I don’t know how you found that, but sadly it’s so FULL of truth that isn’t even remotely understood by the “west.” Even more sad is the fact that almost no one will take the time to really read, particularly if it ever turned up in the mainstream media (and it will not). It’s “too long,” “too hard to understand,” and is “best left for the professionals to figure out.”
Ah yes … the professionals. Well return to them at the bottom. First from the article we get the following spot-on assessment:
“Western audiences remain to this day misinformed about Arabs and Muslims.” Bingo! The winner of the entirely hidden but correct assessment of the year award.
But the article goes further:
This politically correct approach even infected U.S. intelligence services. In February 2011, just when the Obama administration was making crucial (and misguided) decisions on how to deal with the Egyptian crisis, James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, testified with the following astonishing assessment to Congress (which he quickly walked back):
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.
It is hard to catalogue the misconceptions involved in this astonishingly foolish statement.
One cannot safely underestimate the degree to which those people will lie, maintain the lie, and not even remotely be concerned about the collateral damage to innocent people as a result of their lies. I am a first hand witness to it on multiple occasions, and to a highly significant personal degree. It has to be experienced, and then EXPLAINED to be understood. But it is a rare individual from those cultures that would be willing to explain it to a non-Moslem. So in the meantime, even our very top policy “experts” at the Middle East desk in the State Department, Pentagon, wherever, are so woefully unprepared to deal with these people.
Yes – the article deserves multiple reads.