Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Personal, to Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton
Political Islam, which is the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood, is anti-modernity, anti-progress, anti-human rights, anti-democracy, anti-peace, anti-otherness, anti-pluralism, anti-women's rights, anti-liberal education, and anti-free-and-critical thinking -- BY DEFINITION.
I cannot believe the "rumors" that the US wants to see members of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's new rulers. If this "rumor" is correct, that policy decision will be the most gigantic, monumental strategic mistake made by the US since the end of WWII. Such a policy decision would also reflect nothing but an amazing inability to understand that while there are many moderate Muslims, there does not exist such a thing as even one moderate Islamist.
Political Islam, the essence of the Muslim Brotherhood, is anti-modernity, anti-progress, anti-human rights, anti-democracy, anti-peace, anti-otherness, anti-pluralism, anti-women's rights, anti-liberal education and anti-free and critical thinking -- BY DEFINITION.
Those who speak about "moderate Muslim Brothers" desperately need a great deal of education about the history, nature and literature of political Islam -- and by world-class scholars, not by the likes of of Tarek Ramadan and his peers at ICNA, ISNA and CAIR who, by falsely claiming they speak for all Muslims have mastered the game of "fooling the West."
Finally, I hope that the US shall not repeat its grave mistake of 1979, when the US and Saudi Arabia formed the Mujahedeen movement(s) in Afghanistan -- a mistake which ultimately drove the world towards September 11th, 2001.
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