The Obama administration has been diligent in employing a strategy of engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood. But, it is the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda that is the focus of this joint effort, instead of the interests of the United States. This is according to a report done by the RAND Corporation’s National Defense Research Institute, which is a federally funded research and analysis center and is overseen by a Department of Defense advisory board in support of official administration policies and goals.
And, instead of concentrating on how the Muslim Brotherhood conducts itself, the main objective is on changing how the U.S. perceives the Muslim Brotherhood. Moreover, the authors of the report also suggest that this strategy be carried out quietly.
An excerpt from the RAND report:
“Regularize and routinize engagement, including among members of Congress and FJP parliamentarians, to reduce politicization of engagement efforts. Engagement will be most effective when it has bipartisan support in the United States and embeds contact with the MB as part of broader engagement with Egypt’s profusion of political parties.
The more regular and normalized that contact becomes, the less engagement is vulnerable to becoming a target of political attacks in the United States and the more it will be viewed as the normal course of diplomacy. As Nathan Brown argues, now that the MB operates a legal political party and has become a dominant player in Egyptian politics, ‘having normal diplomatic contact with the [MB] makes sense. But trumpeting the policy . . . is a mistake—it generates exaggerated expectations and fears all around.’”
Engagement can also be insulated from domestic political attacks by having more members of Congress, rather than just administration officials, directly meet MB members. The Obama administration has already reached out to the Hill to educate members on the MB, address concerns, and plan more parliamentary exchanges.51 Exchanges between American congressional and Egyptian parliamentary staff could also prove fruitful. In addition, Congress can host FJP parliamentarians and staff to observe American political processes, such as nominating conventions.”
Additionally, according to internal documents acquired in a police raid, following 9/11, “Destroying Western civilization from within” is one of the “General Strategic Goals” of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Using deception to mask intended goals” is another stated tenet. Islam allows for the deception of non-Muslims, according to the Manual of Islamic Law (r8.2), headed “Permissible Lying.” Hence, Islam has been billed as the religion of peace.
Along with the previously stated goals, the following actions were outlined in the documents:
- The concerted demonization of Israel
- Support of ‘Palestinians’ claims of victimhood and discrimination
- High-profile, pro-Islamic activities on college campuses
This demonstrates how the gradual, often subtle, imposition of Sharia is accomplished. The West tends to view these concessions as an outreach to a minority group, while Islamists intend it as an advance towards Sharia. The road to worldwide Sharia is enmeshed in a web of financial networks and extensive social networks of schools, Islamic centers, ‘charitable’ organizations and social media. Robert Spencer, of Jihad Watch, refers to this as “Stealth Jihad.”
Other tactics include the the revisionist history found in some school textbooks, in regard to Islam’s conquests and subjugation through the centuries. This has has been done at both universities and government offices — officials and agents who influence policy, legal cases, immigration and more.
It is important to note that the Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of Al Qaeda and Hamas. The organization was founded in 1928, in Egypt, specifically for the purpose of reinstating the Islamic Caliphate (Empire) which was abolished by Kemal Atatürk. The intended reach of the caliphate is global and would impose Sharia law on all. “The Koran is our law, Jihad is our way” is the motto, in part. Because Sharia law is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy,” it is reasonable to expect that in order for Sharia to exist in the West, Western democracy must be abolished. This concept is being actively promoted in Europe and in other parts of the West. An example of this is Anjem Choudary saying:
“Our campaign… will be — Rotten Britain, and destroying the foundations of Western civilization. So… be part of the project of forbidding man-made law… and calling for the Sharia.”
Another example is Egypt’s President Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood member and pharaoh wannabe, who wasted no time, following election to office, in achieving the following:
- Suppression of the constitutional rights of Christians
- Christians attacked, and some killed
- Churches and shops set on fire
- Young women and girls abducted, forcibly converted, and ‘married’ to their Muslim captors
- Slow police response, if they show at all
- Sharia now trumps the Constitution.
- Mobile rural ‘health’ buses for performing schoolgirl genital mutilation are in existence
- Morsi has shut down opposition in the media
- Mubarak sympathizers removed from the administration
- Morsi edicts declared mandatory and unappealable
- Hard-line Islamic group, al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, has threatened that anyone who acts against Morsi’s declaration is marked for death
The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. Muhammad Badie, has proclaimed its “greatest goal… mastership of the world” while a predecessor, Muhammad Mahdi Akef, said in 2007:
“Islam will invade Europe and America… the Jihad will lead to smashing Western civilization and replacing it with Islam…”
According to Michael Copeland, writing for EuropeNews, Mohammed Badie has also pointed out that “Jihad is obligatory.” To clarify, “Jihad”, according to the Manual of Islamic Law, “means to war against non-Muslims.”
The Muslim Brotherhood has branches in 70 countries and territories, including its main contingents in Egypt, Syria, Gaza, Libya, Tunisia, and Jordan. It also maintains active branches in the UK, France, and in several other European countries as well as in the US.
According to founder al-Banna, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.” The organization’s full motto is: “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.” Additionally, it is also the intent of the Muslim Brotherhood to “liberate Jerusalem.”
Along with rolling out the red carpet for the Muslim Brotherhood in the US, the United States also continues to send hefty annual grants to Egypt. Indeed, being trillions of dollars in debt has not deterred the Obama administration from giving generously to Muslim Brotherhood controlled Egypt.
The RAND report can be viewd here