The leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood joins both the Sudanese Brotherhood and Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi in claiming that the secession of South Sudan is a “U.S/Zionist scheme.” According to an article posted on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood website:
Dr. Mohammed Badie, Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), affirmed that the unity of the Arab/Islamic nation has become the first bulwark against US-Zionist schemes afoot to divide Sudan, and the rest of the Arab world. In his weekly message entitled: “The fragmentation of Sudan and the Nation’s unity,” he stressed that “the Islamic nation has lost hope in their leaders, who willingly or unwillingly succumbed to US-Zionist schemes, and followed their footsteps. People have lost their glory and dignity and felt offended when rulers voluntarily gave up their control to their enemy. The MB chairman added: “People are the cornerstone in the edifice of the state, and their youth are loyal soldiers at times of woes and wars, despite desperate attempts to obliterate their identity, and prevent them from performing their assigned role, while putting a siege to their ideas and preventing them from expressing their will freely.” “Signing the Arab joint defence agreement is now binding to guarantee the safety of the Arabs, enhance security and deter or defeat aggression,” he explained, noting that the Convention is ineffective because the common defence and protection of the homeland from external threats are not in the priorities of the autocratic Arab regimes, whose top priorities are to retain their power and position, use violence against their own people and maintain so-called stability.” “The Arab armies have become lion’s cages that cannot find an enemy to fight because he does not know the identity of his real enemy and the Arabs are not against the Zionists and the United States, and there is no political will to revive the joint Arab defence agreement. Accordingly, we do not hear about a meeting of Arab defence ministers since it was signed, while meetings of the Arab information and interior ministers are periodically repeated as they convene to oppress the innocent.” The techniques of deception, forgery, fraud and deceit are widely practiced and are still practiced by Arab regimes and this has been exposed. People take steps toward regaining their usurped rights, pride and dignity. Desperate defence of land in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine proves that the Arab/Islamic peoples are awakening and people’s will is stronger than all the plots hatched against them. Free people are defending their dignity, willing to live a decent life, and insisting on regaining their rights and their freedom.
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.