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Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.
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Originally published at Daniel Pipes.

Since General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew Mohamed Morsi on July 3, the military-led government has been engaged in a ferocious crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood and more broadly of Islamists (though some, like the Salafis of the Nour party, playing their hand carefully, have generally avoided trouble so far).

Not only has this assault been violent, with hundreds of deaths, and legal, with the Brotherhood banned and its top leadership jailed, but it has also been broadly cultural, economic, and religious. Even the mildest approbation of the Muslim Brotherhood can get one in trouble, with one’s neighbors if not with the state. A very large swath of the population supports the crackdown and pushes for it. A few of the many, many examples:

  • Mohammed Youssef, the Egyptian kung fu champion, found his gold medal taken away and himself banned from competitions after he expressed support for Mohammed Morsi by wearing a T-shirt with the pro-Morsi symbol of an open palm and four fingers.
  • Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy, Mubarak’s anti-Islamist honcho, is back after 2½ years of disgrace and investigation. He is now reputed to be the main advocate and implementor of the attempt to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood. “He was the most hard-line, the most absolutely unreformed,” says one Western diplomat on background. “He talked as if the revolution of 2011 had never even happened.”
  • The secular activist Ahmed Belal, with support from the Rebellion movement, called for a boycott of Muslim Brotherhood-owned business, causing them major financial losses. Some Salafi-owned business have it even worse, being not only boycotted but set on fire .
  • After parents complained that the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated school principals and teachers were inciting violence against the police and military, the Ministry of Education fired 95 of them.

How this effort fares has vast importance not just for Egypt but far beyond. Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere. But should it fail, the campaign will be discredited and will not be repeated.

Therefore, all of us who want to see the barbaric Islamist movement destroyed must support the Sisi crackdown, even if we distance ourselves from some of its tactics. (November 1, 2013)

About the Author: Daniel Pipes is a world-renowned Middle East and Islam expert. He is President of the Middle East Forum. His articles appear in many newspapers. He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard, Pepperdine, the U.S. Naval War College, and the University of Chicago. He is a board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace and other institutions. His website is DanielPipes.org.

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5 Responses to “Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt”

  1. Islamist fascism needs to be destroyed, and those who suffered under its terror are better at knowing what works. Tough choices, but its destruction must be complete

  2. Islamist fascism needs to be destroyed, and those who suffered under its terror are better at knowing what works. Tough choices, but its destruction must be complete

  3. Guy Peters says:

    I know 0bama & his zombies are upset about it !

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Daniel, for some good news. If the revolt against Islamic oppression as is happening in Egypt blossoms and takes root throughout the Middle East, this really would be the "Arab Spring."

  5. Essam Moneer says:

    واضح جدا من خلال جلسة محاكمة مرسي مدى البربرية – والهمجية -والتخلف والوهم والانفصالية التاريخية – التى يعيش فيها هؤلاء المتخلفين – وما يحملونه من شر وامراض نفسية عقيمة – ولذا يجب العمل على انعزالهم – مثل الجرثومه – ثم القضاء عليهم – او نقلهم الى افغانستان – اوصحراء الماو ماو – واصدار واشاعة – ان كل من يقول انا اخوانى – يسجن على الفور – كل من يشير باشارة اربعة – يحاسب قانونيا – مثل عمل اى اشارات بذيأة

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