10 questions with the editors of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Report is a serious and sober online website that tracks the happenings of the Muslim Brotherhood network around the world.

It was started, according to the editors, “because few were discussing what we call the Global Muslim Brotherhood, seemingly unaware of or ignoring the existence of this global network.” The site seeks to “give interested parties a place to come for daily developments in the Global Muslim Brotherhood as we were tracking them.”

The editors of the site choose to remain anonymous because of the “extraordinary lengths that the global Muslim Brotherhood would go to harass, defame, or slander its critics.”

“We saw this happen to others, including venerable university presses and leading news organizations and with the recent controversy over the resignation of the Obama campaign’s Muslim outreach director,” the site explains. “Hence we made the decision to let the information, often originating from the Brotherhood and its affiliates, and backed by public records, speak for itself, and not get lost in the distraction created by Brotherhood harassment campaigns.”

Recently, The Daily Caller reached out to the editors of the site and they agreed to answer 10 questions from TheDC about the Global Muslim Brotherhood network, which has become ever more relevant with the turmoil in Egypt:

1. What are the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood?

It must be remembered that at its heart, the Muslim Brotherhood is a covert organization albeit with a public face and there is discordance between its public and private positions. Although the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, along with the whole of the Global Muslim Brotherhood network, proclaims it support for democracy, the motto of the organization remains as it always has been:

- Allah is our objective.

- The Prophet is our leader.

- Qur’an is our law.

- Jihad is our way.

- Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.

In practical terms, the Brotherhood attempts to gain as much influence for itself as it is able, presumably in the service of its long term vision. Its ability to gain power and influence varies from country to country according to the conditions “on the ground.” That said, its has already been noted that the Global Muslim Brotherhood is a covert organization at its heart and much remains to be learned about its true nature. For example, a secret document unearthed in a U.S. terrorism trial revealed the thinking of a senior Global Muslim Brotherhood leader close to Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, the most important leader in the global Muslim Brotherhood network who lives in Qatar, and which said:

The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.

2. Some commentators have suggested that fear of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is overblown. Is fear of the Muslim Brotherhood having a significant influence in a post-Mubarak Egypt, or even taking control in a post-Mubarak Egypt, actually overblown?

A fear can only be said to be “overblown” if it is out of proportion to the threat which is represented, so the question cannot be answered until the threat is examined.

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  • clw

    Newsflash for all who come to America with the itention of becoming American citizens:

    You will BECOME an American! 100% assimilation to America.

    Your loyalty will BE to America! Americans won’t tolerate the slaying of your children when you think they are “too Americanized” or “too western”. You’ll be flying the AMERICAN flag over the flag of your home country.

    Whether you are from Mexico, the Middle East, Canada, or Timbuktu, we will expect your loyalty to be to America.

    Get it?

  • Tess_Comments

    The Global Muslim Brotherhood should not be ignored or under estimated.
    Be aware.

  • tanstaafl

    Further about Yusef al Qaradawi…

    Feisal Abdul Rauf (formerly of Manhattan Victory Mosque fame but, reportedly, has been replaced by an even bigger Islamic nut) has described al Qaradawi as the greatest living Islamic scholar.

    A picture of that bent old man and a description of him from an article last June in the American Thinker…

    “He’s got a face full of warts, yellow, snaggly teeth, and the raspy voice of a retching cat.”

  • tanstaafl

    Much of discussion of strikes me as too academic.

    The Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood) has been around since the late 1920′s. Their agenda has been in play for 80+ years. (I can guarantee you they’re real excited about possibilities in Egypt, especially since the American sec’y of state is, insanely enough, making noises about “welcoming” them these days.)

    What more do we need to know about the Brotherhood’s agenda for North America than these words, spelled out in the IKHWAN handbook, 1991…

    “The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all
    the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is
    a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western
    civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their
    hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s
    religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

    Or the agenda of Yusef al Qaradawi, acknowledged as the world leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, quoted in this article on page 2…

    “…Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi. Qaradawi himself has ruled repeatedly that suicide bombings against Israel are justified as a form of resistance to what it sees as Israel’s occupation of Muslim lands.”