Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Demands Punishment For Anybody Who Warned Israel About Eilat Attacks


Jordanian media is reporting that leader of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing has demanded punishment for those in Jordan who may have warned Israel about the recent Eilat attacks. According to a MEMRI translation of a Assabeel report:

Hamza Mansour, secretary-general of the Islamic Action Front, the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, condemned the warning Jordan had sent Israel of the attacks in Eilat. He claimed that this was “opprobrious security cooperation with the enemy, which constitutes a danger to Jordan, Palestine, and the Arab and Islamic ummah,” and demanded that the government penalize those responsible for passing on the warning and oust them from the security and diplomatic service.

Source:, August 20-21, 2011″

The Islamic Action Front (IAF) is generally considered to be the political wing of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood. Tone of the important leaders of the IAF is Ishaq Farhan, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin and one of the three founders of the IAF. He is also a former education minister and senator. Mr. Farhan is listed as a director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), founded in the U.S. in 1980 by important members of the Global Muslim Brotherhood who wished to promote the “Islamization of Knowledge.” IIIT was associated with the now defunct SAAR Foundation, a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia that was raided by the Federal government in March 2002 in connection with the financing of terrorism. In 2000, Mr. Farhan was denied entry to the U.S. after having had his visa revoked in the prior year without informing him. The New York Times reported at that time that unidentified American diplomats called Mr. Farhan a “moderating force” and that he “as kept a distance from the vociferous opposition to peaceful relations with Israel.” However, in 2003 a media report said that the IAF had “declared a jihad in favor of Iraq and Palestine if the US attacks Iraq.”

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