Leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for Jihad against Israel

Mohammed Badei (photo credit: screen capture/France24/Youtube)

Mohammed Badei slams peace treaty as ‘game of grand deception’

November 22, 2012, 3:56 pm                                       

AIRO (AP) — The top leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood denounced peace efforts with Israel and urged holy war to liberate Palestinian territories on Thursday — one day after the country’s president, who hails from the movement, mediated a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians to end eight days of fierce fighting.

“The enemy knows nothing but the language of force,” said Mohammed Badei. “Be aware of the game of grand deception with which they depict peace accords,” he said in a statement carried on the group’s website and emailed to reporters.

His statement was a sharp deviation from the role played by President Mohammed Morsi in the last week. Egypt’s role in brokering the deal has been hailed by US officials.

The Brotherhood sometimes delivers conflicting messages, depending on its audience. There are also ideological and generational divisions within the movement, with older leaders like Badie often seen as more conservative.

The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t recognize Israel and — at least officially — its members refuse to hold direct talks with Israeli officials. But Morsi has said that he will abide by the terms of Egypt’s 1979 treaty with Israel, and many members say they are in little hurry to enter into armed conflict with the Jewish state.

Badei declared that “jihad is obligatory” for Muslims. But he also said that taking up arms would be the “last stage,” only after Muslims achieved unity. “The use of force and arms while the group is fragmented and disconnected, unorganized, weak in conviction, with faint faith — this will be destined for death.”

In the meantime, he called on Muslims to “back your brothers in Palestine. Supply them with what they need, seek victory for them in all international arenas.” Badei’s title — General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood — also implies a leadership role in the Islamist group’s sister movements across the world.

Under the deal, Gaza’s ruling Hamas is to stop rocket fire into Israel while Israel is to cease attacks and allow the opening of the strip’s long-blockaded borders.

The Hamas-Israel fighting was the first major international test for Morsi, who was caught between either supporting Hamas, one of the Egyptian Brotherhood’s sister movements, and Cairo’s regional and international commitments. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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2 replies

  1. Amen. A fellow blogger brought to my attention the other day the verse about When they cry peace and safety, sudden destruction comes! Interestingly enough, I saw a headline that said peace and safety..could this end up being the fulfillment of this scripture? God bless you.

  2. This is a prime example of the threats that Israel faces every single day by these radical Islamist! I am sick of people saying that Israel “started” this war. They have defended their nation for years and yet the evil against them keeps escalating. These radical leaders are not just trying to take down Israel, they want to also destroy America! We see on the news all the time how they chant “Death to America!”. Israel is our only ally in the middle east. We need to stand with her. To those who know Scripture, we understand that these battles will not stop but instead as the Tribulation begins, there will be a false peace made. In the end, God will save his remnant Jews.

"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 God's call to the world! Are you ready?

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