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Sunday, January 01, 2012

In case you had any doubts

In case you have any doubts, the Muslim Brotherhood's second in command has announced that his organization - which is currently the largest party in Egypt's elections - will not recognize Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.
The Muslim Brotherhood "did not sign the peace accords," Rashad al-Bayoumi told the London-based newspaper. "We are allowed to ask the people or the elected parliament to express their opinion on the treaty, and (to find out) whether it compromised the people's freedom and sovereignty.

"We will take the proper legal steps in dealing with the peace deal," he added. "To me, it isn't binding at all. The people will express their opinion on the matter."

While the Brotherhood intends to temporarily honor Egypt's international pacts, al-Bayoumi told noted, "each side has the right to reexamine the treaty."


He stressed that under no circumstances will the Brotherhood recognize the State of Israel.

"Is rising to power conditional on recognizing Israel?" al-Bayoumi wondered. "That's out of the question, no matter what the situation is. On no condition will we recognize Israel. It is an enemy entity, an exploiting, criminal occupier."

According to al-Bayoumi, no member of the Muslim Brotherhood will ever meet with Israelis.

"I won't allow myself to sit down with a criminal," he said. "We won't cooperate with Israel in any situation."

The final stage in the elections is scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
So if each side has the right to reexamine the treaty, does that mean that Israel has the right to decide that it wants to go back to where we were in November 1977 and take the Sinai back? Of course not. That means that saying that each side can reexamine the treaty is a bit disingenuous.

And by the way, aren't these the same people that the Obama administration told us were 'secular' and 'moderate'?

What could go wrong?

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At 6:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

They are extreme and rabidly anti-Israel.

The only people surprised at views like this are people who had illusions about the Muslim Brotherhood's true nature.

But I don't expect them to wake up and recognize reality. After all, its nor important what Arab leaders say in Arabic to their own people.

And the capacity of human nature to avoid disturbing situations is an infinite one.

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl, is that you in the MB graphic, perhaps taken from an old Yeshiva days Purim pic?



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