–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?