Theodore's World: Obama Gives Thumps UP To Muslim Brotherhood

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February 03, 2011

Obama Gives Thumps UP To Muslim Brotherhood

White House Gives Thumps Up To Muslim Brotherhood

FOX News

The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government.

The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals if the U.S. is to be comfortable with it taking part in the government, the White House said. But by even setting conditions for the involvement of such nonsecular groups, the administration took a surprise step in the midst of the crisis that has enveloped Egypt for the last week.

The statement was an acknowledgment that any popularly accepted new government will probably include groups that are not considered friendly to U.S. interests, and was a signal that the White House is prepared for that probability after 30 years of reliable relations with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Obama’s Brotherhood Moment

FrontPage Magazine

by Robert Spencer

Game over: Barack Obama has endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.

This should come as no surprise. Obama has behaved consistently all along, from his refusal to back the protesters in Iran, who were demonstrating against an Islamic Republic, to his backing of these protesters in Egypt, to whom he has just given a green light to establish a government that, given numerous historical precedents, will likely be the precursor to an Islamic Republic.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that a post-Mubarak Egyptian ruling group “has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be [a] stable and reliable partner.”

Robert Malley, an Obama adviser and Mideast negotiator for Bill Clinton, explained that Obama’s expression of willingness to see the Brotherhood as part of a ruling coalition in Egypt was a “pretty clear sign that the U.S. isn’t going to advocate a narrow form of pluralism, but a broad one.”

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Contrary to claims that it is a moderate organization, the Muslim Brotherhood is actually the prototypical Islamic supremacist, pro-Sharia group of the modern age.

The Brotherhood was no gathering of marginalized kooks. It grew in Egypt from 150 branches in 1936 to as many as 1,500 by 1944. In 1939 al-Banna referred to “100,000 pious youths from the Muslim Brothers from all parts of Egypt,” and although Lia believes he was exaggerating at that point, by 1944 membership was estimated as between 100,000 and 500,000.[7] By 1937 it had expanded beyond Egypt, setting up “several branches in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Morocco, and one in each of Bahrain, Hadramawt, Hyderabad, Djibouti and,” Lia adds matter-of-factly, “Paris.”[8] These many thousands, dispersed around the world, heard al-Banna’s call to “prepare for jihad and be lovers of death.”

The Brotherhood has never rejected or renounced al-Banna’s vision or program. And now it is closer to implementing it in its homeland than it ever has been before – no little thanks to Barack Obama.


Wild Thing's comment........

Very ominous. Not too long ago our policy was not to negotiate with terrorists. Now we support them. Obama said long ago that he would stand with the muslims. And he as done that consistently.

They know they can do whatever they want in the middle east and Obama will be no problem. And I’d say they’ve sized it up pretty accurately.

This video is so good it is Lt. Col. Oliver North he discusses Obama and the turmoil in Egypt, Mubarak's future. It is embedded and does not have a code to put here so I can only put the link. Good one to watch.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 3, 2011 03:55 AM


So many people like to think this is a democracy movement taking place in Egypt. Myself, I don't believe it is. I believe it's radical Islam trying to gain control of a country that strategically is one of the biggest threats to the world and most of all, to Israel. Sean Hannity, although I like the guy, seems to be one of the easiest to be duped by this.

The so-called big democracy movement in Iran was only just a vote between two American hating radicals. The current president of Iran or the guy who was behind the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut.

Posted by: BobF at February 3, 2011 07:57 AM

From what I understand, can't understand why obama's stabbing them in the back. That should be no surprise to anyone at this point. obama is a muslim and pro muslim he re Oked the entrance into this country to the MB months ago, as if anticipating this move on Egypt.

This has two things involved. One, it puts a shariah govenment in Egypt and Israel will be in a dark Tunnel again, with no light. This I think the whole protest is about the destruction of Israel. Obama's leading the charge.

Posted by: Mark at February 3, 2011 08:20 AM

obama is a muslim. I don't believe he has ever positively denied it. I think his time in Indonesia and Pakistan instilled a love of islam. So many of his statements and decisions during both the campaign and as president support this.

obama is a dangerous man to have at the helm of power in America. Not just his anti American attitude or his Marxist policies. I am much more afraid of his islamic support. Islam is a crazy cult and they are immigrating here in numbers. obama is even bringing a large batch in from Gaza. We will eventually have to fight them here at home. obama is setting America up for a terrible scenario right in our front yard.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at February 3, 2011 10:33 AM

Bob, I agree, and I think too it has more to do with Islam and getting a real stronghold in Egypt and then going after Israel.

Mark, excatly,the two things involved that you brought up I agree those are the reasons too.

Tom, I wish more people would speak out and say what you said. Obama gives favor to Muslims to Islam time and again and does not hide it in any way.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 3, 2011 11:57 PM