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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb. 1, 2011 / 27 Shevat, 5771

The bizarre irony of Obama's global multiculturalism

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Mark Twain said "history doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes." What's happening in Egypt now rhymes with what happened in Iran in 1979.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 80 and suffering from prostate cancer, is on his way out. What will come after?

Both the Muslim Brotherhood — which endorsed him Sunday — and feckless liberals in the West hope it will be a coalition government headed by Mohammed el Baradei, the former director general of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency.

The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) was founded in Egypt in 1928 to promote world domination by Islam. At first a flop (after ten years, the Ikhwan had only 800 members), the Brotherhood became a regional force after receiving massive aid from Adolf Hitler. By the end of World War II, it had a million members.

The Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed in Egypt in 1954 by President Gamal Abdel Nasser, a secular socialist who favored the Soviet Union. The Ikhwan have been the bete noire of the Egyptian establishment ever since, despite the shift in the establishment's alliance from East to West. That shift was made by Anwar Sadat, who succeeded Nasser as president in 1970. Sadat was assassinated by members of the Ikhwan in 1981, for having made peace with Israel. He was replaced by Mr. Mubarak.

After Nasser outlawed them, many members of the Muslim Brotherhood found refuge in Saudi Arabia, the only other part of the Muslim world at the time where their radical view of Islam was popular. Osama bin Laden's teachers were Ikhwan.

Al Qaida's number two, Ayman al Zawahiri, is Ikhwan. But though their goal remains the same, there's been a divergence in tactics. Al Qaida is trying to impose the Caliphate now, by force. But President Bush's swift reaction to 9/11 has given the Muslim Brotherhood pause. The Ikhwan's current leadership believes society must be Islamicized before power can be seized.

According to the Muslim Brotherhood's "Strategic Plan for North America," a copy of which the FBI found during a 2004 raid on a house in Annandale, Va., the Ikhwan's goal remains "eliminating and destroying Western civilization." But the Muslim Brotherhood is willing, as were the Nazis and the Communists when they were weak, to work in coalitions until they are strong enough to seize power.

And if power can be seized by ballots rather than bullets, so much the better. It's important to remember Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany, and the Communists in Russia overthrew not the czar, but the democratic coalition that had ousted the czar.

This difference in tactics has prompted the fatuous to declare we have little to worry about from the Ikhwan. Former CIA officer and Obama campaign adviser Bruce Riedel said the administration "should not be afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood."

The Ikhwan have renounced violence, Mr. el Baradei said on CNN Sunday. (If so, somebody forgot to tell Hamas, its Palestinian affiliate.)

As head of the IAEA, Mr. el Baradei was accused repeatedly of having covered up evidence of Iran's nuclear program. Last year an Egyptian newspaper reported an Iranian official gave $7 million to finance Mr. el Baradei's presidential campaign. The Obama administration was caught flat-footed by the crisis. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said last Tuesday (1/25) the Mubarak regime was "stable." Vice President Joe Biden told PBS two days later Gen. Mubarak isn't a dictator. Since then the administration has straddled the fence, issuing platitudes about both sides refraining from violence.

In Iran, "the U.S. strategy was to do precisely what Obama is doing now: announce support for the government but press it to make reforms," said Barry Rubin, who has written books both about the Ikhwan and the Iranian revolution.

Gen. Mubarak must go. But Mohammed el Baradei should not head the government that replaces his, and the Muslim Brotherhood must be kept out of it.

The United States, alas, has precious little influence with democratic reformers because Mr. Obama replaced President Bush's "freedom agenda with an acceptance agenda," wrote Leon Wieseltier in the liberal New Republic.

"The bizarre irony of Obama's global multiculturalism is that it has had the effect of aligning America with regimes and against peoples," Mr. Wieseltier said. So even if Mr. Obama gets a clue, it may be too late.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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