Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Out of Power—For Now


 An Egyptian votes at the municipal elections


Despite its sitting out the latest elections, the Muslim Brotherhood is still the rising power in Egypt. By Richard Palmer

By Richard Palmer

President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party won a landslide victory this week in the Egyptian parliamentary elections.

A Democratic Islam?

by Daniel Pipes

There's an impression that Muslims suffer disproportionately from the rule of dictators, tyrants, unelected presidents, kings, emirs, and various other strongmen – and it's accurate. A careful analysis by Frederic L. Pryor of Swarthmore College in the Middle East Quarterly ("Are Muslim Countries Less Democratic?") concludes that "In all but the poorest countries, Islam is associated with fewer political rights."

Welcome to ‘Lawfare’ - A New Type of Jihad

Family Security Matters

Brooke Goldstein 

The Islamist movement has two wings – one violent and one lawful, which can operate apart but often reinforce each other. While the violent arm attempts to silence speech by burning cars when cartoons of Mohammed are published in Denmark, the lawful arm is skillfully maneuvering within Western legal systems, both here and abroad.

bmjRadical Muslim doctors and what they mean for the NHS

Irfan Al-Alawi, international director (London)1, Stephen Schwartz, executive director (Washington, DC), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1 Centre for Islamic Pluralism

The disclosure that the leading alleged conspirators in last year's bombing attempts in London and Glasgow were Muslim doctors sent a shockwave through the worldwide non-Muslim public. The same question was asked everywhere: how can those who are trained to heal turn to terrorism?

Radical Islam and Our Cultural Suicide

By Kathy Shaidle

By Kathy Shaidle
FrontPageMagazine Our society’s impulse towards suicide continues unabated, as those on the side of Western civilization are the ones continuously being silenced, while homegrown jihadists express their venom with increasing impunity.



Jihad with money

Alex Alexiev on National Review Online sets out the reasons why sharia finance — described by Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi as ‘jihad with money’ — is a serious threat to the west:

The legitimization of sharia in the West and its gradual imposition in Muslim communities and beyond is a key objective of sharia finance, and there is no doubt it has already made huge strides. …  

Islam Item  

‘When will Islamic extremism be stopped?’  

by Henry Lamb 

When Hitler set out to conquer the world, it was American blood, treasure, and determination that stopped him.  When the Soviet Union set out to subject the world to communism, it was American blood, treasure, and determination that stopped it.  If the Muslim extremists’ quest to subject the world to radical Islam is to be stopped, it will, once again, take American blood, treasure, and determination.

London Imam's Attempt to Carry Out Sunna Gone Awry

Islam Watch 

The article represents the views of the writer

During a question answer session in East London Mosque, preacher Imam Abdul Makin was asked by a niqabi muslima about recent fatwa from a well known Imam .


Naqabi Woman: “One eyed hooked Imam Hamza Mesri said muslims can kill British infidels and have sex with their wives and daughters, Do you agree with him?”

Imam: “It is not what Imam Hamza said nor is there a question of my agreeing with him or not. It is in Quran thus those are Allah’s orders.”

N.W.:  “But why would Allah tell muslims to kill and rape innocent non muslims?”

Will Europe Resist Islamization? 

by Daniel Pipes
Jerusalem Post

Some analysts of Islam in Western Europe argue that the continent cannot escape its Eurabian fate; that the trend lines of the past half-century will continue until Muslims become a majority population and Islamic law (the Shari‘a) reigns.

"Middle East Salafism's Influence and the Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Europe"


The article, which appears in The Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA, Volume 10, No. 3, Article 1/10, September 2006), is authored by Juan José Escobar Stemmann, a Spanish diplomat stationed in Jordan and an expert on "Islamism, democratization in the Arab world, and terrorism."

Unwittingly hosting terror

  Islamists use US Web firms for recruiting; Agencies mine sites for data

For more than a year, a Burlington-based Internet company hosted a website that taught its members how to outfit a suicide bomber, aired Al Qaeda propaganda videos, and offered an "exclusive" Taliban video showing the beheadings of three "spies," according to computer records.

A speech on Islam by Jim Horn

We are not at war with terrorism. Terrorism is a tool

Who’s attacking us? Is it Japanese? British? Hawaiians? Canadians? Israelis? Koreans? Brazilians? Icelanders? No, it’s Moslems. Islamists

We are definitely at war with Islam, and our very survival is at stake. More importantly, that of our children and grand-children.


If Obama becomes President of the USA

By Mounir Bishay

We are in the midst of the presidential election battle and nobody knows if Mr. Obama will be the likely candidate to win the presidency of the USA. He has yet to win his party’s nomination. And although he is ahead of his opponent Senator Clinton, their fight rages on as she is not giving any indications of conceding. Even assuming that he eventually wins the Democratic Party’s nomination, he still has a road of hurdles ahead before reaching the general election in November.

Tawifk Hamid story of indocrination by Jama'a Islamih in Egypt 

Planet JH  

The man who would change Islam … if he isn’t killed first

Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Dr. Tawfik Hamid, 47, was born in Egypt to an agnostic father and liberal French mother. As a student at Cairo University medical school in the late 1970s, Dr. Hamid joined a radical Islamic group and became, in essence, a budding terrorist.

Chicago Tribune

A rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America

Muslims divided on Brotherhood

A group aiming to create Islamic states worldwide has established roots here, in large part under the guidance of Egypt-born Ahmed Elkadi

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe and Laurie Cohen | Tribune staff reporters

Over the last 40 years, small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to pray, memorize the Koran and discuss events of the day.

But they also addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as well.

It's Arabs who are showing us how to tackle extremism

Ed Husain

flew out to the Middle East expecting to lose a crucial debate on the subject of tackling Muslim extremism. The showdown was to take place in Doha, in Qatar, home of al-Jazeera, bin Laden's television channel of choice. Worse, Doha is also home to a cleric who Britain, rightly, refused an entry visa. Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an advocate of Palestinian suicide bombings, permits female genital mutilation and supports theocracy.

FT Home

Al-Qaeda is losing the war of minds

By Peter Wehner

The US “surge” in Iraq has been so manifestly successful that no serious person can deny that gains have been made. Even Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have (grudgingly) conceded progress. Yet both Mrs Clinton and Mr Obama are quick to add that progress has been purely on the military side and that those gains are ephemeral. This fits with their broader narrative – that the war has been a disaster on every front.

Sharia unveiled
Thursday 28 February 2008


Law Gazette  

The Archbishop of Canterbury has sparked a fevered public debate about the relationship between religion and law. Polly Botsford reports

In the week following the Archbishop of Canterbury’s provocative recent speech on sharia law, Mahmud Al-Rashid, spokesman for the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML), called for the regulation of the growing number of sharia councils, as reported in the Gazette (see
Gazette [2008], 14 February, 4). They were both bringing to the fore the interplay between religious freedoms and a secular state.

Europe's Muslim Radicals: The Next Generation

By Abigail R. Esman

World Defense Review columnist

"American kill," said the five-year-old boy. "Bush I kill." And as his proud father watched, beaming, he demonstrated how to cut the evil American's bare throat.

So it was in a Birmingham, England, home – as recorded secretly by British security services a few months ago while investigating the child's British-Pakistani father, Parvis Khan, then a suspect in a plot to kill a Muslim British soldier. This week, after his plan had been thwarted by MI5, Khan was sentenced to life in prison.


The Future of Eurabia?

In the wake of U.S. recognition of the Islamist Republic of Kosovo, attention has once again been focused on Muslim persecution of Christian Serbs.

In 2005, ran an article entitled “Persecution of Kosovo Christians Said to Reveal Larger Threat,” in which it aired a video of a Muslim mob destroying a Christian church.

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