Ellis Washington
Muslim Brotherhood = Devout [not radical] Islam, Part I
By Ellis Washington
August 22, 2014

"Allah is our objective; the Qur'an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish."

~Muslim Brotherhood official slogan

Prologue to Muslim duplicity and treachery

From the rise of "radical" (i.e., devout) Islam in the early 1900s to 9/11, conventional media coverage about Islam has always tried to create a false dichotomy and sophistic distinction between Muslim groups – "radical" vs. "moderates" – in their propaganda efforts to gloss over the singularity of "Muslim extremism." However, this understanding contradicts history and reason, for the deceptive dichotomy that the Leftist media felt compelled to propagate collapsed horribly when video worldwide became public after the 9/11 attack showed the Palestinian Muslims in the West Bank dancing jubilantly in the streets, full of joy against the "Great Satan" America. And remember the Palestinians celebrating our tragedy for decades we counted as "allies" for a "Two State Solution in the Middle East and America have given Muslim Palestinians (including Hamas) tens of billions in foreign aid for their duplicity and treachery!? ... And these Muslims are not alone.

History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The grandfather of all Muslim and Islamic terrorist organizations in modern times directly trace their genealogical lineage to the Society of the Muslim Brothers, shortened to the Muslim Brotherhood, a devout transnational Islamist group which was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, a schoolteacher and Islamic scholar. It began as a Pan-Islamic, religious, and social movement. By 1945 with the end of World War II, the Muslim Brotherhood had over two million members. Confirmation of its massive influence was self-evident, with more than 2,000 branches all over Egypt and 2,000 societies for charity and social services. It operated health clinics, sports clubs, schools and other educational institutes, mosques and Islamic centers, and had a presence of 10,000 army volunteers in Palestine which as we shall see later had ongoing and substantive political and military ties with Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. Beginning in the early 1930s the Muslim Brotherhood multiplied exponentially, gaining followers throughout the Arab world and more importantly coopted other Islamist groups with its "model of political activism combined with Islamic charity work." In 2012, it became the first democratically elected political party in Egypt, but the devout extremism of the administration of President Mohammed Morsi lasted only from June 30, 2012 – July 3, 2013 when the Egyptian military overthrew his government and now governs Egypt as a military state.

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 by teacher and cleric Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) as a pan-Islamic organization devoted to joining all Muslims under an Islamic theocracy (caliphate) ruled by the Koran, the Sunni and Sharia law. Al-Banna himself stated, "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." This declaration by Al-Banna indicated a secondary objective: to oust Westerners from the Middle East and other Islamic provinces, states and countries. Fundamentally anti-Western and anti-secular in its worldview, the Brotherhood wanted to unite all Muslims and to spread Islamo-fascism's power all over the world. The supremacy of jihad and martyrdom to its ethos was captured in its motto, which the Brotherhood still uses today, "Allah is our objective; the Quran 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." Al-Banna was a venal anti-Semite who also despised the British who colonized Egypt at that time and wanted to expel both from the Middle East by any means necessary – including violence and terrorism.

According to Peter Farmer's article the Brotherhood grew exponentially from its beginnings in 1928; by 1936, it had 800 members; by 1938, it claimed 200,000 adherents. By 1945, the end of World War Two, it had two million members across the Islamic world. During the 1930s and in subsequent decades, chapters were opened in Lebanon (1936), Syria (1937) and Trans-Jordan (1946); currently there are chapters in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Libya and Tunisia and in 70 countries, provinces, and territories throughout the Islamic world. While the Brotherhood was created within Sunni Islam, there is substantial signs as well that the Ikhwan have extensive influence among Shi'ite Muslims. While estimates vary concerning the present world-wide membership of the brotherhood and its numerous incantations including Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Boko Haram, CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) and other not-for-profit groups, as well as a network of Islamic charities (i.e., front groups to launder and funnel contributions to terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood).

Tactical and Strategic solidarity: French Revolution – Hitler

Exploiting modern humanist tactics and strategies used for over 200 years first by the anti-Christian movement of the French Revolution (1789-99) that gave the world the so-called Age of Enlightenment and liberalism. Later in the 1800s came the Marxists, socialists, communists, evolution atheists with progressives rising in the early 1860s. Not unexpectedly, the Muslim Brotherhood since 1928 has effectively advanced to exploit Western democracy's conception of liberalism and openness which Muslims consider decadent and slavish by systematically infiltrating proxies into governments throughout Europe, America and the world; these gains were achieved with astonishing success. Possibly no organization has exploited the egalitarianism of liberal democracy as skillfully as the Muslim Brotherhood. The 2008 controversy over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff and senior aide Huma Abedin is just one instance of a senior government official with close associations to the Brotherhood and its sister organization for Muslim women. The Obama administration is full of Muslim agents.

The Abedin episode is significant for several reasons. First, the incident offers the opportunity to review the history of the Ikhwan – the Ikhwan first appeared around 1913. They were the product of Wahhabi clergy who intended to break up the Bedouin tribes and settle them around the wells and oases, on the grounds that nomadic life was incompatible with strict conformity with Islam. Ikhwan is also important because of their tactics and strategies and the fawning complicity of the Leftist media towards Islamic fascism allows MB agents to operate in plain sight in Western countries.

Few people know that the Muslim Brotherhood had political, strategic and militaristic connections with Hitler and the Nazi regime during 1933-1945 and Muslim groups often boast that they intend to finish the job Hitler started [e.g., kill all the Jews and Christians]. Currently, Islamic fascists and their Democrat Socialist Party enablers constantly seek to portray the Muslim Brotherhood as merely a cultural, social and religious movement. Also, in keeping with the tactics of the religious jihad movement, their constitution, rules, regulations and internal communications of the Brotherhood – which give a truthful account of the movement's objectives and intent – are published in Arabic and other Islamic-world languages, however for propaganda purposes, English language translations have been sterilized and toned-down to deceive Western audiences of Islam's real evil intent.

Muslim Brotherhood = ISIS, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Iranian Ayatollahs, etc...

Ideologically, the Brotherhood follows the most savage and intolerant interpretation of Sunni Islam known as Salafism. This is the same branch of Islam spread by ISIS in large parts of Syria and now throughout most of Iraq. On the front page of the Drudge Report the devout ISIS soldiers (allegedly a British convert) cut off the head of an American journalist as a declaration of war against America. President Obama, after reading a soulless speech regarding this tragedy, immediately rushed off to the golf course outraging lawmakers on both the Republican and Democrat sides.

The Muslim Brotherhood pushes its devout Islamic fascism of hate, intolerance while exercises influence over a worldwide network of mosques, charitable organizations, Islamic schools (madrasas), clinics/hospitals and various profitmaking businesses and corporations. It has a communications/propaganda arm on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic cable television and broadcasting network, and sponsors websites, newspapers and publication houses devoted to turning the world into an Islamic caliphate. These are connected together in a larger network of transnational organizations such as the United Nations and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the Arab League and even the United Nations where ironically many Islamic states like Saudi Arabia that forbids Bibles or Christian proselytizing in their countries are members of the UN Human Rights Commission!

The Muslim Brotherhood is bankrolled by petro-dollars from the Middle East, particularly donations from members of the Saudi royal family, who are affiliated with the fundamentalist Wahhabi sect of Sunni Islam (Wahhabism is the religious equivalent of Salafi Islam) common in the Arabic Gulf states. Well-financed by a network of oil-rich patrons in the Middle East, the Muslim Brotherhood has also infiltrated deeply into the every key institution of Western culture and society, specifically the school systems (public and private), colleges and universities (including all the Ivy Leagues schools like Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Princeton), political lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. for Sharia-compliant financial services as well as other products oriented to Muslims. Moreover, the Muslim Brotherhood has achieved putting members in the United States law enforcement, intelligence and military/national security communities.

The Ikhwan has an extensive history of exporting Islamic fanaticism throughout the world, and on frequent instances has directly used violent tactics or supported them through agents. For example, In November, 1948, after numerous bombings and assassination attempts, the Egyptian government arrested many of the group's high command and outlawed the Brotherhood. Later, a member of the Ikhwan assassinated the prime minister, and Al-Banna, founder of the Brotherhood was killed in retaliation. In 1952, an effective coup d'état against the pro-western monarchy of King Farouk I was conducted by Egyptian nationalist General Gamal Abdel Nasser. Although at first the Muslim Brotherhood liked Nasser, soon relations between the government and the Muslim Brotherhood collapsed when Nasser was viewed as being too-secular.

After failing to kill Egyptian dictator Nasser in 1954, the Muslim Brotherhood was again banned and most of its most prominent and influential members – such as Sayyid Qutb – and a young doctor who would later co-found Al-Qaeda with Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, were either imprisoned or executed. The Muslim Brotherhood adopted many tactical and strategic lessons from the failed coup of Nasser and others like it throughout the Middle East including secrecy, misdirection to cover its terrorist's activities. Beginning in the 1960s, the Ikhwan favored utilizing a more obscure profile and linger in the shadows while overt-action terrorist and paramilitary actions were conducted by proxies, such as the PLO-Fatah, and later CAIR, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and related organizations. This permitted the Muslim Brotherhood to continue a level of plausible deniability for violent actions caused, while secretly supporting their terroristic acts against Jews, Christians and the West, through its numerous and diverse social service operations internationally.

In conclusion, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz recently wrote a compelling essay putting in historical context the existential battles of Islamic terrorism against Christianity and the West we are battling today compared to the shameless appeasement policies of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in response to Adolph Hitler and the rise of Nazi fascism in the 1920s and 30s. Dershowitz writes:
    It is widely, and in my view mistakenly, argued by many academics and diplomats that there can never be a military solution to terrorism in general or to the demands of Hamas in particular. This conventional wisdom ignores the lessons of history. Chamberlain thought there could be a diplomatic solution to Hitler's demands. Churchill disagreed. History proved Churchill correct. Nazi Fascists and Japanese militarists had to be defeated militarily before a diplomatic resolution could be achieved. So too with ISIS and Hamas. They must first be defeated militarily and only then might they consider accepting reasonable diplomatic and political compromises. Another similarity between ISIS and Hamas is that if these terrorist groups were to lay down their arms, there might be peace, whereas if their enemies were to lay down their arms, there would be genocide.
Here is the question of ultimate concern – Will President Obama continue being our pathetic Appeaser-in-Chief to the Muslim Brotherhood like Neville Chamberlain was to Hitler and the Nazis? His choice to be diplomatic and understanding towards devout Islamo-fascism may well lead to the downfall of Western civilization.

*N.B.: This essay is based in part on ideas from Peter Farmer's, A Brief History of the Muslim Brotherhood (Aug. 14, 2012).

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Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review (1989) and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute (1992). Currently he is an adjunct professor of law at the National Paralegal College and the graduate school, National Jurisprudence University, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, American History, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Contracts, Real Property, and Advanced Legal Writing, among many other subjects... (more)


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