Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just Who ARE The Moslem Brothers?

Hitler meets the Mufti

Sure - Egyptians should enjoy freedom and liberty; have elected leaders and a Constitution... if they want it. That is what the millions protesting in Cairo seem to be saying.

However, let's hope that their quest for freedom does not get hijacked by a worse "new boss".

It seems like a little history lesson is in order... and American Thinker has provided a very thorough one with regard to the Moslem Brothers/Brotherhood - the folks that some claim are behind all the unrest and protests in Egypt.
Perhaps you have heard the Moslem Brothers are the oldest and largest radical Islamic group, the grandfather of Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda.

What you haven't been told is this: the Moslem Brothers were a small, unpopular group of anti-modern fanatics unable to attract members, until they were adopted by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich beginning in the 1930s. Under the tutelage of the Third Reich, the Brothers started the modern jihadi movement, complete with a genocidal program against Jews. In the words of Matthias Kuntzel, "[t]he significance of the Brotherhood to Islamism is comparable to that of the Bolshevik Party to communism: It was and remains to this day the ideological reference point and organizational core for all later Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda and Hamas."
American Thinker goes on with a superb historical analysis of the Moslem Brothers - and why they are to be cause for concern. It is a must read.

The article concludes by saying:
In launching the Moslem Brothers' modern jihadi movement, Hitler did far more than enshrine anti-Semitism in the Middle East. As if some kind of divine punishment, the creation of jihadism also sabotaged the move towards modernity and representative government, ruining hopes for freedom and prosperity for the Arab people. The Brothers were the excuse for Mubarak's thirty years of emergency rule. The Brothers were central to both the PLO and Hamas, killing all hope for peaceful coexistence and prosperity for the Palestinian people. They had an early role in founding the Ba'ath Party in Syria and Iraq, turning those countries over to kleptocratic tyrants. Moslem Brothers taught Osama bin Laden, and their philosophy is considered the foundational doctrine of al-Qaeda.

Will history repeat itself? Or will the Egyptian people take back their country, throw off Hitler's long shadow, and begin again on the hopeful path to democracy and a decent life that they began at the beginning of the modern era?
Surely the Mubarek government failed to insure a free and prosperous society, hence the pot of discontent has finally boiled over.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" - John F. Kennedy

The Egyptian people need to take back their country and institute true principles of liberty and freedom, and not allow a different cancer to enslave them. Of course the Moslem Brotherhood will desperately try to "not let a good crisis go to waste" in this time of turmoil and revolution in Egypt.

We will see how the Egyptian people choose... and one hopes and prays that they choose very wisely for peace, freedom and prosperity and not hatred, tyranny and further enslavement. It looks like rule and influence by the Moslem Brotherhood will definitely afford them the latter.

Related: Interesting Book - Hitler's Jihadis