Tarek Fatah: "you can't fight Malaria by killing mosquitoes. You’ve got to drain the swamps.”

Spot on. I’m all for draining the swamps:

The self-declared Marxist Muslim  Tarek Fatah  has beclowned himself on numerous occasions. I can’t say I’m a fan, but occasionally he is right on the ball:

“We’ve ended up [in] a situation that the only people teaching American diplomats about how to fight Islamism are the ones who have sympathy with our enemy,” he said. ”I keep repeating one thing — you can’t fight Malaria by killing mosquitoes. You’ve got to drain the swamps.”

Tarek Fatah Describes The Reality of Muslim Brotherhood Taking Power in Egypt

And he is very clear about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the white house. The Blaze has a whole lot more:


Fatah, who claims he initially supported Obama, said Hussein O-Putz has left him “terribly disappointed.”

This is particularly true when considering how the administration has purportedly allowed Islamist influence to seep in. And that, he said, must be confronted, as there are specific steps that he contends must be taken in order to combat Islamic extremism.

“[The West] has to launch a very ideological war and weed out all the academics in the American universities who support the Muslim Brotherhood and have taken over all of the Islamic studies departments,” Fatah contended. “And Islamism 101 should be a mandatory course in Georgetown University, in Howard and in all the Ivy League schools and anti-Muslim Brotherhood academics should be invited to teach.”

Allowing such pervasive ideals to enter the university system leads to indoctrination and a diminished ability to properly alert young people and adults, alike, to the worldly dangers that exist.

“We’ve ended up [in] a situation that the only people teaching American diplomats about how to fight Islamism are the ones who have sympathy with our enemy,” he said. ”I keep repeating one thing — you can fight Malaria by killing mosquitoes. You’ve got to drain the swamps.”

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD & THE WHITE HOUSE

As for the Obama White House, Fatah explained that, though it may be unintentional and/or sophisticated work by the Muslim Brotherhood, the White House may be near one of these swamps. The Brotherhood, he said, has a powerful ability to embed itself in political structures.

“Let me put it this way, it’s one of the most secretive organizations that infiltrates like the Communist Party…the communists used to work that way,” Fatah explained. “You’d have cells, you’d have hierarchy. You cannot take the question to the top. There are multiple levels of membership. And then you get into the inner circle. And so this is a vast fascist organization that will create bloodshed only when it suits itself.”

Fatah is always good for a laugh: “Sharia has no place in Islam…”

Fatah maintains that past examples — including The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development case — show how the Brotherhood’s code of conduct operates. The group’s goals, he maintains, are to destroy any institution where people have power over the public law.

“It’s an ideological war,” he said. “You cannot do this without having Muslims that are anti-Islamists take the lead.”

SHARIA LAW

As for sharia, a complex Islamic law that serves as the basis for legislative and judicial structures in many fundamentalist Muslim countries (Click here for the BBC’s brief description on sharia), Fatah has an opinion that is certain to be unpopular among Islamists and fans of the legal structure. Not only does he dislike sharia, but he believes it is a paradigm that was never intended to exist in the Islamic faith.

“The simple question is, ‘Do you think that sharia is the source of public law where you live?.’” he asked. ”If you say ‘yes’ [that sharia has a place in public law] you’re part of the problem.”

When pressed on the issue and asked to explain what role, if any, sharia serves, Fatah was quick to answer.

“It has no place in Islam. It has to be totally rejected, because it is the law that gives dictators — it has been dictated by caliphs and sultans to justify their rule over oppressed people,” he explained. ”If Muhammed came around he wouldn’t know what this meant. If he came around, he’d say who the [heck] wrote this up?”

While many conservatives may agree with Fatah’s points on radical Islam, the chances they’ll be able to endorse his economic views are pretty low. He claims that he doesn’t “buy into this notion of cutting taxes and making America beg for money from the Chinese.”

When asked to comment on the title he’s been given by some — “liberal Marxist” — Fatah seemed hesitant to fully embrace it.

“I study Marxism primarily to study the effect of economics on the development of society. And I still believe that the economic depiction of how capitalism works by Karl Marx is quite accurate,” he said. “That doesn‘t necessarily mean I’m a communist or that has anything to do with how constitutional democracy should work. I think many of the facets of Marxism ended up in the U.S. — the 40-hour work week or the Saturday and Sunday holidays or women in the work force.”

While he explained that these latter elements may not have come from Marxism directly, he said that have roots in Fabian socialism.

Regardless of where individuals stand on the economic front, Fatah’s message about America was clear during the interview: ”Criticizing the U.S. simply because it suits for better dinner table conversation — it doesn’t help anyone.”