With distressing regularity, the GMBDW has been examining the latest round of terrorism condemnations by Global Muslim Brotherhood organizations in the US and Europe. As we wrote the last time we conducted this exercise:
As always, these statement show no evidence that the Global Muslim Brotherhoods prepared to acknowledge let alone examine its own role in the jihadist violence, a role that includes promulgating the notion that there is a “War on Islam”, encouraging Muslims to view their participation in Western societies solely through the lens of religion, the direct financing and support of Palestinian terrorism, and as a forthcoming report will demonstrate, a long history of political cooperation with US/EU designated terrorists associated with Al Qaeda and possibly ISIS as well.
By now a distressingly common pattern has developed as each latest terrorist incident is followed by the same round of increasingly terse condemnations by the Global Muslim Brotherhood.
Following the latest horror in Nice France, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia where the attacker originated issued a statement which said that terrorism “is a cross-border threat and that it contravenes the teachings of Islam”:
July 15, 2105 “Ennahdha International Page (Official) 5 hrs · # Ennahdha Statement on # Nice Attack Tunis,
Yesterday, Thursday 14 July, a national holiday in France, the city of Nice was subject to a murderous attack. This heinous crime has led to over 80 deaths and dozens of injured. Ennahdha Party: – Strongly condemns this savage act against innocent victims, presents its condolences to the victims’ families and to France and wishes the injured a prompt recovery. – Stresses that terrorism is a cross-border threat and that it contravenes the teachings of Islam, a religion of peace, coexistence and tolerance. – Calls on the international community to unite and cooperate in order to combat this threat and defeat it.
Rached Ghannouchi President Ennahdha Party”
Rachid Ghannouchi’s own highly problematic record concerning terrorism includes a May 2013 call that “whoever wants jihad should realise it belongs in Palestine and not in Tunis.” A forthcoming GMBRC report will also document that Ghannouchi played an active role in an organization representing a political coalition between the Global Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi/Salafi-Jihadist leaders that was dedicated to fighting against the West as an “enemy of Islam” and which included numerous individuals designated as terrorists by the EU and the US.
In the US, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement condemning the attack which appears more designed to boast about how many times the organization has condemned terrorism as well as taking the opportunity to introject other political issues:
July 15, 2016 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the terror attack in France that killed at least 80 people, and also condemned a suggestion by Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who responded to the attack by calling for Inquisition-style religious ‘testing’ and possible deportation of ‘every person here who is of a Muslim background.’
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
‘We condemn this bloody massacre as we have condemned previous ISIS or ISIS-inspired atrocities and the deviant ideology that produces such senseless and cowardly violence. We are praying for the people of Nice, the victims of another outrageous attack on humanity.
‘As we mourn the victims and determine how best to protect people of all faiths and backgrounds from such brutal attacks, let us not help the recruiting efforts of ISIS and other terror groups by blaming all Muslims for the murders in France.
‘When Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggests that American Muslims be subjected to an Inquisition-style religious test and then expelled from their homes and nation, he plays into the hands of terror recruiters and betrays the American values he purports to uphold.’
CAIR recently called for unity against ISIS following a series of deadly attacks apparently carried out or inspired by that terror group in Turkey, Iraq, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.”
CAIR itself emerged out the the US Hamas infrastructure and Niwad Awad, the author of the statement, was part of a 1993 meeting in Philadelphia which was attended by leaders in this network including Ahmed and Awad the purpose of which was “to develop a strategy to defeat the Israeli/Palestinian peace accord, and to continue and improve their [HAMAS] fund-raising and political activities in the United States.”
Finally, the former Grand Mufti of Bosnia posted on his Twitter feed that ” #NiceAttack is against Islam & Muslims. It has nothing to do with any cause whatsoever! This is evil!.” Mustafa Ceric is also tainted with respect to terrorism by his long association with Youssef Qaradawi, the Global Muslim Brotherhood leader whose fatwas in support of suicide bombings against Israeli citizens were instrumental in the development of the phenomenon.