Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egypt and Ikhwan Web

I have never linked a website with which I disagree up to now, but given the events in Egypt and the much-discussed role of the Muslim Brotherhood, I am linking their English-language website, Ikhwan Web to Fousesquawk under "Blogs I read". I think it is instructive to see what they are saying as the events in Cairo play out. They do, actually, post some pieces that are against their point of view including one I wrote when their representative, Ibrahim el Houdaiby came to speak at UC-Irvine in 2008. Currently, they are running an article by American Muslim moderate Zuhdi Jasser. Their link is:

Make no mistake. You will read more than your share of lies on this site. They still maintain, as El-Houdaiby maintained in 2008, that the MB has no presence in the US. That is a flat-out falsehood. In spite of that, it is imperative to follow what they are saying in Egypt in the midst of this crisis. One thing that they make clear is that they are, indeed, involved in the events.

1 comment:

Chris Taus said...

To think that this mob in Middle East could create freedoms relative to western norms can only be seen though western ethnocentrism. It is ingrained in us to believe that people will always chose liberty as we know it. As such a belief such as this can only be explained through the fiat of ignorance, or the clouded vision of irrational emotive compassion.