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The Muslim Brotherhood's Flotilla

The International Muslim Brotherhood had a heavy hand in orchestrating the flotilla.

3:30 PM, Jun 3, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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Another one of the flotilla’s passengers was Sheikh Raed Salah, who is the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel (or “1948 land” as it is called on the Brotherhood’s web site). Salah’s organization is devoted to promoting Islamist beliefs among Israel’s Arabs. Salah has long conspired with Hamas and the Brotherhood in general, which is why the Brotherhood’s web site quotes a member of Salah’s group as saying that the Israelis are “trying to fabricate ‘heavyweight charges’ against” the Sheikh. Salah is currently under house arrest.

More facts will emerge concerning the Brotherhood’s involvement in this international imbroglio.

The press would be well-served to note that it was a propaganda event staged by the Brotherhood all along. After all, the Brotherhood used the flotilla to play the press, and unfortunately human rights activists, like a fiddle.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. 

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