Cairo Time: new romantic blockbuster from the White House (The Peoples Cube)

From the same people who brought you Stimulus, WTF, Sputnik Moment, and Eat Your Broccoli… a heart-wrenching international blockbuster of our times: Cairo Time… starring Hosni Mubarak, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

Sometimes you need to forget about national interests and remember your heart…

Al-Qaeda in Iraq: the “market of Jihad has opened in Egypt”

And they’re selling. “Al-Qaida in Iraq urges people to wage Jihad in Egypt,” fromXinhua, February 9 (thanks to JW) Sure puts another spin on “free marketplace of ideas…”

Rumsfeld Tells Rush: Radical Islamists Intend to ‘Create a Caliphate’ World

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Banned but “tolerated”

One of the greatest beneficiaries of the unrest in Egypt has been the Muslim Brotherhood. Banned but tolerated for decades by successive Egyptian regimes, the Islamist movement is now emerging as a central player in the country’s resurgent opposition.

Code Pink is on the frontline:

More Code Pink Irony in Egypt

What could be worse for Code Pinkos agitating in Egypt than to be rescued by one of the oil companies they so noisily loathe? For these avidly antimilitary (examples here, here, here, here, here,here, and here) harpies, only one thing: to be rescued by a pro-American army officer.

Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin reports her misadventures:    (Moonbattery)

Labour unions boost Egypt protests

Thousands of factory workers stay away from work as pro-democracy protesters continue to rally seeking Mubarak’s ouster. (Al Jizz)

Strikes in Egypt add to pressure from protests

CAIRO – Thousands of workers went on strike Wednesday across Egypt, adding a new dimension to the uprising as public rage turned to the vast wealth President Hosni Mubarak’s family reportedly amassed while close to half the country struggled near the poverty line.

Mubarak Has Stashed Away Up To $70 Billion

According to Middle East experts, $40 to $70 billion is a fairly standard net worth for rulers in the region, as many autocrats stash away funds in order to keep themselves well-heeled in the event of a government transition.

Getting ready to roll: Will he be Egypt’s Ayatollah Khomeini?

This ain’t no Jewel of the Nile….

Yussuf al-Qaradawi, the world’s most popular and authoritative Sunni cleric, is a Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Egyptian based in Qatar. A return to his home country would be dangerous for Israel and the West. (Source)

Muslim Brotherhood: “Prepare yourself and train in the art of warfare…so that your Jihad will be the one accepted by Allah”

Somehow I get the impression they don’t mean ‘inner struggle’, what say you?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s goals for Egypt and the world, including the U.S., made plain: “The Muslim Brotherhood – in its own words: PMW translation of ‘Jihad is the way’ by Mustafa Mashhur, Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, 1996-2002,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, February 9:

One of the results of the turmoil in Egypt is the rise in influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. In order to understand the implications, Palestinian Media Watch has translated the book Jihad is the way by Mustafa Mashhur, who was the official leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 1996-2002. The book is the fifth volume of his full work called The Laws of Da’wa (Islamic missionary activity).

In his book, Jihad is the way, Mashhur explains the fundamental concepts of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology. Mashhur’s teachings encompass subjects such as the Muslim Brotherhood’s goal of establishing an Islamic state, world domination under Islam, the public and personal religious duty of military Jihad, and the warning not to rush to Jihad until it is prepared and timed for maximum benefit.Click to view full translation in PDF

PMW has selected the following quotes from Jihad is the way to illustrate central ideas of Muslim Brotherhood ideology. PMW’s translation of the book follows below.

National goal: Islamic world domination
– “…the Islamic Ummah [nation]… can regain its power and be liberated and assume its rightful position which was intended by Allah, as the most exalted nation among men , as the leaders of humanity…”
– “…know your status, and believe firmly that you are the masters of the world, even if your enemies desire your degradation…”
– “It should be known that Jihad and preparation towards Jihad are not only for the purpose of fending-off assaults and attacks of Allah’s enemies from Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world…”
– “…Jihad for Allah is not limited to the specific region of the Islamic countries, since the Muslim homeland is one and is not divided, and the banner of Jihad has already been raised in some of its parts, and it shall continue to be raised, with the help of Allah, until every inch of the land of Islam will be liberated, the State of Islam will be established,…”

Means: Jihad – a mandatory religious duty
-“Then comes the power of arms and weapons,… and this is the role of Jihad.”
– “Jihad is a religious public duty… incumbent upon the Islamic nation, and is a personal duty to fend off the infidels’ attack on the nation…”
– “And the youth should know that the problems of the Islamic world, such as Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea, or the Philippines, are not issues of territories and nations, but of faith and religion. They are problems of Islam and all Muslims, and their resolution cannot be negotiated and bargained by recognizing the enemy’s right to the Islamic land he stole, therefore, there is no other option but Jihad for Allah, and this is why Jihad is the way.”
– “The symbol of the [Muslim] Brotherhood is the book of Allah [the Quran] between two swords. The swords symbolize Jihad and the force that protects the truth represented in Allah’s book.”
– “…that is, go out to battle, oh believers, young and old, by foot or with animal, under all circumstances and conditions…”

Timing: Don’t rush, prepare carefully for Jihad
– “… despite this, the [Muslim] Brotherhood is not rushed by youth’s enthusiasm into immature and unplanned action which will not alter the bad reality and may even harm the Islamic activity, and will benefit the people of falsehood…”
– “… one should know that it is not necessary that the Muslims will repel every attack or damage caused by the enemies of Allah immediately, but [only] when ability and the circumstances are fit to it.”
– “Prepare yourself and train in the art of warfare, and embrace the causes of power. You must learn the ways and manners and laws of war. You must learn them and embrace them and adhere to them, so that your Jihad will be the one accepted by Allah.”
– “… there exists an unavoidable personal duty for every Muslim to equip himself and prepare and gear-up towards Jihad…”

Personal goal: Aspire to Shahada – Death for Allah
– “Allah is our goal, the Prophet is our leader, the Quran is our constitution, the Jihad is our way, and the Death for Allah is our most exalted wish.”
– “The Jihad is our way and death for Allah is our most lofty wish”, this is the call which we have always called,… Many of our beloved ones have already achieved this wish,… We ask Allah to accept all of them,… and may He join us with them, …”

Jihad against Israel:
– “Honorable brothers have achieved Shahada (Martyrdom) on the soil of beloved Palestine, during the years 47′ and 48′, [while] in their Jihad against the criminal, thieving, gangs of Zion. The Imam and Shahid (Martyr) Hassan Al-Banna is considered as a Shahid (Martyr) of Palestine, even if he was not killed on its soil.”

There is much more. Read it all.

7 thoughts on “Egypt”

  1. Medea Benjamin:
    It was exhilarating. What a privilege to feel connected to this joyous mass of humanity that was charting a new course for the entire Middle East.
    end quote.

    This is no new course. Islam has the same course it did in 632. Nothing has changed, Ms. Benjamin. Nothing.
    This new course will be a tyranny of the majority- a tyranny of Islam.
    It all looks new to you because you haven’t studied any history at all.
    You just want have your day of nostalgia for the 60s.

  2. quote:
    “They were saying that they want better salaries, they want an end to the disparity in the pay, and they want the 15 per cent increase in pay that was promised to them by the state.”
    end quote.

    I don’t recall any imperative in your Koran guaranteeing even a living wage.
    Your prophet doesn’t give a damn if you starve.

  3. * Personal goal: Aspire to Shahada – Death for Allah

    Probably close to being accommodated, though it will come at a time of God’s choosing.

  4. The moonbats keep bleating that the “MODERATE” Muslim Brotherhood only have 20-30% support in Egypt. Well left wing moonbats in the USA only form 20-30% of the voters and look what happened there Mohammedan Document Hiding USURPER Barack/Barry, you can call me HUSSEIN now I won, Soetero/ Obama (sorry about the name confusion but I haven’t seen the name change, naturalization , Long Form BC, Parents Marriage Certificate or College and School records so not sure who he REALLY is). Of course Obambi also has the RACIST Blacks who form 13% of voters in addition to the moonbats.

  5. Egyptian school curriculum: Jews and Christians are infidels

    No protection for the “people of the book” here:

    Who came out against reform last year? The “moderate,” “largely secular” Muslim Brotherhood. “‘Egyptian curricula states Jews, Christians are infidels’,” by Oren Kessler for the Jerusalem Post, June 28:

    Egypt’s school curriculum, laden with anti-Semitic and anti-Christian sentiment, must undergo drastic reform to comply with international standards, according to a new report to be presented this week at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
    “Egypt has to conduct fundamental reforms in its curricula, which present a national identity based solely on the Islamic religion,” said Yohanan Manor, chairman and co-founder of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE), the Jerusalembased [sic] think-tank that compiled the report
    “Egypt’s schools present Islam as the ‘only true faith,’ and believers in other religions – including Coptic Christians – as infidels,” he said.
    Manor and his colleagues will present the report at the conference, “School Textbooks in the Greater Middle East: National Identity and Images of Self and Other,” to be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hebrew University’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
    A year before the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s government announced plans for comprehensive reforms to “purge school curricula of erroneous views and material that incites extreme violence.”
    The government’s first step was to remove references to “jihad in God’s name.” These changes, the report found, have fallen far short of the comprehensive reform Cairo had pledged.
    Anti-Coptic violence in Egypt reached a crescendo over the past six months. A bomb in an Alexandria church on Christmas Day last year killed 21 people, and anti-Christian attacks have grown in scope and frequency since Mubarak’s resignation in February. The new report by IMPACT-SE, formerly the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace, found that internecine violence is fueled largely by education.
    But contradictory messages also run deeply through Egypt’s education system. In many textbooks Copts are denigrated as infidels, yet in those same works are praised for participating in Egypt’s independence campaigns throughout history. Students are taught that the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament are holy books, but also taught that those same texts were “forgeries” penned by non-Muslims.
    Therefore, in order to get an education, non-Muslim children in Egypt are a captive audience to being called infidels, forgers, and worse.

    “Egyptian textbooks define Christians and Jews as infidels,” Manor said. “A year ago, Egyptian authorities admitted as much in a joint conference by Education Minister Dr. Ahmed Zaki Badreldin and the grand mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gomaa.”
    In April of last year, he said, the two officials announced reforms to purge the curricula of Quranic verses “encouraging jihad and the murder of polytheists and infidels.”
    The press conference sparked an uproar in Egypt.
    The Muslim Brotherhood flatly rejected any talk of education reform, while several news outlets took positions in favor….

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