Someone said the Salafist affiliates such as the MB and the al-Nour Party are the Ku Klux Clan of Islam. Vigilante behavior fits the profile
The name ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ certainly has a nice sound to it, as does the brotherhood of man, but that name leads us to buy into the massive indiscriminate pro-Muslim reaction our MSM expressed after the non-coup.
Left out of consideration is the reality that just as with the usefulness to Israel of the Fundamentalist Christians who have been nurtured and organized by Israel because, in the Israel/Palestine case, they are extremely helpful with their vociferous negating of traditional Christian ideals, creating dissonance and giving cover for so-called Christian Senators and Representatives when AIPAC needs their support, in the same way the MB and their ally, the al-Nour Party, are strongly influenced by Salafist elements and their underhanded, cruel and brutal tactics to terrorize their moderate Islamic and Christian opponents and scare them out of contest. The murdered Copts are an example.
If one wants to bring up the brutal murder of 53 or more ostensible Muslim Brotherhood members by the Egyptian army, I think it may be no less unlikely they were killed in a ‘false flag’ operation by Salafists allied to the MB than by the Army. There are indicators this was actually the case.
If we look at Egyptian society, however, almost everyone is Muslim.
But the Muslim Brotherhood leadership and government under President Morsi, which we refer to as Islamist, has no greater right to right to think of itself as representative of ‘better’ Muslims, actually perhaps the reverse when one considers the peacefulness of the religion of Islam, then do the dozens of other political parties which tried unsuccessfully to bring their message and candidates to the fore a year ago. After all, the Labor Party, the liberal parties, the moderate Islamic parties, etc. are all comprised of Muslim people.
Then of course there we are, planning on installing the Brotherhood in Syria, and Morsi’s unfortunate outspokenness regarding this intent of the Salafists in a speech he gave, I think on June 15th, didn’t win him favors with the Army which evidently does not want to be drawn into that quagmire.
So much of what he was doing was under the radar, it reminds of US politics. There was the incident of the appointment of a permanent Ambassador to Israel and the accompanying diplomatic letter spelling out Morsi’s intent to honor treaties and to be helpful in the neighborhood, and when that hit the news, the attempted covering of his fanny by calling Jews every kind of name he could think of, just to prove to his base he really thinks the US and Israel are demons. Unfortunately for him, a copy of the diplomatic correspondence was widely publicized and accepted as reality, in spite of the MB damage control efforts.
Did I mention Salafists have been responsible for lobbing many missiles at Israel, even when Hamas was trying to respect a cease fire? Is this not false-flag usefulness? After all, what gets greater coverage in the US news?
For me, the tipping point seems to be the fact shortly after a Mr Haddad was hired by the Clinton Climate Initiative, a VERY, very big NGO, to be the director(?) of their Egypt operation, Mr. Haddad was appointed to the senior steering committee of the MB elect Morsi operation and functioned coordinating media relations, etc. for them. It seems it was only three weeks ago the Egyptian Court closed down and kicked out American, German, and some other pro-democracy NGO operatives for attempting to influence the election of a new president. This, one can assume, was in the works in the Justice system right from the beginning of Morsi’s presidency.
Why was the international Clinton Climate Initiative and their double-dipping operative Mr. Haddad not indicted (and convicted) as well? Could it be Morsi had the power to protect the former US President’s NGO because it was the US’s agenda, as well as Israel’s, Saudi Arabia’s, and Qatar’s that the MB was working to forward, sub rosa, through his efforts?
Morsi will be a great loss to the Powers That Be because he was effective in talking with two tongues. Haaretz had a good article regarding four things Morsi did that were beneficial to Israel.
It is said Qatar was the unlimited source of funds the al-Nour (Salafist) Party brought to the equation. If the Progressives were out of the electoral picture, their lack of unlimited funds and friends in high places might have something to do with it. As Americans, we know how that goes, right?