Saturday, July 30, 2011

The ugly face of the Muslim Brotherhood

It is now abundantly clear that Egyptian Military Council (supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and increasingly by the US) will be using the Muslim Brotherhood as the tool of the Arab counter-revolution in more than one country.  They reared their ugly heads yesterday in their demonstration in Tahrir which was intended to bolster the standing of the military junta.  Look at this banner yesterday: it condemns liberalism, communism, leftism, secularism and nationalism all in one fanatical stroke.

PS I call for a clear and categorical separation between, nay conflict with, Arab leftism and Arab liberalism.  Arab liberals were the allies of Mubarak and are allies of Saudi Arabia. Never forget that.  An Arab liberal is a shy Wahhabi.