“The Koran is our constitution.”
“The prophet Muhammad is our leader.”
“Jihad is our path.”
“And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.”
These are statements from a speech by ex-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on his election night address at Cairo University in 2012. Morsi was the first democratically-elected president in Egypt’s 5,000 year history.
On Wednesday night’s double-episode feature of TheBlaze TV’s For The Record episode “Jihad is Our Way” (8:30 p.m. ET), viewers will get a frighteningly up-close look at Egyptians persecuted under Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and the group’s violent quest for power in Syria as it struggles to survive.
The episodes reveal the real intentions behind the Islamist group, which has extended its tentacles from Egypt into Syria, Tunisia, Libya, Europe and even has its own supporters in the United States.
The Brotherhood’s fighters display a brutality unseen in recent history as they tear Syria apart at the seams and kill anyone who obstructs their quest to pursue a global Shariah caliphate.
Viewer discretion is advised as TheBlaze reveals uncensored photographs and videos of kidnappings, executions, beheadings and horrors perpetrated by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“The Muslim Brotherhood from its inception has been a totalitarian death cult and it started with the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, the guy by the name of Hassan al-Banna, he talked about the art of death and making death and martyrdom for Allah into an art form and glorified death into his writings,” said Eric Stakelbeck, terrorism expert and writer for the Christian Broadcasting Network.
“At the end of the day, whether it’s Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, the most organized and key point here – most ruthless factions are the Islamists – they know exactly what they want, they have a clear goal: Shariah caliphate,” said Stackelbeck, author of “The Brotherhood, America’s Next Great Enemy.” “In each country, they’re well organized – they will go for the jugular.”
For The Record gives the people of Egypt and Syria a voice as they tell their stories in their own words and reveal what life was like for them behind the facade of this radical group.
Some wonder why the Obama administration has not spoken out against the group’s atrocities and some have even come to believe that the U.S. is secretly supporting the extremist organization.
The current Interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy of Egypt told TheBlaze, “I don’t understand how you can be silent about the terrorism because I know your values, I’ve lived in America, and what this silence is, is abhorrent in comparison to what you stand up for in your country.”
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Egyptian supporters, however, claim that it was the Egyptian military that instigated the violence against them during lawful protests. They say members of the Egyptian military have unlawfully jailed and executed its leadership. Egyptian supporters also claim that military personnel opened fire on innocent protesters killing women, men and children who had established sit-in camps in Cairo.
Morsi is now under house arrest after being ousted from power by the Egyptian military only a year after becoming president under the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party. He was hailed by President Barack Obama for brokering peace between Hamas and Israel only a day before he set Egyptians reeling when he granted himself sweeping, absolute powers and made it illegal for the Egyptian courts to take any action against him or his party.
In the days following his declaration, 20 million to 30 million Egyptians took to the streets in protest against his edict. The protests were even greater than those during the revolution that led to the ousting of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Gen. Abdel Fattah El- Sisi, the commander of the Egyptian military who directed the overthrow of Morsi, told his military leadership on July 14, 2013 that despite what others in the world perceive as a military overthrow, their actions were necessary to protect Egypt and its people from the fanatical actions of the Muslim Brotherhood. The translation of Sisi’s speech is provided by Middle East Media Research Institute, a nonprofit organization providing timely translations from the Middle East and research.
“As we have said before we are an honorable national army, whose toughness derives from our honor,” Sisi told the auditorium filled with military personnel. “We are not engaged in any conspiracies or deceptions. We simply could not remain indifferent. Watching most Egyptians scared and terrified. Feeling like prisoners with no one to set them free.”