CAIRO — The world’s most influential Islamist movement is in danger of collapse in the land of its birth — its leaders imprisoned, its supporters slain and its activists branded as terrorists in what many are describing as the worst crisis to confront Egypt’s 85-year-old Muslim Brotherhood. In the week since Egypt’s new military-backed rulers ordered a brutal crackdown on camps filled with protesters calling for the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the group that used its organizational muscle to win the country’s first democratic elections, held in late 2011 and early 2012, has been cast into disarray. Analysts
Fundamentalist movement thrive when the authorities attack them, but die when if they happen to become the authority. The Muslim Brotherhood has found its eternal strength -- as the oppressed and aggrieved minority.
Does anyone find it odd that Huma and Hillary sweep into office to lead the US State Dept, the Muslim Brotherhood sweeps into power, then Huma/Hillary step down from State and suddenly all hell breaks loose for the MB and they are thrown out on their asses?
Sometimes,things are so obvious that even the Wash Post recognizes it.
I´m sure tha tthe US and world´s liberals don´t see burning churches and killing Christians is a valid reason for wiping out the MB.Stealing and defacing precious artifacts is a result of them living inpoverty,so they have to make a livingsomehow.
I´d bet anythng that the media whiners about this wouldn´t go live in Egypt with the MB in charge,it´s just like white cracker liberals pretending to care about poor people when they live in neigborhoods that are lily white.
Maybe the larger issue here is the simple fact that the left hates any kind of moral authority.I´ve said many times the left loves Obama because he´s the ultimate permissive parent.
In a lackluster,non productive economy,millions of people are waking up with nothing to do all day.This is causing horrific social displacement.Now we´re seeing crazy things happening out of simple boredom.
Oh, oh. If the MB is in disarray, Zippy will be johnny on the spot getting the CIA to send them some more weapons and using our taxpayer money for some straight out cash so they can buy their own weapons on the market. After all, ill winds are blowing.
Ok, I had to stop reading after this (which is pretty early on in the article):
Analysts worry that its members, bitter and angry after the deaths of more than 1,000 Morsi supporters in the past week, could abandon the Brotherhood’s decades-long commitment to nonviolence, particularly as its leadership loses its grip on them. Some pro-Morsi demonstrators have been spotted with weapons, and attacks against security forces in the volatile Sinai Peninsula have intensified since Morsi was deposed July 3.
Seriously, WaPo, they´ve been non-violent for decades?! The only reason the MB was unable to inflict mayhem over the past several decades is because Mubarak and the military kept them in check. But once they deposed Mubarak -- with OUR help -- their true colors were revealed yet again. They were founded 85 years ago as a violent organization and they have never strayed from their roots.
When the King of Saudi Arabia has openly backed the Egyptian military, you have to ask yourself, why is our President choosing "now" not to take sides, when he took sides a year ago to replace Mubarak. Inquiring minds want to know.
You have to wonder what the rulers of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc think about Obama with his open suypport for the MB which is a great threat to their regimes? And yet they keep pumping money into the Clinton Foundation...
Oh sure, they are non-violent as soon as Sharia law is established and those not killed are forced into compliance.
I have a friend who came from Iran and lived with that fear of letting her bangs show in public. It boggles my mind that the left stand with the MB!!! The left who hate the right because they dare to say anything is right or wrong. The left in America will wake up in a sweat with their heart racing the moment their liberal dreams come true!
Egypt and the Middle East were relatively stable, prosperous, and comfortable under the Mubarak regime. The do-gooders wish everyone would "do democracy". Democracy works well in homogenous societies and nations, but does not work well in heterogeneous societies and nations, as too many factions wish to be heard and have some say in the running of the government. A task for which most factions are not capable of carrying out successfully! Witness the latest fiasco in Egypt when the MB attempted to organize things their way! Heterogeneous societies generally require more central, tough, military-style control until the citizens understand the value of cooperation so as to reach commonly agreed upon ends! Afghanistan and Iraq in the same boat. Stand bck a bit, folks, and check the big picture
BO has found out that Community Organizing, i.e. rabble rousing is nothing like governing. Organizer´s motives are not examined too closely. The "cause" is what matters. But once you are in charge, people want to know who you are, what you plan to do, and worst of all, hold you accountable for present conditions.
So it has been with the Brotherhood. It was easy to espouse a different way to run the country but once they got elected people actually expected them to RUN the country, something they were ill qualified to do. Also, people then started to take a hard look at the Brotherhood and didn´t like what they found under the public mask of a "peaceful" religion that proposes complete word domination and the elimination of the Jewish race. How that would all happen "peacefully", well......
"Analysts worry that its members, bitter and angry after the deaths of more than 1,000 Morsi supporters in the past week, could abandon the Brotherhood’s decades-long commitment to nonviolence, particularly as its leadership loses its grip on them."
"Decades long commitment to non violence." Only in the liberal dream world.
The article goes on about the MB "winning over supporters over the decades with a vast network of charitable services, including dental clinics and thrift shops". That sounds just like what the Dim part has done in this country since the days of FDR. Some of us call that buying votes. And a very good way to keep them for a lifetime.
Maybe we should take a page out of Egypt´s military page and do the same thing here in the US. After all, the majority of our military are purported to be southern young men and women and/or from fly-over country. Very few are from the large liberal conclaves around the country. So, they might just join in. Of course, that would take a few generals and admirals with a stiff spine to lead them. I can dream can´t I?
My feeling is that Obama´s Muslim Brotherhood and Arab Springers are passé and should probably take a hint from their glorious leader. Guns, explosives and community organization don´t work quite as well in Cairo as they did in Chicago and Detroit.
The police and Army will actually shoot back in Egypt and Syria against violent demonstrators. Even in Afghanistan, they voted with purple fingers, a process that would end vote fraud in the USA and signal the end of the Democrat Party. Why if you did that here it would surely be racist.
I don´t see this as a hit piece against the MB. It´s more of a lamentation of them being down- but, they certainly are not out. They are like an invasive cancer. They have spread to vital parts of the human world and they will have to be dealt with by heroic means now. The US is like an old man in total denial of his dreadful disease. He will not take the appropriate action for fear of the truth of the problem.
Jerome Corsi has an article today on a banned site (some may guess which one) that Obama´s half brother Malik is a money man for the Brotherhood. Remember, Malik´s 501(c)(3) got preferential treatment from Lois Lerner herself. She backdated his request three years which is apparently illegal. This news, if true, may be a link to a smoking gun tying Obama to the Brotherhood. We´ll see. Corsi is a digger.
They have ALWAYS been a terrorist organization, it´s just that they lay in the weeds waiting for unsuspecting (stupid) politicians to come along to support their front cover of Muslim Moderates...and Obie steps right into their hole like the dufus he is.
Sly and Sheridan deal with the truth rather uneasily and too WaPo-like. Look at some of their own TRASH writing about these killers: “a decades-long commitment to nonviolence ... Brotherhood supporters vowed that they would not resort to violence as they continued to challenge the interim government ……. `Our only option is the peaceful method’, Khaled Hanafi, secretary general of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, said at a news conference in Cairo on Tuesday. .... with a vast network of charitable services, including dental clinics and thrift shops. It is the “mother of all Islamist movements“. No mention of the Islamist mass murders of christians, and burnings of hundreds of churches, and that’s just the christians. WaPo is attempting to tell of muslim violent failure, but can’t tell a straight story. They are ideologically confused at WaPo. They’ve been stealthily communizing a violent Soviet ideology for too many years to be able to report clearly on their latest violent ideological movement. Allen West said,“There are 80 Communists in Congress”. Guess what? He left out the rest of Washington DC!
Have no fear, Little Barry will soon give the world a speech that will "make it perfectly clear" that the MB is "an ally of the United States" and he will "do everything in his power" and "he won´t sleep" until the nasty Egyptian army stops killing his people.
More brazen lies from the Washing Post.. "Fears the Muslim Brotherhood will resort to violence"... The Muslim Brotherhood has murdered THOUSANDS, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Christains across the Muddle East...They have crucified their bishops onto their front doors...burned their churches...over 500 churches and Cathedrals...and the Washing Post posits the Muslim Brotherhood Might get violent!!!!!
And the moron in the WH has yet to make a peep as Christains are slaughtered ..this is a holocaust of Christians...Shame on the WP ...shame on the Hussein Obama...
The Muslim Brotherhood is under the protection of Baraq Hussein Obama and he will not let them fall apart. Already the Enemedia dropped the Muslim part and calls them Brotherhood. Unfortunately the gas attack in Syria will make the West destroy Assad and Egyptian patriots to the benefit of al-Quaida.
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