Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power.
Rashad al-Bayoumi appeared on an Egyptian TV station Thursday and said the peace treaty with Israel will be abolished after a provisional government is formed by the movement and other Egypt’s opposition parties.
“After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel,” al-Bayoumi said.
Egypt was the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel and sign a peace agreement with the Israeli government in 1979. It is also a major mediator of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Muslim Brotherhood has recently come to light amid mass anti-government protests in Egypt. Some media voiced concerns that the banned Islamic movement could eventually take power in the riot-hit Arab country.
Source; Russian Newspaper Ria Novosti
Initial Obama Administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government.
Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets of Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators disdainfully call people like ElBaradei “donkeys of the revolution” (hamir al-thawra) – to be used and then pushed away – a scenario that sees the Muslim Brotherhood exploit ElBaradei in order to hijack the Egyptian revolution at a later stage.
Former Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Akef declared in 2004 his “complete faith that Islam will invade Europe and America.” In 2001, the Muslim Brotherhood’s publication in London, Risalat al-Ikhwan, featured at the top of its cover page the slogan: “Our Mission: World Domination.” This header was changed after 9/11.
The current Supreme Guide, Muhammad Badi’, gave a sermon in September 2010 stating that “the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death, just as the enemies pursue life.”
Source; Think Tank, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
US President Barak Obama has shown himself to be pitifully naïve in relation to the Moslem world in the first two years in office. His naiveté is shared by many on the political Left in the Western World, where I sometimes think there is a competition to see who can be the most militaristically suicidal.
But even amongst looney Leftists, it is undeniable that the Moslem Brotherhood’s intentions are not peaceful, when one of their own senior leaders plainly and openly says his organization will tear up the 1978 Camp David Accords if they gain political power in Egypt.
Egypt, as many commentators have said, is the center of gravity in the Arab world. The reason there has not been a large war in the Middle East for the last 40 years is that Egypt decided after the 1973 Yom Kippur War not to start any more fights with the Jewish State, and the other Arab countries know they are too small and weak to take on Israel without Egypt.
Now, the Moslem Brotherhood is about to become the dominant force in Egypt, which will lead to Moslem Brotherhood franchises in other Arab countries becoming emboldened to overthrow their pragmatic/secular governments.
These Islamic fundamentalists will not be deterred from attacking Israel by the military firepower of the Israeli military or the economic power of the United States, which anyway is fading.
We must all be praying for the nation of Israel as well as the Believing church in Egypt and other Arab countries. The Moslem Brotherhood’s rise to political power will be very dangerous for both of them.
And pray for the membership of the Moslem Brotherhood. Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ) died for them too, and the only hope for them, in this world or in the next world, is to come to know His love and saving Grace.
Written by Aaron