Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement


obamaFor the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization: the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

On Monday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Egypt’s new government will have to include a “whole host of important non-secular actors.” Most prominent among these is clearly the Muslim Brotherhood – which has made Islamic world domination one of its ultimate goals. It also opposes Egypt’s 30-year-old peace treaty with Israel.

Gibbs said the Muslim Brotherhood must reject violence and recognize democratic goals for the U.S. to be comfortable with it assuming a role in the new government. This caveat does not significantly alter the new American approach, which is very different than that of the previous Administration, in which George W. Bush pushed Mubarak for democratic reforms but never publicly accepted a role for Islamists.

Today, new White House chief of staff William Daley moderated the position very slightly, saying the U.S. hopes for a “strong, stable and secular Egyptian government.” Noting that the strengthening of the Muslim Brotherhood is “some people’s expectation [and] some people’s fear,” Daley acknowledged that the situation in Egypt is largely out of American control.

Obama’s new position, while not totally surprising, is worrisome to many. “The White House appears to be leaving Hosni Mubarak, an ally for three decades and lynchpin of Mideast stability, twisting slowly in the wind,” writes David Horowitz of the Freedom Center. “And worse, it appears to be open to allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to play a key role in a ‘reformed’ Egyptian government, as long as the organization renounces violence and supports democracy. If the Obama White House really believes this is possible, it is even more hopelessly incompetent than we imagined!”

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, with 600,000 members, is not on official U.S. terrorism lists, as are Hamas and Hizbullah, but the American government has had no contact with it because of what Gibbs said were “questions over its commitment to the rule of law, democracy and nonviolence.”

It stands for the re-establishment of the Islamic Empire (Caliphate), the takeover, spiritually or otherwise, of the entire world, and jihad and martyrdom. It has front organizations in the UK, France, and the United States.

A former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Dore Gold, writes of a fear that the Muslim Brotherhood, widely seen as having become moderate over the years, will “exploit a figure like [Mohammed] ElBaradei in order to hijack the Egyptian revolution at a later stage.” Gold noted that ever since the Brotherhood was founded over 80 years ago, it has engaged in political terrorism, assassinating Prime Minister Mahmoud al-Nuqrashi Pasha in 1948, trying to kill President Abdul Nasser several years later, and more.

“A former Kuwaiti Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmad Al-Rab’i, argued in Al-Sharq al-Awsat on July 25, 2005 that the founders of most modern terrorist groups in the Middle East emerged from ‘the mantle’ of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Gold writes.

Even Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, says that the prospect of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to power “would be calamitous for U.S. security… The [Brotherhood] supports Hamas and other terrorist groups, makes friendly noises to Iranian dictators and torturers, would be uncertain landlords of the critical Suez Canal, and opposes the Egyptian-Israeli agreement of 1979, widely regarded as the foundation of peace in the Mideast. Above all, the [Brotherhood]would endanger counter terrorism efforts in the region and worldwide… The real danger is that our experts, pundits and professors will talk the Arab and American worlds into believing we can all trust the [Brotherhood]…”

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Matzav.com}


  1. Mixed reaction. 1. I knew Obama would sell out like this. 2. I read that in Israel the Muslim Brotherhood has a seat in the Knesset.

  2. I hope all the liberals who elected this
    sonai Yisrael are happy but the rebonoh
    shel olam may have other things in store.
    obamas main goal in becoming president was
    to harm israel he may do more to the whole
    middle east and usa. the fanatic are terrorist
    and would not abide by anything they say.

  3. The problem is: you idiot’s will never learn! You dumb stupid voters will continue to vote like blind bat’s, for any candidate that has a “D” before their name! After all, all Republicans are evil anti semites! Right?!

  4. Americans gotta stop being so politially correct cos the world aint politically correct. Do my eyes deceive me or is there nothing surprising about this article.

  5. #7- I think it’s safe to assume that the vast majority of Matzav readers voted for McCain and will vote against Obama in 2012. It’s funny for someone so uninformed to call others “idiot’s” [sic] and “dumb stupid voters”. And by the way, a plural word doesn’t get an apostrophe before the s.

  6. now is the time Before Mashiach comes. Before he comes the entire world-including Egypt & the U.S.A.-will be against Eretz Yisroel & klal yisroel NOW IS EGYPT NEXT COMES OBAMA(A Muslim/bnei yishmaul)& THE U.S.A. get ready & keep your eyes open & see the yad Hashem as it happens. (check this source from Zecharia the prophet quoting the things that will happen before Mashiach comes. this is JUST ONE. a different one he quotes from Hashem that will happen-before mashiach comes- is that Yerushalyim will be divided in half.THIS IS ON THE VERGE OF HAPPENING NOW the only question is in how long? i.e. how soon can klal yisroel do teshuva? 1 week? in a month? or will it still take years for us to wake up & do teshuva?)

  7. why is matzav posting an article that isnt true. Obama didn’t endorse the muslim brotherhood. you cant write ah eadline like this which is false the way 100% of the readership understand the phrase…its deception. its ridiculous

  8. Voter, you posit that my assumption is wrong, but don’t back yourself up at all. If you were familiar with Matzav’s readership, then you would know that it is comprised mostly of ultra-orthodox and right leaning Jews, who are anti-Obama. Go do a tally of comments on a bunch of articles about the President (like this one for example) and see if the volume of Pro comments is even close to the Anti. Try doing some research and getting your facts straight before mouthing off and calling people names.

  9. All these events are leading up to the point when the man anointed as Moshiach by G-d will arrive in the Holy City. He will have a team of assistants of his choosing and will hold sway over the affairs of the Holy Land and Middle East. It is not that far away from the actual day of his landing in the State of Israel.

    P.S. He will arrive by plane.

  10. To # 14:
    Why are you getting so defensive? Feeling a little guilty for voting for Obama? Do you work for Matzav? Do you know what happens when you “assume”?

  11. Voter, I’m not sure what about my very calm, very rational comment seemed defensive or guilt-ridden. How ironic that you accuse me of assuming when you assume that most readers of this website blindly vote Democrat (the opposite of the truth) and that I voted for Obama and work for Matzav (I didn’t and I don’t). Your quickness to call names in place of saying anything substantial and/or based on fact is indicative of your ignorance. My issue with you has nothing to do with Obama or politics; it has to do with your ridiculous and offensive comment (which bordered on anti-semitism itself) implying that readers of this website vote Democrat because they are Jewish, and then harshly criticizing them for this imagined wrong. Again, Matzav and its readers are anti-liberal and fiercely pro-Israel. By and large they didn’t vote for Obama. 80% of Jews did, but the other 20% consist of ultra-orthodox, centrist-orthodox and wealthy Jews. The first two categories comprise the readership of Matzav. Get it into your head. “Jew” does not necessarily mean “Democrat”. Is there an 80% chance that Eric Cantor voted for Obama? How about Joe Lieberman? Not suprisingly, you offer no proof of your assertion. Again, see how Matzav or other ultra-orthodox websites portray Obama (like the headline and accompanying picture of this article) or how their readers comment about him. Go to Lakewood or Boro Park or Flatbush or Jerusalem or Yeshiva University and ask people how they feel about Obama and if they voted for him or plan to in ’12. Maybe then you’ll be cured of your self-inflicted blindness. And BTW, “grammar” is spelled with two a’s.