An expert on Islam in America issued a warning today on Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated radio show that the Islamic unrest in Egypt, which now has spread to Libya, is threatening America and its economy.
The overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and previous ascension to power by Islamic interests in Tunisia, Lebanon and other Middle East and North African nations, now is hitting OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, according to analyst Paul Sperry, a Hoover Institution media fellow and author the best-selling books, “INFILTRATION: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington,” and “MUSLIM MAFIA: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”
“Libya is a real problem,” he warned. “It’s an OPEC country.”
The instability there – with masses demanding the removal of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi combined with his refusal to leave – creates worries “the oil is going to stop flowing … at a time when businesses are trying to cut costs to the bone,” he said.
“This is a real concern. This domino effect … if it hits other OPEC countries,” he said.
He linked the multitude of troubles – Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain and others – with the instigation coming from the Muslim Brotherhood for those in the Middle East and North Africa to rise up against their secular dictators and establish Shariah-complaint Islamic governments.
He added that many in the West simply don’t understand the drive on the part of Muslims to follow Shariah and rid themselves of secular leaders.
“All these pundits trying to fig-leaf the Muslim Brotherhood need to talk to the FBI,” he said. “They’ll tell you virtually every terror case [in the U.S.] points back to the radical Brotherhood. And virtually every major Muslim group is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood.”
David Kupelian, WND’s managing editor and best-selling author of “How Evil Works,” joined Sperry on Hannity’s program today, pinpointing the crux of the issue with Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood.
He cited a recent Pew poll that revealed 84 percent of those in Egypt favor the death penalty for anyone leaving Islam.
“That means 17 out of 20 think it’s OK to kill someone who disagrees with you,” he said. “That’s criminally insane thinking.” Countering the popular notion that Egyptians are heading for a democratic government, Kupelian cited William Penn’s famous saying that “If men are not governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants,” adding: “Believing it’s OK to kill people who disagree with you is not being governed by God. When you are in the grip of beliefs like this, you are inviting a tyrant.”
The only question, he said, was, “Is it going to be a Mubarak, or a Muslim Brotherhood worse tyrant?”
“The whole region, the whole Arab Muslim world is on fire,” he said. “These people live in anger and fear and intimidation. They have a lousy, corrupt, evil government and their culture and the religion … they’re just in fear and anger and rage all the time.”
In a WND column, Kupelian warns of Islam’s “two-pronged attack on the West.”
“One prong is jihad, intimidation, terror. The other is infiltration, seduction and deception. Both have exactly the same goal – the imposition of Shariah on the United States of America and the rest of the world,” he writes.
Sperry said the poverty in the Middle East has gone from bad to worse, and the Muslim Brotherhood is taking advantage of the chaos to blame “all of their problems on the West.”
“Their message is ‘kick these secular dictators out and set up Islamic theocracies and Allah will reward you.’ They’re hoping for an Islamic revival and the message is resonating.”
Sperry had reported just one day earlier how staff investigators with the House and Senate intelligence committees said they are probing the domestic security threat posed by the radical Muslim Brotherhood and, specifically, whether Brotherhood operatives have penetrated the U.S. government.
The true nature, ambitions and global reach of the Cairo-based Muslim Brotherhood suddenly have become the focus of debate in Washington, following unrest in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East.