It is indeed noteworthy how many blatant Muslim Brotherhood apologists there are who masquerade as journalists. One such example is Josh Rogin, who writes for the Daily Beast and Foreign Policy. Rogin was on the participant list of a Muslim Brotherhood conference in Qatar this past June, which may help to explain why he’s bemoaning the current hard times the Muslim Brotherhood has fallen on in Egypt.
There are several reasons to root for the Egyptian military against the Muslim Brotherhood. Just today, Mohammed al-Zawahiri, the younger brother of Al-Qaeda’s number one – Ayman al-Zawahiri – was arrested by Egypt’s military. Yet, folks like Rogin seem disinterested in this huge win for America. Mohammed was behind the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on 9/11/12 and is a prominent figure in Ansar Al-Sharia Egypt, which, probable cause suggests, was behind the attacks in Benghazi. Mohammed has also called for the release of Omar Abdel Rahman (the “Blind Sheikh”), who was convicted for his role in the first World Trade Center attack.
Another reason to root for Egypt’s security forces is that people like Rogin begin to cry in their beer. When they do this, they prove their bias while pretending to be objective; it is one of the most despicable traits of liberalism. Walter Cronkite set the tone for the modern media only to proclaim later to be glad to sit at the right hand of satan.
In an article entitled, “How Obama Lost His Influence in Egypt” that appeared in the Daily Beast, Rogin writes:
The Obama administration seems powerless in its effort to persuade the Egyptian military to halt the violence against civilians that has resulted in hundreds of deaths this week. The crisis lays bare the diminished U.S. influence on the Egyptian military compared to only two years ago.
In 2011, President Obama and the Egyptian military appeared to be on the same page. In response to calls not to fire on demonstrators against Hosni Mubarak, the military actually protected the protesters and Obama was able to help usher in the Arab Spring by urging the Egyptian strongman to step down. In 2013, Egypt’s military has ignored every recommendation from the White House and the administration is either unwilling or unable to use what little leverage America has left to pressure Egypt’s interim government to abide by U.S. and international requests.
Note the implication Mubarak was a “strongman” but the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mursi wasn’t. As for the “violence against civilians”, that can be laid right at the feet of the Brotherhood too. Yet, like a child who can’t stand to be told no, Rogin bemoans Obama’s inability to get the Egyptian military to back down; he does all of this while attempting to lead the reader to believe he’s not supporting either side.
He supports the Brotherhood.
Rogin also points out that Turkey and Qatar have decided to come to the defense of the Muslim Brotherhood. That Qatar would support the Brotherhood is interesting because in June of this year, the U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) was held in Doha, Qatar. It was a who’s who of Muslim Brotherhood members, supporters, and apologists.
Rogin was on the participant list.
Here is Rogin appearing on MSNBC to talk about the aforementioned article (h/t WFB):