Links to violence
"The Brotherhood is widely believed to have had a "secret apparatus" responsible for attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha, the Egyptian Prime Minister in 1948 and the president of Egypt in 1981
Rachel Aspden's article, The Rise of the Brotherhood states that The Muslim Brotherhood currently advocates suicide bombing attacks on civilians to fight Zionism, and its self-admitted Palestinian wing Hamas indiscriminately targets Jews as such, both civilians and the military, in Israel.
In its Charter, Hamas cites The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and prophesizes the ultimate complete annihilation of Jewry.
Newsweek journalists Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff reported connections between al-Qaeda and Brotherhood figures Mamoun Darkazanli and Youssef Nada.
A similar article in the Financial Times reported financial links between 74-year-old Swiss Muslim convert, and businessman Ahmed Huber, and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, notably Youssef Nada, Ali Ghaleb Himmat. According to the U.S. government, Al Taqwa "has long acted as financial advisers to al-Qaeda." Huber is noted in Europe for his links with alleged neo-Nazi and other far right elements. He is reported to have "confirmed" having "had contact with associates of Osama bin Laden at an Islamic conference in Beirut," whom he called `very discreet, well-educated, very intelligent people.`
Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi was an influential lobbyist and founder and head of the Brotherhood-linked American Muslim Council before being convicted and sentenced to 23 years in prison for conspiracy to murder Saudi Prince Abdullah at the behest of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. "
Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Believe there is some reasonable evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood has a violent element. Maybe the evidence isn't concrete to everyone at this point. But am thinking I prolly wouldn't let them babysit my kids...
See this whole thing about "What Obama Should do" is really get on my nerves, he's doing exactly what he should do, staying out of the domestic affairs of a sovereign nation.
Otherwise I'd like to ask you j-mac, with your vast foreign policy experience, and expert advisers and intelligence on the ground, what would you do?
I'll be waiting for that answer.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood To Form Political Party : NPR
Now, the real question is if the Army will allow it... the army HATES the muslim brotherhood.
See, this is the problem with you libs, you always take it too far. I'm a simple guy JB, and one that although has some years under my belt, and has seen past situations like this unfold, I can only give you my opinion, the same way in which you give yours.
I do not think that we should have meddled in the actual uprising and ousting of Mubarak, but to now sit on our hands without utilizing the institutions available to us to help them actually achieve their democracy ie through teaching them institution building, and our NGO's resource, then we are doing exactly what Carter did with Iran, and that turned out badly no?
Let the Egyptians build their nation, your fear is about things like the Muslim Brotherhood, teaching Egypt about "democracy" is not gonna stop them getting into power if people vote for them dude.
Did someone have to come in and "teach" America how to build their democracy?
Absolutely. Build away. But they are going to need help. The MB is NOT about democracy, unless you fall for their bilge that is.Let the Egyptians build their nation, your fear is about things like the Muslim Brotherhood, teaching Egypt about "democracy" is not gonna stop them getting into power if people vote for them dude.
I believe France lent quite a bit of assistance did they not?Did someone have to come in and "teach" America how to build their democracy?
We shall have to agree to disagree on this one, but the Iranian situation was vastly different.
The Muslim Brotherhood isn't about democracy? They have made no attempt to take over government. Now I do not like the Muslim Brotherhood, but if they are democratically elected in a free and fair election to a majority in parlaiment, that is democracy. Sorry but it is.Absolutely. Build away. But they are going to need help. The MB is NOT about democracy, unless you fall for their bilge that is.
Democracy isn't all about having Happy meals and Mall of America my friend.
Freedom Fries anyone?I believe France lent quite a bit of assistance did they not?
Military assistance is a little different, America forged their democracy all on their own, or do you wanna give credit to the french.