ABOUT TIME! Mainstream media – Chicago Tribune – runs a story on Egypt’s General el-Sisi that doesn’t parrot the Obama (anti-Sisi) playbook

As the Egyptian state ramps up its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood thugs and terrorists, the man expected to become Egypt’s next president has deployed a new weapon in the battle with the Islamists: his own vision of Islam (a reformed one).

sisimuslimb
Chicago Tribune  (h/t Mike F) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who deposed the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi and is expected to be elected president later this month, has cast himself as a defender of religion (all religions) and taken aim at the doctrinal foundations of Islamist groups the state is seeking to crush.

Striking a pious tone that sets him apart from former president Hosni Mubarak, Sisi also appears to be taking on the mantle of a religious reformer. He has blamed outdated “religious discourse” for holding back Egypt.

“I see that the religious discourse in the entire Islamic world has cost Islam its humanity,” Sisi said in an interview televised on May 5. “This requires us, and for that matter all leaders, to review their positions.”

1374912140-thousands-join-call-by-egyptian-army-at-protest-in-tahrir-square_22951111With references to God and morality, Sisi may turn out to be the most outwardly pious of any of the military men to have governed Egypt since the republic was founded in 1953. This does not mean he will inject more Islam into the government of a state whose laws and culture have long been shaped by religion. Sisi has said there is no such thing as a “religious state” – challenging a central Islamist concept.

As the authorities try to curb Islamist influence by tightening control over mosques, Sisi’s presidency could bring a sustained effort to reinforce state-backed, apolitical Islam, providing clerical cover for destroying his Islamist foes.

Sisi has strong support of Coptic Christians

Sisi has the support of Coptic Christians

“He is trying to replace the Islamists and counter the Muslim Brotherhood’s argument that he is anti-Islam,” said Khalil al-Anani, an expert on Islamic movements based at Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

Sisi has been compared with Anwar Sadat, the head of state known for his piety who was assassinated by Islamists in 1981. 

Sisi’s reputation for piety encouraged the Brotherhood to believe he could be a reliable ally, one of the reasons Morsi appointed him army chief in August, 2012. But Sisi revealed strongly anti-Brotherhood views after deposing Morsi following mass protests against Morsi’s rule less than a year later.

971824_699918153357148_1116306900_nSisi accused the group of having an ideology which claimed to hold the “exclusive truth” and of seeking to advance the cause of an Islamic empire rather than of Egypt. In the interview screened on May 5, Sisi said violent groups were a front for the Brotherhood, vowing that the movement would not exist once he was in power.

The movement, most of whose leaders are in jail, has yet to respond to his most recent accusations, though it has previously denied such claims and says it has long rejected violence. The group sees Sisi as the mastermind of a bloody military coup.

5355Islamist groups seeking to infuse government with their vision of Islam have been a thorn in the state’s side for decades. Some of the world’s most radical militants are Egyptian, including al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
Since Morsi was removed from power, the state has faced the worst wave of militant violence since the 1990s.

548592145310127498882547962_p9-vi

RELATED STORIES/VIDEOS:

COURAGE!! General El-Sisi, the most popular man in Egypt, calls for a total “reformation of Islam”

EGYPT: “There will be no such thing as the Muslim Brotherhood when I am president. And that’s final!”

egypt-general-el-sisi-frontrunner-for-president-in-his-own-words-for-the-first-time-in-a-tv-interview

finally-after-countless-stories-at-bni-about-the-u-s-obama-betrayal-of-our-ally-egypt-the-media-is-waking-up

MUSLIM terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda in Syria call for Egyptian presidential frontrunner General Abdel Fatah el-Sisi to be murdered

EGYPT WARNS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: “If anything happens to stop General al-Sisi from becoming our next president, you will pay the price!”

EGYPT SHOCKER! Russia reveals U.S. confidential report about Obama plan to get Egyptian Army involved in a civil war to overthrow General Sisi

EGYPT: Liberal-left (secular) coalition announces it will support General Sisi if he decides to run for president

EGYPT’s Presidential front-runner and retired Field Marshall, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, pays a pre-Easter visit to the Coptic Christian pope

EGYPT: Defense Minister General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi vows to rebuild the many Coptic Churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood

 the-rise-and-fall-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-egypt

How Egypt deals with it’s Muslim Brotherhood problem (WARNING: Graphic Images)

egypt-obama-continues-to-support-a-deposed-leader-who-was-neither-democratically-nor-legitimately-elected

General Sisi to run for president while John McCain’s and Miss Lindsay’s efforts to release Muslim Brotherhood terrorists from jail in Egypt have failed

OMG! Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham are traitors

egypt-threats-made-by-the-muslim-brotherhood-thugs-before-and-after-the-june-30th-uprising-and-removal-of-mohamed-morsi-and-the-brotherhood

 shocker-from-arabic-media-secret-8-billion-deal-between-obama-and-the-muslim-brotherhood

 exposed-in-egypt-the-barack-hussein-obama-muslim-brotherhood-al-qaeda-alliance

another-shocker-egyptian-intelligence-reveals-documents-on-the-case-against-the-obama-regime-and-its-secret-collaboration-with-mohamed-morsi-and-the-muslim-brotherhood

egypt-mohamed-morsi-trial-destined-to-lay-bare-barack-hussein-obamas-nefarious-muslim-brotherhood-connections

Chief Water-Carrier for the Obama Regime, the New York Times, trashes the Egyptian military, sides with the Muslim Brotherhood

egypt-is-trying-to-save-the-world-from-islamic-terrorism-while-the-obama-regime-is-enabling-it

EGYPT takes control of mosques in order to further purge the country of Muslim Brotherhood influence

By decimating the Muslim Brotherhood, EGYPT leads the world in fighting Islamic terrorism

WOO HOO! With the Muslim Brotherhood now crushed, Egypt puts Hamas in its crosshairs

While the world is focused on Syria, the Egyptian Army continues to cleanse Sinai of Hamas and other Islamic terrorists

well-well-not-only-did-obama-bribe-mohamed-morsi-with-8-billion-to-give-up-40-of-sinai-to-hamas-apparently-a-lot-of-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-were-receiving-bribes-from-the-u-s-as-well

egyptian-army-warns-obama-supporting-terrorism-in-egypt-is-our-red-line

U.S. cuts aid to Egypt: Egypt says, “Keep your money, Obama, it reeks of the Muslim Brotherhood stench”

egyptian-lawyers-name-barack-hussein-obama-as-a-co-conspirator-in-ousted-egyptian-president-mohamed-morsis-upcoming-war-crimes-trial

egypt-has-submitted-a-complaint-charging-u-s-president-barrack-hussein-obama-with-crimes-against-humanity-at-the-international-criminal-court

EGYPT: Not only was Obama named as a co-conspirator with the Muslim Brotherhood, now Hillary Clinton has been named as a collaborator in Muslim Brotherhood domestic insurrections

Here’s a story about the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt you will never see in the Western media

 u-s-threatens-serious-consequences-if-egypt-carries-out-the-death-penalty-verdict-on-529-convicted-muslim-brotherhood-thugs-terrorists

 great-news-egypt-sentences-680-more-muslim-brotherhood-thugs-and-their-spiritual-leader-to-death

egypt-is-trying-to-save-the-world-from-islamic-terrorism-while-the-obama-regime-is-enabling-it

egypt-what-the-muslim-brotherhood-sympathizers-in-the-western-media-didnt-tell-you

still-enraged-about-the-overthrow-of-mohamed-morsi-barack-hussein-obama-turkey-qatar-the-muslim-brotherhood-are-backing-new-jihadist-army-to-violently-destroy-egypts-government

egypt-update-on-the-move-by-obama-turkey-and-qatar-to-overthrow-the-egyptian-government-and-reinstate-the-muslim-brotherhood

‘SISI-MANIA’ SWEEPS EGYPT: Wildly popular, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the army chief who implemented and executed the ouster of tyrant, Mohammed Morsi, is seen everywhere now

‘BRAND SISI’…General Sisi…the most popular man in Egypt

GENERAL SISI ROCKS! Since the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood, wearing beards and face-covering headbags in Egypt makes you suspect

WOW! Even Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser mocked the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that the state uphold Islamic traditions.

First, Vladimir Putin of Russia, now, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, both offer support for the Egyptian Army against the Muslim Brotherhood…and against Barack Hussein Obama

Obama Regime seething over Egypt-Israeli military cooperation