RECOMMENDED READING: “Muslim Brotherhood Preaching Israel Destruction After Election”By
The Investigative Project has posted a report titled “Muslim Brotherhood Preaching Israel Destruction After Election” which discusses a speech given by Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie on June 14 win in which Badie preached the destruction of Israel in order to liberate it from “the filth of the Zionists.” The IPT report begins:
IPT News June 27, 2012 ‘Every Muslim will be asked about the Zionists’ usurpation of al-Aqsa Mosque. Why did he not seek to recover it, and wage Jihad in His way? Did he not care about the fatwa of the ulema [scholars] of the Muslims, ‘Jihad of self and money to recover al Aqsa is a duty on every Muslim?” asked Mohamed Badie, General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, in a June 14th speech translated exclusively by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. The speech from the Brotherhood’s Ikhwan Online website is evidence that the group has not moderated its position even an iota, despite assurances to Western audiences. ‘How happy would be the Muslims if all Muslim rulers made the Palestinian cause a pivotal issue, around which Muslims, rulers and the ruled, would line up,’ he stated. According to Badie, they would ally to make ‘the sole goal for all of them the recovery of al Aqsa Mosque, freeing it from the filth of the Zionists, and imposing Muslim rule throughout beloved Palestine.’ ‘The Lord of Glory has threatened these murdering Zionists criminals with a penalty of a kind which operates in this world before the Hereafter, he said, before referencing a Quranic quote calling Jews ‘apes, despised.’ ‘We say to our people and our brothers in Palestine (all of Palestine): Unity, unity, persistence, persistence, reconciliation, reconciliation, and patience, patience. Make your motto and your starting point be in confronting the Zionists,’ he added. Badie also made reference to the role of Hamas-tied convoys, in aiding in the effort to eliminate the Jewish state. ‘Know that there stands by you every sincere Muslim mujahid from all over the world, and all the honorable nationalists. Do not presume that you are alone in the field, but there stands at your side and with you every free honorable noble man who rejects injustice, murder and bloodshed,’ he said, before stating, ‘Not far off are the Freedom flotillas which will come to you from various States, and Miles of Smiles which touched you from all over the world.’ The most recent convoy by Miles of Smiles, which is linked to the U.S. terrorist designated, British organization Interpal, was led by Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood head Hammam Saeed. Hamas’ Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called that convoy ‘the declaration of victory over the siege and the declaration of the enemy’s strategic failure in Gaza.’ The inability of the Muslim Brotherhood to change its rhetoric, leads to questions about how Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Morsi will serve to moderate the Islamist group’s beliefs and behavior. Much has been written about how the election of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate isn’t a threat to U.S. and Israeli interests in the region, or even to Egyptian society. To take just one example, John Kerry, chairman of the Senate foreign Relations Committee, warned against ‘prejudging’ the Muslim Brotherhood as it prepared to take power in Egypt.
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Earlier posts reported on Badie’s past statements that included predicting the end of the United States, asserting a “U.S,/Zionist conspiracy” in the secession of South Sudan, and praising radical Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb.
For a profile of Muhammad Badie, go here.