A group that openly espouses jihad, and is considered “the chief ideological forefather of al Qaeda” is not not a group most people would associate with humanitarianism. And as Thomas Joscelyn’s reported today at The Weekly Standard, they were well represented in the flotilla.
Western press accounts have enumerated the many left-wing human rights activists who were among the Gaza-bound flotilla’s passengers earlier this week. But there were other, more conspicuous passengers aboard the ships. The Muslim Brotherhood, in particular, was well-represented.
In fact, the more one looks into the details of the flotilla the more it becomes clear that the Brotherhood used the humanitarian mission for its own purpose, namely, to assist its Palestinian branch — Hamas. The Brotherhood used the flotilla as a propaganda operation with the intention of increasing international pressure on Israel to the point that the Jewish state lifts its blockade on Gaza and therefore Hamas. Simply put, the Brotherhood saw the flotilla as a public relations weapon that could be used to assist their fellow Ikhwan (Muslim Brothers).
If the Muslim Brotherhood manipulated the flotilla for its own purposes, or was even behind it from the first, why isn’t the press reporting on that angle to the story?
And why is Obama calling the Israeli raid on this hostile flotilla, “tragic”?
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the deadly Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip was “tragic”, but he stopped short of condemning the actions of Israeli forces.
Did we all know that Obama pals, Jodie Evans, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn helped organize the flotilla group?
Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, BigGovernment.com reported.
Hat tip: Jackstraw.