Green Room

Shock: Muslim Brotherhood Officially Declares War on the U.S. Despite Obama Administration’s Appeasement

posted at 9:16 am on October 15, 2010 by

(Originally posted at Newsreal Blog.)

In a recent article for Town Hall, Frank Gaffney exposed President Obama’s accommodation of the Muslim Brotherhood, identifying seven areas where the administration had complied with the organization’s chief objectives.  Considering the group’s overall aim is to wage “a kind of grand jihad 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,” it stands to reason that any compliance is de facto submission to the enemy.

The Muslim Brotherhood has engaged in subversive warfare against Israel and the West from its very inception.  It has has served as both an ideological outpost and a covert supporter of violent splinter groups, including (though not limited to) al-Qaida and Hamas.  Muhammad Badi’, the recently-elected General Guide of the group, has affirmed his support for Palestinian resistance to Zionist “oppression”  and made no attempt to disguise his disdain for the United States and its interests.  And now?  The declaration of war against Israel and the West is official.

Barry Rubin, at the center for Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA Center), wrote an enlightening piece explaining how this declaration differs from those of the past, and why the West must take action.  The move from ideology to mobilization is cause for alarm, according to Rubin:

Does that mean the Egyptian, Jordanian, and all the camouflaged Muslim Brotherhood fronts in Europe and North America are going to launch terrorism as one of their affiliates, Hamas, has long done? No.

But it does mean that something awaited for decades has happened: the Muslim Brotherhood is ready to move from the era of propaganda and base-building to one of revolutionary action. At least, its hundreds of thousands of followers are being given that signal. Some of them will engage in terrorist violence as individuals or forming splinter groups; others will redouble their efforts to seize control of their countries and turn them into safe areas for terrorists and instruments for war on the West.

When the extreme and arguably marginal British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary says that Islam will conquer the West and raise its flag over the White House, that can be treated as wild rhetoric. His remark is getting lots of attention because he said it in English in an interview with CNN. Who cares what he says?

But when the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood says the same thing in Arabic, that’s a program for action, a call to arms for hundreds of thousands of people, and a national security threat to every Western country. (Emphasis mine.)

Rubin helps to distill the declaration into key requirements for Muslims worldwide:

–Arab and Muslim regimes are betraying their people by failing to confront the Muslim’s real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded. Governments have no right to stop their people from fighting the United States. “They are disregarding Allah’s commandment to wage jihad for His sake with [their] money and [their] lives, so that Allah’s word will reign supreme” over all non-Muslims.

–All Muslims are required by their religion to fight: “They crucially need to understand that the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies pursue life.” Notice that jihad here is not interpreted as so often happens by liars, apologists, and the merely ignorant in the West as spiritual striving. The clear meaning is one of armed struggle.

–The United States is immoral, doomed to collapse, and “experiencing the beginning of its end and is heading towards its demise.”

–Palestinians should back Hamas in overthrowing the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and unite in waging war on Israel.

To summarize: the organization we’ve been accommodating—to the point of considering it a moderate voice in the Islamic world—has now declared war on us directly.  Will Obama call on Dalia Mogahed, Muslim advisor to the White House and vocal advocate of CAIR and ISNA (both with ties to the MB), to denounce the Brotherhood?  Will Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the founder of the organization and recipient of a recent Hillary Clinton-approved travel visa, postpone his Islam-is-the-new-Black lecture tour to declare his rejection of the group?  I won’t hold my breath.  If Obama’s acquiescent posture is any indication of future events, the West won’t sleep; rather, it will clear the way, waving palm branches.

But pessimism should never lead to apathy.  Every declaration of war should be taken seriously.  We should never underestimate the threat, even as the current administration is intent on offering the enemy “comfort” in the form of conciliation.  Despite Obama’s overtures, the Muslim Brotherhood has a specific vision of our future. As expressed by its Guide:

The Soviet Union fell dramatically, but the factors that will lead to the collapse of the U.S. are much more powerful than those that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire – for a nation that does not champion moral and human values cannot lead humanity, and its wealth will not avail it once Allah has had His say, as happened with [powerful] nations in the past. The U.S. is now experiencing the beginning of its end, and is heading towards its demise

Is it?  Will we let it?

Recently in the Green Room:

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Considering the way in which the Muslim Brotherhood is woven into the urban communities in this country, and the way they’ve imitated organized crime in carrying out their initiatives, I think the only hope is getting city folk to remember their second amendment rights.

…regardless of city/state ordinances.

MadisonConservative on October 15, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Obowma looks so right in the toon …

tarpon on October 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM

If the media doesn’t report it, that means it never happened. I’m pretty sure that’s how it works, so we can all relax.

I love Dan Simmons’ short, The Time Traveler, because it does such a great job of portraying how people in the future are likely to view our willfully blind behavior now. And considering he wrote it in 2006, it’s really prescient about events that have happened since then. Now that the Brotherhood is officially taking off the gloves, I wonder how long it’ll be until the next terror attack.

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I love Dan Simmons’ short, The Time Traveler, because it does such a great job of portraying how people in the future are likely to view our willfully blind behavior now. And considering he wrote it in 2006, it’s really prescient about events that have happened since then. Now that the Brotherhood is officially taking off the gloves, I wonder how long it’ll be until the next terror attack.

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM

That was…. masterful. Thank you for the link, ma’am.

KinleyArdal on October 15, 2010 at 11:16 AM

We have the troops, technology, doctrine, and the upper hand. The US lacks will. For now.

Our Arab enemies may think that they will win a long war, like Little Turtle winning handily against the US in 1791. In the future, unless the Islamic fanatics reform, they can be as yesterday’s American Indians.

Part of this is seeing the common sense of American citizen start to turn the tide on our feckless “elitists.” Let’s keep up the pressure.

NaCly dog on October 15, 2010 at 12:12 PM

…from my cold, dead hands…

uknowmorethanme on October 15, 2010 at 1:39 PM

And exactly how does he think he can make them happy while continuing Bush’s wars? What a chump!

Dark-Star on October 15, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Thank you for the link

Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Is it? Will we let it?

Yes it is and yes we will. People talk about the second amendment as though having guns in the house is going to do anything. When will they actually use them? It’s happening right now little by little and most of us do not want to go to prison so we don’t do anything to stop it. They shoot people and blow things up and we complain on blogs. They burn down churches around the world and we help them build mosques.

We’re the French and they’re the Nazis.

deewhybee on October 15, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM

I just finished it. A bit shaken, I have to confess.

This struck me:

“How are we supposed to know who our enemies are?” I turned and growled at him. “The world is a complex place. Morality is a complex thing.”

Our liberal sensibilities, as he put it, matter very little when the enemy knows exactly who they are. They aren’t the ones fearing absolutes, of exacting punishment, of defining their moral code.

Odd question: have you ever thought that the mark of the beast is the sign of dhimmitude?

Paranoid eschatological ruminating going on over here, don’t mind me. :)

Bee on October 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Odd question

Never occurred to me but it’s an interesting idea. From my studies – admittedly not extensive – on the mark, taking it means a knowing, willful, permanent repudiation of Jesus as Lord. But most of what I’ve heard/read about it is from sources I don’t trust – the “buy my latest book on prophecy, Obama is the Antichrist, the end is near!” types. You have any good resources on the topic?

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM

My own studies (also not exhaustive) have led to the same conclusion. I grew up in the typical Arminian, “pre-trib rapture” dispensational home (not slamming, just explaining). I never found those positions totally convincing. Seemed like more pop-Christian speculation, plus the Left Behind series scared the crud out me out, so there was that. :)

I’m neo-calvinist/reformed, so I don’t lean heavily on eschatology anyway, but, Kim Riddlebarger is pretty solid, even if I don’t subscribe to all his views. Sam Storms is pretty good, as well.

As far as Islam itself being the symbolic beast/false prophet/religion, I don’t have sources, no. My mother in law teaches worldview to women and studied the Koran pretty extensively so we’ve had an ongoing discussion about it. I’d read of ritualistic Shia forehead cutting (as a sort of branding) and the curiosity bloomed from there, particularly given their global ambitions.

Nothing major, just something I’ve mulled over.

Bee on October 15, 2010 at 9:03 PM

neo-calvinist/reformed

Reformed charismatic here – Sovereign Grace denom, John Piper fan, etc. :-)

I’ve read some Sam Storms, but not on this topic, I’ll look for that and Riddlebarger as well.

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Laura Curtis on October 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Profoundly influenced by Piper (hence the neo-calvinist label, “Christian hedonist” bend). I also love Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller and the late Francis Schaeffer.

Do you listen to the White Horse Inn?

Annnyway. :) Those are just some favorites not necessarily on topic, either.

Bee on October 16, 2010 at 5:38 AM

Profoundly influenced by Piper (hence the neo-calvinist label, “Christian hedonist” bend). I also love Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller and the late Francis Schaeffer.

Ditto. Paul Miller is excellent too – his new book, A Praying Life, is a very good, practical read. (Just finished it.) Thanks for the reminder about WHI – I haven’t listened for a long time, no particular reason why, though – it’s a good show. Thanks for the reminder of it.

Laura Curtis on October 16, 2010 at 8:57 AM

The Administration and its Muslim allies will find a few more “credible” Imams to refute the words of this unbeliever. Nothing to see here.

davod on October 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM

This is the frustrating truth – there is no essential difference between the terrorists and the “moderates.” Those who threaten terror are the hammer, and the moderates are the anvil. They work together to promote Islam to the detriment of liberty.

I think we should halt immigration from Muslim lands and forbid the practice of Islam in America; however, most Americans will not see the wisdom of this until it’s too late. They should be paying attention to what has happened in Europe, instead of submitting to false liberal ideology. In their submission to PC, they are learning how to submit to Allah.

Welcome to soon-to-be dhimmi America.

disa on October 18, 2010 at 8:31 AM

This is the frustrating truth – there is no essential difference between the terrorists and the “moderates.”

Yeah, shame on all those moderates strapping TNT onto their bodies and blowing themselves up in Wal-Marts…

Dark-Star on October 18, 2010 at 2:04 PM