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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: “Hamas is our role model”

I guess some people have to have a whack over the head with a clue bat before they begin to realize that Egypt is headed down an Islamist path with a military twist:

Gaza’s Hamas premier was in Egypt Monday on his first trip outside the blockaded territory since the Islamists overran it in 2007, saying his meeting with his Islamic ideological mentors threatens Israel.

Ismail Haniyeh discussed Mideast politics with the leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has emerged as the biggest winner in the first parliamentary elections in post-uprising Egypt, capturing nearly half of the seats so far.

Hamas is considered an offshoot of the Brotherhood.

Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie met Haniyeh at the group’s newly inaugurated headquarters in a Cairo suburb.

But, but … the Muslim Brotherhood is a “moderate” organization.  Why?  Uh, because they said so.

I don’t know about you but I’ve always believed that actions speak louder than words.

The Brotherhood center has always embraced issues of liberation, foremost the Palestinian issue," Badie said, according to Egypt’s state Middle East News Agency.

He added that Hamas has served as a role model to the Brotherhood in its reconciliation with the Fatah movement and in closing the recent prisoner swap deal with Israel.

The Brotherhood renounced violence in the 1970s, but it supports Hamas in its "resistance" against Israel.

That’s how the “Brotherhood” can continue to claim it is a “moderate” organization while still remaining a radical terrorist organization … simply do the terrorism by proxy.  Hamas is their terror organization and it is fully funded and supported by the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood.  Oh, and by the way, don’t be surprised if you see a Hamas presence established in Egypt now.  The “moderate” Brotherhood will need a means of plausible deniability when acts of terror are perpetrated on enemies of the Brotherhood in days to come.  And of course Hamas will provide that means and, of course, the Brotherhood can then condemn its actions in public for the Western press even while giving it the next mission.

That way the can keep the façade of moderation alive among those gullible enough in the West to still believe that.


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8 Responses to Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: “Hamas is our role model”

  • I guess being a “moderate” is all relative.
    “You f*cked up… you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it! Maybe we can help.”

    • @Neo_ My thoughts exactly.

      “Hey, those Taliban guys are the REAL extremists…!!! Squirrel…!!!”

      “An’ we, like, SAY ‘moderate’, too, right?”

      Never fault them for not having any PR moxy…

      • @Ragspierre It’s really hard to go through life as the only “reasonablist” on the planet.

    • @Neo_ let’s not forget, it’s not lying because it’s okay to mislead (lie to) infidels to accomplish your goalsin furthering the true faith. Now if the infidels are so stupid that they believe the lies, that’s just one of those fortuitous “as Allah wills” things.

  • “those gullible enough in the West to still believe that.”

    He’ll be here in a minute, he’s have a chicken sandwich with the missus and the kids and a cup of hot cocoa.
    Uh, Watch and Learn.

  • But … but … but, they use Facebook! They /must/ be moderates!

  • I’m convinced McQ publishes these posts specifically as Erb bait…