Tundra Tabloids’ commenter Anushirvan offers the following essay on the modus operandi of teh Muslim Brotherhood’s supposed moderation. KGS
The MB concept of “moderate Islam” (Islamic ‘principles’ integrated in a modernised Western legal framework) serves as nothing more than a stepping stone in their quest to gradually strip all semblances of modernity from Islam-dominated societies in the long run. Islamism necessarily has to include a strategy that works its way up to this point, simply because it is in keeping with the Quran’s intent of abolishing all immoral (infidel) lawmaking.
The MB step-by-step approach is more suited for this purpose than the rather hamfisted Salafi approach, simply because taqiyya is part and parcel of this strategy. The vehement disdain for the broader layers of Muslim society, equally felt by Salafis and the MB alike, will result in the same level of Islamisation.
Whereas many Muslims however are quite easily repelled by crude Salafi discourse, the MB can cover up its intent by professing outwardly their respect for general human rights and modernity, which is decidedly a taqiyya take on things and can be sold to the general public in Egypt, Tunisia,…etc. as more attractive proposition than the Salafi view.
In Europe, we have unwittingly lived with the ruse of “moderate Islam” long enough (from the early to mid nineties on) and PC idiots complacently decided that deep down this could not possibly present any dangers to civilized society.
Analogous to the situation in Egypt and the way Western leaders jumped on the bandwagon of ‘Arab Spring Revolutions’, this complacency in Europe can be reinterpreted as “phase 1 of European Islamisation”, the necessary stepping stone to the current “phase 2″, the gradual instatement of purist Islam as both the MB and Salafi movements see fit.
When Muslim communities become isolated within the West, to the point where these start to demarcate their own boundaries, puritan Islam is already establishing a firm foothold with the intent to destroy modernity and pluralism for just about everyone, Muslims and infidels alike.
Totalitarianism can never constitute a freedom movement for the masses, although the common people have regularly given their fate into the hands of those that mobilised their frustration with the powers that be, in order to usurp the people’s revolution as their own in the long run.
Therefore history will repeat itself in the ME, parallel to the developments in Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, the Stalinist Soviet Union, Maoist China, or mullah Iran. Totalitarianism runs on the discontent of the general public and the reinterpretation and absorption of these concerns into a single-minded, disingeneous ideology with a hidden agenda: instating uniformity !