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Allen West,Tom Rooney Not Surprised With Islamist Power Grab in Egypt

by Javier Manjarres

With Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi seizing almost absolute power in his country, was there ever any question this would be the end result when President Barack Obama initially forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak out of power?  

Looking back in hindsight, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the so-called “Arab Spring” was nothing more than a syrupy public relations front by the Obama administration to euphemistically describe its new approach to the region- a policy that would have aims that run counter to what the United States has traditionally sought to promote in the region.  It appears that the aim of the Obama administration’s new approach was to undermine existing U.S. client-state regimes or dictatorships in the Middle East and pave the way for the ascendancy of the radical Muslim Brotherhood.  

Rioting continues in the streets of Egypt after Morsi’s supposed ‘temporary’ power grab, and now two of Egypt’s highest appeals courts have taken ‘the day off’ to protest  Morsi’s power grab-

“Suddenly Morsi is issuing laws and becoming the absolute ruler, holding all powers in his hands,” said protester Mona Sadek, a 31-year-old engineering graduate who wears the Islamic veil, a hallmark of piety. “Our revolt against the decrees became a protest against the Brotherhood as well.”-Fox News

“The Arab Spring has so far produced a Muslim Brotherhood dictator in Egypt, a civil war in Syria, and chaos in Libya that allowed al Qaeda to kill four Americans, including our ambassador.”-Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL)

The terrorist-linked Muslim Brotherhood is not backing down from their position as Gehad el-Haddad, one of the organization’s senior advisors stated that “Morsi would not back down.” He also added, “We are not rescinding the declaration,” this according to the Associated Press-

Morsi says the decrees are necessary to protect the “revolution” and the nation’s transition to democratic rule.

His declaration made all his decisions immune to judicial review and banned the courts from dissolving the upper house of parliament and an assembly writing the new constitution, both of which are dominated by Islamists. The decree also gave Morsi sweeping authority to stop any “threats” to the revolution, public order or state institutions. The powers would last until the constitution is approved and parliamentary elections are held, not likely before spring 2013.-Fox News

Many experts on fundamentalist Islam believe that the near term goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is the establishment of a united Islamic superstate in the region, and from there, its master plan is Islamize western civilization.   

“Is there anyone who is a student of history, Islam or the Muslim Brotherhood who is NOT surprised by this?” – Congressman Allen West.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Jacqueline

    Is anyone really surprised at how badly the admins vaunted Arab Spring is turning out? Did any sane person really believe it would not lead to the current Arab Winter!?
    Morisi is doing in one swift strike against Democracy what Obama is doing in hundreds of new “reulations” and “Executive Orders”! He is establishing a dictatorship!
    The main difference is the Arab world recognizes this and is reacting strongly. While we sit back and watch it creep up on us!
    With FEMA Camps and millions of hollow point bullets and FEMA “trained” personnel it will soon be too late for any but the most drastic of actions!

    • Rich

      You forget that it’s their part of the world and they can do what they want!!

      If we didn’t let the oil companies pervert our energy policies, we would have sustainable alternative fuels for our vehicles by now, we could make our domestic oil reserves last for hundreds of years and it wouldn’t matter too much what happened in the Middle East as long as the Arabs didn’t threaten us.

      Why does everyone miss that? Why can’t they elect who they want? What would YOU say if the Arab nations tried to influence OUR elections and right to choose leaders?

  • http://2UPR CraigInFlorida

    Dear Javier, I can’t even begin to believe just how warped your perception of reality is! Our country has supported a grossly corrupt Egyptian regime for as long as Barak was in power! To try and pin your assertion: (Looking back in hindsight, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the so-called “Arab Spring” was nothing more than a syrupy public relations front by the Obama administration…) is both inept and borders on gross negligence! While I’m not happy (as our government is not happy) with Mr. Morsi’s surprising power grab, he was FREELY elected by his country (rightly or wrongly) and this is an internal matter that needs to be played out by Egyptian voters. While diplomatically, we can encourage and reinforce our concerns, and at the same time applaud his efforts to broker a peace initiative, I believe the best avenue should be left to our country’s diplomacy, rather than your obtuse and childish, amateur rants! My advice would be to “shut up” and let the career diplomats handle this. Something Mr. Romney should have learned by now! Stop assigning blame–it’s reckless, contra productive, and totally unwarranted! You’re beginning to sound like Rush! Shame, shame Javier!

    • Shariff

      If Morsi’s power grab was simply “an internal matter” for Egyptians to decide why wasn’t staying out of Mubarak’s business and not undercutting his authority also an “internal matter” that we should’t interfere with as well?

    • BoGo

      Mubarak was an SOB, but he was OUR SOB.

      This is all going according to plan. Your “lord and savior” will deliver those savages in the ME their coveted caliphate.

      You want to leave the situation to diplomatic “professionals” like James “Clueless” Clapper who called the MuzBro a “largely secular organization”? Talk about obtuse!

      Hope you feel safer now that Obama has his second term and has more “flexibility” to give up our nukes as promised to Vladimir in exchange for exactly nothing. Is that the diplomacy you have so much faith in?

      Unfortunately, you won’t realize how ignorant you’ve been until faced with the choice of having to recite the shahada and bowing to Mecca or having a scimitar relieve you of your head. Or maybe your satori moment will be when your 401k is confiscated in exchange for the new gubbmint nationalized pension and you’re evicted from your home and relocated to Agenda 21 compliant housing.

  • CalFl

    Yes, Congressman West, apparently the RNC must be surprised by this and clearly not “a student of history”

    This is from the “American Exceptionalism” section of the RNC platform, under the topic “The Challenges of the Changing Middle East”, where it states:

    “We recognize the historic nature of the events of the past two years – the Arab Spring – that have unleashed democratic movements leading to the overthrow of dictators who have been menaces to global security for decades. In a season of upheaval, it is necessary to be prepared for anything. That is true on the ground in the Middle East, and it will be equally true in the next Administration, particularly with a new President unbound by the failures of the past. We welcome the aspirations of the Arab peoples and others for greater freedom, and we hope that greater liberty – and with it, a greater chance for peace – will result from the recent turmoil. Many governments in the region have given substantial assistance to the U.S. over the last decade because they understood that our struggle against terror is not an ethnic or religious fight, and the violent extremists are abusers of their faith, not its champions.”

    The McCain/Graham (now Rubio?) wing of the party at work again? Once more, explain the difference between the two parties on foreign policy?

    • Ivan

      I didn’t read in Mr. Wests comment that you had to be a Republican, A Democrat, a member of the green party, A Libertarian or any other group to be a student of history. Have a nice day

  • Tony Di Perna

    Allen West is one of the few people in government who understands
    Islam in its historical context. The Islamization of the West has been
    the goal of that religion’s leaders since the 7th century. They came
    close several times, but then the West was awake. It had leaders such
    as Charles Martel and Jon Sobieski. Now we have Barack Obama! Help!

  • Jacqueline

    Perhaps this is part of the reason West’s opponent got so much funding and support! CAIR is very active in West’s home grounds! He is well grounded in all things Islam and vocal in his opposition to their goals!

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