February 26, 2008

Saint Cindy of al Jazeera

"Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, who plans to campaign for Nancy Pelosi's House seat, is presently in Egypt protesting military trials in Egypt of members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In an interview with al Jazeera, Sheehan proclaims that the Muslims Brotherhood are "the moderate voice here and they are the ones who are actually working for democracy."

The Brotherhood qualifies as "moderate" as any group that espouses:

  • forming a global caliphate based upon fundamentalist sharia law
  • the forced segregation of men and women
  • second-class citizenship for all non-Muslims
  • supports suicide bombings against civilians
  • actively preaches Holocaust denial

Sheehan is now back doing relatively newsworthy things after a short self-imposed exile, but it now seems that the same mainstream media that once seemed to hang on her every word and tear would rather now treat her as an invisible woman.

I can only surmise that she represents a change they no longer believe in.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 26, 2008 04:43 PM

That Cindy! That'd be just like Bush backing some "moderate" dictator because they were considered the way towards Democracy in a particular country...say Pakistan.

Posted by: Frederick at February 26, 2008 06:28 PM

The real question is "Moderate compared to what?"

Juan Cole explained the moderate credentials of the Egyptian branch of the Brotherhood here ( and also provided a link for further reading about its somewhat schizo behavior here(

Posted by: Luke at February 26, 2008 07:13 PM

I haven't seen this Muslim Brotherhood. Let me go check out what they want to implement.

Yeah, Cindy was the voice of the left (in tandem with Moore), for a lot of years. It took everyone a long time to see that she's off her rocker, but it's too late. She stays.

Posted by: brando at February 26, 2008 07:26 PM

Where on earth does she get the idea that they care a rats patootie about democracy.

Theocracy is as close as they want to hear about of the "cracies". Islamic facisism is all they want.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at February 26, 2008 10:44 PM

They just had a free election in Pakistan, Freddy. Musharrif lost, and is walking away gracefully.

Bush was proved right.

Posted by: Dave P. at February 27, 2008 02:36 AM

Juan Cole is a hack.

Posted by: Dan Irving at February 27, 2008 10:25 AM