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And now a word from Mohammed Morsi

posted at 2:19 pm on June 29, 2012 by

In the “Stuff you can’t make up” category, here (short video) is a brief glimpse of one of the newly elected Egyptian leader’s campaign themes for his nation’s landmark election.

The key slogans from a Morsi rally on 5 June 2012 are the following (the Memri clips, posted at DiscloseTV, are from an Al Jazeera broadcast):

“Our capital shall be Jerusalem!”

“Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!”

“Banish the sleep from the eyes of all Jews!”

“You lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas!”

“Jerusalem is our goal!”

Morsi, a long-time Muslim Brotherhood leader, had a pretty big crowd for this one.  I confess, I got a kick out of the head-shaved guy prancing around the stage with a microphone, singing jihadi slogans.  You have to watch closely to see what’s going on there.

Morsi has also stated that in Egypt, they don’t have child abuse, separated couples, cohabitation, or “sex with beatings.”  So he’s at least dealing from a full deck, and has reality in his sights.

I have a feeling we’re going to be hearing more from Morsi.  His post-election statement to Iranian media that he planned to “review” the peace accord with Israel must certainly be considered in light of his campaign themes and expressed beliefs.

The “race to Jerusalem” is having regional doors opened to it, with each victory for Islamists (first Tunisia, now Egypt, very likely Libya, once things fully shake out there, and possibly in Syria, especially if the US keeps funneling arms to the rebels through the Muslim Brotherhood).  Both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian mullahs have made it clear that they regard Jerusalem as a religious-strategic prize.  But they are competitors for the honor of winning the race to Jerusalem.  With each opportunity they perceive to close in on Israel’s capital, instability and peril will only increase for the entire region.

J.E. Dyer’s articles have appeared at The Green Room, Commentary’s “contentions,Patheos, The Weekly Standard online, and her own blog, The Optimistic Conservative.

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the US keeps funneling arms to the rebels through the Muslim Brotherhood

Ummm, isn’t this what they tried to nail Reagan and Olivier North on back in the day?

Not even that, what kind of arms we talking about? Because at least with F&F, we know the worst weapons that were sold were .50BMG rifles.

With this Administration and policy in place, who knows? I don’t expect Obama to be passing aircraft, artillery or naval ships to them (yet). But what *are* they getting?

Add to that, it doesn’t all have to be guns or bombs per se. Are we buying or shipping them radios? Night Vision? LBE?

Are we paying for trainers or mercenaries to help provide logistics & transport?

I don’t like this. This crowd doesn’t have a Foreign Policy track record that i care see repeated in the future, let alone being implemented now.

BlaxPac on June 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I don’t like this.

BlaxPac on June 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Me either. Team O giving weapons to people is a bad idea in any context. As I understand it, the West and Saudi Arabia have provided man-portable anti-air missiles, small arms, NVGs, and communications equipment to the rebels.

It’s one thing when we know who we’re arming and have a particular outcome in mind. But in Syria, we’re just injecting more weapons into a weapons-saturated situation, with no policy objective of our own. It’s a dangerous practice.

J.E. Dyer on June 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM

No big surprise here.

Muslims say what you want to hear in English, and what they really think in their native tongue.

And even though Western civilization know this, have the video and translations to prove it, we continue to choose to ignore it for some suicidal reason.

Must be the same reason people keep voting for liberals.

Midas on June 30, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Comparing the world according to Memri TV with the world according to the alphabet TV is surreal.

we continue to choose to ignore it for some suicidal reason.

Midas on June 30, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Perhaps because the reality is so bizarre as to be almost incomprehensible. I know that the ‘western world’ elects some ridiculous and reprehensible leaders, but when Mr Mursi claims that in Egypt there is no separation of married couples, no ‘living together’, and no child abuse, you have to wonder how he or anybody else in attendance or watching keeps a straight face.

YiZhangZhe on June 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM

We are watching the run up to Ezekial chapters 38 and 39. Obama’s idiocy is helping things right along, alas.

Quartermaster on July 1, 2012 at 6:55 AM