The New York Times Equates The Roman Catholic Church To The Radical Islamic Muslim Brotherhood

February 7, 2011 06:39

The Muslim Brotherhood’s willingness to participate in a democratic political process is a tactic to coopt the process, use it to establish an Islamic regime based on sharia law and then abandon any pretense of abiding by the principles of a true pluralistic, open and democratic society.

by Joseph Klein at NewsRealBlog


But the Church, while advocating its moral position on such issues in the public arena, does not purport to dictate or try to exercise  control over government policy. Pope Benedict XVI, for example, made a very clear statement a few years ago, while visiting Poland, concerning the Church’s role in national politics. He told his audience:

The priest is not asked to be an expert in economics, construction or politics. He is expected to be an expert in the spiritual life.

The Muslim Brotherhood, on the other hand, believes that secular, man-made government is illegitimate.

As the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual inspiration, al-Qaradawi, put it:

Secularism may be accepted in a Christian society but it can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society. Christianity is devoid of a shari`ah or a comprehensive system of life to which its adherents should be committed…For Muslim societies, the acceptance of secularism means something totally different; i.e. as Islam is a comprehensive system of worship (`ibadah) and legislation (Shari`ah), the acceptance of secularism means abandonment of Shari`ah, a denial of the divine guidance and a rejection of Allah’s injunctions; It is indeed a false claim that Shariah is not proper to the requirements of the present age.

And, for good measure, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, Muhammad Badie, made it clear that Islamic law is superior to any alternative:

According to the Islamic shari’a that Allah [has bequeathed] to mankind, the status of the Muslims, compared to that of the infidel nations that arrogantly [disdain] his shari’a, is measured in a kind of scale, in which, when one side is in a state of superiority, the other is in a state of inferiority.

The Muslim Brotherhood creed remains:

Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.


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