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Sunday, February 20, 2011

BBC declares Muslim Brotherhood "moderate." So it must be so.

An unreal whitewash from the BBC:
The Brotherhood runs hospitals, schools, banks, community centres, and facilities for the disabled in cities and towns all over the country.

Down a small residential street in Maadi, a huge suburb in south Cairo, is the Farouk Hospital.

Tucked away behind the mosque it is named after, it offers a full range of procedures, emergency surgery, dentistry, labs, psychiatric care, a pharmacy and a cafe.

Over the last 25 years, the hospital has gradually taken over a six-floor block of flats.

As you move around it you enter and leave what were individual homes, now knocked through into each other and messily rearranged to suit the needs of a general hospital.

The hospital is one of 24 across Egypt belonging to the Islamic Medical Association, an organisation affiliated to and supported by the Muslim Brotherhood.

In the emergency postnatal unit, Farida, one of the nurses, explains the care given to a baby boy born prematurely seven months ago.

"He's off the ventilator now, and is breathing well. He has reached an acceptable birth weight and should go home soon," Farida says.
Nothing about its violent history, nothing about its violent offshoot organizations, nothing about its goal of an Islamic caliphate, nothing about anti-semitism.

But they do run hospitals!

(h/t Yaacov Lozowick tweet)