Will Obama Fire His Muslim Brotherhood Advisors Now?
Since September 11, 2001, Western governments have developed a â€śfear factorâ€ť approach in how they deal with Islamist groups. Fear leads those governments, especially the United States, to do foolish thingsâ€”like supporting apparently less-overt Jihadist Muslim groups, such as the global powerhouse of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In doing so, they think they can kill two birds with one stone. To the Islamists, they can say: â€śSee, weâ€™re not anti-Islamist. Weâ€™re just against the bad guys who want to kill us.â€ť To other Muslims, they can say: â€śPlease tell those terrorists not to attack Western targets or people.â€ť
But itâ€™s easy to see how this â€śfear factorâ€ť causes the West to stumble into the darkness of foolishness....