by Oren Kessler
Pundits have portrayed the Brotherhood as uncompromising zealots or beneficent providers of social services that long-deprived Egyptians desperately need. But a translation released Tuesday of a 1995 book by the movement’s fifth official leader sheds light on just how Egypt’s Brotherhood views itself and its mission. Jihad is the Way is the last of a five-volume work, “The Laws of Da’wa” by Mustafa Mashhur, who headed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from 1996-2002.
They detail the Brotherhood’s objectives of advancing the global conquest of Islam and reestablishing the Islamic Caliphate, the public and private duties of jihad and the struggle Muslims must wage against Israel.
Elsewhere, it exhorts Muslims, “Know your status, and believe firmly that you are the masters of the world, even if your enemies desire your degradation.” The movement differs from international terror groups like Al-Qaida only in tactics, but not goals. "One should know that it is not necessary that Muslims repel every attack or damage caused by the enemies of Allah immediately, but only when ability and the circumstances are fit it.”
Jihad is the Way explicitly endorses the reinstatement of a worldwide Islamic regime. “It should be known that jihad and preparation towards jihad are not only for the purpose of fending off assaults and attacks of Allah’s enemies from Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world.”
Mashhur wrote, “The problems of the Islamic world - such as in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea or the Philippines - are not issues of territories and nations, but of faith and religion. They are the problems of Islam and all Muslims, and their resolution cannot be negotiated and bargained by recognizing the enemy’s right to the Islamic land he stole, and therefore there is no other option but jihad for Allah, and this is why jihad is the way.”
An American jihadist, Mohammed Junaid Babar, who set up the terrorist training camp where the leader of the 2005 London suicide bombers learned how to manufacture explosives, has been quietly released after serving only four and a half years of a possible 70-year sentence. (This is another amazing exhibit of the US hypocrisy, if not governmentally sponsored anti-Semitism!)
Home Grown Jihad in the US - 35 Al Qaeda training camps in USA - Nothing is done to stop it!
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Once again president Obama and his administration are humiliated for not being in touch with reality. The White House said, "Transition must begin now", ignoring the danger of Islamisation of Egypt by the rapid removal of the Mubarak regime. Egyptian general’s answer was: "We can on no account permit an Egyptian general, Hero of the October (1973) War against Israel, be humiliated, whatever the political price may be." They have already started playing the anti-Israel card to calm the mob on the streets! By now the army, which is integral part of the regime, took over and will implement Mubarak’s transitional plan.
Turkey: Enemy that NATO and EU Refuse to Recognise
1. A Turkish official said no action is planned against two Turkish associates of an Iranian businessman who has been charged in the US with helping Iran's missile program by smuggling materials from the United States in violation of a trade embargo.
2. Iran and Turkey signed a trade pact on Sunday, which could be worth $30 billion over five years. Tehran especially, played up the deal as evidence of a new era in relations. "Iran and Turkey are two countries that complete each other," said Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. (We must admit, while it is not too late, that the current government of Turkey has managed to undermine its country's secular constitution and has been successfully implementing a transition towards Islamic rule!)
The demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak’s government in Egypt are rocking the relationship between the United States and its most important Arab ally. The unsettled outlook in Egypt has also scrambled American calculations about nurturing peace talks back to life between Israel and the Palestinians. American and Israeli diplomats are wondering about a broader regional realignment in which Israel would be left feeling more isolated and its enemies, including Iran and Syria, emboldened. (Ignoring all those considerations, the Obama administration, like many before him, is abandoning another friend of the US - fast!)
Even Germans Know Better
57 percent of Germans would oppose a Palestinian State, according to a new poll released by the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner institution for The Israel Project. (But not US administration!)
Predictable 'Revolutionary' Development
On Thursday a political leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on any government that replaces Hosni Mubarak’s regime to withdraw from the 32-year-old peace treaty with Israel. “After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel,” said Rashad al-Bayoumi, a deputy leader of the currently outlawed Islamic movement.
Basic Democratic Freedom under Attack
The Israel Police have issued an arrest warrant against Rabbi Dov Lior, one of the most prominent Zionist rabbis and halakhic decision makers. The warrant was issued after the rabbi refused to come in for questioning regarding the halakhic approbation he wrote at the beginning of a book called Torat HaMelech, which was written by another rabbi. The book discussed the theoretical attitude of Jewish Law toward killing a non-Jew in wartime. The purpose of the investigation, like the investigations against dozens of rabbis in recent months, is to silence people.
It is Always about Money
About 10 percent of the 1,500 tunnels that link the Gaza Strip to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were operating but Gazans prefer the cheaper and better-made products from Israel rather than from Egypt. As a result, Hamas has suspended shipments of Israeli diesel fuel and other products to the Gaza Strip. Hamas wants to maintain the smuggling tunnels as a source of revenue for the Islamic regime. (Anti-Israel politic, same as Anti-Semites, is always about money first! Religion and other arguments are just a camouflage of ugly greed.)
Quote of the Week:
"For years, the Nation of Israel has been abandoned to an anti-Jewish and anti-Israel justice system that has been nurtured since the Six Day War. It is the product of symbiotic political and legal decisions that represent the values of pseudo "enlightenment", a euphemism for the support of assimilation and the abandonment of the Biblical Land of Israel." - Professor Hillel Weiss
by Leo Rennert
The ongoing turmoil in Egypt has focused attention on whether Israel can continue to rely on its peace treaties with Cairo and Amman. Military analysts have described these treaties as the main 'linchpin' of Israel's security in a hostile neighbourhood. Some have gone so far as to suggest that, without an ability to rely on these treaties, Israel would be left without an effective defence to ensure its very existence.
Yet, while peace with Egypt and Jordan has indeed been a keystone of Israel's security during the last several decades, one shouldn't lose sight of the fact that Israel has an even greater ace in the pack, a deterrent transcending all the other arrows in its quiver - its undeclared nuclear arsenal.
Israel's alleged arsenal of nuclear weapons hovers over the direst of threats that can be conjured by military planners.
As important are Israel's highly valued and rightly appreciated peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, Israel's enemies should be reminded of a much more formidable deterrent to Arab hostilities waiting in her wings.