These are the people the US is hinting at playing ball with. From Steven Stalinsky in FrontPage:
In recent months there have been multiple reports in Washington that the U.S. may begin a dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood — the world’s most prominent Islamist organization. As the U.S. News & World Report of April 25 reported, U.S. intelligence officials have been meeting with members of the Brotherhood and one unidentified source called them, “probably more a part of the solution than a part of the problem.” Some Washington think tanks have also begun to float this in the nation’s capital.
It should be noted that the philosophy of the Brotherhood — which has inspired the likes of Al-Qaeda and Hamas (which defines itself as the groups’ Palestinian branch) today is led by many telegraphic spokesman who often appear on Arab TV stations in favor of terrorist attacks. For example, Dr. Abd Al-Muni’m Abu Al-Futuh, from the General Guidance Council of the Muslim Brotherhood appeared on al-Jazeera TV on April 25, 2004, where he stated:
“We, as Muslim Brotherhood and as the world leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, support the armed resistance in Iraq against the American occupier, one hundred percent. I personally, as all members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and around the world, wish to carry weapons against the American occupation”¦This is a matter of religion, not politics. When a Muslim land is occupied, Jihad becomes an individual duty”¦.”
That is traditional and mainstream Islamic theology, as I show in Onward Muslim Soldiers.
Deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Al-Sayyid Ahmad Al-Habib, made a similar appearance on Hizbullah’s Al-Manar TV, on April 8, 2004:
“The truth is that the resistance, whether in Iraq or in Palestine”¦ defends the nation’s honor”¦Therefore, the issue”¦martyrdom (i.e. suicide) operations carried out by boys and girls, and also the operations carried out by the Iraqi resistance — these redeem self-confidence and hope, because a nation that does not excel at the industry of death does not deserve life.”
Last year Muhamad Madi Othman ‘Akef took over as the Brotherhood’s “supreme guide.” At the time he gave a series of interviews laying out the ideology of his group. He explained it was “a religious duty” to attack American and Israeli soldiers and speaking to the Egyptian weekly Al-Arabi on January 18, 2004, he denied being in dialogue with the U.S., which he dubbed”Satan.”
Discussing the coming collapse of America, ‘Akef gave an interview to the Egyptian weekly Nahdhat Misr on January 21, 2004: “The matter of America’s attempt to take over the world is not new”¦I expect America to collapse soon. The elements of this collapse in America [already] exist, and Allah is the Savior.”
According to the Muslim Brotherhood website last year ‘Akef discussed the coming conversion of Europe and America to Islam: “I have complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America, because Islam has logic and a mission. The Europeans and the Americans will come into the bosom of Islam out of conviction.”…