November 29, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a further sign that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is consolidating power towards the imposition of the Shari'a, today in a presser called for a huge protest to be held on December 1 in support of Shari'a government.
President Morsi is using the unrest caused by his power grab to label all opponents as Mubarak dead-enders,
"...As usual, former regime remnants and holdovers thwart every achievement by the people on the path of democratization..."Knowing the ruthless and now openly brazen nature of the Morsi putsch, we predict that the conditions are being set to identify opposition forces as traitors to mother Egypt. The practical impact of this will be a series of repressive actions which will make Hosni Mubarak look like Thomas Jefferson.
A troubling development which we had not previously noted is that Morsi seems to be instilling in Egypt's masses a sense of blind allegiance to "the homeland."
"Now it has become clear who burns and destroys and seeks to confuse the political scene, and who keeps his hand and tongue from harming anyone and is keen on the safety, security and stability of the homeland..." [source Ikhwan website linked in first paragraph.This is uncomfortably reminiscent of Mussolini's inculcation of an extreme sense of nationalistic jingoism which could, if the form holds true, result in a very aggressive foreign policy.
Egypt's deepening friendly relationship with Iran seems to be in support of such a theory as was his impassioned commitment - in Arabic - during a campaign speech to jihad.
Below a translation from the Arabic to English courtesy of the Middle East Media Research Institute:.
"...the Qur'an is our constitution...jihad is our path...and death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty ambition...this nation will enjoy blessing and revival...only through Islamic Shari'a..."Additionally there seems to be a clear attempt to equate the death of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood with the concept of jihadist martyrdom.
"...Unfortunately, some agitators and former regime leftovers [and] thugs and criminals...[to instigate]...attacks on some Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) headquarters...This resulted in the martyrdom of a young Muslim Brotherhood member in Damanhur and injury of hundreds of citizens, as well as martyrdom of two other persons as a result of tension and violence associated with the demonstrations in general..." Thus the Morsi government has set in motion a process whereby its actions will be conflated on a moral plane to Islam's revolutionary call to violently spread, "the religion of God."
Such a viewpoint is entirely consistent with the Muslim Brotherhood's motto, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
Thus Morsi is rapidly establishing a to claim that his policies are akin to the will of Allah and dying to extend the power of his regime will result in all of the attendant pleasures which Muslim theology promises.