Egypt: Salafists, Brotherhood Growing Fast

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Well, this is NOT a surprise for any of us who has been following the events in Egypt:

Muslim radicals are making headway towards turning Egypt into an Islamic republic, according to Israeli Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.

The security situation in the Sinai Peninsula has deteriorated, with Islamists suspected of attacks like this one – a July 29 assault on an El Arish police station which left seven people dead. “If Egyptian authorities do not move quickly to crush the extremists and regain control, the Sinai Peninsula could soon become a separate Islamic emirate run by Salafis, Hamas and al-Qaida,” Abu Toameh writes in a column published by Hudson New York.

“The Facebook folks who triggered the anti-Mubarak revolution have been replaced by Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood supporters,” he adds. “It is only a matter of time before Egypt turns into an Islamic Republic that is aligned with Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.”

Last week, hundreds of thousands of pro-Salafist demonstrators gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a massive show of force. The Salafists have established a political party called Al-Nour, (“The Light”) to run in Egypt’s next elections.

Alarmed that the Salafists or the Brotherhood might prevail, Egypt’s ruling military council has yet to set an election date. But it will not be able to postpone it indefinitely, and many Egyptians appear sympathetic to the Islamists, Abu Toameh writes.

Abu Toameh contends that many Western analysts exaggerate the differences between the Salafists and the Brotherhood. Although they have doctrinal differences about the role of religion and politics, “both parties want to see an Islamic regime in Egypt – one where moderation and pragmatism are non-existent,” he writes.

via Salafists, Brotherhood Ascendant in Egypt :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Egypt: Obama, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood

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This is hardly surprising

Elliot Abrams, a deputy national security adviser handling Middle East affairs under President Bush, noted that Muslim Brotherhood positions on women, on freedom of religion and on religious tests for candidacy to public office are all “an anathema” to the USA. He went on to explain that there is a great likelihood that those in the Muslim Brotherhood who preach the need for the supremacy of Shari’a law in Arab states will prevail. Nonetheless, he agrees with the President that formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood open the doors to American influence, and that influence may moderate the Brotherhood’s extremist Islamists positions. In addition he expressed the belief that there are divisions in the Brotherhood which could be exploited and deepened by meetings with American representatives.

Abrams’ assessment is very reminiscent of Israel’s western allies believing that political responsibility would moderate Arafat after Oslo in 1993; or that Hamas would be forced to self-moderate once it was saddled with the administration of the Gaza Strip after its bloody coup. Neither belief was founded in reality.

It is important to recall that the Muslim Brotherhood, since its inception more than 80 years ago, has been consistent in its ideology: the imposition of Shari’a law, by violence, on the entire world. Repression by Arab governments has never moderated it. Its core motivations arise from the jihadist Islamist belief in the obligation incumbent upon all Muslims to make Islam the only, or at least dominant, religion in the world. It is the oldest and among the best organized and wide-spread Islamic extremist terrorist organizations in the world. Its program for a “cultural invasion” of western countries, outlining a phased plan for infiltrating western societies and governments until it has the power to escalate its activities into political or violent confrontation, has been public for more than 20 years. Hamas, a self-proclaimed genocidal terrorist organization whose charter establishes its goal of destroying Israel, is a franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood. Both Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood have expressed the desire to destroy the United States and make Islam the only, or the dominant, religion in the world. Why would a few western carrots or sticks make it change its core beliefs?

It seems likely that whatever his intentions, Obama’s contacts with the Brotherhood will strengthen it politically and increase its chances of becoming one of the dominant, if not the dominant, political force in Egypt. Being able to boast of Obama’s implicit recognition of the Brotherhood’s importance, the Brotherhood will now have an easier time gaining recruits, soliciting funds, and engaging with other major powers in Europe and elsewhere.

via Obama, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

And we have also seen what has happened with the Arab spring in Egypt, where the Islamists have flooded, expelling democratic protesters.

Egypt: Islamists Flood Square in Cairo in Show of Strength

Well, this is not shocking at all if we consider what has been happening really:

Tens of thousands of Egyptian Islamists poured into Tahrir Square on Friday calling for a state bound by strict religious law and delivering a persuasive show of force in a turbulent country showing deep divisions and growing signs of polarization (…). “Islamic, Islamic,” went a popular chant. “Neither secular nor liberal.”

via Islamists Flood Square in Cairo in Show of Strength – Nuevo Digital Internacional.

More thanks to Legal Insurrection:

Mobs of ordinary Egyptians joined with soldiers to drive pro-democracy protesters from their encampment in Tahrir Square here Monday, showing how far the uprising’s early heroes have fallen in the eyes of the public.

Six months after young, liberal activists helped lead the popular movement that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the hard core of these protesters was forcibly dispersed by the troops. Some Egyptians lined the street to applaud the army. Others ganged up on the activists as they retreated from the square that has come to symbolize the Arab Spring.

Squeezed between an assertive military and the country’s resurgent Islamist movement, many Internet-savvy, pro-democracy activists are finding it increasingly hard to remain relevant in a post-revolutionary Egypt that is struggling to overcome an economic crisis and restore law and order.

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Terrorism: Muslim Calls for Tourist Jihad, considers Wilders an “ideal victim”

This is the first time that I read about “Jihadi tourism”: that is, you go as a tourist but your real aim is not to see the monuments, but to “kill infidels”:

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Jihadist Abu Suleiman al-Nasser wrote (1, 2) on the Shumukh al-Islam forum that Muslims should go to Europe posing as tourists in order to murder Europeans. Al-Nasser wrote on the site that Muslims should buy a sharp knife when they’re in Europe. “You could murder more than a hundred people. Walk about and choose your victims.” He wrote that Geert Wilders is an ideal victim. “He looks like a fat calf.”

Meanwhile, the American intelligence website SITE reports that Jihadists are calling for attacks on Belgium and Belgians in retaliation for the recently enacted burqa-ban. According to one Jihadist: “If you have the freedom to make such decisions, then you must also accept our freedom to take action. I call our Muslim brothers in Belgium to do what they can: bomb them, destroy them, torture and murder them.”

via Muslim Calls for Tourist Jihad – Grendel Report.

Related: Belgium: New burqa ban challenged in court.

Egypt: The chaos in ruling military council helping Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis

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Ongoing clashes between young supporters of the revolution and security forces are undermining the Egyptian military’s hold over the country as critics from all directions accuse the ruling Supreme Council of failing to manage the situation ahead of next November’s elections.

Yesterday, Major General Mohamed al-Assar, Egypt’s assistant defence minister and a top-ranking member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, met important international figures at a meeting in Washington. He reassured his interlocutors that the Egyptian military was not planning to set up another dictatorship.

According to Fr Greiche, spokesman of the Egyptian Catholic Church, the military is facing internal chaos and is incapable of running the country after the fall of Mubarak.

Clashes between demonstrators and police on Sunday in Abbasseya, in Cairo, left 298 people injured. Pro-democracy groups were outraged; they accuse the police of using knife and stick-wielding thugs to provoke the clashes in order to arrest demonstrators.

For the clergyman, the military is losing control of the situation. “The Supreme Council includes 17 top generals with different opinions and ideas what to do. This is leading to chaos,” he said. This has eroded the military’s credibility.

AsiaNews.it.

“The U.S. May Be Handing Egypt Over to the Muslim Brotherhood Just Like It Handed Post-Saddam Iraq over to Iran”

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Other things he actually says in the interview

“When the Egyptians cried: ‘The people want to change the regime,’ they did not mean the specific regime, but the system as a whole – to change the system of values ruling Egyptian society, transforming it into a society that rewards capabilities, from a traditional to a modern society, from what happened on February 2 – the so-called ‘Battle of the Camel,’ when [Mubarak supporters] stormed Tahrir Square on camels and donkeys, and a battle ensued between the camel and Facebook…
“The Egyptian must choose which path they want to take – whether to take the path of the camel, and return to the world of the camels, or whether to embark on the train of global modernism, and to become part of the world of Facebook. This is not a symbolic thing. It was the reality in Tahrir Square – a confrontation between the Facebook youth, and people who ride camels and try to establish a bullying state once again. Continue reading

US: Govt’s Order To Shutdown Millions Of Christian Websites Shocks World

Remember the weapons to be sold by US to Egypt even if the Muslim Brotherhood comes into power? Remember Clinton has said the US would welcome dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood (more on the MB here) and that there have been “informal contacts” with them? Well, if this is true (I would like to know how many actual non-threatening websites have been shut down and how many Christian ones in particular), we are into another stage on the infiltration by Iranian Revolutionary Guard Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naghdi spoke some days ago: “We have infiltrated America and the UK“.

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A shocking report authored by the office of Russia’s top religious leader Patriarch Kirill I states that this past week the United States ordered over 10 million Christian websites destroyed that they claimed were a “threat” to their National Security and that the American Internet giant Google quickly responded by making them all disappear. Continue reading

Huma Abedin and her family links to the Muslim Brotherhood

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Very disagreeable connection.

Ms. Abedin’s mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abdeen, is reportedly part of a special woman’s unit known as the Muslim Sisterhood or the International Women’s Organization (IWO) which, according to a counter-terrorism report obtained by the Terrorism Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, operates within the Brotherhood in Egypt and possibly other Arab nations as well. The Egyptian newspaper Al-Dostor confirms that the Sisterhood includes 63 international members in 16 different countries.
The group is being portrayed by Western media in a benign fashion, as noted in Der Spiegel and on its Facebook page. But a report by the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Liwa Al-Arabi paints a far more ominous picture. It reveals that these women, who are “the wives of some of the highest-ranking leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood” are being recruited to:

[S]muggle secret documents for the members since women go undetected by security surveillance…to spread the Brotherhood’s ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes…to lay the plans for the Sisterhood to work at the state level…[and]…to fulfill the interests of the Brotherhood and also to benefit from international women’s conferences and unify all efforts to benefit the Brotherhood globally.

Furthermore, the Sisterhood’s mission includes:

The newspaper then lists the names of the women who belong to the organization on a country-by-country basis. There are a dozen members of the Sisterhood from Saudi Arabia. Saleha Mahmoud Abdeen (Abedin) is one of them.

… Which brings us to Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, who is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Ms. Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, MI, but moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the age of 2, before returning to the United States 16 years later to attend college. A detailed report from 2007 shows that the aforementioned Abdullah Omar Naseef was instrumental in the Abedin family’s move around 1977 — the same year that the Muslim Sisterhood was established. Huma Abedin has been working for Mrs. Clinton since 1996. Between that job and being married  to a Congressman — in a ceremony officiated by Bill Clinton — Ms. Abedin is privy to sensitive and secret information. Walid Shoebat explains the significance: “Huma Abedin is a practicing Muslim and is still well-connected to her family. She also has access to highly sensitive State secrets–admitted by Hillary herself–as well as significant influence in the Obama administration.”

This brings us to a curious sidebar: how it is possible for a “practicing Muslim” woman to be married to a Jewish American? Islamic scholarship and Sharia law forbid Muslims from marrying non-believers. Mr. Shoebat translated the Al-Marsid newspaper, which reported on the Weiner/Abedin marriage specifically:

Dr. Anwar Shoeb of the faculty of Islamic law in Kuwait declared that the marriage between Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin is null and void, considering it adultery as confirmed in the Sharia position, prohibiting the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim, regardless of whether he is a Jew or a Christian. In this case, he assured the invalidity of the marriage certificate between them.

More here.

I don’t know how much of this is absolutely true. But in any case is worrying that someone who has deep allegiance to an imperialist Islamist organization has access to “state secrets”…

But there is even more, which links to this “Muslim’s First Policy” Obama is so keen about:

The 44th president has just appointed Azizah al-Hibri to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.  Al-Hibri believes that sharia law is superior to American law.  Yet, al-Hibri is only one of the pro-sharia adherents that Obama has placed in influential positions since he became president.  Dalia Mogahed was one of the earliest appointees and as Nonie Darwish has written, “[t]he empowerment of Radical Islam under the Obama administration” is extremely disturbing.

Last year, Obama appointed two devout Muslims to Homeland Security.  Obama’s record concerning Islamic terror was alarming from the beginning of his term and it has only become more entrenched.  Congressman Keith Ellison aka Keith Hakim, who converted to Islam, is already in place in Congress.  His connections to CAIR are troubling.

Europe is in a very difficult position but I don’t know any government who has named so many Muslims for influential posts… :?

Original information by Walid Shoebat.

German official: “Islam is a moderate religion”

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Herret ruled out the idea of decreasing German’s investments in Egypt if the Brotherhood come to power, stressing that the new political parties should implement a group of economic policies to boost investment and enhance the Egyptian economy’s competitiveness.

The German official played down the concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood winning the elections.

Islam is a moderate religion, which encourages dialogue with the other and denounces violence and extremism,” he explained.

Herr Herret hasn’t read what Muslim Brotherhood leaders think about non-Muslims, has he? Continue reading

Egypt: War against Copts

“When they were beating me, they kept saying: ‘We won’t leave any Christians in this country,’” Mr. Mitri recalled in a recent interview, two months after the March attack. Blood dripped through a plastic tube from his unhealed wound to a plastic container. “Here, there is a war against the Copts,” he said.

His attackers, who were never arrested or prosecuted, follow the ultrafundamentalist Salafi strain of Islam that promotes an austere, Saudi-inspired worldview. Before President Hosni Mubarak was toppled on Feb. 11, the Salafis mostly confined themselves to preaching. Since then, they’ve entered the political arena, drawing crowds and swaying government decisions. Salafi militants also have blocked roads, burned churches and killed Copts.

The Salafi vigilantes who brutalized Mr. Mitri later ignited a bigger controversy that is still playing out here in Qena, an upper Nile governorate of three million people—almost one-third of them Copts. In April, Egypt’s new government appointed a Christian to be Qena’s new governor, replacing another Christian who had held the post under Mr. Mubarak. The Salafis responded by demanding a Muslim governor and organizing mass protests, showcasing the movement’s new political influence.

Angry crowds left the mosques and converged outside the governor’s headquarters for a sit-in. Qena’s revolutionary coalition split. Some liberal Muslims, such as Mr. Yasin, were offended by bigoted slogans and left. Others, including Muslim Brotherhood youths, stayed.

Hala Helmy Botros, a Coptic blogger active in the uprising against Mr. Mubarak, was stunned to see a former comrade-in-arms with a poster that read: “I am against sectarianism—but I refuse a Copt as governor!” Other protesters screamed: “Islamic, Islamic—we want a Muslim, not an infidel.”

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood’s party has been authorized

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The real result of the “Arab spring” is not more democracy, but more islamization:

The Committee on Political Affairs of Egypt on Monday authorized the founding of Freedom and Justice Party, created by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, so that it can now engage in political activities.

“Freedom and Justice Party is officially recognized today because it meets all requirements of the New Parties’ Act, ” says a statement from the Committee. Its secretary general, Mohamed Saad al Katatny, launched last May 17 to obtain the necessary documents legalizing the formation.

Egypt: Christians begin to flee the country

They are insisting on leaving Egypt because the risks of staying here are too great,” Naguib Gabriel, a Coptic human rights lawyer, told Egypt Daily News. “Many Christians are afraid of the future because of the fanatics in the mosques.”

At least 20 Christians have been killed in sectarian violence with Muslims since Mubarak‘s ouster. And groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have been taking an increasingly visible role in forming Egypt’s next government.

In fact, a Coptic church in Soul has been rebuilt with the Army’s help, but the Copts are complaining the inactivity of the authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of the fire that destroyed it. Meanwhile, 17 Christians arrested during the protests continue in prison.

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood threatens to sever Israel ties

We are totally unhappy with the illicit marriage between Cairo and Tel Aviv,” said Mohammed Badie, the leader of the group which spawned Hamas.

The London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday that Badie threatened to “cause a stir in many values that have caused Egypt to hit rock bottom in recent years, during which the leading party has reigned“.

Leaders of the regime know that if we rise to power we will change many aspects of its policy, first and foremost relations with Israel, which have contributed significantly to the maladies that have ailed us,” Badie said.

We will not allow the Palestinians to die of hunger and close the door on them while opening it to Israelis who can enter Sinai whenever they so choose.”

via Muslim Brotherhood threatens to sever Israel ties – Israel News, Ynetnews.

According to journalist Tariq Hassan, who writes for Government supported daily Al-Ahram, Muslim Brotherhood wants to continue the path began by Hamas in Gaza:

The Brotherhood, as Hamas, doesn’t acknowledges any legitimization to the Parliament that ratified the peace treaty with Israel, nor to the state which ratified those agreements, because from their point of view, that state is a traitor which is working for the foreign interests and which doesn’t represent its people. From those statements, we conclude that the Hamas’ problem is not limited to Gaza only, but it’s also in Egypt, and that the Brotherhood has the same positions and uses the same ideas and statements, used by Hamas to give the coup d’état against the government and to proclaim Gaza as a rebel region under their command.

Here in Egypt the Brotherhood brought the hooded militias to the Al-Azhar University, and in Gaza, Hamas used them. Here they changed Egyptian flag and removed the Republic’s eagle and there they removed the Palestinian flag and used the green flag of Hamas. What can we hope for?

Firstly, Hamas is a branch from the Muslim brotherhood, so it’s not the least surprising they actually are using the same tactics. Secondly, this is just the result of making agreements regarding succession, isn’t it, Mr. Mubarak?

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By the way, remember the “Coptic riots” following the illegal stop to the construction of a church near Giza? Well, as you would probably guess, there is only one responsible: the Mossad… Islamists have nothing to do with it… :roll:

US: New Dept. of Homeland Security Advisor is an Islamist

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s appointment of “de-radicalization” expert Mohamed Elibiary (pitured) to the Homeland Security Advisory Council earlier this month has thus far drawn little attention from Congress or the media, despite his record of criticizing successful terrorism prosecutions and praising Islamist ideologue Sayyid Qutb.

Elibiary recommended the writings of Qutb, who is credited with inspiring the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups like al Qaida and Hamas, as offering “the potential for a strong spiritual rebirth that’s truly ecumenical allowing all faiths practiced in America to enrich us and motivate us to serve God better by serving our fellow man more.”

Elibiary also criticized the indictment and subsequent convictions of the Holy Land Foundation and five former officials for providing more than $12 million to Hamas, depicting the case as a defeat for the United States. He suggested that the convictions were part of a U.S. government policy of “denying our civil liberties and privacy at home” while pursuing anti-terror policies that have “left thousands of Americans dead, tens of thousands maimed, trillions of taxpayer dollars squandered and our homeland more vulnerable than ever.”

… Elibiary, president and CEO of the Freedom and Justice Foundation, has also come under fire for allegedly threatening a Dallas Morning News columnist and speaking at a December 2004 conference in Dallas paying tribute to the Ayatollah Khomeini.

via New Dept. of Homeland Security Advisor is an Islamist.

Are they trying to “radicalize” or to “de-radicalize” Muslims? :roll:

Spain: more on the expansion of Islamism

Only a few days before the start of the school year, the debate on Islamic headscarves in schools will continue and this will be hardened by petitions to prohibit the burqa. But the discussions on these kinds of symbols could also get radicalized in the coming months, just as it seems that the traditional or fundamentalist versions of Islam sticklers are growing fast in Spain. A strange situation, the experts say, in contrast with the religious attitude and behavior that prevails among the urban middle classes in countries like Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan. This is the case of the Syrian president’s wife, Asma al-Assad, who came to Spain in July. Perhaps impressed by the debonair and European looks of Asma, a woman who has modern looks, wears short dresses and trousers, swims and rides a bike, and seems the same as the president, a reporter asked if that that was normal in her country, which she replied to that it was “a mirror of Syrian society.” 

Islam In Spain also differs. Judging from positions that we can read on Islamic groups’ webs in Spain, the manner in which they responded to hijab or burqa bans or the attitudes of some imams, it doesn’t seem that Asma al-Assad is the prototype of the female Muslim Spain. Even among Spanish converts (between 35,000 and 40,000 people practice a moderate Islam). “What is not clear,” says Fernando Bravo, TEIM (International Mediterranean Studies Workshop) of the Autonomous University of Madrid, “is whether this apparent spread of a more traditional Islam, even a fundamentalist one, is due to an increase in religiosity or an attitude of claims arising from the feeling, stronger in Europe than in their countries, that their identity is threatened“.

Both the Union of Islamic Communities (UCID) and the Federation of Islamic Religious Entities (FEERI), the two major religious federations that make up the Islamic Commission of Spain (CIE), have been taking a hard line on major issues seems to be due, according to specialists, that many of the grassroots communities that form them, are increasingly penetrated by elements from groups like Justice and Charity, Salafists or Tabligh, with sensitivities at least fundamentalists and those who stood in the wide world of political Islam. FEERI, founded in the 80′s by a group of converts, has gradually been taken much more fundamentalist stances. As explained by Mansur Escudero, who served as president for 14 years: “I left the presidency in 2003 because FEERI that year groups advocating ideas very different from our managed the majority. There was no chance of reconciling our positions with their own. ” (By the way, Mr. Escudero was not as “moderate” as he claimed to be -he died recently-.  A former Communist and a doctor, he asked the Government to pass a law, legalising polygamy after the homosexual marriage was approved in Spain. But instead of asking the Govt to regulate it, he said that “it was regulated already in the Qu’ran”. So, it seems that he was asking the Govt to accept polygamy but not any polygamy, but Islamic polygamy, as that expression can actually mean, that Islamic organizations were interested in making legally bounding Qu’ran’s regulation on the subject).

In Muslim circles it is recognized that the instability that exists inside the Spanish Muslim community has much to do with the flood of Muslim immigrants to Spain, which has increased since the late 90′s. And that has also caused its composition to be much more varied. For example, the Moroccans, who make up 70% from about 1.1 million Muslim immigrants in our country have grown from under 100,000 in 1996 to 200,000 in 2001 and nearly 900,000 at present. But there are more than 60,000 Algerians or 55,000 Pakistanis along with people from 25 other nationalities. A result of this invasion, the converts were practically driven out of large organizations and replaced by nationals from Morocco and some of these other countries.

This greater diversity has led to all groups and all radical Islamic sensibilities – from the Muslim Brotherhood to the Salafists, the Tabligh or members of the Moroccan Justice and Charity, who advocates the maintenance of their identity, a certain separation from local population and even the implementation of Sharia-, are already present in Spain. They control many mosques (there are about 400 but only 11 or 12 may be considered as such) and maintain close ties with their parents in countries of origin. In addition, a group of such proportions can not be either ignored by Arab governments, especially those of a more autocratic, who feel compelled to sponsor Islam outside their borders.

Apart from these radicals, we must not forget that Muslims living in Spain, moderate or not, are very traditional. Just look, for example, the tone in announcing the creation of an Islamic school in Granada by the Islamic Community in Spain, by a group belonging to the Morabitum (very close to the Moroccan regime) and also planned to build the mosque of Los Bermejales in Seville. In an introductory part, their leaders explain the main reason for establishing a Muslim school in Spain: “Protecting our youth, protect the Imam and his heart, and to guard against the lies and ignorance of secular education and their views about life and existence“. Later they say: “We want our children to learn about the truth and make a true transmission of the religion of Islam to ensure, insha’llah, to become men and women under their Lord and active in strengthening the Ummah“. And concludes that “the Qur’an and Sunnah are the main source that determines, nourishes and gives meaning to the diversity of the different aspects of education, the Quran is the main source of all knowledge“.

Meanwhile, the Government has sought to obtain reliable information from all over the map within Islam, although it seems that with little success. As experts say, the project to mark these groups and the idea of having representative partners have failed. The aim to ensure, through them, the development of an Spanish Islam, more moderate and distanced from both Morocco or Saudi Arabia, which was the goal to create the Islamic Commission in 1992, has also failed.  

Part of the problem of radicalism may also being caused by some loss of importance by the two federations mentioned, who fear being overtaken by new associations. Among them there are some very radical ideology, although more moderate communities are born. A new cause of division within the Islamic world. 

The CIE (Spanish Islamic Commission) has been, experts say, a failure, because it has no operativity and hasn’t met for years. It doesn’t have even a phone number or an email. A scenario that the Justice Ministry wants to solve looking for a new system of representation that accommodates everyone. To achieve this, the Govt has warned this year that either everyone comes to an agreement allowing the participation of all or public grants are suspended. A decision that would hurt everyone, especially the UCID, which has among its affiliates 58% of all Islamic Communities in Spain and whose president, Riay Tatari, seems unconcerned with that ultimatum and defends himself against accusations of monopolizing the representation “I tried to reform the Islamic Commission in 2006 that could solve these problems if it had been accepted by the Ministry,” he says. Nor does he seem very concerned with the growing split between Muslims in Spain: “Between us there is no division on the essentials. Muslims share the same principles, rules, religion and jurisprudence. We are united.

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So, if they are all united, that leaves the organization in a very bad situation, because it would mean that they share the core of Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafism, etc.

Background:
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dangers of locating mosques in industrial areas.
Was Spain an AQ target before 9/11?
counter-terrorism report alerts about possible suicide attacks.
Burqa’d 18-year-old Sumaya can’t listen to music, her husband says.

Terrorism funding: Hamas steals $400,000, frozen by Al-Fatah’s banking authority

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The Palestinian Authority, run by Al-Fatah*, is the only regulator for financial institutions and charitable institutions in the West Bank and Gaza. So in that context it declared Hamas-linked Islamic National Bank of Gaza illegal because it hadn’t applied for the necessary license to “engage in banking activities” in the area.

US Treasury Department also designated the Bank as being controlled by Hamas, preventing any US national or US companies to have any link with it.The explanation was given by US Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey:

“Consistent with our commitment to a well-regulated and transparent financial system in the Palestinian territories, Treasury will continue to exposeHamas’s efforts to create institutions with the trappings of legitimacy that are in fact controlled by and used to support a terrorist organization.”

 The PMA continued with enforcing the regulation and froze the assets of another Hamas-linked organization, called “Friends of the Sick Association”, because the believed the charity was serving as a front for the terrorist organization.

Hamas’ response was to broke in the Gaza Strip branch of the Bank of Palestine and steal the frozen account’s money: $400,000.

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Actually both Hamas and Al-Fatah are descendants of the same group (the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood), but despite that fact they continue waging war at one another. Make no mistake: Al-Fatah is no better than Hamas, but the latter is much more truthful, because they don’t hide their goals. Both of them want to destroy Israel as a state, so any agreement with them that saveguards Israel’s existence is not going to be very welcomed, whatever the rest of the terms.

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Stealth Jihad: pushing for growing Islamization, Shari'a Law

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stealth jihad has a number of aspects, but one key fundamental.

The strategy stems from a realization by the Islamists [which include, in addition to the violent jihadis, Muslims who advocate for incremental Islamization of their societies, and incorporation of Shari'a derived components within them, through the exercise of political power] that direct confrontation can only succeed in a time and place where there is at least rough parity between Muslims and non-Muslims. From this logic stems a counter strategy in which instead of adopting a policy of head-on confrontation, those who seek to at some point in the future bring about a Caliphate, opt for gradual change as a precursor of that future utopian Islamic state.

A seminal document – a concrete embodiment of this idea – was discovered during a Virginia terror raid made 15 years ago – written by the Muslim Brotherhood [and approved by the Shura Council] the Egyptian terrorist organization which serves as the intellectual ancestor for all modern day Islamic terrorism, including Hamas and al-Qaeda.

This rare find outlined an audacious plan Islamize America. Being of such importance, it was tagged government document number GX3-85 and submitted into the court record in the largest successful Hamas terror funding prosecution U.S. history – U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, et. al.

It reads in part:

“The process of settlement is a “Civilizational Jihadist Process,” with all that the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house from within…” [The General Strategic Plan for the Group in North America, pg. 21, item 4]

So this Muslim Brotherhood plan assumes a two pronged attack, one violent when conditions permit, the other nominally legal, working within institutions to modify the culture into greater recognition of Shari’a towards its [assumed] eventual acceptance of full compliance.

via Muslim Public Service Internships and the Stealth Jihad-by PipeLineNews.org.

Read it all. Not only “violence” is bad when studying the phenomenon of Islamic extremism. Supremacist ideology, despite not gathering the attention it requires, plays an important part in supporting violence and discrimination against non-Muslims.

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US: Tariq Ramadan allowed entry

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Ramadan believes that Islam can infiltrate and conquer the West by initially peaceful means, continuing immigration, and the “duty for Muslims … to take Islam from the periphery of European culture to the centre,” to cite from an interview in the New Statesman. The warrant here is clearly Koran 9:33 in which Allah sends forth his apostle “to make the true faith supreme over all religions” — a mandate which may be dissembled but cannot be go unheeded. Ramadan coquettishly advances toward his goal of disarming resistance via the rhetoric of ethical harmony and doctrinal alignment between the various faith communities. He even goes so far as to refer to Islamic philosophers like Avicenna, Averroes, and Ibn Khaldun as “European Muslim thinkers … who … confidently [accepted] their European identity” — a proposition as staggering as it is absurd. A cursory perusal of Robert Spencer’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam, a kind of Islam for Dhimmis, would quickly torpedo Ramadan’s strange notion of cultural, religious, and jurisprudential consonance. (In her last book, The Force of Reason, Oriana Fallaci also calls attention to the new and concomitant Islamic “design based on gradual penetration rather than brutal and sudden aggression.”) Continue reading

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Group Selects New Leader

Egypt’s largest opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood announced on Saturday its new leader, a member of the group’s conservative faction, as the organization faces both internal differences and an intense government crackdown.

Mohammed Badie, a 66-year-old academic, is the group’s eighth supreme leader since its foundation in 1928. He was chosen by the movement’s 30-member international council.

Badie succeeds Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who became the group’s first ever leader to step down.

”Show the world the true Islam, the Islam of moderation and forgiveness that respects pluralism in the whole world,” he told members after the announcement. He did not speak to journalists.

The 80-year-old Brotherhood is the largest and best organized opposition movement in Egypt, holding a fifth of parliament’s seats, and inspiring the formation of similar groups around the region, including the Palestinian Hamas.

via Egypt’s Brotherhood Group Selects New Leader – NYTimes.com.

Taqqiya is great, isn’t it? Because this organization is actually one of the most imperialist among Islamist organizations in existence, as a document, called The Project, written in 1982, proves:

The following tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project:

  • Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations;
  • Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;
  • Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;
  • Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with shari’a law;
  • Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
  • Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
  • Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
  • Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
  • Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
  • Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
  • Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
  • Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
  • Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
  • Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
  • Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
  • Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
  • Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
  • Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
  • Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”;
  • Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
  • Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
  • Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
  • Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
  • Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
  • Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
  • Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;

 One of its leading thinkers is Sayyid Qutb who said:

 jihad is not a territorial war that can be solved by diplomatic compromise.

So, this means that no compromise can be reached to end Jihad.

They have also denied the rights to Copts and women to be elected as Egypt’s president.

US: Yale University publishes press release on the Danish cartoons**

It also contains (via Europe-Islam) the statements of some of the experts who advised not to publish the Danish cartoons. It ends with a contradiction:

The University has no speech code, and the response to “hate speech” on campus has always been the assertion that the appropriate response to hate speech is not suppression but more speech, leading to a full airing of views.

So, why in this case they actually didn’t air the cartoons?

The decision rested solely on the experts’ assessments that there existed a substantial likelihood of violence that might take the lives of innocent victims.

But didn’t they tell us that “response to hate speech is not supression but more speech”? They don’t make any kind of reflection on why in this case it is different or why they aren’t publishing other great paintings which also depict Mohammed and have nothing to do with the Danish cartoons. Continue reading