Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Moral Hypocrisy of President Barack Obama

Mike L.

{Cross-Posted at Israel Thrives.}

It is one of the more bizarre features of today's political moment that we have an American president allegedly at war with al-Qaeda while simultaneously promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, the very organization out of which Qaeda emerged.

Matthias K√ľntzel is among the foremost historians of the relationship between radical Islam and Nazi Germany. He writes:

It was the Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 in Egypt, that established Islamism as a mass movement. The significance of the Brotherhood to Islamism is comparable to that of the Bolshevik party to communism: It was and remains to this day the ideological reference point and organizational core for all later Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda and Hamas or the group around Sidique Khan.

So Obama is at war with Qaeda while befriending the Brotherhood, but Qaeda is a branch, or variant, of the Brotherhood itself. Yet, Obama congratulates the Brotherhood and helps usher them into power in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Does this make any sense, whatsoever?

How can one oppose radical Islam and yet be friendly with the very source of radical Islam? How can one oppose Qaeda and yet be friendly with Qaeda's historical parent?

The Islamists’ answer to everything was the call for a new order based on sharia. But the Brotherhood’s jihad was not directed primarily against the British. Rather, it focused almost exclusively on Zionism and the Jews. Membership in the Brotherhood shot up from 800 to 200,000 between 1936 and 1938.[10] In those two years the Brotherhood conducted only one major campaign in Egypt, a campaign directed against Zionism and the Jews.

Barack Obama claims to be a great friend to the Jewish people and to the Jewish state, yet he embraces a political organization that calls for the genocide of the Jews and the destruction of the state of Israel. Even as Morsi was running for the Egyptian presidency as the Muslim Brother candidate he attended campaign rallies calling for a mass march on Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish people.

Islamism is not motivated by a concept of reason but by a cult of death. It does not strive for emancipation but for oppression. It uses the flag of anti-colonialism to promote antisemitism. It is true that today there is no other anti-capitalist or anti-Western movement that is able to mobilise and influence so many people. Bin Laden’s latest message builds on this reality. But it is for this very reason all the more essential for every responsible person to draw an inseperable line between a concept of change that is rooted in the traditions of the Enlightenment and emancipation, and a concept of change that is aimed in a fascist way at destroying the development of societies and the freedom of the individual. You can be in favor of or against Islamism and Fascism but you cannot be anti-Fascist and pro-Islamist at the same time.

And that's the bottom line, isn't it? One cannot be both anti-fascist and pro-Islamist simultaneously, yet this is precisely what Barack Obama is attempting to do when he embraces the Muslim Brotherhood.

The moral hypocrisy is absolutely stunning, yet not quite so stunning as the phenomenon of ideologically blinkered liberal Jews supporting an American president who, himself, supports the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jewish Stockholm Syndrome has become an epidemic of such proportions that the majority of American Jews will continue to support an American president who embraces the foremost anti-Semitic organization in the world today. How is this possible?

After World War II one of the great questions was, how is it that the Jewish people of Europe allowed themselves to so easily be led to the slaughter? That remains a very good question and if you can answer it, then I suspect you can also answer the question above. These two questions are not identical, of course, but they are most certainly related.

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