Ahmed Maher is an Egyptian who co-founded the April 6th Movement, a leftist group formed circa 2008 to fight for social justice and other left-wing causes in Egypt and elsewhere. Ultimately, Maher’s movement was instrumental in the overthrow of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.
Now, two years later, an Irish news source is reporting that Maher has come to a realization. According to RTE News, Mather tweeted the following after brutal crackdowns on protesters by the Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi. Here is Maher’s tweet:
“Mursi has been stripped bare and has lost his legitimacy. Done,” tweeted Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 youth movement that helped launch the anti-Mubarak protests.
In the fall of 2011, several months after Mubarak’s fall, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement went on an offensive. Van Jones, fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) and former Obama administration Green Jobs czar, promoted OWS publicly on MSNBC. On 9/29/11, he called for “an American fall” (a not-so-subtle reference to ‘Arab Spring’). About six weeks later – on CNN – Jones called for ratcheting up the protests.
Let’s get back to Maher for a moment.
Jones’ CAP caught up with Maher, who had traveled to the U.S. and was at Occupy Washington, D.C. a few weeks after Jones called for that ‘American fall’ on MSNBC. Here is the video of that interview:
If you had difficulty understanding Maher, TP has the transcript.
This should be an extremely teachable moment not just for Maher but for all of the leftists in the U.S. Perhaps no one has enunciated this dynamic as well as Andrew McCarthy, who wrote in his book – The Grand Jihad:
Revolutionaries of Islam and the Left make fast friends when there is a common enemy to besiege. Leftists, however are essentially nihilists whose hazy vision prioritizes power over what is to be done with power. They are biddable. Islamists, who have very settled convictions about what is to be done with power, are much less so. Even their compromises keep their long-term goals in their sights. Thus do Leftists consistently overrate their ability to control Islamists. Factoring the common denominator, power, out of the equation, something always beats nothing.
While the left in America – to include the Obama administration – spends practically every waking moment plotting to defeat Christians, conservatives, and Republicans, groups like the Muslim Brotherhood egg them on while Obama’s ventriloquist dummies run interference for Brotherhood groups in America through the media.
Unfortunately, it’s not just the left in America that is furthering the cause of Islamists. It’s also the John McCain wing of the Republican Party.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill that would stop shipment of Abrams tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi in Egypt. More Republicans voted to continue sending those tanks than those who sided with Paul.
What happened to Maher is another in a long line of examples that western leaders continue to refuse to learn from.
Perhaps those leaders should start reading their Bibles.