Who doesn’t love going to Max Brenner, with their delicious hot chocolate and yummy ice cream confections. There’s a wonderful ambience in their cafes: the city venues are fun places to go, constantly packed with people, whereas the suburban ones are quieter, the perfect place to relax and drink chocolate that’s to die for.
But one mustn’t let sentiment stand in the way of principle. That’s why I support a boycott of MB – Muslim Brotherhood, that is! Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt have been portrayed as the victims of a repressive military, who displaced their democratically elected Freedom and Justice Party. With that title, one could be forgiven for believing they stood for justice and freedom. But names can be deceptive and tyrants have often used the democratic system for their own ends: Hitler came to power by democratic means, and swiftly moved to undermine democracy in order to implement his evil plans.
The BDS movement share MB’s ideals – delegitimisation as a first step to the destruction of Israel and a visceral hatred of Jews. Like MB, it masquerades behind feel-good words like “freedom” and “justice”, but their real aim is much more sinister: the annihilation of the only Jewish state and the sole democracy in the Middle East.
So I have to agree with the contention of Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, that the MB – so admired by President Obama – should be boycotted as a hate group:
… the U.S. should drop its flawed Muslim Brotherhood policy. Never a force for moderation, it should be recognized for what it is: An enemy of freedom and tolerance– a hate group with a long enemies list.
Let’s rejoin the original Tahrir Square campaigners and never again confuse the Brotherhood’s successful leveraging of democratic process with their contempt for democratic values espoused by their Supreme Spiritual Leader Mustapha Mashour in 1981:
“Democracy contradicts and wages war on Islam. Whoever calls for democracy means they are raising banner’s contradicting God’s plan and fighting Islam.”
Its 80- year vendetta against Jews inside and outside the Holy Land ranges from its WWII alliance with Hitler to creating genocidal Hamas.
At a mosque to deliver his first “Unity” speech, President Morsi answered “Amen” to a Sheikh’s fervent prayer: “Deal with the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, disperse them, rend them asunder…”
On Morsi’s watch, Cairo’s only synagogue lost its designation as a Jewish House of Worship.
The Washington Post reported on Islamist websites threatening action against anyone opposing implementation of Sharia law.
It’s true millions of Egyptians continue supporting the Brotherhood, just as millions once supported Stalin and Hitler, but is that how we should gauge when America should remain silent? That was the disastrous mistake Winston Churchill saw repeated in England during the 1930’s — the more powerful the Nazis became, the more accommodating Chamberlain tried to be. America cannot signal the world it is only willing to take on small-time bigots and terrorists.
… if millions of moderate Muslims, Christians and secularists have the courage to stand up to the hateful Muslim Brotherhood, dare we remain shamefully silent?
All who care about human rights have a duty to speak up against those who preach hatred against Israel and Jews. At the last boycott rally, the mob held banners proclaiming:
Max Brenner, come off it,
There’s blood in your hot chocolate.
They claim the reason they’re boycotting Max Brenner is that the Israeli parent company supplies chocolate to the IDF.
But most of all I’m offended and outraged to see those supporting a hate group with genocidal intent taking over CBDs in Australia, wasting endless police time and taxpayer money in order to demonise the most ethical army in the world – the IDF!
Where are the politicians, who are supposed to represent democratic values? Where are the police and other law enforcement officials? Above all, where are the moderate Muslims with whom the Jewish community engages in interfaith? Why aren’t they vocal in their denunciation of these radical Muslims who heap slurs upon their Jewish interfaith partners?
Worryingly, there is evidence of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into Western countries. Australia is not exempt. On 16 August, The Australian reported
Hundreds of Australian Egyptians gathered in Sydney…to protest against the killings in Egypt, and there were further, smaller protests in Melbourne.
Australian Egyptians, some of whom declined to be named for fear of reprisals, told The Australian there were dozens of Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers in Australia, who receive political and financial support from the organisation overseas.
“They call them ‘sleeping cells’. They don’t tell you who they are. Once they get the message that they are requested to do something, then they become active,” said one community leader, Victor Bassily.
The secretary of the Australian Egyptian Council Forum, Mr Bassily said the predominantly Christian local community should “stand as one” after recent violence in which several churches have been burned.
These attacks have allegedly been carried out by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, although the organisation publicly rejects the use of force.
Another Muslim, Australian, Egyptian community leader said there were dozens of Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers across the country, including what he also described as sleeper cells.
“They are being paid by the Brotherhood within Egypt, they are being supported by them . . .” said the man, who asked not to be named.
Another Australian Egyptian community leader, Mohammed Helal, said those who criticised the Muslim Brotherhood were “hateful to Muslims”. “I know a lot of people from the Muslim Brotherhood here in Australia, they are decent people, peaceful people,” he said. “There are offshoots from any community that are hateful . . . and these people are there, but the majority are peaceful.” Link HERE
On August 17, the Sydney Morning Herald published the alarming, but not surprising, news that the Muslim Brotherhood has opened an office in Sydney:
The office is believed to be the first in the southern hemisphere and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission records show it has been open for business in Padstow since it was registered in the association name, Moslem Brothers Incorporated, nearly two years ago.
A spokesman for the Islamic Egyptian Society of NSW, Hossam Ibrahim, said there have been protests held every weekend for the past five weeks attracting up to 250 people.
Details of the Australian group emerged after claims that the Brotherhood had ”sleeper cells” in Australia that remained hidden and only became activated when asked to do something.
But the group said it is not hidden and has ”nothing to hide or to be ashamed of”.
Moslem Brothers chairman Shawky Elghar said: ”We are operating openly in Egypt under the Egyptian law and in Australia under Australian law. We protest for human rights and against the violence and the right of the Egyptian people to elect their government, their constitution and their president.”
Lakemba Imam, Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly, who is in Egypt as part of a government reconciliation committee, announced he had quit his position saying the military and police had ‘‘…dragged Egypt into a very dark, dangerous and bloodied tunnel’’.
A spokesman for the Australian Coptic Movement (ACM), told Fairfax Media they ‘‘were unable to find works to explain our great sorrow at the the events’’ in Egypt.
Let’s be clear: Muslim Brotherhood members are never decent, peaceful people. Just look at its mission statement:
“Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”
Its Spiritual Leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi proclaimed that “The civilizational-jihadist process . . . is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house . . . so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
We must start asking questions: have we unwittingly been harbouring MB within our midst for years? Could Sheik Hilaly (he of cat’s meat notoriety), and erstwhile Grand Mufti of Australia, be a member of the MB? Way back in 1988 the Sheikh made vicious anti-Semitic slurs, yet was later was appointed Grand Mufti of Australia, where he voiced support for terrorists, especially suicide bombers who murdered Israelis, as well as claiming that Israel was as bad as, or worse than, Nazi Germany. What about his sidekick, Keysar Trad?
There are laws against inciting hatred and violence. We must not let political correctness prevent us from using them: otherwise, Australia will descend into the violent abyss that is currently tearing Egypt apart.