The number one goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to spread Sharia law throughout the world, not just in the Middle East. Since its founding over eighty years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood has been no friend of America’s ideals and democratic way of life. That is why it is so disturbing that the Obama Administration’s own State Department has given the Muslim Brotherhood’s radical Islamic agenda a wink and a nod.
Although the Obama Administration wants Americans to believe that the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate organization, nothing could be further from the truth. A sense of friendship with a radical organization will only jeopardize America’s security in the long-run. Americans must realize what the Muslim Brotherhood stands for. Sharia law has spread into Europe and has taken hold in Egypt thanks to the Arab Spring. Many Americans do not understand what Sharia law entails or, for that matter, have even heard of it.
Essentially, Sharia law is a rigid Islamic moral code that commingles religion and government. Sharia law encompasses all facets of Muslim life from religion and finances, right down to personal hygiene. Before the U.S.-led invasion, Afghanistan was the center of Sharia law in the Muslim world, where women had no rights and were treated as second class citizens on a good day.
Andrew McCarthy is the former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who successfully prosecuted Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, “the blind cleric,” for the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. He has written a riveting and smart piece for National Review Online about how the State Department has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda.
There are many revelations that McCarthy touches on but the three that stand out are:
1. The State Department announced that the Obama Administration would be ‘satisfied’ with the election of a Muslim Brotherhood–dominated government in Egypt.
2. The State Department has collaborated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a bloc of governments heavily influenced by the Brotherhood, in seeking to restrict American free-speech rights in deference to Sharia proscriptions against criticism of Islam.
3. The State Department and the Obama administration waived congressional restrictions in order to transfer $1.5 billion dollars in aid to Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the parliamentary elections.
Perhaps the State Department thinks it is following the Godfather adage “keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” However, the reality is the State Department is getting played by a nefarious group of Islamic extremists. A strategic plan that was introduced as evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorist financing prosecution in our nation’s history, stated that the Muslim Brotherhood has as its goal “destroying Western civilization from within.” The way to achieve this goal, according to the Muslim Brotherhood, is to employ a “civilization jihad” by influencing policy makers and government agencies.
Thankfully, Representatives Michele Bachmann, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Tom Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland sent letters to the inspectors general of the State, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security Departments and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to question if people within the government are being influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood. These letters ask the inspectors general why policy has dramatically changed towards the Muslim Brotherhood under the Obama Administration.
These Members of Congress came under withering attack from both the Left and some in the Republican Party’s establishment for just doing their jobs as legislators. If Americans understand what the Muslim Brotherhood is really about and how repressive their beliefs are, especially towards women, they would have the same questions. President Obama and his State Department have bent over backwards to appease the Muslim Brotherhood. Americans should be asking, “Why?”