ANALYSIS: U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leader Shows Two Faces


A recent post has discussed Dr. Salah Sultan, a less well known figure in the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network who is a current or past member in a wide variety of important Brotherhood organizations in the U.S and Europe. Dr. Sultan has made a number of statements that illustrate how Brotherhood figures have spoken to Islamic and Arabic-speaking audiences differently than to Western audiences. For example, in 1999 Dr. Sultan addressed the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), a Hamas support organization featured prominently in the current Holy Land terrorism financing trial, where he was reported to have said in Arabic:

What does “the Cause” mean to you? And what does it mean to your children?.. How much do they know about these tragedies? Did we mention to them that the Children of Zion over there cut open the wombs of mothers. As Khalid M Khalid mentioned in 1992 when he visited Shamir and saw on his desk a strange ashtray. He asked him, “What strange ashtray is this?” Shamir told him that this was the skull of an embryo. The skull of an embryo? An Israeli soldier opened the womb of a Palestinian mother, took out the embryo, cut off his head, and gave it to him as a present. He gave it to him as a present! This is the method of the Jews. Killing a Muslim or any other non-Jew does not matter to them. Because their motto is, “The gentiles mean nothing to us.” This is what the text of the Talmud says: “If you come across a non-Jew kill him!”

In May 2006, Dr. Sultan appeared on the Saudi Al-Risala TV channel where he made the following remarks about 911:

This scenario… I still believe to this day… This scenario still baffles me. I share the view of many Americans, French, and Europeans, who say that 9/11 could not have been carried out entirely from outside [the U.S.]– by Muslims or others. The confessions by some people could have been edited. But even if they were not edited, I believe that these people were used in a marginal role. The entire thing was of a large scale and was planned within the U.S., in order to enable the U.S. to control and terrorize the entire world, and to get American society to agree to the war declared on terrorism – the definition of which has not yet been determined.

No such vitriol is found on Dr. Sultan’s English website for example.

(note: Dr. Sultan’s comments to IAP from Terrorist Hunter by Rita Katz, Harper Collins 2003, p. 147)

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