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Raymond Ibrahim


April 6, 2013 - 12:14 pm

The Muslim Brotherhood’s former General Guide, Mahdi Akef, the organization’s supreme leader from 2004-2010, declared during an interview published today by the Kuwaiti newspaper, Al Jarida, that the “Brotherhoodization” of Egypt’s state organs—which would see the transformation of Egypt into the image of the Muslim Brotherhood—is President Muhammad Morsi’s grand plan for the nation.

Mahdi Akef

Akef was referring to Morsi’s electoral program, also known as his “Nahda [or Renaissance] Project,” which, as it appears on the English-language website of the Muslim Brotherhood, says nothing about overrunning Egypt’s state institutions with Brotherhood members, but rather speaks glowingly of freedom, equality, and pluralism.  Yet, according to Al Jarida, Akef declared that “there is no Nahda without the Brotherhoodization of Egypt’s state organs.”

Akef further indicated the determination of Morsi’s resolve by boasting that, “despite the lack of cooperation from some state institutions and despite his being exposed to a fierce attack from the media and judiciary, he [Morsi] remains in office.”

During the same Al Jarida interview, Akef—who when once pressured to talk more about Egypt’s interests and less about Islam’s declared “the hell with Egypt”—further exposed the totalitarian and supremacist nature of the Muslim Brotherhood mentality.  For example, concerning Egyptian surgeon-turned-satirist, Bassem Youssef—who has been targeted by Morsi’s government for his jabs at the Muslim Brotherhood—Akef warned that the comedian “is transgressing against his masters.”

Needless to say, this assertion has ruffled some feathers among Egyptians.  As secular TV host Mahmoud Sa‘ad said in mockery, “Who, exactly, are our masters, the Muslim Brotherhood?  They have to clarify, so we can kiss their hands and their feet when we meet them, since they’re our masters.”… Continue reading.

Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center; Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum; and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim’s dual-background -- born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East -- has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.

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People know who Morsi is now. They won't elect him a second time. If he tries to push voting fraud too hard in the next Presidential election, you'll see fighting in the streets unprecedented since the Revolution, and that's saying something, cuz there's been some terrific fighting. If Morsi tries to crack down, which he really doesn't have the power to do anyway, the army will step in and that'll be the end of the political aspirations of the MB for a while.
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We thought the same thing about obama's reelection but sadly corruption, deception and stupidity prevailed.
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