Sunlight, said Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, is the best disinfectant. Obviously, not enough of it has been shed in order for our Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to conclude that the Muslim Brotherhood is a subversive organization and the parent of al-Qaeda and Hamas, which has sponsored or encouraged nearly every Islamic terrorist attack made against America and the West since it was created in 1928.
The Muslim Brotherhood has worked in fits and starts, to be sure, as its power has waxed or waned. But the goal of establishing a global Islamic caliphate under the gruesome supervision and hideous application of Sharia law has never dimmed for an instant. It is as patient as it is well organized as it is lethal. It assassinated one Egyptian president in the 1940s, fomented revolution against another in the 1950s, murdered President Sadat in 1981 for making peace with Israel and is directly linked to the terrorist plotters of 9/11. It has never ceased to spread its tentacles over the globe. So fraternal are its instincts that it now operates in more than 80 countries.
Mr. Clapper wishes us to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood is a benign organization which has “eschewed violence” and now is so overcome with liberal democratic values that we should not be suspicious or afraid. However, the evidence forces us to believe the exact opposite. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), The Muslim Student Association (MSA) and a host of others are all fronts of the Muslim Brotherhood which seek to establish relations and influence in our local, state and federal governments, in our law enforcement and intelligence communities, in our military, in our prisons, in the media, in our schools and in our universities.
The creed of the Muslim Brotherhood clearly states: “God is our objective; the Koran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” Perhaps if Director Clapper labored deep into the night and applied some arcane cipher he could discover this really means: “Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus”, but somehow I doubt it. Even the most amateur code-breaker would never mistake ”jihad” for croquet or “death for the sake of Allah…” for, “Tennis anyone?”
In 2008 the Holy Land Foundation, a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, was convicted of raising money for the terrorist group Hamas, yet one more wholly owned subsidiary of the Muslim Brotherhood. Its leaders were given life sentences for funneling $12 million to Hamas. During the trial documents revealed a strategy paper which stated:
“The Ikhwan (Arabic for Muslim Brotherhood) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in 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 went on to say that this process requires a “mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation’.” In other words the scheme is to ingratiate and insinuate themselves into our society by appearing to be in favor of pluralism, democratic values, common fellowship all the time gaining trust and acceptance only to sucker punch us when the time is right.
It is fair to say the Muslim Brotherhood knows just as much about its goals, aspirations and intentions as Director Clapper so why would he appear before Congress and make such disingenuous statements that mischaracterize the true nature of the Muslim Brotherhood? With the enormous amount of information and sensitive intelligence at his disposal, how could he fail to see the true nature of the threat we face? For the answer one need look no farther than the Oval Office. Director Clapper is just one more pawn in Barack Obama’s steadfast devotion to the cultural Marxism of political correctness who is duly dispatched to anesthetize us against the relentless march of Islamic totalitarianism disguising its dark underside and blunting its jagged edges in order to make it appear less menacing.
This has been a steady objective of Obama’s administration which from the start has been a moving curtain of lies. Americans thought they had elected a president who would safeguard America’s security and defend her interests. Instead they woke up with a leader who treats enemies better than friends. The WikiLeaks revelations show the fundamentally dishonest nature of Obama’s relations toward Israel and how he sought to convince the Israelis that concessions about settlements and Jerusalem would have to be made in order to mollify the Arab world so that their support against Iran could be obtained.
However, the Arab world was desperately trying to get Obama to move against Iran regardless of the situation between Israel and the Palestinians. Obama also demonstrated his ideological preferences when he appointed Israel-bashing Samantha Powers as Director of Multilateral Affairs for the National Security Council and when he attempted to appoint anti-Israel Charles Freeman as Chairman of The National Intelligence Council. Last July he gave approval to the PLO to fly their flag over its Mission in Washington, D.C. and upgraded its status to that of a delegation, which gives PA officials diplomatic immunity and the status that is attached to it. Abbas pocketed this concession but still failed to arrest terrorists or end the incitement of violence and hatred toward Jews.
Our friends, a diminishing band, are now beginning to think that being America’s ally is more dangerous than being America’s enemy. Since coming to power Obama has alienated Great Britain, betrayed Poland and Czechoslovakia and moved against Israel. A few days ago the people who were demonstrating in Tahrir Square and some 81 million other Egyptians, who were being cheered on by the Obama administration and the Western media, woke up to find Mubarak gone and the Egyptian military in charge. This does not a Jeffersonian democracy make.
History teaches us that in this kind of situation it is usually the group which is the most cohesive and best organized that will eventually take power. It is Egypt’s misfortune that this is the Muslim Brotherhood. It is likely that by using democratic means they will, as their surrogate Hamas has done in Gaza, treat Egyptians to one man, one vote, one time. It will be easy to vote them in and almost impossible to vote them out, and that is when it will dawn on the Western democracies that Obama’s ideological opposition to American exceptionalism is no substitute for a foreign policy.