December 8, 2011, - 4:40 pm

Meet the Muslim Brotherhood’s New PR Man, NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof

By Debbie Schlussel

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.

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NYTimes’ Nicholas Kristof Hearts the Muslim Brotherhood
So I guess I should take his word–after he had dinner with a Muslim Brotherhood chick–that this is a nice group.  No biggie that this is the organization from which HAMAS, Yasser Arafat, and Al-Qaeda all emanated.  I mean, these things are all irrelevant, when you consider Kristof’s dinner with Sondos Asem, the woman who runs the Muslim Brotherhood’s English language Twitter feed.  No way she’s an extremist because, hey, she’s young (only 24 years old, and terrorists are never 24, right?), “speaks perfect English” (so did Mohammed Atta), and “is writing a master’s thesis on social media” (um, Munich Olympic terrorist massacre paymaster Mahmoud Abbas wrote a Ph.D. thesis, so he has one up on her).  Yes, someone with those credentials would never support, say, the slaughter of Jews and Christians, or bombing people in pizza parlors.  Nor would Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who went to grad school in North Carolina.  Right?

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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27 Responses

What do you expect? Another brain-dead, left-wing, pseudo-intellectual who thinks that he knows better than everyone else, despite all the the evidence that contradicts his opinions. Kristoff, and his ilk, are the people we should be most wary of. The radical muslims, for better or worse, don’t make it a secret as to what they want to do and what their agenda is. Libs like Kristoff, however, try to hide their agendas.

Jeff on December 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

80% of Egyptian Muslims voted for radical Islamist parties. That’s how moderate they are.

Egypt’s tiny secular and liberal parties got the bulk of their support from Egypt’s Christians. That shows us what a fool Nicholas Kristof is.

An extremist can’t be well educated, presentable and polite to a fault? This guy like liberals in general, is looking at appearances rather than at the substance.

At least a quarter of Egyptians want Islamism – even more extreme than that embraced by the MB, the Salafists. That tells us what they really want.

The bottom line is they overwhelmingly voted for a totalitarian dictatorship through free elections and the Arab masses are thoroughly reactionary in character.

Fools like Kristof have no understanding or knowledge about Islam and the Arab World. Their wishful thinking and abject ignorance won’t make America and the few allies it has left in that part of the world safer.

NormanF on December 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Debbies asks: “Does Turkey have pogroms against Christians whenever the people feel like it?”

Turkey’s mass murder of Armenians (and many Greeks, whose murders were less publicized) over a period of some twenty years spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was spurred by the Ottoman and Kemalist governments, but there seemed to be no significant opposition to this ongoing genocide on the part of the Turkish Muslim citizenry. In September 1922, there was a mass roundup in Smyrna of two to three hundred thousand Armenians, Greeks, and other non-Muslim minorities who were then herded to the docks while their sector of the city was torched. Trapped, many sought to escape by swimming toward the American and European naval fleets docked just offshore, or on the quai. Shockingly, these fleets were ordered by their respective governments not to intervene, on grounds of neutrality. The victims who tried to swim to or climb onto the American, British, Italian, and French ships were repelled, and the English reportedly threw boiling water on the drowning victims to keep them from boarding their vessels. Bands on the American ships were ordered to play as loudly as possible in order to mask the screams of the dying victims, drowning all around them. The harbor was clogged with corpses. Little, apparently, has changed with respect to our insane willingness to tolerate and excuse Muslim bloodshed – from the Israelis, who ignore the destitution of many of its citizens and instead divert thousands of pounds of food and medicine daily to their enemies in Gaza, to the U.S., which sends nearly a billion dollars annually to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Authority.

CS: While it is true that Turkey perpetrated the Armenian Holocaust–of which I’m well aware and about which I’ve written, that was decades ago. I’m talking about Turkey today, as should be quite clear. Despite the fact that Turkey has moved to the right on Islam and has become more extremist, it is nothing like Egypt. DS

commonsense on December 8, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Debbie,
    I lived in Turkey for a year in the early 70’s. I found the Turks friendly toward Americans. However they were still steeped in Muslim traditions despite the reforms of Ataturk. I am no expert, but my personal experience tells me while the Turkish situation may be different than in Egypt, it is only because Turkey was largely “cleansed” of Christians in 1923 with the population exchange between Greece and Turkey. There a are millions of Copts in Egypt, while it is estimated that there are less than 100,000 dhimi Christians living in Turkey. I traveled widely in Asia Minor, perhaps 50,000 miles. The only sign I saw of Christianity was historical, I don’t remember seeing a single open Christian church, though I know they must exist somewhere. While hiking through Sinop, I ran across a 1000 year old Greek Orthodox Church that that had the icons defaced and was used as a corn crib by its owner. If Christians are treated better in Turkey, it is only because there are so few. Almost all the million plus Christians were forcibly exchanged for Turks living in Greece. Turks tolerate a Christian presence because they are not perceived as a threat. I was given an orientation upon reaching my assignment in Sinop. We were warned about Turkish customs and laws. We were especially warned not to proselytize, as it was illegal and would get us thrown out of the country. Yes, Turks were friendly, especially when they had something to sell.

    Jimbo on December 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

Nicholas Kristof is just like his twin bag of puke Paul Krugman. Enough hubris to fill up both China and Russia but resoundingly WRONG in everything they say.

And they are given prominent positions to spout such bullsh. It’s very crazy-making.

When I read their articles (and I hardly ever do) I make sure to believe the opposite of what they do.

Kristof is a raging bag of crap who should just go live in either Russia and China. If your gonna be anti-American, put your money and ass where your commie mouth is!

Skunky on December 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm

How can anyone this uninformed work for the Times?

Wait, I may have answered my own question……..

Tanstaafl on December 8, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Sondos Asem sounds like Miss Hezbo-USA but with a brain (and clandestine in a different and hands-on way). Since she is shilling for the MB and supports them, she is prolly 100 Times more dangerous than drunken Miss Hezbo-USA.

She (and Kristof) must think Americans really are stupid to think that Egypt is now a “Democracy”. And if the MB is “50% female” is does not say much for Mooooooslimas.

And I am not convinced the “brainy” jihadist is all about “moderate” Islam and reasoning. Anwar al-Awlaki was born here and studied here but that didn’t stop him (just as DS referenced KSM and Mahmoud Abbas) but it makes Kristof wet his knickers in excitement. What a dupe!

Skunky on December 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Heres how I see it…who cares who they vote for. If they vote for a bunch of Muslim fundamentalists then A)they will reap what they sow or B) they will learn to vote them out. But thats the point of democracy. We are supporting the principle. If they elect anti-American elements thats fine we just won’t engage with them (its the same here with the GOP who have anti-Arab elements). Thats democracy and what each country wants. I however feel that the Egyptian MB will first move to the right but then balance out like the Turkish Muslim Democracy.

George A. on December 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

George A-hole, you sure do say the most stupid things here.

I am reading your dopey post and marveling that you would post such drivel…since you are “supposed” to be a DS fan. You obviously have NOT learned a thing here.

Go back to oogling the Ms. Drunken Hezbo-USA pics. You’re a total ass-clown!

Skunky on December 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Yesterday on Debbie’s Baba Wawa (Barbara Walters) thread I remarked on how the people in the MSM then wonder why they have no credibility with the American people. Well, add this as yet one more example as to why the MSM has no credibility with the American people.

JeffE on December 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Dear Debbie: Your endlessly posting pictures of “Hogan’s Heroes”‘s Sergeant Schultz is becoming a little offensive, to the memory of John Banner, and it’s stopped being funny.

Miranda Rose Smith on December 9, 2011 at 2:57 am

    DS, I just want you to know on TWO talk-shows today I heard the host not only say Sgt. Schultz’s famous line (from a comedy tv show BTW) but use the accent. And I laughed both times.

    One was Rush Limbaugh. 2 in one day!

    Skunky on December 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      DS, I just want you to know on TWO talk-shows today I heard the host not only say Sgt. Schultz’s famous line (from a comedy tv show BTW) but use the accent. And I laughed both times.

      One was Rush Limbaugh. 2 in one day!

      Skunky on December 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      Reply

      Dear Skunky: About 30 yars ago, I had a boss who would call up, when he was out of the office, and ask for himself, in a “Hogan’s Heroes” German accent. I didn’t think it was funny.

      Miranda Rose Smith on December 11, 2011 at 5:00 am

Kristoff is a turd—my apologies to the turd!!!!

Brenda Casey on December 9, 2011 at 9:01 am

You know Debbie; this is something I do notunderstand. When a man is born retarded he did not ask for this. It was utter fate. But when an educated person acts retarded there is no excuse for that at all. I think it is the snake nature innate in them.

Sundus meand green grass which is generally the color Islam associates itself with. She sucked the milk of treachery as a child so I do expect this from her. But Nichola Kristoff to act in this stupid manner without even knowing what he is talking about??? This is the ultimate treason.

Gamal R. Scharoubim on December 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    The Arabs are a hospitable people and can be charming and polite in person to guests. That doesn’t make their beliefs any less reprehensible.

    If you go to the MB’s Arabic language website and type in the word “Jew” in the search engine, you get a long list of anti-Semitic canards.

    Kristof doesn’t speak a word of Arabic. Neither do most of us. But that doesn’t exclude us from learning the truth and remembering there is no such political animal as a moderate Islamist.

    NormanF on December 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Kristoff is not only an Arab lover and Jew hater, he has no intellectual honesty and is a cheap shill. Ditto for Anthony Lewis and Thomas (I am the smartest man on the planet) Friedman. The Times is a waste of precious tree pulp.

Martin on December 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Debbie is an angry bitter bitch because it has been so many years since she got some cock :'(

Cheer up girl, if you shaved your mustache and took a bath at least once a week you might get an arab muslim taxi driver to fuck you in the ass ;)

Horny Commie on December 10, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Do you tell this to all the girls? I bet you’re hung like a flea on a camel and use pine sol spray for de-oderant. No wonder you’re horny.

    Ron Wolf on December 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

    That is one disgusting post. As for Kristof: Other than some economic credentials…. he’s a normal Lib idiot: Always hope for the best even when the worst is staring you in the face.

    Ron Edge on December 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Vunce der rockets go up who care vere dey come down, Das not mein department says Vernor Van Braun, Nazi Smazi- Tom Leher

Yeah they are really our friends….suuuure! Hey, lets give them some guns like we did in Afghanistan too!
If they pay cash flight school is not a problem either!

Ron Wolf on December 10, 2011 at 8:28 am

I personally know Sondos Asem and I find your character assassination to be truly shocking. It is frightening to see how virulent of a person you are, and I feel sorry that you have so much hatred you need to take out on a population you obviously have no personal experience with (and I am happy to say, a population who has no idea who you are). You should try living in an Arab Muslim Middle Eastern country and see how kind the people are to you. You should be ashamed of yourself. People like you make me fear for the future of America, and I will spend my entire life working to combat the negative energy and effects you bring into people’s lives. Whatever their religion may be.

You are scary on December 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Skunky you are perfectrly right. What a disgusting behavior from people who are supposedly intelliget. I don’t want to mourm merican Intelligence and integrity, I want to revive them. Do Not let our country go down the drain. We have children and grandchildren who will have to live in it.

G. R. Scharoubim on February 22, 2012 at 11:18 am

GOD IS HERE!!!!
EVEN THOUGH HE’S INVISIBLE HE SEES ALL!!!!
DO NOT FEAR WHEN ARMAGEDDON’S COMES BE STRONG
AND PROTECT EACH OTHER WITH LOVE ALWAYS!!!!
THE CHARIOTS OF FIRE FALLING ANGEL’S OF SHATAN !!!!
SHATAN HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN THE OMIEN FOUR YEARS AGO
WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT!!!!
THE OMIEN HAS ALREADY OPEN THE GATEWAY FOR THE ANTICHRIST!!!!

LIZ HODGES FLORES on February 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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