January 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Seeking to quash what is quickly developing into anti-government street warfare in major Egyptian cities, the Mubarak administration has arrested over 40 members of the country's main terrorist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
"The recent crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters in a nationwide sweep took place with the arresting, abducting and detaining of many more MB's. Security personnel arrested 6 MB members from Kerdasa who were supporters of Abdul Salam Bashendy after storming their houses at dawn....The constituency of Ismailia witnessed 33 arrests as MB members were hanging posters...Forces also arrested 6 MB's from Alayat Giza, where Dr. Hossam Shendi was nominated after ransacking their houses..." [source, 43 MBs arrested overnight with the approach of elections, IkhwanWeb, the official English website for the Muslim Brotherhood, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27128]
Since its inception in 1928 the Muslim Brotherhood has sought to topple the Egyptian government. As a result it has been suppressed, often violently, throughout its history, with varying degrees of success. The group's goal is to replace Mubarak's quasi-secular administration with a hard line Wahhabist theocracy.
For tactical reasons the MB "renounced" violence in the 70s, feeling [so far proven correct] that its ultimate goal of re-establishing the Caliphate could be better achieved through internal subversion, working especially with outside NGOs who have been pushing for "democracy," knowing that "free" elections will rapidly result in a totalitarian Muslim state on the principle of, "one man, one vote, one time."
This is the identical game plan being followed by the Muslim Brotherhood and its numerous front groups in the West; one which has been remarkably effective, especially in a PR sense, since 911.
Despite the group's masking of its true intent, its purpose remains the same; a commitment to toppling Western and less severely Shari'a influenced Middle Eastern governments by any means possible. It is not happenstance that the MB's motto remains, "God is our purpose, the Prophet our leader, the Qur'an our constitution, Jihad our way and dying for God's cause our supreme objective."
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