December 8, 2011, - 4:40 pm
Don’t worry about the Muslim Brotherhood. Why not? Well, New York Times columnist and ass(French)kisser of all things Islamic, Nicholas Kristof, says so. And why not trust Kristof? After all, he’s the same guy who, for years, pleaded with us that Sami Al-Arian, the founder and worldwide chief of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, was an innocent man. Despite the fact that Al-Arian was caught talking in surveillance about how “the merger with the brothers in HAMAS is almost complete” and helped bring Islamic terrorist after Islamic terrorist to the country while raising money for bus bombings, Kristof told us that Sami was an okay guy.
More of this laughable, utter BS, from this foolish NY Times pig–and note that whenever some liberal pseudo-intellectual talks down to you, telling you something is “far more complex,” it’s actually quite simple. He’s simply making organic fertilizer, such as this:
My interviews with supporters suggest that the Brotherhood is far more complex than the caricature that scares many Americans.
Sondos rails at the Western presumption that the Muslim Brotherhood would oppress women. She notes that her own mother, Manal Abul Hassan, is one of many female Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated candidates running for Parliament.
Right. And the fact that there are plenty of female terrorists and homicide bombers either means they are just downright moderate and middle-class All-American!
I told Sondos that Westerners are fearful partly because they have watched the authorities oppress women in the name of Islam in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Afghanistan.
“I don’t think Egypt can ever be compared to Saudi Arabia or Iran or Afghanistan,” she replied. “We, as Egyptians, are religiously very moderate.”
Riiight. Looks like Nick Kristof ain’t never heard of Al-Ahram, has never read it, not ever educated himself much about Egypt at all. Does Turkey have pogroms against Christians whenever the people feel like it? Not yet. But they do that in Egypt. Nicky apparently also never heard of Al-Azhar University. Yup, just like Turkey. You keep tellin’ yourself that, BS artist Nick.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is against the brutal practice of female circumcision,” Sondos said bluntly. She insisted that women over all would benefit from Brotherhood policies that focus on the poor: “We believe that a solution of women’s problems in Egyptian society is to solve the real causes, which are illiteracy, poverty and lack of education.”
Hilarious. In the world according to Nick Kristof, the Muslim Brotherhood is the Egyptian chapter of NOW. He passes on the cowdung that the group opposes female genital mutilation (FGM), when, in fact, the Ikhwan (the Muslim Brotherhood) is the driving force behind FGM in Egypt. It’s like saying that the Nazis opposed anti-Semitism.
I asked skeptically about alcohol, peace with Israel, and the veil. Sondos, who wears a hijab, insisted that the Brotherhood wasn’t considering any changes in these areas and that its priority is simply jobs. . . . Sondos looked exasperated. “We embrace moderate Islam,” she said. . . . I’m struck by the optimism I heard in some secular quarters . . .
Let’s not overdo the hand-wringing — or lose perspective. What’s historic in Egypt today is not so much the rise of any one party as the apparent slow emergence of democracy in the heart of the Arab world.
What a blowhard moron. I would say, we should revisit his column ten years from now and see how “moderate” Egypt, under the Brotherhood and the even more extreme Nour Party, turned out.
But we don’t even need to wait that long. Kristof will have egg on his face in less than a year.
Come to think of it, with his assurances on all things from the innocence of terrorist leader Sami Al-Arian to Egypt, Nicholas Kristof face has produced enough egg to feed an entire army omelettes.
Sadly, the West pays the price for his scrambled views, which far too many public officials and “intellects” listen to.
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