Egyptian President Morsi Demands Release of Terrorist
Posted on July 18, 2012 | Articles by Mike Evans
On February 26, 1993, the first wave of jihad terrorists hit the World Trade Center in New York City. A truck bomb parked in an underground lot was supposed to topple the towers and kill as many as 250,000 in the complex. This plot had been planned and organized by Egyptian Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman who said, “The obligation of Allah is upon us to wage jihad for the sake of Allah. . . . We have to thoroughly demoralize the enemies of Allah by blowing up their towers that constitute the pillars of their civilization . . . the high buildings of which they are so proud.”
In my first book, Israel, America’s Key to Survival in 1980, I began warning of the possibility of a terror attack. I was told by the former head of Israeli intelligence, Isser Harel, on September 23rd of that year that the United States had the power to stop Islamic terror but not the will. He also opined that the first attack would be in New York City and on its tallest building. The Jerusalem post published an article on that interview (reproduced here) on September 30, 2001.
Rahman, who had been involved in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat in Cairo, fled to America in 1990 and was free to set up his terrorist shop in New Jersey. The New York police eventually found 47 boxes of Rahman’s terrorist literature. In a tremendous paroxysm of moral relativism, the boxes were marked, “Irrelevant religious stuff.” Law enforcement totally missed the very reason for the attacks and failed to connect them to the worldwide movement that had fueled it. They saw Muslim Brother Sheikh Rahman’s organization as a fanatic splinter group. The blind cleric was apprehended and in 1996 was sentenced to life in prison for seditious conspiracy.
On the day of the attack, my dear friend Yigal Carmon flew to Washington, DC early in the morning to warn the Pentagon that radical Islamists were planning an attack on New York City, and that the threat was imminent. Yigal was head of security in Israel under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a position similar to that of our head of Homeland Security. Yigal told me the liberals in Washington smiled and said, “We don’t consider religion to be a threat to us.” They were wrong, and the attack occurred a few hours later.
President Bill Clinton was more interested in implementing his economic program than keeping the US safe, as neither he nor anyone else in government gave much attention to the bombing. In his regular radio address the day after the bombing, Mr. Clinton mentioned the “tragedy” (he never once used the word “bomb” or “terrorist” in the address) and never mentioned the incident in public again. Nor did he ever visit the site of the blast. His Liberal Left belief was that people are not intrinsically evil and only need education, tolerance, and understanding—a New Age philosophy.
As one of his first international projects, newly-elected President Mohamed Morsi declared on June 29, 2012, that he will work to secure the release of the “Blind Sheikh.” His demand that the terrorist be returned to Egypt was a letdown for those in the West who were hoping to champion Morsi as a moderate. The call for the release of Rahman, an ally of Osama bin Laden, is a red flag to Egypt watchers.
Last May a speech given by Morsi proclaimed that “the Koran was and will continue to be our constitution.” He continued by saying that when the Egyptian constitution was redrawn, it would “truly reflect [the shariah or Islamic] law.” He added, “This nation will enjoy blessing and revival only through the Islamic shariah…Jihad is our path. And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.” Does that sound like a moderate, pro-West president?
Founded in 1928 by an educator and imam, Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood began as a small group based on the structure of other organizations familiar to al-Banna. The group’s founder was said to be a devoted follower of Adolf Hitler’s political viewpoint. Al-Banna could relate to Hitler’s anti-Semitism, his predilection for brutality, and his determination to bring Britain to her knees. In 1942 Al-Banna established local Brotherhood divisions in Palestine and Transjordan. His love for all things Hitler transformed into both overt and covert operations.
Hitler was aided by Al-Banna’s minions in his attempts to erase the Jewish people from posterity. The Brotherhood effectively closed the door for Jewish immigration into the safety of Palestine. Riots in the British protectorate caused them to kowtow to demands that avenues of escape from Europe to Palestine be sealed. The Brotherhood and the Nazi Party had common ground: Hatred for the Jews, for democracy, and for Western culture. Al-Banna’s organization secretly became the fifth Parliament, a covert army inside Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood today is still a deeply anti-Semitic organization and as a member, Morsi has continually side-stepped the question of whether or not he would honor the peace treaty with Israel. When asked if he would renounce terrorism against Israel, he led the questioner through a maze of rhetoric: “What’s going on [sic] the Palestinian land is resistance…The resistance is acceptable by all mankind and it’s the right of the people to resist.” The kind of resistance touted by Morsi is the use of suicide bombers and rockets to target the innocent population in Israel, not to mention attacks against US troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Red flags regarding Morsi’s true allegiance continue to float high above Egypt. On the one hand, he has promised to lead his country toward a “civil state, a nationalist state, a constitutional state, a modern state.” At the same time, he calls for the release of a terrorist whose mantra is jihad.
In a recent visit to Egypt to meet with both Morsi and Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew her own red flag. She underscored US resolve to help the recovery of the Egyptian economy. She announced particulars of a $1 billion package heralded last year by President Barack Obama. Clinton was also set to discuss a US-Egyptian Enterprise Fund of $60 million in the first year of operation. Yet another gift to the country was a $250 million package to aid small businesses prior to a visit by a US delegation in September.
All of this capital is going to a country that has the potential to be a deadly enemy to Israel at any moment. The question remains: Why are American tax dollars being used to fund terrorists in the Middle East?