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All you need to know about the recent uprising in Egypt can be found in two words floating innocuously behind the mainstream headlines and pictures of hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in the streets: Muslim Brotherhood.

Here in America, we value freedom, and the idea of different religious factions vying for attention is actually applauded and encouraged, even differing points of view, and the exchange is healthy. But the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is not about freedom from tyrant Hosni Mubarak, it’s about using the momentum of unrest to usher in the bedrock foundation of the Muslim Brotherhood from its inception in 1928: the imposition of strict sharia law for every citizen.

The media would have you believe that Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt for three decades, is a maniacal tyrant who crushes dissent and rules the country with an iron fist, and they’d be right on that account. But what the aren’t telling you is that is how it’s done in Middle Eastern, predominantly Muslim countries. The idea of “democracy” as we know it, is totally foreign to them. Democracy is “man’s law” and it totally incompatible with (Islamic) sharia law: “the law of Allah.” In any Islamic country, people with power execute their rule at their will, without regard to individual’s concerns, and they crush dissent, and generate a coalition of disparate groups – through coercion, threats, and violence – that will “go along” with them. And the corrupt government (and they’re ALL corrupt) keeps the country from descending into chaos with this twisted kind of rule. This is the norm in the Middle East. The only “free democracy” in the whole Middle East is Israel.

History is busy repeating itself. In 1979 there was unrest in Iran. The people of Iran, urged on by the Mullah’s, revolted against the tyrannical president Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (the “Shah of Iran”) for being too pro-Western, and for being tyrannical in his treatment of Iranian citizens who disagreed with his policies. Indeed U.S. President Jimmy Carter denounced the Shah for human rights violations, withdrew support, and gave a green light for Islamic radicals to institute a new government. What we have now in Iran is a hard-core Islamic theocracy, dominated by sharia law, religious police (and even worse atrocities than under the Shah, such as this woman killed by Iran’s morality police (caution: graphic)), dictates from the Mullah’s, and defiance to the world by President Ahmadinejad, who speaks to Islamic audiences that Israel is a disgraceful blot that needs to be wiped off the map. He has also publicly proclaimed a right for Iran to be a nuclear nation (for peaceful purposes, of course). More crazy talk from him here, here, here, here, and here. Ahmadinejad, an Islamic “Shiite,” believes fervently in the return of the Mahdi (the Islamic “messiah” who will bring the world fully into submission under Islam), which will only come after a time of great unrest. Ahmadinejad hopes to bring unrest: infidels be damned to their rightful place in hell, and Muslims caught in the crossfire will go to “paradise.” The threat of “mutually assured destruction” (MAD) that kept the cold war in check is not a deterrent to Islamic fundamentalists (and that IS the Muslim Brotherhood). Thanks to the changes the world allowed in 1979, Iran is now the heart of worldwide unrest. And we’re doing it again.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is not about freedom, it’s about ousting a leader – Hosni Mubarak – who they feel is “not Islamic enough.” This is their chance. El Baradei is sympathetic to the cause of the Muslim Brotherhood, if not opportunistic to be used by them to achieve his own power goals. There’s plenty of corruption on both sides. Baradei wants to seize power, and the Muslim Brotherhood will help him with that. The Muslim Brotherhood would like to see Egypt become a sharia state, and Baradei will likely go along with that. This will be a disaster for U.S. interests if this happens. In essence, this shift represents the formation of a second Iran. And we know how well that regime has worked out.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s U.S. branch, the Muslim American Society has a noteworthy goal telling its members that,

…all their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” their 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 religions.

It should be noted here “God’s religion” is that of Allah (Islam). And Islam means “submit.”

The Muslim Brotherhood anywhere is not a human right’s protector, nor is it interested in “freedom” and “democracy.” The Muslim Brotherhood’s has spawned Al Qaeda (worldwide), Hamas in Palestine (who’s charter calls for the destruction of Israel), and their slogan is, “Allah is our objective. The Prophet [Mohammed] is our leader.  Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

And if all of this is not enough, Iran recently weighed in with it’ support, saying the Egyptian revolt is the start of an Islamic revolution in the Middle East.

What is happening in Egypt is pivitol. Everywhere Islam takes hold, human rights are flushed. Mubarak is bad. Sharia is worse. The Muslim Brotherhood is the purveyor of this change.

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by Brigitte Gabriel

 

Dear Mr. President,

You face difficult challenges in matters such as achieving peace in the Middle East and protecting America from the threat of radical Islam and terrorism. These are challenges that have vexed past presidents, going as far back as our second president, John Adams. I have no doubt you appreciate both the gravity of these challenges and the enormous obstacles that exist to solving them.

I also have no doubt that you and your staff understood that, no matter what you said in your speech last Thursday in Cairo, there would be those who would take issue with you. That is always the case when attempting to solve problems that are as deep and emotionally-laden as these challenges are.

I am assuming it is your sincere hope that the approach you have chosen to take, as evidenced by what I’m sure was a carefully crafted speech, will ultimately prove successful. However, it pains me to say this sir, but, while you said in your speech that you are a “student of history,” it is abundantly clear that, in these matters, you do not know history and thus, as Santayana noted, you are doomed to repeat it. In doing so your efforts, however well-intentioned they may be, will not produce what you profess to hope they will produce.

A wise man once said that if you start with the wrong assumptions, no matter how logical your reasoning is, you will end up with the wrong conclusion. With all due respect Mr. President, you are starting with certain assumptions that are unsupported by history and an objective study of the ideology of political Islam.

You began in your speech by asserting that “tensions” exist between the United States and Muslims around the world, which, of course, is correct. Unfortunately, you then proceeded, incorrectly, to lay virtually all the blame for these tensions at the feet of America and the West. You blamed western colonialism, the Cold War, and even modernity and globalism.

A student of American history, who is not trying to reconstruct it to fit a modern politically correct narrative, would state that tensions between America and Muslims began with the unprovoked, four-decades long assault by the Muslim Barbary pirates against American shipping in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. I find it telling that you mentioned the Treaty of Tripoli in your speech but ignored the circumstances that led to it. That treaty was but one of numerous attempts by the United States to achieve peace with the jihadists of the Barbary Coast who were attacking our shipping and killing and enslaving our citizens and our soldiers – and who by their own admission were doing so to fulfill the call to jihad.

These jihadists were not acting to protest American foreign policy, which was decidedly isolationist, and there was no state of Israel to scapegoat. They were doing what countless Islamic jihadists have done throughout history – acting upon the hundreds of passages in the Qur’an and the Hadith that call upon faithful Muslims to kill, conquer or subjugate the infidel.

A student of world history would know that, for all the acknowledged evils of Western colonialism, these evils pale in comparison to the nearly 14 centuries of Islamic colonialism that began in Arabia under the leadership of Mohammed. The student of history would know that Islamic forces eradicated all Jewish and Christian presence from Arabia after Mohammed’s death, and then succeeded in conquering all of North Africa, most of the Middle East, much of Asia Minor, and significant portions of Europe and India – eventually creating an empire larger than Rome’s was at its peak.

The number of dead and enslaved during these many centuries of Islamic imperial conquest and colonialism have been estimated to total more than 300 million. What’s more, the wealth of many of the conquered nations and cultures was plundered by the Islamic conquerors, and millions of millions of non-Muslims who did survive were forced to pay onerous taxes, such as the “jizya,” a humiliation tax to the Islamic caliphs. Indeed, in some areas Christians and Jews were made to wear a receipt for the jizya around their neck as a mark of their dishonor.

These facts have not been invented by Christian or Jewish historical revisionists, but were chronicled by Muslim eyewitnesses throughout the past 14 centuries and are available to be researched by any person seeking an objective understanding of how Islam spread throughout the world.

You say in your speech that we must squarely face the tensions that exist between America and the Muslim world. That is a laudable notion with which I agree, but by casting Islam as the historical victim and the West (and by implication, America) as the aggressor, you do not face these tensions squarely, but alleviate the Muslim world from coming to grips with the jihadist ideology embedded in its holy books and acted upon for 1,400 years.

Even worse, you empower and embolden militant Islamists who regard your gestures as signs of weakness and capitulation.

The issue is not that all Muslims are terrorists or radicals or extremists. We all know that the majority of Muslims are not. We also know that many peace-loving Muslims are victims of Islamist violence.

The issue is this: what drives hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide to call for the death of Jews?

What drives millions of Muslims to riot, destroy property, and take innocent lives in reaction to the Danish cartoons?

What drives tens of thousands of Muslims to demand the execution of a British teacher whose only “crime” was allowing her students to name their teddy bears “Mohammed”?

What drives countless Muslims worldwide to actively participate in, or fund, or provide nurture to, terrorist organizations?

What drives Muslims in mosques in America to proclaim and distribute materials that call for hatred of and the destruction of infidels?

What drives entire Islamic countries to prohibit the building of a Christian church or synagogue?

To assume, as you apparently do, that what drives these actions is not an ideology embedded in the holy books of Islam, but rather other “root causes,” most of which you lay at the feet of America and the West, is at best naïve and at worst dangerous.

Lastly, I must address your statement that “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” Unfortunately, the examples you gave are the exception rather than the rule.

Historically speaking, I seriously doubt the Egyptian Copts, the Lebanese Maronites, the Christians in Bethlehem, the Assyrians, the Hindus, the Jews, and many others who have been persecuted by Islamic violence and supremacism, would agree with your assertion.

For instance, Christians and Jews became “Dhimmis,” a second class group under Islam. Dhimmis were forced to wear distinctive clothing; it was Baghdad’s Caliph Al-Mutawakkil, in the ninth century, who designated a yellow badge for Jews under Islam, which Hitler copied and duplicated in Nazi Germany nearly a thousand years later.

I witnessed first-hand the “tolerance” of Islam when Islamists ravaged my country of birth, Lebanon, in the 1970’s, leaving widespread death and destruction in their wake. I saw how they re-paid the tolerance that Lebanese Christians extended toward them. My experience is not an isolated one. When you make an unfounded assertion about the “proud tradition” of tolerance in Islam, you do a great disservice to the hundreds of millions of non-Muslims who have been killed, maimed, enslaved, conquered, subjugated or displaced – in the cause of Islamic jihad.

Mr. President, those of us like me who are ringing the alarm in America about the threat of radical Islam would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world. Most Americans would like nothing better than to peacefully co-exist with the Muslim world. The obstacle to achieving this does not lie with us in America and the West. It lies with the hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide, including many of their spiritual leaders, who take seriously the repeated calls to jihad in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Who regard “infidels” as inferior and worthy of conquering, subjugating and forcibly converting. Who support “cultural jihad” as a means to subvert non-Muslim societies from within. Who take seriously the admonitions throughout the Qur’an and the Hadith to convert the world to Islam – by force if necessary – and bring it under the rule of Allah.

Unless you are willing to courageously and honestly accept this, your aspirations for worldwide comity and peace in the Middle East are doomed to fail.

Sincerely,
Brigitte Gabriel

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I keep tellin’ ya: the best up to date TRUTH about the global jihad is at Jihad Watch. It’s more tools in your belt: informing those around you one person at a time.

 So here ya go with the bullet points (pun intended, although the “sword” is the weapon of choice). Headlines you’ll find at JW today: 

  • General Commander of Iranian Army: “I do not think we will need more than 11 days to wipe Israel out of existence” (But of course their nuclear ambitions are only for peaceful purposes, right? Right?!?! Hey, * tap tap *is this thing on? Is anyone going to DO anthing about whackos with nuclear weapons in Iran?).
  • “Can you imagine being forced to live as refugees in your own country?” (But the sanctioned discrimination is okay, because that is how their culture has always done it, and we mustn’t judge)!
  • US worried that jihadists will seize Pakistani nukes, and Pakistani officials won’t tell where they are (No worries here! The Taliban is moving in to take over this nuclear nation. OH BOY! More whacko Islamic fundamentalists with nukes. Who cares)?
  • Iraqi in Denmark recruited suicide bombers; Denmark unable to deport him on “humanitarian grounds” (Hey, we already have that problem here: Obama can’t find ANY countries willing to take Guantanamo Bay prisoner-releases. And quietly he is going back to the Bush doctrine, and Guantanamo Bay will remain open. But you wont hear that in from the lamestream media that worships Obama).
  • “These Talibans have ruined the reputation of Islam” (Hey! Those women are out of their hijabs, time to beat them back into submission – and Islam means “submission.” And remember: we need to be tolerant and try to understaaaand these Islamic fundamentalists).

I suggest you check it daily. The primary writer for Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer, does a great job of keeping you updated on the jihad against the United States and the whole non-Muslim world. He is very well educated, and all sources are noted. Links at the end of all articles and videos make it easy to read on and make your own conclusions.

For “street level” things  you can do, easily, every day, check out: www.CitizenWarrior.com. And – an easy redirect to remember for curious is www.HaltTerrorism.com.

Here at “Act Seattle for America” our job is to make local tie in’s wherever we can to the news of the day, and give you the tools you need to make wise decisions for yourself and your family, become educated about the stealth jihad in your own backyard, and give you practical things you can do to keep the United States of America free from any form of Islamic tyranny.

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I keep tellin’ ya: the best up to date TRUTH about the global jihad is at Jihad Watch. It’s more tools in your belt: informing those around you one person at a time. 

So here ya go with the bullet points (pun intended, although the “sword” is the weapon of choice). Headlines you’ll find at JW today:

  • Denmark delays freedom of speech conference to avoid offending Muslims — in case Geert Wilders shows up (But hey, who has anything to fear from “The Religion of Peace”).
  • Saudi daily: Israel will use swine flu against its neighbors (Of COURSE they will! It’s also widely believed in Palestine (for real) that Jews kill Palestinian kids so they can drink their blood in Jewish rituals).
  • Egypt: Security forces demolish church services building, assault Coptic priests, women, and children (Thousands affected, but you wont hear about it in the lamestream media).
  • FBI to watch mosques for jihad activity — no, wait… (lots of hatred being preached, lots of Saudi money being funneled for jihad, lots of treason being fostered, but we mustn’t look THERE, that would be “insensitive.”).
  • Pakistan’s tribal areas thoroughly infiltrated by al-Qaeda and Taliban (Does anyone care that the Taliban very well might overtake Pakistan, and their nukes)?

I suggest you check it daily. The primary writer for Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer, does a great job of keeping you updated on the jihad against the United States and the whole non-Muslim world. He is very well educated, and all sources are noted. Links at the end of all articles and videos make it easy to read on and make your own conclusions.

For “street level” things  you can do, easily, every day, check out: www.CitizenWarrior.com. And – an easy redirect to remember for curious is www.HaltTerrorism.com.

Here at “Act Seattle for America” our job is to make local tie in’s wherever we can to the news of the day, and give you the tools you need to make wise decisions for yourself and your family, become educated about the stealth jihad in your own backyard, and give you practical things you can do to keep the United States of America free from any form of Islamic tyranny.

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There is no equivalency between Hamas, a group that indiscriminately launches rockets into civilian areas, and Israel, who gingerly targets Hamas leadership hiding behind children and purposely storing weapons in mosques and hospitals.

 

How do you think Hamas has such complete disregard for human life? Well first of all, hatred for Jews (and Christians) is specifically mentioned in the Qur’an, and second of all: they teach their kids to hate from birth! Check it out:

 

 

THIS is the mentality the world is up against.

1,600 people showed up on Sunday in Seattle to support Israel’s right to defend against the lunatics in their midst. It is Muslim ideology  – not their desperation – that drives Palestinian insanity. They will not stop until every last Jew (and Christian) is extinguished. Islamic writings mandate this. Unless the world stands up and says “enough!”

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It’s not economics; they don’t do it because they’re impoverished.

It’s not opportunity; they don’t do it because they can’t attend the university.

It’s their ideology, and this is the great chasm of misunderstanding that the west needs to know.

 

Hitler didn’t stomp on all his neighbors and kill millions because German people lacked money or opportunity (even though they lacked both after WWI). He did it because his worldview told him to rid the world of Jews, and he said or did whatever it took to accomplish that goal. Islam’s ideology  – at its core, written about hundreds of times in its holy book – mandates conquering the world for Allah, and subjugating or killing kuffars (unbelievers), especially Jews and Christians (who are specifically mentioned in the Qur’an). Islamic leaders have said it. Until they discovered oil, they had no way to really move jihad to a worldwide level. Now they do. We just ignore it, because from our Western point of view, “no religious group could be that outta whack, could they?” Yes, they can. And they don’t even hide it. There are moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. We just prefer not to hear it.

 

Check this out: this is in America.

 

“Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell!”

“Nuke Israel! There is no Israel!”
”You need a big oven, that’s what you need!”

“Allahu Akbar.” (Allah is great). “Allahu Akbar.” “Allahu Akbar.” “Allahu Akbar.”

 

As it ramped up, and the Muslims moved across to confront the small pro-Israel counter protestors, a bystander can be heard saying, “Violent. They’re so violent!”

Yep, they certainly are. And they are not “extremists,” they’re just extolling the “virtues” promulgated in the Qur’an. Read it for yourself.

 

Mark Steyn has written another excellent and witty article (click to read). It is a must read for you, and a must forward to Westerners that still don’t get it.

 

The facts presented in the article provide excellent talking points for you to share.

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