Is the Muslim Brotherhood Plotting "Arab Springs" for Other Nations?

By:  James Heiser
03/29/2012
       
Is the Muslim Brotherhood Plotting "Arab Springs" for Other Nations?

As Islamists solidify their control over Egypt in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the chief law enforcement officer in Dubai is warning that the new rulers of Egypt plan to export their revolution to his country —and beyond.
 
 

As Islamists solidify their control over Egypt in the aftermath of the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the chief law enforcement officer in Dubai is warning that the new rulers of Egypt plan to export their revolution to his country —and beyond.
 
As reported earlier this month for The New American, two radical Islamist political parties — the Muslim Brotherhood (emblem pictured) and the Salafist Al-Nour party — have recently taken control of the Egyptian parliament following elections in that country:

The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party took 58 percent of the available seats in the upper house of Egypt’s parliament, while the even more extremist Salafist Al-Nour party took a quarter of the seats. In all, more than 80 percent of the contended seats in Egypt’s upper parliament are now in the hands of Muslim extremists. Last year’s “Arab Spring” is now more fully manifesting its true character: the transformation of Egypt into a more stridently Islamist regime.
 
While the Obama administration purportedly hoped that liberalization would follow in Egypt’s transition into a post-Mubarak future, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signaled last fall that the U.S. government anticipated an Islamist future for Egypt. In fact, Clinton’s State Department actively solicited Congress for a special fund to help spread the ‘reforms’ allegedly initiated by the “Arab Spring” in Egypt. As reported in February of this year, a “special $700 million fund” was proposed as part of the State Department’s projected $51.6 billion budget for fiscal year 2013. The State Department planned to use the funds to target a total of 11 nations. As CNS News reported:

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