By Theodore Shoebat
Marxists in Egypt, like the left in the West, will help pave the way to an Islamic Egypt. It must be remembered that not so long ago it was the Marxists in Egyp, alongside Muslims, who had called for the downfall of Mubarek. Now, Abdel Moneium Abul Fotouh, a politician who is one of the most likely to win the Egyptian presidency, has a marxist by the name of Rahab El-Mahdy, as his political advisor. While many in the West praise this as a sign of diversity on Fotouh’s part, one must surpass the common prejudices of modern eyes.
Aboul Fotouh has stated his plan in making a Sharia state, but of course with the common pre-qualification, without which the modern mind goes hysterical. “Sharia is truth,” said Fotouh in a conference in Minya, “justice, mercy, benefit and solidarity”. In the same conference Fotouh wished to clarify to the Coptic Christians of Egypt that their fear of a tyrannical Islamic state was false and had come from, in the words of one commentator, “ignorant forces”.
Fotouh had also promulgated his belief that Egyptian politicians must apply Sharia as the law of the land in accordance with Islamic scholars, and “not everyone who claims they are experts on religion.”
Fothouh’s claims on Sharia being about peace and justice, is a mere masquerading of the truth. Firstly, in one conference Fotouh made it clear that “The Palestinian cause is not an Arab-Zionist struggle, but it is an Egyptian Security issue. We need to stand steadfast against this exchange because this exchange is dangerous for not only Egypt, but the entire Arab world.” (translated by Walid Shoebat) The quote speaks for itself: Fotouh is not only perfidious to the western world, but an enemy to our greatest ally in the Middle East.
Secondly, it is not insignificant that the most influential thinker in the Sunni world, and for the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, had endorsed Fotouh, describing him as one “who has patience and how he treats people’s interest”. “I prefer Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh”, said Qaradawi. An endorsement from Qaradawi is not something one should take pride in. The French government under Sarkozy saw the sheikh as a threat to their nation, and for that reason had him banned from entering. In 2009, Al-Jazeera had aired a speech by Qaradawi in which he encouraged Muslims to do unto the Jews what Hitler had committed:
“The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.”
This speech is enough for one to conclude that for Fotouh to receive an endorsement from Qaradawi, signifies that he his backed by the most elite of the Muslim Brotherhood ideologues.
Overall, if Fotouh wins, the hope of the moderns will be held in vain; it is best to step to the right side of history than to be remembered as the fool who modishly praised a tyrant. When Egypt becomes a fully Islamic country, it is emphatic that a holocaust will be perpetrated upon the small Coptic community of Egypt. Persecution upon the Egyptian Christians was first begun by the pagans of Egypt and Rome, and now it is being done by the Muslims; and all of this has been thrown into the realm of obscurity by the modern thinker who esteems democracy as the remedy to all tyranny. It is not the system of government which makes a civil people, but the ideology and beliefs lodged within their souls. As long as Islam is the majority, or the sole religion of the masses, civil government will never prevail in the land.
The leftists will of course condemn such an opinion as intolerant. But, we are indeed in the age in which the Christian must be tolerant toward everything except that which is good. The support of an Islamic revolution by a leftist is not phenomenal; for both leftism and Islam are for the death of Christendom. In 1979, a French homosexual philosopher named Michel Foucault had praised the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran during the country’s Islamic revolution, which had replaced the regime of the Shah Reza Pahlavi, with a Sharia state. Foucault had praised Khomeini as “a kind of mystic saint”, and had reverenced Iran’s new “Islamic government” as a form of “political spirituality” which could inspire hardline leftists to vanquish the capitalists in the west. (1)
While many of the moderns today would declare their disdain for the tyranny of Islamic Iran, they see no ill in supporting revolutions which are merely forming new nations reminiscent to Iran.
The truth is right in front of us, all one has to do is open the eyes of his mind, to realize that darkness which had once blinded him, and that Light which will, one day, prevail over all the principalities of evil.
Theodore Shoebat is the author of the book, For God or For Tyranny.
(1) See Walid and Theodore Shoebat, For Gor or For Tyranny, ch. 16, p. 163.