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Old 01-28-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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The Brotherhood's stated goal is to instill the Qur'an and Sunnah as the "sole reference point for ... ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community ... and state".Since its inception in 1928 the movement has officially opposed violent means to achieve its goals, with some exceptions such as in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or to overthrow secular Ba'athist rule in Syria (see Hama massacre). This position has been questioned, particularly by the Egyptian government, which accused the group of a campaign of killings in Egypt after World War II
The Muslim Brotherhood is banned in Egypt, and members have been arrested for their participation in it. As a means of circumventing the ban, supporters run for office as independents.

Outside Egypt, the group's political activity has been described as evolving away from modernism and reformism towards a more traditional, "rightist conservative secularist" stance. For example, the Muslim Brotherhood party in Kuwait opposes suffrage for women.The Brotherhood condemned terrorism and the 9/11 attacks, but whether or not it has ties to terrorism is a matter of dispute.
Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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The Muslim Brotherhood is the Arab equivalent to the Tea Party and both have the right to exist, of course, just like other parties.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Plenty of people in other forums are deathly afraid of the MB taking over, mostly because it would possibly turn into another '79 Iran. Also, what happens if the Suez is closed down, say for non-muslim nations?
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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It's putting the cart before the horse to assume that this will be the outcome of the protests.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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It's putting the cart before the horse to assume that this will be the outcome of the protests.
If the protests are about a more democratic Egypt, then the Muslim Brotherhood has a good shot at taking control of Egypt.

I think short-term, if we support a democratic Egypt it might get ugly. But maybe in the long-term it will be better to be seen as siding with the people of Egypt and helping them win the right to vote and control their own destinies.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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The Muslim Brotherhood is the Arab equivalent to the Tea Party and both have the right to exist, of course, just like other parties.

The Muslim Brotherhood -

Ideology

The Muslim Brotherhood opposes secular tendencies of Islamic nations and wants return to the precepts of the Qur'an, and rejection of Western influences. They also reject extreme Sufism. They organize events from prayer meetings to sport clubs for socializing.

The organization's motto is as follows: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope”

An important aspect of the Muslim Brotherhood ideology is the sanctioning of Jihad such as the 2004 fatwa issued by Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi making it a religious obligation of Muslims to abduct and kill U.S. citizens in Iraq.

The Brotherhood has branches in 70 countries. They claim to have taken part in most pro-Islamic conflicts, from the Arab-Israeli wars and the Algerian War of Independence to recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Kashmir. Currently, the Egyptian Brotherhood exists as a militant clandestine group, and has been connected to many underground political operations. In other countries, they have more prominent roles, including parliamentary seats. They have not supported movements like al-Jihad and al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya in Egypt and mujahedeen ment of Muslim communities in Europe and the United States.

If these people get their way, we are in trouble. We will have HAMAS/Al Queda type rule in control of the Suez Canal, sitting next to Israel, and no longer mediating and supporting peace in the Middle East.

Think Shah of IRAN, and what happened there, only worse.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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If the protests are about a more democratic Egypt, then the Muslim Brotherhood has a good shot at taking control of Egypt.

I think short-term, if we support a democratic Egypt it might get ugly. But maybe in the long-term it will be better to be seen as siding with the people of Egypt and helping them win the right to vote and control their own destinies.
The Muslim Brotherhood is not about democracy, look at their own page.

Among the Brotherhood's more influential members was Sayyid Qutb. Qutb was the author of one of Islamism's most important books, Milestones, which called for the restoration of Islam by re-establishing the Sharia and by using "physical power and Jihad for abolishing the organizations and authorities of the Jahili system, which he believed to include the entire Muslim world.

Osama bin Laden claimed to have been influenced by the religious and political ideas of several professors with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood including both Sayyid Qutb and his brother Muhammad Qutb
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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The Muslim Brotherhood is not about democracy, look at their own page.

Among the Brotherhood's more influential members was Sayyid Qutb. Qutb was the author of one of Islamism's most important books, Milestones, which called for the restoration of Islam by re-establishing the Sharia and by using "physical power and Jihad for abolishing the organizations and authorities of the Jahili system, which he believed to include the entire Muslim world.

Osama bin Laden claimed to have been influenced by the religious and political ideas of several professors with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood including both Sayyid Qutb and his brother Muhammad Qutb
If the protests are about democracy and voting rights, then if the Muslim Brotherhood assumes power through the democratic process and then returns the system back to one where citizens can't vote, they will see the same fate Mubarak is facing.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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The Muslim Brotherhood is the Arab equivalent to the Tea Party and both have the right to exist, of course, just like other parties.
Somebody is woefully uneducated.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Somebody is woefully uneducated.

Boy is that putting it mildly! The muslim brotherhood is more like many of hussein obama's associations, The Weather Underground, SEIU and the new Black Panthers.
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