Most Read
    Image 01 Image 02 Image 03

    He lost the Middle East, but he got bin Laden

    He lost the Middle East, but he got bin Laden

    There are two important columns each of which addresses the surge of Islamists throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.

    The first column, by Andy McCarthy, focuses on reports that the Obama administration is using Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi as a conduit for contact with the Taliban:

    The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the Obama administration has turned to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, to mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.

    You might remember al-Qaradawi from my posts last February, NY Times Whitewashes Return of Anti-Semitic Egyptian Cleric and The Yuppie Revolution In Egypt Is Over, The Islamist Revolution Has Begun, which included this video of al-Qaradawi leading over a million Egyptians in chanting “To Jerusalem We go, for us to be the Martyrs of the Millions.”

    Regardless of whether the Obama administration is using al-Qaradawi himself, it has embraced Islamists.

    Daniel Greenfield notes the rise of Islamists far beyond Egypt, The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East:

    The news that the Obama Administration has brought in genocidal Muslim Brotherhood honcho Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to discuss terms of surrender for the transfer of Afghanistan to the Taliban caps a year in which the Brotherhood and the Salafists are looking up carve up Egypt, the Islamists won Tunisia’s elections, Turkey’s Islamist AKP Party purged the last bastions of the secular opposition and Libya’s future as an Islamist state was secured by American, British and French jets and special forces.

    Time Magazine declared that 2011 was the Year of the Protester, they might have more honestly called it the Year of the Islamist. In 2010 the Taliban were still hiding in caves. In 2012 they are set to be in power from Tunisia to Afghanistan and from Egypt to Yemen. They won’t go by that name of course. Most of them will have elaborate names with the words “Justice” or “Community” in them, but they will for the most part be minor variations on the Muslim Brotherhood theme.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has confirmed its intentions in Egypt:

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will not recognize Israel under any circumstances and might put the peace treaty with the Jewish state up to a referendum, the movement’s second in command told the Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview that was published Sunday….

    The Muslim Brotherhood “did not sign the peace accords,” Rashad al-Bayoumi told the London-based newspaper. “We are allowed to ask the people or the elected parliament to express their opinion on the treaty, and (to find out) whether it compromised the people’s freedom and sovereignty….

    “Is rising to power conditional on recognizing Israel?” al-Bayoumi wondered. “That’s out of the question, no matter what the situation is. On no condition will we recognize Israel. It is an enemy entity, an exploiting, criminal occupier.”

    Polling indicates that Obama gets strong support for his foreign policy.  The Obama messaging team has done an excellent job at masking a complete and utter failure by hiding behind the “I got bin Laden” sound bite.

    We have to make sure the truth gets out in 2012.


    Donations tax deductible
    to the full extent allowed by law.


    Mutnodjmet | January 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Happy New Year, Professor. I am an avid amateur Egyptologist, so I have found this holiday season most troubling in terms of news from Egypt:

    The burning of its richest library, in which the book Napoleon’s researchers published (Description de L’Egypte) was located. Muslim extremists celebrated:

    And this chestnut: The Salafist party’s plan for the Pyramids? Cover them in wax–cover-wax.html#ixzz1iEZvdkgB

    It looks like Egypt is losing its connection to the West, and will soon enter a second Dark Ages. And this time, there will be no Napoleon to remake the connection. This is a loss of a legacy that should be cherished by all humanity.

    LukeHandCool | January 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    “Obama got bin Laden just like Nixon landed on the moon.”

    […] Professor Jacobson/Legal Insurrection has a summary of the vast turmoil in the entire Middle East, and its root cause, today: He lost the Middle East, but he got bin Laden […]

    BarbaraS | January 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Doesn’t the senate have to approve any treaty obama makes with a foreign power? A silly question, I know, since 1. The dims control the senate and will do his bidding. 2. obama isn’t obstructed by the rules of the Constitution that says he must get approval from the senate in the first place. 3. The Taliban is not a foreign power, just a bunch of displaced thugs. The sad thing is the majority of the country want to end this war not even giving any thought to what we will lose or what we have lost already. This is Viet Nam all over again , though luckily we haven’t lost 50,000 of the military, just about 5,000. All for nothing.

    I’ll bet that the Afghan people, if they have any brains, will regret not co-operating fully with us when they had the chance. Back to beards, no music, no fun, no schools for girls and terrible cruelty especially to the women.

    OTOH, some of them are not waiting for the Taliban to come back to commit cruely re the child bride tortured and starved by her husband and his family.

    BarbaraS | January 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Also not putting certain vegetables together in a sexual way. These people are using religion to control the masses and the silly clunks go along with it. That goes for the entire Middle East and the stupidos who have immigrated to the West..

    Leave a Comment

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Notify me of followup comments via e-mail (or subscribe without commenting.)

    Send this to a friend