Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, a Muslim candidate for Governor in Michigan openly supported the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt during the uprising against Hosni Mubarak. El-Sayed is a Sharia compliant Muslim who openly defended the Muslim Brotherhood in his own words. The ensuing Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt — facilitated by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — led to disaster and to the Brotherhood’s removal in a popularly supported military coup.
In January of 2011, El-Sayed wrote for the Huffington Post entitled “Why The U.S. Should Support the Protesters in Egypt”:
“As an American, I ask you to support these freedom fighters…and as an Egyptian, I ask you to support them. If the Muslim Brotherhood were to take power, there are several reasons why the ensuing state would look nothing like Iran.
First, the Muslim Brotherhood is a Sunni organization — Sunni Islam is, by its nature, less hierarchical than the Shiite brand of the religion. Hence, the concept of a “supreme leader” or theocratic figurehead is improbable under the Muslim Brotherhood. Second, as it stands, the Muslim Brotherhood lacks a popular leader akin to the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran. Thus, the movement will not be able to consolidate power as readily in these turbulent times as their counterparts did in Iran, and will therefore have limited input in shaping legislative procedure (it is this vital input on procedure which ultimately created the Iranian “Islamic Republic” as we know it today, rather than a liberal democracy run by an Islamic party, a la Turkey). Third, the military is, and will remain for the time being Egypt’s principal powerbroker—it is safe to say that the military wouldn’t back a Muslim Brotherhood government without strong liberal democratic structures in place. Fourth, the Muslim Brotherhood has recently agreed to support a transition government under Nobel Laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, who is not affiliated with the movement in any way, signaling the party’s willingness to compromise. Others argue that Muslim Brotherhood control in Egypt would echo Hamas’s leadership in Gaza. This is foolish—attempting to draw inference about one Islamic party’s behavior in Egypt, the Middle East’s largest country with considerable economic potential, from another party’s behavior in Gaza, a territory harrowed by over 60 years of occupation, ignores the influence of the vastly differing contexts within which each group operates, and is therefore, unproductive.
Lastly, supporting the right for self-determination in Egypt might promote uprisings in other volatile countries in the region, some argue. I concede; this is true.
El-Sayed is a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt, where was he was calling on Americans to support former Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammed Morsi.
Will the mainstream media ignore the fact that a supporter of Islamic Muslim Brotherhood terrorism is running for office?
The Michigan primary is August 7. Will the people of Michigan stand with the United States Constitution, or Sharia Law?
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YIKES: Venezuelan Patrol Boat Sinks After Ramming German Cruise Ship
Not the most illustrious incident for Venezuela.
A Venezuelan naval patrol boat ended up sinking after an altercation earlier this week with none other than a German cruise ship.
A statement from Columbia Cruise Services of Hamburg, Germany, explained the oddball confrontation between the luxury cruise ship RCGS Resolute and the Venezuelan naval patrol boat Naiguata.
The Venezuelan boat had radioed the cruise ship, that wasn’t carrying passengers, and demanded to know of the ship’s intentions as it passed by the Venezuelan territory of La Tortuga island. The Resolute’s crew had been carrying on engine maintenance in the area, maintaining they were operating in international waters.
After the cruise ship refused to comply with a demand that it approach the Venezuelan port of Puerto Moreno, the fast boat approached it after midnight on March 30th.
Crew from the Naiguata are said to have fired small arms at the Resolute, after which the boat tried to approach the ship in an effort to force it to change course to Venezuelan territorial waters. The much smaller Venezuelan vessel failed to realize the Resolute had a reinforced hull in order to allow it to sail in icy waters.
The Naiguata suffered serious damages from the repeated collisions with the cruise ship. It began to take on water and efforts on part of the cruise ship’s crew to contact the vessel went totally unanswered. Columbia Cruise Services say the Resolute left the area after receiving word from an international maritime agency that no assistance would be needed, and the Venezuelan crew of the patrol boat were later rescued.
Nicolas Maduro tried to explain away the extremely embarrassing incident for socialist Venezuela, claiming that the luxury cruise ship was carrying foreign mercenaries planning to carry out operations against the country. He described the unarmed luxury cruise ship’s presence north of his country’s territorial waters as a “act of terrorism and piracy.”
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