“إن فكرة الإخوان المسلمين، نتيجة الفهم العام الشامل للإسلام؛ قد شملت كل نواحي الإصلاح في الأمة: فهي دعوة سلفية، وطريقة سُنية، وحقيقة صوفية، وهيئة سياسية، وجماعة رياضية، ورابطة علمية ثقافية، وشركة اقتصادية، وفكرة اجتماعية”. – حسن البنا؛ رسالة المؤتمر الخامس.
An Egyptian court has handed down another batch of mass death sentences. The victims include leader of the Ikhwan al Muslimoon Mohamed Badie and 13 others. An additional 31 persons in prison will be sentenced on April 11. Egyptian courts have earned the dubious distinction of delivering farcical verdicts that have nothing to do with the law and everything to do with pleasing their masters in uniform.
The secularists in Egypt are gradually waking up to the reality of the military's brutal nature. It brooks no opposition. The secularists thought that by joining the campaign against the elected government of President Mohamed Mursi, they would have a free hand to continue their activities. They have had a rude shock: many of them have been jailed and their best known figure, Wael Ghoneim has fled into exile.
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an internationally renowned scholar. He is also head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. Yet at the behest of the Egyptian dictator, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Interpol on December 5 issued an arrest warrant against the Sheikh. Will Interpol act on it and if so, what ramifications will it have?
There are two major Islamic currents in the world today: the Ikhwan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Ikhwan must decide whether they want to work with the Islamic Republic or continue to pander to the whims of illegitimate rulers.
The military regime in Egypt is determined to kill as many Ikhwan leaders and supporters as possible. It has already murdered in cold blood thousands of them but its blood lust seems not to have been satiated. It wants to murder a lot more.
Tunisian Islamic party fares slightly better than the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt because Tunisia is not strategically important and it is not oil-rich.
After fraudulent elections in which he claimed to have won 96 percent of the vote, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has launched a crusade against masajid in Egypt. They are seen as a potential source of challenge to his illegitimate authority.
Examining the Saudi policy of setting the Salafis and Ikhwanis at each others' throats at a time when foreign powers have their fangs embedded deeply into the flesh of the Ummah.
General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, after declaring himself president through a farcical election in which less than 10 percent of the people bothered to vote, has intensified the reign of terror against enemies—real and perceived. The ever-pliant judges are with him.
The judges in Egypt act as executioners for the military while the thugs in uniform brandishing guns shoot and kill without mercy. Thousands of innocent people have been murdered in cold blood since the illegal military coup of July 3 against the first-ever elected President Mohamed Mursi. Family members of the just-sentenced victims cry on hearing about death sentences against their loved ones.
Egypt's pharaoh Abdel Fattah Sisi tries to present a soft image to the outside world but comes down brutally hard on people inside. His special wrath is reserved for the Muslim Brotherhood thousands of whose members have been murdered, thousands of others consigned to dungeons and sentenced to death through kangaroo trials.
Generals love democracy, especially the kind that propels them into power without conceding anything to the civilians. This is underway in Egypt under General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Empire’s new muscleman.
It is difficult to tell who is worse: the men in uniform or those in robes on the benches in Egypt? Both kill innocent people for no other crime than demanding their fundamental rights. The men in uniform kill with guns and bullets while those in robes sentence people to death in trials that are so outlandish, they cannot even be described as farcical. In the photo, Mohamed Badie, Murshid (supreme guide) of the Ikhwan is shown in a court cage.
The Egyptian military wants total control of the state but it seems people are not prepared to accept this without a fight. There has been an escalation in protests as well as bombings since General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the now-retired army chief and defence minister, announced on March 26 he wants to be president.
Even traditionally pro-Saudi groups in the world have been horrified at the Saudis’ designation of the Ikhwan al-Muslimun and by implication, Hamas in Palestine, as terrorist organizations.
The combined assault by the Egyptian military and the Saudi regime on the Ikhwan and its supporters has exposed the unholy alliance of tyrannical regimes in the Muslim East.
Saudis are finding that even their petro-dollars can no longer buy the loyalty of some Muslims. Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama of Lucknow in India has shown rare courage by openly condemning the Saudis for declaring the Ikhwan al-Muslimoon in Egypt and Hamas in Palestine as “terrorist” organizations. Nadwa's principled stand was immediately endorsed by a number of other organizations and Muslim political parties in India.
Who is a terrorist? Is it someone who kills innocent people or someone who defends his legitimate rights? The Saudi regime is known to sponsor terrorist outfits worldwide yet it has the gall to declare the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt a “terrorist” organization. The Bedouins from Nejd that have illegally occupied the Arabian Peninsula are financing the murderous thugs in uniform, the Egyptian military, with $15 billion in aid.
Rulers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE are not amused. They think Qatar is trying to be extra smart by backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and even supporting MB activities inside their countries. They have withdrawn their ambassadors from Doha. How long with this last? Not very long, if their past behavior is any guide.