Tag: Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan on the brink: Muslim Brothers mobilize for King Abdullah’s overthrow

Jordanian riot policeJordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face Arab Spring street pressure for his abdication.
debkafile’s Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne .

For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to Jordan’s Palestinian population.
Saudi Arabia, already threatened by Iranian aggression, fears the oil kingdom may be next in line if its northern neighbor is crushed under the marching feet of the “Arab Spring.”

Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated Department of Defense

ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, in a recent World Net Daily radio interview, confirmed that people with high security clearances connected to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions in every major federal agency including the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has vowed the destruction of America from within.

General Boykin has the credentials to back up his conclusions. He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force which he ultimately led in combat operations. He also served a tour in the CIA during which time he participated in clandestine operations throughout the world. He served his last four years in the Army as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Lt. Gen. Boykin, who currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council, blasted Republicans for condemning Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who sounded the alarm by questioning the Brotherhood ties of Huma Abedin, a top assistant to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Boykin said that neither Republicans nor Democrats want to protest too loudly over concerns of being branded intolerant.

Muslim Brothers plotting overthrow of Gulf states

The comments by Dahi Khalfan, one of the most outspoken security officials in the United Arab Emirates, follow the detention in the UAE since April of at least 20 dissidents, according to relatives of the detainees and activists.

“There’s an international plot against Gulf states in particular and Arab countries in general…This is preplanned to take over our fortunes,” Khalfan told reporters at a gathering late on Wednesday marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“The bigger our sovereign wealth funds and the more money we put in the banks of Western countries, the bigger the plot to take over our countries…The brothers and their governments in Damascus and North Africa have to know that the Gulf is a red line, not only for Iran but also for the Brothers as well.”

Congressional leaders call for investigations of Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the Obama administration

Five influential Members of Congress called yesterday for the inspectors general (IGs) of government departments with national security responsibilities to investigate whether their agencies are being subjected to influence operations mounted as part of what the Muslim Brotherhood calls its “civilization jihad.” This initiative holds out hope that a grave, and largely unremarked, threat may thus be recognized and thwarted in time.

The authors of letters sent to the IGs for the Departments of State, Justice, Defense andHomeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are: Rep. Michele Bachman, a member of the House Intelligence Committee and Chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus Rep. Trent Franks, Chairman of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution a member of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Louie Gohmert, Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Rep. Tom Rooney, Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee; and

In a joint press statement, each of these congressional leaders expressed profound concern about the dangers posed by the Muslim Brotherhood and the need to understand that threathere in the United States. What is more, they cited in their letters evidence of the penetration of Brotherhood operatives and allies inside the Obama administration, and examples of policies that appear to have been influenced as a result. The legislators explicitly draw upon documentation of that evidence contained in Parts 8 and 9 the Center for Security Policy’s new, ten-part online video curriculum: The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within (www.MuslimBrotherhoodinAmerica.com). Center President Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. said:

Muslim Brotherhood will terrorize Christians, warns candidate

Presidential candidate Shafiq hits Muslim Brothers twice: “They think Palestine’s the capital of Egypt, would intimidate Christians.” By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Ahmed Shafiq talks during a news conference in Cairo ReutersPresidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq hit hard at the Muslim Brotherhood on two fronts Sunday, warning that an Islamist victory will lead to terrorizing Christians and accusing the Brotherhood of trying to make “Palestine” the central issue for Egyptians.

Shafiq was a close aide to ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and the Brotherhood took the offensive after Saturday’s life sentence for Mubarak, instead of death, and the acquittal of his two sons regarding their involvement in the murder of hundreds of protesters last year.

Egyptians will go the polls in two weeks to vote for Shafiq or Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi.

Muslim Brotherhood goes public with Libya summit

BENGHAZI, Libya (The Muslim Brotherhood held its first public conference on Libyan soil on Thursday after being banned for decades, and used the platform to set a moderate tone, calling for a broad national reconstruction effort.

As Libya emerges from a bloody civil war, many observers believe the next elections could pit religious political groups against secular parties, with better-organized Islamists such as the Brotherhood having a tactical advantage.

Speaking nine months to the day after the start of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi that eventually ended his 42-year rule, Libyan Muslim Brotherhood leader Suleiman Abdelkader praised the rebellion and called on Libya’s factions to unite.

“Rebuilding Libya is not a task for one group or one party but for everyone, based on their ability,” Abdelkader told the meeting of about 700 people at a wedding hall in Benghazi, the eastern city where the revolt against Gaddafi began.

His remarks appeared to be an expression of support for the idea of a technocratic interim government, which Abdurrahim El-Keib, the prime minister designate, is trying to assemble by a Tuesday deadline.

Bashar’s Samson Option

By Avi Lipkin

In a recent news report on Kol Israel Radio (July 9th, 2011) it was reported that over 60,000 Syrians have been detained by the Syrian government for questioning and probably torture. Much of the world is distressed to say the least at daily reports of army massacres of Syrian civilians, many of which are unarmed. And the question asked is: How much longer can Bashar Assad survive? Another question is: How long can the Alawite Shi’ite leadership survive? And what will come in its place?

There are three approaches to Syria, in my opinion: Israel’s approach, Turkey’s approach and US President Barack Obama’s approach.

Of course, Israel has made peace with Egypt and Jordan. Israel has also been negotiating with the Palestinians. Even though the relationship with Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinians leaves much to be desired from the Israeli perspective, the absence of real wars like 1948-9 and 1973-74 is, it would seem a valid justification for such agreements and continued negotiations.

There have been signs over the last few decades that former prime minister Rabin

and second-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been close to agreement with Syria as well, but this northern neighbor has always been considered the most “hardline” of our Arab neighbors.

When looking at the Syrian regime, one sees a leadership representing 10% of Syria’s population, the Shi’ite Alawites, about 10% of the population which is Christian and the remaining 80% of the population which is Sunni Moslem. It was

Bashar’s father Hafez al-Assad who said: “The Arabs can lose 5 wars, 6 wars, 7 wars or 99 wars against the Jews. All we need is to win one war.” He also said, “There is no agreement without Jerusalem.” He also said, anyone who sacrifices one inch of Jerusalem is a traitor, and we know the fate of traitors in the Arab world.” It was also Hafez al-Assad who killed appoximately 30,000 Sunni’s in Hama in 1982 when the Syrian army used artillery, tanks and aircraft to completely wipe out a quarter in the city of Hama. And no one said anything about that massacre.

King Hussain shuffles his cabinet

Muhammad Hamed/Reuters Protesters demanded the dissolution of the Parliament and the departure of the government on Friday in Amman, Jordan. By ETHAN BRONNER

JERUSALEM — With antigovernment demonstrations growing across Jordan in recent weeks, King Abdullah II approved a cabinet shuffle on Saturday that brought in a number of new officials, notably the interior minister, but the public’s anger over accusations of corruption seemed unlikely to subside.

The deposed interior minister, Saad Hayel Srour, had been a focus of the protesters’ anger both because he was thought to be responsible for the use of excessive force by the police against demonstrators and because he allowed a wealthy businessman serving a prison term for corruption to leave the country, ostensibly for medical treatment.

Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated on Friday in the cities of Irbid, Maan, Karak and Tafileh, in addition to the capital, Amman, demanding transparency and an end to corruption. The number of participants has been inching up in recent weeks, organizers and witnesses said, and the slogans have taken on a notable harshness.

The demonstrations began in January as unrest spread across the Arab world. The king responded quickly by changing the prime minister and much of his cabinet and promising a dialogue with opposition groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.

Muslim Brotherhood demands US to drop Israel

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the weekend publicly announced the Obama Administration’s desire to reestablish ties with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood responded this week by thanking Clinton, and issuing its first demand of its new American friends: drop support for the “Zionist regime.”

In an email response quoted by Bloomberg, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mahmoud Ghozlan stated that if America wants solid relations with the group, it should “stop supporting the corrupt and tyrannical regimes, backing the Zionist occupation and using double standards.”

It is important to remember that when the Muslim Brotherhood speaks of the “Zionist occupation” it does not mean only the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria, the so-called “West Bank.”

The Muslim Brotherhood sees all of Israel as a cancerous growth that must be eradicated. The group supports returning Egypt to a state of war with Israel, and wants to see the entirety of the region become an Islamic Caliphate.