Our Director of National Intelligence is a national clown

**Posted by Phineas

My God, only a clown could say the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” organization. That person becomes a dangerous clown, however, when he is also the president’s Director of National Intelligence:

At a House Intelligence Committee hearing earlier in the day, Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) questioned Clapper about the threat posed by the group. Clapper replied by suggesting that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.

“The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’…is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” Clapper said. “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera…..In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”

Wow, that is just monumentally ignorant. Question for DNI Clapper: About that overarching agenda, do the words “civilization jihad” sound “secular” to you? Or how about this quote from the writings of one of the Brotherhood’s recent leaders?

“Allah is our goal, the Prophet is our leader, the Quran is our constitution, the Jihad is our way, and the Death for Allah is our most exalted wish.”

Yeah, I’d say that’s largely secular. I’d also say our national security is in great hands with General Clapper, but that would be a lie, too.


LINKS: Brian Fairchild collects many recent “largely secular with no overarching agenda” statements from Brotherhood leaders. Michael Ledeen considers the scary implications of Clapper’s claptrap. Ron Radosh wants Clapper fired, now.

NOTE: Right after I started writing this, Politico updated their article (first link, above) to say Clapper was backing away from his statement, and FOX reports the White House is contradicting him. Sorry, too late. That horse named “Useful Idiot” has already left the barn.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

12 thoughts on “Our Director of National Intelligence is a national clown

  1. I was stunned while watching his testimony. Even if someone else wrote the briefing paper he was using, anyone with even a modest understanding of the power groups in the Middle East would catch themselves before uttering those claims. The fact that he seemed to embellish them, and to agree with the Congresswoman who was so intent on hearing all about the wonderful works of the MB led me to conclude Clapper was believing what he was saying.

    Yeah, we’ve got the “best and the brightest” watching our backs under this administration.

  2. Ah yes, these people will make deals with the devil to get their agenda through. Even if is means trashing our national security.

  3. We are being played for fools! We have been duped again by this administration! Can this Director of National Intelligence really be this stupid, or is he just a pawn in Obama’s dangerous game of “America Sellout”? Enough!

  4. “Monumentally ignorant” isn’t even close, Phineas, mostly because the ignorance, arrogance and outright treason displayed by this administration is beyond all that, so much so that words cannot describe it.

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