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Muslim Brotherhood Deception in Translation

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in its English website talks about "Freedom and Justice", but in Arabic site talks about "Preparation for Jihad"...

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The English and Arabic websites for the Muslim Brotherhood show one message for the English speakers and another message for the Arabic speakers. In English, the Muslim Brotherhood is all about "Freedom and Justice" ( see here http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29390). You will be hard-pressed to locate the Muslim Brotherhood logo there. On Arabic websites, however, you will usually find the Muslim Brotherhood logo of crossed swords. Freedom for the Muslim Brotherhood is really freedom from man-made laws in favor of Allah’s laws, i.e., Sharia Law. Justice means the implementation of Sharia Law which places Muslims in a superior position to non-Muslims and men superior to women.

The Arabic words surrounding the crossed swords on the logo bears great significant.

The white Arabic script --  الإخوان المسلمون  -- sometimes seen on the logo, means The Muslim Brotherhood

The word just below crossed swords -- وأعدوا – whose vowelized form is وَأَعِدُّواْ – does not mean “Freedom.” In English, this means “And prepared”, or “Prepare”, or “Make Preparation”, or “Make Ready”, or “And Make Ready”. Such expressions almost sound like the Boy Scouts’ motto, “Be Prepared”. However, these are actually the first words of the following an important verse of the Quran:

“(8:60) Make ready for an encounter against them all the forces and well-readied horses you can muster that you may overawe the enemies of Allah and your own enemies and others besides them of whom you are unaware but of whom Allah is aware. Whatever you may spend in the cause of Allah shall be fully repaid to you, and you shall not be wronged.”

(In order to see the matching words at the right place, remember to read the Arabic script of verse from right to left, top to bottom)


There you have it: the velvet glove with the word “Freedom”; the crossed swords with the words “Make Ready” with its well-known militant Jihadi Quranic reference. That’s the Muslim Brotherhood.

It is not Western “freedom” that they intend to bring to Egypt – or to anywhere else. This is evidenced by the Muslim Brotherhood’s new Arabic website, which announces Muhammad Morsi’s presidential victory in Egypt with a new logo:

It announces,

Muhammad Mursi… President for Egypt 2012

Renaissance of the people’s will

Egyptian Renaissance of the Islamic Source of Authority

Meanwhile, the rest of us should also “Make Ready” for what this Muslim Brotherhood victory portends. Go and download the free online copy of the Team B 2 Report, the Threat to America.


(Original article by Ruth King (1/31/11) updated for Egyptian election)

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What Islam is all about...
written by HenriMaurice (Ex-Muslim) , July 04, 2012
Muslims love nothing more than to please themselves through claiming that theirs is the only true and valid faith. It is the divine faith sent by God for all humanity, they claim. The verses from the Quran have always been considered by many Muslims to be the explicit commandments from God expressed in God's own words. A consequence of such a claim would be that the Quran is often thought of as infallible, indeed many Muslims also claim that the Quran has not been edited since the seventh century; when Islamic doctrine was first established by Mohammed. Furthermore, this has aided in consolidating Islamic ground, as it publicly acknowledges that any who contests the verses sent from God, denies God himself, a problem which has often led to strife between conservative and liberal Muslims, opposed to executing Islamic doctrine in social practice and conduct. Thus, any who does dare contest the Quran leaves himself open to verdicts by other Muslims of blasphemy and heresy; this has often been used by many Muslims to shut the door to any formal and scientific criticism of the Quran and Islamic doctrine.
Throughout this text, I prefer to claim that Islam is flawed; I do admit that it may boast some qualities humankind may benefit from, however for the most part, Islamic doctrine has some severe short comings, making it far from perfect. Furthermore, I do not really wish to consider Islam as a faith, rather a social model created Mohammed. This primarily, allows Islam to be tackled without any fears of ridicule; however most importantly is that Islam does not compare to either Christianity or Judaism; two faiths with large numbers of adherents and also two faiths that Islam accepts as being 'heavenly,' and Abrahamic or in other words sent from God. Judaism for the most part is a religion which is ceremonial and represents collective belief due to a common culture and history, thus this is why it is possible to have atheist Jews. Christianity, however, is based on solid foundations of a very personal relationship with one's God, such a relationship is possible because the Holy Trinity allows it; in other words Christians may safely approach Jesus Christ (a figure they can easily relate to), as their true savior and God. Islam, on the other hand preaches a social doctrine, that society is expected to abide to, it is a very public and pompous relationship between the entire society and its God. Thus, any religious minorities in Islamic countries often find themselves excluded and discriminated against.
Excellent catch by the writer
written by finelving56 , July 05, 2012
The English word Freedom ... is '' Al hurriah '' in Arabic ... it comes from the root word " Hur '' ... free

Justice is '' Al Adalah '' ... comes from the root word '' Al adil '' ...

So it should read .... '' Al Hurriah wal adalah '' ... as we see it is NO where to be found in the Arabic web site of Muslim brotherhood, in fact, as the Article author explained
the logo says in white '' Al ikwan al muslimeen '' ...means, Muslim brotherhood ...
And, in yellow '' Wa'a'eddu '' .. means, Prepare or make ready ..

What is really sad-funny .. it reminds me of the logo of my country that I came from, Syria .... it reads: * United , freedom , equality *

For the life of me, I can't decide which one of these human elements is more of a LIE then the other.
filthy muslims
written by Truemate , July 05, 2012
Nothing new..look their name what it called.. MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD this itself sounds terrorist organization(which they are) proven by their double standard.

NOTE- that muslim country people only voted these people to come in power,this clearly shows all muslim are terrorist,by chooseing such a terror fundamentalist party as their govt/leaders.
Oh dear
written by abc , July 06, 2012
You gotta love democracy!!!
Muslim Brotherhood's motto
written by Yibel , July 07, 2012
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."

The Muslim Brotherhood has stated: We must implement Sharia in stages.
"The Prophet, peace be upon him, acted in a gradual manner, by first preparing the people, and then (preparing) family, society, state, and finally the caliphate... This gradual method is also employed in the Koran.."

At the Muslim Brotherhood's fifth conference, the movement's founder, Imam Hassan Al-Banna stated: "I ask the honorable Al-Azhar to rally the Islamic streams in order to unite the Muslim word and effort, restore the caliphate, and prepare a practical plan to implement the law of Allah the Exalted. This is the goal of the honorable Al-Azhar and of all Islamic streams. And Allah will help."

The Muslim Brotherhood wants to turn corrupt and stagnant Egypt and the rest of the Mahgreb, and Syria - all of which have been crippled by the legacy of Islam - into something far, far worse - a full-blown Shari'ah state.

The closest example is that of chaotic, hellish Somalia with its internecine jihad warfare, kidnappings, piracy, and stonings of victims of gang rape.

This is the future the Muslim Brotherhood wants for Egypt, the Mahgreb, Syria, and the whole world.
written by abc , July 07, 2012
Unlike you the Egyptians are not stupid and will CHOOSE their own future!
You can cry your crocodile tears for hosni in the mean time!
Double Standard
written by peace lover , July 07, 2012
islam have inbuilt double standard, so no one can trust muslim. Only stupid can trust and risk their freedom and nation.
written by Ian , July 07, 2012
I am not an apologist for Islam and I came to this website because I am appalled at the horrible, cruel and disproportionate attrocities that happen in a weekly basis in the name of this religion. However I have my copy of the Koran which I have bought to cross reference and claims made by both the critics and apologists for the religion. The paragraph used (8:60) in the article above is spot on but in fairness the following paragraph which is not referred to states (8:61) "But if they incline towards peace, you [Prophet] must also incline towards it and put your trust in God: He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing."
written by Ex-Muslim , July 07, 2012
You don't have to have a copy of the Quran to cross-check. There are dozens of them online -- easier to use.

Verse 8:60 is talking about enemies of Allah. What does that mean? Would you explain? And in that context, you would tell us, what inclining to peace by the enemies of Allah means?

Maybe you should read verse 9:5 or 9:29 to have a clear idea of what inclining to peace b infidels means?
written by Ian , July 07, 2012
I do have a copy of the Quran or Koran (Arabic script does the spelling matter) and quoted directly from it. Why would you say I haven't got a copy are you suggesting that I made that quote up. The copy I have is an English translation by M.A.S Abdel Haleem (Oxford University Press). Are the online translation any more accurate and if so how would I know? I have had this version of Quran for about a year and it has not made me any more simpathetic to the religion. I bought to keep and open mind and to make any view I have as informed as possible. It is just in this occaision the reference mention when checked it source was moderated by the following paragraph which I thought was worth mentioning

I will read the verses you suggest
cry your crocodile tears abc
written by Yibel , July 08, 2012
why would i cry for hosni? Couldn't care less about him! I do, however, care and worry about the Christians in Egypt. they are the original inhabitants who were there long before the Muslim horde of parasitic locusts arrived to devour and consume the land - a beautiful land, once fertile, once the bread basket of the Roman empire - which no longer even feeds itself.

The Muslim Brotherhood will swallow Egypt whole and spit out the bare bones, and then move on. Libya and syria are next on its list. The princes of Zoan are become fools, the the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are of the tribes thereof. YHVH hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit. Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
Louis Palme
written by Reed Wilson , July 11, 2012
I have no hopes from Hadis infested 'Ikhwanul Muslimoon'.

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