Meet Mohammed Morsi,



By Jay B Gaskill

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in EGYPT in 1928. The group openly supported the Nazis during the 1930s and worked closely with Hitler’s forces during WWII, fighting the British with espionage, sabotage, and terrorism.  This was confirmed when declassified documents from the British, American and Nazi German sources, as well as from accounts from the participants, came to light after the war.  We also learned that the Muslim Brotherhood disseminated Hitler’s Mein Kampf and that virulently anti-Semitic fraud, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, both widely distributed in Arab translations, all in order to fan the flames of Jewish hatred.

Following a series of post-war bombings and assassinations by the Brotherhood, police seized an automobile in November 1948, and discovered written terrorist plans and the names of Brotherhood members. As a result, 32 of its leaders were arrested and its offices were searched. The Egyptian Prime Minister then banned the Brotherhood. But late that year, Egypt’s prime minister was assassinated by the Brotherhood in retaliation for the government crackdown.

Flash forward to the 21st century.  The Brotherhood alive is and well…and essentially unchanged.   The vaunted Arab Spring has turned into a takeover opportunity for the Brotherhood. When the main Muslim Brotherhood candidate for the post-Mubarak presidency was disqualified from the 2012 Egyptian election, Mohammed Morsi became the new Muslim Brotherhood candidate.

The Brotherhood’s credo was and is, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”

On June 24, 2012, Morsi won the Egyptian presidential election. In November, Morsi granted himself unlimited powers to “protect” the nation.

Some revealing remarks made by Morsi in 2010 came to light recently when Egyptian television aired a video. In the clip, Morsi is seen referring to “Zionists” as “bloodsuckers who attack Palestinians” as well as “the descendants of apes and pigs.” He says Egyptians should nurse their children on “hatred for them: for Zionists, for Jews. They must be breast-fed hatred.”

Not to worry: “Egypt’s Islamist president sought Wednesday to defuse Washington’s anger over his past remarks urging hatred of Jews and calling Zionists ‘pigs’ and ‘bloodsuckers’”… CBS News

Are you reassured?

Apologists for Morsi tend to point to Egypt’s economic situation, apparently relying on the modernist fallacy of the moment that money can solve everything. Here’s a wakeup call for those apologists:  Some people and cultures are not primarily driven by money, as shocking as that might seem to the postmodern materialist psyche.

This naïve nonsense promotes an eerie disconnect from reality.  Thomas Friedman was not immune to the spell when, in late August last year, he mused that-

“As for Morsi himself, I’d like to see him succeed in turning Egypt around. It would be a huge boost to democracy in the Arab world. But what Egypt needs most will not be found in Tehran. Morsi’s first big trip shouldn’t have been to just China and Iran. It should have been all across Europe and Asia to reassure investors and tourists that Egypt is open for business again — and maybe on to Silicon Valley and then Caltech to meet with Egypt’s Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Ahmed Zewail, to signal a commitment to reviving education in Egypt, where half the women are illiterate.”

Naturally Tom Friedman is increasingly disappointed and dismayed by Morsi’s actions.  Clearly, President Morsi is driven by other motives, ideological and religious values far less connected to prosperity and economic progress.

This should not be a surprise.  If the materialists[1] (whose motivational theories echo Marx’s long-discredited economic determinism) were right, the jihad would have guttered out after the Nazi defeat, soon after the Egyptian ban on the Brotherhood in 1948, and now the Middle East would be peaceful and prosperous, having shed the shackles of all primitive versions of Islam.  But that’s just the point, isn’t it?  This is a contest between 13th century believers (who are not only willing to die for their beliefs, but to lie to the infidels) and the 21st century decadent secular cultures of the West, the very existence of which is deeply humiliating because the Western countries and Israel are so unfairly prosperous. Israel is particularly hated at the moment because its success as a Western style, liberal democracy is a humiliating embarrassment living in the same neighborhood, without even the prop of oil revenues to explain its success.

Israel is gravely at risk. That risk is all the more urgent because of the perception among the jihad crowd that when Mr. Obama says that he “has Israel’s back”, our president is following the trail blazed by the British PM Chamberlain in 1938. You may recall that Mr. Chamberlain announced that he’d made peace with the Nazis because he was foolish enough to believe Hitler: “The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitler, and here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine.” The Czechoslovakians were overrun by Nazi tanks; Poland was swiftly conquered; more invasions and conquests followed, then a World War ensued, the execution of millions of Jews – all of this followed Chamberlain’s dangerous a naiveté.  Mr. Chamberlain, as it turns out, had no one’s back…not even his own.

As Shakespeare’s Jewish character famously said, “I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die?”

We are all Jews.

The scientific and medical contributions of Jewish men and women are nothing short of staggering, especially when compared with those of any other definable group. Consider just the outpouring of Jewish musicians, scientists, artists and researchers who escaped the holocaust to the USA – the ones who got out helped transform American life from the 1930’s to the present day.  The creative loss represented by the mass killings of Jewish people by the Nazis (and Stalin) who did not get out was a blow to civilization itself so grave and dire that the full scale of it may never be known.

Israel has arisen from the ashes of the holocaust as a vital, creative country, a liberal democracy in the best Western tradition.

I would have thought that all civilized people who care deeply about freedom and justice would be Philo-Semitic. And, inter alia, I naturally assumed that they, as I do, would forever condemn the holocaust as a monumental Evil never again to be repeated; that they would therefore continue to support the decisions of Truman and the UN creating Israel as a modern, sovereign resurrection of the old Israel, and as a refuge state for Jews all over the world; and that they would logically agree that Israel has forever and irrevocably been granted the same sovereign right and duty of self-defense as enjoyed any other Western nation that has not been conquered.

And I would also assume that we can all rejoice in Israel’s success as a civilized Western democracy and center of creative energy and accomplishment (more new patents per capita than almost any other place in the world), using limited natural resources, utilizing extraordinary human resources, all in a hostile part of the world where liberal Western values are rarely honored. …And so I would also assume a consensus that the USA will readily commit our resources, intelligence, economic and military, to protect Israel from another holocaust.

Yet Israel has reason the doubt the US. We have reason to doubt the current administration. I pray that I am wrong, but —

Israel is surrounded by enemies, recalling the laments from Psalm 22, well familiar to Christians and Jews alike – “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me…Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help…For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me”

Is there “none to help?” Was I wrong about American consensus? Who are we?  Whom have we elected?  Our Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel have good reason to be concerned.

Pray for peace if you will, but first pray for Israel.


Copyright 2013 by Jay B Gaskill, Attorney at Law

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