The Muslim Brotherhood is a religious and political group founded on the belief that Islam is not simply a religion, but a way of life. It advocates a move away from secularism, and a return to the rules of the Quran as a basis for healthy families, communities, and states.
And so, when, on May 1*, the cleric introducing the candidacy of newly elected president of Egypt, Muhammad Mursi said “Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing”, and then leads his supporters in a chant of “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem”, it does not sound very “healthy” for Israel. Perhaps something was lost in the translation??
And nothing says family values like beating your pregnant wife to death.
An Egyptian plumber in Alexandria beat his pregnant wife to death upon learning that she had not voted for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi, reported the Egyptian daily al-Wafd on Sunday.
According to police reports, the initial argument between the couple who was not named escalated into violence, despite her pleas. Battered and bruised, she was reported to have died at the hospital from injuries sustained.
But CNN admits
The movement officially rejects the use of violent means to secure its goals. However, offshoots of the group have been linked to attacks in the past, and critics blame the Brotherhood for sparking troubles elsewhere in the Middle East. Many consider it the forerunner of modern militant Islamism.
and then offers this bit of cheer in conclusion:
There are branches of the Muslim Brotherhood in countries across the Middle East and North and East Africa, including Sudan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. There is also a branch in the U.S.
and even confirms what the cleric says in the video above (“you are all Hamas”):
… the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s, developed the doctrine of jihad, and the radical group Hamas is believed to be an offshoot of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood.
From the first, President Obama hasn’t done much to hide his preference for the Brotherhood**.
A sign that the Obama administration is willing to publicly challenge Egypt’s commitment to parliamentary democracy: various Middle Eastern news sources report that the administration insisted that at least 10 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s chief opposition party, be allowed to attend his speech in Cairo on Thursday.
But he aims to make sure:
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration warned Egypt’s military leaders on Monday to speedily hand over power or risk losing billions of dollars in U.S. military and economic aid to the country.
But we can console ourselves in knowing that the Muslim Brotherhood is all about healthy families, communities, and states.
*All the good things happen on May 1.
**H/T to Atlas Shrugs