Trudy Rubin’s commentary (Oct. 23) about the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government begs for some historical context. During World War II, the brotherhood was formally allied with the German Nazi Party. Search “Jihad’s Nazi Connections” for details.
The brotherhood continued its totalitarian ideology after the war. They assassinated the Egyptian prime minister in 1948 and President Anwar Sadat in 1981. They attempted to assassinate President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1954. After each case, the Egyptian government violently suppressed them. Consequently, they finally renounced violence but pursued their fascist goals through nonviolent stealth jihad.
Their totalitarian rule after they were elected showed their true colors. Millions of Egyptians protested in demonstrations, and the Egyptian military removed them from power. Our own Declaration of Independence states the “Right of the People to alter or abolish (a “despotic” government), and to institute new Government. …”
Don’t we wish the German army had overthrown the Nazi government after it was elected in 1933? Thankfully, the Egyptian people and their military acted to avert a similar disaster.
After World War II, Germany banned the Nazi Party for its destructive ideology. The Muslim Brotherhood’s historical record shows it deserves banishment for the same reasons.