Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mourned Bin Laden's Death

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    International - Eric Trager - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Sticks With Bin Laden - The Atlantic

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Sticks With Bin Laden
    By Eric Trager
    May 3 2011, 7:00 AM ET51

    The Islamist political party has made devout moderation a cornerstone of their post-Mubarak strategy, but the group's statement after the death of Osama bin Laden suggests they may not be so moderate

    Most of yesterday's headlines proclaiming the death of Osama bin Laden used epithets like "terror mastermind" or "bastard" to refer to the internationally feared mass murderer. (That latter headline is from the New York Post.) But in its first public statement on the killing of bin Laden, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood used the honorific term "sheikh" to refer to the al-Qaeda leader. It also accused Western governments of linking Islam and terrorism, and defended "resistance" against the U.S. presence in Iraq and Afghanistan as "legitimate."

    The Muslim Brotherhood's response to bin Laden's death may finally end the mythology -- espoused frequently in the U.S. -- that the organization is moderate or, at the very least, could moderate once in power. This is, after all, precisely how Muslim Brothers describe their creed -- "moderate," as opposed to al-Qaeda, which is radical. "Moderate Islam means not using violence, denouncing terrorism, and not working with jihadists," said Muslim Brotherhood youth activist Khaled Hamza, for whom the organization's embrace of "moderate Islam" was the primary reason he joined.
     
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    The Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates are among the greatest mass murderers of Moslems. When we read of Khaled Hamza types, ie: (moderate moslems™), we have to come to the realization that it was (moderate moslems™) who were the primary voting block in Egypt and who put the Death Cultist into the position of president.

    It’s like being on the outside of a prison for the criminally insane and staring through the bars into the gaping maw of madness.
     
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    That is tru,e no one slaughters Muslims like other Muslims. They thumb their noses at it like its nothing new, with is TRUE. But what many don't understand is if this is what they're capable of doing to their own, then how can we expect better treatment towards others?
     

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