Obama, as well as main-stream journalists, academics, politicians and diplomats argue that the contemporary Muslim Brotherhood is no longer attached to the vision of the Caliphate. They say the Brotherhood is being transformed by the experience of democracy and of actual governance. It will internalize the culture of democracy, they assure us…
Every Brotherhood leader is reaffirming the Brotherhood’s mission, which is the islamize everything — from the individual, the family, to the society, the government and even the whole world.
Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie
The Muslim Brotherhood is close to achieving the “ultimate goal” set by the group’s founder Hassan al-Banna in 1928, which is the establishment of a “just and reasonable regime.”
The project begins with the creation of a sound government and ends with the establishment of a just Islamic caliphate, said Mohamed Badie, the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on Thursday, in his weekly message on the group’s official website.
The Brotherhood is not becoming “moderate.” Sure, the Brothers established a political party — the Freedom and Justice Party — and took part of an electoral process. But that’s only part of dawah — conquest by means of “good” work. That innovation is entirely secondary now that the Brotherhood has taken control of Egypt, that it is infiltrating the state apparatus, the police and the army with its own men. The Brotherhood is now discarding “democracy” and “reform” in order to implement the unity of obedience to its leadership. It was only using “democracy” to achieve totalitarian control of Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood has been guided from its very beginning by the goal of a Caliphate that seeks unity in obedience to its Supreme Guide.
The Muslim Brothers will do in Egypt exactly what the “Muslim Devotees” did in Iran: establish an islamic Republic.
The regime of the ayatollahs in Iran grew out of a secret society called the Devotees of Islam (فدائیان اسلام), a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate whose founder and leader in the 1950s, Sayyid Navab Safavi, was a close associate of Ruhollah Mostafavi Musavi Khomeini.
Khomeini, Navab Safavi and the flag of the Devotees, فدائیان اسلام
That goal of totalitarian control by way of the Caliphate was expressed by the Brotherhood’s founder, Hassan al Banna, in a famous formula:
The genius of al-Banna has been his method, how carefully he organized the secret Society of the Muslim Brothers into various sub-groups, and the discipline exercised by the Supreme Guide and its Bureau of Guidance.
Gamal al-Banna, the younger brother of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder
Its disciplined, hierarchical organization enabled the Brotherhood to pursue the Caliphate productively through many years (since 1928), including extended periods when it was subject to oppression.
See Leadership and Allegiance in the Society of the Muslim Brothers by Lella Landau-Tasseron for more details on the secret organization of the Brotherhood
The mission of the Caliphate and the hierarchical organization of the Brotherhood were derived from the “prophet” muhammad, his companions and a few subsequent caliphs. Following this model, al-Banna had his organization adhered to the guidance of Umar, the second caliph, who had said “there is no islam without a Society of Brothers, no Society without an Imam, and no Imam without complete obedience.”
Umar went on to become the organizer of the greatest of the early islamic conquests, and of a Caliphate that had endured for a 1000 years…
Al-Banna followed that model when he crafted the Muslim Brotherhood. So Egypt will turn out exactly like Iran.
I really wonder if Obama is a useful idiot or a “brother.”