe that god weighs the good deeds of their souls twice as much as their poor deeds, what my religion is mine – what is yours, yours; but think that jihad is barbaric, that women deserve equal rights, pork can be very tasty when cooked and prepared properly, et al.

  • BLJ

    I always thought the Muslim Brotherhood was an alternative Arab rock band. A little punk mixed with some good old Koran.

    This creep must go to England for dental care. The only way to really deal with the MB is grant them all dirt naps.

  • call me roy

    If Barry Hussein is re-elected, Mr Fred Dawes comments above may see fruition.
    Jeffrey Herf, a professor of history at the University of Maryland, has written an eye-opening book about the effectiveness of Nazi ideas in the Middle East during the Second World War called, “Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World.” In it, he describes the Nazi campaign for the minds and hearts of the Arab world in great detail—particularly the Axis radio programs that ran in Arabic around the clock from late 1939 until March of 1945.
    The Third Reich is very much alive and well in the Muslim world of the Middle East.
    The most lasting impact of the Nazi propaganda machine is that murderous ideas espoused back then are alive and well in our day and age and still being used to threaten and kill Jews—while nouveau wobblers turn away.

  • call me roy

    Wow, as time goes by, Ann Coulter's comments become truer every day (just like Glenn Beck's and Joel Rosenberg's)? For instance:
    "Perhaps we could put aside our national, ongoing, post-9/11 Muslim butt-kissing contest and get on with the business at hand: Bombing Syria back to the stone age and then permanently disarming Iran."
    The "offense to Islam" ruse is merely an excuse for Muslims to revert to their default mode: rioting and setting things on fire. These people have a serious anger management problem.
    So it's not exactly a scoop that Muslims are engaging in violence. A front-page story would be "Offended Muslims Remain Calm."
    Either that or Ann's clairvoyant?

    • WildJew

      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/02/post-3.html

      Watch the last in the series of videos at the bottom. Scroll approximately 5 minutes, 45 seconds into the video. Watch Rosa Leonetti speak about her governor – she lost a relative in the 9/11 attacks. Ann Coulter has endorsed Chris Christie for U.S. president.

  • http://www.fxexchangerate.com/ fxgeorges

    At the moment I am reading a book by Uki Goni called The Real Odessa. All about the escaped Nazis. Nothing about Egypt,so far, but interesting.

  • USMCSniper

    Once again all the Liberals and Leftists will assume Dhimmi position on knees and spread the buttock cheeks so as to press lips upon hemmoroids to gain favor of the Muslim world, or is it more like a Mr crocodile eat me last gesture>

    • thomas paine

      is that what ronald reagan was doing when he sent donald rumsfeldt to shake saddam hussein's hand and sell him poison gas?

      is that what george bush was doing when he went to saudi arabia and walked in the sheik's garden holding his hand?

      • Rocky

        The gas you better worry about was brought to Iraq and left prior to the start of the last war to the north via Syria in a 200 truck convoy 70 of which were gas tankers loaded with a mix of red rain (fungus base) and Variant-U (bleeder). It was engineered by Russia manufactured in N. Korea (Kangye) and is about to make an appearance from India to southern Pakistan. But then I hope you know the US isn't the only bad wolf creating and supplying larger "bus"h wars to help cover expenses. Dealing with the Chinese can get expensive so can keeping up the trillion dollar opiate trade.

      • USMCSniper

        No that was what Barak Hussein did when he made his speech in Cairo and when he bowed before the Saudi King to gain favor with the Muslims.

  • tim heekin

    I have a different take on "moderate" Musilms. I prefer to consider these Muslims as "inactive." As bin laden has said ""they" will follow the strong horse". Our German friend, Wild German, is aware of how many Nazis there were in 1932 (+/-3%) and how many Germans were on board (although still not card carrying Nazis) when the German army marched into Paris in 1940 (probably 95%). Therefore, unfortunately, all Muslims are suspect. I'm sorry about that but Islam leaves me no choice.

    • 'nuff already

      Well said. I am in 100% agreement with you. More and more muslims are toting the party line, either directly or indirectly.

  • leciat

    does anyone know where i can find a translated transcript of his sermon today? from tweets to sandmonkey i have read he talked about palestine, i am very much interested to know what he really said as opposed to what our msm say he said

  • morristhewise

    The Highly respected and politically powerful Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi who is best known for his outspoken hatred of Israel and Jews is the favorite to become the new president of Egypt. He was famous for his YouTube video`s praising Hitler and his prayers that Allah would give him the chance to follow in the foot steps of the Fuhrer.

    • MixMChess

      I hate to say it, but should this really surprise anyone?

  • http://TimSweeneyRealtor.com tim

    How is it that any muslim man has the ability to control himself in say, New York City, with all the uncovered meat floating around, there for the taking?

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