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Democratic Islamism: Oxymoron
Posted By Olivier Melnick On 07/03/2012 @ 7:45 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
It’s official; Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt (51.7 percent). Out is Mubarak, the secular military dictator, and in is Morsi, the “freely” elected Islamist president. Over the next few days, Morsi will move into Mubarak’s palace and start organizing his new government to rule the largest Arab country in the Middle East. As it stands, the military still retains control and greatly limits what decisions Morsi can make. This is the result of the decision by Egypt’s SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) to strip the president of most of his power. We don’t know how long this will last.
President Obama didn’t waste any time to congratulate Morsi, and the White House declared that Morsi’s victory is a milestone in Egypt’s transition to democracy after decades of authoritarian rule under Mubarak. Even Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement after Morsi election to power to congratulate Egypt for a move towards democracy, saying that he respected the results.
Morsi might have been freely elected, although the term freedom remains to be determined as it pertains to Egypt’s recent elections. Especially when looking at the case of the Egyptian man who beat his wife to death for not voting for Morsi.
So Egyptian Christians, Israelis and the rest of the free world shouldn’t worry, because all news reports seem to agree that Morsi was “freely” elected and is introducing a new era, a “New Egypt.” Democracy is finally here, and we should feel very safe as we all look forward to a new stability in the Middle East. Democracy can be defined as A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Is this what we are seeing here?
It is time to take a closer look at the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and decide if its leaders are the promoters of democracy or the enforcers of fascism. I made my mind long ago, and I will let you decide for yourself, but please consider a few facts.
Founded in 1928 by Hassan-Al-Banna as a secret brotherhood of seven people, the MB is now present in more than 75 countries in the world, basically just about wherever there is a Muslim community. They are unashamedly pro-Shariah and promote a Muslim caliphate (central global Muslim government under the supreme authority of a caliph). To that extreme, they will do just about anything to “Shariahnize” the free world, and lately they have made great strides toward Shariah because of the comatose state of liberal and post-modern secularists.
Consider the MB motto as found on its website and other materials:
Allah is our objective
The Prophet is our leader
Quran is our law
Jihad is our way
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.
If you see democracy anywhere in that statement, you might need to have your eyes checked!
Fundamentalism? YES! Extremism? YES! Terrorism? YES!
Democracy? Absolutely not!
The MB boldly declares that the West is corrupt (especially but not only, the USA) – and while I might agree on the fact that Western civilization has indeed become corrupt to some extent, I certainly do not recognize the need to kill those we deem corrupt.
The MB current leader known as the “supreme guide” is Muhammed Badi who claimed in 2010 that jihad against Israel and the West is a commandment from Allah and cannot be ignored.
When asked about democracy, Mustapha Mashur, the group’s supreme leader in 1981, was quoted saying: “Democracy contradicts and wages war on Islam. Whoever calls for democracy means they are raising banners contradicting God’s plan and fighting Islam.”
Democracy? Absolutely not!
Most Muslim organizations worldwide are connected one way or another to the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaida are all connected with the MB at some level. They have the same goal, and they revere death as much as we value life.
Lesser known to the general public, the MB is also involved with CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and all American universities’ Muslim Student Associations.
Visible or invisible, the MB is the backbone of most Muslim organizations worldwide. But one connection that most definitely sends chills down my spine is the one that the MB had with now defunct Nazi Germany. The Third Reich seriously influenced the Muslim Brotherhood in the ’30s and ’40s. They were in bed together on multiple occasions, and the MB continues its propaganda and acts of anti-Semitism around the world.
In his book “The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism,” Chuck Morse writes:
There is a long and interesting intermingling between the faith and ideology of the Brotherhood and that of the Nazis and later the Communists. One visible result of the intermingling is a merge between the traditional victimization mythology which holds that religious Muslims are somehow under siege by the outside world with the Nazi victimology mythology which held that Germans were somehow victimized by the existence of the Jews.
Additionally, in a 2007 article in the Weekly Standard, Matthias Küntzel documented the MB desire to eliminate the “Zionists” and “all Jews,” when, in 1945, they committed one of the worst anti-Jewish pogroms in Egypt’s history, thus continuing the Third Reich legacy of Jew hatred.
Democracy? Absolutely not!
Too easily it is forgotten that 1942 did not happen apart from 1932; that the events of the 1940s happened only in continuity with the events of the 1930s. It is my conviction that what we see beginning to unfold today is in continuity with the eschatological horror revealed in the Scriptures – a biblical scenario that for many remains merely technical, faceless and impersonal.
At the end of the day, anyone believing that the Muslim Brotherhood is good news for mankind in general of even Muslim in particular must be in denial. The assassination of Egyptian President Anwar el Sadat in 1981 proves that they won’t hesitate to eliminate one of their own if he becomes an obstacle to Muslim hegemony.
The global Islamist army is marching on, and for the most part they are using the path of least resistance by having doors opened to them by tolerant Westerners infected by the virus of political correctness.
Democratic fascism is an oxymoron. There is nothing democratic about a totalitarian regime that worships death over life and wants to convert the world to Islam or kill all the infidels. We are indeed in the ’30s, and we remember what took place in the ’40s, so there is no excuse to look the other way!
Muslims are the first victims of Islam, and only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can take the blinders off their eyes and show them what Yeshua did for them.
If death is to be revered, it should only be the death of Yeshua the Messiah for the sins of the world, because with His death we receive eternal life (John 10:27-28; 1 John 5:13; Romans 5:8).
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