THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
July 11, 2011
Gamal Abdel Nasser was suspicious of American actions as they facilitated the plans of the Power Elite (PE) when in 1957, he said: “The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves, which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something we are missing.” Nasser died in 1970 and was followed as president of Egypt by Anwar Sadat, who initially sought the support of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) but was assassinated by the Islamic Jihad (led by Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, former MB member and now the new leader of al Qaeda) and others on October 6, 1981 after signing a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. Sadat was followed by Hosni Mubarek, who in 2005 began to crack down on the MB after they won 20% of the seats in Parliament.
Mubarek was recently ousted with the support of the MB, and in a January 28, 2011 The [London] Telegraph article about “America’s Secret Backing for Rebel Leaders Behind Uprising” in Egypt, it revealed the leaders “have been planning ‘regime change’ for the past three years.” The article also contains a link to a “secret document.” The revolution in Egypt brought with it the return of the MB advisor Yusuf al-Qaradawi after thirty years of semi-exile. This was after British conservative leader David Cameron in January 2008 called for a ban on “preachers of hate,” including Qaradawi, from entering the United Kingdom. On December 17, 2010 Qaradawi said the MB “sanctioned martyrdom operations in Palestine…. They do not have bombs, so they turn themselves into bombs. This is a necessity.”
Recently, according to The Jerusalem Post (May 26, 2011), the news daily Al-Masry Al-Youm said an Egyptian Nazi Party “operated secretly” under Mubarek “whose regime prevented party leaders from carrying out their activities freely.” The same news daily reported that the Nazi Party’s founding deputy there “is a former military official,” and that the party would be more open and aimed at bringing “together prominent figures from the Egyptian society.”
Martin Lee in Razor Magazine (2004) also revealed that “pursuant to their long-term strategy of using peaceful means to turn Egypt into a Islamic republic, the Muslim Brotherhood have taken over numerous trade unions and professional associations, while operating banks, businesses, health clinics, schools, and legal services that often outperform shabby government institutions.” The MB has chapters in 80 countries and more than 300,000 members throughout Egypt. Remember also that 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta was an Egyptian and a member of the Engineers Syndicate there which was controlled by the MB.
In a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) February 3, 2011 backgrounder titled “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood,” one reads that CFR senior fellow Ed Husain believes that Egypt could go the way of Iran, saying: “Then [in Iran], secular democrats triggered a revolution only to be brushed aside by fundamentalists. Today, ordinary Egyptians lead demonstrations, but the Brotherhood waits in the background, an indispensable force in national life…. Without the Muslim Brotherhood, there’s no legitimacy to whatever happens in Egypt.” The backgrounder also indicates that terrorism expert Lydia Khalil explains that MB hardliner elected to Egypt’s parliament, Ragib Hilal Hamida, as recently as 2006 “voiced support for terrorism in the face of Western occupation.”
According to a report in Al-Masry Al-Youm in late June 2011, “Experts in Islamist movements have said they believe Islamic thinker Mohamed Selim al-Awa, an Egyptian presidential hopeful, is the undeclared nominee for the Muslim Brotherhood.” And about the same time, former Egyptian MB Supreme Guide Mohammed Mahdi Akef told The New York Times that the MB will reveal its “full platform” when it has won the Egyptian presidency and is in complete control of that nation.
According to Israel News Update (July 6, 2011), former CIA director Mike Hayden says he believes the MB could “enjoy a disproportionate power in shaping the new government” in Egypt; and the MB, “which originally said it does not intend to field a candidate for president, has since created a broad supercoalition of opposition parties in hopes of taking Egypt’s next government by storm.” The result, according to Jerusalem Post reporter Carolyn Glick in a June 25, 2011 Steel-On-Steel radio interview, is that the MB “is likely to win a governing majority in the next Parliament and control the next president” in the upcoming September 2011 elections.
In Egypt’s Arabic press, the MB advocates Sharia law. Egyptian Arabic daily Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted Sobhi Saleh of the MB as saying “terms like civil or secular state are misleading. Islamic Sharia is the best system for Muslims and non-Muslims.”
Concerning the recent revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, etc., they have been marked by violence. Relevant to this, Zbigniew Brzezinski (an advisor to both presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama) in The Grand Chessboard (1997) explained the importance of “how the United States both manipulates and manages Eurasia’s key geopolitical pivots,” and then he revealed: “A possible challenge to American primacy from Islamic fundamentalism could be part of the problem in this unstable region… and would be likely to express itself through diffuse violence.”
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The deputy leader of the MB has declared they will try to dissolve Egypt’s 32-year-old treaty with Israel, within which Raed Salah is the MB leader. And if the MB gains control over Egypt, they could coerce Israel into making compromises with its security by blocking the Suez Canal and the narrow Straits of Tiran between the Arabian and Sinai peninsulas. In late June of 2008, Reuters reported that about 8000 “activists from Jordan’s mainstream Muslim Brotherhood” marched through the Jordanian capital calling for more suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israel in order to destroy the Jewish nation. More recently, in the June 16, 2011 Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report, one reads that Kuwaiti MB leader Tareq Sweidan told Al-Quds TV that the Islamic “nation” should provide “direct support to the armed resistance” against Israel and that Islamic youth should undertake “electronic Jihad” to destroy Israeli websites. In 2005 and 2007, MB Supreme Guide Muhammed Akef explained that “as far as the [MB] movement is concerned, Israel is a Zionist entity occupying holy Arab and Islamic lands… and we will get rid of it no matter how long it takes.”
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