For the past few days I’ve been reading The Kingdom: Arabia & The House of Sa’ud, Robert Lacey’s magisterial and meticulous history of Sa’udi Arabia, the blood and oil soaked Wahhabist empire, a family business—Sa’ud is a family name—tricked out as a country.
Here’s a quote on page 145 (1981, hardcover edition) that discusses the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood:
There were two types of desert warfare, Abdul Aziz’s grandfather Faisal told Colonel Pelly in 1865: religious war and political war. Political warfare involved compromise. But ‘when the question is one of religion,’ the old man had explained, ‘we kill everybody.’
If you think things have changed since 1865, you are making the grave if not fatal error of judging Islamists by Judeo-Christian standards.
In that light, Frank Gaffney’s article about Obama’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood should sound an alarm to rational, common sense people.
It is also worth noting that Hamas, the genocidal yearning terrorist group that occupies Gaza, functions as the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Thus one can only speculate at what point will Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton reach out and give political and social legitimacy to an organization who’s foundational document embraces The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, that poisonous Tzarist forgery used so effectively by the Nazis in their program to eliminate the Jewish people.
And of course, the Muslim Brotherhood are delighted with Obama and have already presented their first demand: Drop Israel.
I have a fab-u-lous idea for American Jews: keep voting for Obama.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Obama administration chose the eve of the holiday marking our Nation’s birth to acknowledge publicly behavior in which it has long been stealthily engaged to the United States’ extreme detriment: Its officials now admit that they are embracing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwanin Arabic). That would be the same international Islamist organization that has the destruction of the United States, Israel and all other parts of the Free World as its explicit objective.
On Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to downplay the momentousness of this major policy shift by portraying it during a stopover in Budapest as follows: “The Obama administration is continuing the approach of limited contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood that have existed on and off for about five or six years.” In fact, as former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy points out in a characteristically brilliant, and scathing, dissection of this announcement, Team Obama’s official, open legitimation of the Brotherhood marks a dramatic break from the U.S. government’s historical refusal to deal formally with the Ikhwan.
To understand why the Obama administration’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood is so ominous, consider three insights into the organization’s nature and ambitions:
First, here’s the MB’s creed: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” (Source: Husain Haqqani and Hillel Fradkin, “Islamist Parties: Going Back to the Origins.”)
Full article here.