Jails and universities aren’t enough of a breeding ground for the serious Caliphate agenda driven…. A group of youth from the Muslim Brotherhood has gotten permission from from the Brotherhood’s second-in-command, Muhammad Habib to spread their message via the Internet. Their message?
The creators of the project decided to call themselves an “electronic student cell of the Muslim Brotherhood” and their aim to to push for the return of an Islamic Caliphate [a Muslim state].”~~~
Their political activity is also not limited to Egypt either but is aimed at Muslims all around the world.
The new discussion forum on Facebook is based on five points.
The first is the organisation of protests in all Muslim countries for the salvation of Islam and issues of the Islamic nation.
The second issue refers to the spread of the stories of the Prophet Mohammad with regards to the caliphate and the third point is a request to all imams to talk about this issue in their sermons.
The fourth and fifth points are spreading of leaflets to remind Muslims of the importance of the caliphate and to sensitize all Islamic parties and organisations to support this initiative.
Loathed by the west as radicals, and disdained by al Zawahiri as wusses, the Brotherhood is not likely to be swapping recipes for car bombs on their Facebook forums. Instead, this more “moderate” Brotherhood is even more stealth, and thereby more dangerous. Afterall, it’s easy to despise and reject outright advocation of violence. But luring in to Islam and the Caliphate design, and attempting to achieve Islamic law by converting the masses and achieving power via elections? Subtle.. and very do’able. It’s easy to dazzle the young, impressionist youth that frequent Facebook.
Over the past year, we have met with dozens of Brotherhood leaders and activists from Egypt, France, Jordan, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom. In long and sometimes heated discussions, we explored the Brotherhood’s stance on democracy and jihad, Israel and Iraq, the United States, and what sort of society the group seeks to create. The Brotherhood is a collection of national groups with differing outlooks, and the various factions disagree about how best to advance its mission. But all reject global jihad while embracing elections and other features of democracy. There is also a current within the Brotherhood willing to engage with the United States. In the past several decades, this current — along with the realities of practical politics — has pushed much of the Brotherhood toward moderation.
Robert S. Leiken and Steven Brooke – authors of this report (of which only a certain part if viewable free) – believe the US makes a mistake in not seeking out and engaging parts of the Brotherhood as moderates. I have to wonder – what the heck are they thinking? What is a common thread – despite their “moderation” by achieving the Caliphate by elections and non violence – is rule under Islamic law. A governance that promotes third world conditions, human rights abuses, and sets women’s right back centuries.
Certainly Egypt, outlawing their homeland group, recognizes this perceived “moderation” as dangerous – arresting 39 Brothers just days ago ranging in ages from 18-35, suspected of seeking reorganization of the group.
So are they mellowing towards the west? Not if you pay attention to this English translation interview with the Muslim Brotherhood leader just this past May. They may recognized that Egyptian Christians may have rights of citizens, but under no circumstances should they be allowed to hold high elected office, saying:
(Abd-al-Rahim – interviewer) Is this not a clear violation of the citizenship?
(Akif) It is not a violation at all. This is the culture of the citizen who lives in a Muslim country that has its values and principles, which ought to be respected.~~~
(Abd-al-Rahim) Then, you still plan to apply the Islamic shari’ah as soon as you ascend to power?
(Akif) If we ascend to power, this will mean that the people believe in our vision. Moreover, do we live for anything other than the shari’ah? The Egyptian Constitution itself says this.~~~
(Abd-al-Rahim) Then, in your opinion, how do you honor women while you do not believe in their right to ascend to the senior positions; moreover, women are far from even the leading positions within the Muslim Brotherhood?
(Akif) Should I place them in positions that would expose them to imprisonment?! The activity of the Muslim Brotherhood women through which they satisfy God is to bring up their children well. Let me give you a living example; when some female members of the Muslim Brotherhood were nominated as candidates in the parliamentary elections, what happened to them? Moreover, do you not know that the woman is under the guardianship of the man, who does not want her to be “trampled upon?”~~~
Abd-al-Rahim) What about your stance toward democracy, have you crystallized a clear stance, or are you still within the realm of the talk about Shura [consultation]?
(Akif) Shura [consultation] is the highest level of democracy in its respect of the human being.
(Abd-al-Rahim) This claim is rebutted, because Shura [consultation] has nothing to do with democracy as it is not binding, and the ruler is the unilateral decision maker. Therefore, how can it be the highest level?
(Akif) Shura [consultation] is the perfect democracy if it is done properly and respects shari’ah. I distinguish between Shura and western democracy that allows man to do whatever he wants, and to do the things that God has not ordered. Among us, the leader comes only through Shura, and the final word is up to the Guidance Bureau and not to me. I am talking about democracy here, in the society and not within the group!
(Abd-al-Rahim) Then, are you, as it is circulating, riding on the wave of democracy in order to fulfill your aims despite the fact that you do not believe in it, and after that you will show your dictatorial face, and implement the policy of closed doors?
(Akif) We now are back to using the words of the secularists! I reject this logic, because it judges the intentions, and it has no aim other than muddying the issues.
“muddying the issues”… uh, is that like a “distraction”?? LOL
Needless to say, whether Islamic law is achieved via propaganda, brain washing and elections – or via violent methods – Islamic law and western freedoms and lifestyle are completely incompatible. So forgive me if I’m still not appalled at their presence on Facebook.
I looked around to see who else was on top of this story… Or was it only me who was concerned that the Brotherhood are now on the other side of the computer screen from western our children, seeking to advance their cause of the Caliphate and Islamic law in an Internet social network that caters to the young? JihadWatch has it posted, but sans any comments. Other than that, quiet as a church mouse.
Have kids? Or have friends with kids haunting Facebook? You may want to give them a heads up.
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