The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has issued a statement denying plans to Islamize the U.S as reported by recently fired Pentagon specialist Stephen Coughlin and others who have examine the documents released as part of the Holy Land terrorism financing trial. According to the statement:
Following news stories about the dismissal of Pentagon specialist on Islamist extremism Stephen Coughlin, the Muslim Brotherhood denied any covert plans whatsoever to subvert or Islamize the United States as claimed in a memo written by Coughlin several months ago. MB Secretary General Mahmoud Ezzat denied such allegations calling them preposterous adding that no reasonable person could agree with the message this memo is trying to convey, since the MB’s activities are known worldwide, and even monitored by intelligence agencies and governments in countries where it operates He emphasized that the MB never had such secret plans, and that its relationship with the outside world has been always clear and straightforward. As far as western civilization is concerned, the MB acknowledged in many occasions that this civilization has numerous positive elements which are worthy of emulation. We understand that western civilization is originally based on science, freedom, and the tenets of justice, in addition to the scientific method. All these are in fact a gift to humanity as they help to narrow the gap between Islam and the West, not vice versa, Dr. Ezzat added. According to Ezzat, the MB’s points of disagreement with western civilization are misdirection and breaking away from the scientific method which is the essence of any renaissance. Those who say such rumors about the Brotherhood have simply failed to abide by the scientific method. Unbiased voices within the U.S. administration and the American people can realize this truth, he said.
As a recent post has noted, it is interesting that the Brotherhood appears to be following the Coughlin story so closely.