On the day before Peril Harbor Day, Dec. 6th, the Washington Times came out with an article describing that Egypt is preparing to receive some of our U.S. military’s most high tech equipment, 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks & a squadron of our Air Force’s F-16 Falcons, which is described as “a multipurpose warplane able to dogfight and drop ordnance.” In mechanized firepower alone, the 200 extra tanks would give the Egyptian military about 1000 Abrams tanks, in a 4000 tank fleet. This gives Egypt the largest army in Africa and the 7th largest tank army in the world.
According to Lockhead Martin’s press release, Egypt is set to receive the last 20 F-16’s in a 240 jet order from March 2010. The addition of the F-16’s gives Egypt the 4th largest operator of F-16’s in 25 countries. The Pentagon’s statement in regards to this recent build up of the Egyptian military is simply, “We are always reviewing our foreign assistance to make sure foreign assistance advances U.S. objectives and is being used for the right purposes.” Egypt is the 2nd largest recipient of U.S. military aid, Israel is the 1st. According to the Congressional Research Service, Egypt has received $14 Billion in U.S. military hardware since 2003.
Frank Gaffney, former defense policymaker for the Reagan Administration, at the Center for Security Policy had this to say:
“My principal concern with the Obama administration’s approach to Egypt is they seem oblivious to the fact it is now in the hands of a regime that is deeply hostile to the United States and certainly poses an immediate threat, I believe, to our friends in Israel. Under those circumstances, it is alarming that they are continuing to arm Egypt in a way that can only exacerbate the threat.” Gaffney continued, “There are two things that are troubling. One is the sheer quantity of the weapons that these enemies of the United States have inherited, let alone those they will be getting if we continue to make arms sales with them. The second is the quality of these weapons.”
The Pentagon points to over 30 years of supporting Egypt as its main reasons to continue the aid. Part of the statement the Pentagon gave the Washington Times was:
“Egypt is a pivotal country in the Middle East and a longtime partner of the United States. Its well-being is important for the region as a whole. We have continued to rely on Egypt for more than 30 years to support and advance U.S. interests in the region, including peace with Israel, confronting Iranian ambitions, and supporting Iraq. Preserving peace in the Middle East is a top regional priority as we look to support Egypt through its transition.”
Incidentally, Hosni Mubarak was president from 1981 to 2011, exactly 30 years. The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned from Egypt since 1954, because of being a terrorist organization. The Council of Foreign Relations describes it this way:
“The Muslim Brotherhood has been formally banned in Egypt since 1954, but in reality, the Egyptian government has allowed it to operate within limits since the 1970s, keeping it in check with frequent arrests and crackdowns. A more open political atmosphere in 2005, due to both domestic and international pressure, led the government to grant the Brotherhood unprecedented freedom to campaign before this year’s parliamentary vote. While the group’s 150 candidates officially ran as independents, there was nothing secret about their Brotherhood affiliation. Candidates held rallies, hung posters with the Brotherhood’s name, and used its slogan, “Islam is the Solution.””
The reins that have been on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt for decades are now off, yet somehow the Muslim Brotherhood supporter, President Mohammed Morsi, is worthy of all this trust along with our high tech military equipment and aid? It doesn’t take a foreign policy expert to see that we are in the midst of doing the same thing in Egypt as we did with the Iran-Iraq War, where the U.S. provided advanced weapons to Saddam Hussein only to have to fight those same weapons a decade later.
Though the Obama Administration paused, ever so briefly, in providing aid to Egypt, they are still completely going through with adding to Egypt’s already very significant army. Despite President Morsi’s recent tactics of trying to pass a constitution garnering him near absolute power, the Obama Administration pushes on gathering American tax dollars in the form of military hardware for Egypt. However, President Morsi signed, the day after Christmas, a constitution declaring non-Muslims & Christians 2nd class citizens under Sharia Law. Just to review, this is the man with whom the Pentagon and the Obama Administration trust “to support and advance U.S. interests in the region, including peace with Israel, confronting Iranian ambitions, and supporting Iraq,” as mentioned earlier.
So let’s take a closer look at Mr. Mohammed Morsi.
In this translated video from MEMRI, while still just running as only a candidate for the President of Egypt, a Muslim
Brotherhood cleric said this at a Morsi for President rally, (note the subtitles):
“You are all Hamas…brandish your weapons; Jerusalem is our goal”
On May 13th, 2012, while at a presidential campaign, Morsi had this to say, again courtesy of MEMRI:
On June 25th, after Morsi was elected as President of Egypt, CNN described him as an “Islamist educated in southern California,” but also stated that Morsi “has also argued called Israeli leaders “vampires” and “killers.” One analyst describes him as an “icon” of those seeking an “extreme agenda.”“
CNN continued by quoting Eric Trager of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy:
“He was the Brotherhood’s primary point man for state security — “the repressive domestic security apparatus through which the Mubarak regime monitored and infiltrated opposition groups,” Trager writes.
“Indeed, Brotherhood leaders trusted Morsi because they viewed him as ideologically rigid, and therefore unlikely to concede too much to the regime during negotiations.”
Morsi was also “an icon of the extremists in the Muslim Brotherhood,” pushing for an “extreme agenda,” Trager wrote.
Morsi’s official biography on the Freedom and Justice Party website describes him as “one of the most prominent political leadership figures of the Brotherhood, the organization that led the struggle against the ousted repressive regime in its last decade.”
He led the Brotherhood’s parliamentary bloc from 2000 to 2005 in addition to serving as president of the Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering at Zagazig University.
Morsi was arrested several times “due to his constantly firm stance against the repressive measures and oppressive practices of the overthrown regime,” the party said.
“After the 2005 elections were rigged, Dr. Mohamed Morsi led demonstrations in support for judges demanding independence, refusing referral of some judges to the Competence Commission to punish them for their outspoken views against blatant elections fraud.””
For all practical purposes, Morsi IS the Muslim Brotherhood, or at the very least greatly represents and defends their ideology…”rigidly.”
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi said:
- “Resistance is the correct and only way to free the land from the filth of the Jews” (Mohammed Morsi, July 2007).
- His words are reflective of his contempt for Jews, The United States, and the State of Israel.
- Dr. Morsi joined the Muslim Brotherhood while living in the United States.
- Two of his sons were arrested at anti-Israel, anti-United States demonstrations in Egypt.
- Dr. Morsi has repeatedly denounced Egypt’s treaty with Israel.
- Dr. Morsi is an unabashed supporter of Hamas.
- Dr. Morsi believes the 9/11 terrorists have not been identified.
- Dr. Morsi has repeatedly defended the Sudanese President al-Bashir who has committed genocide against the people in Darfur.
- Dr. Morsi has pledged to work for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, a militant Islamist preacher imprisoned in the United States for planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
On August 8th, reports flooded across the wires and internet of Muslim Brotherhood protesters terrorizing a local media station. Algemeiner reported on Aug. 16 that a number of Arabic websites (Arab News, Al Khabar News, Dostor Watany, and Egypt Now) also reported that people were being crucified in front of the palace, but though there are reports of previous links of the video, I could not personally substantiated the claim. Columnist Raymond Ibrahim, however, still stands behind the claim.
As Sky News reported, via Arab News:
A Sky News Arabic correspondent in Cairo confirmed that protesters belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others. Likewise, Muslim Brotherhood supporters locked the doors of the media production facilities of 6-October [a major media region in Cairo], where they proceeded to attack several popular journalists.
Last Wednesday, August 8, “thousands of the Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters” attacked 6-October’s media facilities, beat Khaled Salah—chief editor of the privately-owned and secular Youm 7 newspaper—prevented Yusif al-Hassani, an On TV broadcaster, from entering the building, and generally “terrorized the employees.”
El Balad adds that the supporters of Tawfik Okasha, another vocal critic of President Morsi—the one who widely disseminated the graphic video of a Muslim apostate being slaughtered to cries of “Allahu Akbar”—gathered around the presidential palace, only to be surrounded by Brotherhood supporters, who “attacked them with sticks, knives, and Molotov cocktails, crucifying some of them on trees, leading to the deaths of two and the wounding of dozens.”
Far from condemning these terrorists, Al Azhar, Egypt’s most authoritative Islamic institution, has just issued a fatwa calling for more violence and oppression, saying that “fighting participants in anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations planned for 24 August is a religious obligation.”
Most of the aforementioned Arabic sites point out that these attacks are part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s campaign to intimidate and thus censor Egypt’s secular media from exposing the group’s Islamist agenda, which Youm 7, On TV, and Okasha do daily. [Note: the latter’s channel was recently shut down, despite Morsi’s previous reassurances that “no station or media will be shut down in my era.”]
The Muslim Brotherhood is a terror organization with long view planning. The immediate subtly is many times overlooked, or worse yet flat out ignored completely, in hopes of chasing the ideal image of an ‘Arab Spring.’ Since the utterance of the words ‘Arab Spring,’ Mr. Obama has been on a mission to open his arms, and American taxpayers’ wallets, to supporting highly suspect people with terrorist ties in hopes of finding peace. Days after taking office, Mr. Obama reached out to the Muslim world with these words:
“And so you will I think see our administration be very clear in distinguishing between organizations like al Qaeda — that espouse violence, espouse terror and act on it — and people who may disagree with my administration and certain actions, or may have a particular viewpoint in terms of how their countries should develop. We can have legitimate disagreements but still be respectful.” – from Al Arabiya News
At that point, the Muslim Brotherhood presented itself in the context which Mr. Obama had set, opening a door for the Muslim Brotherhood to reinvent itself simply as, “people who may disagree with my administration and certain actions, or may have a particular viewpoint in terms.”
The Investigative Project on Terrorism acquired a copy of the May 22, 1991 document entitled, “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America” which described the plans the Muslim Brotherhood has for North America. Notable quotes from the document include:
- Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic state, wherever it is.
- In order for Islam and its Movement to become “a part of the homeland” in which it lives, “stable” in its land, “rooted” in the spirits and minds of its people, “enabled” in the live [sic] of its society and has firmly-established “organizations” on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry [sic] out this grand mission as a “Civilization Jihadist” responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and – on top of them – the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.
- The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Proecess” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.
The Grand Deception, taken from the name of the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans for North America, is now also a 70-minute movie detailing the process of “civilization jihad” being conducted in the U.S. The video below is an 8-minute collective segment from the movie:
Over the summer of 2012, after the news cycle, and long after the American people, were bored with the story of Anthony Weiner and his…well, cell phone, the story of Weiner’s new bride, Huma Abidin, became of great interest. Abidin, who was working as an Assistant to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was called into question because of her family ties but also much more. Former New York Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy laid out his points of concern in a PJ Media article on July 27th:
“It turns out, however, that Abedin herself is directly connected to Abdullah Omar Naseef, a major Muslim Brotherhood figure involved in the financing of al-Qaeda. Abedin worked for a number of years at the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs as assistant editor of its journal. The IMMA was founded by Naseef, who remained active in it for decades, overlapping for several years with Abedin. Naseef was also secretary general of the Muslim World League in Saudi Arabia, perhaps the most significant Muslim Brotherhood organization in the world. In that connection, he founded the Rabita Trust, which is formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization under American law due to its support of al-Qaeda.”
“Holding public office is a privilege not a right. Access to classified information is a privilege, not a right. You need not have done anything wrong to be deemed unfit for these privileges. It is not a question of your patriotism. It’s not a question of your trustworthiness. It’s about whether you would be burdened by such obvious conflict of interest.”
As we are learning, Huma Abidin is not nearly the only one with strong, direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood AND working for the Obama Administration; there are 6 others. Three days before Christmas on Dec. 22nd, on the Investigative Project on Terrorism website, an article from an Egyptian magazine, Rose El-Youssef, was translated, revealing the identities of 6 others working for the Obama Administration with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The article, A man and 6 of the Brotherhood in the White House!, by Ahmed Shawki begins:
“Not Huma Abidin alone.” This very brief statement expresses what is going on inside the minds of many American politicians who are completely convinced of the Muslim Brotherhood’s penetration of the Obama administration, with many articles, briefings and research messages talking about personalities which some security agencies in the United States claim have a direct relationship with the Brotherhood and its international organization. Perhaps the most famous story the American media dealt with months ago was ‘Huma Abidin’ Clinton’s special adviser and her close friend, but what many people do not know is that there are 6 other personalities tied to the Brotherhood on the American political street .. We survey in this investigation information which has not been published before about these six personalities in the entire Islamic world, but there remains a question we cannot answer yet, but we are on the way to it. Are these six personalities tantamount to a turning point for the Obama administration from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood in the world as well?”
The people mentioned specifically in the article are:
- Arif Alikhan – “He was an adviser to Obama and directly responsible for the file of Islamic states within the White House and one of the primary persons who drew up plans to develop American-Islamic relations during the Obama presidential primary.”
“The relationship Arif Alikhan with the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood comes from his being one of the founders of the World Islamic Organization directly subsidiary of the international Brotherhood organization. Some point out that he is one of the main reasons for the meeting of the American administration leaders with the Muslim Brotherhood since the events of September and so far, and that he is the link between them during and after the revolutions of the Arab Spring in 2011.“
- Mohammed Elibiary – “He was appointed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) specifically by the Secretary-General Janet Napolitano, as a member of the Advisory Committee in the Department of Homeland Security.”
“He is a registered agent of the Islamic Council of Texas, NTIC, and he is also director of the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) one of the institutions of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.“…”The media accused him through security reports while working in Department of Homeland Security, specifically in October 2011, of his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, and accused him also of entering the databases of the Department of Homeland Security to obtain secret information on American intelligence and a database with secret materials which contains hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports, and obtain critical documents which threaten American national security on the grounds that he was one of 26 persons within the Department allowed access to the most critical documents through the database on the Internet. Janet Napolitano and Elibiary were questioned before the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reveal evidence of a direct relationship is between Elibiary and the Brotherhood in Egypt by the Egyptian Freedom and Justice Party’s financing Elibiary’s organization of the same name. The most important evidence against him was his officially speaking in many celebrations, which concerned organizations of the Muslim Brotherhood and its international organization within America, but the investigation did not result in anything. He was let off despite recognition of some officials within the Department of the probability of these important documents being diverted to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.“
- Rashad Hussain – “He began advising Obama on issues related to Islam after joining the Obama team and being appointed as legal adviser to the White House in January 2009, and Obama entrusted him to draft speeches on foreign policy,and he formulated Obama’s speech in Cairo.”
“In June 2002 Hussein was included as part of a team of Congress aides at the annual conference of the American Islamic Council CAMC) headed by Abdulrahman Al Amoudi a Muslim Brotherhood leader in the United States currently imprisoned after being accused of masterminding a plot to assassinate Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He was also part of the organizing committee of the conference of the Critical Islamic Reflections (CIR) organization with elements of the American Muslim Brotherhood, Jamal Barzanji, Hisham Taleb, and Yaqub Mirza. He has also been linked to the SAFA organizartion and a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia whose headquarters was raided by the federal government in March 2002 which confiremd their relationship with the international organization of the Brotherhood whose senior leaders are Tariq Ramadan, Jamal Badawi, and Taha al-Alwani.“
- Salam Marayati – “…now serves as Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council MPAC an Islamic institution within the United States, which was established in 1986. Marayati is considered a founder. The Council is linked to the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood as American authorities security reports confirmed in 2004 when they raided the home of a member of the Islamic current and arrested him in the background of the events of September 2001. They found inside the house documents which onfirm the dependency of this Council on the Islamic current within North America; this current which is managed and dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood through its world organization.”
“He has has many sessions with Cabinet members, governors and ambassadors for Muslim affairs within the States. He is now prepared in America to be a leader of the Muslims there along the lines of Martin Luther King for American blacks.“
- Imam Magid – “In 2011 Obama appointed him as an adviser in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to combat violent extremism and terrorism and provide advice to individuals belonging to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other federal agencies. He soon become a constant visitor to the White House. He is a regular visitor to the White House. He gives speeches and conferences on American policy in the Middle East at the State Department.”
“He has much experience in community service, where he was a representative of the east organization of the Islamic Society of North America. He served as vice president of the Association before his election in September 2010 as President of the Society.“
- Eboo Patel – “He works as a consultant in the Department of Homeland Security and is a member of Barack Obama’s Advisory Board.“…”has a very strong relationship with Hani Ramadan, one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the grandson of Hassan al-Banna and the son of Said Ramadan the brother is law of al Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and the United States, in addition to his relationship with Siraj Wahhaj, a known American Brother, and his membership in the MSA in America (PDF): a large Brotherhood organization.“
For a quick reminder of what the (MSA) Muslim Student Associations represents, I give you this video of David Horowitz from May 10th, 2010, where a student states her support of Hamas:
Frank Gaffney, from the Center For Security Policy, has come out with a 10-part series of videos called The Muslim Brotherhood in America which is the result of a very long study into Islam & Sharia in America. There is an enormous wealth of information here that I personally have only scratched the surface. To understand the full scope of the issue and better understand the motivation behind those wanting to destroy America, in hopes of our preventing it, I strongly suggest you check out these videos. Also mentioned in the video and available for download is the book, “Sharia: The Threat“, by the Center For Security Policy, Team BII.
The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Overview:
The threat by radical Islam is not a new threat nor is it one that will be quickly or easily be conquered, but it can be conquered. As shown by the dates in this article, this problem has been at work long before President Obama, but through complacency or incompetence the Obama Administration is not only ignoring the problem, they are helping to empower our enemies like never before. By making impotent our government agencies designed to protect us from threats of this nature, by relabeling or removing accurate descriptions, and in essence removing the teeth of our training, will leave us massively unprepared to prevent the next major event…should one happen. Hurricane Sandy is a good example of how prepared this administration has been for major disasters. Had it been an EMP or some other major attack, would the results be any different?
With an administration whose vetting process has been so neglectful as to invite a confirmed Communist into the White House, as in Van Jones, or overlook persons with the obvious connection to terror-linked organizations leaves me to believe; No, we are not prepared. In addition, by providing massive amounts of high tech military hardware to leaders who support the ideologies described here is the equivalent to inviting terror to dinner…and forcing the American people to pick up the check. If this president, our government officials, or the American people refuse to take serious the threat of radical Islam within our own borders and with those with whom we provide aid, then all those who lived and died believing and fighting for freedom in and for America will have perished for nothing.