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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New York Times Tepid on Muslim Brotherhood

Nadene Goldfoot
Why is the New York Times writing about  the Muslim Brotherhood as if it's just another party in several of their articles?  They are not sharing known facts about the group with their readers at all  They are not alarmed about   Yusuf Qaradawi or give any background about him for their readers.  He's known as an antii-semite and has said that Allah should wipe out the Jewish  people. 

In a statement on January 30, 2009, Qaradawi praised the Holocaust, saying that, “throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by [Adolf] Hitler Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.”

Back on October 12, 2001, the newsaper was more forthcoming.  They wrote, "That scholar, Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, is regarded as an independent voice, unlike the many Islamic muftis and theologians who have been appointed by some Muslim governments. Far from pro-Western, Sheik Qaradawi has been a spiritual adviser to Muslim Brotherhood militants in Egypt, has harshly criticized the United States for supporting Israel and has condoned Palestinian suicide bombers."

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The Muslim Brotherhood is also for the Iranian fatwa out for Salmon Rushdie's death.  They are promoting a day of rage against caroonists of Muhammed in Sweden and Denmark.  They believe in genital mutilation of women.  Just try to leave Islam for another religion and you will find the death penalty against you. 

These are all facts about the Muslim Brotherhood that have not been erased or changed.  It's a part of their creed.  They may have been silent in Egypt for the past 30 years, but only because they were outlawed.  Now that Mubarek is gone, they have raised their ugly heads once again.  It's not like the Democrats were just freed and deserve to be praised.  This is a part of the Muslim world that needs to be put back into the Geni bottle. 

I ask why reporters have not done their homework and realize what the Muslim Brotherhood means to those outside of Egypt as well as within?  There was a reason why they were outlawed in Egypt and should be studied.  This is not a group that conforms to Democratic values as we know it. 

Resource: Camera Alert: from 2/18/11 article:  After Long Exile, Sunni Cleric Takes Role in Egypt by David D. Kirkpatrick.

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