posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 11:42 AM
I really do not know much about the brotherhood except what I have read..
There was a thread with several links about Obama's 1/2 brother's connection and money funneling to the brotherhood a while back. Wonder where he
Ayman Al-Zawahiri was one of Osama bin Laden's closest confidants. Al-Zawahiri's brother belongs to the Muslim brotherhood. The brotherhood and al
qaeda have the same objectives - make Islam be the foundation for which all else is built.
If this is the guy your talking about he is still free and just ordered attacks on the United States (in another thread). I don't know about him
funneling money but I wouldn't be surprised.
When the Islamic movement was in jeopardy of a secular egyptian government Al-Zawahiri had role models (his uncle Mahfouz Azzam for one) who he looked
up to - thus beginning to help him see the world as it was through their eyes. This, along with his own devout religious beliefs, and fuel added to
the fire along the way created a terrorist. He was initially an activist but circumstances IMO changed his methods.
He joined his first Islam activist group at age 14. His hate for the government grew as people he looked up to we're killed. He was imprisoned for
false accusations yet on unrelated crime. In prison he was tortured. This was corroborated by other prisoners.
When he met bin laden it was like wicked attraction. They further ignited each others hate and desperation. Fighting was already underway when he
entered the scene so likely other methods for airing grievances were not in place or wouldn't have worked. But he was an intelligent man. Maybe if
circumstances had been different he would have thought of alternative routes.
It began as a sense of purpose, belonging, and protection of identity for him. Circumstances along the way took it up a notch as an inability to
create change, religious beliefs, sense of personal responsibility, revenge, group think, etc all culminated into what it did.
This will not end. It's multi generational. Who will run Israel? It will go back and forth indefinitely unless one side kills the other completely
or there is not reason to resist anymore.