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    American Naivete’ and The Muslim Brotherhood

    February 11, 2011

     American naiveté and The Muslim brotherhood

    It is very hard to make predictions about what the outcome of the Egyptian revolution will be. While I will hope for a new democracy in the world, I am fearful of another Radical Muslim take-over.  The Muslim Brotherhood is a very sly monster that eats old-fashioned dictatorships and excretes a different brand of dictatorship named the Caliphate and Sharia Law.  It is no comfort that the Brotherhood has had great success at infiltrating and debilitating liberal democracies in France and England (and others) and is easily gaining a toe-hold in America. So why should there not be great concern when the Muslim Brotherhood sets its sights on an Egyptian dictatorship?

    The following is the first of several articles that I will post on this pivotal world development that reflect my concerns about this matter.

    This article is written by Oliver North and it appeared on


    WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, the heads of America’s intelligence services went to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on worldwide threats to the United States. We won’t know what was said in the committee’s closed sessions until it’s leaked by one of the participants. But to paraphrase former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, based on their public testimony, what we now know about what our intelligence services don’t know ought to alarm us.

    The director of national intelligence, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, stunned the committee by describing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood — the organization that has co-opted pro-democracy protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — as “a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam. … They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt.”

    This statement was so at variance with reality that DNI spokeswoman Jamie Smith subsequently was compelled to issue an explanation: “To clarify Director Clapper’s point, in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under (Hosni) Mubarak’s rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation. He is well aware that the Muslim brotherhood is not a secular organization.”

    Shortly after Clapper’s astounding claim, CIA Director Leon Panetta told the committee, “There is a strong likelihood that Mubarak may step down this evening.” He then went even further by noting that such a development “will be significant in terms of where the hopefully orderly transition in Egypt will take place.” It turns out he was dead wrong on both counts.

    In response to Rep. Sue Myrick’s question about the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in perpetrating violence against the U.S. and our allies, FBI Director Robert Mueller contradicted the DNI by observing, “Elements of the Muslim Brotherhood here and overseas have supported terrorism.” He then had the good sense to decline going further in public, offering instead to “provide further information” in closed session.

    Less than six hours after this drama unfolded in Washington, Mubarak went on government-controlled television to tell the world he isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The protesters in Tahrir Square were stunned. So was the Obama administration, thanks to yet another dramatic failure on the part of our intelligence services.

    Two hours after Mubarak’s televised announcement that he was transferring some power to his hand-picked vice president, Omar Suleiman — and staying in Cairo — the White House issued yet another statement urging that “the voices of the Egyptian people must be heard.” Now everyone is asking what’s next. The truth is that nobody knows.

    Good intelligence is essential, and poor intelligence is disastrous; it is a lesson American administrations have been relearning since Pearl Harbor. It was a problem that was supposed to get fixed after the U.S. Embassy was sacked in Tehran in 1979 — and again after the failure of Operation Eagle Claw in the Iranian desert in 1980. We were told it really would be cured by the massive reorganization of our intelligence community after the terror attacks of 9/11. It clearly hasn’t worked.

    Our intelligence services are beset with attention-deficit disorder. In the aftermath of 9/11, we were told our “intelligence problem” would go away if we tore down “information silos” and “firewalls,” created “fusion centers,” and “streamlined” the dissemination of information among agencies. As we now know, that just made it easier for organizations such as WikiLeaks — and foreign adversaries — to gain access to classified information.

    The Obama administration has compounded the problem by variously defining the major threats to U.S. national security as climate change, right-wing extremism, homegrown terrorists and economic collapse. Meanwhile, our risk-averse “intelligence managers” have all but eliminated the collection of human intelligence, the key to protecting U.S. troops fighting an insurgency in Afghanistan and anticipating events like the one we now see in Egypt.

    Those who testified before the committee this week defended their work by claiming to have warned “for years” about “potential adverse consequences” in Middle East autocracies that deny their people economic and political freedom. But the inability to forecast how the present unrest was spreading east from Tunisia — to Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and perhaps beyond — is a direct consequence of a profound failure in human intelligence collection.

    No matter what self-serving “leaders” now claim about forecasts of “Egyptian instability,” nobody saw this fire coming. The entire Egyptian military hierarchy was in Washington when the riots began in Cairo. Our numbness on the Nile is the consequence of not having enough “boots on the ground” to even know who loosed the violence — or the names, addresses and intentions of those who intend to take power. If it turns out to be the Muslim Brotherhood, we should be very alarmed indeed.

    Oliver North

    Oliver North

    Oliver North is the host of War Stories on the Fox News Channel, the author of American Heroes in Special Operations, and the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance.


    The Muslimizing Of America-I

    June 13, 2010

    The Muslimizing Of America

    I know…it sounds bombastic; It sounds shrill; It sounds down-right paranoid. But most Americans are not paying attention to what Islam is doing globally, or even in our own country. And I am certain America is in grave danger, as never before. The dangers are many, but none are greater than The Nation of Islam that intends to sap our wealth, drain our vitality, destroy our will to prevail, and transform our political system. They will never quit and they will follow us home from the battle fields from which we retreat to terrorize us and defeat us using our own political system.

    The following blogs will be a series of quotes from Robert Spencer, who has researched the Nation of Islam and its goals thoroughly. The quotes that I will give you are from Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America Without Guns or Bombs.

    I will not provide the references for these quotations that he presents in his book because they are clearly identified there. I urge you to read the book, review his references, and make-up your own mind on this matter.

    For my part, I am convinced that the Islam’s drive to bring the world under the control of the Koran and Sharia Law (starting in the 7th century) continues to this very day.

    The following are quotations of Muslim activists that were referenced and quoted by Robert Spencer.

    1. “The Muslim Brotherhood ‘must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” (p. 9)

    2. “We reject the UN, reject America, reject all law and order. Don’t lobby Congress or protest because we don’t recognize Congress. The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it…Eventually there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating the laws of Shria”. (p.9)

    3. “Let us damn America, let us damn Israel, let us damn them and their allies until death.” (p. 9)

    4. “Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our Prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital…This capital of theirs will be an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas”. (p. 10)

    I will provide part II quotations soon.

    V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D. 6/13/10

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