UK Muslim Brotherhood Leader Says Israel “Puppet Master” In Syria

Anas Al-Tikriti
Anas Al-Tikriti

UK Muslim Brotherhood leader Anas Al-Tikriti has posted comments in his Twitter feed indicating that he believes Israel has conspired to “mud the water” in Syria with Israel’s airstrike on Sunday on a Syrian military complex that was said by Israeli officials was meant to prevent advanced Iranian weapons from reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon. Mr. Al-Tikriti posted today:

Over a year ago, many predicted an Israeli engagement in #Syria in order to mud the waters. The only surprise is that it took this long.

 He then appeared to go to suggest that Syria “target the puppet master”:

Assad regime claims that attacks are proof that rebels controlled by Israel. Why then target the puppets and not the puppet master?

Conspiracy theories involving alleged Israeli manipulation of world events are a staple of the Global Muslim Brotherhood such as this from Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Tariq Ramadan in 2007:

One need not be psychic to have predicted this disaster. For years – from blundered peace processes to deliberate provocations – the Israeli government has tried to cause an inter-Palestinian conflict. The political intelligence, patience and lucidity of the Palestinian actors had helped them avoid the worst. The Palestinians knew they were divided on the ideological ground but they remained united in their resistance towards their oppressors. Holding authority, one without any power, has now become the proverbial carrot and has got the better of their political awareness and their wisdom. I have said it more than once, at the beginning of the political repositioning, as well as before and after the elections: this was a trap and the springs would soon shut the lid on all the Palestinian people. The sad spectacle of these past few days is but a confirmation of a so foreseeable prediction. What a mess!

Anas Al-Tikriti is the son of Osama Al-Tikriti, one of the leaders of the Iraqi Islamic Party representing the Muslim Brotherhood in that country. In addition to his role at Cordoba, Al-Tikriti is one of the leaders of the British Muslim Initiative (BMI), part of the UK Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) had for many years been the most active organization in the U.K Muslim Brotherhood but many of the leaders of the MAB left in 2007 to form the BMI. According to an Israeli think-tank report, the breakup appeared to be the result of a conflict between traditionalists in the MAB who were unhappy with the high level of involvement in U.K left-wing politics while those who who formed the BMI wished such activity to continue.

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