Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. — motto of the Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brothers “must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” — “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America,” by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991.
When have American evangelicals or orthodox Jews in Jerusalem ever expressed a desire to work toward “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within”?
“‘There Is No Turning Back Now,'” from Der Spiegel, January 25:
We should stop demonizing the Muslim Brotherhood. It is incorrect that our only choice is between oppression under Mubarak and the chaos of religious extremists. I have many differences with the Muslim Brotherhood. But they have not committed any acts of violence in five decades. They too want change. If we want democracy and freedom, we have to include them instead of marginalizing them.
“ElBaradei Says U.S. Should Tell Mubarak to Give Up Power in Egypt,” by Bruce Drake for Politics Daily, January 30:
ElBaradei said that the fear a post-Mubarak Egypt would turn into another Islamic fundamentalist country like Iran “was a myth that was sold by the Mubarak regime” to keep the support of Western governments.
He said the Muslim Brotherhood, which had the largest organized opposition to the government, did not pose the threat of turning Egypt into another Iran.
“This is totally bogus,” ElBaradei said. “They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people. They will not be more than maybe 20 percent of the Egyptian people. You have to include them like, you know, new evangelical, you know, groups in the U.S., like the orthodox Jews in Jerusalem.”