A world controlled by the wicked and immoral Left is a very unpleasant place in which to live. At the furthest extremity of Left-wingery we have genocide, totalitarianism, Gulags and evil. At the softer end of Left-wingery we have propaganda, lies, MSNBC, smears, the BBC, hatred of tradition and decency, and the concomitant incremental demise of the Western democracy historically defended by millions of our young men who now lie in graves both marked and unmarked across the Western world.
Unfortunately for the decent, intelligent and moral people today, the Left have largely carried out their Long March and now control the institutions which form the thoughts and opinions of the vast majority of Western peoples. He who controls the media and the educational establishment controls the past, the present, and the future, just as Hitler, Stalin and their present day Socialist comrades-in-arms intended.
To really see what this means in 2014, we need look no further than the case of Anders Behring Breivik, the counter-jihad movement, and the truly obscene behaviour of the Leftist media – particularly so in Scandinavian countries.
In 2011 Breivik carried out his murderous spree, to the shock and horror of all decent people everywhere. The Leftist media however, which had already made up its mind about certain individuals within the counter-jihad movement, sought to use this act of evil purely to mount an assault upon high profile individuals whose “crime” was to peacefully and accurately draw attention to the dangers involved in allowing a barbaric ideology by the name of Islam to flourish both demographically and “culturally” within the cohesive, peaceful and Christian West.
I am not going to go into forensic detail about the actions of the Leftist media, which have been covered in depth already by Robert Spencer, Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna, and Fjordman, all of whom were viciously attacked by Left-wing journalists who were outraged (rightly so) by the actions of Breivik, but who had all remained smugly mute for years over the numerically far higher number of murders carried out in the name of Islam or Socialism.
Just to give a couple of typical examples, the Guardian newspaper, chock full of wicked Leftists, remarked that America had been given the bloody nose she so manifestly deserved on 9/11, whilst the BBC bent over backwards to excuse Islam whilst reducing the then U.S. Ambassador to tears in front of a baying mob of specifically imported Muslims and Leftists within a BBC studio.
But why such overt double standards over two acts of similar atrocity? Why the total failure to hold up the Koran and the hadith for 9/11? And why the massive, concerted and hysterical smear campaign against Bodissey, Spencer and Fjordman?
The answer of course is because the Left wish to use Islam as a pawn in the breakdown of Western Nation States, Christianity, and free enterprise-AKA capitalism. An orderly, affluent, peaceful, civilised country contains very few potential voters for the far- Left, so even if Islam did not exist, the Left would have to invent it – and then eagerly import it. There can be no better ideological ally if the intention is to manufacture social unrest and potential civil war, which justifies ever-increasing authoritarianism prior to the eventual full blown Leftist totalitarianism necessary to keep a lid on things.
Hence the smearing of the counter-jihad, and the politically deceitful defence of the so called religion of peace. But in a rational and sane world (ie: a non-Leftist world) there is one overwhelming and striking difference between the gentle, polite, articulate and well informed output of the counter-jihad movement, and the murderous actions of both Breivik and similarly violent Muslim supremacists, which is starkly simple – Bodissey, Spencer and Fjordman have never once called for violence to be inflicted upon Muslims or Leftists, but Muslims and Leftists routinely call for (and practice) violence upon those they disagree with.
Which, over a long and meandering route, brings me to the point of this article, which is the near total refusal of the MSM to publicise the recent Breivik letter to the MSM where he essentially admits he considers the counter-jihad movement to be comprised of a bunch of panty-waisted individuals with no appetite for killing, no admiration for Nazism, no desire for violence and perhaps even worse, a sympathy for Israel. Ho ho ho, he says, I have attempted to discredit the entire movement which I hate with a passion for its passive, intellectual, peaceful approach to the Islamic problem, and I have been greatly assisted by the cretinous Leftist media……
Breivik is positively gloating over the ease with which he pulled the wool over the Leftist media’s eyes, but he should not be so hubristic, because the anti-Western Leftist media actively wanted to be deliberately blinded to truth, reason, decency and fact. And what then, is the outcome of this?
Not good is the answer. Not good for anyone. Mild mannered, scholarly and peaceful people have been falsely smeared and stigmatised, whilst violent Islam has been falsely defended. And all the while, the anger amongst the peoples of the West continues to build to an eventual future extent where the Bodissey’s, Spencer’s and Fjordman’s of this world – who provide an accurate, impartial and peaceful analysis of our problems – will be replaced by people with an altogether different outlook, as we are already beginning to see in the rise of several real far-right movements in Europe.
So please allow me to offer my most sincere congratulations to the Leftist media. You have attacked the peaceful, native defenders of Western civilisation and labelled them as evil, whilst defending the foreign, violent attackers of Western civilisation, who you disingenuously promote as harmless, virtuous and good.
What a thoroughly evil lot you are. No journalistic integrity; no personal morality and no common, basic decency amongst any of you. Will we see a single one of you publish Breivik’s admission? Of course not, and of course not for a pretty simple reason – you are too immersed in your wicked Leftist activism to behave in a way any normal person outside the all-smothering political Leftist world would recognise as brave, responsible, impartial, good or decent. You are more than a disgrace to your profession; you are a treacherous disgrace to humanity.
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Human rights groups and individuals have launched a series of legal actions against the British police over ‘Schedule 7′ stops at airports. Schedule 7 gives the police the right to stop and search people at airports, to fingerprint them and take their DNA, and to hold them for up to 9 hours without legal representation.
More than 70,000 people were stopped and questioned under the Schedule 7 law last year and a hugely disproportionate number were ethnic minorities or Muslims. And the most intrusive and humiliating searches were conducted on those of “Muslim appearance.” Human rights groups say the law is morally and ethically bankrupt because it indiscriminately targets ethnic minorities and Muslims. The government says that Schedule 7 is one of the powers in their arsenal to confront the terrorism threat to mainland Britain.
A Moroccan Muslim student accused of trying to smuggle £16,500 ($27,500) in her underwear to terrorists fighting in Syria appeared in court yesterday. Nawal Msaad (photo right), 26, and her alleged co-conspirator Amal Elwahabi, 27, are the first British women charged with terrorism-linked offenses over the Syrian conflict.
*I call them underwear bombers because they are using their underwear to fund bomb throwers.
UK Daily Mail (h/t parisclaims) Msaad, an undergraduate from Holloway, North London, was arrested at Heathrow last Thursday as she prepared to board a flight to Istanbul with 20,000 euros wrapped in cling film in her knickers. Hours later, police swooped on Elwahabi, who stands jointly accused of being part of an arrangement in which money was made available for the purposes of terrorism.
Yesterday the two women wept and hugged as they appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that the two Britons attempted to send the bundle of rolled-up notes to a suspected British jihadist fighting in Syria’s civil war.
The charges became public as police revealed that schoolgirls as young as 17 have been arrested at UK airports over suspected terrorist funding linked to Syria.
District Judge Howard Riddle remanded the women, who are both of Moroccan descent, in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on January 31.
Head of the Counter Terrorism Command, Richard Walton, said said the numbers of Syria-related terror arrests had soared, with 14 in the first three weeks of this year – more than half the total for the whole of 2013.
Chairman Paul Golding has been arrested by the Metropolitan police. We have just been advised the arrest relates to an alleged “harassment” charge regarding Britain First confronting Anjem Choudary.
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Britain First It seems in modern Britain that Muslim hate preachers are free to incite violence and terrorism but good honest patriots face police action immediately! I reported Anjem Choudary to the police earlier today for calling for all kufr to “be eradicated” – not even received a response yet. One rule for them and another for us it seems!
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Terrorist loving hate preacher Anjem Choudary has once again escaped prosecution for his venomous rants. Calling for the murder of politicians? Calling on supporters to be proud of being terrorists? All fine in the UK, the police can’t – or won’t – do a thing. Strange that, considering the police are so quick arresting other people for expressing far milder sentiments.
Make a comment deemed slightly racist on Twitter, perhaps utter a few words to the effect of “immigrants should go back to their own countries” on the train? You’re nicked! Your feet wouldn’t touch the ground on the way to a cell if you called on “proud terrorists” to murder the “great Shaitan” Choudary and his cohorts!
Anjem though? He can say whatever he likes, we’ll not do a thing. Is he a state asset as some people suspect? Or, more likely, is officialdom kissing the jackboot of Islam and there now exists one law in the UK for Muslims and one for everyone else?
When police spend weeks tracking down a woman who suggested Cameron should be egged, yet they take no action when Choudary suggests Cameron should be murdered, you know that there are double standards in play.
Islamic hate preachers are, once more, shown to be outside of the same laws applied to the rest of the population. The Shaitans of Sharia do what they like in Britain, seems the authorities are unable, or unwilling, to act.
Those running the show have, one way or another, seemingly surrendered our nation to Sharia already. With our chairman Paul Golding now in custody for allegedly harassing Anjem Choudary we already know the answer!
There are double standards, this Muslim scoundrel of hate can say anything (still not even had an answer from the police to the hatred complaint against him after he called for all kuffar (non muslims) to “be eradicated”) and yet Paul is arrested for standing up for the British way of life, values, and doing so within the law of this land.
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We will never surrender, we will keep up the fight – for every attack they make on us we will grow stronger. Thousands of patriots were born on the day hero Lee Rigby was murdered.
We will stand, not take one step back. NO SURRENDER! BRITAIN FIRST – TAKING OUR NATION BACK!
UPDATE: The British government has now banned Paul Golding form engaging in any political activities:
Britain First The registered leader of a legal political party has been banned by the police from engaging in any political activity whatsoever, the first time this has happened in British history.
Paul Golding, leader of the Britain First Party and street defence movement, currently on the rise since the demise of the BNP and EDL, was arrested yesterday and questioned by ‘SO15 Counter Terrorism Command’ for allegedly harassing hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
On Monday (20th), Britain First confronted Mr Choudary at his home address.
The following day, after threats from Muslim vigilante groups, namely the “Islamic Emergency Defence”, Britain First activists returned to Mr Choudary’s house once again and also to the home address of fellow hate preacher Abu Izzadeen.
These activities are part of Britain First’s ‘Operation Fightback’, a direct action campaign utilising ex-military snatch land rovers from the recent Afghan and Iraq wars and surveillance equipment.
On Thursday (23rd), Paul Golding was arrested and questioned by ‘SO15 Counter Terrorism Command’ and applied with the following bail conditions:
- Not allowed to enter the Greater London area
- Not allowed to engage in any political activity, including stalls, demos and meetings
UPDATE: Statement from Paul Golding regarding his arrest:
Britain First “I have finally been released on bail for alleged ‘harassment’ of terror-linked Islamic hate preacher and global jihadist recruiter Anjem Choudary.”
“Unbelievably, despite being arrested for ‘harassment’, I was interrogated last night by two officers of the ‘SO15 Anti Terrorism Command’.”
“My bail conditions are draconian to say the least: I cannot enter the Greater London area for any reason, and cannot engage in any political activities whatsoever under any circumstances and cannot direct any political activities.”
“I asked for special permission to visit the London Borough of Bexley to visit my mother who is unwell and doesn’t drive, but it was refused.”
“I am an officially registered political party leader and I cannot engage in political activities of any kind! The same situation exists with party manager Jim Dowson, who also is pinned down by draconian bail conditions making it difficult to engage in political work.”
“Needless to say, we will be challenging these bail conditions legally very shortly, as they are outrageous and an affront to decency, freedom and our civil rights.”
“I am starting to realise that perhaps the whole point of this political persecution is to make it extremely difficult for me to do my job, to silence me, to drive me off the streets, to render it impossible for me to continue to run our successful fightback activities and to give the Muslim extremists room to breathe so they can carry on with their terrorist recruiting and hate preaching against the British people.”
“If that is the case, they seriously underestimate my resolve and determination never to be silenced and held hostage by the politically correct authorities.”
“My own family bears a heritage of fighting for Britain in world wars and I will not let my ancestors down.”
“They forget Britain First is more, much more than me, we are a movement and others will stand in the gap to continue the struggle to take our country back! So let them do their worst, we shall continue to do our best!”
“We will improvise and carry on the fight. It is easy to say ‘No Surrender’ but very hard to actually LIVE by that phrase, and the activists of Britain First Defence who lately have shaken the Muslim networks to their core are chomping at the bit to carry on the struggle.”
“No amount of arrests, death threats or harassment from the authorities will ever silence me and our activists. It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees, and we mean it.”
“The widespread messages of support from around the world and here in Britain have been amazing and give us the courage and heart to soldier on, regardless of the odds we face.”
“This is the UNITY we all crave, it is here, now, with all true patriots already!”
“Once again I thank you all for standing by the Britain First movement and our brave and dedicated activists, untold numbers of whom rang the police station holding me yesterday and some who even protested outside – thank you.”
“All I can say now is that they will NEVER silence us, NEVER hinder our fightback, NEVER put us on the backfoot and the fightback WILL continue, because for us protecting our people and nation means more than life itself.”
“Onwards Christian soldiers and fellow patriots of Britain, together towards victory .”
“Talk is cheap, now is the time to stand up and be counted! Now is the time to join the Britain First movement.”
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And well worth it.
British government workers are being rewarded for saying ‘no’ to asylum applications who have already been denied permission to stay. Home Office staff receive gift vouchers and even extra vacation time.
After six months of intense searching and surveillance, Britain First activists finally tracked down the elusive and vile terrorist enabler, Anjem Choudary, to a house in East London, confirmed as Choudary’s residence, a luxury home paid for by British taxpayers because Choudary, a lawyer by profession, prefers to live off welfare.
Once outside Choudary’s front door last night, the team, who have the details of his car and registration number, spotted the hate preacher in his car 20 feet from his house.
At once, our activists sought to confront Anjem Choudary and question him about his connections to terrorism, violence, sharia patrols and the murder of Lee Rigby, but Choudary fled the scene like a cockroach fleeing the light.
Following up on Britain First’s visit to Anjem Choudary’s doorstep – which saw him flee like a coward when confronted – the hate rags of the Muslim jihad scene have tried to gloss it over with threats and idiotic cries of racism. We have Anjem Choudary on Twitter posting to say that it was a “racist” attack on him and his family!
It’s not racist, Islam is not a race, there are white Muslims, Asian Muslims, Black Muslims and Oriental Muslims, and we are not targeting your family Anjem – we are targeting YOU, because Britain is sick of you and your hatred!
We are true patriots and good people, we have no wish to intimidate your family – we wish to confront your views and your hatred.
As your little cabal of Muslim extremists, the ‘Islamic Emergency Defence’ (IED) attempt to warn us:
Quoting from IED again, our security and our safety as the British people are valuable commodities and foolish is the one who would jeopardise [sic] them. Wherever your followers of hatred are, we will find you. We are not going to back down, we are not going to retract, we are not going to retreat or surrender.
Britain is waking up, we are putting Britain First – and there is no place for your hatred in our nation, while our appeasing governments and politicians allow it to thrive then it will be us that confronts you.
There will never, ever, be no surrender – the voice of Britain is no longer a whimper but rather the roar of a lion!
SATURDAY, Jan. 18th DEMONSTRATION: The Muslim Brotherhood is NOT welcome in the UK. Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood was founded, shut down their operation, seized their assets, jailed many of their leaders and declared them a terrorist organization. But apparently, Britain is welcoming them with open arms.
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BRITAIN FIRST The Muslim Brotherhood, considered by many nations a terrorist organization, now operate from an address in London! Their hatred has now made a home here, and nobody is doing a thing about it. They consider London a “safe city”! No wonder people across the world dub it Londonistan! Nearly every road to Islamic jihad seems to run through there at one point or another.
The Muslim Brotherhood may be banned as a terrorist organisation in their own countries, but they find a more than welcome host in the form of Londonistan!
British PM David Cameron eagerly met with the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi one year before he was deposed by the military and the Egyptian people
Now they run their operations from above an empty kebab shop at 113 Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2. Why should these Muslim parasites be here and be unopposed? Why is our government allowing a terrorist organization free rein to operate in our country?
We at Britain First will oppose them! We will show them that they are not welcome here. We will never surrender to the Islamic conquest and the liberal appeasers!
Last year, both Christian and Muslim Egyptians gathered outside the Houses of Parliament to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement to which the ousted President Morsi belongs. Demonstrators said they “were strongly opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization”. They carried placards and loudly shouted their support for the Egyptian army with the slogans; “We love our army”, “No more terrorists”, “No more Muslim Brotherhood”.
Join the fightback, wherever Islam spews hate we will counter them, wherever Jihad is preached they will find that the British people are not going to sit back and take it any longer!
Please join our demonstration this Saturday, 18th of January. Assemble at Cricklewood Station, on Cricklewood Lane, NW2 1HL at 2pm. All patriots welcome, please bring British flags.
In the meantime, please copy and paste the following demo blurb and post, along with the image above, on your Facebook page and help spread the word!
DEMONSTRATION! MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD NOT WELCOME IN UK!
The ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ is a fundamentalist, terrorist, jihadist group that has recently been booted out of Egypt for committing genocide against Christians and non-Muslims. They have moved their media office to London, and we want to show them they are NOT welcome here in the UK! Come and stand with us and show the jihadists that they can leave our fair country and go back to their own country and spread death and hatred! Assemble at Cricklewood Station, on Cricklewood Lane, NW2 1HL at 2pm. All sensible patriots welcome, please bring British flags. See you there!
EXCELLENT 10-PART VIDEO SERIES ON MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN AMERICA HERE
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PROJECT Rather than focusing on terrorism as the sole method of group action, as is the case with Al-Qaeda, in perfect postmodern fashion the use of terror falls into a multiplicity of options available to progressively infiltrate, confront, and eventually establish Islamic domination over the West. The following tactics and techniques are among the many recommendations made in The Project:
- Networking and coordinating actions between likeminded Islamist organizations;
- Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;
- Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;
- Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict withshari’a law;
- Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West or provoke a lash back against Muslims;
- Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
- Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
- Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
- Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
- Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
- Balancing international objectives with local flexibility;
- Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
- Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
- Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;
- Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
- Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;
- Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
- Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
- Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”;
- Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
- Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
- Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
- Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
- Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
- Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
- Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world
As the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders who haven’t been jailed by Egypt relocate to a north London suburb, it makes one wonder why the Cameron government is so willing to open its arms to an organization that founded al-Qaeda?
UK Telegraph (h/t Susan K) It is an unlikely setting from which to launch a fightback against Egypt’s new military rulers. But a cramped flat above a disused kebab shop in North London has become the focal point of the Muslim Brotherhood’s effort to regroup after President Mohamed Morsi was forced from office and his movement declared a terrorist organization. (Kebab Shop? KEBAB SHOP? Remember Charlene Downs, the young British girl who was sexually assaulted, murdered, and then chopped up for Kebabs by Muslims? Mother-murdered-girl-kebabs-runs-court-gruesome-testimony)
In Cairo the organization is facing one of the toughest crackdowns in decades: thousands of supporters have been arrested, while organisations linked with the Brotherhood have had their assets confiscated. Mr Morsi, who was Egypt’s first democratically elected president, faces trial for alleged treason, and he has been joined in the country’s notorious jails by the group’s supreme guide and most of its senior leadership.
The handful of senior figures that remain free have fled into exile, and have chosen London as a base from which to rebuild the organization. The London office, in the suburb of Cricklewood, is being run by relatives of two of Mr Morsi’s arrested aides, who were seized along with the former president when troops entered his inner sanctum last July to announce that his time was up.
Muslim Brotherhood offices in North London
One of the relatives, who asked to remain anonymous, said they viewed London as a “safe city” and “the capital of a free democracy that values human rights and social justice”. Another said: “We look forward to seeing those values brought back into Egypt once our democracy is restored and our freedom from dictatorship and repression won.”
On Wednesday, Egyptians will be asked to take part in a referendum to endorse a new constitution that will entrench the military’s powers and enable it to continue to curb the Brotherhood for the foreseeable future. Campaigning against the constitution has been forbidden, and it is almost certain to be approved.
But Ibrahim Mounir, a leading figure in the organisation’s international wing, who is also based at its London office, issued a defiant warning to the regime that it would not last. “All military coups must come to an end,” he said, speaking exclusively to The Telegraph.
In Cairo, the Brotherhood’s ability to function is in tatters, with more than 1,000 of its supporters killed during confrontations with Egypt’ security services since July.
Egypt’s government accuses the Brotherhood of turning to violence after Mr Morsi’s fall, and formally designated it a terrorist organisation on Christmas Day. For its part, the Brotherhood says it is committed to peaceful protest, and there is scant evidence linking it with militant groups that have repeatedly targeted security forces since July.
At his London office, Mr Mounir admitted that the Brotherhood’s Egyptian operations had been severely hampered, but said it was little different to the group’s life under previous Egyptian strongmen, such as Hosni Mubarak and Gamal Abdel Nasser. “We have been used to this [repression] for the 60 years, and we can still function, albeit in a different way to before,” he said.
Referring to calls from fellow Brotherhood supporters for the last year’s coup leader, General Abdel Fattah el Sisi, to face the death penalty, he said: “It is our objective that the coup leaders are held accountable for their atrocities. The law has to be allowed to work to bring the state back to full capacity.”
Although Mr Mounir insists that the Brotherhood’s highest orders still come from Egypt, the London office is now the key hub where members can meet and make strategy in relative safety. Its communiqués exhort the wider world to recognise the democratic legitimacy of Morsi’s presidency and the illegality of his removal.
Now defunct Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Egypt
In December the flat was used for a strategy meeting involving a roster of senior members from the organisation’s international wing, which represents affiliate movements in other countries. Gomaa Amin, another deputy leader, is understood to be coordinating the movement’s efforts from London, and has been joined by other high ranking figures since July. The other two deputy leaders are in prison in Cairo.
The relocation of the Brotherhood to a London suburb thousands of miles from Cairo shows its dramatic rise and fall since the Arab Spring uprising that ousted Mr Mubarak in early 2011. Just 18 months ago, having come to power after the freest vote in Egyptian history, the movement was seen as having the potential to offer a new model of governance to the region. But Mr Morsi’s disastrous year in office yielded few positive changes. Support ebbed away after he failed to meet high expectations raised by the 2011 uprising, and after he forced through a constitution that seemed even less liberal than its predecessor.
“Morsi tried to expel everyone with a history with Mubarak, and everyone with a history of corruption,” Mr Mounir said. “But the corrupted elites were threatened by what he was doing, so they moved against him.”
Meanwhile, the Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party, has employed a London-based team of internationally renowned lawyers to build a case against Egypt’s military-backed authorities. The team includes Michael Mansfield, who represented the family of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager murdered in London.