The Arabic website of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is rife with anti- Semitic and anti-Israel content, according to a recent report by a USbased media monitoring group. (Jerusalem Post)
Yes, I could not be more shocked.
The report found that the Islamist group’s website, Ikhwanonline.com, regularly features articles denying the Holocaust and warning Muslims against the covetous and exploitative nature of the “Jewish character.” Other articles extol jihad and martyrdom, condemn Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel and denounce negotiations as means for regaining lands lost by Islam.
Is it wrong of me to remind readers that this is the very movement, the Islamist Spring, that Barack Obama has extolled?
I know that some will argue that Obama did not mean to support genocidal Islamism, but that he has we have in his own words. Upon the fall of Tunisia to political Islam, Obama said:
There are times in the course of history when the actions of ordinary citizens spark movements for change because they speak to a longing for freedom that has been building up for years. In America, think of the defiance of those patriots in Boston who refused to pay taxes to a King, or the dignity of Rosa Parks as she sat courageously in her seat. So it was in Tunisia...
The reason that I continue to bang this drum is because I see no acknowledgement within Barack Obama's own political movement, the progressive-left, that he recognizes this mistake, a mistake that could easily lead to the slaughter of Jewish people.
Early this month Dr. Rashad Bayoumi, (The Muslim Brotherhood's) deputy leader, told Arabic media the group would never recognize the Jewish state.
“This is not an option, whatever the circumstances, we do not recognize Israel at all. It’s an occupying criminal enemy.”
An occupying criminal enemy.
As political Islam works its way throughout the Middle East, and as progressives, including Barack Obama, tell us what a wonderful development this is, the Islamists themselves tell us that they want Jewish blood. And still our "friends" in the progressive movement cheer them on.
How stupid is this, really?
One common motif on the Brotherhood’s site is “Jewish character” and its supposed history of sowing evil in the world.
In May 2010, following Israel’s Gaza flotilla raid, a writer named Mahmoud Abd Al-Rahman wrote on the website, “For ages, human society has faced the problem of the Zionist Jewish character. All nations and cultures are in agreement over the nature of the disease intrinsic in the Zionist character... namely sanctification of money, sex, robbery, interest and treachery.”
And, yet, this will not be discussed on progressive or Democratic blogs or websites or magazines.
Why is that, I must wonder?
The progressive movement has betrayed its Jewish constituency.
I do not see how this is any longer deniable.