|Muslim Brotherhood Logo (Source: The Copts)|
"Without Jihad and preparation for it, the obligation upon every Muslim to establish an Islamic state and the Islamic Caliphate and to consolidate this religion will not be realized..." - Mustafa Mashhur in Jihad is the Way
This week were are going to take a peek at the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).
The MB was founded by Hassan Al-Banna (an Islamic scholar, a school teacher and the grandfather of Tariq Ramadan, another creature deserving a close attention) in 1928, as a pan-Islamic, religious and social movement.
This movement was the first of its kind to make the Arab-Palestinian issue a general Muslim concern and, it was closely involved in the failed (yet detrimental) 1936 Arab Riots in Palestine, during which the Arabs fought against the British Mandate and opposed the return of the Jewish People to their land - it is curious to witness the Muslim nations, who took the "Palestinian Cause" under their wing due to the Muslim Brotherhood's influence, condemn the movement and imprison their members (e.g. Egypt and the UAE who "convicted 20 Egyptians and 10 Emiratis on national security charges for setting up an illegal branch of the Muslim Brotherhood issuing sentences of up to five years". - as reported by the Washington Post last week).
In Jihad is the Way Mustafa Mashhur (the official leader of the MB from 1996-2002) wrote:
"Hassan Al-Banna said: Since the goal of the Islamic Jihad was the noblest of goals, the means employed were also the most excellent of means. For God has forbidden aggression. Allah has instructed the Muslims to have the utmost mercy. When they fight, they do not (instigate) attack, they do not commit immoral acts, they do not mutilate bodies, they do not steal, they do not plunder property, and they do not desecrate. Muslims do not come to harm because in their war they are the best warriors, just as in their peace they are the best peace-lovers. In addition, it is forbidden to kill women, children, and the elderly or to finish off the wounded, to provoke monks, isolated people, and peaceful non-combatants."
Looking at Jihadists and their "feat" - in places like Syria, Iraq and Egypt - I would say that Mashhur's advice was/is totally ignored since not only are Muslims killing Muslims but they are also committing immoral acts, mutilating bodies, plundering, desecrating bodies, they kill women, children, the elderly, they provoke and execute monks/priests etc.
Lesser Jihad is the way to reproach.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a dangerous movement. They pretend to have relinquished violence and to have evolved to a peaceful political group yet their "spiritual" guidelines are anything but peaceful. They mix the concept of Da'wa with Lesser Jihad and trump on women's rights granting "the Muslim sister" the role of having babies and preparing them for Jihad, for death - in view of this, it is easier to understand why Egypt outlawed them once again; they are a peril to any country wanting to develop its economy.
The MB's goal is to free what they consider the whole Islamic Land (i.e. the entire Middle East region) from the hands of the enemy (Jews) and apostates (false Muslims) so that the Islamic Caliphate is established - it is interesting to see that this Sunni group shares the same final goal as Shiites; therefore, we should ask ourselves whether the day will come when these factions (that today are killing each other off) will officially join hands to reach their common goal...
The movement may be political but they support Jihadists (who do the dirty job for them) and they declare wars on whomever they feel is getting in the way of their Islamic plans.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants war...it should be careful with what it wishes for though...
"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hand, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself." - Sun Tzu