Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’s Thug Brigades: “They Look Strange. Beating Them is the Only Way”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Reports from Egypt are beginning to take on a strange William Shirer “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” quality. It’s hard not to see certain similarities between the pre-Morsi Egypt and Weimar Germany where gangs of street thugs mobilized under a fanatical movement seized power and went on to murder millions. The street clashes in Egypt echo some of the German street violence between the right and the left that accompanied the rise of Hitler. And it doesn’t help that the Muslim Brotherhood was inspired and financed by Nazi Germany.

This report takes us into the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood’s thug brigades. Perhaps the equivalent of the SA. And gives us a snapshot of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ground operation.

When I approached the ablution area, I saw a tall bearded man bleeding from a wound in the back of his head. Giving him napkins to wipe the blood, another man told him, “God will bless you for your good deed.”

The wounded man was wearing thick cloth rolls, wrapped around his stomach from his lower chest. Those around him thought it was to protect him from stones or bullets, but one of them said it was a belt for losing weight.

By now, there were two men before me in the queue. Apparently they did not know each other, but they knew they were both “Brothers,” which was enough for them to talk affectionately.

“They look strange,” said the first, pointing at the opponents. “Indeed they do,” said the other. “Beating them is the only way.”

They look strange. Beating them is the only way. It doesn’t get much more National Socialist than that.

Walid, one of the Brothers, took me to see the captives they abducted throughout the clashes. On the way, I watched the crowd as I was walking. The people seemed to behave as if in a real battlefield. More people came to replace those at the front lines, while others picked up stones from the metro tracks.

A small, red car was slowly moving among the people, with the driver speaking in a megaphone that was placed on the top. “You do this for God,” he said. “Treat the prisoners well and send them to the organizing committee.”

I asked Walid about the organizing committee. “There is a committee for everything,” he said.

I heard them cheer something I used to cheer when I was drafted in the army: “Strength… Determination…Faith.” I also heard them say, “Morsy shoots to kill.”

Finally, we got to the place where they keep the captives, at one of the gates to the palace. There, I saw Central Security Forces in uniform alongside more Morsy supporters in civilian attire. The CSF officer did not mind that we talk to the captives, but a man in civilian clothes forbade us. It seemed he had more authority. “There is no place for the press here,” he told us.

This prompted the crowd to shout slogans against the media and order us to leave. “The Brotherhood channel is the best,” they shouted… At this point, more people started to approach, and another one told me to leave before they beat me.

But at least FDR wasn’t in bed with Hitler, the way that Obama is in bed with Morsi.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Here is the Brotherhood Mafia/Islamists in all their barbarism – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a

    And these are their plans for America and the west – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/25/the-muslim-ma

    And calling them barbaric is an understatement!!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://www.adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • WilliamJamesWard

    That violent thugs find a home in a gang is like honey to a bee but they search for violence
    and use Sharia to feed this detestble appatite. The psychology of gangs makes them the only
    correct conductors of interaction while all others are nothing but victims, potential and actual.
    That 1930's Germany is alive and well in the Middle East is merely a continuous reflection of
    what has been there all along, evil in thought, action and deed now not back but grown
    like recurring cancer. No matter how these perpetrators are portrayed history reveals that
    militancy and no quarter is the antidote, A no tolerance policy by civilized societies with a
    complete understanding that evil must be eradicated is the only sure cure……….William

  • http://notalemming.wordpress.com YourDaddy

    It is just a matter of time before the Black Panthers and the thugs from the AFL CIO and SEIU are instructed to start beating and killing people on the streets of America. Obama and his thugs will bring this to America. It is who they are.