MEMRI has translated a sermon given by Muhammad Badie, the leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, in which he predicts the end of the United States. According to the MEMRI translation:
“The Soviet Union fell dramatically, but the factors that will lead to the collapse of the U.S. are much more powerful than those that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire – for a nation that does not champion moral and human values cannot lead humanity, and its wealth will not avail it once Allah has had His say, as happened with [powerful]nations in the past. The U.S. is now experiencing the beginning of its end, and is heading towards its demise.
Mr. Badie also says in the sermon that “Resistance is the only solution against the Zio-American arrogance and tyranny, and all we need is for the Arab and Muslim peoples to stand behind it and support it.”
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood can be considered to be the “mother” organization of what is referred to in these pages as the Global Muslim Brotherhood which developed as Muslim Brothers fleeing Egypt settled in Europe and the United States, as well as other places, throughout the years. The global network has since eclipsed the Egyptian organization as evidenced by global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi’s decision to turn down the leadership of the Egyptian organization when it was offered to him in 2004.
Previous posts have discussed the relationship between Mr. Badie, who became the Supreme Guide in January, and Sayyid Qutb, one of the most important and most radical ideologues in the history of the Muslim Brotherhood.