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In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who is in a federal prison in North Carolina after having been convicted of masterminding the bombing that killed six and unsuccessfully plotting to blow up other landmarks, including the United Nations.
The Brotherhood's credo was and is, "God is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations."
It is said that “Revolutions are started by intellectuals, carried out by fanatics, and the fruits harvested by rogues.” This was clearly illustrated in Egypt: The massive demonstrations in Tahrir Square were the work of students, merchants, and an assortment of other groups. The Muslim Brotherhood did not join the people; they wanted first to see how it turned out. But with the exile of their nemesis, Hosni Mubarak, they found their courage and jumped on the wagon. Even then, in order not to frighten the people, they “promised” NOT to seek a majority in the Parliament , and NOT to field candidates for the presidency. We now know that they broke both promises.
Some experts, and the Obama administration, accepted and even reinforced the subterfuge of the Brotherhood and their false and calculated modesty.They rationalized that the Muslim Brotherhood
controlled only 25 to 30 percent of the population and thus, couldn’t win the elections, even less the presidency. We now know they were wrong on both counts.
Today, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) and Congressmen Trent Franks (AZ-02), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Tom Rooney (FL-16) and Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) sent letters to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State. These letters seek answers about the U.S. government’s involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that calls for "civilization jihad."
-- February 1, 2011, Barack Hussein Obama.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt. They don’t have majority support in Egypt, but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are against the U.S., there’s no doubt about it,” Obama said. “But here’s the thing that we have to understand, there are a whole bunch of secular folks in Egypt, there are a whole bunch of educators and civil society in Egypt that wants to come to the fore as well. So it’s important for us not to say that our own only two options are either the Muslim Brotherhood or a suppressed people.”
To avoid such scenarios, Obama said that the U.S. must make sure “that we get all the groups together in Egypt for an orderly transition and the one that is a meaningful transition.'