Thursday, June 14, 2012

Has the Arab Spring Sprung a Leak?

Mike L.

So it seems.

The Washington Post reports:

Egypt’s high court nullifies parliamentary elections; military may take over lawmaking

CAIRO — Egypt’s highest court ruled Thursday that much of the country’s Islamist-dominated parliament was elected illegally, a decision that will force the dissolution of the legislative body and that plunged the country into turmoil on the eve of a landmark presidential election.

Local newspapers and Arabic television channels reported that Egypt’s military rulers would seize legislative power and planned to announce that the lower house was being disbanded.

So the military has decided that they do not want to live under al-Sharia and the courts are dissolving the lower house which is comprised almost fifty percent by the various Islamist factions, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood.

Of course, the Obama administration is continuing to lie to the American public by pretending that the rise of radical Islam throughout the Middle East, and in Egypt in particular, is actually a good thing because it allegedly represents the democratic will of the people.

"Throughout this process, the United States has stood in support of the aspirations of the Egyptian people for a peaceful, credible and permanent democratic transition," Clinton said at a news conference of the US and South Korean foreign and defense ministers.

"Now, ultimately it is up to the Egyptian people to determine their own future and we expect that this weekend's presidential election will be held in an atmosphere that is conducive to it being peaceful, fair and free," she added.

When is the administration going to get it through their skulls that the primary characteristic of these revolutions taking place throughout the Muslim Middle East are not about democracy, but about the rise of radical Islam?

Why are they so blithely accepting of the Muslim Brotherhood, when the Brotherhood has an historical provenance that goes directly to Nazi Germany?

In any case, this may very well lead to a civil war in Egypt. Great numbers of the Egyptian people want a Sharia-dominated government and they will not take kindly to the actions of the courts or the military.

We shall see what is going to be be, but Barry Rubin says this:

This event poses a huge problem for the Obama administration — and I’ll bet it caught them by surprise. Does the U.S. government condemn the military and put sanctions on it, demanding that the Muslim Brotherhood be put into power? There is no easy solution. But we are likely to have the strange situation of an American president fighting to put into power an anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic political force that is opposed to all U.S. interests, because — after all — they did win the election.

The Obama administration has no problem with radical Islam, for if it did it would oppose the Muslim Brotherhood, not just it's Qaeda offspring. This being the case, I am not so certain that the administration will find this a difficult choice and, indeed, Hillary Clinton's words above already demonstrate that the administration will stand with the Islamists against the Egyptian military and the Egyptian court system.

While most of us would like to see some form of secular democracy flourish in the Middle East, it should be obvious that, Israel aside, this is not going to happen any time soon and that merely favoring democracy even if that democracy brings fascism to power is just as foolish in this century as it was in the last.

As Rubin says, there is no easy solution, but supporting the contemporary iteration of Nazism as it has emerged in the Middle East is probably not in Americas best interest.

Perhaps someone should inform Barack Obama that Americans, generally speaking, oppose Nazism and oppose fascism and that if they really understood the nature of the Brotherhood Americans would oppose the Obama administration for its friendship with that genocidal movement.

I wouldn't hold my breath, however.


By the way, the Brotherhood was founded in the 1920s, just as the Nazis were rising in Germany.

Sayyid Qutb, who wrote "Our Struggle with the Jews," was one of its most prominent ideological founders and here is a picture of him from back in the good old days.

Isn't that mustache cute on such a baby face?

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.


  1. So, what does that make the French who supported the Nazi's?

    Do, you know why people voted for the Muslim Brotherhood? Whether you like it or not they were the only ones providing a social safety net to Egypt's poor during Mubarak's rule.

    1. Absolutely.

      And the Nazis got the trains to run on time and created almost full employment.

  2. It will be interesting to see Obama et al's reactions. I can't see how they can't come out against the army and FOR the democratically elected Islamonazis. Ha!

  3. "Biden Praises Arab Spring on Same Day Egypt Dissolves Its Parliament"

    Oh Joe, caught by surprise.