May 12, 2006 |
Conspicuous by their presence at yesterday's demonstrations was the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a poweful but formally banned Islamic organization. It is also the largest opposition force in Egypt's parliament. Hamas, which now has gained political supremacy in the Palestinian territories, has used the Muslim Brotherhood as a historical model. The largest gathering yesterday included several hundred members of the Brotherhood. That protest ended with two senior Brotherhood figures in custody and several other members beaten and detained, according to witnesses.
February 9, 2011
ILOVED the op-ed "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Brotherhood?" by Sarah Salwen, who manages an entire article on the Muslim Brotherhood and its role in Egypt's future, yet somehow manages to avoid the subject of sharia law, the very root of the Brotherhood's ideology. Salwen also believes they want free and fair elections, an end to violence and a democratic process. Actually, they want none of this. The Brotherhood is the Taliban. The Brotherhood is al Qaeda. The Brotherhood is the cornerstone of a worldwide agenda to bring sharia to every part of the globe.
December 1, 2011 |
CAIRO - Partial results Wednesday showed the Muslim Brotherhood emerging as the biggest winner in Egypt's landmark parliamentary elections, and leaders of the once-banned Islamic group demanded to form the next government, setting the stage for a possible confrontation with the ruling military. The generals who took power after the February fall of Hosni Mubarak have said they will name the government and the parliament would have no right to dissolve it. They have also sought to wrest from the new parliament the more long-reaching and crucial role of running the process for writing the new constitution.
February 24, 2011 |
CAIRO - Could the Muslim Brotherhood take over after the Egyptian revolution? For years, Hosni Mubarak insisted his authoritarian regime was all that prevented an Islamist deluge. He used the Brotherhood bogeyman as an excuse to crush almost all political opposition, including liberals and leftists. He banned the Brotherhood but let it run candidates for parliament, thus giving the bogeyman more heft. The result: The Brotherhood (known as the Ikhwan ) is by far the best-organized political movement in the barren Egyptian political landscape.
September 30, 1995 |
With parliamentary elections nearing, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stirred controversy by ordering that dozens of potential candidates from the leading opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, be put on trial in military rather than civil courts. Egyptians across the political spectrum, Christian as well as Muslim, have protested the trial of 49 members of the Brotherhood before a military tribunal that is to reconvene today. Until now, military courts had been reserved for suspected members of armed Islamic groups engaged in a violent campaign to topple the government.
February 25, 2012 |
CAIRO - One of Egypt's top presidential contenders demanded police protection Friday after masked men stopped his car on the way back from a campaign event, beat him with the butt of an automatic rifle, and stole his vehicle - an attack that many of his supporters fear may not have been random. A lawmaker from the country's most powerful political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, also was wounded in a hit-and-run Friday. The two events demonstrate the disintegration of security in the country since the uprising a year ago that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
November 23, 2012 |
CAIRO - The top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories on Thursday - one day after the country's president, who hails from the movement, mediated a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians to end eight days of fierce fighting. "The enemy knows nothing but the language of force," said Mohammed Badie. "Be aware of the game of grand deception with which they depict peace accords," he said in a statement carried on the group's website and emailed to reporters.
July 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday strongly defended a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against unsubstantiated allegations that her family has ties to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, repudiating charges leveled by another Republican, Rep. Michele Bachmann. In a speech on the Senate floor, McCain praised the work and patriotism of Huma Abedin, a State Department employee who has been a constant presence at Clinton's side. Without mentioning Bachmann by name, McCain assailed the attacks on Abedin, a Muslim, as an example of ignorance and fear that defames the spirit of the nation.
February 17, 2011
A FEW COMMENTS on the Feb. 3 edition: Kimberly Garrison is absolutely correct when she says that U.S. students are more interested in feeling good than working hard. Students are taught to have high self-esteem, instead of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Next, Sarah Salwen is in denial about the history of the Muslim Brotherhood and its aims. The Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan el-Banna, a Wahhabist, the most violent form of Islam. He sees the Wahhabi concept of Islamic jihad as a key tool to rally support to further his agenda of pan-Islamic takeover.
July 28, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities escalated their battle against ousted leader Mohammed Morsi and his supporters Friday, launching an investigation into espionage and murder allegations against him as millions took to the streets in rival demonstrations across the country. The allegations marked the state's first legal steps against Morsi, who has been held incommunicado since he was deposed as president earlier this month in a military coup. The steps were taken as the military supervised mass rallies in Cairo that it had called to back its "mandate" to confront violence and "terrorism" - terms that Morsi's supporters and rights groups interpreted as signaling an imminent crackdown.