Daily Archives: June 25, 2012
Here is what we know, Morsi is 60 years old, he was an American trained engineer, a former lawmaker, the first Islamist to be elected the head of an Arab state, and Egypt’s 5th President. However, he is the first president that did not come from a military background.
Here is what we need to know about the Muslim Brotherhood: Copied from Gatestone Institute.
“The Muslim Brotherhood was launched in 1928 to restore a caliphate, a global religious government aimed at fighting the “non-believers” (specifically, Christians, Hindus, and Jews) and at spreading Islam. The group opposed the existence of any secular states in all Muslim societies throughout the Middle East.
The Brotherhood killed Egypt’s Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi Nuqrashi in 1948 and plotted to kill President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the early 1950s. An offshoot group, Islamic Jihad, led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, later Osama bin Laden’s number-two man, assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Al-Sadat in 1981 and tried to kill President Hosni Mubarak in 1995.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is called the “Ikwhan.” Their creed is, “Allah is our objective; the Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”
The Spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood is Yucef Qaradawi. He has said some shocking things. Here are a few examples:
“The Israelis have nuclear bombs but we have the children bomb and these human bombs must continue until liberation.” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
“We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America!” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
“It has been determined by Islamic law that the blood and property of people of Dar Al-Harb (non Muslims) is not protected. Because they fight against and are hostile towards the Muslims, they annulled the protection of his blood and his property.” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
“It is not suicide; it is martyrdom in the name of God. I consider this type of martyrdom operation as an indication of the justice of Allah almighty. Allah is just. Through his infinite wisdom, he has given the weak what the strong do not possess and that is the ability to turn their bodies into bombs as the Palestinians do.” Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
The New York Times painted this event as a great celebration in the Middle-East. The successful election has prevented a Military Coup. They said,
“Mr. Morsi’s status as president-elect, however, does little to resolve the larger standoff between the generals and the Brotherhood over the institutions of government and the future constitution. Two weeks before June 30, their promised date to hand over power, the generals instead shut down the democratically elected and Islamist-led Parliament; took over its powers to make laws and set budgets; decreed an interim Constitution stripping the incoming president of most of his powers; and reimposed martial law by authorizing soldiers to arrest civilians. In the process, the generals gave themselves, in effect, a veto over provisions of a planned permanent Constitution.”
One thing is for sure, Christians in Egypt are likely to suffer more persecution.