Egypt's Future and the Chameleon Muslim Brotherhood

(Investigative Project on Terrorism) Steven Emerson - The Muslim Brotherhood has been content to lurk in the background throughout the weeklong uprising against Mubarak's government. It has supported the protests and helped organize local vigilante efforts against looting and vandalism. And it has endorsed ElBaradei's campaign, creating concern over how much power and influence the Brotherhood might enjoy under an emerging Egyptian government. The Brotherhood's core fundamentalist attitude could benefit terrorist groups including Hizbullah and Hamas, a group created by the Brotherhood to carry out terrorist violence against Israel. In August, Brotherhood General Guide Mohammed Badie said: "The Zionists, the West and the lackey rulers conspired together. If the Muslim Brotherhood had remained in the field, the Zionist Entity would not have stood nor its flag raised." In a March sermon, the group's leader said: "Throughout history an occupying usurper will only depart through resistance. The people will only obtain their freedom through Jihad. The history of freedom is not written in ink but in blood."

2011-02-01 10:17:10

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