Egypt: whitewashing political Islam

… a parliamentary delegation in London accuses UK MPs of promoting Islamism – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Gamal Essam El-Din, Nov 30, 2016.

A delegation including 12 MPs from parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee visited London to exchange views with British politicians on political Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and relations between Egypt and the UK.

The five-day visit began on Sunday and ended Thursday. Dahlia Youssef, head of the Egyptian-British Parliamentary Friendship Association, told reporters the trip was “both necessary and urgent” following the release of a report by the UK House of Commons on 7 November which “defends political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood” … //

… The report explains the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology and internal structure “which is hostile to any democratic values”.

“Their ideology is based on strict obedience to the group’s supreme guide… Its main ideologues, men such as Sayed Qotb, formulated the jihadist ideology which insists democracy is against the rule of God and Islamic Sharia.”

The report offers an overview of the Muslim Brotherhood’s year in power in Egypt.
“They exploited the collapse of Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party to exclude all civilian political forces from power and impose their rule on the country. When millions revolted against them and expelled them from power on 30 June, 2013, their claims that they were being victimised found willing ears in the UK and its parliament.

The report says many of those behind the terrorist attacks against the US on 11 September, 2001 were trained by veteran Muslim Brotherhood leaders and highlights what it calls the Muslim Brotherhood’s “empowerment ideology” which seeks to Islamise the world gradually.

“It hopes, via a web of mosques which preach jihadist ideology across Europe and America, to build a critical mass which no government will be able to remove.”

After insisting “Egyptians will stand firm against the rule of the supreme guide and will not allow their country become a religious state… we are in a battle of life and death against this group, which is the mother of all radical Islamist movements,” the report concludes by noting: “While most of the world has become increasingly aware of the dangers posed by radical Islamist movements we are surprised that UK MPs insist not only on polishing the image of these movements but on propagating the lie that they are peaceful and moderate”.

(full text).


Your Friendly Guide to Better Propaganda, on Is It Propaganda Or Not, Dec 5, 2016: In recent decades, the production of propaganda has boomed, but its quality has plummeted. If current trends continue, dire consequences may ensue that could undermine the ability of propaganda to hold together our complex society …;

DAPL protesters proclaim victory as pipeline forced to change route – statement, on RT, Dec 4, 2016: the US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant permission for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, the hotspot of massive protests of water protectors, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said in a statement, adding that alternative routes are now being studied;

Trump is smart, will soon be aware of different level of responsibility – Putin, on RT, Dec 4, 2016;

The Reason For The “Dakota Standing Rock Riots” Explained, 3.12 min, uploaded by † TheWorld WeLiveIn, Dec 3, 2016;

Anthony Brian Logan:

uploaded by Anthony Brian Logan (current events from the perspective of a young black male conservative and news/political junkie):

uploaded by Hillary for Prison 2016:

… and this:

Comments are closed.