7,000 Hamas Terrorists May Be Propping Up Morsi in Egypt

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.


Considering that Hamas is really an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and that there were reports that Iran called in Hezbollah and Hamas to deal with its election protests, it wouldn’t exactly be the first time that Hamas was being used to suppress a popular uprising by one of its backers.

Did Hamas dispatch 7,000 militiamen from the Gaza Strip to Egypt to protect President Mohamed Morsi, who is currently facing a popular uprising?

Reports that appeared in a number of Egyptian opposition media outlets in the past few days claimed that the militiamen entered Egypt through the smuggling tunnels along the border with the Gaza Strip.

The reports quoted unidentified Egyptian security officials as saying that the Hamas militiamen had been spotted in the Egyptian border town of Rafah before they headed toward Cairo, to shore up the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Morsi, which Hamas may have feared was in danger of collapse.

The officials claimed that the Hamas militiamen had been deployed in a number of sensitive locations in the Egyptian capital, including the Al-Ittihadiyeh Presidential Palace, as part of a plan to protect the Muslim Brotherhood regime.

Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, is a staunch supporter of the Morsi regime.

This week, a Gulf newspaper Akhbar Al-Khaleej published what it described as “secret documents” proving that Hamas, with the financial backing of Qatar, had plans to send hundreds of militiamen to Egypt to help Morsi’s regime.

One of the classified documents, signed by Hamas’s armed wing, Izaddin al-Kassam, talks about the need to send “warriors to help our brothers in Egypt who are facing attempts by the former regime [of Hosni Mubarak] to return to power.”

Hamas does have a lot at stake in Egypt.

With Morsi in power, Hamas has a direct line to Egypt and is no longer cut off from its weapons suppliers. A new Egyptian government might be a lot less friendly to terrorists.

Hamas dumped its Iranian backers, at least partly, at the instigation of Qatar which delivered Arab Spring Islamist revolutions and integrated Hamas into a cleaner Sunni Islamist coalition.

Iran has still been providing Hamas with aid, because the Shiite terrorist regime has been desperately making overtures for decades to every Sunni terrorist group around, including Al Qaeda, only to get slapped down by them. Ahmadinejad’s visit to Cairo was an embarrassing reminder that there is no room for Shiites in the Great Coalition.

But if Morsi falls, Hamas will have no choice but to come crawling back to Iran.

 

  • JacksonPearson

    I'm sure Morsi is coordinating all of this with his stooges in the white house!

    • Steve

      We can only tell the players from the color of their uniforms. Hezbollah helping Iran in the Syrian uprising and Hamas helping Egypt is their uprising. Do we really know who is on who's side? This is so confusing!
      Is Islam still a religion of peace? Not the way I see it!

      • JacksonPearson

        Don't be confused. The prime minister of Turkey clarifies Islam in two ways, in two quotes:
        (1) Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan concisely portrays the inherently warlike agenda of mosques by quoting a renowned Islamic poet: “The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks, and the faithful our army.”

        (2) “These descriptions are very ugly. It is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it.” — Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

        From evil seeds grow evil weeds

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I'm sure Morsi is coordinating all of this with his stooges in the white house!"

      Stooges and fellow Sunni jihadis.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Not only is Barack HUSSEIN Obama coordinating Morsi's survival, but he is part and parcel of their push to come out on top, and not only in Egypt! The fact of the matter is that the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia (of which Morsi is part and parcel of) receives its life fuel through the leader of the free world's "assists" – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/13/coming-full-c

      Enter Hamas. Hamas IS the offspring of the Brotherhood. This is a fact. Therefore, one fights the others battles! Moreover, is it ANY coincidence that this also evolved – the Islamist-in-Chief made sure to gift Morsi the role of "peacemaker" during Operation Pillar Defense/Cloud (aka "Amud Anan"), making sure that Hamas terror chiefs lived to fight another day, stopping the IDF before the job was done. Did anyone wonder why?

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

  • Djandel

    Why is so hard for the westerners to understand if Islam a religion of peace?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    That's "Islamic democracy" for you.

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

    I can use them to prop up my wife ("Michelle"). Because she has such a big fat a$$, she wobbles a lot!