posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by terma
Last I heard they (MB) were still on the streets killing people in their day of rage or whatever.
They're a small but determined bunch of rabble-rousers. But don't exaggerate. They are in the minority.
If the mainstream media had been talking about MB Nazi roots then I doubt they would have been supported publicly by Obama or anyone outside of
When you talk about the "roots" of the Muslim Brotherhood, you're misunderstanding the relationship between Nazism and the MB. Hassan Al Bannah was
led to the creation of the Muslim Brotherhood independent of Nazi assistance. He supported
the Nazis, because the Nazis were enemies of the
Jews. As the saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. His interest in collaborating with the Nazis wasn't intrinsic to the Muslim
Brotherhood. Although there were a few intersections in ideology - conservatism, traditionalism, etc.
But that's really besides the point. Modern political analysts considered the connection to the Nazis to be irrelevant to modern day Islamism. The
Muslim Brotherhood has 'moderates'. By moderate they mean, people interested in preserving the primacy of Islamic traditions in traditionally Muslim
societies, tempered by a democratic institutional framework. The "hardliners" are the ones who are not willing to compromise: who want to full out
coerce non-Muslims to embrace Islam. This is what Fawaz Gerges emphasizes in his writings.
Fortunately, the brotherhood has been exposed for what they were (predictably) all about: surreptitiously planning to re-Islamize Egyptian society.
The Liberals were not unaware of this intention. They gave the Brotherhood some time to make true on their commitments - but, as suspected, they
failed. They couldn't reconcile the responsibilities of democratic governance with their uncompromising fundamentalist dogma.
All I can say is: WOOH! Sometimes you really think the worse - that the region is gonna fall into war, Israel will be destroyed. Just shows you how
much is outside our predictive forecasts. We think we "know" so much, but in fact, society follows a course that is sometimes very difficult to pin
down. The Islamist agenda simply cannot compete with the stereoscopic influence of the internet. More and more Muslims are being exposed to western
ideas - freedom, democracy, liberty - and these ideas are too attractive to turn down. Fundamentalist Islam simply cannot keep pace with it.