A summary picture of the goals and strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood can be taken from this admission buried deep in the Wikipedia article on this movement:
. . . The general goals and strategic plans of the MB are only found in Arabic documents. One for Europe called "The Project" was found in 2001 in Switzerland [as already linked], another for North America was found in 2005 called the "General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America." [as also already linked] An evaluation of this Memorandum was made for the US-Congress and for the Pentagon. Their influence is fast growing, especially in Europe, but not easy to trace while the active members have to keep their membership secret.
One citation from the document "General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" makes the objectives of the MB clear: "The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process' with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house [i.e. dar ul Harb, the house of war] by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
Main activity-planThe main goals on mid-term as approved by the Executive office and the Shura Council are formulated in a 5-year action plan derived from transcripts:
- reinstatement of the caliphate [unified global civil and military leader of Islam under the mandate of Quran, Surah 9:5 and 29 etc, to subjugate the globe] and reunite the "dar el Islam".
- Strengthening the internal structure
- Administrative discipline
- Recruitment and settlement of the Dawa'a [the Islamic version of missions; literally a call to surrender preparatory to threat of invasion]
- Energizing the organisations work
- Energizing political work fronts (e.g. in civil political organisations)
- Finance and Investment
- Foreign relations
- Reviving Woman's activity
- Political awareness to the members of the Group
- Securing the group (To find out if they are being monitored, and if, how they can get rid of them)
- Dawa'ah (the lecture/speech [i.e. rhetorical and propaganda promotion] of religion [i.e. Islam])
- Media (influencing of and infiltration in the media)
- Taking advantage of human potentials (e.g. infiltration in education, civil organisations)
"We should stop demonizing the Muslim Brotherhood. ...[T]hey have not committed any acts of violence in five decades. They too want change. If we want democracy and freedom, we have to include them instead of marginalizing them."
This group, which forms the largest and best organized opposition movement to the Mubarak regime is the progenitor of Hamas and al Qaida. It seeks Egypt's transformation into an Islamic regime that will stand at the forefront of the global jihad. In recent years, the Muslim Brotherhood has been increasingly drawn into the Iranian nexus along with Hamas. Muslim Brotherhood attorneys represented Hizbullah terrorists arrested in Egypt in 2009 for plotting to conduct spectacular attacks aimed at destroying the regime.
[NB: Ms Glick also makes a connexion that should give us pause: "As IAEA head, Elbaradei shielded Iran's nuclear weapons program from the Security Council. He repeatedly ignored evidence indicating that Iran's nuclear program was a military program rather than a civilian energy program. When the evidence became too glaring to ignore, Elbaradei continued to lobby against significant UN Security Council sanctions or other actions against Iran and obscenely equated Israel's purported nuclear program to Iran's. "]
The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group, is in talks with other anti-government figures to form a national unity government without President Hosni Mubarak, a group official told DPA on Sunday . . . . Gamal Nasser, a spokesman for the Brotherhood, told DPA that his group was in talks with Mohammed ElBaradei - the former UN nuclear watchdog chief - to form a national unity government without the National Democratic Party of Mubarak.
Speaking to CNN later Sunday, ElBaradei said he had a popular and political mandate to negotiate the creation of a national unity government.
"I have been authorized -- mandated -- by the people who organized these demonstrations and many other parties to agree on a national unity government," he told CNN.
"I hope that I should be in touch soon with the army and we need to work together. The army is part of Egypt," the opposition leader added.
"We are anxiously monitoring what is happening in Egypt and in our region," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before his Cabinet's weekly meeting.
"Israel and Egypt have been at peace for more than three decades and our objective is to ensure that these ties be preserved. At this time, we must display responsibility, restraint and utmost prudence."
UPDATE: Links and summary on Muslim Brotherhood added.