Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood says “We demand that this regime is overthrown”

And that a “national unity” government be formed, because they know they would dominate any such government. “Muslim Brotherhood demands that Mubarak government goes,” from Reuters, February 3 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):

The Muslim Brotherhood, seen as Egypt’s biggest organised opposition group, said on Thursday that President Hosni Mubarak and his government had to go to avoid a crackdown on protesters if it was allowed stay in power.

“We demand that this regime is overthrown and we demand the formation of a national unity government for all the factions,” the Brotherhood said in a statement broadcast by Al Jazeera. (Reuters)

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  1. says

    “We demand…”

    Of course you do. We have come to expect that. You are only capable of demanding, not negotiating. Our answer is NO! Your move.

  2. says

    In core Islamic texts, Muhammad refers to help from terror, his right to spoils of war, and his mission to all mankind, and says he is the final prophet (which of course means that no one can ever amend his teaching)

    In a canonical hadith collection, Sahih Muslim:

    Book 4, Number 1062:

    Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah [Muhammad] (may peace be upon him) said: I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects: I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): spoils have been made lawful to me: the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; I have been sent to all mankind and the line of prophets is closed with me.

  3. says

    Also …


    The Muslim Brotherhood wants end to Egypt-Israeli peace deal:

    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)

  4. says

    It makes me wonder if those who attacked the protesters were actually jihadist sent by the Muslim Brotherhood in consultation with Obama.