Zawahiri: Coming To Egypt

Walid Shoebat is a former PLO terrorist and Muslim Brotherhood activist who is the author of For God or For Tyranny. He is the author of the blockbuster Frontpage article, Huma Abedin and The Saudi King’s Manifesto, in which he reveals new, disturbing discoveries about Huma Abedin and her family’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.


Several Egyptian newspapers like Masr Al-Jadeeda, Al-Istiklal and Medan have published the story of a secret meeting in Pakistan between Ayman Zawahiri, the main man of al-Qaeda, and Muhammad Morsi of Egypt. According to the reports, in this meeting Morsi promised to smuggle Zawahiri back to Egypt.

The leak came from an investigative report by Bloch Pakistan Newspaper. The paper stated that since Zawahiri had to travel between Pakistan and Afghanistan to remain in hiding, an agreement was reached in secret meetings with high-level officials in the Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) to minimize the burden of security needed between the two nations. It was allegedly affirmed that Pakistan was glad to allow Zawahiri to travel to Egypt with the aid of Morsi, who negotiated the terms of the agreement.

The Pakistani source, which Elgdida quoted, adds that:

The meeting lasted 45 minutes, during which Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi promised to make preparations for Ayman Zawahiri to return soon to Egypt, indicating that some Muslim Brotherhood members would handle the operation, by first smuggling the al-Qaeda leader to a Gulf nation, likely Qatar, and then easily transferring him to Egypt—on condition that Zawahiri disappear lest he embarrass Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood with its American ally, whose security and intelligence agencies consider Zawahiri most wanted. 1

Morsi is not the only Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood figurehead to meet Zawahiri. Daniel Pipes chronicled multiple instances in which Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, Hassan al-Bana, interacted with al-Qaeda operatives—like when Morsi coordinated a meeting with al-Qaeda’s number two at the time, Ayman al-Zawahiri.[2]

In 2004, Tariq Ramadan had applied for a visa and was days away from starting a job with the University of Notre Dame when he was informed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the George W. Bush administration that his visa would be suspended and that he would be banned from entering the United States. At the time, Ramadan was subsequently banned from entry into the US.  This, of course, this changed in 2010 when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed Tariq Ramadan’s release papers. 3

All this sheds light on the Muslim Brotherhood’s true intentions, which the current U.S. administration had hoped to moderate via billions of American dollars in aid.

But what got us here, to a situation in which the U.S. began to accept the Muslim Brotherhood as a viable entity for peace while it placated al-Qaeda’s interests?

The answer to this question is one Arabic word—Ijtihad.

Allow me to expound.

Many in the West were hopeful that we could deal with the Muslim Brotherhood looked to none other than purported moderate Tariq Ramadan, who for years pushed the idea of Islamic Ijtihad (Islamic innovation).

Ijtihad became a tool for Muslim scholars and Brotherhood affiliates who found a way to adapt Islam to a modern world. Pretty soon you had Muslim “reformists,” including a certain Irshad Manji, advancing Ijtihad 4 as a means to resolve all of our differences with Sharia.

Islamic Moderation and Ijtihad, for over a decade’s worth of articles and discussion groups, went hand-in-hand, and liberals were ready to receive it with open arms, as it was the “sacred pill” that would cure all ailments we had with Muslim traditionalists.

Ijtihad refers to realities that are not addressed by existent Islamic rulings for a changing world. Islamists have learned to use it to their advantage, and Ijtihad appeared in the lecture circuits in an attempt to portray Islam’s openness to modernity and reform. Advocates claimed this concept was a tried medicine, which emanates from the best of Islamic springs and fountains of theology; the Muslim classical period.

And while the naïve swallow this pill to only be hit with amnesia—Ijtihad remained “as is” in Islam. While the side effects were felt in the Arab Spring, they were hardly if ever discussed, since the discussion was contrary to the prevailing spirit of dialogue.

Many Westerners refused to examine the real meaning of Ijtihad and the fact that it cannot contradict the holy writ from the “absolute” Holy Qur’an and Sunnah, which restrict the use of these sources from becoming permanent within the Sharia law framework.

But instead of seeing the Muslim undercover dogmatic hardliners, the Left accused us (and still does) of being inflexible, while the Islamists were seen as very flexible. Indeed, Ijtihad is used, as Sheikh Yousef Qaradawi — the Brotherhood’s spiritual guide — elaborated on in his volume Al-Si’a Wal-Muruna, for the vehicle of “Inclusion and Flexibility.” We were the first to translate several excerpts, one of which states:

Sharia rulings have two types; the first is firm; that does not change in accordance to place, time or even by Ijtihad, such as duties, prohibitions and criminal law. Ijtihad cannot be used to change what was made firm. The other types of Sharia rulings are those that can be changed while keeping Islam’s interests in mind. 5

Tariq Ramadan is a perfect case-in-point for the West’s choice of a lousy doctor. Islamophobia Online proudly featured this Muslim apologist in Europe, who in English called for a “freeze to Islamic capital punishment,” by of course citing Ijtihad. 6

Yet, a “freeze” is not permanent since Islamic laws—according to Ramadan and Muslims in general—are an absolute truth and not malleable to changing times or conditions.

These “freezes” Ramadan and others discuss are not in response to “changing times” or even “conditions that call for modernizing Islam.” On the contrary, such things are done to garner long-term interests.

The intention of these laws, while frozen in time, is for them to eventually thaw and return to their original state when the time is ripe. In essence, the liberals are nothing more than useful pawns destined to fall victim to the Trojan horse of  Ijtihad, which is simply intended to put in a wedge to pry open the gate.

The evidence for this is clear—Ramadan only calls for this freeze in the West; never in the Middle East where he supports continuing the implementation of Sharia. How can anyone redefine through Ijtihad the clearest definitions of Islam: “Al-Islamu Deen Wa Dawla”—“Islam is a religion and a state”? This “and” is a combination of the two, infusing state with religion. That very basic definition strictly prohibits any Muslim from losing focus of the ultimate goal—to spread Islam globally.

If aiding and abetting Zawahiri and providing him shelter does not constitute an enemy, shouldn’t we then provide Zawahiri (like we did for Ramadan) an entry visa into the United States?

I rest my case.

Some excerpts in this article are taken from Walid’s new book The Case For Islamophobia.

References:

1. Human Events
http://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/27/report-president-morsi-smuggled-al-qaeda-leader-zawahiri-to-egypt/

2. Discover The Networks.org, Tariq Ramadan.

3. http://www.tariqramadan.com/US-Government-Lifts-Ban-on-Tariq.html

4. Matthew Kalman, “A Muslim calls for reform – and she’s a lesbian,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 19, 2004.

5. Al-Si ’a wa-Al-Muruna, by Yousuf Qaradawi, translation by Walid Shoebat, italics mine. Also see http://pjmedia.com/blog/muruna-violating-sharia-to-fool-the-west/

6. “Tariq Ramadan Calls for a Freeze on Hudud Punishments,” (Islamopedia online, March 24, 2010).

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  • Whateverman

    Wow…A pristine comment box that Adina hasn`t polluted yet…
    Let try a duplicate that literary genius:
    Islamist in chief…blablabla…not a scintillay of a doubt…blablabla… http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/01/leftist-dogma….
    indubitably irreductible…blablabla..underpinning of implanted thwartings…Islamism, (which I have read/studied/looked/touched/smelled), and most intrinsically pompous blablabla.. .http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/25/the-muslim-ma...
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Mary Sue

      noob.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Whatevertroll.

    • Cassandra

      you are the one who pollutes this site

    • Lan Astaslem

      are you always on drugs?

    • Drakken

      Oh look, whatever trying to prove the article false by calling it names, how cute and very jihadist of you. Hmmm it would seem thy doth prtoest too much muzzy? Happy nakba kaffir.

    • JacksonPearson

      So whateveridiot, you got your five minutes of fame polluting the thread by contributing squat!

      ISLAM: The Religion of Peace (and a big stack of dead bodies)
      Islamic Terrorists Have Carried Out More Than 20,630 Deadly Terror
      Attacks Since 9/11. Source: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

      Wherever Islam Spread, are followed by Darkness, Death and Destruction

      Of course Zawahiri will come to his home in Egypt, and will be welcomed with open arms as a hero. Meanwhile, Obama will continue to fund Jihad…while congress diddles and twiddles. /Sarc

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Most rational folks would be surprised, if Zawahiri didn't come back to Egypt. Egypt is his roots and Morsi's too. Both are tied into the Brotherhood Mafia's designs and will forever be bound. Most intrinsically, the Islamist-in-Chief will turn deaf, dumb and blind as a bat to this reunion. Yes, he will – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/13/coming-full-c

    The leader of the (heretofore) free world "koshered" Morsi, and by extension, Zawahiri too!

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

    • JacksonPearson

      The Muslim Brotherhood will roll out the red carpet for al Zawahiri …and, the carpet was paid for by Obama the American taxpaying suckers.

  • elishawah

    satan is smiling and saying soon I will have the whole world worshiping me AH HA HOW I LOVE MY 99 NAMES EXSPECIALY ALLAH

  • Brujo Blanco

    We need to stop funding those who have vowed to kill us.

    • jacob

      To accomplish this, first we have to wait until the Islamist in Chief finishes his turn (provided
      he is not reelected for a third time which he seems to be shooting at) and then fire everybody
      at the most most useless department of the US govmt :
      THE STATE DEPARTMENT
      And then the Congress parasites…!!!!!
      But since this is utopia, then consider that dreaming costs nothing and then…..

  • Chanameel

    Islam,

    Pure Luciferian Doctrine….

    Always failed,

    always will.

  • M. Michel

    It"s happening more and more daily: THE ISLAM TAKEOVER. When will Europe and America and other
    Nato countries realize that they are getting stronger everday! The Islam is now taking over the whole
    Middle-east and Africa. Christians, Jews, Zoroasters and other non-Moslims, are in constant danger.
    Their population in Europe has also been increasing: young girls are being forced to give up their
    education and jobs to be married to a man they don't even know, in order to produce sons for the Jihad!
    They now have several mosques, Islam schools for boys, political Islam parties, and they are demanding the Sharia law. Soon after they have taken over Africa and Asia, they will take over Europe, and then
    North and South America…The Koran states that the goal of the Islam is one religion–the Islam–
    and to take over the entire world "through fire and the sword". And then to force the Sharia Law upon
    all people! This has been going on for centuries, but it is now worse than ever before!
    When will America and Europe join together to prevent the collapse of our Western Civilization,
    and the Islam Takeover?

  • Trent

    If Zawahiri is leaving Pakistan, Al Qaeda HQ, for Egypt, it probably means that he's leaving Al Qaeda for good. He's probably gotten too old or too disillusioned with the grand jihad to keep up, and he's hoping for a quite retirement in his native country. The fact that Morsi is letting him back doesn't mean Morsi is hoping to work or learn from Al Qaeda, though. The Muslim Brotherhood is a vile organization, but their ambitions are not the same as Al Qaeda. If Morsi was interested in unleashing terror in the West, he would have done so the second after he was elected, and he has had the money, weapons and the willing volunteers in which to do so. There would have been several bombings and killings in America and Europe committed by Egyptian citizens, and it would all be traceable to Egypt.

  • Chezwick

    I tend to think the story is bunk….simply because the stated condition for his return is that Zawahiri "disappear" once he's back in Egypt. My feeling is that he is so dedicated as a Jihadist AND as leader of Al Qaeda that he's not about to abandon his struggle OR cede control of the organization to someone else. Let's remember, these people are not interested in comfortable retirement….they have a death wish, almost as strong as their desire to kill.

  • watsa46

    Deception in other words.
    Zawahiri will be used as a trouble maker and polarize Muslims even more.

  • Whateverman

    Of course he is coming back. he would be living at the base of the pyramids! thanks shoeboots for this great article! remember folk, you read it on fpm first!

  • MPA

    And if you believe that story. I have some swamp land I can sell you at a good price.

  • trickyblain

    Did he really just end his article by saying: "I rest my case"?

  • Drakken

    If Shoebat get this story correct, what a great opportunity for a MOAB strike.

  • tanstaafl

    The vultures are coming home to roost.

    • Whateverman

      the saying involves chickens and there is a good reason for that. If it ain't break, don't fix it.

  • Whateverman

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    I like long walks on beached, staring at moon, saurkraut abd sausages (spicy, with garlic, circumcised), make love to the Horst Wessel song and jerk off to Hitler's Nuremberg speech.

    Mary Sue profile on the singles page at Stormfront:
    I am just lonely and desperate. I will even take a fascist Nazi.

  • Ghostwriter

    Somehow,I'm not surprised at this. Not at all.