Smile! You Support Hamas!

FrontPage Magazine - 27 November 2012 - From Andrew Marcus

The institutional left and their progressive media organs have been busy weaving the narrative that President Obama’s re-election is a mandate to raise taxes. Republicans in Congress have been busy acquiescing to this narrative and it looks like all of that bipartisan busy work is going to pay off and taxes are going up. As someone famous once said, "Elections have consequences.”

If one of the consequences of the President’s re-election is the Tax Mandate, surely there are other mandates to be spun.

And as if on schedule, the events of recent weeks in Israel reveal another consequence of President Obama’s re-election, the Progressive Foreign Policy Mandate – the Mideast chapter.

Under this manufactured mandate, the Muslim Brotherhood is being spun as a legitimate and responsible steward of calm between Hamas and Israel. It shouldn’t be surprising that the Brotherhood could exert such substantial influence over Hamas given Article 2 of the Hamas charter, which reads, "The Islamic Resistance Movement [Hamas] is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine.”

Early in President Obama’s first term, and throughout the following years, the White House made public overtures to the Brotherhood in general, and Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi specifically. Brotherhood members were reportedly invited to attend Obama’s landmark 2009 speech in Cairo. No word if celebrity Brotherhood member Ayman al-Zawahiri was in attendance. Al-Zawahiri has been described by Bin Laden’s biographer as the "real brains” of al-Qaeda.

In July of 2012, the White House invited Morsi to conduct an official state visit in DC. Tellingly, this visit had to be postponed due to the Egyptian government’s role in allowing the US embassy to be occupied by Islamists who raised the al-Qaida flag above our territory on the anniversary of 9/11.

In spite of his shocking dictatorial power grab, Morsi and the Brotherhood have had legitimacy conferred on them by the United States and those who participate in the kabuki theatrics of a so-called peace process, which is, in fact, controlled in part by the parent organization of Hamas. (continue reading...)