Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Egypt Court: Bans all Muslim Brotherhood Activities

Bee's note:  
Muslim Brotherhood Logo
The history of the Muslim Brotherhood can be found at the Jewish Virtual Library:
  • The Muslim Brotherhood - also called Muslim Brethren or The Society of the Muslim Brothers (Arabic: جمعية الأخوان المسلمون Jamiat al-Ikhwan al-muslimun) - is an Islamic organization with a political approach to Islam. It was founded in Egypt in 1928 by cleric Hassan al-Banna after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Though many claim the organization decries violence, the Brotherhood is often viewed as the root source of Islamic terrorism.
  • According to founder al-Banna, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”  Therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood opposes secular tendencies of Islamic nations and wants a return to the precepts of the Qur'an. The Brotherhood firmly rejects all notions of Western influences in addition to rejecting extreme Sufism as well. Brotherhood members organize events from prayer meetings to sport clubs for socializing.
  • The organization's motto: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.  (Explains their "logo" - a logo that doesn't have doves/peace representing their organization - swords/koran - a bloody "Law"/Jihad.!)
The past weekend has been one bloody Jihad attack after another: two young Israeli soldiers murdered in Israel; a massacre at a Kenyan mall; and a church blown up in Pakistan leaving over 75 people dead.  Islam has been very busy, causing horrific, despicable, cowardly acts of terrorism.  
So, I wonder why our own Media hasn't grabbed hold of one good bit of news happening in the Middle East - that being the continued efforts of Egypt to weaken the capabilities of the MB to continue its ongoing terror/killings in Egypt.  Hamas, an offshoot of the MB must be hampered and cutoff from any aid they expected from the former Egyptian President Morsi.  This is a huge turn of events in the Middle East and Egypt.
Could it be that the most recent action taken by Egypt's military has caused discomfort in Washington, DC? And, the "American" Islamic organizations that give support to the MB must also be wondering when the USA will wake up and follow Egypt's example.
"Liberate Jerusalem"
Muslim Brotherhood leaders also urge followers to restore Palestine and rescue Jerusalem.  For example, in July 2012, Brotherhood General Guide Muhammad Badi' stated in a sermon: "Every Muslim must act to save Jerusalem from the usurpers and to [liberate] Palestine from the claws of occupation. This is a personal duty for all Muslims. They must participate in jihad by [donating] money or [sacrificing] their life." In another sermon, Badi' spoke in a similar vein: "How glad the Muslims will be if all Muslim rulers make the Palestinian cause a pivotal matter, and [if] the rulers and subjects rally around it with the single goal of restoring the Al-Aqsa Mosque, saving it from the filth of the Zionists, and enacting Islamic sovereignty over the beloved land of Palestine."  In 2010, al-Badi' issued a similar statement: "Palestine will not be liberated by hopes and prayers, but rather by Jihad and sacrifice."
Read "Liberate Jerusalem" again!  Sounds just like the current policy of this administration towards Israel and explains the support of the Palestinians by Kerry and Obama, while demanding Israel release terrorists from its prisons.  Gee, wonder where they got that idea?  Could this administration's foreign policies be influenced by federal "appointees/staff" with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood?  
That would explain the Media and Washington's silence; otherwise, why isn't everyone sharing the "good news"?!

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities
The Islamist movement's financial assets are also ordered confiscated in one of the current government's most sweeping measures yet against the group.
Soldiers stand guard outside Cairo courthouse
Egyptian soldiers in Cairo stand guard outside the courthouse during a session to decide the fate of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Ahmed Assadi / European Pressphoto Agency / September 23, 2013)

September 24, 20135:00 a.m.

CAIRO — For most of its 85-year history, the Muslim Brotherhood has been an outlawed organization. Now it has come full circle.
The Islamist movement, which soared to undreamed-of political heights when one of its leaders became Egypt's president last year, suffered a decisive blow Monday when an Egyptian court banned all of its activities and ordered the confiscation of its financial assets. It was among the current government's most sweeping measures yet against the group, most of whose leaders have been jailed on serious charges, with thousands of its followers dead or in hiding.
But what remains to be seen is whether this latest move by an increasingly authoritarian interim government will provoke a backlash, enhancing the movement's prestige in the eyes of supporters, and stiffening the resolve of its remaining followers.
In the chaotic power vacuum that emerged after longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011, the Brotherhood managed to propel one of its own to power:Mohamed Morsi, who spent a turbulent year at the country's leadership helm. In July, riding a wave of public sentiment, the military overthrew Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president; in August, Egypt's security forces killed about 1,000 Brotherhood partisans who had set up ragtag protest camps in Cairo and elsewhere.
Monday's court ruling, the text of which was made public by the state news agency, included a broad-ranging indictment of the Brotherhood's "abuse and arrogance" during its months in power, and a ringing endorsement of the coup that brought Morsi down.
Pressure on the group had heightened in the last week after separate court rulings froze several top leaders' assets, and its most visible English-language spokesman was picked up by police. The latest ruling paves the way for authorities to move separately against the movement's many branches, with the likely effect of driving its adherents even deeper underground.
"It's another weapon in the legal battle" against the Brotherhood, analyst and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat wrote on his Facebook page after the ruling was issued.