Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cindy Sheehan Hearts the Muslim Brotherhood

As if embracing Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez was not enough, "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan has now taken up the mantle of waging peace on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Here's part of her letter to the First Lady of Egypt, Suzanne Mubarak, on the Muslim Brotherhood's own English language website:
Through my work on this issue I have become an
advocate for human rights violations all over the
world. I am sad to say that my first visit to your
beautiful country of Egypt brings me here under this
guise to appeal for fair and just treatment for the
forty members of the Muslim Brotherhood, all civilian,
who are being tried through a military tribunal. As I
understand it this process is illegal both under
Egyptian law and International law and since the
defendants have all been found innocent on four
different occasions in civilian courts, I can only
conclude that the Egyptian government is trying them
in a military tribunal as a last resort to guarantee a
guilty verdict.
Now, I have no doubt that the Mubarak government is not exactly a champion of due process in all instances, not just those where the accused are members of the Muslim Brotherhood. But I have not (yet) seen Ms. Sheehan championing secular Egyptians who have run afoul of the Egyptian government.

Ms. Sheehan is of course allowed to espouse any views she likes, but her alliance with thugs like the Castro brothers, Hugo Chavez and now the Muslim Brotherhood makes her self-professed pro-democracy stance ring entirely hollow.

Update: Wikipedia's entry on the Muslim Brotherhood helpfully has the following:
In the group's belief, the Quran and Sunna constitute a perfect way of life and social and political organization that God has set out for man. Islamic governments must be based on this system and eventually unified in a Caliphate. The MB goal, as stated by Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna was to reclaim Islam’s manifest destiny, an empire, stretched from Spain to Indonesia.[22] It preaches that Islam enjoins man to strive for social justice, the eradication of poverty and corruption, and political freedom to the extent allowed by the laws of Islam. The Brotherhood strongly opposes Western colonialism, and helped overthrow the pro-western monarchies in Egypt and other Muslim nations during the early 20th century.

On the issue of women and gender the Muslim Brotherhood interprets Islam quite strictly. Its founder called for "a campaign against ostentation in dress and loose behavior," "segregation of male and female students," a separate curriculum for girls, and "the prohibition of dancing and other such pastimes..."[23]
"... political freedom to the extent allowed by the laws of Islam." What a wonderful cause Cindy Sheehan has found for herself now!


Craig B said...

What is wrong with having a heart and supporting HUMAN RIGHTS?

They don't hate us for our freedoms. They hate us for our right wing haters, like yourself.
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Thunderheart said...


I'm a moderate Democrat as opposed to the extreme right as I am to the extreme left exemplified by Ms. Sheehan.

My point about Ms. Sheehan is this: she always seems to show up in support of the human rights of those who, like Castro, Chavez, and the Muslim Brotherhood, are fairly to extremely anti-U.S.

Ms. Sheehan goes to Cuba, where the Castro brothers keep many thousands of non-violent Cubans in jails as political prisoners, and says nothing about their human rights! She only has words of condemnation for the U.S. which is keeping enemy combatants caught on the Afghan battlefield fighting U.S. military forces.

Ms. Sheehan goes to Venezuela, and says nothing about the human rights abuses perpetrated by Hugo Chavez as he shuts down two TV stations, packs the Venezuelan Supreme Court with his cronies, and re-writes the Constitution repeatedly to suit his whims.

I'd take Ms. Sheehan much more seriously if she had as many harsh words for her dictator friends as she did for President Bush, who I have happily voted against in both 2000 and 2004.

President Bush will leave office, thank God, on January 20, 2009, as per the U.S. Constitution. Do you or Ms. Sheehan have any clue when her good friends the Castro brothers or Hugo Chavez will be leaving office?