THE POWER ELITE AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD-PART 3
By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
July 25, 2011
German political scientist Matthias Kuntzel in Islamic Anti-Semitism and Its Nazi Roots describes how the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) gave rise to the PLO’s Fatah, Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad (Egyptian) and has its roots in Nazism. He relates that the concept of a Jihad against non-Muslims wasn’t basic to any Islamic doctrine until the 1930s, and “its concurrence with the arrival of a newly virulent anti-Semitism is verified in no uncertain terms.”
The MB in Egypt in the 1930s began to hold large demonstrations with slogans such as “Jews get out of Egypt and Palestine” and “Down with the Jews.” They also cheered the anti-Semitic violence of Amin al-Husseini’s followers in the Palestine Mandate area, with his followers using Nazi salutes and younger members wearing Hitler Youth uniforms.
Concerning Egypt today, Yaakov Lappin in the June 1, 2011 Jerusalem Post, claimed that the MB is using mosques as headquarters for its party branches, and that it is seeking to create a Sharia-based nation, according to Shabtai Shavit (former Mossad chief). Picking up on this, Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick in her June 3, 2011 article, “The real Egyptian revolution,” reveals that the MB is really “calling the shots” there, and that the military “see themselves as engines for a transition from [Hosni] Mubarek’s authoritarian secularism to the Brotherhood’s populist Islamism…. The military junta has embraced Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood…. Jihadists from Hamas, al-Qaeda and other groups are inundating the [Sinai] peninsula…. The Brotherhood is using its mosques as campaign offices. The message is clear: If you are good Muslim you will vote for the Muslim Brotherhood…. In all likelihood, in September the Brotherhood will contest and win the majority of the seats in the Egyptian Parliament…. They are invoking the strategies of the movement’s founder, Hassan al-Banna, for establishing an Islamic state. His strategy had three stages: indoctrination, empowerment and implementation. Al-Masry Al-Youm cites Khairat al-Shater, the Brotherhood’s ‘organizational architect,’ as having recently asserted that the Brotherhood is currently in the second stage and moving steadily towards the third stage…. Facing the prospect of a Muslim Brotherhood Egypt in September, Israel’s government must begin preparing both diplomatically and militarily for a new confrontation with Egypt.”