In a recent interview with prominent TV journalist Christiane Amanpour, who never misses an opportunity to promote a repellant moral relativism about fundamentalist Islam, Middle East analyst Marwan Muasher declared that “The Muslim Brotherhood has been used for a long time as a scare tactic.” [Emphasis added] This eyebrow-raising dismissal of legitimate concerns about the world’s largest Islamist movement went unchallenged by Amanpour – no surprise there – although Muasher did weakly concede this: “That is not to say they don’t have designs.”
“Designs” indeed: nothing less ambitious than the downfall of the West and the establishment of a medieval dystopia known as the worldwide caliphate. Is it a mere scare tactic to point out that internal Brotherhood documents themselves reveal that the “elimination of Western civilization” is a goal? Or that the Brothers’ motto is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope”?