The Muslim Brotherhood

8/26/13 Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. Iran is pro-Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Brotherhood!
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohammed Badie
Muslim Brotherhood Leader
Mohammed Badie
Presently in jail in Egypt with
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9/5/19  Federal Judge Anthony Trenga, a George W. Bush appointee ruled on Wednesday that the US government’s watchlist of over 1 million people violates the Constitutional rights of those placed on the list.
Terror-tied CAIR [Counsel on American Islamic Relations] filed the lawsuit in 2016 challenging the constitutionality of the US government’s terror watchlist which currently has over 1 million people in a database the FBI has labeled “known or suspected terrorists.”
CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding case in US history, and they are now trying to force the US government to dissolve a list of people deemed to be dangerous terrorists.
The watchlist, also known as the Terrorist Screening Database, is maintained by the FBI and shared with a variety of federal agencies. Customs officers have access to the list to check people coming into the country at border crossings, and aviation officials use the database to help form the government’s no-fly list.
The watchlist has grown significantly in size over the years. As of June 2017, approximately 1.16 million people were included on the watchlist, according to government documents filed in the lawsuit. In 2013, the number was only 680,000. The vast majority are foreigners, but according to the government, there are roughly 4,600 U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents on the watchlist as well as of 2017.
CAIR should be designated a terrorist organization. They should not be demanding anything from to the US government.

***8/12/19 August 7th television program. 1-800-475-1111, book Unveiling, by Kamal Saleem, and a dvd, 12 hours of information on Muslims
A terrible interview, but Saleem managed to get in a few good pieces of information in even tho the poor man doing the interview botched it so badly.
9/29/18  Iran is a colorful tapestry of ethnic groups. Although the majority group within the population of around 82 million is Persian (61%), there are also Azerbaijanis in the northף Kurds in the West; Lurs, Turkmen and the Baloch tribe on the eastern border with Pakistan; and the Arabs – mostly Sunnis –situated in the Khuzestan Province in the southwest, adjacent to the border with Iraq, whose capital Ahvaz was the scene of Saturday’s large-scale, deadly shooting attack at a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of the onset of the Iran-Iraq War. the Iran-Iraq War.
In September 1980, while Iran was still coping with the fallout from its bloody Islamic revolution, then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein tried seizing oil-rich Khuzestan. He had hoped the local Arab population would stand with him and help him realize his expansionist aspirations, but the terrorist regime in Tehran – at an exceedingly high human cost – was able to repel Iraq’s recurrent attacks. The Khuzestan Province was one of the worst-suffering areas throughout the eight-year war between the countries, and the Iranian regime, which viewed the Arab population there as a fifth column, has worked ever since to oppress and discriminate against this minority. (A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favour of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine.)

4/2/18 In 2014, in a somewhat unexpected statement, the United Arab Emirates listed CAIR as a terrorist organization. This might be a bit strong of a statement, but the UAE also believe that CAIR is one of the many arms of the Muslim Brotherhood.
2/13/18  The FBI has provided an abundance of evidence that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian branch, Hamas.
And even a Persian Gulf state, the United Arab Emirates, has designated the Washington, D.C.-based organization a terrorist group, putting it in the same category as al-Qaida and ISIS.
But when parents suing the San Diego Unified School District for its alliance with CAIR in an anti-bullying and “anti-Islamophobia” program inserted a reference to CAIR’s terrorist ties in their complaint, a federal judge objected.
San Diego school officials complained that the citation of CAIR’s formation by Hamas operatives in the United States as a propaganda organ and the fact that more than a dozen former CAIR figures have been charged with terrorism-related crimes is “impertinent, immaterial and scandalous,” designed only to “inflame the public,” reported the Investigative Project on Terrorism, IPT.
U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant agreed, striking references to CAIR’s radical ties because they are “likely intended to ‘besmirch’ Defendants and cast them in a derogatory light based on SDUSD’s relationship with CAIR.”
As WND reported, parents, represented by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, or FCDF, sued San Diego schools last May over the “anti-Islamophobia” campaign, which featured curriculum and materials published by CAIR. FCDF later revised its complaint to focus on CAIR’s radical Islamic origin. The complaint asserted the school district’s partnership with CAIR violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and California law.
Under pressure from the lawsuit, the school board voted in July to stop its formal partnership with CAIR, directing staff instead to form a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League “to assist in creating respectful, inclusive and safe learning environments and communities.”
But FCDF continued with the suit, expressing concern that CAIR might partner with the school district on other programs.
The complaint points out that the FBI cut off non-investigative contact with CAIR in 2008. The bureau, at the time, explained that “until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner.”
The FBI’s evidence of CAIR’s ties to Hamas was presented in a Hamas-funding case in which CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator. CAIR has sued the authors of a WND Books exposé, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” which documented the group’s radical ties.
The bureau’s non-contact policy remains in effect, FCDF points out, which is relevant because CAIR has made “prioritized public schools as ground zero to advance its religious mission.”
The school district, in effect, gave “a divisive religious group … unprecedented decision-making authority” in a public school program.
But the judge argued that CAIR’s relationship with Hamas, “whether true or not,” predates its work with the school district and is “superfluous historical allegations that should be stricken,” reported IPT.
The judge did, however, preserve provisions in FCDF’s amended complaint concerning CAIR’s hostility to Israel and allegations it “promotes discriminatory bias against non-Muslim students on the basis of their religion.”
The judge said that while these assertions may be “distasteful” and “unsavory,” those provisions could call into question the “objectivity and accuracy” of CAIR-provided instructional materials.
As WND reported, when the San Diego school board partnered with CAIR, it touted it as an organization that “has been involved in constructive civic engagement, promotes cultural tolerance and understanding, as well as justice and equality.”
CAIR’s San Diego director told the school board in April his organization wanted the district’s program to become a national model.
2/13/18  Sen. King ‘sick and tired’ of lack of cyberattack deterrence
Feb. 13, 2018 – 3:42 – Independent senator from Maine challenges NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo about the repercussions for cyberattacks on the U.S.
1/31/18 CAIR Wants GOP Official Fired After Warning of “Infiltration”
Two Minnesota GOP state legislators and a local Republican Party official warned on Facebook this week of a plot to “mobilize Muslims to infiltrate our Republican caucuses on Feb. 6,” Star Tribune reported. They say that local Muslim-Americans are bing taught to “penetrate” and “infiltrate” to eventually put forward the Muslim political agenda.
Muslims are allowed to engage in politics like any other American and they can push their values. That’s American, but if they plan to push Sharia Law, that’s another matter.
**12/08/17 Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood once had an ally in the White House with former President Barack Obama, who made excuses for their brand of “moderate Islam.” But the old days are now over, and with President Donald Trump standing behind Israel, the organization is not happy.
The Muslim Brotherhood threatened Israel and U.S. President Donald Trump in a statement on Wednesday, declaring the United States “the enemy of the Arab world” and asserting: “Jerusalem is Islamic and Arab; for it we’ll shed our blood and wage war.”
This threat comes soon after Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a role the city has long played but that had not yet been officially recognized.
An English translation of the statement continued:
The American president has exploited the weakness of the Muslim world at present, and the ability of tyrannical regimes to strike deadly blows to the Arab Spring, and decided to support the Zionist lobby, to support the Zionist project on the Palestinian territories, but he should know that his decision presents his state of classification as a state sponsor of the occupation — a country hostile to all freedom in various parts of the world.
“Jerusalem is an Islamic and Arab land, for which we will shed our blood, freedom and life, and we fight every aggressor and every supporter of aggression,” the statement concludes. “This is the way of our Jihad.”
Efforts to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group have stalled because of countervailing pressure by the liberal press, think tanks, and the State Department. The White House backed down from doing so after a warning by the State Department that such a designation could alienate Muslims and would incorrectly characterize the Brotherhood, which claims to engage in mostly political, non-violent activities.
The CIA has also argued that blacklisting the group would stoke anti-Muslim sentiments and complicate relations with Arab nations where Brotherhood-affiliated parties sit in government, such as Jordan.
Muslim Brotherhood: Moderate or Extreme?
But their call to arms belies the Muslim Brotherhood’s reputation as a “moderate” group, a designation that the Obama administration pushed to maintain for fear of alienating “mainstream” Muslims. There is nothing “moderate” about the Muslim Brotherhood, which aims to establish a fundamentalist state based on sharia law.
Founded in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the oldest and most influential Islamist groups in the world. A popular motto reads, “Islam is the solution.”
Throughout its history in Egypt, the group has suffered a series of crackdowns for its extreme ideology and violent activities. In the first decades of its existence in Egypt, the group engaged in violent paramilitary activities that included bombing campaigns and assassinations of government leaders. An unsuccessful plot in 1954 to kill Egypt’s liberal president Gamal Abdel Nasser resulted in the imprisonment of many of its members.

11/08/17 Is the Arab world beginning to see reason? The United Arab Emirates consider fighting the terror organizations spawned by the Muslim Brotherhood as a crucial mission.
The uncompromising conclusion of the Emirate leaders is that al Qaeda and ISIS, as well as Somalia’s al Qaeda and ISIS, as well as Somalia’s Boko  Haram and a-Shabab, along with the Al Nusra front and the Abu Saif group are all “natural offspring” of the Muslim Brotherhood.

5/18/17  When two leaders of a Muslim Brotherhood-linked advocacy group lobbied Congress on May 3, they failed to disclose their open support for the Popular Resistance Movement (PRM) and the Revolutionary Punishment Movement (RPM) — two terrorist groups that have carried out attacks in Egypt.
Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice (EAFJ) President Hani Elkadi and spokesman Mahmoud El Sharkawy went to Congress, and asked that aid to Egypt’s military rulers be cut off due to the regime’s human rights abuses. Their visit was documented in a video of one of the meetings that Elkadi posted on his Facebook page. In the video, a staffer for an unidentified member of Congress expressed sympathy with the EAFJ members, and told them that his boss thought that President Trump should not have hosted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House recently.
The EAFJ officials’ support for violently overthrowing al-Sisi was never mentioned in the video.
During the trip, Elkadi, El Sharkawy and other EAFJ members posed for photos outside the offices of Representatives Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; Robert Brady, D-Pa.; Bobby Rush, D-Ill.; Brad Sherman, D-Calif.; Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio; Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.; Kathleen M. Rice, Bonnie Watson-Coleman, D-N.J.; and the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Representatives for McCaul, Upton and Fortenberry told the IPT that no one from their offices met with the EAFJ delegation. The Democratic congressional offices did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Elkady and El Sharkawy’s support for the Egyptian terrorists is made clear by their social media posts.
In February 2015, they posted PRM’s bloody hand logo, along with a communique from the terrorist group, on their Facebook pages. The communique claimed responsibility for attacks on two Egyptian police cars, but did not provide additional details. It included the motto: “God, Martyrs, Revolution” in Arabic. The same bloody hand logo appears on a PRM-linked Facebook page called @Popular.Resistance.EGY, which the PRM uses to claim responsibility for its terrorist attacks.
The PRM reportedly was founded by three Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood officials who wanted to react violently to the Brotherhood’s ouster from power by the Egyptian military in 2013. The group’s first communiqué came on the first anniversary of the military’s deadly assault on Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators in Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda squares.
“We shall pay willingly with our blood until we crush the lackeys of Israel,” the communique said. “Retribution for the martyrs is our right, and we shall eventually attain it. So long as people seek their rights, their rights will not be lost. Allah …. Martyrdom ….. Revolution.”
In June 2015, El Sharkawy praised the RPM — a terror group aligned with the PRM –after it killed a man because he helped police round up 40 leaders of pro-Brotherhood protests in Helwan.
“The Revolutionary Punishment Movement executes one of the traitor guides in Helwan!!” El Sharkawy wrote on Facebook.
Muslim Brotherhood spokesmen deny any connection with these terror movements, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) notes, but plenty of evidence points to a connection. That includes Brotherhood members issuing statements supporting terror attacks.
Among some examples is former Muslim Brotherhood parliament member Muhammad Sagheer’s 2015 statement: “To the decisive Revolutionary [Punishment] movements: [Coptic businessman Naguib] Sawiris declared that it was he who was financially supporting the Tamarrud movement [which worked to topple the Morsi regime]. I hereby tell you that his property and institutions are a legitimate revolutionary target. Rebellion [Tamarrud] will encounter retribution.”
Abu Emara, a former top Muslim Brotherhood leader, told Egypt’s Al-Bawaba newspaper that the RPM’s fighters belonged to the Brotherhood.
PRM and ISIS each claimed responsibility for an attack against police officers near Cairo on May 7, 2016. The attack was intended to mark 1,000 days since the August 2013 Rabaa massacre, the PRM said. This simultaneous claim of responsibility was not an isolated incident, said researcher Patrick Poole, who just returned from Egypt where he interviewed the former head of security for the Sinai region.
Poole told the Investigative Project on Terrorism that a similar incident occurred in January 2016 after Egypt’s Interior Ministry raided a bomb factory on a farm outside Cairo. Evidence recovered in the raid led police to an apartment in the city of Giza, where their suspects blew themselves up killing the officers.
“They were pursuing Muslim Brotherhood people and lo and behold Revolutionary Punishment put out a claim of responsibility on social media, and later so did the Islamic State,” Poole said. “In every one of those cases, whether it’s Popular Resistance [or] Revolutionary Punishment, both the Interior Ministry and NGO experts like [former Sinai security chief] Khaled Okasha [say that] those groups are all part, or were part, of Mohamed Kamal’s network.
Kamal was the youngest member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau — its top organ, who was killed in a shootout with Egyptian police last October; Egyptian authorities identified him as the head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “armed wing.” Kamal established a network of terror cells in Cairo and in upper Egypt, mostly made up of Muslim Brotherhood youth members, Poole said.
When Kamal died, Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Qaradawi prayed for him as a martyr. Elkadi, one of the EAFJ officials trying to lobby Congress, shared a post showing that eulogy on his Facebook page.
Another Facebook post of his includes an official Muslim Brotherhood communiqué condemning Kamal’s “assassination” by the “coup criminals” with the hashtag #Kamal_martyrs.
Elkadi deleted that post, but not before the IPT saved it as a screenshot.
A month later, Elkadi also called for jihad: “A question to all young people against the bloody military coup. If the summons of Jihad calls you to live for Jihad, live for success. Are you ready for the call? … Will we find one who brings his money or half for the expenses of Jihad? Will we see one who leaves everything and lines up in the ranks of the Mujahidin?” Elkadi wrote.
He also publicly proclaimed his allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood in a March 2015 Facebook post.
Furthermore, Elkadi attended meetings of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC) – a group of exiled Morsi-era Muslim Brotherhood politicians — over the May 5 weekend in Istanbul. The website of the banned Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) notes that Elkadi reported on EAFJ’s activities in America, including its recent meetings on Capitol Hill.
Furthermore, Al Bawaba identified El Sharkawy as a member of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2015. It also alleged that El Sharkawy was responsible for funding and coordinating operations with Brotherhood members living in Turkey and Qatar.
Other EAFJ member who participated in “Egypt Day at Capitol Hill” have also publicly endorsed violence and intimidation.
Aber Mostafa, for example, posted the personal information of a pro-Sisi owner of an Egyptian soccer team with the word “Attaaack!” on the same day that Elkadi and El Sharkawy reposted the PRM communiqué.
Ayat Al-Orabi, a member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council who participated in the lobbying trip, has spouted venom against Egypt’s Christians. In September, she accused Christians of “waging war on Islam,” a leading narrative that terrorists use to gain recruits.
“Egypt is Islamic even if occupied by the coup gang and even if assailed by the apostate criminal lackey of the Zionist entity,” Orabi said. “They must realize that the crescent is above the cross, and Islam is above all.”
It’s clear that the EAFJ delegation visited Capitol Hill. It is not known, however, how many Congressional offices agreed to meet with them. Given the open support for jihad and terrorist groups by key delegation members, it’s a wonder that they got anywhere near the halls of Congress.

11/29/16 Six years ago, not only did we pay Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Badie’s war declaration against America little heed, but President Barack Obama openly embraced the group, inviting its leadership to the White House. Meanwhile, allies EgyptSaudi Arabia and later the U.K. denounced Muslim Brotherhood for its Islamist ideology.

Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation earlier this year declaring it a foreign terrorist organization for promoting radical Islam’s Wahhabism via its various proxies. Approved by the House Judiciary Committee, referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama stalls the bill’s progress.

Despite Badie’s 2010 war declaration, the Brotherhood initiated a secret war plan much earlier, discovered by accident in 2004, hidden in a Muslim activist’s home during a warranted search.

Written in 1991, the plan lays out a strategy for bringing Sharia law to America through “civilization jihad” – as part of a global effort.

The plan mandates Brotherhood members “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. … [W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions,’ the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”

The last sentence is a call to “walk softly and carry a big stick” – i.e., appear tolerant to non-believers while hiding your intolerance for them.

Civilization jihad – as opposed to Islam’s “violent jihad” – involves using America’s own laws and political correctness against us. Accordingly, it is “by its nature and design a more subtle, but truly more dangerous threat in the long run … (aiming) to transform a society from within so it can eventually be brought under Islamic law.”

The first step is to establish “Islamic centers, mosques, communities, and front group organizations. …” which explains why so many U.S. mosques are funded by foreign sources. “Today, it has been estimated that 80 percent of American mosques are under Wahhabi influence, described by both scholars and U.S. officials as a radical, violent philosophical platform used by terrorists and their supporters to justify violence against Christians, Jews and other ‘non-believers.’”

Civilization jihad works methodically. Sharia becomes the camel seeking to nudge its nose under the U.S. jurisprudence tent. A 2011 study found 27 cases in 23 states where Sharia was applied to reach a resolution, suggesting the camel is well inside the tent.

The Brotherhood’s plan also calls for using front companies/groups to conduct civilization jihad. This has led, for example, to establishing Muslim Student Association chapters on college campuses, promoting pro-Islam and anti-U.S. propaganda. While the Association is deemed “moderate,” a terrorism investigative project determined “under this moderate veneer … (it) advances a different agenda among impressionable college students … disseminat(ing) and promot(ing) militant Islamic ideologies on college and university campuses throughout North America.” Its leadership, under the likes of convicted terrorist financier Abdulrahman Alamoudi, should raise questions about such moderation.
Another Brotherhood front group – the Muslim Public Affairs Council – has publicly supported foreign terrorist organizations recognized by the U.S., such as Hezbollah and Hamas. It also seeks to convert prison inmates to radical Islam. Meanwhile, endeavoring to play the victim card whenever Muslims are convicted of terrorist activity, the Council’s leadership claimed Alamoudi’s conviction was the result of a “witch hunt.”
Former FBI agent John Guandolo investigated several Brotherhood-related terror cases after 9/11, observing, “The most prominent Islamic organizations in the United States are all controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.”
As Brotherhood members establish influence through civilization jihad, the brass ring for them is wielding influence within the U.S. government. This effort “accelerated dramatically” under Obama. (Ironically, Obama maintained a list of Muslims for top positions simply based on their religion, although religion should never be a factor.)
The Brotherhood’s penetration of the Oval Office almost became reality as Hillary Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin had served as a Council Executive Board member at George Washington University. It would be difficult to believe Abedin has shrugged off such influence since her mother, Pakistani-born Saleha Mahmood Abedin, not only remains “a leading member of the women’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Sisterhood” but is closely associated with Abdullah Omar Naseef “who played an integral role in both al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. …”
The Brotherhood optimistically estimated its plan would take 30 years to implement. They are at 25 years and counting. The question now is can Trump reverse the damage done?

11/15/16 Former Egyptian President Morsi’s death sentence overturned.
Egyptian court overturns death sentence of Mohammed Morsi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest court, has overturned the death penalty to which former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and five other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced for their roles in organizing a mass prison break in 2011.

The prison break at Wadi Natroun prison occurred during the uprising against Hosni Mubarak’s decades-long rule over Egypt. Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, was elected president in 2012 after Mubarak resigned, but he was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year of chaotic rule.

Morsi and more than 100 other people, including many members of the Brotherhood, were sentenced to death in 2015 for their roles in the prison break, in which prison guards were kidnapped and murdered.

The Court of Cassation ordered that Morsi and the five Brotherhood leaders be retried and overturned the life sentences of 21 other Brotherhood members.

It was not clear why the death sentences were overturned.

Morsi is serving a separate life sentence for conspiring to commit terrorist acts with foreign organizations and further sentences of 40 and 20 years in prison for leaking state secrets to Qatar and for the unlawful detention and torture of protesters.

11/04/16 Officially, the government in Egypt says it has nothing to do with the coming election of an American president.
But statements published in Egyptian media indicate significant support for GOP candidate Donald Trump, because of the likelihood the Muslim Brotherhood will increase in influence if Hillary Clinton is elected.
Wrote Rania Hefny, a columnist in Al-Ahram: “The foreign policy of the candidate with the highest chance of winning the presidential election, Hillary Clinton, will be far more inflexible than Obama’s. She believes that the world’s problems will be solved more quickly if the U.S. is involved in the solution. [If she is elected,] Libya and Iraq are expected to return to square one. Clinton’s leadership of the American political arena will arouse the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization and the statelet Qatar, as well as ISIS – in whose creation she participated – and the focus will be on exporting the conflict to many kingdoms such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Morocco. Beware, beware, beware.”
She continued: “You would do well to remember that Hillary Clinton supported the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and pushed for the ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq. She helped plan the attack on Libya, and encouraged Obama to bomb Syria without obtaining the support of the [UN] Security Council.”
The comments were spotlighted by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Its report said, “In the lead-up to the U.S. presidential election, it appears that the Egyptian regime under President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi prefers Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton as the next president of the U.S. After Al-Sisi met with both presidential candidates in September 2016, his spokesman, ‘Alaa Youssef, said that Egypt regarded both of them equally and that ‘the [last] word in the U.S. presidential election will be said by the American voters, and we have nothing to do with it.’
The report continued: “However, despite this statement, there are clear indications that the Egyptian administration favors Trump over Clinton, especially in light of what is perceived in Egypt as the latter’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and her disapproval of al-Sisi’s ouster of the Muhammad Morsi regime on June 30, 2013. This preference of the Egyptian regime is reflected in statements by al-Sisi and his associates, as well as in reports and op-eds published in the Egyptian government press.”
9/25/16 On September 20, the parliamentary election were held in Jordan. The majority of mandates of the 130-seat parliament were taken by politicians loyal to the king. According to reports, the Muslim Brotherhood extremist group won 16 seats. The Muslim Brotherhood members have returned to the country’s parliament after years of boycott against the leadership of Jordan.
The Muslim Brotherhood movement is an international religious and political association established in Egypt in 1928 and supported in a number of Arab countries. The association is outlawed in Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
9/18/16 Amman – Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has faced a harsh crackdown this year. In April, Jordanian security forces shut down the offices of the 70-year-old Islamist movement throughout the country and Amman has orchestrated a relentless delegitimization campaign against the Brotherhood, highlighted by King Abdullah II calling the Islamist movement in 2013 a “masonic cult… run by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
7/14/16  A six member panel of experts from the tech industry reviewed the operations of that center and concluded in December that the U.S. government should not be engaged in information operations against the Islamic terror group. The panel said it was concerned that the center lacked credibility in the Muslim world.
Critics contend that allowing foreign states, including Muslim majority countries, to take the lead in counter-terrorism messaging will result in promoting other forms of radical Islam, such as the Saudi variant known as Salafism, or the Egyptian-origin extremism of the Muslim Brotherhood.
President Obama in 2011 signed a secret directive that outlined U.S. policies to support the Muslim Brotherhood as an ideological alternative to al Qaeda, according to a State Department official.
Patrick S. Poole, a counterterrorism expert, criticized the State Department counter-ideology program as ineffective. The Center for Strategic Communications was a “disaster” and may have actually “legitimized terrorism,” he said. Now, the new center has farmed out the mission to foreign states, Poole said.
Stengel described the new counter-ISIS soft power initiative as “partner-driven messaging.”
“Instead of direct messaging to potential ISIL sympathizers, much of our work focuses on supporting and empowering a global network of partners—from NGOs to foreign governments to religious leaders—who can act as more credible messengers to target audiences,” he said.
Under Obama foreign and security policies, Islamic terrorism has evolved from al Qaeda-style extremists conducting mass casualty attacks to more violent and deadly Islamic State-style attacks aimed at seizing and holding territory and then expanding both regional and globally.
7/5/16 Ties between Turkey and Egypt ruptured in 2013 after the military ousted elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a close ally of Erdogan’s AKP government.
Observers had suggested a rapprochement may be on the cards after last week saw Turkey restore ties with Russia and Israel following bitter diplomatic rows, seeking to boost trade and shore up its regional clout.
But Erdogan said Tuesday that a thaw with Egypt’s “oppressive regime” should not be expected any time soon.
“The context with Egypt is different from the approaches undertaken with Russia and Israel,” the Turkish strongman told journalists in comments cited by Dogan news agency.
He stressed that Turkey’s dispute was with Egypt’s government, not its people, and repeated his condemnation of the crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.
“Sentences handed down to Morsi and his friends have been based on fabrications,” he said.
“These people are our brothers, we cannot accept these decisions by an oppressive regime.”
AMMAN – The political arm of Jordan’s original Muslim Brotherhood has announced it is taking part in parliament elections Sept. 20, after boycotting the two previous ballots in 2010 and 2013.
Spokesman Murad Adayleh says the Islamic Action Front’s leadership voted overwhelmingly late Saturday to compete in the elections. He says the IAF, the most organized opposition group in Jordan, will look for partnerships to improve its chances.6/11/16  “This bill is a very big threat to liberty,” she said, in an email to WND. “It has the potential for scary abuse. Not something you want allowed by law.”
Lagemann said the bill has been largely opposed by “mental health advocacy groups because one of its key provisions broadens the criteria for who can be given psychiatric treatment against their will.”
6/6/16 Three Jordanian intelligence officers and two other security personnel were killed in an attack on their security office in a Palestinian refugee camp outside the Jordanian capital, Amman, and one suspect was arrested, officials said on Monday, saying it appeared to be an “individual and isolated act.” A large proportion of Jordan’s more than 7 million people are descended from Palestinian refugees who fled in the aftermath of the creation of Israel in 1948. Western donors and political analysts warn of growing Islamist radicalisation in Jordan’s impoverished refugee camps and in districts within major cities laid low by poverty and a lack of economic opportunities.
Dozens have left the sprawling Baqaa camp, which houses over 100,000 Palestinian refugees, to join Islamist militant groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Jordan’s main political opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood, which commands a large following within the camp, said the attack on Baqaa only served those who sought to sow strife.
“Preserving the stability of Jordan is a religious duty and necessity,” said the statement by the mainstream Islamist party.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the attack was “proof of the criminal behavior of terrorist groups” who act against the tenets of Islam.
6/3/16 At moments of crisis, such as the internal EU debates during the Gaza fighting in 2014, it was France that took the lead in driving through to EU endorsement a position on permanent status that reflected Arab demands on borders, Jerusalem, and the interpretation of UN resolutions. This drive to impose “parameters” is inimical to Israeli interests. However, times change. The regional realities in 2016 have generated a very different relationship between Israel and Egypt. The countries both face the same threats to their security – Iran, IS, and the Muslim Brotherhood – even if the Egyptian order of priorities is the reverse of the Israeli. The level of security cooperation is unprecedented, and President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi has said so explicitly to foreign visitors. However, the true interests of France (and other Europeans) and Egypt (with her regional allies and sponsors) are not necessarily focused, at this stage, on permanent status. They are more interested in a practical mechanism that might engender eventual progress, as well as a sense of movement that will sap energy from the prevailing hostility and reduce the prospect of escalating violence.
Their broader agenda requires that regional and international attention not be diverted by Israeli-Palestinian violence, which always commands intense media coverage and prompts disproportionate emotional reactions. On this point, Jerusalem is in agreement with Paris and Cairo, and is therefore more willing to seek ways to work around their diplomatic positions rather than confront them directly.
5/7/16 n Egyptian court recommended death sentences on Saturday for six co-defendants of Mohammed Morsi but not for the ousted Islamist president in their trial on espionage charges.
The presiding judge in the trial asked the mufti — the country’s official interpreter of Islamic law — to consider death sentences for the six co-defendants, saying the court would convene again on June 18 after the mufti’s response.
It will then pronounce its verdict and sentence for the remaining five defendants, including Morsi, on charges of having supplied Qatar with classified documents.
Qatar was a main backer of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement while he was in power between 2012 and July 2013, when the military overthrew and detained him.
4/22/16,7340,L-4792555,00.html Israeli industrialists meet with their counterparts in Egypt and tour Egyptian factories. Meanwhile, Egyptian opposition parties and the Muslim Brotherhood criticize Egyptian president for ‘normalization’ with Israel. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition party members have attacked Egyptian President Abdul Fatah a-Sisi for trying to create a high level of normalization with Israel. Their indignation began as a result of the Central of Egypt’s decision to allow the foreign exchange of shekels. It’s the first time that the bank has recognized Israeli currency, and even set an exchange rate: 2.19 Egyptian pounds to a shekel.
4/13/16 Islamist organization cries foul, alleging government is attempting to influence upcoming regional elections.
4/11/16 Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan has raised another large obstacle on the road to Turkish-Israeli reconciliation and normal ties. Saudi King Salman, who is visiting Cairo, confided to his host Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi that Erdogan had made it clear that he would not finally repair Ankara’s ties with Israel until Sisi came forward to shake his hand, stopped being hostile and turned a new page in their relations.
In this regard, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Sunday cabinet meeting on April 10, “Peace with Egypt is stronger than ever before, standing firm against very tough challenges to both nations.” He went on to say, “The ties between Egypt and Israel provide an important buttress for the national security of both nations.”
Netanyahu did not itemize those “challenges,” but DEBKAfile’s sources were informed that he was beaming a message to the Saudi king and Turkish president, that Israel had every confidence in its strategic pact with President El-Sisi holding up against attempts by Erdogan to drive a wedge between Cairo and Jerusalem.
His comments were also meant to encourage the Egyptian leader to withstand undue pressure coming from King Salman and extortions by the Turkish president.
On one of the issues clouding relations between Cairo and Riyadh, the king denied wholehearted Saudi support for the El-Sisi’s archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood, ousted from power three years ago in a military coup.
The Israeli question came up in relation to the Egyptian presidential decree ceding ownership to Saudi Arabia of the disputed Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir. These islands are  of high strategic value because they control shipping traffic through the Gulf of Aqaba to and from the Israeli port of Eilat and the Jordanian port of Aqaba.
3/21/16 The London-based Arab daily A Sharq al-Awsat reported Monday that Hamas’ Public Works Department started removing images of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Hamas has also removed a major banner which was hung in central Gaza over the past few years. The banner contained the images of the current and previous emirs of Qatar, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and two of Hamas’ senior leaders, Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal, with the caption: “Jerusalem waits for the men.” This move by Hamas comes after Egypt has reportedly demanded that the Palestinian Islamist group cut its ties with the Brotherhood and show no presence in Sinai in exchange for Egypt’s opening of the Rafah border crossing and its undertaking not to flood Hamas’ tunnels.
According to the report, Hamas also decided to remove all Muslim Brotherhood religious slogans from the mosques in the coastal territory.
3/18/16  “The Brotherhood is not, factually speaking, a terrorist group,” said Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam is Reshaping the Modern World.” “The fact that some, especially in Congress, would suggest otherwise is evidence of the low quality of our foreign policy discourse.”
The Muslim Brotherhood, founded by Hassan al-Banna in 1928, is an Egyptian Islamist organization dedicated to instilling Islamic law—that is, Sharia—based on the teachings of the Quran and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.
Whereas terrorism requires violent acts against civilians intended to cause fear for a political purpose, Islamism is the belief that spheres of life should be run according to Islamic values, including governance.
John Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown University, said the Muslim Brotherhood never responded with violence to significant repression and arrest under Hosni Mubarak’s regime from 1981 to 2011. Its track record has been to function as a social organization and, when permitted, as a political organization that participates in elections, he said.
While the Brotherhood itself renounces violence, its Islamist ideology has spawned various militant Islamist offshoots, including al-Jihad in Egypt, whose members assassinated then-president Anwar Sadat in 1981, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, whose charter seeks the destruction of the State of Israel.
“As Americans it’s understandable that some would be uncomfortable with some of what the Brotherhood believes when it comes to the role of religion in public life, their conservative social policy, their positions on gender issues and so on,” Hamid said. “But to say that a group is bad, if that’s what you think, and to say that a group is a terrorist group are two completely different things.”
It’s a distinction that has come into play during the current presidential campaign.
2/16/16 Jordan’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood formally cuts ties with the main branch based in Egypt. The Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood was designated by the kingdom as a terrorist group in December of 2014 and one of its top memberswas later charged with “souring ties with a foreign country” by criticizing the United Arab Emirates (UAE).\ Compared with the tough crackdowns on Islamist groups in Egypt and Gulf countries, Jordanian authorities have been relatively tolerant of the Brotherhood’s presence.
Jordan has, however, arrested several members of the group after they publicly criticized the government for not taking stronger measures to censure Israel after the Gaza war in the summer of 2014.
**1/28/16 TEL AVIV – The Islamic State, Al-Qaida, and the Muslim Brotherhood are preparing for a major confrontation with Western-backed forces in Libya, Syria, and beyond, reported Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.
Speaking during his regular segment on John Batchelor’s popular nighttime radio program, Klein highlighted recent events that he said indicate a looming confrontation between Shiite and Sunni-armed forces.
Klein pointed to a recent report at Breitbart Jerusalem indicting the Libyan branches of the Islamic State, Al-Qaida, and the Muslim Brotherhood are in discussions to complete a “mega merger” in the country.
1/12/16 Senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood and his sons arrested on suspicion of involvement in attack on the Three Pyramids Hotel. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has been blacklisted as a terrorist organization ever since its president, Mohammed Morsi, was ousted in July of 2013 by the army.
12/17/15 Hamas is a direct offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which until 1987, ran its activities through the Muslim Association founded in the mid-1970s and headed by Sheikh Ahmad Yassin.
It was the 1987 intifada  that led the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Gaza Strip to embark “upon a direct and violent confrontation with Israel,” as explained in detail by Anat Kurz and Nahman Tal in a 1977 article for the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies titled, “Hamas: Radical Islam in a National Struggle.”
“The operational turn was marked by an organizational change – the establishment of Hamas,” they wrote.
While all Islamist movements, including Islamic State and al-Qaida, are offshoots from the more pragmatic Muslim Brotherhood, they have no patience and use violence to seek immediate results to achieve their goal.
Despite some shared goals between Salafists jihadists and Hamas, such as wanting to establish a caliphate to rule the world, they go about it in different ways.
Islamic State, for example, totally rejects the modern concept of nationalism while Hamas, and its mother movement the Muslim Brotherhood, accept the reality in order to build its power base in each state over time.
In addition, “Hamas rejects the Salafi-jihadist concept of declaring Muslims as apostates (takfir), if they fail to follow the strict Salafi interpretation, and the declaration of jihad against irreligious Muslim rulers,” says Prof. Meir Litvak, the director for the Alliance Center of Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University in a journal article, “‘Martyrdom is Life’: Jihad and Martyrdom in the Ideology of Hamas.”
Litvak, an expert on Hamas, told The Jerusalem Post that while Hamas and Islamic State have ideological differences, they have a common enemy now, which is the Egyptian government.
“Hamas needs the Salafi jihadists to break the Egyptian siege on Gaza. The Salafists need Hamas technical know-how to produce short range rockets and other weapons,” he said.
“Hence, they ignore their ideological differences for the time being and cooperate,” concluded Litvak.
Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, told the Post, “Hamas has always been part of the global jihad movement, despite persistent claims that it is a nationalist terrorist group with strictly nationalist aims.”
Hamas and al-Qaida trained together in Sudan during the early 1990s and the two terror groups maintained close ties for more than a decade, said Schanzer, a former terrorism finance analyst at the US Department of the Treasury.
Furthermore, Hamas also cooperates with other Shi’ite terror supporters and is plugged into the Iran-sponsored terror network, he commented.
The Gaza-based group’s “deep ties to Hezbollah have yielded finance and operational gains over the years,” added Schanzer.
“It is further instructive to note that illicit channels of finance are often shared by multiple actors. In this case, Islamic State and Hamas appear to be sharing the same channels for weapons smuggling and perhaps other financial means.”
“In some cases, this is simply a marriage of convenience. In others, it is a deeper strategic cooperation,” continued Schanzer, adding that in the case of these two terror groups, the shared disdain for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government could be an indication of the latter.
11/19/15 The Islamic Movement in Israel was outlawed on Tuesday, and the legal and security opinions cited in the decision reveal just how large the financial scope of the pro-terror organization extends – and who its backers are.
The radical group receives between 50 to 60 million shekels ($12.8-15.4 million) annually from the Muslim Brotherhood and its Gazan offshoot Hamas, reports Channel 10 on Wednesday night.
11/18/15 The Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, which is the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, wants nothing less than to see a “righteous Islamic caliphate” rise out of the ruins of the state of Israel.
Next to Khatib happened to be standing, ironically enough, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas, two MKs from the Balad party — a secular Arab nationalistic movement. The Islamic State, Hamas, and the other jihadist movements have already taught us what will happen in such a “righteous” Islamic caliphate: Hanin Zoabi will go underground, if she isn’t caught before that and sentenced to death for being a woman who does not obey the laws of Islam. Ghattas, as a Christian, will meet an even worse fate: He will be crucified. So what were these two doing next to the caliph’s second in command? In the fight against the Jewish state, the enemy of my enemy is an ally.
10/29/15 “You are offending 1.5 billion Muslims when you are talking about the Masjid Al Aqsa…and we have raised the flag before,” said Al Attiya, who warned that the current unrest is a “third intifada” that could become “the worst intifada” yet.
“The people who went to the street… [were] born after the Oslo Treaty and they saw there is no hope,” he claimed.
This is not the first time that the Qatari minister, whose country is known for its ties and support for the Muslim Brotherhood and for Hamas, has attacked Israel.
In August, Al Attiya blasted Israeli “occupation” when discussing the crises in the Middle East, claiming that “the Middle East is suffering from the failures of the peace process due to the Israeli occupation” of Palestinian land.
Al-Attiya accused Israel of “intransigence” in dealing with the Palestinians and said it must end its “illegal blockade of Gaza”.
There were reports several months ago that Qatar halted its financial support for Hamas in order to push the group to change its policy againstEgypt, which Qatar had just reconciled with.
Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said, however, that the report was completely untrue.
9/29/15 With countries around it collapsing and struggling to maintain law and order, Israel now has a window of opportunity. In the foreseeable future, despite the danger of a rise in terrorism, no Arab country poses an existential threat to Israel. That is why the government can permit itself to take the initiative from a position of strength with the aim of seriously examining the possibility of compromise. It can act out of a deep belief that Netanyahu has the obligation to present the youth of this region – Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians – with hope for a better future, without blood, sweat, and tears. With whom can he do this?
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is the Egyptian people’s special gift to the State of Israel. We are talking about a worthy leader who projects strength, confidence, and authority. He is devoting all of his energies toward bolstering Egypt’s economy and infrastructure as evidenced by the new Suez Canal project as well as the discovery of natural gas reserves.
Sisi is also committed to waging an uncompromising war against Islamic terrorism, which has dealt a lethal blow to Egypt’s tourism industry, and he has been level-headed in opposing Iran and its interests in the region.
The Hamas leadership can only dream of the days when it was Mohammad Morsi who occupied the president’s seat. It’s safe to assume that the Palestinian Islamists in Gaza would gladly welcome back Hosni Mubarak and Omar Suleiman, who allowed Hamas to blossom with the aim of maintaining a counterweight against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sisi has turned his back on Hamas. By flooding the tunnels under the Gaza-Sinai border, he has dented the organizations capacity to smuggle weapons to and from the Strip.
During Operation Protective Edge, Israel, in concert with Kerry, acted wisely and responsibly when they enabled Sisi to solidify his hold on the presidency. It is in Israel’s vested interests that Egypt grow stronger, not just as a party to the peace treaty, but also in its struggle against terrorism and Iran’s nuclearization.
On this Succot holiday, as Netanyahu reflects on Israel’s situation from the confines of his home on Balfour Street in Jerusalem or his private residence in Caesarea, not only will he have to eventually deal with Russia’s return to the Middle East as well as with his planned meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington, but he will also have to contend with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ dramatic speech before the UN General Assembly.
Aside from Shimon Peres, Netanyahu is the longest-serving and most capable statesman that Israel has to offer. In addition to the fears that he carries with him, he also has a wealth of experience from which to draw. It seems to me that Netanyahu can find in Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah two worthy partners for renewing and advancing a diplomatic process that can eventually yield an end to the conflict.
If Netanyahu presents his remarks to the UN after meeting with Sisi and Abdullah, coordinating with them his future plans, he can restore Israel to its rightful place on the international stage. It may not be a light unto the nations, but at least it would be going in the right direction.
8/6/15 Israel, Haaretz, Israel Hayom and Yedioth Ahronoth, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt.
Obama “has misread the international map since he entered the White House,” Bismuth writes. “Need we remind the president that they [Obama and Netanyahu] were divided about the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring? And who was right then, Mr. President?”

“Obama wanted to teach us a history lesson yesterday. We rather enjoyed his references to Kennedy and Reagan. Obama just forgot one fundamental fact that makes all the difference between the former Soviet Union and Iran: the religious element, the Islamist radicalism, and the whole question about the rationality of the Shiite revolutionary regime of Iran,” he writes.
7/5/15 In a new message released Friday, July 3, a number of radical Islamist leaders, including the ISIS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, told their followers that the destruction of Egypt’s national monuments, such as the pyramids and the sphinx, was a “religious duty” that must be carried out by those who worship Islam, as “idolatry is strictly banned in the religion.”
This message has sharply ratcheted up the jihadist element of ISIS military confrontation with Egypt to a higher, more inflammatory level.
7/3/15 In response to a raid by Egyptian security forces on Wednesday that killed nine men, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders, the organization called for the public to “rise in revolt to defend your homeland” in response to the killing in “cold blood.”
“While the youth who support the Islamist movement want to see a direct, even violent confrontation with Egypt’s army and police, the older generation believes that in order to survive, the movement needs to compromise, and keep a level head for the years to come,” wrote Maged Atef in an article in BuzzFeed this week. Pro-Hezbollah and Iranian state-run media outlets have been claiming Hezbollah has achieved lightning victories over opposition forces in Zabadani, though Al Arabiya and other Arab news outlets say the group has met stubborn resistance from opposition forces, slowing or even halting the Lebanese group’s advance.
7/2/15 Members of the Muslim Brotherhood have called for a revolt against Egypt’ President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, claiming that the President “Rules with cold blood.”
The activists nicknamed the President, “the butcher,” and called to the public to “Step outside, rebel and defend your state, your selves and your children.”
7/2/15 Throughout the night, the echoes of explosions from the Egyptian airstrikes on various targets in the northern Sinai Peninsula could be heard on the Israeli side of the border. From the moment it began fighting back Wednesday, the Egyptian army, as is its wont, has not hesitated to use all the means at its disposal. After Wednesday morning’s multi-tiered attack in Sheikh Zuweid, the aggressiveness of its military response is likely to outstrip that of any previous operation. Anything that moves in the coming days in Egypt’s Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid, and El-Arish areas will likely become a target of Egypt’s F-16s and Apache helicopters, in part in a bid to protect its ground forces from danger. Right now, the Islamic State fighters and Muslim Brotherhood fighters are likely rubbing their hands together gleefully, despite the rivalry between them.  Cairo has already begun to punish the Islamic State for Wednesday’s massive assault; Hamas, which may have supplied anti-aircraft weapons to the militants, may not be immune either. It began Wednesday when the Egyptian army assassinated nine Muslim Brotherhood officials, including a former parliament member who, Egypt claims, was involved in attacks.
And it will continue with the executions of mid-level members of the organization who have received death sentences. And of course, heavy airstrikes on populated areas in Sinai. It can be said definitively that some of the Bedouin tribes and residents of north Sinai are collaborating with terrorists, and the army will retaliate.
Hamas will also pay a price. Only a few days ago, Egypt opened the Rafah crossing, in part due to the improvement of the security situation in Sinai. This will soon end. The army knows that some senior officials of the Hamas military wing, who operate without the approval of its political wing, are collaborating with the Islamic State in Sinai, mostly for financial renumeration.
According to an Egyptian source, some 200 militants took part in the attack, utilizing a large number of anti-aircraft weapons in the first hours, which necessitated the use of F-16 fighter jets instead of Apache helicopters as the Egyptians responded.
But the heaviest price will be paid by Islamic State operatives in the Sinai, who carried out the brazen attack.
The terror operation carried out by the group (known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis up until a few months ago) on Wednesday morning was exceptional compared to previous attacks in the area.
5/24/15 With Erdogan’s rhetoric coming unhinged, Richardson says the Turkish government led by him and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has essentially become the Turkish wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The old form of moderate Turkish Islam has been defeated,” he said. “They have become the leaders of the Turkish branch of Muslim Brotherhood, and now that the rhetoric coming out of the leaders of the regime is increasingly becoming identical to the inflammatory statements coming out of Iran and even al-Qaida,” Richardson said. “This is more than just political rhetoric (by Erdogan). We have to remember that the Ottoman Turks controlled Jerusalem for close to 500 years, and there really is this increasing return of the Ottoman aspirations to control the region once again,” he said. “And that means not only Jerusalem but also Mecca and Medina. They’re pretending to form an alliance with Saudi Arabia against Iran and its nuclear program, but Turkey and Saudi Arabia don’t like each other at all. Much of the Islamic world thinks that the Saudi government is just a creation of Western powers. And the whole monarchy thing has no basis in Islamic law.”

The geopolitical landscape as described in the last days by the Hebrew prophets is coming into focus like never before, Richardson said.

“The prophets Joel, Zachariah and Ezekiel all described the surrounded nations gathering together against Jerusalem in the last days,” he said. “Five years ago, it was inconceivable to think the president of Turkey would be talking about the need for the Turks to regain control of Jerusalem.”
“Khalifat (Caliph) literally is one who rules the world and now Erdogan wants to fulfill Zechariah 12 and 14 where Jerusalem becomes the ‘cup of trembling’ to ‘all surrounding nations’ when they storm against Jerusalem to annihilate all Israel.”

3/1/15  Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and Tayyip Erdogan, presidents of Egypt and Turkey, landed separately in Riyadh Sunday for talks with the new Saudi King Salman. Their arrival prompted rumors around Gulf capitals about Salman’s intention to bring the two rival rulers together to fom a possible Saudi-led Sunni bloc with Egypt and Turkey.  Sources in Cairo and Ankara denied these rumors. El Sisi is at daggers drawn with Erdogan over the latter’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood which is fighting to topple the Sisi regime. According to DEBKAfile’s sources, the Egyptian president will lobby the Saudi monarch for a new pan-Arab army to battle ISIS and Al Qaeda’s Arabian affiliate AQAP. Salman has good relations with the Turkish president,  unlike his predecessor King Abdullah.

Maj.Gen. (Res) Ya’acov  Amidror former Dir of Is Natl Sec Council

Honorable. Thomas  Donilon (worked for Obama)

Substance, duration, time, eyes on Iran. Geo-Politics,

SB Monitoring vs dismanteling  constraints on Iran, intensive insp and verification,

Sanaa, Baghdad, xx, xx

Iran believes Islam is the solution

Hezbullah an extension of Iran

1/31/15 Hamas’s armed wing the Qassam Brigades as a terrorist organization. Hamas’ parent, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood aiding and abetting the large-scale quadruple assault staged Friday by the ISIS wing Ansar Bait al-Maqdis on Sinai towns next door to the Gaza Strip.
1/5/15  Coinciding with the news of the impending changeover, three Saudi guards, including Gen. Odah al-Balawi, commander of the northern border guard, were killed Monday, Jan. 5, by ISIS terrorists, two wearing bomb belts, who were attempting to infiltrate the kingdom. The attackers, apparently armed with intelligence on the general’s movements, caught him in ambush. Four attackers were killed in the clash, two by suicide. This incident underlined one of the dangers besetting the oil kingdom, the Islamic State and its advantage of local tactical intelligence. Riyadh has been watching Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons with extreme alarm and no faith at all in US-led international diplomacy to contain its plans. The Saudis see Tehran as a regional menace which is in the process of trampling their closest neighbors by means of allies and surrogates – Syrian ruler Bashar Assad, to the north; Hizballah in Lebanon and the Huthis of Yemen to the south.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has not only invaded Iraq and Syria but is also eyeing Saudi Arabia. Seen from Riyadh, the oil kingdom is beleaguered at every hand. Since the “Arab Spring”, the Saudis have regarded the Muslim Brotherhood and its Palestinian offspring, Hamas, as enemies. One of Abdullah’s key innovations, in addition to the small steps he introduced toward improving the status of women, was the transparency of the monarch’s state of health. This openness was unheard off in previous reigns. His abdication, when it takes place, will also break with tradition. Former kings relinquished the throne only when they died.
12/27/14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders have exited Doha and made arrangements to establish residence and a new center of operations in London, U.K.

12/06/14  The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rulers meet in the Qatari capital of Doha next week amid high suspense across the Arab world. Its agenda is topped by moves to finally unravel the 2010 Arab Spring policy championed by US President Barack Obama, moves that also bear the imprint of extensive cooperation maintained on the quiet between Israel and key Arab rulers. Another is to root out the Muslim Brotherhood by inducing their champion, the young Qatari ruler, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to drop his government’s support.
DEBKAfile reports that the Doha parley is designed to restore Egypt under the rule of President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi to the lead role it occupied before the decline of Hosni Mubarak.

12/04/14  over the decades ahead, fierce Muslim warriors will profoundly alter the world order once more.

Turkish policies have been aiding and abetting Jabhat al Nusra, an al Qaeda affiliate; the Islamic State, which has turned large swaths of Syria and Iraq into killing fields; the Islamic Republic of Iran, still ranked by the US government as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism and well on its way to becoming nuclear-armed; and the Muslim Brotherhood, including Hamas, the group’s Palestinian branch.

Today, as detailed in a new report by Jonathan Schanzer and Merve Tahiroglu, my colleagues at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Erdogan is refusing to allow the American-led coalition formed in August to launch strikes against the Islamic State from Turkish soil.

Troubling, too, is the rhetoric we’ve been hearing from Turkish leaders. Fikri Isik, Turkey’s Science, Industry and Technology Minister, claimed last week that it was Muslim scientists who first discovered that the earth is round. Two weeks earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that Muslim sailors reached the Americas three hundred years before Columbus – only to find that well-established Muslims in Cuba had built a beautiful mosque.

Just three years ago, President Obama listed Mr. Erdogan as one of five world leaders with whom he had especially close personal ties. He regarded the Turkish leader as a moderate, his interpreter of – and bridge to — the tumultuous and confusing Islamic world.

The FDD report cites numerous sources alleging that Turkey also has given assistance to al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al Nusra. To be fair: The Turkish government, like the Obama administration, seeks the fall of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, satrap of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A Turkish official is quoted as saying that Nusra fighters are essential to that effort, adding: “After Assad is gone, we know how to deal with these extremist groups.”

Do they? Hamas is an extremist group and one of its top leaders, Saleh al-Arouri, has been permitted to set up his headquarters in Turkey.

To understand what Turkey has become, it helps to know a little about what Turkey used to be. Istanbul was once Constantinople, a Christian capital of the ancient world. In 1453, it fell to the fierce armies of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic caliphate. Islam’s political and religious leaders soon established the Sublime Porte, the central government of their growing imperial realm.

Almost 500 years later, in the aftermath of World War I, the empire collapsed and the caliphate was dissolved. Modern Turkey arose from the ashes thanks to the leadership of Mustafa Kamal Atatürk, a visionary general who believed that progress and prosperity could be achieved only by separating mosque and state. His goal was to make Turkey a nation — one as modern and powerful as any in Europe.

over the decades ahead, fierce Muslim warriors will profoundly alter the world order once more.

11/15/14  as formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood and local affiliates as terrorist groups, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday citing a cabinet decree.
The Gulf Arab state has also designated Nusra Front and the Islamic State, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Bashar Assad, as terrorist organizations, along with other Shi’ite militant groups such as the Houthi movement in Yemen.
Saturday’s move echoes a similar move by Saudi Arabia in March and could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row with fellow Gulf monarchies. 

Ten U.S. Islamic organizations have come together to form a new umbrella group to serve as a “representative voice” for American Muslims, and one of their first tasks will be to carry out a census of the community.

Other focus areas for the new U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), according to speakers at the body’s launch in Washington on Wednesday, include enhancing Muslim political engagement and participation in forthcoming elections, civil rights issues, combating “Islamophobia” and having an impact on U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

Participating organizations include high-profile groups that have been dogged by controversy, such as the Muslim American Society (MAS), founded by Muslim Brotherhood members, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was named by the Justice Department in 2007 as “unindicted co-conspirators” in its case against the Holy Land Foundation in Texas, subsequently found guilty of raising money for Hamas.

“The new national council’s first priority will be to build on Muslim citizenship rights by conducting a census of American Muslims to create a database that will be used to enhance civic and political participation in upcoming elections,” USCMO said in a statement.

CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, a participant at the launch, said that Muslim organizations in 2011 had come up with a “guesstimate” of seven to eight million Muslims in the United States.

“Opponents of the Muslim community shot down the number for political reasons, to two-and-a-half, two million, and sometimes people even said half a million,” he said.

The aim of the census project would be to determine a clear idea of the number and distribution of American Muslims, by 2016.

“Muslim voters can be swing voters in key elections, especially in 2016, and we are aiming at that election to bring a more visible participation from the Muslim community,” Awad said.


Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Official: Necessary to Annihilate Israel


from Daily News Alert from Israel – COP/JCPA

(Fars-Iran) A senior member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, former spokesman Kamal al-Halbawi, told Iran’s Fars news agency, “The Egyptian nation supports and welcomes Iran’s anti-Zionist stance.” “Both nations underline the necessity for Muslim nations to maintain solidarity and unity to annihilate this cancerous tumor (Israel).”



8/26/13 Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. Iran is pro-Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Brotherhood!


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