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FTR #737 Taqqiya Sunrise, Part II: Turkish Taffy (More on the Rolling Coups in the Middle East)

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Achmed Huber: Liaison between Muslim Brotherhood and Western fascists

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Introduction: Continuing analysis of the uprisings in the Middle East and related, domestic political developments, the broadcast synopsizes major points of this complex, ongoing series of events.

The title refers to the candy called Turkish Taffy. A sugared confection, it might be said to resemble the deliberately-sweetened version of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Turkish AK Party.

The latter’s much-ballyhooed “moderation” is said to be the projected political stance of the newly resuscitated Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, as well as the reason why we should not fear that organization’s ascent.

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Le Pen: A "Moderate" like any other

In fact, the political underpinnings of the AK Party are inextricably linked with a fascist milieu cementing the Islamic fascists of the Brotherhood with Euro-fascists such as Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Major elements of the analysis in this complex series include:

Program Highlights Include: The PORA movement’s reliance on Sharp’s theories to aid Mr. Yuschenko in  the Ukraine; PORA’s subsequent disillusionment [24] with  Yuschenko, whose regime appears to have been little more than a cat’s paw for the Ukrainian fascists of the OUN/B; The New York Times’ presentation of the Muslim Brotherhood as “moderate;” Hosni Mubarak’s alleged treatment for cancer; review of the GOP’s links [25]to the terror-funding apparatus busted by the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/30/2002; review of the Muslim Brotherhood’s links with Grover Norques [26]t, the Bush administration and Karl Rove; the Turkish AK Party’s links with Achmed Huber and the milieu of the Bank al-Taqwa.

1. Note that the Turkish AK Party is being seen as a role model for “moderate” Islamist parties poised to assume a portion of power in Egypt and elsewhere throughout the Middle East. We begin by looking at a German Islamist group affiliated with the Refah Party (the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood). The program highlights connections between that party and the AK party currently governing Turkey.

“Milli Gorus, Germany’s largest Islamic association, recently gained the official support of the Turkish government, despite being watched by German intelligence services due to alleged extremist leanings. On April 19, Turkey’s religious-conservative government ordered its embassies to offer the Islamische Gemeinschaft Milli Gorus (IGMG) their support. The group, formed in 1985 in Cologne to support Turkish nationalism and oppose the separation of state and religion, has long been criticized by German officials as being anti-Semitic and against liberal Western values.”

(“Turkey Offers Support for Controversial Islamic Group”; Deutsche Welle; 4/23/2003; p. 1.)

2. More on the relationship between Milli Gorus and the “moderate” AK party.

“Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Saturday refused to discuss his specific directions to diplomats regarding Milli Gorus, saying only the government ‘has for some time tried to strengthen the ties between our country and our citizens overseas.’ The decision comes only two weeks after an agreement between Germany and Turkey on combating organized crime incensed many members of Turkey’s ruling AK party because it included Milli Gorus with groups like the Kurdish terrorist outfit PKK. Since many Ak members have ties to Islamic religious groups, Gul was compelled to say he did not consider Milli Gorus a terror organization.”

(Idem.)

3. The AK party appears to be little more than a “moderate” reworking of the Refah party, which is little more than a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. Erbakan of the Refah was the mentor of Erdogan, who presides over the “moderate” AK party.

“Some observers say the attempt to reform its public image could be at least partly linked to the rise of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AK party. Coming to power in a landslide victory last year, Erdogan styles his party as a modern conservative group based on Muslim values. He has distanced himself from former mentor Necmettin Erbakan, who founded the Islamic-influenced Welfare Party. Erbakan’s nephew, Mehmet Sabri Erbakan, was IGMG chairman until he left office after allegedly having an extra-marital affair.”

(Ibid.; p. 2.)

[27]4. Fleshing out discussion of Necmettin Erbakan, his Refah party and the Muslim Brotherhood, the program highlights Erbakan’s relationship with Ahmed Huber and the manner in which that relationship precipitated Huber’s ascension to his position as a director of Al Taqwa.

Closely associated with the AK Party’s predecessor Refah organization, Huber’s concept of “moderation” might be gleaned from the photographs of some of the “moderates” he admires.

Speaking of the décor of Huber’s residence:

“A second photograph, in which Hitler is talking with Himmler, hangs next to those of Necmettin Erbakan and Jean-Marie Le Pen [leader of the fascist National Front]. Erbakan, head of the Turkish Islamist party, Refah, turned to Achmed Huber for an introduction to the chief of the French party of the far right. Exiting from the meeting (which took place in September 1995) Huber’s two friends supposedly stated that they ‘share the same view of the world’ and expressed ‘their common desire to work together to remove the last racist obstacles that still prevent the union of the Islamist movement with the national right of Europe.’”

(Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copyright 2000 [SC]; Algora Publishing; ISBN 1-892941-06-6; p. 142.) [28]

5. Note that Erbakan, Huber et al are part of an international  fascist milieu.

“Lastly, above the desk is displayed a poster of the imam Khomeini; the meeting ‘changed my life,’ Huber says, with stars in his eyes. For years, after the Federal Palace in Bern, Ahmed Huber published a European press review for the Iranian leaders, then for the Turkish Refah. Since the former lacked financial means, Huber chose to put his efforts to the service of the latter. An outpost of the Turkish Muslim Brothers, Refah thus became Huber’s principal employer; and it was through the intermediary of the Turkish Islamist party that this former parliamentary correspondent became a shareholder in the bank Al Taqwa.”

(Idem.)

6. The Turkish AKP Party (touted as a role model for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood) has a strong economic relationship with Germany and other European economic players.

. . . . The focus is on two particular aspects of Turkish policy. The first is that over the past few years, political Islam in Turkey has proven to be very cooperative with the EU. This is due to the economic rise of the conservative sectors of the Anatolian hinterland, which is organized within the Adelet ve Kalkinma Partisi (AKP), the party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ruling party in Ankara since 2002. The AKP has a clearly Islamic orientation. The Anatolian enterprises forming the backbone of the party have close economic ties in EU countries. It is on this basis that the AKP has established intensive ties to Western Europe, and incorporated into its brand of political Islam a reorientation favorable to the EU. (german-foreign-policy.com reported.[2]) The party has since stood as a model for the possibility of Islamism having a pro-western character. In fact, over the past few years, several North African Islamic forces – including sectors of the influential Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood – have been orienting themselves on the AKP. According to a recent study, co-financed by the SPD-affiliated Friedrich Ebert Foundation, nearly two-thirds of the populations in seven Arab nations, including Egypt, would be in favor of their countries’ adopting the Turkish model.[3] A pro-western orientation of the Muslim Brotherhood, implicit in such a model, would be appreciated in western capitals. . . .

“The Turkish Model”; german-foreign-policy.com; 2/18/2011. [29]

7.After reviewing information about Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Talat Othman and their links to the Muslim Brotherhood  and the terror-funding [25] apparatus busted by the Operation Green Quest raids  of 3/20/2002, the program synopsizes the genesis of the GOP/Brotherhood/terror-funding relationship.

Once again, it is to be  noted that conservatives appear to be the only ones who will criticize the GOP/Brotherhood/terrorist link.

. . . In 1998 [Abdurahman Alamoudi] provided at least $20,000  in checks enabling Republican activist Grover Norqauist toestablish what would become a Muslim Brotherhood front organization targeted at penetrating GOP circles and the presidential campaign of then-Governor George W. Bush. The new entity was called the Islamic Free Market Institute (better known at the Islamic Insitute or II). Alamoudi also detailed his long-time deputy, Khaled Saffuri, to serve as II’s first executive director,with Norquist as the Chairman of the Board.

As a result of these connections, Alamoudi was among a group of Muslim Brotherhood operatives who were invited on May 1, 2000, to meet with Bush in Texas governor’s mansion. Saffuri was designated the Bush campaign’s Muslim outreach  coordinator and Norquist assisted another prominent Ikhwan operative, Sami al-Arian, to obtain a commitment from candidate
Bush that, if elected, he would prohibit the use of classified intelligence evidence in deportation proceedings against foreigners suspected of terrorist ties. This was a priority for al-Arian since his brother-in-law was being held at the time by federal immigration authorities on the basis of such evidence.

After the election, a member of the Islamic Institute’s board of directors with myriad and longstanding connections to other Muslim Brotherhood organizations, Suhail Khan, was appointed to be the gatekeeper for the Muslim community in the White House Office of Public Liaison. [The below-mentioned Ykaterina Chumachenko was deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison under Ronald Reagan!–D.E.] Such relationships and placements afforded the  Ikhwan unprecedented opportunities for influence operations against the U.S. government, especially after 9/11.

Unfortunately for Alamoudi, his own ability directly to exploit such opportunities had by that time been irreparably damaged by his appearance at an anti-Israel rally outside th White Hosue in October 2000. On that occasion, he carelessly gave the game away, when he  declared on video: ‘I have been labeled as being a supporter of Hamas. Anybody supporters of Hamas here? [Roars of approval from the crowd.] We are all supporters of Hamas. [more roars.] I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah. [More roars.]

Then, in 2003, Alamoudi was arrested at Heathrow Airport (UK) on his way back from Libya with $340.000 in cash given to him by Libyan President Muammar Kaddafi for jihad. The money was to be used to kill Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Alamoudi was extradited to the United States where, in the Eastern District of Virginia, he pled guilty to and was convicted of terrorism-related charges. He was proven to be a senior al Qaeda financier, who moved at least $1 million dollars to the terrorist organization. . . .

Sharia: The Threat to America [“Team B”]; Center for Security Policy Press [SC]; Copyright 2010 Center for Security Policy; ISBN 978-0-9822947-6-5; pp. 128-129. [26]

8. After reviewing information about nonviolent theoretician Gene Sharp, the program notes that the PORA movement in the Ukraine was one of the institutions that took their cues from Sharp’s writings [14]. Initially a big supporter of Vladimir Yuschenko, PORA turned against him.

As noted in FTR #529 [30], Yuschenko married the former Ykaterina Chumachenko, the point person for the OUN/B. Later, Yuschenko named Bandera [31] a hero of the Ukraine.

One wonders if the Pirate Bay/Pirate Party/Anonymous milieu will turn out to be similarly, cynically manipulated in the case of the Piggy-Back Coup in the Middle East. Youthful idealists, that milieu may well have helped install the fascist Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt and  elsewhere in the Middle East.

PORA, the non-governmental organization that played a decisive role in Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, has adopted a highly critical stance towards the ten-point memorandum signed last week by President Viktor Yushchenko and the leader of the Party of Regions, former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych. . . .

“Is PORA Turning Against Yuschenko”; The Kiev Ukraine News Blog; 9/24/2005. [24]

9. In our discussion with Fara Mansoor [10], we examined his contention that U.S. intelligence had learned that the Shah of Iran had cancer long before it became public and decided to replace that staunch, anti-communist ally with the  Islamic fundamentalists of Khomeini.

Reports out of the Middle East suggest that Mubarak is being treated for cancer. Is one U.S. supported autocrat in that strategic part of the world being replaced by a Muslim Brotherhood dominated coalition?

Speculation that former President Hosni Mubarak [32] had departed Egypt [33] for Saudi Arabia [34] heightened Wednesday with a government-owned newspaper saying that he had gone late last week to a special Saudi military complex at Tabuk for chemotherapy treatment by his usual German doctors. He is suffering from pancreatic and colon cancer, it said.

There was no official confirmation of the report.

“Paper in Egypt Says Mubarak Is at Saudi Site Receiving Care” by Neil Macfarquhar; The New York Times; 3/2/2011. [35]