Newsweek shills for Islamists: This ain’t your daddy’s Muslim Brotherhood

posted at 11:16 am on April 27, 2007 by Allahpundit

A disgrace from beginning to end, indistinguishable from a press release apart from one sotto voce aside tucked away at the bottom acknowledging that yes, they’re still Islamists who want to live under shari’a law, and yes, that means they want an Islamic judicial system with all the delightful idiosyncracies that Islamic “justice” usually entails. Otherwise it’s nothing but free speech and professionalism and good government and “affordable health care, schools and vocational training.” And as a cherry on top, they note the burgeoning popularity of the Brotherhood across the Sunni Islamic world — in Bahrain, Morocco, Libya, and most worryingly, Jordan and Egypt, the two states with whom Israel has relations and the two states with whom Israel will not have relations once the Brotherhood takes power and breaks them off. That part conveniently is omitted.

You’d think the author would at least have the decency to acknowledge the tension, let us say, between demanding democracy — as the Brotherhood, aware of the public’s unhappiness with Mubarak and increasing support for fundamentalism, now does in Egypt — while also swearing fealty to the Koran as supreme authority. If the Brotherhood were to come to power and institute shari’a, and then lose a subsequent election to secularists promising to replace the divine decree with civil law, what would they do? We know what they’d do. So do the tools at Newsweek. They’d just rather not mention it. Like I say, disgraceful.

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I still do not understand why the media is shilling for a religion where death and oppression are the central themes.

lorien1973 on April 27, 2007 at 11:21 AM


KelliD on April 27, 2007 at 11:43 AM

lorien1973 on April 27, 2007 at 11:21 AM

only 2 reasons as I see it:

1) politics, repubs were on way to ‘permanent majorities’ and this issue could’ve sealed the deal. therefore they are lying, distorting, etc. to put Americans back to sleep while Republicans are in power. If this is true it’ll be interesting to see how they handle it if Hillary/Obama become next president.

2) they are absolute fools, the islamist threat completely destroy’s their worldview and they can’t handle it. They are ostrichs…

either is viable, as I see it.

jp on April 27, 2007 at 11:43 AM

“But from the point of view of the Arab man on the street, would that be so bad?”

I guess that would depend on what type of man that Arab was…!
What a bunch of [email protected]

4shoes on April 27, 2007 at 11:50 AM

….between the ideological extremes of Al Qaeda and the administration of George W. Bush. Their cosmic struggle of good versus evil….

I particularly like the order in which Al Qaeda and Good come first and GWB and evil come second.

Nothing to see here…these aren’t the insane fundamentalist appeasers you are looking for…

E5infantry on April 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM


CP on April 27, 2007 at 12:19 PM

Again and again there is the screaming silence on what the Koran teaches, and what Muhammed and the caliphs taught. That tiny reference at the end of the article is not any help in informing people of the true agenda. Rule according to the Koran will NOT have the result of free speech, women’s rights, and especially freedom of religion. Ben Franklin, when asked what kind of government had been set up for the baby US, said, “A republic, if you can keep it.” I hope we can.

Vanquisher on April 27, 2007 at 12:27 PM

The first impulse when dealing with a bully is to give into his demands to avoid a fight. But most bullies just take that as a sign of weakness and comeback with more violence.

Appeasement was a term created to admit what happens when bullies get their way.

Apparently we have to suffer repeated 911s for some in this country to take a threat seriously.

William Amos on April 27, 2007 at 12:31 PM

What we’ve seen speaks for itself. The United States has been taken over — “conquered”, if you will — by a master race of giant space ants Islamists. It’s difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive earth men or merely enslave them. One thing is for certain, there is no stopping them; the ants Islamists will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome our new insect Muslim overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted American newsweekly, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.

saint kansas on April 27, 2007 at 12:32 PM

what would they do? We know what they’d do. So do the tools at Newsweek. They’d just rather not mention it. Like I say, disgraceful.

This is just every day business as usual for the corrupt communist/liberal media. Lies by omission are no less lies than purely fictional fabrications.

Rock on………..

doriangrey on April 27, 2007 at 12:40 PM

Terroristic, expansionistic, intolerant, misogynistic, theocratic tyrants = daycare guides to candyland.


Favorite periodical of the headless.

And heedless.

profitsbeard on April 27, 2007 at 12:48 PM

Oh, good. It’s still “Convert, Submit, or Die!”, but at least it’ll be with Universal Health Care.

eeyore on April 27, 2007 at 1:28 PM

I’d expect no less from Newsbleak. Shameless propogandists.

commonsensehoosier on April 27, 2007 at 2:02 PM

Their cosmic struggle of good versus evil is of scant concern to most Muslims

Cosmic? Struggle? Bomb Vests?

Kini on April 27, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Me wonders if petro-dollars are paying for this journalistic fellatio.

infidel4life on April 27, 2007 at 2:56 PM