Thursday, February 03, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood wants end to Egypt-Israeli peace deal

Received the following news tidbit...
12:46 03/02/2011

Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power, a deputy leader said in an interview with NHK TV.

Rashad al-Bayoumi 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.

The deeply conservative Islamic movement, which wants to move Egypt from secularism and return to the rules of the Quran, failed to win a single seat in the 2010 Egyptian parliamentary election.

The Muslim Brotherhood joined the anti-government protests in Egypt last week. The unrest, seen by many analysts as a major threat to repressive governments in the region, has already claimed the lives of at least 300 people and injured several thousand.

TOKYO, February 3 (RIA Novosti) (Source)
In case you thought al-Bayoumi is a nobody or minor player in the MB, Wikipedia reports:

Cairo University professor Rashad al-Bayumi is one of the heads of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, his appointment pending approval by the Islamist organization's guidance bureau.

He's not a nobody, and it's unfortunate that the majority of the West is treating the MB as a great Democratic hope for Egypt. I guess Bill Clinton thought the same of Yassir Arafat.

If the MB and Egypt breaks the peace treaty, do we get our Mossad-trained shark back?

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Yonatan said...

Fine - No peace, No Sinai. This is lining up nicely to end all future peace negotiations and put the leftists finally out to pasture for good. Back to the "old" rules...

Olah Chadasha said...

That because most Americans couldn't even find Egypt on the map, and you expect them to actually know who the Muslim Brotherhood actually is?

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