The Muslim Brotherhood and similar “silent terrorists” have sabotaged the Arab Spring movement, according to the European-based Gatestone Institute, which described its staff as “human rights activists, moderate Muslims and expert investigative reporters.
The Gatestone report said that the “war on terrorism” has overlooked “silent terrorists who execute their agenda through politics rather than bombs.”
It asked rhetorically, “Has the Muslim Brotherhood outwitted all of us? It has been quietly putting into place the same expansionist agenda as the militant terrorists – to establish a fundamentalist Islamic realm, except with plans to accomplish this by means of politics rather than explosives and machine guns.”
The Brotherhood, which spawned the Hamas terrorist organization and which won recent legislative elections in post-Mubarak Egypt, was founded in 1928 with a mission stating, "God is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of God is the highest of our aspirations."
Its stated goal is to establish a Muslim empire stretching from Spain to Indonesia.
The Brotherhood has stated in an internal publication that it “is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
Its mid-course correction “seeks to achieve its means by befriending people – by means of lavish invitations, or payments to lobbyists or promises of opulent permanent employment or of significant donations – to be introduced among in the topmost circles of influence in the nations being groomed for hollowing out,” according to Gatestone.
“From there it is simple enough over smiles and good food, to proceed, as favors are granted by new friends,” the report continued. "Meanwhile, the motto and mission statement never change; enemies are confused with friends, and attempts to silence free speech – such as Yale University's refusal to show the Mohammed Cartoons in a book on them by Jytte Klausen it published, possibly lest their appearance jeopardize a donation of millions being dangled before them.”
The report warned the United States “to wake up to the truth of the Muslim Brotherhood's real agenda.”