Five to eight years of vetting, five tiers of membership

A scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy:

The process of becoming a Muslim Brother is a five to eight year ordeal where potential Muslim Brothers are vetted through five tiers of membership that tests their commitment to the cause and their willingness to take orders. Anyone who has second thoughts about the organization, the ideology, or their willingness to blindly do what they’re told, is out. When the Brotherhood first emerged as the leading organization after the 2011 uprising, a lot of observers thought it would become more moderate when forced to actually govern, but what those analysts overlooked that is that the Brotherhood prevents moderates from becoming members and prevents members from becoming moderates.

The MB and its theoretician were described at length ten years ago, in the NYT of all places. You have to live in fantasyland to think that the people who torch churches and orphanages are going to be friends of the US. Yet that’s where many top government officials seem to live. Bi-partisan folly of the highest order.

2 Responses to “Five to eight years of vetting, five tiers of membership”

  1. Bosun Says:

    It seems to me that much of the media lives in fantasyland, as well, when it comes to the MB.

  2. thetriguy Says:

    I’d love to see some of these media elites walk down the streets of Cairo yelling out “Yo, Bro” as a way of building their street cred with this lovable group of knuckleheads. Speaking of heads, I wonder how long theirs would stay attached to their shoulders if they did?

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