The Motto of the radical Islamic organization Muslim Brotherhood is:
- Allah is our objective.
- The Prophet is our leader.
- Qur’an is our law.
- Jihad is our way.
- Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.
But the clueless Obama administration’s “faith advisor” Dahlia Mogahed is mimicking Alfred E. Neuman’s line in Mad Magazine: “What, Me Worry?”
According to a report on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood website that has since been mysteriously removed, Ms. Mogahed, presumably reflecting the views of her boss, has reportedly said in a recent interview that Washington has no worries concerning the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
The news media – even Fox News – has dropped the ball in not covering this latest piece of evidence that the Obama administration is legitimizing our number one ideological enemy – radical Islam .
In the interview, Obama’s faith advisor revealed that the Obama administration:
- does not want to make an enemy of the Muslim Brotherhood and in fact respects them;
- foresees the Muslim Brotherhood acquiring a majority of the seats in Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary election; and
- believes the relationship between the United States and an Egypt governed by a Muslim Brotherhood majority will be much more that of equals.
Obama’s faith advisor did not stop there. In an article she posted on the Huffington Post website entitled “The Fruits of Faith in the Arab Spring,” Ms. Mogahed argued that Islam is playing a role in the Arab nation revolutions akin to the role that religious faith played for this country’s civil rights movement.
She said that
Islam contains rich resources for liberation philosophy.
I highly doubt that the Iranian dissidents whom have been killed, beaten, arrested, and tortured at the behest of the oh-so-devout Islamic mullahs running the Islamic Republic of Iran would be impressed with Islam’s version of a “liberation philosophy.”
That’s not all. Ms. Mogahed also claimed that Islamists’ rejection of any man-made law that conflicts with Allah’s law is a good thing:
Its most central theological principle is that of God’s absolute oneness, meaning that only He is worthy of unquestioning obedience and submission, and only He should be truly feared. This focus on God’s glory minimizes the supposed supremacy of tyrants, making them seem miniscule and powerless. When protesters declare “God is greater,” they are saying that the Devine (sic) dominates the dictator.
Fine, but the Islamists shouting “God is greater” are also saying that their religion dominates democracy. Their notion of “unquestioning obedience and submission” means that man is unable to govern himself and must unconditionally submit to the laws of Allah in all respects.
As a sign of things to come, after former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled, Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who returned to Egypt in February after years of exile, gave a rousing speech in Cairo to more than a million adoring fans. Google executive Wael Ghonim, who had emerged as a leading secular voice in Egypt’s uprising against Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, was barred from the stage in Tahrir Square.
Even the New York Times started to belatedly recognize what was obvious to those with their eyes open from the beginning of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ uprising in Egypt – the Muslim Brotherhood was positioning itself to lead the direction of the country in the post-Mubarak era. But as usual, the Times has failed to connect the dots between what the Muslim Brotherhood really stands for and its faux moderate image being pushed by the Obama administration.
Ms. Mogahed may be deluded enough to see images of Martin Luther King in the Islamists fighting – in her words – against the “supremacy of tyrants.” But Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Qaradawi’s vision of Islamic law is hardly what we would associate with civil rights. It sanctions the death penalty for apostates, adulterers and homosexuals. It suppresses free expression, punishing critics of Islam or its prophet Muhammad. It subjects women to second-class status, permitting a husband to beat his wife.
The Muslim Brotherhood and its radical supremacist Islamic ideology are antithetical to every principle of freedom on which our country is based. The Obama administration is deliberately deceiving the American people into thinking otherwise. It is engaged in the long Islamist tradition of lying about their own faith to conceal its true nature, known as taqiyya. Whenever anyone tries to tell the truth, they are accused by the politically correct thought police of bigotry. But the stakes are too high to allow the taqiyya to go unchallenged.
Joseph Klein is the author of a recent book entitled Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations and Radical Islam