Naive? Maybe. “Israel Security Council: Obama Naive on Muslim Brotherhood,” by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu in Israel National News, January 3 (thanks to Twostellas):
Israel’s National Security Council thinks that President Barack Obama is naÃ¯ve in his attitude towards the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, which stated Sunday it can’t fathom the idea of recognizing Israel.
Dr. Rashad Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s number two leader, said on Sunday, “No Muslim Brotherhood members will engage in any contact or normalization with Israel.”
President Obama has asked the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to mediate secret talks between the United States and the Taliban, according to The Hindu newspaper. The jurist previously has called for killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq and has vowed that Islam “will conquer Europe [and] will conquer America,” whether by force or by the spread of radical Islam.
In early 2010, when American foreign policy experts could not imagine that the radical Muslim Brotherhood would emerge as the most powerful political force in Egypt, President Obama dismissed the party as a “faction,” adding that “they don’t have majority support in Egypt. But they”re well organized. There are strains of their ideology that are anti-U.S.”…
Strains? They’re dedicated in their own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.”