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In Part I, we began a discussion on the not-so-subtle attempts recently by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the "obvious Godfather" and leading imam of the Muslim Brotherhood, of spreading the central ideology of Islamism - the establishment of the Islamic state. His discussions are not on his English site, nor on the Muslim Brotherhood's English site. His most recent columns on July 13th and July 22nd were only in Arabic. In the last column, I reviewed a few of the most salient points he mentions in his Arabic diatribe concerning the Islamic state in his first column of July 13thentitled, "the Islamic State is a civil state which derives its authority from Islam." This column will review and critique the subsequent piece in Arabic on July 22, 2008 entitled, "the Islamic State is in line with the essence of democracy." Oddly, if that publication wasn't enough, he renamed the piece "the Ultimate Democracy" and republished essentially the same column this week on August 19, 2008 – just with a different title; basically verbatim but shorter. Either he and his staff are growing exceedingly lazy by recycling the same diatribes on the Islamic state, or Qaradawi is using the oldest of brainwashing techniques upon his readers - the incessant repetition of central tenets of ideology. Let's look at the ideas in his recycled piece.


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