MIDEAST CRISIS: Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Says Group Not Opposed To Imposition Of Islamic Law In Egypt; Says Israel Peace Treaty Needs Changing


Global media are reporting comments by a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman who says that the Brotherhood does not “rule out” the imposition of Islamic law in Egypt and that the peace treaty with Israel needs to be “amended.” According to an Indian TV report:

Egypt’s most powerful opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, does not rule out the imposition of Sharia Law in the country. Speaking to NDTV’s Noopur Tewari in Paris, a member of the banned group said that the treaty with Israel was unjust and should be changed. The group, deeply involved in political activism, is Egypt’s largest Islamic organisation and is banned in the country. “The Muslim Brotherhood are interested in the government, in the law that protects human dignity, freedom, equal opportunities, that stops corruption, and in favour of development…We are not rallying actively for Sharia Law, but it the majority wants it, then why not?” said Dr Kamal El Helbawy, Member, Muslim Brotherhood. On the issue of Israel, Dr Kamal El Helbawy said that a treaty built of injustice would not stand the test of time, and needed to be amended.”Israelis bring up their children with anti-Arab sentiments…they are training their children to become militants. The treaty with Israel must be changed,” he said.

Another Muslim Brotherhood spokesman in London said earlier that he would like to see the Egyptian people prepare for war with Israel.

In October 2006, the U.S. government prevented Dr. Al-Helbawy from attending an NY conference on the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. An earlier post discussed Helbawy’s statements on the Muslim Brotherhood as an example of deception operations.

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