As soon as I'd heard about the events in Tunisia, I hopped over to the English-language website of the Ikhwan
, or the Muslim Brotherhood
. [One of the delights of tracking the Brotherhood in America and internationally is the differences between their very friendly-looking web presence for gullible Westerners, the English Ikhwanweb
, and the more militant and honest site in Arabic, Ikhwanonline
. Just a comparison of their banner images-- the crossed swords in Arabic, vs. the girl with a 'freedom' banner in English-- tells you a story of deception. See for yourselves.]
When I learned that the Muslim Brotherhood was four-square behind the revolution in Tunisia-- and was gearing up for the protests (the Friday 'Day of Rage') in Egypt, I knew something really bad was afoot. Many commentators, like Mark Levin and John Bolton, have correctly pointed out that, even if the Brotherhood was not involved in the genesis of these anti-regime protests, their main beneficiary would certainly be the most organized group in Egypt (and with a massive secret support network, even in America), the Muslim Brotherhood.
Readers of Big Peace
-- and, especially, readers of the Team B II report, Shariah: The Threat to America
-- will be familiar with the Muslim Brotherhood. The mainstream media and most commentators you'll see on tv have plenty of catching up to do. Unfortunately, we've already seen some spinning in the Ikhwan
's favor, buying wholesale into their rhetoric about democracy, human rights and political legitimacy that are about as transparently opportunistic as their English and Arabic websites.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the hard left-- aligned always with elements of the most radical Islamists against US interests-- are joining the battle on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood. This repeats the pattern begun during the 1979 Iranian Revolution, as leftists like Michel Foucault
serenaded Ayatollah Khomeini and the promise of a theocratic regime in that country. That a homosexual like Foucault would prefer the Shariah-adherent totalitarianism that was unleashed in Iran to the more pro-Western Shah is testament to the hard left's fetishization of the post-colonial narrative: anything but America, and the more militantly anti-American, the more "legitimate." Dinesh D'Souza
argued, I believe convincingly, last year that Obama is similarly predisposed.
And so it goes today. The Stalinist front group International ANSWER
(go to the link for more info from David Horowitz's indispensable Discover the Networks) sent out an email to its Washington, DC minions to join in protests against the Mubarak regime. See here for a picture from The American Spectator
's Phil Klein
I was able to obtain the email sent out by the far-left outfit. It's reproduced below.
An email from International ANSWER:
Emergency Demonstrations in Solidarity with Egyptian People
Down with the U.S.-backed Mubarak dictatorship
End U.S. support for the Mubarak dictatorship!
Egyptian protester holds a "Made in USA" tear gas canister, Jan. 28.
Victory to the Egyptian People!
Following the popular revolt that overthrew the U.S.-allied dictatorship in Tunisia, the Egyptian people have taken to the streets in the hundreds of thousands demanding the fall of another U.S. client dictator, Hosni Mubarak. The U.S. gives $2 billion per year to prop up the Mubarak dictatorship. Egypt is second only to Israel as the largest receipient of U.S. "foreign aid." That "assistance" has been used to buy the tear gas and other weapons and equipment that are killing Egyptian people attempting to exercise their right to protest and speak out.
EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Saturday, January 29
In front of the Egyptian Embassy
3521 International Court Northwest
Click here to view a growing list of protests around the country.
Click here to download printable placards.
For an important analysis of the underlying political situation, please read this statement.