Muslim Brotherhood’s Desperate Cling to Power; Let Egypt Fix Its Own Problem

The largest anti-Muslim Brotherhood protest in Egypt

Millions of disgruntled Egyptians returned to the streets two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, a “moderate” Islamist leader, who was ousted via the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. This time they are protesting against the Muslim Brotherhood that strengthened Sharia law and reinstated slavery.

It’s now pretty much obvious that the Obama regime played an indispensable role in the toppling of the “secular” (???) Mubarak government that led to the more radical Muslim Brotherhood gaining political power.

However, the difference between the Mubarak regime and the Muslim Brotherhood under Mohamed Morsi is that the latter will do everything to cling to power. The radicals cannot be bargained with, and they’d rather see piles of dead bodies in the streets of Cairo rather than surrender political power. 

This is the same mentality held by the power-hungry Ampatuans who masterminded the Maguindanao massacre a few months before the 2010 elections in the Philippines.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which was established in the 1920s or a few years after the fall of the Islamic Ottoman empire, has been patiently waiting for the right opportunity to achieve its religious and political agenda.

The religious vision of the MB’s most influential leaders is the reestablishment of the Ottoman Empire. However this time, they want a global caliphate under Islam.

U.S. President Barack Obama showed he is wiling to support the Muslim Brotherhood by sending monetary (US$1.3 billion) aid and F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. The Obama admin also urged the persecuted Coptic Christians not to protest the Muslim Brotherhood.

Here’s a report from Frontpage Magazine:

As Egyptians of all factions prepare to demonstrate in mass against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi’s rule on June 30, the latter has been trying to reduce their numbers, which some predict will be in the millions and eclipse the Tahrir protests that earlier ousted Mubarak.  Among other influential Egyptians, Morsi recently called on Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to urge his flock, Egypt’s millions of Christians, not to join the June 30 protests.

While that may be expected, more troubling is that the U.S. ambassador to Egypt is also trying to prevent Egyptians from protesting—including the Copts.  The June 18th edition of Sadi al-Balad reports that lawyer Ramses Naggar, the Coptic Church’s legal counsel, said that during Patterson’s June 17 meeting with Pope Tawadros, she “asked him to urge the Copts not to participate” in the demonstrations against Morsi and the Brotherhood.

Yet despite Obama’s generous help at the expense of American taxpayers, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood top officials were caught live on camera calling America and Israel “enemies” and talking about starting a war with Ethiopa.

The New York Times blog reports:

Unaware that their words were being broadcast live on a state-owned television channel, many of those seated around the table said the dam was in fact a secret American and Israeli plot to undermine Egypt that must be stopped at all costs.

The politicians learned they were on live TV only after Magdi Ahmad Hussein, chairman of the Islamic Labor Party, urged that all present vow not to leak any information to the media. Before being told he was on television, Hussein described the U.S. as an enemy [emphasis added]:

I’m very fond of battles. With the enemies, of course – with America and Israel, but this battle must be waged with maximum judiciousness and calm. Even though this is a secret meeting, we must all take an oath not to leak anything to the media, unless it is done officially by sister Pakinam [el-Sharkawy, a Morsi aide]. We need an official plan for popular national security, even if we…

The viewer sees him being handed a note, which presumably points out that his words are not confined to the room. Hussein laughs, then continues with the anti-American and anti-Israel rhetoric: “Okay… Fine… The principles behind what I’m saying are not really secret… Our war is with America and Israel, not with Ethiopia. Therefore, engaging in a war… This is my opinion…”

This only means one thing: damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Help them or not, they will still consider you their “enemy” because you’re an infidel. You can never appease a group of people that made it its “divine” duty to kill you.

People of the free world should just let Egypt, Syria and Turkey sort out their problems. Let them kill one another.

  • Related News: Egypt military issues 48-hour ultimatum against Muslim Brotherhood regime

From Fox News:

Egypt’s powerful military warned on Monday it will intervene if the Islamist president doesn’t “meet the people’s demands,” giving him and his opponents two days to reach an agreement in what it called a last chance. Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed for a second day calling on Mohammed Morsi to step down.

Military helicopters, some dangling Egyptian flags, swooped over Cairo’s Tahrir Square where many broke into cheers with the army’s announcement, read on state television. The statement seemed to fuel the flow of crowds into city squares around the country where protesters chanted and sang.

“Come out, el-Sissi. The people want to topple the regime,” protesters in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla el-Kubra chanted, urging military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to intervene.

  • Egyptian protests in pictures

Photos from Daily Mail.

Colourful: A general view shows fireworks above Tahrir Square as Egyptians celebrate the Egyptian military reaction to the protests against President Morsi in CairoColourful: A general view shows fireworks above Tahrir Square as Egyptians celebrate the Egyptian military reaction to the protests against President Morsi in Cairo
Fireworks: The army gave Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the opposition a 48-hour ultimatum to reach consensus and meet the people's demands or it would announce measures to end the stalemateFireworks: The army gave Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the opposition a 48-hour ultimatum to reach consensus and meet the people’s demands or it would announce measures to end the stalemate
From above: Protesters take part in a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi resign at Tahrir Square in CairoFrom above: Protesters take part in a protest demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo
Huge numbers: Egypt's powerful armed forces gave Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum to share power, urging the nation's feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country's future within 48 hoursHuge numbers: Egypt’s powerful armed forces gave Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum to share power, urging the nation’s feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country’s future within 48 hours
Making a point: Egyptians supporting President Morsi wave their national flag and shout slogans during a protest in CairoMaking a point: Egyptians supporting President Morsi wave their national flag and shout slogans during a protest in Cairo
Anger:Anger: Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi wave Egyptian flag and shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood after attacking the national headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood
Fire attackFire attack: A protester throws Molotov cocktails at the national headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood

Fireworks explode over Tahrir Square as the sun sets during protests this eveningFireworks explode over Tahrir Square as the sun sets during protests this evening

As nightfall came to Cairo, opponents of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi protest were still gathered in their thousands outside the presidential palaceAs nightfall came to Cairo, opponents of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi protest were still gathered in their thousands outside the presidential palace

Demonstrations: Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogansDemonstrations: Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans
DemandsDemands: Egyptians poured onto the streets on Sunday, swelling crowds that opposition leaders hope will number into the millions by evening and persuade Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign

 

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