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  • October 31, 2011

    Where are the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration Taking America?

    Dr. Essam Abdallah, Family Security Matters

    - In this article, published in the leading liberal pan Arab “Elaph”, Egyptian liberal writer Dr. Essam Abdallah exposes the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within the Obama Administration and the campaign led by CAIR and its allies against Middle East Christians, US experts and American Muslim reformers. Abdallah’s article is powerful evidence to a reckless policy of backing Islamists, perpetrated by the Obama Administration and its advisors on Islamic affairs. The Editors.

    Disturbing reports are coming out of Washington, D.C.

    These reports reveal the depth of the below-the-surface coordination between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya and Jordan. This bloc of regimes and organizations is now becoming the greatest Islamist radical lobby ever to penetrate and infiltrate the White House, Congress, the State Department and the main decision making centers of the US government. All of this is happening at a time when the US government is going through its most strategically dangerous period in modern times because of its need to confront the Iranian Mullahs regime, which is expanding in the Middle East, as well as penetrating the United States, via powerful and influential allies.

    It looks like the near future will uncover many surprises after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, as we realize more and more that the popular revolts in the Arab world – and the Obama Administration’s position towards them – were determined by political battles between various pressure groups in Washington. Moreover, pressures by these lobbying groups have left an impact on the region’s events, the last of which was the canceling of the visit of Maronite Patriarch Rahi to Washington. A number of Arab and Western news agencies have leaked that one of “those who sought to cancel this visit was Dalia Mujahid, a top advisor on Islamic and Arab affairs at the State Department, who is of Egyptian origin. And that”, said the reports, “came at the request of the high command of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, who wish to see the US Administration support the Islamist Sunni current.”

    Also very noticeable at this point is the growing domination of Islamist forces around the Mediterranean: the victory of the Nahda Islamist Party in Tunisia, the declaration by (TNC Chairman) Mustafa Abdeljalil that Libya is an Islamist state and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. These developments wouldn’t have happened without the approval of the United States. A document published in Washington indicated that Egypt will face more violence and tensions while moving to the Pakistani, rather than the Turkish, model. Egypt will be ruled by an opportunistic bourgeoisie and a regime declaring itself Islamist, and it will be backed by a military institution. The military will be used by the Islamists to maintain power but the armed forces, the parliament, the regime and the constitution will all become Islamist.

    In return, the Maronite Patriarch is denied a visit to Washington, Coptic Christian churches are destroyed in Egypt, and Coptic demonstrators are massacred at Maspero in Cairo by the Egyptian military, demonstrating that the goal is to suppress Christians in the Middle East, who are – as Patriarch Rahi said – paying a high price for the revolts of the Arab Spring. Rahi expressed his concerns about the fate of Syrian and Lebanese Christians and sees, as does the world, the flight of millions of Iraqi and Middle Eastern Christians from their homelands as a result of events in Iraq, and the methodic persecution against the Copts. The Christians of Egypt aren’t only facing suppression and ethnic cleansing but a form of genocide.

    The real question now is: who is allowing the Muslim Brotherhood lobby to damage the relationship between the US Administration and millions of Middle East Christians? This lobby was able to delay meetings between leaders from Coptic Solidarity International, including Magdi Khalil and Adel Guindy, with the US Government. Similar obstructions have been happening with Chaldean and Assyrian delegations over the past few years. Moreover, the Muslim Brotherhood has waged a hysterical campaign against prominent experts in counterterrorism such as Steven Emerson, Daniel Pipes, John Guandolo and Robert Spencer. One particularly rough campaign was waged by CAIR against Professor Walid Phares, one of the most important, and even prescient, experts in counterterrorism and Jihadist movements in the US. In his book, “The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East”, Dr. Phares predicted its evolution and the shape of coming Islamist regimes in the region.

    But the Muslim Brotherhood’s campaign is not limited to liberal Arabs, Christians, Jews and Atheists. It has also targeted Muslims who oppose the Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) lobby such as Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD); Sherkoh Abbas, from the Syrian Kurdish Council; Farid Ghadri; the Somali-American author Ayan Hirsi Ali; Ali al Yammi; Tarek Fatah and many more. Attacking Muslim liberals in the West helps the Muslim Brotherhood’s project in the radical Islamization of the Middle East, but it does not at all help US interests. Oppressing opposition, diversity, pluralism, and shedding human rights and freedoms are in direct contradiction to the values defended, and sacrificed for, by America’s founding fathers as well as by all those who fought wars for America throughout her history.

    These intimidation and suppression campaigns directed against Arab and Middle East Christians – and against intellectuals and researchers opposing the Muslim Brotherhood and its sinister ties to Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran – in fact are aimed at America’s ability to become aware of the threat all of them pose to American freedoms. For American strength isn’t only in its navies and military power, but in its Constitution and the laws which provide the moral force for all other distinctly American liberties.

    Note that the US Constitution did not include any suppressive articles (regarding freedom of religion or freedom of speech), the lack of which is the case in many Middle Eastern countries. Rather, it was written in the spirit of a Jeffersonian federal democracy based on individual freedoms.

    So, all things considered both here and in the Middle East, where exactly are the Obama Administration and the Muslim Brotherhood lobby, together, taking America? And why?

    Dr. Essam Abdallah is an Egyptian liberal intellectual who writes for the leading liberal pan Arab “Elaph”.

  • Posted by Ted Belman @ 5:45 pm | 14 Comments »

    14 Comments to Where are the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration Taking America?

    1. Shy Guy says:

      Philistines upon you, America.

    2. Randi Pickel Rosenstein says:

      I am glad I found your column. I was looking for Aliza to see how she was doing. Looks great. I am in Vermont( the mother of Aviva who Aliza used to get together with sometimes at Mrs. laminas or the Y. )Will follow your column. we do not like Obamea here,
      Randi p. Rosenstein

    3. BlandOatmeal says:

      Thanks for comparing us with Sampson, Shy Guy. Are you standing in for Delilah?

    4. Shy Guy says:

      BlandOatmeal says:
      November 1, 2011 at 6:33 am

      Thanks for comparing us with Sampson, Shy Guy. Are you standing in for Delilah?

      I serve some excellent wine but I’d most probably send people to the ER giving haircuts.

      (Did my comment bring the house down?)

      Note to Americans: it’s “Samson”, not “Sampson”. This is what happens from too much TV.

      EDIT: I forgot my main response:

      The comparison to Samson in this case is not complimentary. It was Samson’s arrogance and toying with fire which were the end of him.

      This is America’s 9AM wake-up call. It’s getting late.

    5. Clinton says:

      I beg to differ, if we the American people get the right person in the White House (ALLEN WEST) then its over 4 islamic terrorism, plus there are millions of Americans armed 2 the teeth (SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS), muslim terrorists want to start a war with millions of armed Americans then bring it on.

    6. Clinton says:

      I will fight 4 America my country to my death, plus America if we wanted 2 we could rid the earth of Islamic terrorism in less than 24 hours. we America have the weapons 2 do it, so dont write America off yet

    7. Clinton says:


    8. BlandOatmeal says:

      Hi, Clinton

      It’s nice to hear people standing up for my country, the USA. Unfortunately, I don’t think a change of leadership will end the many problems that face us and are getting worse. Our economy is dead in the water. The last time it was this bad, was in the Great Depression. The way the world climbed out of that depression, was to start a world war: lots of armaments and infrastructure to build, destroy and rebuild. That kept us rolling into the 70s, when we began stagnating again. Presumably we rebounded out of that morass through the miracle of Reaganomics; but frankly, (1) my family and I never rebounded, and (2) those folks who SEEMED to be rebounding are now either homeless, or struggling to earn enough to get by. As far as I can see, that “rebound” was just a false bubble: The real growth was overseas; we just made money with smoke and mirrors — by borrowing, selling technology, borrowing, pushing paper and borrowing. When the rubber band snapped, we were back in the 70s and worse; and with us and the Euros becalmed, there isn’t any wind from us to drive the rest of the world either.

      Changing leaders won’t alter any of that. You can outsourse trinket production for domestic use; but before long, those outsource countries will get wealthy themselves, and start buying their own trinkets. Before long, everyone will have all the trinkets they want or need; and as the Bible says, “When trinkets are increased, the mouths are increased that want them”. Then people will be more concerned with food than with trinkets, the trinket-makers will be out of work, and all hell will break lose: Dems will blame Reps and visa versa, both will blame Wall Street, and everyone will blame the Jews.

      What leader can handle a situation like that? I know — one who will marshall the people’s energy for a new war, against the Jews.

    9. Clinton says:

      Hi BlandOatmeal,

      Thank u I understand what ur saying, what I posted I did not mean to critisize anybody on this forum, I agree with u, it will take a miracle from God to get us out of the mess we are in, and I realy do love America my country like u do and I love Israel and the Jewish people 2

    10. Ted Belman says:

      Thank you for saying hello. Sign up for our daily newsletter. Have you found Aliza? She is on Facebook

    11. Joseph G Whitson says:

      There is no Mystery–So whats all the Chatter about? The Obama
      Administration and and The Muslim Brotherhood have the same Agenda:
      Destroy Israel and The Great Satan-America. They are well on their
      way to doing BOTH. By the way, where are THE PULPITS in this country?
      Joseph Whitson

    12. BlandOatmeal says:

      Hello, Joseph.

      The pulpits in America seem busy enough: The head of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, one of our largest churches, rolled up his sleeves and got into politics, telling voters not to vote for Mitt Romney because he was a Mormon. I assume Rev. Jeremiah Wright of the United Church of Christ was also very vocal, with more sermons of “God Damn America”. There never was a dearth in America, of people, including preachers, willing to spout out their opinions. Israel also has protagonists in pulpits across America. I saw one the other day on video, defending the right of Israeli Jews to live in the land God promised them.

      Having said that, let me add that I don’t expect change for the good to happen as a direct result of what is said in sermons across the country. The “Post-Boomer” generation (those born, roughly, after the end of the Vietnam War), which is becoming an increasingly vocal and powerful group, is largely void of religious instruction; and the churches and synagogues are increasingly the habitat of the aged. The younger generation never hears the sermons; but they do see and hear the fruit of them in the lives of their elders, and they look to us for guidance. What our rabbis, priests and preachers need to do, then, is not give rousing calls to arms from the pulpit. They need to encourage small-group Bible studies, wherein their congregants can calmly and thoughtfully discuss and consider the Word of God. Fortunately for Israel and the rest of us, the latter is precisely what is happening, all over the world.

    13. Rick says:

      Bland Oatmeal, of course the young don’t hear any sermons since now there is difficulty in seeing or hearing any Judaeo-Christian religious messages. They have been banned by those whose secular inclinations are so rabidly fundamental that one can compare them to social jihadists. God is no longer in style. In fact, that word (God) has been omitted from many oaths, pledges (e.g., pledge of allegiance) and other vows. The Ten Commandments are banned from public view in order to hew to the “separation of state and religion,” but only for Christians and Jews, not Muslims. Revisionist history in the textbooks from which the young are taught slants, omits and deceives them either specifically or by innuendo. The future generation is being prepared for Sharia and conversion to Islam. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.

    14. steven L says:

      While Sarkozy is denying Jews a Jewish state, Obama apparently is pushing for Islamic states for Muslims, free of liberal Arabs, Christians, Jews, Atheists and others.
      The left and extreme left will not hesitate to join the enemy of the right.
      One can understand Sarko; after all France needs the oil and the gas and that is more important than freedom and Jews!

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