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Islamofascist Agenda Promoted, Guardian Readers Soothed

Novem­ber 23, 2005

Unless one counts the pro­pa­gan­da piece writ­ten by “a for­mer PLO rep­re­sen­ta­tive” in praise of Yass­er Arafat (“This is a bat­tle over the right to call this con­flict a con­flict between two peo­ples: one that is oppressed, and the oth­er that is deny­ing them their right to be free. Recov­er­ing the true myth of [Arafat] is the key to under­stand­ing who the Pales­tini­ans are, and how they will achieve their free­dom.”), it’s been near­ly an entire month since Guardian com­ment page edi­tor Sea­mus Milne has con­firmed his dhim­mi­tude by mak­ing space avail­able in which apol­o­gists for ter­ror and jihadis for the Caliphate present sani­tised faces to the world.

Per­haps fear­ing a loss of his cov­et­ed dhim­mi sta­tus, which would jeop­ar­dise his very exis­tence in the com­ing Sharia empire — despite his hav­ing done so much to pro­mote it — Mr. Milne glad­ly pro­vides a plat­form to Mus­lim Broth­er­hood vice-pres­i­dent Khairat el-Shatir, in which the lat­ter informs relieved read­ers that “the suc­cess of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood [in the Egypt­ian elec­tions] should not fright­en any­body”. He gives as his rea­son the fact that “we respect the rights of all reli­gious and polit­i­cal groups”.

This asser­tion would undoubt­ed­ly come as a sur­prise to mem­bers of the religious/political group known as “Jew­ish Israelis”, whose right even to sur­vive is dis­missed by Mus­lim Broth­er­hood pres­i­dent Muham­mad Mah­di Oth­man ‘Akef. The Broth­er­hood leader, who has “com­plete faith that Islam will invade Europe and Amer­i­ca”, views Pales­tin­ian “mar­tyr­dom oper­a­tions” as oblig­a­tory, and explic­it­ly sup­ports them:

“Thus, the [Mus­lim Broth­er­hood] move­ment sup­ports mar­tyr­dom oper­a­tions in Pales­tine and Iraq in order to expel the Zion­ists and the Amer­i­cans.”

It does­n’t mat­ter if such oper­a­tions delib­er­ate­ly tar­get civil­ians — as, in the view of the Broth­er­hood, there’s no dis­tinc­tion between Israeli civil­ians and the mil­i­tary:

“In Israel, there should be no [dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion between] a civil­ian and a mem­ber of the mil­i­tary. All are ene­mies of the Arab home­land and of Islam. They are occu­piers and have no right to one hands­breadth of the land of Pales­tine”

It is, on the sur­face, dif­fi­cult to see just how this posi­tion mesh­es with the “respect for all reli­gious and polit­i­cal groups” that Mr. Shatir so elo­quent­ly express­es. Undoubt­ed­ly, how­ev­er, an expla­na­tion suf­fi­cient for Guardian read­ers will soon be forth­com­ing.

Lead­ing Egypt­ian lib­er­al reformer Tarek Heg­gy sheds some light on the aims of the Broth­er­hood — aims which go some­what fur­ther than those declared in the sun­ny Guardian piece (“to trig­ger a renais­sance in Egypt”, as well as to “ener­gise an inclu­sive debate”). Mr. Heg­gy writes [gram­mar as in orig­i­nal, but it makes the point]:

“The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood (MB’s) (estab­lished in Egypt in 1928), is the best orga­nized polit­i­cal force in many Arab coun­tries. It is a rad­i­cal transna­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion which aims to take over the Islam­ic world in order to estab­lish a Caliphate, is the best orga­nized polit­i­cal force in many Arab coun­tries. Such a Caliphate, a reli­gious mil­i­ta­rized state will be the base to wage war against the infi­del West.

“And for our own soci­eties, in the Mid­dle East and Arab world, rule by the MB’s would undoubt­ed­ly result in: less free­dom, increased state-own­er­ship, seg­re­gat­ed class-rooms, as well as the fact that a non-Mus­lim could nev­er become pres­i­dent. It could also very well result in the reim­ple­men­ta­tion of pun­ish­ments such as ston­ing, lash­ing, and cut­ting off the hands of thieves.”

Don’t wor­ry, though — there’ll be lots of “inclu­sive debate”.

In an Octo­ber, 2005 arti­cle pub­lished in the Swiss dai­ly Le Temps (machine trans­la­tion and French text avail­able here), inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Syl­vain Besson describes the dis­cov­ery by Swiss author­i­ties of a 14 page doc­u­ment writ­ten in 1982. The doc­u­ment, known as “The Project”, is an explic­it blue­print for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’s benign goal — that of “estab­lish­ing the reign of God every­where in the world”. Accord­ing to M. Besson:

“One west­ern offi­cial who had stud­ied The Project described it as ‘a total­i­tar­i­an ide­ol­o­gy of infil­tra­tion which rep­re­sents, in the end, the great­est dan­ger for Euro­pean soci­eties ... we will see emerg­ing in Europe the demand for a par­al­lel sys­tem, the cre­ation of ‘Mus­lim Par­lia­ments’, such as already exists in Great Britain ... Then will begin the slow destruc­tion of our insti­tu­tions, of our struc­tures.”

See? There’s noth­ing at all to be con­cerned about.

The Guardian arti­cle — sooth­ing­ly head­lined “No need to be afraid of us” — rep­re­sents a clas­sic exam­ple of the way the Broth­er­hood oper­ates, inso­far as pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion is con­cerned. As Newsweek reports, the organ­i­sa­tion “always has had two faces: one a peace­ful pub­lic, pros­e­ly­tiz­ing and social-wel­fare ori­ent­ed wing; the oth­er a clan­des­tine, para­mil­i­tary wing”. It also rep­re­sents a clas­sic exam­ple of the will­ing­ness of the Guardian, and Mr. Milne in par­tic­u­lar, to assist groups like the Broth­er­hood in the exe­cu­tion of their “projects”.

It is of course pos­si­ble that Mr. Milne is sim­ply naive, a use­ful idiot who’s clue­less about the Cal­i­fas­cist agen­da of those he so read­i­ly allows to use him for pro­mo­tion­al pur­pos­es. How­ev­er, giv­en his track record, it’s becom­ing increas­ing­ly dif­fi­cult not to con­clude that he’s only too eager to do what he can to help bring about “the slow destruc­tion of our insti­tu­tions”.


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