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John Kerry reporting for duty … to the Muslim Brotherhood

Senator John Kerry (D., Mass.) is in Egypt, meeting with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood — the Islamist organization whose goals are to destroy Israel, “conquer Europe” and “conquer America” (to quote its most influential jurist, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi).

The Brotherhood, which operates throughout the world, seeks the imposition by governments of strict sharia law (as outlined in Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law) and, eventually, a global caliphate. Naturally, the Obama administration describes it as a “largely secular” and moderate organization — and William Taylor, President Obama’s hand-picked “special coordinator for transitions in the Middle East,” announced last month that the administration would be quite “satisfied” with a Brotherhood victory in the Egyptian elections.

As the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports, Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and key Obama administration congressional ally, “welcomed the results of Egypt’s first democratic elections,” in which “voters gave the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) nearly 40% of seats, and more than 24% went to the ultra-conservative Salafi coalition led by al-Nour Party.” [ACM: by ultraconservative, IPT means al-Nour is somewhat more impatient than the Brotherhood for the imposition of supremacist Islam; as I’ve explained on other occasions, the Muslim Brotherhood is Salafist in its ideology.] 

In addition to praising the Brotherhood’s election as a model of transparency and integrity, Sen. Kerry also called for an infusion of cash from the International Monetary Fund to undergird Egypt’s new Islamist government.

The United States, though over $15 trillion in debt, is the leading contributor-nation to the IMF, providing close to a fifth of its funding. That is about three times as much as second-place Japan, more than four times as much as China, more than six times as much as the leading Islamist country (Saudi Arabia), and more than the combined contributions of the three top European donors — Germany, Britain and France. (See Wikipedia Table, here.)  Consequently, a cash infusion by the IMF to the Brotherhood-led Egyptian government would be a redistribution of wealth from American taxpayers to Islamists whose goal is to conquer American taxpayers — assuming, of course, there is any money left in the IMF after the Obama administration gets done using it as the device through which tapped out American taxpayers bail out, at least temporarily, Europe’s collapsing experiment in trans-continental socialism.

Ironically, Kerry’s overtures and pledge of support to the Brotherhood come only a few days after a federal appeals court upheld the convictions of five top Brotherhood operatives in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, the Justice Department’s most significant terrorism support conspiracy prosecution in recent years. As the proof overwhelming demonstrated, the Brotherhood, through its American affiliates, channeled millions of dollars to Hamas to support terror operations against Israel. Hamas is the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch, and underwriting its campaign to destroy Israel has long been a top priority for the Brotherhood’s satellite organizations in the West — many of which were designated “unindicted coconspirators” by the Justice Department in the HLF case, and shown by the evidence to have abetted the Hamas-support scheme.

Almost two years ago, I wrote a book about the history of the Muslim Brotherhood, including: its game-plan for overcoming opposition in the Middle East and the West; its support for a post-sovereign order in which national interests are subordinated to the interests of the global Muslim community; its implacable hostility to America’s liberty culture; and its collusion with Leftist American politicians who, for different reasons, also support a post-sovereign order in which American national interests and American individual liberty give way to the priorities of the international Left. The book is called The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America – [shameless plug: the book, a bestseller, has just been released in paperback with a new preface that charts the game-plan’s ongoing progress].

I took the title taken from an internal Brotherhood memorandum in which senior organization leaders describe their work in America as a “grand jihad” aimed at “eliminating and destroying” the West “from within” by “sabotage.” In carrying out this work, the Brotherhood banks on the support of influential Leftist politicians in the United States and Europe.

The book has been dismissed by Islamic democracy-project enthusiasts. In fact, as late as a couple of days ago, it was panned as a “shallow idea” by former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson — who also rebuked GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich for purportedly allowing himself to be influenced by it. I’ll have more to say in due course about Mr. Gerson, a transnational progressive gussied up as a “compassionate conservative,” whose concept of a good idea is the promotion of popular elections that are guaranteed to empower America-hating Islamists and expel American allies — while imperiling religious minorities and demoralizing both secular democrats and authentic Muslim moderates.

I’ll stick with the shallow idea, thank you. You can keep ignoring the game-plan, of course, but I think the Brotherhood would tell you it is right on schedule.


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