Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Voice of the Mulsim Brotherhood

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' ... is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said."

I would like to humbly recommend an article for Mr. Clapper to scan over in his spare time;

"Qaradawi, [the 'father figure' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood], advocates establishing a "United Muslim Nations" as a contemporary form of the caliphate and the only alternative to the hegemony of the West. He hates Israel and would love to take up arms himself. In one of his sermons, he asked God "to kill the Jewish Zionists, every last one of them."

And some consider his views on women and the Qur'an 'enlightened'

"He also speaks out against the systematic castigation of wives. He calls the practice unwise, saying: "Blows are not effective with every woman, but they are helpful with some." In other cases, the sheikh insists on equal rights. For example, he says, a woman does not have to ask her husband's permission to blow herself up in an Israeli café." (SOURCE)

Considering this article spans the possible range of topics from Israel, Hosni Mubarak and the Qur'an to incest and breast might behoove the National Intelligence Director to have a read before he speaks again...

So, given this new twist to the Egyptian story (and all the happenings in the middle East right now), it was comforting to read that Americans still have radical Islam on their minds. Given that 72% of Americans think that religious extremists should be would seem that complacency has not yet set in.

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