COMMENT: Having gained 45 % of the seats in the new Egyptian parliament, the Muslim Brotherhood has now maneuvered the secretary general of its Freedom and Justice Party into the position of house speaker.
Portrayed as “moderate,” the Brotherhood is, of course, nothing of the sort. Allied with the Axis in World War II, the organization is a doctrinaire fascist organization that has been preserved through the decades because its pro-corporatist, anti-communist stance has made it useful to Western intelligence services during the Cold War and its aftermath.
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Disturbing in, and of, itself, the ascension of the Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East in the wake of the “Arab Spring,” this development is all the more alarming because it appears to be an outgrowth of an operation begun by the Bush/GOP faction of the CIA and State Department and carried forward by the Obama administration.
EXCERPT: Top parties in Egypt’s incoming parliament have agreed to select an Islamist politician as house speaker for the first time in decades, party leaders said Monday. The Muslim Brotherhood, the big winner in the first election since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak last February, said it joined several other parties in backing Saad el-Katatni, the secretary-general of the Brotherhood’s own party.