Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for Hamas

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


Israel has finally struck back against the terrorist enclave of Gaza after having 120 rockets fired at it since Saturday and over 700 this year alone. For now, the Obama administration is rhetorically supporting Israel, but the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt is doubling down on its support for Hamas, Gaza’s ruling terrorist organization, and has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel. U.S.-based Islamists and their non-Muslim allies can be counted on in the ensuing days to pressure the administration to throw Israel under the bus in favor of the Islamist rulers of Egypt. If Egypt takes action, the administration will have to choose between its relationship with Israel or its relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood. There is no middle ground to straddle.

The Israeli Defense Forces struck 100 terrorist targets, and the Iron Dome missile defense system took out 28 rockets before they landed in Israel. The campaign began with a precision strike on a car carrying Hamas military chief Ahmad Jabari, the mastermind of the 2006 kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Video of the strike shows it was designed to minimize civilian casualties. The IDF tweeted, “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leader, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.” Israel is also threatening a ground operation into the Gaza Strip.

Hamas says the initial strike “opened the gates of hell” and it will fight back. With about 35,000 fighters, that’s no idle threat. Senior Hamas leaders say they are considering firing long-range rockets at Rishon LeZion, a city 7 miles from Tel Aviv. They are also contemplating carrying out suicide bombings and assassinations and are in talks with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and other Gaza-based terrorists like the Popular Resistance Committees and Palestinian Islamic Jihad about their response. The involvement of the latter is significant because its alliance with Iran remains solid. The relationship between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran has been strained because they are on opposite sides in Syria.

Egypt has withdrawn its ambassador to Israel. The Muslim Brotherhood warns that Israel will not go unchallenged like it did during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. It promises “swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres”—massacres that never happened. The Brotherhood said the situation is different now because of the Arab Spring and Egypt “will not allow the Palestinians to be subjected to Israeli aggression, as in the past.”

Egyptian President Morsi will be under increasing pressure to take action and its political benefits will be tempting. The Brotherhood’s popularity in Egypt is declining but a new poll shows that 77% of the public favor dissolving the peace treaty with Israel, up from under 25% about three years ago.

Opponents of Israel will accuse it of destroying the non-existent peace process. On the contrary, the Israeli strikes, especially the one on Jabari, are necessary for progress towards peace to happen. Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel and in September 2010, Jabari threatened to torpedo peace talks by increasing attacks. The Hamas charter even says, “The time will not come until the Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”

The political pressure on President Obama to demand a ceasefire will grow quickly. Anti-Israel forces on the left will make their voices heard. Muslim-Americans were a part of the coalition that won him re-election with over 85% voting for him, according to a survey by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.  Anti-Israel advisors to the administration, especially those with Islamist ties, will argue that the fighting is counter-productive. Already, Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee, is tweeting that Israel’s military tactics don’t work and it must “elect a peacemaker like Sadat.”

The Islamist networks in the U.S. will use their massive organizational capabilities to demand U.S. pressure on Israel, and they’ll make good use of their interfaith allies.

American Muslims for Palestine, an Islamist group that meets with State Department officials, quickly condemned Israel and demanded that the U.S. cut off aid. Its statement did not even mention the hundreds of rockets fired into Israel. It accused Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu of waging war for political gain ahead of his country’s January 22 election. The theme echoed the Brotherhood, which lashed out  at “The Zionist war that is operating under electoral calculations for personal gain…”

The U.S.-based Islamists will undoubtedly use the American Muslims for Palestine conference on November 22-25 in Oak Brook Hills, Illinois to mobilize supporters against the Obama administration’s stance. A  second blockbuster Islamist event is being held on December 21-25 in Chicago, the 11th annual Muslim American Society-Islamic Circle of North America convention. The power of these groups, especially when they coordinate, cannot be discounted.

The situation will dramatically escalate if the Palestinian Authority asks the United Nations to recognize it as a nonmember observer state. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has written a draft proposal to recognize a provisional Palestinian state with temporary borders if it abandons this course. If it does not, a Foreign Minister position paper argues for toppling Palestinian President Abbas and dismantling the Palestinian Authority.

The Islamists in the U.S. and their anti-Israel allies are about to move full force. President Obama said in March that the U.S. will “always have Israel’s back.” To honor that commitment, he will have to stand up to the Islamist network and international community. If Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood do indeed take action, he will have to abandon his faulty hope of an accommodation with them.

We’ve been told to ignore the fiery rhetoric of the Muslim Brotherhood because they are a “moderate” force. We’ve been told that the administration is a stalwart friend of Israel. Those two reassurances are about to be tested.

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  • Lillith66

    Meh, big surprise!

  • Coptic John

    Just let Israel handle this issue with those savages in Gaza and Egypt …

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      God Bless the Copts!

  • mgoldberg

    And the muslim brotherhood apologists with demand a peace partner who doesn't fight back because that's whats causing the problem. The fact that the Muslim brotherhood, hamas, Islamic Jihad, all, stand for the utter surrender of Israel, because it is ruled by Jews will never be mentioned, nor allowed to be mentioned as biased. But unless we stand utterly in contempt of Islam, it's 'messenger', and it's spokesman who all speak of the need for Israel to surrender itself to arab and Islamic peoples and Islam itself, unless we expose that for what it is, all we will get is the ever present US position that tells Israel to stop defending itself, to stop and give more of itself away for it's 'peace partners'.
    They have no peace partners. Just listen to the nazi rhetoric of the tyranny they face daily and the horror story of every last arab and muslim government and the issues become yet again, clear, and never changing.

  • PaulRevereNow

    I'll bet those Hamas boys don't know Krav Maga.

  • victor

    " A peace maker like Sadat" Oh!!! and where is Sadat now and what happened to him ? What a bunch of crap. I hope Israel does not stop this time from destroying hamas and its tentacles

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The entire Muslim response to Israeli's defending itself against unprovoked attacks is a grand
    falsehood that exists at all times no matter what circumstances are in play. As Obama is a
    notorious liar as well as all of the Muslim Brotherhood which has members advising Obama
    and Clinton at all times the World will be treated to the most salacious and slanderous of
    fables. It's all just another Muslim mob riot, no conspiracy here for Israel to be upset over,
    like hey what's several hundred missiles exploding in your towns, just a signal for Israeli
    overreaction. If the World is lucky it will be the beginning of the end of this murderous
    cult of vast evil that grows like cancer and is just as pernicious………………..William

  • http://twitter.com/1independent @1independent

    God bless Israel.

    • Bonnie Loranger

      God bless Israel and help this courageous little country to destroy Hamas. The Israelis should also take back the Gaza strip. But I am afraid the big scoundrel f in the white house will somehow get into this fight and he will not be on Israel side.

  • BLJ

    Screw Hamas. Screw the Muslim Brotherhood. Screw Islam. Screw Obama.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Screw the false prophet of satan mohammed.

    • Arlie

      AGREE …time to wipe them out. Israel belongs to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and so does America. God bless our victory over this evil affliction on our countries peace and freedoms.

    • Fed up Vet

      Yes Indeed! Obama was going to send $450,000,000 Tax Payer dollars to his Brothers,aka (The Muslim Brotherhood) but for once! in a very ling time, the US Congress did the right thing,and put a stop to it…so I am told.

  • Zionista

    sooooooooo predictable – anyone notice that thousands have been slaughtered in the cesspool of syria and the world's reaction? – yawn – but when the Israelis kill one terrorist beast – whoa! international outrage – Hey Israel, stay strong and do what you gotta do!

  • erica

    Israel has every right and duty to respond to attacks .
    We know Obama will never defend Israel –

    “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country.”
    Barack Hussein Obama

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
    Barack Hussein Obama

    Europeans are such cowards and antisemites they are inviting more muslims in and stand and watch as Jews are persecuted and assaulted , and women and children are molested,raped,brutalized and terrorized ,so they can never be trusted or dependable for assistance .

    Israel is basically alone in a sea of unjustifiable hate and violence.

    Since the world is shamefully ignorant ,cowardly and hate filled,the least they can do is shut up,stop financing terrorists and stay out of Israel's way.

    The world stood and watched the Holocaust occur. And they are standing around watching it begin again . Islamic antisemitic propaganda equals the Nazis speeches. Bombs lobbed into Israel aren't done as a peaceful gesture. No matter your opinion and beliefs about Jews, if you stand silent during an assault and attempt to destroy Israel you are morally bankrupt.

    If you doubt this go read history,read : THE CHARTER OF ALLAH:
    THE PLATFORM OF THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT of HAMAS
    THE CHARTER OF THE HAMAS
    Hamas Constitution
    Article 15 – I swear by that who holds in His Hands the Soul of Muhammed! I indeed wish to go to war for the sake of Allah! I will assault and kill,assault and kill, assault and kill (told by Bukhari and Muslim).

    "Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors."
    Imam and Martyr Hassan al-Banna

    It is a screed of hate far worse than Mein Kampf.

    • EthanP

      I like what you say Erica.

    • marsha

      No, you are not alone; in our little town alone Evangelical christians meet regularly at 7a.m. to pray for Israel. At least a million people meet yearly in Washington in support of Israel under the direction of "John Hagee Ministries" in Houston, Tx. We love Arab people, but cannot support their treatment of the Jewish people.
      Marci

    • Tazz77

      Excellend post Erica.

      • Tazz77

        I meant EXCELLENT post Erica

  • EthanP

    Hamas' threats only have teeth because due to international pressures, Israel must fight with both hands tied behind it's back. They're very good at kidnapping and murdering women and children. Against real soldiers, not so much.

  • Charles Roberts

    I think that we will see a connection between the Libya scandal(s) and the Obama administration and the radical Islamists………………Obama is no friend of America or Israel. As a Muslim, he cannot be.

    • Fed Up Vet

      Yet the so called "Home of the Brave" do nothing to keep the Muslim out of the White House.Americans have No Vote,and it is so obvious to all yet!! the Americans do nothing to stop it.Americas elected leaders have not fear,and it is oh! so obvious as to why….why should they? As a matter of fact Real Americans will be a minority soon,and what are they doing about it? Once again! One Big NOTHING.For the first time in my 65 yrs as an American (Combat Vet 67/68) that I am afraid of our own Military. I listen to them talk,I see what they do to others,and they are willing to fight Unconstitutional Wars…they were not Drafted…they enlisted. Their schools,and their Parents slipped them the Cool Aid…Their Parents..their own Parents,and Teachers molded them to be what they are,that being! scary as hell. If anyone get the chance get close enough to one of them,and just listen to them..they are not sane,the have been messed with somehow,like they mess with those at the Police Academy,or!! such horrible people really exist..I pray not.

    • Fed Up Vet

      Why then,do the so called "Home of the Brave" keep renting the White House to him and his Brothers?
      It won`t be much longer until America is filled with those that carry Two Flags,it is obvious,and Americans do NOTHING to stop it.One can`t depend on it`s own Military to protect them anymore.We don`t know if they will Kill us,or,them..our enemies.Who are our enemies these day`s? Do they live here.Did we go to school with them? Were they our neighbors? Where are the Americans?

  • Spider

    Isreal should push Gaza into the sea.

    • Larry

      No, they should give the present that Egypt left them back to Egypt – by pushing it across the Suez Canal.

  • Drakken

    Time to say world opinion be damned, they hate you anyway, time to level Gaza and it's rats nest of islamic filth and push it into the sea.

  • http://twitter.com/surfcitysocal2 @surfcitysocal2

    Poor, misguided Hamas, to think that they could actually intimidate the Jews so that they would hide behind a rock.

  • riverboatbill

    If Hamas gets Syria's chemical and biological warfare weapons, not only missiles, but also suitcases can bring hell on earth.

  • umustbkidding

    Believe in the power of prayer and start praying.

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    Pressure must be put on Israel to fight to WIN not to "de-escalate the situation" as Obama has "allowed." If the Israelis fight only to de-escalate until the next round, they deserve what they get: a stronger and smarter Hamas, plus a traumatized and demoralized citizenry that doesn't trust the government and the country eventually will overthrow the government or the country will be defeated. Watch "15 Seconds to Save Your Mama" on Israelnationalnews.com. It is 3 videos that will blow your mind.

  • marty

    I'm tired of Netanyahu's rhetorical windy bloviating..Israel must act now and act decisevely or it will only get worse..Israel acts like Obama is the President of Israel..

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      EXACTLY!!!! My God, Netanyahu and the rest of the Israeli gov't don't even go to the bathroom without wondering how Obama will react. They would sooner let all their people be killed than "offend" Barry.

  • Jim

    GOD will know when to show up,For Israel.

  • Anamah

    Hopefully Israel will continue until all the Hamas chiefs are in paradise with their 72 virgin.

  • harbidoll

    isrel, promise them anything but give nothing cept maybe food which they need badly–

  • dr.music

    Why doesn't the UN make a law that safeguards
    the rights and life of the ex-muslims ? Why doesn't the UN make a law that
    safeguards the rights and life of the ex-muslims ? Why doesn't the UN make a
    law that safeguards the rights and life of the ex-muslims ? Why doesn't the UN
    make a law that safeguards the rights and life of the ex-muslims ? Why doesn't
    the UN make a law that safeguards the rights and life of the ex-muslims ? Why
    doesn't the UN make a law that safeguards the rights and life of the ex-muslims
    ? Why doesn't the UN make a law that safeguards the rights and life of the
    ex-muslims ?

    THERE IS NO WORD FOR PEDOPHILIA OR
    CHILD-MOLESTATION IN ARABIC !!!

    Do you even know what that means ???

    Hence the stunting of the muslim
    psyche. Islam is coming.

    Islam has to be damned and banned.

    There is no other way. WE HAVE TO OPENLY START ASKING MUSLIMS WHAT’S THE
    ARABIC WORD FOR CHILD-MOLESTATION AND PEDOPHILIA.

    We have to watch their reactions …. It's
    so maccarbly funny…..THERE IS NO WORD FOR PEDOPHILIA OR
    CHILD-MOLESTATION IN ARABIC !!!

    What to do ? Not ask these questions ?

    Not even for the children ? Because muslim
    sentiments might be hurt ?

    Because the little ones’ screams are silent ?
    We have to rescue the children.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      Child sexual and physical abuse is rampant in Muslim culture. Sexual abuse of boys is not only due to strong gender apartheid rules, especially in adolescence and adulthood but sexual abuse of young boys is a typical way of an older male showing dominance over a younger one. Such behavior breeds intense rage which is projected onto other groups such as non-believers and such acts of rage are given sanction by the imams. In fact rage in Muslims is cultivated early on in a child's education. The result is a society which cannot produce anything, is totally non-creative, and is entirely dependent on others for its existence. Their only purpose is as human weapons against others for gain by a small group of very cruel leaders.

  • dr.music

    This is the beginning of the fourth and last world war.
    The third world war was against communism. Communism lost. The current and final world war is against pure evil that has creeped into our societies worldwide thanks to our clean minds and sharing beliefs that have come to bite back on us and our children. This evil that we need to rid the planet of is called islam. A figment of a mad man’s evil and vile and demented imagination filled with hate and regressive thoughts and mass murder as heavenly ordained . islam has put us all in peril. The full non-muslim planet is scared of this 1400 year old cult. We have the where-with-all to smash it but we fatally hesitate because our core beliefs have conditioned us that humans can change for the better. This is our fundamental and fatal mistake. Islam is so evil it is beyond change. islam calls us sub-human when the exact opposite is true. Islam is the vilest cult and now it has penetrated all over the globe because of the constant hoodwinking that islam does on normal people. Islam is not a religion but a system of male dominance over women and non-muslim people. Pedophilia is halal in islam. The head honcho of islam was a pedo so all muslims have to be pedos. Political correctness stops us from asking muslims these fundamental and valid questions about their core filthy beliefs. Our children are doomed. Since islam is a parasite “biological” is the answer. Then the bulldozers and then the incinerators. There is no other way. Conventional and atomic or nuclear is just one big mess. Overhead biological is the answer. The planet is fed up of parasitical islam. Ask any human. The war to the finish has started.
    Constant wars and terror are the fruits of Islamic over-population and muslim male boredom thanks to no contact and socially stunting policies about muslim women and socializing. They want our women because they aren’t allowed their women.
    An educated muslim is an oxymoron. If a muslim is educated and understands logic and all things fair and just what is he still doing in islam? The very fact that an educated man is still muslim means that education has bypassed him. A muslim is not a complete human. A muslim is a base animal that looks like us but kept at the basest level of mental development by islam. It is a real shame but this is the truth. A muslim is taught only hate filled rubbish and poisonous thinking by islam. There is no hope for muslims and if we don’t take pro-active steps to wipeout islam we will be wiped out.
    Crystal ?
    Capish ?
    Why aren’t stealth missiles invented yet ?

  • Questions

    Every member of Hamas can be said to be a war criminal. Attacks on unarmed civilians with air missiles is no different than attacks on them with machine guns and bombs at ground level. The Israelis has every right to defend itself through precision air strikes. My only regret is that they didn't do this earlier. Ramsey Clark and his allies may hold a press conference to denounce "Zionists," but there isn't any doubt as to who is in the right.

  • Ghostwriter

    At least we can agree on that,Questions. The main bad guys here aren't Israel,it's Hamas and it's allies. They deserve to be wiped off the face of the earth.

  • Palestine_forever

    What the heck are you guys on about…. the zionists are the ones that have taken over the land belonging to the Palestinians… Go read your history books…. The zionists are no better than hitler himself….

    Imagine in this day if a country tried to expand its boundaries by taking over parts of other countries… What would be the reaction that????

    Dont become blind through what the media is feeding you….

    • Kyra Nelson

      You are all liars and cowards. You beat your wives & molest your children. You do not deserve to live in the holy land. Go ride your camel to Egypt, the land of the illiterate savage.

    • dr.music

      Listen stupid man…..islam was born from a gutter ,lives in a gutter and will end the end be washed away in the gutter. Are you ready for the final swim?

    • dr.music

      Please get your facts right …..we have had enough of this islam-nonsense.Do you know PUREMAD WAS A medically certified LUNATIC AND YOU may HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER A MAD MAN. THE ISLAM JOKE IS ON YOU BUT THE CURSE of islam IS ON YOUR KIDS. Do you know why other cultures don't name their kids mohammad? Because mohammad is the most hated name and the most filthy name in the world. You can't find a dirtier name than mohammad in the world today. This is a fact. Do you know there is no word for pedophilia in arabic. There is no word for a child-molester in arabic. You are living in an insane cult which tells you it's the greatest religion. If it was the greatest religion why would there be any doubt? Think a little….not allowed? So sad….no guts no glory only 5 times a day head-banging on stone floor damaging your brains to medical insanity. There is still time….eject from dirty dirty islam.
      Creepy islam has harrassed our ancestors (MayPeaceBeUponThem) and us (MayPeaceBeUponUs) enough !!

    • Tazz77

      God promised that land (and more) to the children of Israel and they WILL have it.