The Arab Spring of 2011 and the Egyptian Uprising – Links to US Involvement
“And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians; and they shall fight everyone against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor, city against city. kingdom against kingdom.”
We all remeber the images on television of the clashes at Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising against the government of Hosni Mubarak who had been in power for over 30 years, and ousted by a popular uprising on Feb. 11, 2011.
Wikileaks claims that the US government is behind the revolution in Egypt, a conclusion easily proven by the preponderance of the evidence. This interference by the Obama regime is a slap in the face since in 2009 when Obama had an opportunity to advance the cause of freedom in Iran when Iranians were seething over the stolen election.
Obama’s response: He refused to “meddle” in the disputed Iranian elections, despite mass protests over the result which returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.
In 2008 the American Embassy in Cairo helped a young Egyptian dissident attend a US sponsored summit for activists in New York, while secretly concealing his identity from Egyptian state police. Upon his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011. A secret document has been released which implicates the US Government:
1. (C) Summary and comment: On December 23, April 6 activist xxxxxxxxxxxx expressed satisfaction with his participation in the December 3-5 \”Alliance of Youth Movements Summit,\” and with his subsequent meetings with USG [United States Government] officials, on Capitol Hill, and with think tanks. He described how State Security (SSIS) detained him at the Cairo airport upon his return and confiscated his notes for his summit presentation calling for democratic change in Egypt, and his schedule for his Congressional meetings. xxxxxxxxxxxx contended that the GOE [government of Egypt] will never undertake significant reform, and therefore, Egyptians need to replace the current regime with a parliamentary democracy. He alleged that several opposition parties and movements have accepted an unwritten plan for democratic transition by 2011; we are doubtful of this claim…
Since that time democratic elections have taken place and the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood has come out on top. The Muslim Brotherhood (pronounced in Arabic: Ikwhan) was banned by Hosni Mubarak for the past 30 odd years. The MB was founded in Egypt in 1928 by the Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna, by the end of World War II the MB had an estimated two million members.
Ikwhans credo was and still is, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations.” The Brotherhood’s English language website describes the “principles of the Muslim Brotherhood” as including firstly the introduction of the Islamic Shariah as the basis controlling the affairs of state and society; and secondly work to unify “Islamic countries and states, mainly among the Arab states, and liberating them from foreign imperialism.” All which is flowery language for establishing the Islamic Khalifah.
In the 1930’s and 1940’s the British colonial authorities in Egypt banned the MB because it was basically a Muslim extension of the fascist German Nazi Party. The Muslim Brotherhood was allied with Hitler. Anwar Sadat, who would be the future Egyptian leader was part of the MB and was a known Nazi and spent jail time in British jails from his activities. Abdul Nasser continued to ban the MB from 1952 until his death in 1970. Anwar Sadat took over and legalized the Muslim Brotherhood who would then murder him for making peace with Israel. Hosni Mubarak who was wounded in the assasination took power and banned the Muslim Brotherhood until he was removed from power in 2011.
Once again, we see how Western ideas (which work well enough for non-Islamist westerners), when articulated through an Islamic framework, lead to results disastrous and antithetical to the West ideals and institutions. Democracy and elections which in the West suggest freedom, liberty and human rights, are now being employed to bring sharia law, the antithesis of Western culture and law, to power.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Dr. Safwat Hegazy, a popular preacher, speaks of how he desires to see Arab nations unify into the “United Arab States.” While that may sound like an admirable goal to a non-Islamic westerner what he is actually proscribing is the resurrection of a caliphate which by nature exists to expand through jihad, to overcome all other religions and governments.
Barack Obama has declared early on that all opposition groups should have representation in the next Egyptian government. This essentially ensures that the Muslim Brotherhood will be part of that government. The Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in Egypt, so it will probably end up in the driver’s seat in any new regime, and steer Egypt toward becoming an Islamic state inveterately hostile to the United States.
Mohammed Mursi became the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egypt’s presidency after their original candidate, Khairat El-Shater, was disqualified in April. Seen as a substitute candidate, Mursi was widely taunted as being nothing more than Istebn.
A late comer to the Egyptian race for president Muhamed Mursi is the head of the Freedom and Justice Party. He was widely ridiculed as a substitute candidate and as the Brotherhood’s second-best candidate.
Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi launched Murzi’s Presidential campaign in a frenzied rally that should scare the life out of any sane person. During the rally of thousands of Ikwhan supporters, the cleric spoke to the crowd and spoke of Murzi as …..
“…We can see the dream of the Islamic Caliphate is being realized, Allah willing by Dr Muhamed Mursi and his brothers, his supporters and his political party. We can see how the great dream shared by us all – that of the United States of the Arabs…the United States of the Arabs will be restored, Allah willling…the United Stated of Arabs will be restored by this man and his supporters. The capital of the Caliphate – the capital of the United States of the Arabs – will be Jerusalem, Allah willing.…Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow!!….Allah Akbar!!…..Our capital will not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing. Our cry shall be: “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.”…come on you lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas…forget about the whole world, forget about all the conferences….brandish your weapons, say your prayers….and pray to the Lord….I say from this podium, from Al-Mahalla, from the heart of the Delta, from the heart of Egypt, so that the whole world may hear, we say it loud and clear – Yes Jerusalem is our goal. We shall pray in Jerusalem or else we shall die as martyrs on it’s threshold…millions of martyrs march towards Jerusalem….”
A Voice of Reason
: “It is very important for [people in] Egypt to understand that democracy is about more than just the ballot box. Democracy is a culture engraved upon the cerebral box before it is the ballot box. One cannot talk about freedom in the absence of free minds. The tragedy of the Arab Spring is that when the tyrannical regimes fell, the fruits were reaped by movements that preach closed-mindedness, rather than free thinking. The outcome will be regimes that are worse than those that were toppled. The so-called Arab Spring countries are heading towards a harsh winter.”- Al-Hajj Warraq
Calling the Election
In June 2012, the White House congratulated Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Mursi on his victory in that country’s presidential election, calling it a “milestone” in the country’s transition to democracy.
“We look forward to working together with President-elect Mursi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States,”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Arabic press:
“Egyptian military authorities must cede power to the winner of the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential elections”
“We think that it is imperative that the military fulfill its promise to the Egyptian people to turn power over to the legitimate winner,”
Obama Regime Tied to Mohammed Mursi
Saleha Mahmood Abedin, the mother of Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, reportedly served in the women’s division of the Muslim Brotherhood alongside the wife of Egypt’s new president, the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi.
Abedin represented a Muslim charity known to have spawned terror groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaeda front.
Saleha Abedin is also the mother-in-law of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.
Walid Shoebat, former Palestinian terrorist, reported that while she acted as one of 63 leaders of the Muslim Sisterhood, the de facto female version of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saleha Abedin served alongside Najla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of Mursi.
Saleha Mahmood Abedin is an associate professor of sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which she helped to create. She formerly directed the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in the U.K. and served as a delegate for the Muslim World League, an Islamic fundamentalist group Osama bin Laden reportedly told an associate was one of his most important charity fronts.
In February 2010, Clinton spoke at Abedin’s college:
“I have to say a special word about Dr. Saleha Abedin,” Clinton said. “You heard her present the very exciting partnerships that have been pioneered between colleges and universities in the United States and this college. And it is pioneering work to create these kinds of relationships.
“But I have to confess something that Dr. Abedin did not,” Clinton continued, “and that is that I have almost a familial bond with this college. Dr. Abedin’s daughter, one of her three daughters, is my deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, who started to work for me when she was a student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.”
An Ikwhan-led Egypt
The victory for the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi could now worsen tensions between resurgent Islamists and the powerful army, which sees itself as the guardian of the state. Christians and secular liberals anxious about their own freedoms and the fate of Egypt’s vital tourist industry will worry about a promised Brotherhood push for Sharia law.
With Mursi becoming president, Islamists will control most ruling institutions in Egypt, the most populous Arab nation, consolidating electoral gains made by fellow-Islamists in other Arab countries in the past year.
Israel has nervously watched the Islamist rise, especially in Egypt, its old enemy until a 1979 peace treaty. Mursi vaguely advocates a review of the pact, but the Brotherhood says it will not tear it up. A very shallow promise, from our perspective.
The Muslim Brotherhood is telling Egyptians to prepare themselves for war with Israel.