Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa Lappen, in covering the history of Muslim Brotherhood, mention various disturbing quotations from Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the leader of the organization. Remember, this is the supposedly “moderate” leader of Muslim Brotherhood, who is against terrorism and extremism and simply wishes to promote Islamic beliefs democratically and peacefully.
“He called on individual members of the Muslim Brotherhood worldwide to not only join the “resistance” to the U.S. financially, but also through active participation.”
December, 11, 2005: “The Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview – the spread of Islam, until it rules the world.”
“We are in the global arena, and we preach for Allah according to the guidelines of the Muslim Brotherhood. All the members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the international arena operate according to the written charter that states that Jihad is the only way to achieve these goals.”
“[The U.S. is] a Satan that abuses the religion.”
““I expect America to collapse soon. I have complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America.”
I highly recommend clicking the above link. It’s probably the best series of articles detailing the history of the Muslim Brotherhood’s efforts to expand its networks into the United States.
There are also some great quotes from Jonathan Halevi’s article here.
In a recent weekly missive, ‘Akef declared a new strategy adopted by the Brotherhood to confront Western imperialism and the satanic alliance between the U.S. and Israel based on supporting the “resistance” in any Muslim country under foreign occupation, including Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan. For the first time, ‘Akef called upon the Brotherhood to grant not only financial and material support but to join the resistance to achieve freedom for the Muslim nation.
One of the planks of the Muslim Brotherhood platform in the Egyptian Parliamentary elections in 2005 dealt expressly with that aspect, stating that “it is important to support national resistance movements in all the occupied Arab lands in every way possible.” During the war in Lebanon between Israel and Hezbollah during the summer of 2006, ‘Akef called upon Egyptian President Mubarak and the other Arab leaders to support “the Lebanese resistance,” and it was implied that the Muslim Brotherhood had a broad military infrastructure in place. ‘Akef said that he was “prepared to send 10,000 jihad fighters immediately to fight at the side of Hezbollah” if the Egyptian government would permit it.
Halevi also discusses why Akef’s talks of democracy cannot be trusted. His version of “democracy” is Shari’a Law.