The Muslim Brotherhood is best situated to take power in Egypt after Mubarak’s fall, and to impose Islamic law. Thus this story should come as no surprise, except to those learned analysts who are sure that the Egyptian protesters are a gathering of earnest Jeffersonians.
“Islamic militants support Egyptian protesters,” from AP, February 4:
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Islamic militants took to the Internet to call on Muslims to unite behind Egyptian protesters and not to “waste the chance” to topple President Hosni Mubarak and claim power in the North African nation….
“On Friday, huge crowds should emerge from mosques and the Islamists should unite and work together with other parties and leaders of the protests,” said a statement posted on Muslim.Net, a website associated with al-Qaida.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which is officially banned and calls for rule by Islamic law in Egypt, has joined the protesters in calling for Mubarak’s ouster….
“We call upon the Islamists to support the Muslim Brotherhood because it is the most organized group to lead the Islamic movement and to take power,” the statement posted by a commentator on the Muslim.net website said….
One writer called upon the mujahedeen, or holy warriors, to “reap the fruits” of revolutions that will weaken the control of the government and security forces, according to a translation by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist websites.
“Jihadists may then leap on that throne if they work on the ground and create the factors for this, and a benefit of this is the loss of the striking iron fist from the security services of the government and others that is oppressing the jihadi movement,” the posting said….