There is no reason whatsoever for the self professed intellectuals to not know anything about the expressed genocidal intent of the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s like a historian being ignorant of the National Socialists prolonged incitement of the Jews during the 30’s that led to their near extermination, or the Hutu government’s expressed anti-Tutsi rhetoric prior to embarking on a genocide against them in the Rwandan Genocide of the Tutsi people.
Again, there’s no reason as to why today’s intellectuals are ignorant of the Muslim Brotherhood’s overt anti-Semitic rants coupled with their violent rhetoric against the Jews. Today’s intellectuals are behaving no better than the ones Bostom alludes to with the following:
Lastly, Victor Klemperer, a Dresden University Literature Professor of Jewish descent, recorded the following apposite diary entry on August 16, 1936 in “I Will Bear Witness,” his chronicle documenting the horrific brutality of daily life under Nazi tyranny:
If one day the situation were reversed and the fate of the vanquished lay in my hands, then I would let all the ordinary folk go and even some of the leaders, who might perhaps after all have had honorable intentions and not known what they were doing. But I would have all the intellectuals strung up, and the professors three feet higher than the rest; they would be left hanging from the lamp posts for as long as was compatible with
Right on brother, right on. KGS
Qaradawi and The Treason of the Intellectuals
Posted by Andrew G. Bostom Feb 24th 2011 at 7:18 am in Islam, Islamic extremism, Media Criticism, Middle East | Comments (12)
Last Friday marked the triumphal return to Cairo of Muslim Brotherhood “Spiritual Guide” Yusuf al-Qaradawi. After years of exile, his public re-emergence in Egypt was sanctioned by the nation’s provisional military rulers. Qaradawi’s own words were accompanied by images and actions during his appearance which should have shattered the delusive view that the turmoil leading to President Mubarak’s resignation augured the emergence of a modern, democratic Egyptian society devoted to Western conceptions of individual liberty, and equality before the law.
Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi can be seen prominently behind al-Qaradawi for the duration of the latter’s speech. Recently Higazi, during his Arabic-language program “Age of Glory,” broadcast on the Egyptian al-Nas satellite television network, issued an unabashed call for aggressive violent, jihad. He quoted a hadith from ‘Ali, the son-in-law of the Muslim prophet Muhammad and Islam’s fourth “Rightly Guided” caliph, in which ‘Ali tells his sons: “Go, fight, and please your grandfather [i.e. Muhammad]. Let him be pleased with you. Fighting is what pleases the prophet (peace be upon him).” Higazi also urged jihadists, graphically, when attacking non-Muslim infidels to “Strike and split the head, and cut it in half.” Equally plain are Higazi’s goals for this brutal jihadism—the re-creation of a transnational Muslim Caliphate:
I am convinced that Islam is imminent, the caliphate is imminent. One of these days, the United States of Islam will be established. Allah willing, it will be soon. Egypt will be one state in this [United States of Islam.] Morocco and Saudi Arabia will be states as well.
Qaradawi basking in adulation at Tahrir Square: The “reformist, pluralist” purveyor of global jihad, and genocidal Jew-hatred. Sawfat Higazi, Qaradawi’s immoral equivalent, is standing just to Qaradawi’s left, smiling, with this right hand outreached to his “mentor”
And of course the requisite accompaniment to Higazi’s jihadism would be a jihad genocide of Israeli Jews, as described in other media pronouncements the cleric has made, such as,“Dispatch Those Sons of Apes [Koran 2:65; 7:166] and Pigs[Koran 5:60] to the Hellfire,” and“Yes, I Am an Antisemite; If Not for the Arab Rulers, We Would Devour the Jews with Our Teeth.”