the United States helped legitimize their political aspirations; by refusing to come to Mubarak’s rescue during the Tahrir Square protests a year ago, the United States all but guaranteed that the Brotherhood would emerge as a dominant political force in a new Egypt.
“Democratic culture does not precede democratic institutions; democratic culture is the internalization of these institutions”
“The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”Thus, is accommodating the MB a poor wager? Is gambling even appropriate in a matter such as this, that may have far reaching consequences? Does Obama pay sufficient attention to its purpose NOT to pursue democracy?
A bit more about the MB: