The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) is stepping up its social media outreach. Adding to its plethora of websites is the recent launch of a new wiki, Youtube and Facebook accounts, and use of the microblogging platform Twitter to spread their ideology.
The media-savvy Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) have launched a new website–a wiki, an online encyclopedia pages where interested individuals can register, create and edit content. The wiki documents Ikhwan history from the Brotherhood’s perspective.
Unlike less pragmatic Islamic groups, the Brotherhood has a history of engaging with and using the media since the group’s formation under Hassan el-Banna in 1928, whether this be through talking to the press or producing their own publications.
The Brotherhood uses its own website as a news portal featuring the group’s latest news, publishing their press releases and announcements as well as op-eds by some of the group’s most prominent personalities.
The wiki, which is still in its early stages with a little over 1700 accessible articles, provides the Ikhwan perspective of their own history and events in which they were involved or believe to be closely tied to their Islamic or political cause–a mini Ikhwan library for those who don’t have access to the Brotherhood’s literature or to writings by their thinkers that are available in some Islamic bookstores.
The obligatory ‘read it all’ applies. In conjunction with the wiki, a sparsely used Twitter account announces the wiki and a Facebook account. Additional research indicates there are at least two Facebook campaigns and a yet to be utilized Youtube account (links below).
Egyptian Activists have launched a campaign on the electronic Facebook website calling for solidarity with the recently arrested members of the MB who were arrested last Thursday from the Beheira governor
The campaign has posted photos and videos of the detainees. The page has detailed information describing arrests stressing that the measures practiced confirmed the evident collapse of the regimes stability
Activists called for the public to unite and condemn the attacks on some of the community’s finest men describing the actions as deplorable crimes and violations against citizens
The site links: (below the fold)
Why is this important? Recall the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goal in North America, being implemented by its U.S. entities:
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 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. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.