Too many prominent Western voices—media and political—whitewash the danger of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a global monolith with a single goal of worldwide Sharia despite being repeatedly advertised as a diverse entity with ‘moderate’ and ‘democratic’ factions. According to an article in The Nation:
The Muslim Brotherhood, the Cairo-based Islamist group that consumes the minds of American neoconservatives but rates hardly a second thought in Egypt, is in many ways like an ancient papyrus roll displayed in an airtight case lest it crumble when exposed to the elements.
This flawed rendition of the Brotherhood with a fledgling heartbeat is nonsense. There is a valid reason why the minds of “American neoconservatives” are consumed with the Brotherhood which will use ‘democratic’ and peaceful avenues to inaugurate Sharia law globally while being insidious and covert. It is disheartening that there is still resistance to this fact. While dissension plagues the Muslim Brotherhood, this should not be confused with diversity as is clearly done.
In 2010, Conservative Islamist Mohammed Badie took over as leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide from the more secular Mohammed Akef who stepped down from office. This was regarded as a setback to the Brotherhood’s youth wing according to another Brotherhood member, Mohammed Adel:
You have a lot of young people who want to be in the leadership, but none of them are in the senior ranks…. We want to take things to the street.
The article then commends the so-called young secular ‘moderates’:
It was the participation of the Brotherhood’s young cadres that lent critical mass to the demonstrations that toppled Mubarak.
Well not according to Badie himself who railed against Mubarak and presented himself as quite the advocate of the people of Egypt .
The final straw of The Nation article after demonizing Mubarak, the military, and the ‘conservative’ branch of the Muslim Brotherhood was to throw support behind the so-called more secular wing as “a static player in a profoundly ecumenical movement radiating across the Arab world that share above all else a hatred of the despot who tormented it.”