Obama Welcomes Brotherhood Run for Egyptian Presidency

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The Muslim Brotherhood swore up and down that it wouldn’t seek the Egyptian presidency as proof of its desire for a pluralistic society. At the last minute, the Brotherhood nominated Khairat el-Shater. According to the New York Times, State Department officials actually look at this as a good thing that could stop the more puritanical Salafists from winning.

“State Department officials said they were untroubled and even optimistic about the Brotherhood’s reversal of its pledge not to seek the presidency,” the Times reports.

Shater has had extensive contact with U.S. officials and has convinced them that he’s not to be feared. Apparently, these U.S. officials have forgotten about (or never were informed of) the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology and history.

The Brotherhood’s leaders preach a strategy of “gradualism” towards “mastership of the world.” Hamas has officially added “a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood-Palestine” to its name. The Vice Chairman of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party says Hamas is a “resistance group” and that Cairo should host one of its offices. The Brotherhood’s leaders are not shy about their goal of destroying Israel and its internal documents refer to its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”

In November, a Brotherhood spokesman stated without equivocation, “The Sharia, the Muslim legal framework, must be the foundation for everything.” On November 24, senior Brotherhood leaders publicly preached violent jihad, and the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a Brotherhood entity, declared that it is time to “revive the duty of jihad in all its forms.” One top leader, Mohamad Katatni, predicts that the revolution in Egypt would lead to the elimination of the state of Israel.

The State Department’s welcoming of Shater’s candidacy is partly due to fear of the Salafist candidate, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. He is outwardly hostile to the West. The Salafists shocked the West when they won nearly one-fourth of the vote in Egypt’s elections. The latest poll shows that Ismail leaped forward from as low as fifth place to second place at 22%, about 10% behind the secularist presidential frontrunner, Amr Moussa.

Ismail is happy about Shater’s candidacy. He believes that it will take votes away from Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a Muslim Brotherhood leader whose membership was suspended when he ran for president against the leadership’s wishes. He’s currently polling at 8%. The election is held in May, and if no single candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, a run-off is held between the top two candidates the next month. If it comes down to Moussa and Ismail, the Islamists will rally behind Ismail and give him a landslide victory.

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  • Brian Donegal

    The ass kissing is just sickening.

  • effemall

    The state department lads think this is great because they were told to think that way by Sheik Obama who stated openly during the so-called Arab Spring while screaming for Mubarak to "Leave NOW" that "the new government should have a religious component." Of course, to be fair, he might have had a Coptic Christian or Catholic or Jewish component in mind since he strives to be Democratic and to overcome his Muslim upbringing. The frightening and depressing thing is that the GOP has no stellar candidates and American voters are largely mentally challenged and America may bring back for a second term its biggest enemy since Benedict Arnold.

  • RonCarnine

    It amazes me that Obama's gov't is excited that someone who flat out lied to the US and the world is running for the head of the nation of Egypt. It makes no sense whatsoever to support a liar. Our gov't is led by fools and idiots and our President tops the list. It is unbelievable that we back a leader who has not only lied to us but indicates that he will work for the destruction of Israel. Israel must think we are crazy and is finding out that her greatest threat is supposed to be her greatest ally.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Why shouldn't they be excited, Americans elected such a leader……………….William

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    four muslim hands on one belly;Oh brother are"nt they hoods.

  • Steve Chavez

    WATCH CAREFULLY OBAMA'S CAIRO SPEECH on youtube. Watch his face and tone of voice especially around the twenty minute mark when he talks about "extremism" when he tells them it is not the way BUT the look on his face changes and tone of voice changes AND IS SECRETLY TELLING THEM "EXTREMISM" IS THE WAY. Everything he says is what he telling them to do the opposite if they want their way. Now you see why he supported the overthrow of Egypt and Mubarak who had signed a PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL.

    Libya is child's play compared to SYRIA and yet no action against them except meaningless sanctions. WHY? Syria, a proxy of Iran, aids terrorist groups that attack Israel, OBAMA'S SECRET ENEMY AND YET AMERICAN JEWS WILL STILL SUPPORT HIM and fund him because they are life long Democrats. THIS LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE FAKE JEWS!

    • Mel M

      And Obama has done nothing to stop the ongoing genocide in Sudan, where millions of innocent people have been killed. And guess what, the government of Sudan is backed by none other than the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • maghrebchristians

    The current year is seen as a crucial year for the church. There are some signs that things might become more difficult. In the beginning of March, three brothers were arrested at a coffee shop. “It was clear that they were arrested because of their Christian activity. The police asked questions about this and tried to find Christian literature or material.” According to the Open Doors spokesman, they also tried to find the pastor of the three men. He was warned, however, and went to a safe place. The three men were released a day after their arrest because of lack of proof.

    Read more: http://www.maghrebchristians.com/2012/04/03/three


  • maghrebchristians

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    Read more: http://www.maghrebchristians.com/2012/04/03/pasto


  • Mel M

    The White House and US State Department's belief that the Muslim Brotherhood does not support violence is proof that it is run by brainless idiots . All one has to do to understand the REAL nature of the Muslim Brotherhood is to observe what has happened in the Sudan since the Muslim Brotherhood backed regime of Omar Bashir came to power in 1989. The death toll there is so high the media seldom even bother to mention it anymore even though genocidal campaigns are continuing. How many innocent lives did Mubarak kill? Hundreds? Maybe a few thousand? Meanwhile the Muslim Brotherhood backed criminals in Khartoum have killed millions upon millions of innocent people. Then again, maybe Obama and his ilk do not consider rape, beheadings, slavery and the bombings of churches, schools and hospitals as constituting acts of "violence" as long as they are being committed against people who don't agree with the Muslim Brotherhood.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Of course they understand. Obama takes any excuse possible to support the muslim brotherhood, his muslim heritage means more to him than he can admit.

      • Mel M

        Yeah. It would not surprise me one bit to discover that Obama himself is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. His loyalty to them is surpassed only by James Clapper's spectacularly stupid assertions about the MB's "moderate" and "secular" platform. The Muslim Brotherhood's agenda needs to be locked in the annals of ancient human history as one of its darkest anomallies, NOT occupying a sympathetic place at the seat of governance in this world's greatest superpower.

  • BLJ

    Sure he does. His middle name is Hussein afterall.

  • Jakareh

    I don't about Israel disappearing, but the State of Egypt may soon vanish from the banks of the Nile.

  • Schlomotion

    I glean from this article that no Muslims should be allowed to run any countries. Is this correct?

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Bet your sweet @ss, Schloim baby!

      Shariah Muslim rulers suck! Secular muzzie rulers are the best the OOOOmah can hope for.

    • Tanstaafl


    • kafir4life

      I love muslim only countries! Where there are no infidels, muslims eat their own. It's a beautiful thing to see, and extremely koranic!! How can you not look at Syria and say Neat-O? muslims slaughtering muslims! I would encourage them. If every muslim killed just one muslim a day, the entire problem would be solved within months. One muslim a day. Is that too much to ask??

  • Ghostwriter

    Maybe you should reread the article,Schlomotion. The Muslim Brotherhood aren't exactly nice guys. They can be best described as Islam's version of the Mafia. They're a bunch of vicious monsters who wouldn't hesitate to kill you if you got in their way. And what's worse,they can use religion to justify their actions. Maybe,you should be careful about who you choose to side with,Schlomotion. You might end up dead.

    • Schlomotion

      I don't know. I'm pretty good with my hands. Despite the fervent wishes of the commenters here, I am not going to be killed. Regarding rereading the article, I ask you, how many times can a person reread an article by someone who claims to be an Asymmetrical Warfare intelligence analyst but is still seeking a Masters Degree in Political Science, and it's reflected in the writing? How nice were Irgun when they were trying to make their country? Not very.

  • Coptic John

    I wanna make it clear that … all islamic and jihadi groups and movements all over the world came out from one source which is MB.
    For instance Salifists are not more than another face for MB, infiltrated years ago by MB when they knew that Mubarak's regime was about to formulate another movement to hold them back in the street. so they worked in unison in the last parliamentary election and now in the parliament and the constitution.
    By the way The Muslim Brotherhood put Hazem Abu ismail up as a candidate for the parliament in 1995 and 2005 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazem_Salah_Abu_Isma… )

  • Tanstaafl

    Dhimmis in the White House.

  • ross1948

    And then there's this, a claim by one of Indonesia's most rabid Islamist government mnisters, that he's been visited by approving Obama envoys. But he didn't identify them – can any readers shed light on this?

  • Mary

    Here is a national Petition to impeach President Obama for his traitorous actions and because he is not eligible to be President per the U.S. Constitution:
    http://www.impeachpresidentobama.weebly.com or http://www.petition2congress.com/6519/impeach-mr-

    We need a governmental reset to route out enforcement of Sharia law.

    At the very least, expose President's actions before the election.