July 17, 2011
Has the Muslim Brotherhood Changed?
Apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes the Muslim Brotherhood is peaceful and committed to nonviolence. She said last week in Budapest: "We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt, that it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful and committed to nonviolence." To see if she is correct in her outreach, and In search of a kinder, gentler organization, let's examine the Brotherhood from its outset; its leadership; its chartered principles. Its founder Hassan al-Banna was born the son of a pious Imam and part time watch maker on October 14, 1906 in Cairo Egypt. During the course of his 46 year life he would go on to have a profound effect on the Muslim world, an influence no less felt today Influenced greatly by the religious teachings of his father, Shaykh Ahmad al-Banna, Hassan became deeply involved in politics at the early age of 12. An astute student of Islam, he...(Read Full Article)