Top Menu

Salon.com: Muslim Brotherhood ads hit Obama

The conspiracy theory that the Right won’t let die becomes an advertisement. (h/t: CriticalDragon):

Muslim Brotherhood ads hit Obama

BY  (Salon.com)

Tired of political ads about jobs and the economy and the deficit? The conservative group Let Freedom Ring will break that monotony with a new spot straight out of the Michele Bachmann school of Muslim scaremongering. The new online ad, part of a $7 million campaign targeting swing states, seeks to “expose” President Obama’s “cozy ties with the Muslim Brotherhood,” according to a press release.

The ad features ominous music behind scenes of scary brown people rallying with Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood party. Another image shows an Islamic crossed-swords seal superimposed on the White House. The female narrator, sounding genuinely hurt and confused, asks Obama, “You invited the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House? Legitimizing a group that wants to undermine America and destroy Israel?”

Indeed, a Muslim Brotherhood delegation was invited to the White House after the party won Egyptian’s elections in the country’s first democratic elections. The ad does not mention Obamadistancing himself from the Muslim Brotherhood-led country last week in a minor diplomatic flub that was closer to the hawkish views of the ad’s creators than the apologetic ones it claims Obama holds. “You sent them 1.5 billion of our taxpayer dollars? Why, Mr. President, why?” the narrator continues. The U.S does send billions of dollars in military aid to Egypt, but the practice started under former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

The ad neatly picks up on Mitt Romney’s aborted narrative of the attacks last week on U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Middle East. “After our embassies were stormed, President Obama’s administration offered apologies while the Muslim Brotherhood stood by as we were attacked,” Let Freedom Ring president Colin Hanna said in a statement. “Instead of confronting our enemies such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama kowtows to them. We must shine a light on his record that ultimately weakens our image abroad and emboldens our most dangerous enemies.”

CONTINUE READING

, , , ,

  • Mohammed Al-Arabi

    I think it was since Saadat’s time, and not Mubarak’s, that the money has been coming in. It was, if Im not mistaken, part of the 1978 peace arrangement afterall.

  • Anon

    @chowching

    Synagogue, maybe. But the world’s largest mall? I doubt it. Dubai doesn’t like to be outdone :p

  • chowching

    The world’s largest Synagogue and mall can be built in Cairo, it would welcome millions of Jews to pray and shop. Egypt again would house a Jewish population, the Koran and Old Testament will become one book.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold CriticalDragon1177

    @Emperor

    Unfortunately like Alex Seitz-Wald said, we’ll probably never find out who was behind this add. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these guys had something to do with the production and financing of this ad.

    The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle
    http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2011/summer/the-anti-muslim-inner-circle

  • mjasghar

    lol how about asking Republicans about why their previous leaders sent billlions of dollars to Saddam Hussein?

  • mindy1

    Ugh, I am so sick of politics-it’s so frustrating. DX

Powered by Loon Watchers