Political Islam is fraught with coded messaging used to convey intention to Islamic audiences while simultaneously presenting a false face to the West. When you know what signals to look for you are able to fully understand the ideology behind the message.
When Mohammed Morsi rose to power in Egypt his rise was on the back of the Muslim Brotherhood. The “Islamist Spring” brought forth a more radical version of Islamic sentiment – The Muslim Brotherhood, or just “Brotherhood”, is the political branch of various hardline Islamic ideologies.
The foundational ideological block under ISIS, al-Qaeda and Al Nusra, is the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood has its own signature; and when you know what to look for you can identify its appearance.
Islamist activists, and demonstrators hold four fingers in the air to display a hand sign referring to the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, the site of a violent confrontation between Morsi’s followers and the Egyptian army.
Reported deaths from the clash range from hundreds to thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters. In Arabic, “Rabba” means “four” or “the fourth;” hence the Rabaa symbol.
Showing the Rabaa hand signal indicates an ideological following with “the Brotherhood”, in the extremist vein of Mohamed Morsi. Unless you follow the intricacies of the extremist views held by pro-Morsi demonstrators, the four fingers mean nothing to you. The word “Rabaa” itself is foreign to Westerners, and the hand sign has no pre-existing connotations.
The use of the Rabaa means the Brotherhood cares about building political support in their own region – and has written off Western political opinion as less important.
Moments ago – Today in Turkey, President Recep Erdogan took to the stage to deliver a speech against the failed Coup. At 16:30 in the video below notice the hand signal (screen grab below video):
For Western observers, the Rabaa teaches an important lesson: As unrest continues across the Middle East, we should be aware not only of verbal rhetoric, often fraught with intentional deception, but also of the use of gestures.
By flashing four fingers the supporters of The Muslim Brotherhood are signaling their rejection of an international movement and their embrace of a singular, less tolerant, more extremist and more hard-line Islamist agenda.
CTH presents these empirical outlines so that people can see through the false prism of liberal media claims. The deception is not only from the politicians who are promoting their own ideology, but also from sympathetic liberal (globalist) media entities who are not being honest about the intents and purposes behind international events.
♦ Another example of the skewed manipulation of media stems from the failed coup itself. Turkey has two state run, state controlled, political media outlets. However, when Erdogan needed to communicate with his Islamist followers, he turned to CNN-Turkey (Screen grab below). It was this specific broadcast that saved Erdogan from the coup.
CNN as an international media enterprise is part of the U.S. State department political agenda. We have outlined this in several prior articles noting each time when the State Department, as a political interventionist ideological enterprise, is noticed using Ted Turner’s media construct to advance a specific cause.
CNN transparently supports Erdogan, along with other baseline Islamic entities, and the larger objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood.
♦ During the Sept 11th 2012 uprising against the U.S. in Cairo Egypt was underway, Nick Robertson was live broadcasting the purpose and intention of the demonstrators. Their goal of the Brotherhood was to demand the release of the Blind Sheik (screen grab left).
However, the protests led to the U.S. Embassy being overrun by Islamists.
Hillary Clinton and the state department needed to draw attention away from the visibility of their failure. The Nick Robertson CNNi report was never shown again on any broadcast. This, along with the simultaneous attack in Benghazi later that night, set the stage for Hillary to claim the protest was spawned by an innocuous You Tube video.
♦ When Iran arrested Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian it was not because Rezaian had written anything the Iranian regime was concerned about; it was entirely because Iran sees CNN as the hidden and corrupt media entity used by the U.S. State Department.
Rezaian had just given an interview to Anthony Bourdain about Iran (see above).
♦ Former CNN Producer/Journalist Amber Lyon previously blew the whistle on the State Department and CNN working together when her reporting about Bahrain was removed and refused airtime because Bahrain -via the State Department- was paying for control.
So when you go full circle and see Recep Erdogan today presenting an Islamist signal, the intelligent viewer will notice how no-one in the media is explaining -honestly- what this indicates.
However, if you reference the ideology of Christianne Amanpour, another key CNN figurehead, you’ll understand why:
Ms. Amanpour standing in her apartment with a painting of the Twin Towers attack on 9/11 titled “Day of Jubilation“:
Favorite Item in the Apartment: A massive painting that I got in Iran, a few years ago, by Farideh Lashai, a friend who is also Iran’s pre-eminent abstract-expressionist painter. It gives me joy every time I walk in my door. (link)
Yep, those would be: things that make other things make sense...