Now, now. Remember the Muslim Brotherhood is “moderate” and “largely secular.” Never mind that Mohamed Badie is the head of the Egyptian branch of the movement and should have gotten the memo about all that. Go back to sleep. “Muslim Brotherhood: Anti-Americanism Linked to Anti-Semitism,” from the Investigative Project on Terrorism, June 13 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
Anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism go hand-in-hand in the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology, as demonstrated in a recent speech by the group’s leader Mohamed Badie. To Badie, the current problems in the Middle East have historical roots in a Jewish conspiracy, coupled with Masonic and American/Western elements.
Mr. Badie, the reptilian humanoids are on the line. They feel slighted.
“Allah has warned us the tricks of the Jews, and their role in igniting the fire of wars,” Badie said in a speech posted to the Brotherhood’s Arabic-language website on June 2 and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. “The Almighty said: ‘Every time they light the fires of war, Allah extinguishes them; and they labor hard to spread corruption on earth: and Allah does not love the spreaders of corruption.”
Badie is quoting Qur’an 5:64. The context of the entire verse is very important: “The Jews say: Allah’s hand is fettered. Their hands are fettered and they are accursed for saying so. Nay, but both His hands are spread out wide in bounty. He bestoweth as He will. That which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them, and We have cast among them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection. As often as they light a fire for war, Allah extinguisheth it. Their effort is for corruption in the land, and Allah loveth not corrupters.” [Emphasis added.]
And no discussion of “corruption in the land” is complete without the punishments prescribed in Qur’an 5:33: “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom.”
The article continues:
According to Badie, “such was their [the Jewish] plot by night and by day to divide the Muslims, old and new.” Their intentions could be traced from Napoleon to the founder of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, and on to the strife in Arab nations like Sudan. “We will only gain their land by feeding the fire of animosity between them, to facilitate their destruction by our hands,” Badie claimed that Herzl said at a 1903 Masonic Conference.
As a part of this conspiracy, Badie argues that the West is in collaboration with the Jews. “O Muslims: I do not think that the West wants well for Muslims good,” Badie said. “I do not imagine the Americo-Zionist alliance wants our blessed revolution to reach its objectives, in the forefront of which are: that we enjoy freedom in our land, that we be independent in our decision and that we have sovereignty over our homelands.”
The speech underlines assertions that the Brotherhood has not reformed its ideology, despite public pronouncements on their website and in English-language comments to the media. The organization recently generated controversy by condemning the killing of Osama bin Laden, and for its support for terrorism and a shaky commitment to democratic principles.