Yes, Let’s Boycott MB!

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.

Cairo's Shaar Hashamayim SynagogueBut Jews aren’t Egypt’s “canary in the coal mine”, millions of Christian Copts are.

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.

PosterI’m offended by the slogan; after all, what self-respecting person would have the nerve to rhyme “off it” with “chocolate”!

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.

Australian Egyptian Council forumThese 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.

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  1. Susan Parsons

    On Saturday Andrew Bolt had an article about the MB. What he was quite upset about was the ubiquitous presence of Waleed Aly on local tv make a case for the MB.

    (Are he and Trad the only Muslims who are allowed out in public?)

    Guess Aly is a member, as is Catmeat Hilali – no surprises there.

    What is often not known is that Aly also works at Monash University in their anti-terrorism unit!

    How appropriate – NOT!

  2. Susan Parsons

    I have always liked Ralph Peters. MB in a nutshell:

  3. Susan, thanks for pointing out Andrew Bolt’s article, which I hadn’t read. Interesting that he dares to criticise that darling of the ABC, Waleed Aly, especially beloved by Jon Faine, who is Jewish.

    The fact that Wal mounted such a passionate defence of the MB does raise questions about where his sympathies lie. It’s odd too that he was appointed as a lecturer at Monash, despite not having a relevant degree in the subject, nor at the time having a PhD, the usual requirement. The head of the unit is Peter Lentini, who converted to Islam after studying the Koran and believes that in its tolerant form, it was the logical extension of Christianity and Judaism.

    I just wish its tolerant form was able to come to the forefront. Instead, if anyone dares to mention Islamic violence, they are silenced by members of its intolerant form, while the tolerant form people are silent. Are they too scared to speak up?

    • Susan Parsons

      Pam – I had no idea about Lentini. Thanks for that. Aly is just our local taqqiya artist along with a few others!

  4. Geoff Dickson

    If only the Muslim Brotherhood was like Max Brenner. The chocolate truffles are to die for.
    You quote the MB motto and Mission statement which in itself calls for acts of treason. However the MB Project outlines the steps to overthrow government and install Sharia Law.
    After the elections, we are stepping up the pressure to ban the Muslim Brotherhood.

    After one year of Morsi in Egypt, more Christians have been tortured in Egypt than in the previous 30 years under Mubarek. But why are we surprised?
    “Anyone who kills an infidel is guaranteed to go to Paradise, and killing a Jew or a Christian carries more reward” [Abu Dawud vol 2 no. 2489, 2482] How clear is that?

    The grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, was seen at the head of the group protesting on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. This same man took a delegation of leading Islamic clerics to Gaza on 26 December 2012 and met with the Hamas leadership, promising Australia would help. Notice the protest from the Australian Muslim community about Australia supporting the Hamas terrorists? NO. Notice Kaysar Trad saying that the Mufti had been taken out of context like he did with cat meat Hilaly? NO.
    The leading Islamic charity, the Islamic Relief Australia is an offshoot of the IRW based in London which has proven to fund terrorists like Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood is behind the largest Halal certifiers in countries like USA, Canada and France and has proven to be funding terrorism. The ICCV in Melbourne has MB links as has the Sharia Finance backers.
    The Muslim Brotherhood are funding Jihad through Halal food certifiers, Sharia finance and Islamic charities like IRW. The Muslim Village website prompts for donations to Islamic Relief Australia, the local branch of IRW.

    After one year we have seen the true intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood and they are entirely consistent with their motto, their mission statement and their Project document.
    How much evidence do we need before the Muslim Brotherhood is banned?

  5. Yes, if only the MB didn’t take the expression “to die for” literally.
    The MB Project is treasonous, as anyone who plans to overthrow a legally constituted government is committing treason. When I studied law, way back in the 60s, it went without saying that a group such as this would not be allowed in a democratic country.
    What has changed since then?

    I think it’s vital that Australia ban the MB. But which politicians will have the courage to stand up for the rule of law and risk breaching policitcal correctness?

    Christians in Egypt have suffered under the MB, as have many others, including secularists, and indeed anyone who opposes them.

    there is no room for sharia in Australia, and certainly no room for MB supporters.