While condemning the terrorist attacks in India, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood took the opportunity to raise the Palestinian issue. A statement on the Egyptian Brotherhood website said:
The MB strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in India, which killed and injured hundreds of innocent civilians. These despicable acts of terror are an attack on humanity in general, not against people from certain nationalities or civilization. We hope that perpetrators of these heinous crimes be brought to justice to receive the ultimate punishment for their crimes.We must also take this opportunity to remind the world of the suffering of the Palestinian people who are the victims of daily terror committed by Israel and sanctioned by the free world, by imposing inhumane siege against millions of civilians, including women and children. We offer our condolences to the victims’ families, and our prayers for world peace and stability
As previous posts have discussed, condemnations of terrorism by global Muslim Brotherhood groups frequently introject other issues such as “Islamaphobia” into the statements. At other times, terrorist actions have been the occasion for Brotherhood groups to posit various conspiracy theories, usually involving Jews and/or Israelis. On this occasion and at the same time it was condemning the attacks, the Egyptian Brotherhood site was carrying an article by a correspondent, purporting to be on the scene, which reported that the Mossad (the Israeli intelligence agency) was both attacking the city as well as being behind the attacks. According to the report:
And the first casualty in the terrorist attack was Karkare! [Indian antiterror head] He is dead–gone–the firing by terrorists began from Nariman House–which is the only building in Mumbai inhabited by Jews. Some Hindu Gujaratis of the Nariman area spoke live on several TV channels–they openly said that the firing by terrorists began from Nariman house. And that for two years suspicious activities were going on in this house. But no one took notice. Our worst fears have come true. It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries. It is not possible for one single organization to plan and execute such a sophisticated operation. It is clear that this operation was backed by communal forces from within the Indian State. The Home Minister Shivraj Patil should resign. The RSS-BJP-VHP-Bajrang Dal should be banned. Advani and others ought to be arrested. Today is a day of shame for all Indians and all Hindus. Muslims and secular Hindus have been proven right. RSS type forces and Israel are all involved in not only destabilizing but finishing India. India should immediately snap all relations with Israel. We owe this much to Karkare and the brave ATS men who had shown the courage to arrest Praggya Singh, Raj Kumar Purohit, the army officer and several others. A photograph published in Urdu Times, Mumbai, clearly shows that Mossad and ex-Mossad men came to India and met Sadhus and other pro-Hindutva elements recently. A conspiracy was clearly hatched.
Amaresh Misra , the author of the report, is described elsewhere as an Indian historian and author.
Antisemitic conspiracy theories are rampant throughout the Arab and Muslim world and numerous posts have detailed examples of the role of the global Muslim Brotherhood in such antisemitism. For example despite frequent denials of anti-Semitism, global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi has made statements which appear to question the Holocaust and chaired a Muslim Brotherhood theological body that used the notorious anti-Semitic forgery the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in its deliberations. He recently blamed “Zionism” for the Danish Cartoon crisis and suggested that the number of Holocaust victims has been exaggerated. In March, he said on Al Jazeera TV that the “idea of annihilation and extermination came from the Torah.” He is often seen in the company of rabbis from a group known as Netuei Karta (Neturei Karta), a group of Jewish rabbis whose dream is “dismantling the state of Israel” and who have have attended a Holocaust denial conference in Tehran as well as praising Iranian President Ahmadinejad after calling for the destruction of Israel.
It should also be noted that as reported in an earlier post, In May of this year, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Mahdi Akef expressed his view of Osama Bin Laden as a mujahidin (one engaged in Jihad) and said he supported Al Qaida’s activities when it targed “the occupation.”