Egyptian Islamist Vows Global Caliphate in Jerusalem

(Jerusalem Post) Oren Kessler - In a video clip from Egypt's Al-Nas TV released Monday, radical Muslim preacher Safwat Higazi is seen telling thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters at a Cairo soccer stadium, "We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized, God willing, by Dr. Mohamed Mursi" (the movement's presidential candidate), as Mursi and other Brotherhood officials nodded in agreement. "The capital of the caliphate - the capital of the United States of the Arabs - will be Jerusalem," Higazi said, before leading the crowd in chants of "Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem." Mursi responded, "Yes, Jerusalem is our goal. We shall pray in Jerusalem, or die as martyrs on its threshold." Raymond Stock, an American translator and academic who spent two decades in Egypt, said, "This is what the Muslim Brotherhood really stands for: the extermination of Israel - and Jews everywhere - as well as the spread and control of radical Islam over the world."

2012-05-08 00:00:00

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