Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. I was a political columnist for (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the Algemeiner, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Independent Journal Review, American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, Jewish Press, J-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, and many others.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Obama Administration and the Muslim Brotherhood: What Gives?

Barry Rubin has an excellent article at Yid With Lid on the Obama administration's folly in believing they can work with the "moderate Islamists" of the Muslim Brotherhood and the media's culpability in pushing this false narrative. As he puts it:
Not only is the Obama Administration, as I’ve written for the last year, favoring radical Islamist forces–despite the fact that these are anti-Western, pro-terrorism, building dictatorships, and openly antisemitic and anti-Christian–but now even the establishment media is admitting it.
One could argue that via our relationship with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, we're already allied with anti-Western, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, pro-terrorism (at least behind-the-scenes) Islamist dictatorships, and that perhaps the Obama administration considers the Muslim Brotherhood to be in the same category. One could more strongly argue that the Muslim Brotherhood--with whom we already attempted an alliance during the Cold War that had the unintended consequence of helping perpetuate Islamism throughout the West--represents a unique threat and that our relationship will end up resembling the antagonism between the U.S. and the theocratic regime in Iran. Either way, it doesn't look good.


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