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Wiesenthal Center Calls on Obama to Recognize Muslim Brotherhood as a Hate Group
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On August 15, 2013 @ 3:59 pm In The Point | 14 Comments
I’m not sure Hate Group really sufficiently covers an international organization with terrorist wings, control of entire territories and a plan to take over the world. It’s like calling the Nazis a hate group or a bunch of criminals.
It’s not inaccurate, but it’s also quite an understatement.
Still it’s good to see a mainstream Jewish organization speak up and state the obvious. The Muslim Brotherhood responded to a government crackdown on its terror camps by burning as many churches as it could.
That’s what a hate group acts like.
Secretary of State Kerry is to be commended for declaring that the Egyptian military was “restoring democracy” by deposing Morsi. Now the U.S. should drop its flawed Muslim Brotherhood policy. Never a force for moderation, it should be recognized for what it is: An enemy of freedom and tolerance– a hate group with a long enemies list.
There should be no more grants and no more White House visits for bigots.
What’s interesting about the piece is that it’s a straightforward defense of the overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood rule. It cites Counterjihadist sources like Gatestone and Raymond Ibrahim. And putting its moral authority on the line, it takes a powerful stand for the persecuted Christian Copts of Egypt.
On Morsi’s watch, Cairo’s only synagogue lost its designation as a Jewish House of Worship. But Jews aren’t Egypt’s “canary in the coal mine”, millions of Christian Copts are.
It’s true millions of Egyptians continue supporting the Brotherhood, just as millions once supported Stalin and Hitler, but is that how we should gauge when America should remain silent? That was the disastrous mistake Winston Churchill saw repeated in England during the 1930’s — the more powerful the Nazis became, the more accommodating Chamberlain tried to be. America cannot signal the world it is only willing to take on small-time bigots and terrorists.
No one knows what Egypt will look like next month, let alone next year. But if millions of moderate Muslims, Christians and secularists have the courage to stand up to the hateful Muslim Brotherhood, dare we remain shamefully silent?
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