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In his first public speech after being elected president of Egypt, that country’s Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi vowed to work to free Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center jihad bombing. In doing so, he revealed the catastrophic consequences of Barack Obama’s warm endorsement of the “Arab Spring,” which (contrary to persistent Leftist media myth) is about as much of a “democracy movement” as was Adolf Hitler’s becoming Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933.
Sheikh Omar, aka The Blind Sheikh, is currently serving a life sentence in prison in North Carolina for his role in plotting the 1993 WTC bombing, as well as for planning to bomb other New York City landmarks, including the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels. He had piously hoped to murder 100,000 people in the Tunnel bombings and 250,000 in the World Trade Center attack. Earlier, in Egypt, he had been charged, although not convicted, of issuing a fatwa calling for the murder of Anwar Sadat for making peace with Israel.
Omar was forthright about his role in the New York plots, and his Islamic motivations for participating in them: “If those who have the right to have something are terrorists, then we are terrorists, and we welcome being terrorists … the Qur’an makes it, terrorism, among the means to perform jihad in the sake of Allah, which is to terrorize the enemies of Allah.”
The Muslim Brotherhood of Mohamed Morsi is dedicated to the same goal of terrorizing the enemies of Allah and extending the rule of Islamic law over the world. Morsi recently repeated the Brotherhood’s credo in a speech: “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.” By calling for Sheikh Omar’s release, he showed his approval of violent as well as non-violent tactics in the service of Islam.
Morsi’s action, as much as it was a poke in the eye to his foremost international supporter, Barack Obama, came as no surprise. Back in March, Egypt’s parliament voted unanimously to expel Israel’s ambassador to Egypt and declared Israel to be Egypt’s “number one enemy.” Since then, the Muslim Brotherhood has signaled in numerous ways that the Camp David Accords would soon be a thing of the past. Barack Obama’s response to this egregious trampling upon the agreement that has kept an uneasy peace between Israel and Egypt for thirty years? He announced a resumption of military aid to Egypt.
From the beginning of the “Arab Spring,” I said repeatedly that it was not a democracy movement, as the Western press was enthusiastically claiming, but an Islamic supremacist takeover that would result in the creation of Sharia states that would be far more hostile to the U.S. and Israel than the Arab nationalist regimes they were supplanting. This assessment was greeted with the usual scorn: the Islamic supremacist media machine charged “Islamophobia,” on Fox Juan Williams said I was “fearmongering,” and the usual suspects made the usual ad hominem attacks. Yet everything that has happened since then has shown that the “Arab Spring” is indeed an Islamic supremacist winter, ushering in repressive Sharia regimes with the blessing of Barack Obama.
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