Howard Galganov is a journalist from Canada who has an eye for history and a very good memory. In a commentary posted today on his web site Galganov.com titled “Carter – The Shah . . . Obama – Mubarak” Mr. Galganov reminds us of the cast of characters that have all helped shape the results of Islamic extremism that began with America’s first Leftist president Jimmy Carter. Carter was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at peace in the Middle East that led up to the exile of a staunch American ally The Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the only Muslim friend America ever had.
The fact that Jimmy Carter tacitly allowed the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini to rule Iran resulted in the entire staff of 52 US citizens working at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to be taken hostage on November 4, 1979 and held captive for 444 days by Islamic militants.
Jumping forward to present day, Galganov draws an apt comparison with another Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Barack Hussein Obama, who embarked on a trip to Egypt six months after capturing the White House. Speaking at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, Obama quoted the Qur’an in perfect Arabic and heaped unjustified praise on Muslim contributions throughout history. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, fills in a little unknown detail about that speech by revealing:
“Mohammed Habib, the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group, dismissed Obama's trip and said it would be "useless unless it is preceded by real change in the policies of the U.S. administration toward the Arab and Islamic world." Nevertheless, Obama's administration insisted that at least 10 members of the Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to attend the Cairo speech.”Quoting Galganov, he writes:
“Six months into his Presidency, Obama embarked upon his pro Moslem Tour, telling the world how wonderful Islam is, and how many incredible gifts Islam has given to mankind. He also told the world how fortunate America is for having their Moslem community that has made so many contributions to the American condition.And the dilemma we are seeing unfold before our eyes on the nightly news is the revolution taking place in Egypt, another staunch American ally in the Middle East, and into the mix is one more Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mohammed El Baradei. And once again Howard Galganov has his fingers on all the hot keys as he mentions that Baradei was best known when he was:
Two years into his Presidency . . . just like Carter, Obama has the same dilemma Carter had, as the people of Egypt demand a complete change in leadership - NOW!”
“the head of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), the UN agency entrusted to regulate and report on the International use of nuclear energy.But we know him best, because MOSTLY he was charged with inspecting the nuclear capabilities of countries such as North Korea and Iran.The cast of characters is not yet complete in this tragedy-of-errors soap opera that has thrown the world into a cauldron of Islamic terrorism. For yet another recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the late Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization for Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah. Yasser Arafat was a nephew of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who happened to be a close friend of Adolf Hitler during World War II. The Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in 1981 which led to the current leadership of President Hosni Mubarak. Now there is talk about Mohammed El Baradei becoming the new president of Egypt as soon as the revolution is over. Next up will be a regime change in Turkey, a country that already has a pronounced influence of Islamic extremism. Then the circle will be complete and the last remaining American ally, Israel, will be standing alone surrounded by nations whose bloody hands hold the power of nuclear weapons, Islamic nations salivating over the final demise of their sworn enemy.
El Baradei determined that North Korea’s nuclear program, as well as Iran’s program, were of little threat.”
UPDATE: JihadWatch had more information today on the connection between Mohammed El Baradei and The Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood is also an international organization. According to a captured internal document made public during the trial of the Hamas-supporting Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation, in 2007, its goal in the United States is “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
Last summer, when ElBaradei floated the possibility of running for President of Egypt, the Brotherhood strongly supported his candidacy. And so now, with the prospect of a Muslim Brotherhood/ElBaradei regime in Egypt closer to reality than ever, the United States faces an ominous replay of the events in Iran in the late 1970s: an authoritarian pro-American regime was toppled by pro-democracy forces that were forthwith co-opted by Islamic supremacists who installed a fanatically anti-American Sharia regime that turned out to be far more repressive and draconian than the one that had been toppled.
UPDATE: The web site The Investigative Project on Terrorism has posted the original Muslim Brotherhood document entitled An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America written by Mohamed Akram in May 19, 1991 that was used as evidence by U. S. prosecutors in the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Texas in 2008. The document, in Adobe Acrobat PDF format in its original Arabic and English is available here. Here is the English language introduction:
An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America
by Mohamed Akram
May 19, 1991
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This May 1991 memo was written by Mohamed Akram, a.k.a. Mohamed Adlouni, for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the introductory letter, Akram referenced a "long-term plan…approved and adopted" by the Shura Council in 1987 and proposed this memo as a supplement to that plan and requested that the memo be added to the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting. Appended to the document is a list of all Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America as of 1991.
- Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims' causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims' efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and supports the global Islamic state, wherever it is.
- In order for Islam and its Movement to become "a part of the homeland" in which it lives, "stable" in its land, "rooted" in the spirits and minds of its people, "enabled" in the live [sic] of its society and has firmly-established "organizations" on which the Islamic structure is built and with which the testimony of civilization is achieved, the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain "the keys" and the tools of this process in carry [sic] out this grand mission as a "Civilization Jihadist" responsibility which lies on the shoulders of Muslims and – on top of them – the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.
- The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Proecess" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.
Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/document/id/20