Posts Tagged ‘Muslim Brotherhood’

What you really should be reading about Anthony Weiner

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

other than his pervy, salacious compulsions, has to do with his wife Huma’s Unmentionables:

Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at theJournal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities.

Read the whole thing, written by Andrew McCarthy, who was chief prosecutor of the first World Trade Center terrorist attack. He concludes with

Naturally, what did get Washington chattering was a scandal far more typical in Clinton circles — the lucrative arrangement Ms. Abedin struck with Mrs. Clinton’s State Department that allowed her, after returning from maternity leave, to draw a $135,000 State Department salary while remaining in New York, not actually working at Foggy Bottom, and moonlighting as a “strategic consultant” for an outfit called Teneo – founded by Bill Clinton’s chum Doug Band.

What a racket. The marriage to Huma Abedin, a Clinton insider, enables Anthony Weiner to resurrect a debased career and deflect attention from his psychotic antics even as he continues them. The marriage to Anthony Weiner, a prominent Jewish progressive, enables Huma Abedin to deflect attention from her associations with various Islamic supremacists even as, during her tenure as a top State Department official, American policy embraces Islamic supremacists.

You must read the whole thing.

Hat tip: Mr. Bingley

A few reactions to OBL’s death

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The story ends with Osama bin Laden hiding behind a woman, using a wife as a human shield.

(language warning) Top 50 Internet Reactions to Osama bin Laden’s Death at Ranker.

On Bin Laden, Muslim Brotherhood Makes Different Statements in English and in Arabic
In Arabic, they honor bin Laden as a “sheikh” and call for terrorism against American forces in Muslim lands.

Spanish readers are enjoying #SiOsamaFueraMexicano (If Osama was Mexican), the top trend at Twitter right now. In English, Charlie Sheen & Other Celebs Thank Navy Seals on Twitter.

Bin Laden and chavismo: the difference between idiots and idiocy

The Next Media Animation folks are at it, too, (below the fold, since it’s not suitable for work, either)


The second #CPAC12 bloggers roundup

Friday, February 4th, 2011

A drop in the ocean

Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood-Sex Trafficking Coverup

New Technology is Driving Abortion Issue in Congress and Courts

Climate Justice [Finally] in California: Judge Faults AB 32 “Cap and Trade” Law

In which I defend Michelle Obama against both the AP’s and Politico’s rank ignorance

Post-partisan president actually very polarizing president

Union Fights to Force You Into Obamacare While Getting Waivers for Itself

Why Two Favorable Rulings on ObamaCare Don’t Matter

Clothes Designer Uses Riots in Egypt as Ad Tool

The Pro-Life Credentials of Mitch Daniels

How do you reduce unemployment? Stop counting 319K people

Anatomy of a Smear- How Media Matters Exploits Fake Bigotry To Protect George Soros.

We are witnessing the collapse of the Middle East

Why the attempt to make the Muslim Brotherhood acceptable?

Egypt, Federalism and the ObamaCare Mandate, and the Gipper at 100 (Cato Weekly Dispatch for 2/4/11)

Rucho to NC Senate Democrats: “join us or cry about it”


Egypt roundup: Violent clashes on streets

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Clashes Erupt in Cairo Between Mubarak’s Allies and Foes

President Obama’s calls for a rapid transition to a new order in Egypt seemed eclipsed on Wednesday as a choreographed surge of thousands of people chanting support for the Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak, fought running battles with a larger number of antigovernment protesters in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The mayhem and chaos — with riders on horses and camels thundering through the central square — offered a complete contrast to the scenes only 24 hours earlier when hundreds of thousands of antigovernment protesters turned it into a place of jubilant celebration, believing that they were close to overthrowing a leader who has survived longer than any other in modern Egypt.

Video: Obama somehow manages to say nothing meaningful in Egypt statement

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Perhaps Obama will realize soon that It’s Time To Earn that Nobel Peace Prize, but don’t hold your breath.

Bernard Lewis granted Jay Nordlinger an extremely rare telephone interview (I have spoken with Mr Lewis in the past and he usually does not grant interviews)

Lewis says, first of all, that “it’s too early to say anything definitive” — anything definitive about Egypt. He is too smart, too experienced to make many pronouncements while events are in flux. He says, “Things look a little better than they did” a couple of days ago. “But they could go badly wrong.”

“The immediate alternatives are not attractive.” What are those? “Continuation, in some modified form, of the present regime, or a takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood. Obviously, the former is better.”

Are we witnessing a democratic revolt? “I don’t know what ‘democratic’ would mean in this context. It is certainly a popular revolt.” Egyptians are suffering from both unfreedom and material want. (They usually go hand in hand.) “The economic situation in Egypt is very, very bad. A large percentage live below the poverty line.”

Here is something to bear in mind: “The fact that this regime,” the Mubarak regime, “has good relations with the United States and Israel only seems to discredit the idea of good relations with the United States and Israel.”

And here is a question of the hour: Is Egypt 2011 like Iran 1979? Lewis: “Yes, there are certain similarities. I hope we don’t repeat the same mistakes.” The Carter administration handled events in Iran “poorly.”

The Obama administration should ponder something, as should we all: “At the moment, the general perception, in much of the Middle East, is that the United States is an unreliable friend and a harmless enemy. I think we want to give the exact opposite impression”: one of being a reliable friend and a dangerous enemy. “That is the way to be perceived.”

IBS editorial points out that Egypt Means Real Trouble For Israel, while the Wall Street Journal has a symposium on Where Should Egypt Go From Here?
Protests in Egypt have rocked the country’s political order, and last night President Hosni Mubarak announced he would not run in the September presidential election. Four experts—Francis Fukuyama, Ryan Crocker, Maajid Nawaz and Amr Bargisi—weigh in on where Egypt should go from here.

Phyllis Chesler asks, Am I the Only One Troubled By Cairo Street Scenes? Indeed, Phyllis is not the only one – go read her article to see why.


Egypt roundup: “Those who unleash the tiger very rarely ride it for long…”

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

…says Andrew Roberts, writing about Obama’s Dangerous Game in Egypt (h/t Roger Kimball)

For when President Obama visited what he called “the timeless city of Cairo” to give his famous speech of June 4, 2009, and went through all the diplomatic pleasantries and greetings with Mubarak, exchanging presents and so on, it turns out that his administration was actively undermining his host and ally. WikiLeaks has revealed that only three weeks before Obama’s inauguration, on December 30, 2008, Margaret Scobey, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, warned the State Department that opposition groups had drawn up secret plans for “regime change” before the September 2010 elections. The embassy’s source was an anti-Mubarak campaigner whom the State Department had helped to attend an activists’ summit in New York. This secret support for anti-Mubarak campaigners continued after the change of administrations, and up to the outbreak of the present attempted revolution.

Should Mubarak survive, he will understandably abhor American double-dealing in this matter, and the alliance between Egypt and the United States will hereafter be characterized by suspicion and deep distrust.

Should he fall, and his place be taken at any stage by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Republican narrative for the next presidential election will be obvious. Truman lost us China; Johnson lost us Vietnam; Carter lost us Iran, and now Obama has lost us Egypt. You can’t trust the Democrats in foreign policy. Argue over the historical minutiae if you like—was LBJ more or less to blame than JFK or Nixon, for example—but if Cairo goes Islamist the overall narrative will be compelling.

History shows how small, extremist, determined, and, above all, well-organized revolutionary cadres tend to succeed out of all proportion to their numbers against amorphous, well-meaning, middle-class liberals.

Lenin usurped the Russian revolution only eight months after Alexander Kerensky toppled the Czar. ElBaradei might well be fated to play the role in Egypt that was played by Shapour Bakhtiar in Iran or Bishop Abel Muzorewa in Zimbabwe, of the stopgap figure who is acceptable to the West but soon swept away by the far more extreme Khomeini and Mugabe, respectively. Timeless Cairo itself provides the example of Mohammed Naguib, who lasted only 17 months as president of Egypt after the revolution that toppled King Farouk, before being ousted and placed under house arrest for 18 years by Nasser. Those who unleash the tiger very rarely ride it for long.

Ralph Peters, on the other hand, comments on Denial On The Nile
We Can’t Dictate Egypt’s Future
and sees zero chance of a short-term Muslim fundamentalist takeover.

Mark Levin interviewed Frank Gaffney last night; The Right Scoop has the interview, where Gaffney sees the Muslim Brotherhood behind the revolution.

At the LA Times, the headline reads, U.S. open to a role for Islamists in new Egypt government; if that’s the case, this represents a momentous shift in American foreign policy. The LA Times article says,

The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals

which strikes me as a particularly naive attitude when dealing with taqiyya.

Carolyn Glick Washington’s reaction as clueless.

Over in Jordan,
Jordan’s King Dismisses Government Amid Protests

Jordan’s King Abdullah II dismissed his government and named a new prime minister tasked with introducing “true political reforms,” following weeks of street protests calling for economic and political change.

Follow the link for a timeline of the uprisings in the Middle East.


The 40 Al-Qaeda “peace activists”

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

At the IDF website,
Attackers of the IDF soldiers are Al Qaeda mercenaries

On board the Mavi Marmara ship that arrived as part of the flotilla to Gaza was a group of approximately 40 people with no identification papers, who are mercenaries belonging to the Al Qaeda terror organization. This was disclosed by the Israeli Security Cabinet, which gathered on Tuesday evening (June 1) for a special meeting.

MEMRI translated Arab-language media reports on flotilla participants: Writing Wills, Preparing for Martyrdom, Determined to Reach Gaza or Die

The Egyptian flotilla delegation included two members of the Muslim Brotherhood bloc in the Egyptian parliament: Muhammad Al-Baltaji and Hazem Farouq.

The Lebanese flotilla delegation, with six members, was headed by attorney Dr. Hani Suleiman, who also participated in a February 2009 Gaza flotilla. He was pro-bono attorney to Japanese terrorist Kozo Okamoto.[2] In 2006, he signed a communiqué supporting armed resistance in Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq.[3]

The Jordanian flotilla delegation included Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan activists such as delegation head Wael Al-Saka, a veteran Muslim Brotherhood member,[7] and Salam Al-Falahat, who was general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan from 2006 to 2008.[8] In an interview last year, Al-Falahat said: “We in the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan see Palestine as part of the Islamic and Arab land that must not be relinquished – on the contrary, defending it is a national and jurisprudential obligation… We see Hamas movement in Palestine as standing at the head of the project of the Arab and Islamic liberation for which the Muslim Brotherhood calls… The Muslim Brotherhood supports Hamas and every Arab resistance movement in the region that works for liberation.”[9]

Prominent activists in the Yemeni flotilla delegation were three MPs from the Al-Islah party, an Islamist party that is close to the Muslim Brotherhood. One, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hazmi, was photographed on the deck of the Mavi Marmara brandishing his large curved dagger.

And let’s not forget a Catholic priest,

Another passenger on the Mavi Marmara was Bishop Hilarion Capucci, who in the 1970s was convicted and imprisoned in Israel for smuggling weapons from Lebanon to the PLO, but afterwards was freed at the request of the Vatican. According to Algerian flotilla participants, Hilarion said that he was “waiting for the day when he could return to Palestine and hear the church bells and the muezzins’ calls of ‘Allah Akbar,’ under the skies of a free Palestine.”

What was their goal?

Attorney Fathi Nassar of Jordan, said: “The Freedom Flotilla members are filled with determination to reach Gaza or die.”

Go read the rest.

Gateway Pundit wants to know,

So, this begs the question… Why is the Obama Administration condemning Israel and siding with Al-Qaeda?

In the news this morning, Israel deports activists from Gaza-bound flotilla.

Lather, rinse, repeat.