In a sharp departure from the Muslim Brotherhood government it dislodged. Note also that when Fahmy says “jihad,” he knows that everyone who hears him will understand that he means a hot war. He doesn’t appear concerned that people will think he means getting in his exercise despite his busy schedule, or some of the other preposterous “jihads” that Hamas-linked CAIR recently tried to fool the American people into thinking that the concept was all about.
“Egypt has no intention of waging Syria ‘jihad’: minister,” from Reuters, July 20:
(Reuters) – Egypt has no intention of a waging a holy war against Syria, but still supports the Syrian peoples’ hopes for freedom, newly installed foreign minister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday.
The Muslim Brotherhood movement of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi last month joined a call by some Sunni clerics for a jihad against the Syrian government and its Shi’ite allies.
Signaling a different approach, Fahmy told reporters: “There are no intentions for jihad in Syria.”
However, he made clear that Egypt still supported change in Syria, where rebels are battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war that has killed more than 90,000.
“We support the Syrian people and their aspirations for freedom,” Fahmy, a former Egyptian ambassador to the United States, told a news conference.
Mursi, deposed on July 3 and detained by the army, said last month that he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus and backed a no-fly zone over Syria, pitching the most populous Arab state more firmly against Assad.
Fahmy said there was no change to this decision, but that it was under review.