To say the liberal media has been defending the American people’s enemies is not just bizarre, it’s insanely absurd.
The Muslim Brotherhood openly seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate to perpetuate the violent Sharia Law globally.
But there is one liberal newspaper that refuses to accept a verifiable terrorist organization as a legitimate terrorist organization because of their clear pro-Muslim and anti-American biases.
The New York Times has been panicking that President Donald Trump will designate the Muslim Brotherhood as the terrorist group they really are.
On February 9th, the newspaper claimed:
“… Would be seen by many Muslims as another attempt to vilify adherents of Islam…. appears to be part of a mission by the president and his closest advisers to heighten fears by promoting a dangerously exaggerated vision of an America under siege by what they call radical Islam.
There are good reasons that the Brotherhood, with millions of members, doesn’t merit the terrorist designation. Rather than a single organization, it is a collection of groups and movements that can vary widely from country to country.
While the Brotherhood calls for a society governed by Islamic law, it renounced violence decades ago, has supported elections and has become a political and social organization. Its branches often have tenuous connections to the original movement founded in Egypt in 1928.”
But recently, The New York Times, faced with the inevitable and obvious designation of this terrorist group, continued to defend the organization in an almost pathetic way.
“The Times’ crusade culminated in the newspaper’s publication on Wednesday of an op-ed written from Egyptian prison by Gehad el-Haddad, the official spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood. The op-ed was splashed on the cover of Thursday’s international edition of the newspaper.
In the piece, Haddad whitewashed the Brotherhood as inspired by an ‘understanding of Islam that emphasizes the values of social justice, equality and the rule of law. We remain committed to our ideals of community development, social justice, and nonviolence,’ wrote Haddad.
While many Brotherhood wings indeed reject the use of violence as a strategic tactic, preferring instead a sophisticated gradualist strategy to achieve their aims, Haddad failed to mention that the Brotherhood has spawned terrorist organizations – most notably Hamas – that adhere to its philosophy of a world order based on Islam.
Al-Qaeda was founded in part on Brotherhood ideology. The Brotherhood was also a central player in the so-called Arab Spring, revolutions punctuated by violence across the Arab world.
Haddad’s claim that the Brotherhood espouses an understanding of Islam that pushes for ‘equality and the rule of law’ is contradicted by the very nature of the Brotherhood itself, which is openly committed to the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on Sharia law.
Sharia does not propagate ‘equality and the rule of law.’ Sharia is explicitly anti-democratic and advocates Islamic supremacy over non-Muslims. For example, under Sharia non-Muslims cannot rule over Muslims; a woman inherits half that of a man; non-Muslims cannot inherit from Muslims or marry Muslim women, and churches and synagogues cannot be built taller than mosques.
These Islamic dictates were scrubbed from Haddad’s airy descriptions of the Brotherhood in the Times op-ed:
‘We are a morally conservative, socially aware grassroots movement that has dedicated its resources to public service for the past nine decades. Our idea is very simple: We believe that faith must translate into action.
That the test of faith is the good you want to do in the lives of others, and that people working together is the only way to develop a nation, meet the aspirations of its youth and engage the world constructively.
We believe that our faith is inherently pluralistic and comprehensive and that no one has a divine mandate or the right to impose a single vision on society. …We remain committed to our ideals of community development, social justice, and nonviolence.’
Haddad’s propaganda piece was preceded on Monday by a Times article reporting on the alleged dangers of the Trump administration labeling the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
That article, titled, ‘Trump Talk of Terror Listing for Muslim Brotherhood Alarms Some Arab Allies,’ warned that ‘of all the initiatives of the Trump administration that have set the Arab world on edge, none has as much potential to disrupt the internal politics of American partners in the region as the proposal to criminalize the Muslim Brotherhood, the preeminent Islamist movement with millions of followers.’”
But of course, The New York Times isn’t completely and unapologetically anti-Trump with a pro-Muslim bias. Who would even think such a thing was possible?