This popular post was first published here on Feb. 7, 2011.
Bill O’Reilly conducted a live pre-Super Bowl interview yesterday of President Obama from the White House on Fox. Given the time constraints and the protocols governing respect for the office of the President, O’Reilly’s tone was more constrained than usual, but he still managed to elicit some disturbing insights into Obama’s thinking.
For example, President Obama told O’Reilly that he’s not terribly concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. After all, according to Obama, who invited members of the Muslim Brotherhood to attend his own speech in Cairo in June 2009 and who has invited the president of a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islamic organization in America to the White House for Ramadan dinners, only certain “strains” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology ”are against the U.S.” and the Muslim Brotherhood is only “one faction in Egypt.”
That’s like saying that there are only certain strains of a dangerous virus that will kill us immediately as opposed to causing a long painful illness. Could Obama be hoping for something in his Obamacare legislation that will provide a cure?
Perhaps the President has forgotten that the Muslim Brotherhood spawned the terrorist organization Hamas. Perhaps he skipped over the senior London-based Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Ghanem’s statement to Iran’s Arabic-language news station, Al-Alam, that the Egyptian people “should be prepared for war against Israel.”
Backing Ghanem’s stance, Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader in Egypt Rashad al-Bayoumi later told Japan’s NHK TV that a new provisional government, presumably including Muslim Brotherhood participants, should dissolve the 30 year old peace treaty with Israel. Is war against Israel one of those “strains” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology that President Obama is willing to accept? How about their call for the immediate closing of the Suez Canal?
But the Muslim Brotherhood does not have to be a carbon copy of al Qaeda to pose a danger to the United States and Israel and to freedom loving people in Egypt as well.
Just to remind President Obama of what the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme leader Muhammad Badie has said recently:
According to the Islamic shari’a that Allah [has bequeathed] to mankind, the status of the Muslims, compared to that of the infidel nations that arrogantly [disdain] his shari’a, is measured in a kind of scale, in which, when one side is in a state of superiority, the other is in a state of inferiority…Resistance is the only solution against the Zio-American arrogance and tyranny, and all we need is for the Arab and Muslim peoples to stand behind it and support it…The U.S. is now experiencing the beginning of its end, and is heading towards its demise
The Muslim Brotherhood’s stance on the implementation of Islamic law, women’s rights and policies toward Egypt’s sizeable Coptic Christian minority does not represent just some mutant strain of fringe elements of the radical Islamic group. It represents the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic supremacist, misogynist ideology that is lethal to the freedom loving ideals of Western civilization.