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The Truth about the Muslim Brotherhood: Part IV By: Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, June 16, 2006


MB and Terrorist Groups

Among the many permanent, negative features of Shari’a is a system that subjugates and oppresses non-Muslims. It requires non-Muslims to convert to Islam or pay the jizya [154] tax, a form of extortion, creating a “contract” (dhimma) that “guarantees” the infidels' lives and possessions. In a recent essay [155] Dr. Andrew Bostom quotes the Arabic scholar, E.W. Lane, who bluntly calls the tax on “free non-Muslim subjects …compensation for not being slain.”

The system's “obligations” institutionalize discrimination (dhimmitude) that targets Jews and Christians. Others, like such Hindus, and Buddhists ostensibly have a choice to convert or to be slaughtered, although historically, they were often offered an even more degrading dhimma than the “People of the Book.” [156] These regulations prohibit dhimmis from possessing arms, ringing church bells, testifying in courts, building and restoring houses of worship while restricting many other civil rights as well. Like Nazi regulations, the Islamic rules also require non-Muslims to wear special, identifying clothes. These key features of the Shari’a and Islamic ideology are political, not merely religious.


Given that political subjugation of non-Muslims is built into Islamic law, and that the MB desires to return to “classical Islam,” it is not surprising that the organization was the fountainhead from which all Sunni terrorist organizations have flowed. Its offspring include Al-Qaeda,[157] HAMAS, [158] Palestinian Islamic Jihad, [159] Gamaat Islamiyyah, [160] the Philippine Abu Sayyaf group,[161] and the Algerian Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) [162]and Armed Islamic Group (GIA) [163]. Between 1992-1998, the Algerian terrorists murdered an estimated 200,000 people. [164] Today, according to Italian security agencies, and as reported by Kathryn Haahr-Escolano [165] of the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, GSPC cells in Italy not only target Italy, but “employ a dual-track approach to planning terrorist attacks and provide support infrastructure—safe houses, communications, weapons procurement and documentation—to GSPC networks in other European countries.”

 

The ties of all these terrorist groups to the MB are evident from their identical strategies and overall Islamist agenda, and they often carry out joint operations. The MB even influenced Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, [166] who developed the Iranian version of their ideology in the 1970s. Indeed, Khomeini adhered to the teaching of Egyptian MB leader Qutb [167]and followed the lead of Muhammad Navab-Safavi, [168] who was a guest of the MB in Egypt in 1953. [169] Navab-Safavi later formed the dreaded Iranian death squad, the Fedaiyon-e-Islam, or the  ‘Soldiers of Islam.’

 

In Egypt, where the group was founded in 1928 and later banned, the Brotherhood worked under the Islamic doctrine of “concealment” (kitman) [170] in order to “Islamize” the country. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the MB collaborated with the Nazis. Hajj Amin al-Husseini,[171] the MB chief in British Mandate Palestine, strongly supported Arab links with the Nazis, particularly in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, where he backed the short-lived pro-Nazi regime of Rashid Ali al-Gailani [172] in 1941. In Egypt too, the MB orchestrated riots, occupied police stations and attempted coups d’etat. Following their failed 1954 attempt to assassinate Gamal Abdel Nasser, [173] MB loyalists fled Egypt to the universities[174] of Saudi Arabia, where they were granted business monopolies to finance their future reemergence; in 1961 the sympathetic King Sa'ud [175] even funded their establishment of the Islamic University in Medina. In October 1981, an MB offshoot group assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In the last decade alone, MB offspring including Gama'a al-Islamiya and the Abdullah Azzam Brigades repeatedly attacked Western tourists, killing hundreds and wounding many more.

 

Since the history of the MB is full of instigating civil wars and committing atrocities in countries such as Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Algeria, their expansion and success elsewhere is destined to wreak more havoc and destabilize every nation in which they are allowed to operate freely.

 

Conclusion

 

The MB is a dangerous organization that spreads its tentacles throughout the world. Its goal is the establishment of the Caliphate ruled by Islamic law. Mostly Saudi and Gulf sources fund its activities.

 

Recommendation

 

The Muslim Brotherhood spawned and encouraged many Islamist proxies dedicated to the spread of Shari’a law around the world and the establishment of the Caliphate. In many countries it has also been linked to terrorist groups and activities. In others, its members support terrorist organizations verbally and financially. Moreover, in the U.S. as elsewhere it calls on its supporters to  "To channel thought, education and action in order to establish an Islamic power [government] on the earth.” Such form of government would deprive Americans of their rights as granted by the Constitution.

 

In the interest of preserving freedom in the U.S. while advancing it globally, it is time for our government to thoroughly investigate the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots and consider designating it as a terrorist organization.

 

In the same vein, the U.S should not allow foreign donations to U.S. organizations and institutions from Islamic countries that prohibit religious freedom.

 

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Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D., is the lead author of this paper. She is a member of the board of directors of the Committee on the Present Danger and Director of the American Center for Democracy. She is also the author of “Funding Evil.” ACD Senior Fellow Alyssa A. Lappen, and ACD Fellow Ilan M. Weinglass  assisted with the paper.

 

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Endnotes:

[1]http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/10/20051028-1.html

[2]  http://www.thewahhabimyth.com/ikhwan.htm. The MB is often referred to by its Arabic name - “Ikhwan.”

[3]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Brotherhood

[4] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12823-2004Sep10.html

[5] http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/006/704xewyj.asp

[6] http://www.frontpagemag.com/articles/readarticle.asp?ID=22416&p=1

[7]  http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-01/14/article04.shtml  - 50k

[8]  http://www.jcpa.org/brief/brief005-22.htm

[9] http://www.frontpagemag.com/articles/readarticle.asp?ID=22416&p=1

[10]  http://www.aawsat.com/english/

[11] http://www.ikhwanonline.com/Procedure.asp

[12]  http://www.ikhwanonline.com/Article.asp?ID=17600&SectionID=104

[13]  “New Muslim Brotherhood Leaders: Resistance in Iraq and Palestine is Legitimate; America is Satan; Islam Will Invade America and Europe,” MEMRI Special Dispatch Series, No. 655, February 4, 2004,

[14]  See British Intelligence document in Roland Jacquard, In the Name of Osama Bin Laden (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pp. 263-267. http://www.jcpa.org/brief/brief005-22.htm

[15]  http://www.ikhwanonline.com/Article.asp?ID=17600&SectionID=104  

[16] http://www.ummah.net/ikhwan/

[17]   http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/~breilly2/US-Arab/

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[26] http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/

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[28]   http://www.cdi.org/terrorism/algamaa.cfm

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[30] Michael John Garcia, Margaret Mikyung Lee and Todd Tatelman, “Immigration: Analysis of the Major Provisions of the REAL ID Act of 2005,” Congressional Research Service Report for Congress , Updated May 25, 2005, n. 86, pp. 21-22,

[31] Ibid, p. 22.

[32] Ibid. pp. 19-29.

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[80]       The other American Muslims who attended were United Association for Studies and Research director Ahmed Yusef, former Islamic Association for Palestine president Yasser Bushnaq, Minaret of Freedom President Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad and American Muslims for Jerusalem chief Khalid Turani, reportedly to represent a coalition of American Muslim groups including CAIR, MSA, MPAC, AMC, ISNA, the American Muslim Alliance (AMA) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

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[135]  In Arabic: Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya  http://www.ict.org.il/inter_ter/orgdet.cfm?orgid=13

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[138]  http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD109206

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 [142]http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1138622536080&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull   

 

[143] http://www.palestine-info.com/

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[151] http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/000478.html

[152] http://www.adl.org/Anti_semitism/zayed_center.asp

[153] http://www.freeman.org/MOL/pages/january-2006.php

[154] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya

[155] http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5116

[156]Andrew G. Bostom, Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of non-Muslims, Pp 81, 174-176, 448, 457. Prometheus Books, 2005, Amherst, New York.

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[167]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayyed_Qutb

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 [172]  http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9389174

 [173] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamal_Abdel_Nasser  

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 [175] http://i-cias.com/e.o/saud.htm


Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is author of Funding Evil; How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It. She is director of the American Center for Democracy and member of the Committee on the Present Danger. Alyssa A. Lappen, Senior Fellow at the ACD, is a former editor for Forbes, Corporate Finance, Working Woman and Institutional Investor.


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