As a former radical Muslim who once had aspirations to fight as a jihadist against the enemies of Allah, I find it disheartening when I hear or read about the many venues of support that the Obama Administration has made in the past or is making available to the Muslim Brotherhood - a radical Islamic group that aims for world domination, Islamic Caliphate resurrection, Sharia law implementation, Jihad implementation, and the destruction of the enemies of Allah, which includes America. Since 2008, it has become apparent that the Muslim Brotherhood is being dealt with in a special way with so many amenities and privileges being granted to them. Such privileges include access to or even employment in many sensitive government positions dealing with national security. Many other external signs support this new disturbing trend, such as access to the Egyptian presidency when the Obama Administration pulled the plug on Mubarak, a long time regional ally. [more...]
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
By Sarah Stern
The newly appointed head of the Egyptian military, General Abdel Fattah al Sissi, is a known Muslim Brother sympathizer.
I woke up to the news on Sunday, that the recently elected President of Egypt, Mohammad Morsi, had just fired General Tantawi, and his military Chief of Staff, Sami Annan, along with commanders of the air force, navy and an anti-aircraft unit. He did so while dissolving Article 25 of the Egyptian Constitution that affords the Egyptian military some degree of independence and grants them some legislative powers, and therefore made the entire military a part of his Muslim Brotherhood government. In their stead, Morsi has promoted generals and chiefs of staff who were all part of Muslim Brotherhood sleeper cells.
For the last year and a half, or ever since the events began in Tahrir Square, I, and my small organization, have been alone on Capitol Hill, talking about the radical Islamist wind blowing throughout the Middle East, and arguing that we should terminate, or at the very least suspend, or even condition, military aid to Egypt, until we see what sort of government will take shape.
Unfortunately, other, much more powerful, organizations in pro-Israel community have been on Capitol Hill lobbying for the exact opposite. They have put their considerable strength and prestige behind a request for continuous military aid for Egypt, arguing that the military is the most democratic of all institutions, and that the dire state of the Egyptian economy and their need for an influx of American dollars will keep the military in power, which will serve as an important check on the Muslim Brotherhood government. [more...]
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 9:16 AM
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
By Joseph Klein
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is having a particularly bad week. His country's Prime Minister Riad Hijab has just defected and appealed to other top officials to "abandon this murderous and terrorist regime." He joined a swelling number of military defectors. The armed opposition continues to strike close to Assad's seat of power, bombing the state television building. However, Assad can still count on his most loyal ally Iran, whose self-described “axis” with the Syrian regime is alive and well. During his visit to Damascus this week to meet with Assad, Saeed Jalil, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and top nuclear negotiator, declared that "Iran will never allow the resistance axis - of which Syria is an essential pillar - to break." [more...]
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 7:15 AM
By Ryan Mauro
NJ Governor Chris Christie, often described as a "rock star" in the Republican Party, has finally addressed the criticism of his courtship of Islamists. On July 24, Christie held an Iftar dinner at the Governor's Mansion, attended by Imam Mohammad Qatanani, a Hamas-linked cleric whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security. Christie reiterated his support for Qatanani and made the case to his Muslim audience that he is their ally by ridiculing the "bigots" attacking him. Christie opens by talking about the attacks on "our relationship" (between him and, as he would characterize it, the Muslim community of NJ) that show a "gaze of intolerance that's going around our country that is disturbing." [more...]
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 7:14 AM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
By Joseph Klein
A day after Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy for the UN and the League of Arab States for the Syrian Crisis, announced his decision to resign in frustration over the failure of the United Nations Security Council to pass a strong resolution that would enforce compliance with his six-point Syrian peace plan, Arab League members led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar went to the UN General Assembly for a symbolic vote on a resolution strongly condemning the Assad regime. The resolution said nothing about al Qaeda and other Islamist jihadists who are hijacking the armed opposition and committing their own atrocities. [more...]
By Al Fadi
Oftentimes we hear the rhetoric that Islamic Sharia Law is compatible with Western democracy and the U.S. Constitution. Many Muslim advocates of Sharia try to promote the notion that Islam provides adequate forms of democracy and freedom. However, the more one explores such claims, the more disturbing the findings become. Pakistan, for example, has a law that calls for the death penalty against anyone who blasphemes against the prophet of Islam. Many innocent people were victimized as a result of this law, often accused falsely by neighbors or colleagues without any proof. Some as a result have been imprisoned for years losing all forms of freedom. [more...]